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Towels won't get dry in GE dryer

Have replaced sensors, heating element.  getting plenty hot. Is there a fan that pushes the exhaust out.

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There is a blower wheel that move the moist heat air out,i think you have a clogg on the dryer vent side or the wall vent side,they need to be cleared or the dryer holds the moist hot air in the dryer and takes forever to dry,let me know how you do--mike

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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