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Trying to determine if it is worth replacing the heating element on a 12-15 year old electric dryer?

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Are you kidding me? Light bulbs don't last for 15 years, why would ya think your dryer heating element would last longer. Me I replace the element every time. Todays newr electronic **** is worthless.

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