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Kenmore 70 Series - 2 years old. Won't dry clothes, but there is definitely heat. Had a similar problem a year ago and ended up being a bird nest in the vent piping. I took off the vent piping nearest the opening to the outside, but found nothing. Can anyone help?

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Check for lint build up in the flex pipe connecting the dryer to the vent pipe..
While it's disconnected clean the duct on the back of the dryer..
A great lint cleaner is a "webster duster" on a pole...you can get alot of lint out with one of these..
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