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It turns on and it heats up but it does not dry the clothes

It turns on but it does not dry the clothes

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Hello. W/D here. The problem with your dryer usually isn't too serious, and the most likely cause is easily remedied. If it'll run, and heat up, that's great. It sounds like you have a restriction in your exhaust circuit.
Unplug your dryer and scoot it out to where you can get to the vent ducting. Lots of times there are loops and humps in the ducting behind the dryer that just love to collect debris. Disconnect it and, holding the duct like a "U", take it outside and clean it out. While the duct is off, clean the dryer exhaust cavity and the vent where the dryer exhaust exits your house. Remove the lint screen and inspect/clean the cavity below it. A dryer brush (looks like a giant bottle brush, ~$10 at Lowes, H/Depot, W/Mart) is really handy for this type of cleaning. This should correct your problem.
Hope this was useful to you.
Regards, --W/D--

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