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I have Kenmore 70 Series electric dryer, that takes forever to dry anything - what could it be?

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You need to check to see if you have a strong air flow out from house where it vents out.you have a blockage that wont let heat escape so moisture stays inside dryer.you can run it with the vent off one time to see if clothes dry in proper amount of time.if it doesnt then your blockage is in dryer.you will have to locate blower housing and take it loose to see if blockage is in their.

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