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Turns on, drum heats, but clothes do NOT dry. More heat on outside of dryer than on inside (hot to touch).

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Hello.

You have one of two problems.

1. The vent behind the dryer is kinked which is preventing airflow out of the vent.

2. The vent goint outside has a restriction in it and will need to be cleaned out.

Once you remedy either problem the dryer will work fine.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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