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Takes too long to dry

1. air ducts are clear

2. It seems to be heating. I'm not sure if it is hot enough, but clothes seem warm when you take them out.

3. One thing, the "cooling" light seems to be on all the time.

Any ideas?

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Is the lint vent cleared, Try cleaning it out with a vaccum cleaner, stick it in the hose and where the hose connects too and suck everything out, you can also try sucking out the lint vent,,, Also place less items in it and see if it helps..

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Hi you will probably find that the temperature controll thermostat needs replacing they are relitively cheap to buy but can be difficult to replace yourself if you know what you are doing and where to look for the part you could possibly get your local repair shop to source the part for you but im not 100% sure with your make and model where the part is located on the drier repalcing the part will be cheaper than replacing the whole dryer.
But it all depends how old it is and wether anything else is likely to fail due to the age of appliance.
You will probably find replacing the temperature controll will solve your problem and then you should have no problems as dryer are less likely to break down than say a washing machine.
Let me know what you want to do or if you need further assistance

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