How do I find out if the "NO HEAT" problem is the fuse or a burned out heating element?
You will want to access the heater and thermal fuse and do a continuity test on the parts. If there is no continuity then the part is bad and would need to be replaced. If there is continuity then it is good.
If the switch goes bad would it cause the dryer not to put off heat? What could go wrong besides the element?
Answer Hello Meska,
There are several things in the heating circuit that can cause the problem. There will be a thermal cutout, a cycling thermostat, the high limit thermostat, the heating element, the centrifugal switch that is built into the motor, the harness/connections, and the timer/electronic control. For more specific information and part numbers, please include the model number from the units' I.D. tag. This will allow us to look up your specific units' wiring diagram and parts list. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.