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My dryer won't dry despite cleaning the filter and taking the hose off the back (in case of a clog in the hose)... Any solutions?

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It may not be your heating element. Your dryer lint vent pipe out the back of the machine or maybe out the side may be plugged. You may not be able to see this right at the machine as the lint buildup may start further out as the air moves down the line. You have to pull the machine out and clear that pipe or rebuild it out to a soffit vent or static vent if it is in the attic, or out through your crawl space. This will make a huge difference. If that hot air and moisture doesn't get out of the machine it just goes back into your clothes.
Good luck!!

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