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My Kenmore Elite dryer just quit heating up...is it the heating element or possibly a fuse? The lint trap had qite a bit of lint in it..maybe it just over heated and blew a fuse?

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There is a thermal sensor attached to the housing of the heating element, you can check the thermal sensor by jumpering the two wires to the thermal sensor together, and then run the dryer and see if the heating element is now working, if the dryer is now heating up then replace the thermal sensor.

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