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Upper limit problem

I have a whilpool dryer model ler7646jq0I have replaced the upper limit and it worked for several weeks. The upper limit has gone out again. What could be the problem. I have good air flow through the dryer. The blower seems to be working fine. There are no obstructions in the exhaust either.

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Check for shorted heating element ,coil will make contact with heater tank and bypass t-stats.If your limit is a thermal fuse you must change lower tstat as well.

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