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What is a damper? is it the cover to the duct that goes outside Im 14 and im trying to help my mom and I think this piece could have blown away in the bad snow storm we had? Could this be why our dryer will not heat up? Please help. Thanks

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Hello, let's see what we can do for you. First, is this a gas or electric dryer?
Either way if cold air is blowing back into the dryer from the vent it can affect the drying but, usually it will still get warm.
How warm does the dryer get?
You can also check to see if the dryer vent is plugged with lint. If your dryer is electric you can pull the dryer out from the wall. Unplug the dryer from the electric plug and then remove the hose at the bottom of the dryer. look inside the hose and clean out all of the lint you find. Reconnect the hose, plug in the dryer and try it and see if it gets hot.
If you have more questions or need me to walk through it with you please just ask. Good luck and let me know what you find.

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