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Dryer sheets deposit a film on filters. Take it out and hold it under running water and you'll see water won't go through. So every 3 months or so, take the filter out and clean with an old toothbrush to remove this waxy deposit. This problem can also cause dryer fires if filter is not cleaned periodically. Hope this helps!

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