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2nd post Dryer vent clear and blower good but ...model # included

Kenmore Model 96566200/65662
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The vent is clear and the blower works fine but it takes two hour or more to dry a load of towels. I put an ammeter on it and the heater runs about 45 seconds and then is off for about 45 secs. I did not think to check for power at the T-stats to see if I could tell which one was cutting off. Is the run/ off time normal?
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