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Wet floor at base of dryer

Floor in front of dryer gets very damp as clothes are drying. Is this normal?

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Check the door gasket for damage.. do you notice any moisture or residue on the front of the dryer ?
does the spotting on the floor appear to be coming from underneath the dryer and flowing out toward the front where you stand? My point being is that moisture coming from the front of the dryer or from a leaky seal inside it ? Once we have some idea what path that water is coming from, we should be able to identify the source and fix it...
Please post your reply to my questions..
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Rick

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