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DRSR483GD2WW runs but has no heat. Vent was cloged. removed clog. Looked under dryer to see if ignighter? was working. saw no glow

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It could have overheated already due to a clogged vent and has tripped off the high heat limit switch which once open, will need to be replaced.

please check you wiring diagram for its location, it could be tested with an ordinary vom meter. it should have continuity.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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