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Won't dry, but get's very hot in the back

We have a second hand frigidaire dyer. it'll warm on low but on the back, sort of near the top it gets ver very hot. it won't thoroughly dry even after the whole 100 minute mark and we're worried about it becoming a fire hazrd. any ideas?

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Yes, unhook the vent to the back run the dryer if it heats better then either replace the venting or clean it out... hint use a leaf blower to blow that line out....... lint blockage or cloggage in the vent will reduce dryin times and yes possibly start fire... when it is on go outside to wear it vents and see or feel if it is blowin outside... hope this helps

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