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Dryer to hot

My renters complaint is that the dryer seems to get to hot and clothes smell like they are starting to burn. I inspected dryer vent and it is clear thru-out. Unit is a 2 1/2 year old Frigidaire stack unit. model # FEX831CS0. Is there away to check temp. ??? Unit has a 2 way heat setting switch. Hope you can help. Thanks, Westbrook

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Your dryer has 2 thermostats in it more than likely that no1 thermostat has burned out it will need replacing usually when u buy the stats they come in a pack of 2 lower and higher temperature stats

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