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Electric dryer runs but no heat. How can I tell if it is the thermostat next to the heating element?

Kenmore electric dryer, model #: 110.86873100. Runs, but no heat. No change in operation when fuse is bypassed. Cleaned out lots of dirt and lint from exhaust side. Heating element seems ok from visual assessment (used mirror to look up inside). I'm guessing the thermostat right next to the heating element is bad. How likely is that, and how can I diagnose it? Also, do I need to check the thermal cutoff, and how can I do that?

Thanks!

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by afritz afritz Earned 46,213 community points in Kenmore
July 2nd, 2010
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