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he vent not being hooked up right can be a big problem. The dryer needs to be able to freely exaust all that moist air, and obviously it's not going anywhere. to continue using it like that will eventually kill it - the moisture will keep building up inside until something fries. Something in the vent system may have been damaged during the move, but normally it's pretty hard to damage them.

At this point, before anything else, I think you should not touch anything on the dryer, and run it EMPTY for a cycle or two - this might help dry out your keypad. After that, pull the lint screen out, pull any vent hose out of the back, and reach in as far as you can, checking for lint. You can also use a coat hanger to gently reach down into where the lint screen goes, and see if you pull anything up (unplug the dryer first!). Use a vacum to clean out both ends. If you're really adventurous, you can pull the front cover off the dryer, and take apart the vent system, or at least make sure it's intact - that will require more research, and much more work for you.

Once you are satisfied you have got all the lint out of it you can, run it with a load of clothes and no vent hose, and see how it works. After that, you can check the vent hose for lint also, and get the dryer properly vented. You can also stick the leg from an old pair of nylons on the vent outlet from the back of the dryer, but it should be cleaned VERY regularly.

Sorry for the long answer, but I hope this helps. Please rate if it does :)

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You need to make sure the lint catch area and the whole venting system is cleaned out. It sounds as if the lint is building up and causing a blockage, making drying time longer and longer. Especially if the dryer is doing this on Sensor dry and Time dry settings. There are many different products to use, but the LINTEATER by Gardus is fanatstic, you can usually get it at any hardware/home improvement store. Depending on how long your venting system is it also has an extension kit available.
The lint catch area beneath the screen is a pain to get into, you can buy an attachment for your vac, a thin flexible one is best. There are many online and in stores. But the best way to really clean the lint catch area is removing the lower front panel of the dryer. A service manual would show you how. But if you haven't checked & cleaned or had a company clean the venting system in awhile I wouldn't use the dryer until doing so. It could be very dangerous if there is a blockage. VERY DANGEROUS.
If all your venting and lint catch area is clear and there still is a problem, it could be the moisture sensor or temp sensors in the dryer. If you're not familiar with checking these things w/ a service manual yourself, a service call would be best.
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