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Have you tried resetting the breaker to the dryer?
Turn off the breaker(fuse box in your house) to the dryer, wait five minutes, then turn the breaker back on to the dryer and let me know if that works.
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Honestly it can be. I have done many service calls where half the breaker is kicked on dryers. The power going to the dryer consists of two seperate 120 volts AC which make the 240 volts required for the heater to run. The electric controls on the dryer only run off 120 which is half the power. It is possible for half the breaker to be kicked.
The dryer control will still work and the 120 volt motor on the dryer will still run. But the 240 volt heater will not heat.
I have seen this enough times, the first thing to do when checking a dryer is check the power going to the dryer. I have told many customers on the phone before I come to their house to do service,"have you checked the breaker?" I get told "Yes". When I get there it's the breaker!
Just the first check you need to do to start narrowing down what the problem might be. I am a service technician. I fix appliances all day at my job. I wouldn't tell you something that I don't believe isn't correct.
Can I get the model number to the dryer also, please.
I apologize, but I do not have a service manual on your dryer.
I will opt out and let another tech help you out with this. Thanks for checking the breaker.
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