Dryer not heating
Model Number: LGQ8611LWO Brand:
5 - 10 years
My Whirlpool Dryer heats up only briefly after first turning it on.
We had a build up of excessive lint and a small fire occurred that scorched the lint built up on the very bottom of the appliance . No wires or other parts appeared to be visibly damaged.
After cleaning the excessive and scorched lint and trying to restart the unit, I found the heating element gets red when first turning the unit on, then immediately goes out. I figure the T-stat, hi - limit (Part Number: AP3084674 made by WHIRLPOOL) could have been damaged by the heat when the excessive lint briefly ignited.
Is this the part I should try to replace 1st or should I try something else?