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I opened dryer and found burned lint. There was about a half inch of material around the heating elements that had also started to burn.

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Clean the lint out and make sure the coil is undamaged. dryers need to be taken apart and lint cleaned out once in a while. also clean the exhaust line out real good as too much lint can increase the back pressure, not letting all the lint out of the unit.

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