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Dryer wont dry

The dryer works fine with the hose off but as soon as we hook the brand NEW hose back on it takes several times to dry. What could be the problem?

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If your dyer has the filter on top remove filter ,ck with hand for air flow .this will till u if u have proper air flow

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