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My dryer takes two hours to dry a load of towels

This dryer is around fifteen to eighteen years old. I thought it might be the thermostat. Is this difficult to replace?

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    I will give that a try. Thanks so much!

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It isn't the switch- thermostat switches either work or they don't. One of your heater coils is probably out or if you have a dryer that has only one coil it is probably not working very well and needs replaced. This is an easy and inexpensive repair and for less than around 50 bucks - it is like getting a new dryer.
Good Luck

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