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Dryer Problem Just this past weekend I noticed that it is taking several cycles for my clothes to dry. The dryer is turning and there is heat however, the lint trap is not collecting anything. I have vacuumed the lint trap. Help

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Re: Dryer Problem

SHUT OFF THE BREAKER to the unit then open the panel (3 Screws) that is in between the washer and Dryer you will see your venting hose ther remove the flex vent pipe from the exh duct closes Turn back on the pwr and run a load in the dryer see if it drys ok if you wil need your vent to the outside cleaned out

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I understand your dryer is experiencing lack of heat. There are several factors that could cause this; some of which you can check prior to scheduling a professional.

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