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Dryer only gets hot when empty

We just put new thermastat in please help

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There is a high temperature limit switch in the exhaust duct. It may be opening up on you at lower temp. than it should. You could also have lint buildup in the duct causing it to open up at lower temp. First check the duct and make sure it does not have buildup in it. Then locate the Hi Temp limit sw. and replace it.

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