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Two problems: No regulation of heating. No matter the temp setting, the outcome is always hot. Dryness sensor will not work. Are these repairs that I can do, or should a repairman be called?

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You can do it but before we start disconect the dryer duct and run it to see if the duct is cluge and full with lint make sure the air comming out from the house is in the same presure that it come out directly from the dryer.
in the unit there it thermo fuse and it is on the air vent duct that come out from the vent. what model you got i give you the part # and the location.

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