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Dryer not working well

Dryer takes longer to dry than in past. bottom one-half of coils not on. Bad switch? Bad coils?

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Wp only as one coil if hot then its working.99 out of 100 will be house venting.dry load with out vent[you wont hurt a thing]if still bad the air out put should be strong ,you may need to clean out all dryer air ways.you can do it .God bless tom

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