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Dryer is heating, but clothes are taking too long drying -- you gave one solution already.

Your Solution helped a bit, but this is apparently not the problem... I checked the duct in the back of the dryer. There was some blockage of the duct, from being too close to the wall. We cleaned it out and moved the dryer forward to prevent it from happening again. So, this did correct the worst of the recent trouble I have been having. However, it is not fixed. Loads are taking a full cycle (hour) plus another 30 or so minutes; which is back to what it used to be -- still too long. We are in Phoenix, AZ and have low humidity. Clothes would dry only a little slower if I hung them out. (...and I do with a few things, so I know how long it takes to air dry!)

The lint trap is now filling up pretty evenly, and a little thicker covered. See, a month ago we did a bunch of cleaning in the laundry room to add a chest freezer. We scooted the dryer back a bit to get the freezer in. OOOOPPS.

I've been doing some reading on the internet and am wondering if we need to replace the door seal? This is the only part that I can find that mentions trouble with the drying time... I looked at it, I cannot see an obvious tear, but given the symptoms ?????? Only other thought is to go get a dryer lint cleanout brush kit from Linens+Things.

please help.

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IF THE DRYER DRIES O.K. WITH THE EXHAUST UNHOOKED FROM THE BACK OF THE DRYER, THERE IS STILL A RESTRICTION IN THE DUCT WORK. LINT WILL BUILD UP, ESPECIALLY IF THE DUCT IS FLEX DUCT WITH THE SPIRAL LOOK. REPLACE FLEX DUCT WITH RIGID METAL DUCT WHERE POSSIBLE.

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