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DLE7177WM - Seems to work ok, but it is taking

LG - DLE7177WM - Seems to work ok, but it is taking three times longer than it used to to get the clothes dry. Also the "cooling light is always on"

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Its going to be an issue with the wall vent of your house. The dryer is not venting the air at a good enough volume and that is why it is taking longer to dry. Sometime you may have to run a second cycle and I bet there is lint on your door gasket around the 6 o'clock positon.

The flex vent behind the dryer, the wall vent, and or the vent's outlet (roof or wall) outside the home needs to be cleaned to improve the air flow.

Good Luck.

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