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Danby Dryer too hot

Danby dryer M# DCD5505W has a temperature problem. It will burn the clothes! but if we restart the dryer it won't dry them at all, its totally random. It sounds like maybe the tstat is no good or the sensor. Any ideas?

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First of all, check to see if you have a hose going outside that is fully clear of lint from beginning to end. then check to see if your heat is staying the same on a empty load run machine empty, then turn your thermostat to cool after it heats up and see if the temp went down to see if working properly.

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