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Dryer overheat and stoppping too soon

I was told that usung dryer sheets in these types of dryers causes a film on the dampness sensors and causes eratic operation (i.e. shortened drying cycles, etc

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Yes, dryer sheets can cause a build up on the sensors and the lint filter. Clean the metal contact strips off (just inside the door) with alcohol or windex and use a toothbrush and a little soap to scrub the lint filter. With the build up you don't get proper airflow and it won't dry right. Also, stop using dryer sheets or be sure and clean the cotacts and filter about once a month.

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