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My Whirlpool dryer has heat, but it has begun to shut off long before the clothes are dry. The lint filter is clear, and I vacuumed the behind back panel. Could this be the thermostat? And where do I find it, if that is the problem?

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Have you cleaned the filter and the exhaust duct??

Lint plugs therm up, the heat sensor shuts off heating element thinking it is hot enough. Result: Clothes not getting dry.

Unplug duct and clean it, also clean the exahust passage of dryer. (where duct hooks to dryer)

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