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When lint does not collest on the front on the pull out top filter as it faces you, typically your exhaust will be at fault, the blower in the dryer is unable to move the air properly over the heater and filter. remove the dryer hose from the house wall, remove the hose from the rear of the dryer, run the dryer to see that you get fairly decent air flow from the 4" pipe on the rear of the dryer, if so, you need to have a qualified vent company to address potential issues with your vent. If not you may have a restriction within the dryer ducting it's self.

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