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Dryer takes two sometimes three cycles to dry clothes

I have checked the lint trap and hose to outside.

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Hello kingbeezer,
Assuming you have no blockage or restrictions in your duct system, does your dryer get hot and do you have a reasonable air movement coming out of it when it is running? You may have a bad blower or something restricting air flow within the blower. Another consideration is How hot is it getting inside the dryer? If its electric, the heating element may be starting to fail..or if its gas, the gas burner may have jets blocked or not getting adequate gas for a normal flame.. Just siome thoughts.. You really should provide brand and model number when you post a question.. It helps us help you and provide model specific answers...
Good Luck
Rick

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