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MY DRYER IS COOKING MY CLOTHES

Even on the lowest setting my kenmore dryer drys my clothes so thoroughly they smell almost burnt. It IS old but cannot afford a new dryer at this time. HELP!!!

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Check your air duct. make sure its not blocked up with lint. also there could be a problem with one of your thermostats.

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