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Mam please check the temperature selector switch and the thermostat,if the temperature is setted for 40 deg the thermostat should act at 40 deg if this acts earlier then you should change the thermostat.

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Some driers have a two stage element and it the first element is gone you will not see much heat.
Solution is to call a repair guy to check your element!
Cheers
Al

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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