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Dryer tumbles but no heat. Replaced Thermal

Dryer tumbles but no heat. Replaced Thermal cutoff, heating coil. fuse and Control Board(had burnt resistor), but still no heat.
What part do I need?
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Howdy: Those are good shotguns. It could be the firing ignitor. Two solenoids control the signal to the element. If thay stick it keeps the element on too long or too shot. Take it down to test at Sears. Good luck - Doug

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