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whirlpool mod# LEQ9558KQ1 ser# MM3123841 10 yrs old. 1st load everything ok. 2nd load really hot. 3rd load very hot. i checked vent pipe clear no block. plenty of air at dryer and outside at the flap. i'm guessing high limit thermostat. if that's problem should i replace the high limit thermostat or get the thermal cut off kit with high limit thermostat (250) degrees and thermal cut off (309)degrees. or if there is anything else that it could be. please advise.    chuck

Neither of those.  Most often it is a blockage.  Check the lint screen for a fabric softener build up on it...scrub with Dawn and a little soft brush.  Check lint chute by removing it from the rear of the  panel and if all clear and clean, replace the operating/cycling thermostat part number 8318268.  Cost is 28.95 in new or 14.95 in good quality used through us...The only thermostat that shuts off your heating element during normal operation is the operating/cycling thermostat.  All the others are safety thermostats.  If I can help further......

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