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My GE dryer (3 years old, electrical) is heating too much (outside) and not performing properly. I was told that it could be related to the duct. A friend told me that I have to call a company to clean the duct... Is it right?

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My dryer did the same thing The problem wasn,t lint it was the cord. It might be the right fit just the wrong amp and if its to much the dryer will get to hot you can get a new cord at most hardware stores or just the plug on the end of the cord. I hope this helps it fixed my problem.

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