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Kenmore dryer only heats on delicate

My 6 year old 80 series Kenmore (model # 11062802101) electric dryer quit drying on high 3 months ago. Now Medium has failed and can only dry on delicate. What is the cause and how can I fix myself?

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Kenmore dryer only heats on delicate


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