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I've got a fridgedaire gallery gas dryer, approx 8 years old. Takes too long to dry clothes. I've cleaned inside as best I could and the dryer duct. Is seems to get hot some of the time, but not constant

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If you use fabric softener. i recommend you slow it down...alot. an appliance guys nightmare is just that. inside fabric softener, is wax. your lint screen may look clean. but run it under hot water. ive come across many a lint screen where the water will simply not go through the screen, even though it appears to be sparkly clean.

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