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Not drying properly

Checked exhaust ok. settings ok exhaust is warm but not hot as it used to be smell of natural gas slightly

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These plastic blower wheel will get clogged with lint in front of them or they will strip out,get loose, and cause the dryer to be very inefficient. Get the front off and clean out the filter housing. Check the blower for looseness.

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