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Taking to long to dry

It's taking to long for my cloths to dry. When drying my jeans it may take 3 to 4 cycles before they are dry, and I only dry 4 at a time. I also have to put all my other cloths threw 2 to 3 cycles before they are dry. Why is it not drying my cloths on the first cycle? I have never had a problem like this with any other dryer I've owned.

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This could be two problems. First problem, you must have good ventilation. Blow out the dryer vent with a leaf blower or some other type of fast moving air. Also be sure that the vent on the outside isnt blocked by little woodland creatures trying to find a nice warm home. Also be sure that the vent isnt kinked or blocked between the dryer and the wall. If that doesnt work, you may have only 1 of the 2 elements actually heating behing the drum. This would entitle removing the front and drum to check. Let me know if you need further help.

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