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Dryer not going to full heat

Dryer heats but not to full heat. Have cleaned duct.

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Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating: - house fuse or breaker ( needs 2! )... - heating element ... - burnt wire ... - thermostats ... thermal fuse ( not all models )... - motor heat switch ... - timer ... - selector switch ... - burnt power cord/plug

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