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Dryer is shrinking clothes on low heat

My wife claims our dryer is shrinking the clothes on low heat. What might be causing it?

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Is this a traditional kenmore dryer. Check your temperature selection switch in your counsel. It should have a small resistor on it. It should read about 10 ohms. if not than change the switch. That resistor is used when you set your selector on low heat. if it checks oout ok, the i would check your thermostat on the bottom panel. Like i said if this is a traditional kenmore dryer. You didnt really give a model number or brand of dryer. but if its a kenmore, try checking it out with a multi meter.

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