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Doesn't move hot air to the outside

Kenmore dryer 70 series-MK0735122 it seems not to be moving air to the outside. It's heating up just fine (new element) but the whole unit is heating up almost to hot to touch and the clothes are kind of getting dry but really just staying damp.

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    Thank you that was it exactly somehow a sock fell into the lint trap and with a little cleaning all is well.

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