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Whirlpool Dryer Model # LE8500SXW3 will not heat, blower works.

This is an older style whirlpool dryer and it will not heat on any setting. It still blows air, although its cold air. The exhaust vent and pipe are clear of lint as is the lint trap. I would like to know what internal parts may be causing this error in operation (I.e. Thermostat, ect.)

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Heating element would be your problem

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