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It sounds like the thermost relay is not cutting out and letting the heating elementoverheat.

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It could be one of two things. If you have a meter, you can check them. First, the thermal fuse. It can be located when you take the back of the dryer off. Of course remove the power first. The thermal fuse looks like a little white disk with a tiny fuse in the center. Check continuity across it. The second thing is to check the over limit that is mounted to the housing of the element. Use the continuity test the same as the thermal fuse. Good luck.

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