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Amana dryer runs. Took the vent off. Saw glow. didn't stay on.

Amana dryer runs. Took the vent off. I saw glow while hearing a unusual mechanical noise but this process usually lasts15-25 seconds. what do i do? it takes forever to dry clothes.

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