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Kenmore Elite dryer heats but does not dry

I have a Kenmore Elite HE3 dryer. I've tried to dry a load of clothes, but they keep coming out damp. I ran the cycle 3 times and the load of clothes is still damp. When I feel the clothes, they are warm to the touch, so it appears that the heat element is working. So, the dryer has heat but does not dry.

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Make sure that your vent tube is not kinked or crushed behind the dryer and it all this is ok then you need to change your cycling thermostat. is it gas or electric

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Sounds like the vent is plugged

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

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