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Hi have a7yr old dryer vent is clean dryer run 10 mins and fire stops and dryer runs

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You probably have a clogged vent pipe.

This causes the unit to overheat and shuts down the burners.

Clear all lint from the pipe, the dryer exit inot the pipe, and the pipe exit from the house.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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