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Sounds like the dryer is overheating. One of 2 possibilities. The dryer vent hose is blocked or partial blocked allowing for heat build up. The other option is that the Thermostat has gome bad or is mal-funtioning. The thermostat works just like the heat in your house it maintains the temperature called for. In the case High heat meduim heat etc, based on the dial postion or cycle you choose

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