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Doesn't heat the first load

Similar problem - my GE Harmony dryer doesn't get warm during the first load, which takes ages to dry. Subsequent loads seem to work ok, but it doesn't always work. My vent is clear, so I wonder if the problem is dust inside the cabinet.

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Blower motor not getting up to speed probably.

Press home.
Press help.
Press both back and my cycles and hold until service mode comes up.
It will tell you what is wrong.
Turn off when done.

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