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LG Dryer not Drying clothes

I've been reading online several problems with LG dryers not drying and mine does not consistently dry since I purchased it in 2006. I've called repair people, Sears (where I purchased it) and checked duct work. Timer seems to be stuck and sensor not working so clothes are still wet. I have no clue what to do as I do not want to purchase another dryer when the brand new one never worked. Did anyone find a resolution to this?

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