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If the heating element turns on and off is that the problem?

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From what you say it could be the the thermal cut out caused by over heating and then comes back on after it cools down . This could be caused by the build up of lint that is causing the appliance to over heat. Check the units exhaust for build up as this is a common problem . Hope this helps .Harry

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