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Kenmore Dryer 70 series. Recently moved. Clothes take 3 cycles to dry when vented to wall vent. Woreks fine when vented to room.

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Your wall vent is restricting your air flow somehow. Many times they get plugged with lint. When this happens it activates a thermal safety switch in the dryer and doesn't let it heat to the proper level.

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