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Dryer hets to hot

My coil went out and i replaced it and the two limit switches at the same time. now the dryer dryes real good but gets to hot. clothes r to hot to touchwhen they r done. could i have crssed wires whem i hooked the switches up? i also cleaned the vent tube and the vent hood.

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I would check the temp at your outside vent while the dryer is running temp should anywhere from 180 to 225 at the high end and should cycle down from there so u should get like 225 then will drop down to 90's then come back up to the high temp and check on all temp settings. if it does not your operating thermostat may be bad go back over the instructions that came with your thermostat kit to double check your wiring the tech sheet should be in the control panel with the wiring diagram.

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