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Gas dryer I have a maytag gas dryer about 2 years old. I will open the door and there will be sweat or small puddles of water on the bottom of drum, what causes this and how can i stop it? Thanks , A.J.

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I believe that your vent door on the outside of the house is broken and or missing the flapper door or one of them. Even if it is just one of the little doors,and it is has 4 small door, it can let enough cool air back in causing condensation on the door which will cause a puddle to accumulate on the bottom of the tub or water marks on the door. The door and drum are hot and cold air will cause condensation.

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AJ...the only thing that is going to cause this is a blocked vent or pinched vent hose. You need to make sure that all the venting is clear to the outside.

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