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Whirlpool Model LE7010XSNO. No Heat After Lint Cleaned Out

After noticing the dryer was taking longer than normal to dry clothes, I performed a thorough cleaning of the dryer exhaust duct pipe and lint screen areas using a vacuum cleaner, and round head brush with appropriate cord to for reach. Lint exhaust duct pipe was indeed filled with lint and was long overdue for a cleaning. Performed the cleaning, reconnected the lint exhaust duct pipe and tested dryer for a few minutes--- everthing appeared normal including heating element working. Noticed outside the house a fair amount of lint "chunks" were blown out and the exhauast air exiting the dryer was good. Did a normal wash, put these clothes in the dryer and no heat--- heating element is not working.

Have read in my internet reasearch of the problem that I could have a faulty thermal cut-off switch or possibly even a faulty element.

Can anyone tell me what to look for from here? Not sure why a routine cleaning of the lint areas would cause the dryer to stop heating--- especiallyl after it worked a few minutes after I completed the cleaning.

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Those are likely possibilities. Also check the wiring for disconnected or burned terminals especially in areas that get hot. The element comes out easily to visually check it for breaks. If that's OK I'd look at the safety thermostat.

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