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Whirlpool Gold Electric Dryer.

I have a with my Whirlpool Gold Electric Dryer. The dryer turns on, drum spins, and I have heat. It just doesn't dry the clothes unless I run it for three 60 min cycles. I disconnected all of the vent duct and turned on the dryer and there is forceful airflow coming from the dryer. The air is hot, but does not burn my hand. Should it be hotter? Like hot enough to burn your hand? I have replaced the dryer hose and two sections of the vent duct leading up and out the roof, so it has no lint build up or clogs anymore. Will I need to replace the the Heating Element? Also, where do I purchase dryer parts at? Does Home Depot or Lowes carry them?

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Hope your sitting down. There is not just heating elements in the dryer there are thermal switches that turn heating elements off & on like your house thermostat clicks off & on. Also there are overheating thermal switches to keep the elements from setting the dryer, clothes on fire. More than likely you overheating thermal switch has tripped, from lent in vent or pinched vent tube or normal failure. Some of these switches can be reset, others replaced. If you can not trouble shoot electrical circuits leave it to repairman. Switch $20.00 to $42.00 Labor service call cheaper to buy cheap new dryer. Could be heating element but most use only one with different inputs for heat. If your getting some heat not likely element.

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