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A lot of lint is getting by the in unit filter screen and is cloging the outside vent bird screen The dryer is about one year old and is a model DHDVH52

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Check the seal for the dryer vent coming from the drum itself. It may just be a simple lint filter replacement that is realitively cheap and can be bought from If it is a top removable lint filter, the seals get worn out quite easily. Also, be sure to clean the lint filter after EACH load to help prevent it.

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