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I have a Whirlpool dryer model #LEN200LWO. It takes 3-4 times through the cycle to finally get the clothes dry. I've noticed too that there doesn't seem to be much lint on the screen - which I clean before every cycle.

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  • trish340 May 12, 2008

    You were exactly right! We went to clean out the vent hose and it was FULL of twigs, straw etc! Birds had built a nest in the vent and up into our dryer! I've never seen anything like it! We were lucky there wasn't a fire! It works great now and we have blocked the outside vent from the birds!

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Bad airflow definitely bad airflow use real metal vent hose not the coil and plastic or mylar. make sure the vent at the outside wall is not stopped up somewhere there is a blockage

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Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (,) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
3. Select a temperature setting on models with a Temp/Fabric selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting suggestions.
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NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
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2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
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