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Dryer heats and seems to be blowing ok outside of house, but
still takes to long to dry. It doesn't get dry on sensor mode.
Larry

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Your vent to the outside is restricted and needs to be cleaned out.  To check this, remove the vent line behind the dryer and run a load.  If the clothes come out dry in a normal time, the problem is in your vent.

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It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

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Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

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