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Why has my LG Dryer model DLE2301W has blown 4 high limit thermostats in the past 3 weeks?

I have replaced the high limit thermostat 3 times already and it just went out again. The first 2 times I thought was a result of duct blockage (we just moved into a different house 6 weeks ago), and realized that since we werent familiar with the new setup that maybe we missed something. The first time I replaced it, it lasted 1 load of clothes. The second time, 4 days, then 3 days. Now it has gone out again and today is the first day we've really used it since the newest one. I can assure you that there is not a blockage in the duct work. I ran the dryer off and on for a couple of hours today on low heat and it worked fine. The first time I put a load of wet towels in there and ran it on High heat, nothing. Looking back, I am confident that it has only malfunctioned when on high heat so far. Can anyone be of any help? LG won't talk to me since I did the thermostat replacement myself :(
Thanks,
Jeremy

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Dryers , LG , Washers
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Joseph Perez
by Joseph Perez Earned 30,691 community points in Washers
February 7th, 2012
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Fred M
by Fred M Earned 86,893 community points in Washers
February 9th, 2012
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Manage My Life
by Manage My Life
February 9th, 2012
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Kathleen Thompson
Did replacing both of them work? We're on round two of replacing the high temp switch (ourselves), and would love not to go to round three. Any advice or tips would be great. Thanks!
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Fred M
by Fred M Earned 86,893 community points in Washers
February 11th, 2012
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Robin Peiper
by Robin Peiper Earned 24 community points in Dryers
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by Robin Peiper Earned 24 community points in Dryers
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by Robin Peiper Earned 24 community points in Dryers
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Lyndon Brown
by Lyndon Brown Earned 8 community points in Dryers
November 27th, 2020
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Gerry Hunt
I have an LG dryer where the high limit thermostat continually blows. I have replaced it 4 different times and replaced the thermistor the last time. There is a "standard " thermostat 6 inches away from the high limit thermostat attached to the heating element housing. I have never replaced that because it always passes a continuity test. My question is is it possible that it can malfunction and stay open thus causing the system to overheat and thereby blow the high limit thermostat?
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