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Whirpool elcetric dryer takes twice as long as previous to dry clothes. Seems to get warm enough and is tumbling.

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    twice as long as this dryer used to take.

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It could be that you have a bimetal switch that is not letting your dryer get warm enough. Many times the problem lies in the exhaust vent or hose being plugged with lint. There are two thermostats or bimetal switches. One controls the heat level and switches the heating element on and off at a specified temperature and the other is a high limit safety. It could be that you have a defective heating element but most of the time they either work or they don't . Always check your exhaust vent before looking for a more serious problem or calling a repairman.

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