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New Maytag gas dryer with long dry times

I have a new maytag gas dryer in a brand new house. The dryer worked fine for 2 weeks - now it has very long dry times. Had a repair guy out 2x and it isn't the dryer. When the silver vent line is connected, the gas doesn't stay on long and temp is only in the 130s. When the vent line is disconnected, the temp goes up to 168 and gas stays on. Plumber looked today and the vent line (through the wall) is clear - no clogs anywhere. Please help - this is so frustrating!

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Double check that vent by finding where it exits your house. It should be blowing pretty hard, like a blow dryer. Guarantee you its a vent issue. Also check that when u push the dryer back against the wall your not crushing the vent. If you have a vent issue. Try sticking a leaf blower in the end that the dryer connects to. Quick fix unless you have a really long vent system. Hope that helps. Dave, www.washermd.com

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