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I have replaced the thermal fuse but is still taking along time to dry the clothes

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The thermal fuse would only reactivate your heating system and is not directly related to the dry time cycle. Make sure your lint filter is clean and the path out via ductwork is free from obstructions ( including the end flapper outside) any retriction in that duct would prolong the dry cycle since air cannot move fast enough thru the system. A quick test would be to turn the dryer on without any clothes in it and check for a robust flow at the exot point of the duct outside... if it is weak, then the blower may be clogged, the ducts may be clogged or restricting air flow of lastly... the heater element may be on its way out... if electric dryer... or gas burner may not be opening fully to allow max flame for heat.. A few ideas to resolve your problem.. hope that steers you in the right direction...

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You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse as it is faulty.
If you have an ohm meter then you can test the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse,
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Hello there and thanks for choosing fixya
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1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

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