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My heating element will come on but not stay on...do I need a new element or thermostat?

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This is a general Ideal,and may or may not be your problem.Its quite often a clog in the exhaust will make an element cycle off to quickly.Not enough air moves through the dryer,and it overheats.Its a safety feature that keeps your clothes from catching fire.You can check the exhaust for air flow,but sometimes a partial blockage is enough to trip the heater off.so you have to really pull the hose off,and look up into the unit,and the hose.I had to tear a unit almost completely apart one time to find the clog.good luck,I hope that's the problem.

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