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I just moved and my Smartheat Quiet pack9 was working fine... but now...

It takes 2 hours to dry a load of laundry..what do i do? Who can help me?

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Re: I just moved and my Smartheat Quiet pack9 was working...

Check your vent. It is common for the vent to be plugged with something when the dryer is not in place to keep air from coming in and to keep mice and other pests out.
You also may need to check the power to the dryer plug to make sure there is not a problem there. The motor will run on 110 volts but you need 220 for the element to heat.
Post back if you have any questions.

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