Hmm I'm having a similar problem with my dryer, actually for a while. First load is good. Second it only is half dried. Maybe I should look at it.Laundry room, not garage. Clothes dryer died, no heat.
Wife: it’s over 15 years old, all the plastic is faded, it served a good life, let’s replace it.
I figure it can’t be too hard, take a crack at it. Pull all the panels off, dig into diagnosing.
Thermal fuse ok
Control boards seem to test ok
Heating coil….. open line/no continuity. Ahah. Pull it out, coil physically broken (assuming age/cycle fatigue).
Amazon, $40 and a few days later, we’re back up and running.
Feels good keeping an old appliance going for cheap. Wife is also ‘satisfied’ with the money saved (although not so subtlety disappointed about not getting a shiny new one)