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Kenmore 110.66712690 66712 ser.#mf3411314 not heating

I have checked the power coming into my dryer as well as the heating element both ok but the dryer only spins wont heat up.
What could the cause be?

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Ck the thermo fuse on the lint duck inside dryer its the white one also ck the thermo fuse on the element housing the one near the back dryer

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