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It is taking us about 4-5 hours to dry a load

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    thank Mobilian! lint ball in filter housing.

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It takes my dryer an average of 4-6 hours to dry a load of towels. A regular load of clothes is about 2-3 hours. What can I do?


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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.

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