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TOO LONG TO DRY

It should take 45 minutes to dry the clothes but it takes about 4 hours.
Any ideas??

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If your dryer is heating up when first started then your problem is a obstructed dryer vent ether between the dryer and wall or where ever the exterior vent is. On the inside make sure the vent have no kinks in it. Go outside and check the flap in the vent make sure it's clear from obstruction you should feel a very good force of air in that vent when the dryer is running. And final check your lint screen and make sure it has no lint impact on it and run it under water it should not pool up if it does use a tooth brush to clean it. Hope this helps you

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