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The heating element is good but doesn't heat up, I put a meter on the power coming in and both legs of the 220 coming in are good, so is my problem the timer and how do I check?

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2. Depending on whether you have a meter to check continuity, you can check the leads on the heating element to make that the element is not broken. A broken heating element will not heat.

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