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My dryer has stopped heating.  I have checked to dryer vent to make sure it is not blocked.  I have used an Ohm-meter to check the voltage and am getting 240 Volts to the dryer.  Using the Ohm-meter, I then checked the fuse and thermostat to make sure they were not bad.  They do not appear to be bad.  I am able to measure current through both.  I can turn the dryer on and it works, it just does not heat up.  Can you tell me what my problem might be?  Even though the thermostat showed good, could it possibly be stuck which would not allow the dryer to heat up?  I am kind of at a loss.  Please advise?

I did not hear you mention testing the heating element.  Remember...when testing you must remove the wires from either the heating element, thermostats or thermals.  Ohm out the heating element and thermostats again and get me these readings.  If you get continuity or any ohm reading, the unit should heat.  You mentioned reading current through both...current can not normally be measured with a voltage meter simply by stick your probes on the terminals.  You need to put the meter inline with the voltage to read current.  With no heat, there would not be any current in the heating circuit...  Let me know what you find.  

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

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