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I have water developing in my duct. What's going on?

My dryer is on for hours and hasn't been drying the cloths. I took off the front piece and took out lint.  Then took off the duct and found that there was small amount of water on the floor and water in the duct.  What should I do and why is this happening?

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I would suggest you try this simple easyfact finding venture:
remove the vent fromt he dryer(take a bucket as the vent is going to have water in it) pour the water out of the vent,leave the vent off and try drying some loads,IF the unit works as it should( normal dry times) then you will need to have the vent cleaned to the outside. many birds like to place nests in them!
Good Luck!!

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