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Clothes don't dry but dryer gets hot

I have taken off the back and thoroughly cleaned out the vent, the fan, and the vent hose to the house. It still takes 2 rounds to dry a load of laundry. The dryer gets hot. It is a Kenmore 70 series electric dryer. What else could be wrong?

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Ck vent to outside starting and dryer back to verify vent issue try drying a load with hose disconnected

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