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My dryers more dry less dry knob keeps sticking half way through and not heating up very much

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The dryer will not advance the timer if it doesn't heat up correctly. You have a heating problem so go to the link and you can download a video to see how to test and determine which heating thermostat or component has failed and needs to be replaced.

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