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My dryer is four years old and will dry moderately well for 20 minutes or so, then won't dry an longer.

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    does the dryer stop all together?mike

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Is your motor running? If it is I would start at thermostats They may not be cycling right.Motor may also be heating up than shutting off If so replace motor.

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