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On test procedure terminal one says 10ohms and I get 20

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On test procedure for heater terminal one says 10ohms and I get 20 .terminal 2 10 ohms I get 20 terminal 3 20 ohms I get 40ohms is heater coil bad.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

No, your readings are all correct, your heater is good. If the dryer isn't heating, make sure you're getting 220 volts to the back terminal block on the dryer where the power cord connects to the dryer---not just 110 volts. That means you should have 220 volts between the 2 outside wires.

Now if that checks good and the heater checks good, test the fuses and thermostats around the heater and vent. If any of them have no continuity, replace them. If they all check good then you have a bad control board.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?