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VERY HOT I replaced our thermal fuses four months ago. Now the same problem again, it does nt work. Before this happened the temperatur of the dryer seeemed excessive.

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CLEAN OUT YOUR DRYER VENTING SYSTEM. it has to have good air flow.good luck Tom

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Check the dryer exhaust piping for any obstructions or kinks

Check the exhaust blower

Make sure the lint screen is clean

Make sure the dryer isn't overloaded

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