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Whirlpool Gas Dryer Model #LGR7648KQ0 has no heat - I cleaned out the vent (it was pretty well clogged!) and then replaced the Fixed highlimit thermostat, the thermal fuse and the dryer cycling thermostat - starts to heat up OK but then heat stops after about 10 mins. Keeps rotating but no heat. Any suggestions, please? Len

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The problem is the dryer coils are failing. They tend to fail as they heat up. There is a video at http://appliancehelponline.com/gdryertroublevideo.html this will walk you thru checking them. They are inexpensive and easy to replace.

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huuum At your service!

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