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Kenmore heavy Duty 80 series dryer

It has been drying fine and today I noticed it is not getting as hot and I have cleaned the lint out etc. what could it be its warm but not drying on one cycle

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  • shwantz96 Feb 17, 2009

    Since we moved into our condo in November, we rent, we have had to try EVERYTHING twice unless its an extremely small load. We are going to see if getting the dryer vent cleaned helps, but does anyone have any suggestions as to why this might be occuring? The lint trap is clean and we turn it to 90 minutes on the highest setting and it gets hot, but it doesn't dry thoroughly.

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Exuast needs to be clean and stright out and tight when you heat up that white dryer hose it expands and is most likely blocking air flow if the moisture is not leaving

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