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110V dryer doesn't heat past 107 degrees

We bought a used 110V portable dryer for our apartment. The dryer doesn't heat past 107 degrees. Bought a new heating element, that wasn't the problem- both heating elements have the exact same ohm reading. Bypassed the hi-limit on the heater. That still didn't raise the temp past 107. Any suggestions?

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It may not be your heating element. Your dryer lint vent pipe out the back of the machine or maybe out the side may be plugged. You have to pull the machine out and clear that pipe or rebuild it out to a soffit vent or static vent if it is in the attic, or out through your crawl space. This will make a huge difference. If that hot air and moisture doesn't get out of the machine it just goes back into your clothes.
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Make sure the vent on the back of dryer is not blocked. Most dryers use 240 volts. Read the data plate on rear of dryer to confirm this. Example number 912.25879

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