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My dryer runs but is not heating up. I am looking at the heating element and it does nt look bad. What else can it be?

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Thermostats or thermal fuse more than likely. Use an ohm meter to check the continuity across t stats and thermal fuses. Get a cheap ohmeter at any hardware for around $12

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