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Heating element starts to work and then shuts down after about 5 seconds

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You may have a thermal limit switch going bad. These devices are in line with the element to keep the dryer from getting too hot. If one of them is defective, it will shut the voltage off to the element. If you are able to, check the thermal limits and your element, using a volt meter in the ohms setting. If the meter reads open after you hold the leads across the switch terminals, replace the device.

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