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Maytag dryer doesn't dry properly

The dryer works, but it apparently doesn't get very warm cause it takes the clothes forever to dry. Heavy loads like towels take at least 2 hours to dry. I'm wondering if the heating element is going bad.

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Heating element is fine. it either works or it doesnt, cant work halfway, your problem sounds like you hav a clogged vent a kinked exhaust leaving the home. try looking at the exit point form the home can you see any lint around the housing, VENT VENT VENT

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