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Dryer heat cuts out after 10 min. please help tested thermostats and element. cleaned out lint where eve i could. what else could it be

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Pull the dryer out , and remove the vent hose from the dryer . Dry a load of clothes , and see it it dryes in a suitable time . If so , then a vent problem , either kinked hose , outside vent blockage , or if an up vent thru the attic , then possibly blocked . A dryer either heats or doesn't , and excessive time , indicates a venting problem .

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