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Dryer takes longer

The dryer seems to be taking longer than it use to, we replaced the vent to the outside and shortened the line, there was no build up on the outside. the lint trap had some but we cleaned it out but it still takes long to dry .\ , any ideas

My Maytag MDE3600AYW takes a long time to dry. It worked fine until about 6 months ago. I have cleaned out the lint on the inside of the dryer vent hose as far up as I can and have cleaned the dryer link vent as far as I can with a long narrow brush. It does heat, and usually does perm. press in a reasonable time. What else can I try?

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