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Our dryer stopped heating so we changed element and cutoff kit, worked for 2 loads and quit, again changed cutoff kit and worked for 15 minutes and stopped heating again, what are we not doing right?

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The cutoff is there to trip if too much heat builds up around the heating element. The most common reason for this is plugged venting. But it has to do with poor air flow for sure.

- Check to make sure your lint screen is clean and nothing is fallen down the lint filter chute

- Briefly run the dryer without the vent connected and feel the air coming out the back of the dryer, it should feel like good air flow, now connect it again and feel the air where it comes out of your home, it should feel about the same strength.

- To clean the vent, you can use a long brush, a vacuum or even a leaf blower to try and clear the lint. (blow from inside out or you may make a mess inside)

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