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Kenmore model 110.64672400

The dryer heats up on the upper left hand corner side but it take too much time to dry . I cleaned the vent and the vent to go outside the house . I don't overload the dryer is ther something els I shoud check

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Yes if it taking long to dry the vent is still resticted. Thats all it can be! Nothings wrong with your dryer! focus on the vent and you will fix it!

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