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We have a Kenmore 400 Series dryer. It heats up but our clothes is not getting dry. We have to cycle it twice to get our clothes dry on high heat. Any idea why it would take 2 cycles to dry?

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This was the out vent of my dryer... If it gets this bad... open up the dryer housing and clean inside too. Also make sure the intake is free of lint.

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Check the dryer vent hose for lint or other blockage. If the dryer can't vent properly then the air doesn't pass over the clothing as it should and therefore it won't dry properly even though it heats up. Good luck.

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