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Water on floor in front of dryer taking a long time to dry

I have a vent that goes to the roof. I have vacuumed up as far as possible also inside the dryer and blown out the vent with a garden leaf blower and it seems clear. I have an accordian aluminum vent from the dryer to the wall with an s curve. Lent gets around the front of the dryer and water gets on the floor in front of the dryer. I checked the drum and there are no cracks in it to let water out. any suggestions.

This is a maytag model number LDE7500ACH electric dryer, 5600 watts

Also when the dryer turns on it smells hot.

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