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The dryer heats and shuts off in about 30 seconds repair guy has changed a thermo fuse? and i still have the problem i've checked my ducts no blockage it runs on air and delicate fine but on reg heat in less than a min when it gets too hot its cuts out

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Its your timer that needs replacment. not the thermal fuse.
if the thermal fuse was ever tripped, it would not start at all. you would only hear the ticking of the timer.
if other cycles work its the timer not any of the sensors or fuses.
dryers are very basic, and are completely controlled by the timer (or control board for digital models)

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