So, i figured that the heating element was bad. I went to an appliance repair parts store to buy a new heating element; however, the "knowledgeable" guy at the counter told me that, if I was getting any heat at all, the element was not bad. I asked if the element had parallel heating elements (one might be bad and the other still working) and he said that the element was one strip and he suggested that the exhaust tube might be kinked.
I had previously checked and I have LOTS of airflow at the end of the exhaust tube outside of the house.
Anybody got any suggestions??