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scanifam  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:13:07 AM(UTC)
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the dryer only partial heats - so takes long time to dry. Vens and trap are clean, and unit gets plenty of air. Wondering if there is a fuse to replace in unit?
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ThatGuy  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:00:28 AM(UTC)
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I would check and make sure the dryer is getting 220 to 240 volts and I would check the heating element.

Sometimes they burn in two and short to the shell. Which means they just get warm.
scanifam  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:22:03 AM(UTC)
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hey thanks -- assuming I use a voltmeter to check 220v (advice on how to? I know, stick the probes in the socket? no danger?) is the heating element easy to spot, visible damage? much thanks - as you can tell I'm no sparky.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:38:29 PM(UTC)
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Video to test voltage. Just be really careful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty4Bu-iwJJM
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:43:56 PM(UTC)
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This video shows testing a element similar to yours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVnvL0OndU
scanifam  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:05:22 PM(UTC)
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great advice -- looks like I've been using the tester right so far. And does the serial# indicate year of manufacture? (#20112000616-..., built in 2011?)
much thanks for the expert advice!
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