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Gas/Electric dryer doesn't heat up like it should. Appears to heat up just a little but takes a couple hours to dry clothes. Model: LGR3624JQ2 SER: MM1608240 Type: D433 NAT 1206006 FM22 Special Edition 3 cycle Whirlpool

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Thermostat or a solinoid

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