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My dryer is not as hot and taking much longer to dry the clothes. How do I fix this. I clean the lint trap after every load. I have a ge profile dryer about 5-6 years old.

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Three main possibilities:

Either lint is clogging the airflow or a fuse is popped from overheating, or the heating element is broken..

You have to open up and clean out no matter what.

Unplug the unit.
Remove the lint screen and the two screws at the lint slide.
Use a putty knife to release and pry up the clips which hold down the top cover, tilt up the top cover.
Remove the two screws near the top which secure the front cover, tilt out and lift off of the two clips at bottom.
Release the belt tensioner and remove the drum.
Now you can completely vacuum out the entire cabinet. I know some persons who take a pressure washer to it (the motor seems to tolerate the wet treatment).
Remove the rear cover by removing the screws.
On the left (as you look at the rear) you will see a duct leading to the lint screen. Remove the screws and wiring harness (mark the wires). Lift it away and you will see the blower fan. It is invariably loaded with crud, coins, paperclips etc. Clean it out. If you must remove it turn it clockwise as a wrench holds the motor shaft stationary (there is a flat spot near the belt pulley).
Check the heating element. It should not be broken and read "closed" on an ohmmeter.
Clean all and reassemble after you have replaced any fuses.

Fuses should read "closed" or zero ohms. Some person test for bad fuses by temporarily connecting the two wires and then running the unit. If it only gets hot when you do this you should DEFINITELY replace the fuse.

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