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The Dryer runs forever and the clothes dont dry

The Dryer runs forever and the selector dial does not move even after an hour.
When we open the door, hot air comes out and the clothes remain damp.

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There are two elements on the back wall of the dryer and if one goes it will still get warm but not to dry all the way and will not trigger the heat sensor to finish

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