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Whirlpool Model LE768MXMWO spinning

My dryer turns on, the cabinet gets warm like it is working, but the clothes are not dry after three entire cycles.

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Re: Whirlpool Model LE768MXMWO spinning

The most common cause of this is the air duct is restricted. It may be clogged with lint or, if you have a plastic vent hose, it may be kinked so that the moisture can't get out of the machine.
If you can get to the vent where it comes out of the house, go out and see how hard the air is blowing out the vent.
If there is no problem with the vent, post back and we will go through checking other parts of the machine.

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