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Dryer runs and has heat, but takes 3-4 cycles to dry

We bought the appliances with the new house, so I don't know how old it is.

For a medium to large load, it takes 3 to 5 cycles (of 70 minutes) to dry the load. This is not normal! Help! I have pulled the lint out of the collector, but don't know what else to do. When the clothes are come out dry, they are warm, so it's getting heat.

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Inspect your dryer vent if it is clogged or has standing water in it, that will cause your problem

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