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Dryer My dryer heats up and runs fine, but won't dry clothes. The vent is clear and the hose is not kinked. What's my problem?

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  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    remove the vent hose and see what kind of airflow you have but first go out side and check the hood if it has a bird screen on it then see if its blocked with lint and make sure the door is opening then describe the vent under your house is it plastic and is it hanging down

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Tech 17 is right are you might have a lint stuck down in the spot were you put the lint screen in see if you have air comeing out back dryer if not thee your problem

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