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Ok, this is a bit of a mystery now. Here's the story: About a month ago, my dryer quit working,

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Ok, this is a bit of a mystery now. Here's the story:
About a month ago, my dryer quit working, it just stopped mid-cycle. I checked the thermal fuse, and that was it, so I changed it.

Last week, it kept on working but stopped heating all of a sudden. So it would dry the clothes without the heat. Then it completely stopped. I read on the forum that it could be the thermal fuse again. I checked it and the meter said that it was good but the dryer still would not work. So, I bypassed the fuse, and connected the two terminals together - dryer started working. Ok, I replaced the fuse.
I then wanted to put in the new legs that I got, and while I was putting it on its side, it slipped and hit the ground but not that hard, and it was almost down all the way too. When I put it up again and vacuumed it all out, it would not start anymore.

I checked the thermal fuse again, and most of the other fuses there, and they seem ok. What could it be? and how do you test the heating unit for continuity? Please help... I have a back up of clothes that need drying

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What is the complete model number of the dryer?

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Model number: LER8648PWO

You won't believe this... I wasn't giving up, so I plugged it in one more time, and tried to start it... well it did, and even though I vacuumed inside, it shot out a ball of fluff, and a whole bunch of metal pieces (parts of broken Zippers etc that the dryer ate on us).
I then unscrewed the heating element for the second time and noticed that it was broken in one place, maybe I broke it when the dryer dropped. Oh, well.

I am getting a new element, should I replace anything else with it, to make sure everything works ok. Everything inside, all of the wires look really good.

Do you think, that ball of fluff and the metal bits were setting off the thermal fuse, and overheated the element?

Is there anything else that you think could be messing with it?

Sorry for the novel , and thanks so much.
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Yes, definitely the lint caused the dryer to overheat and blow the fuse.

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Do I replace anything else with the heating element?
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I don't think your should.

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