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Dryer must have ignited lint inside the cabinet " smells like burnt popcorn" now the dryer takes forever to dry the clothes.

Dryer seems to be heating up ,but not as hot . any suggestions? thanks

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Re: dryer must have ignited lint inside the cabinet "...

Check your venting !!! run a load with out the vent pipe on the back see if it drys normal if so your problem is in you vent duct to the outside

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