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Whirlpool dryer blowing circuit everytime i plug it in

I have a whirlpool dryer electric front loader the number i saw on the back is 3403658 white. anyway everytime i plug it in and turn it on it blows the circuit, i replaced the plug and checked the outlet then i took the back off the dryer and at the bottom right side there is this thing its round and has two wires connected to it and right where it is hanging , next to this thing that looks like an upright rectangle looking thing, theres a place on it that looks like it burned, its on the bottom of this rectangle thing left side, please help i need to get it running again and need to know if i can fix it or if i just need to replace it. thanks for your time to anyone who can help me again thanks for your time tina

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Sounds like you have a heating element problem it is grounded to the heater housing

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