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It takes 3 hours to dry one load

My Amana dryer takes three hours to dry one load, I get more heat out of the medium setting on the dryer, what would cause this problem?

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Re: It takes 3 hours to dry one load

Vent restiction look over the back of the drier and see if the vent is mashed folded etc then turn drier on go out side to where the hood is see how much air is comming out if very little find out whats blocking it

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