Dryer heating element assembly. If the dryer no longer heats then the heating element may have failed, but it is not the most common cause. The most common cause for a dryer to stop heating is a blown thermal fuse.
Thermal fuse with bracket, located on the element housing. The fuse is not resettable and will need to be replaced if blown. If the dryer does not heat, the thermal fuse may be blown.
Dryer thermal fuse (also called the thermal limit). Located on the blower housing. The thermal fuse blows to cut off power to the dryer if the dryer overheats. If the thermal fuse has blown, the dryer won't start. The thermal fuse cannot be reset--if the fuse has blown, it must be replaced.
Dryer Heating element. If the dryer does not heat check for a blown thermal fuse or thermal cut out. Heating elements will often have a break in the coil element if defective.
Dryer thermal fuse on heater housing (non-resettable). The original thermo-protector is riveted to the mounting bracket. You will need to drill out the rivets and replace the new high limit with self-tapping screws. Item # 2074129 comes with the fuse limit already attached to the bracket.
Dryer high-limit thermostat, L260-50F. If the dryer overheats, the high-limit thermostat cuts off power to the heating element. If the dryer won't heat, the high-limit thermostat might be defective.
Heating element assembly
Power control board. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed and requires electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter to determine if it is defective.