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Noisy dryer not drying clothes, water found in vent tube

My dryer has been making a squeeky kind of noise, my father in law opened it up and said the fan was rubbing against something inside the dryer (forgive my lack of knowledge! this was over a year ago). He said it was not going to be harmful to continue using the dryer. As of 3 days ago, I have needed to run the dryer 2-3 times to fully dry the clothes, and today I have run it 4 times and my clothes are still wet. I disconnected the vent tube and vaccuumed any lint out, checked for obstructions outside at the vent's source. When I disconnected the tube at the base of the dryer, I found a puddle of water and lint in the tube, about 2-3 cupfuls. What do you think is the problem? If I call a repairman, how much should I expect to pay to have my dryer fixed?

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You either have a restriction somewhere in the venting which you say you have already checked or maybe a bad blower (fan). it may be stripped off the shaft and not pulling any air through the machine. If you run the dryer with the hose removed at the back and it dries well you have a problem with your venting. If it still takes three cycles it's a problem with the dryer. Repair would probably run about $100-150

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