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Heat element(spring) does not stay on long enough

Heavy clothes like jeans, towels etc takes longer to dry. spring on back turn red give heat, does not stay long enough. I took thermostat switch out and then spring stays red all the time. Do you think it is the thermostat problem or some thing else? Model: Eaton Viking 5,model# ED307FW429, S/N- EC568287

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You found the problem yourself, yes its a thermostat, replace this, however the heat should stop on longer than it does, but please note this is a part that should cut out & reset itself, if needed to prevent fire or overheating, this part has gone what we call tired, do not bypass anything on the appliance and use it, this can be dangerous and is against health and safety law etc before continuing to use the dryer check all pipes for blockages as restriction of air flow causes the problem you have, so to prevent another faulty thermostat clean out properly.....

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