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Dryer runs, heats for 8 to 12 minutes, cycles off burner for approx 20 min. Then follows same process. Clothes are basically "air drying".

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If it is a gas dryer check your vents there is an obstruction some where. to test this you can disconnect the vent from yhe dryer and tyr drying a load.

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