OK, Since all parts stores here in Canada were closed Sunday and Monday, I set out to grab the heater on Tuesday. Store closed early (grrrr) so part was picked up on wednesday but wasn't able to install until Thursday. Success!!!!
Thanks JW, you diagnosed that right off the bat!
Side note: Sears wanted 90$ for the part and I had to wait for it to come in. My local appliance store had it for 50$ and it was on the shelf. I picked up the whole unit, not just the coils.
I've never been so happy to dry clothes. At least the days were sunny when the dryer was down to dry clothes outside.