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NO HEAT DRYER

My dryer stopped heating but will still run.It's an old dryer whirlpool model LFE 5701.I flipped the breaker. removed the back cleaned out all lint- not any more lint then you would expect.I noticed the heating element, so with back off i reconnected the power and checked for a glow since I do not have a ohm meter.There was no glow so I assume it is the element itself? Is there anything else that can cause the element not to glow that I need to check for?

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    The dryer turns on and tumbles, but no heat is evident

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Alot of dryers have temp overload fuse

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