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Taking longer than usual to dry. Vent is clear

Taking longer than it used to to dry. Approximately twice as long as it used to in the past. My husband took the vent/hose apart and there are no kinks or obstructions.

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You need to check the internal duct work for lint buildup.

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The only way to clean the dryer out would be with a vacuum cleaner and a flexible hose. Cleaning it may help but your problem more than likely isn't lint build up. The gaskets on these dryers wear out pretty quick and don't seal as well as they should. Usually cleaning will help for a little while but it will not solve the problem.

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Moisture build up in a dryer mainly happens due to blockages of lint in the unit. Lint prevents the heated air from circulating through its proper paths and when you add wet clothes to the unit sometimes the lint that is trapped in your unit can hold that moisture makeing the dryer work harder to try and dry the clothes click on this link to view a tip I wrote on how to alleviate this problem http://www.fixya.com/support/r8732702-prolong_life_dryer if you have any further questions please message me back and also remember to remove that rear shroud that covers the blower fan wheel this is where i find when people use those dryer lint removal tools it doesnt actually help that much in fact it ends up pushing the lint down and packing it into a tight corner makeing it harder for the dryer to dry the clothes I await if you have any further questions Thanks again Rick

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