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My dryer gets warm for 5 minutes then goes cold. I opened up the back the only thing back there is a white plastic thing with two wires in the vent part of the dryer. The other two things are on the the part that the heat travels through that has two flat round things with wires attached to it.

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You need to check them all for continuity if one of them has no continuity then replace it also check and make sure your heating element is in good shape

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