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Well it could be, but one most dryers no matter what the temp selection says there are actually only two temps low and high...155 and 135...so if it is always hot I would say maybe the thermostat above the vent outport is the one that you would need to change out.
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Is that typically an expensive or hard job vs. just buying a second-hand dryer online for maybe $175. I have some basic DIY skills.
It is not a bad job just remove the back panel and put a new one on. Also check the vent for blockages as that will cause the unit to overheat or be hot.
One last question - if you were me would you just replace it and hope that is the answer or can you use some type of multi-meter reader to gauge output or something to make a determination that it is the thermostat?
I would just change it and clean the vent to the outside port it will correct any overtemp issues for sure.