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The dryer on gets warm and takes a long time to dry clothes

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I had same problem. I found a birds nest in the pipe which leads from the dryer out through my roof.

Good Luck.

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Very common problem. You need to call a
duct cleaning company and tell them to clean
your dryer vent. Rule-of-thumb: dryer vents
should be cleaned every couple of years to
prevent them from being clogged with lint and
causing lint fires. This is definitely your problem.
Good luck :)

p.s. one way to verify a clogged vent is
to go outside where the vent exits the house
and feel the air-flow. should have adequate air-flow.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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