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Clothes Arent Drying

My element lights up, the drum spins, air flows out the back (when I remove the vent) yet I have to run 2-3 cycles for clothes to be dry.

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Try running a load without the venting connected. Your venting may be plugged. If that isn't it, check the heat element. Inspect it for a break. It may heat partially if it is broken and touching the housing. Hope this helps!

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