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My Kenmore Elite Electic dryer mod #11063012101

The dryer just doesn't seem to be drying as efficiently as it once did. I have check all the vent lines and cleaned them. The dryer is about 6.5 years old and get used a lot about 15 times per week. I'm thinking the most likely cause would be either the heating element or the thermostat.
Can you tell me how to check these parts or if you think it is something different.

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OK .. on your dryer it does have a bi-metal switch that turns on and off the element....if your dryer produces heat... nothing wrong with element.. a thermostat w/wire sensor is the only way to check for your heat if its working correctly.. the other is to check if your clothes coming out of your washer is it wetter then before.. might need to spin one more time.. good luck..

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