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Just replaces heating element in GE dryer. Dried one load but does not work, now. Light works, so it has power. Suggestions?

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I would check the thermal fuse or thermostat. If the thermal fuse is blown check for obstructions in your vent then replace. For a video on testing these components go to www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html scroll down to troubleshooting an electric dryer.

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Check the high limit switch in the casing of the heating element itself. The high limit switch is a safety switch to prevent the heating coils from over heating past a set temp. point preventing a fire. This switch may have burnt out as soon as you replaced the coil
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