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Takes 1-2 hours to dry a load of towels. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to improve this problem? Filter is clean. Vent pipe is clear.

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Open the door and shine a flashlight at the back of the drum, you should see a grouping of holes about the size to stick a pencil through. Do you see lint covering some of the holes? If you do, unplug the dryer, take the back panel off (1/4" screws) and there will be a black duct on the left hand side behind the panel, remove the duct and you will see the holes this time from the back, and you can remove the lint, while you are there, clean the lint from the duct and the blower assembly at the bottom of the duct. If you don't see lint upon initial inspection it could be a weak or burnt heating element, you can access the elements the same way, but instead of the black duct they are under a black cover on the right hand side. MAKE SURE YOU UNPLUG ANY APPLIANCE BEFORE REMOVING ANY SERVICE COVERS!!!!

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1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out



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