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Takes a long time for the clothes to dry, the clothes seem to be hot but I do smell an occasional electrial short. My vent is clear as far as I can tell and the lint catcher doesnt seem to be collecting very much

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Hi and welcome to FixYa I am Kelly. Go outside and check the thru the wall duct for obstructions. Both sides of the external flapper for lint. Then do the same thing for every inch of the vent ducting inside and outside of the dryer. Your looking for lint build up. Pull out the lint filter... use a flash light and look deep in to the lint filter cavity. Use a vacuum crevice tool and a folded coat U-shaped wire hanger to clean out everything UNDER the lint filter. Wash the lint filter with vinegar and water then soap and water to remove dryer sheet (bounce etc) particulate that over time blocks lint filters.

Then with the vent duct removed from the rear of the dryer inspect into the hole for lint... clean as necessary. After all of the above with the vent still disconnected heat on or off check to see if the airflow out the back of the dryer is strong enough to gently push a relaxed hand and wrist away from the dryer vent exit of the dryer. If it does NOT do this them most likely the blower wheen hub has failed and the blower wheel is not driving at full speed. The only option if this condition exists is blower wheel replacement.

That electrical smell you notice is the excess heat inside the dryer usually either in the heating element or gas flame duct getting hot enough to burn internal lint and cycle the high limit thermostat. Once you clean vigorously and correct any blower wheel problems your dryer this condition should cease making the smell.

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Hello,
take the hose off and run it without the hose hooked up. feel how much air is coming out of the hose, it should be flying out. feel the body of the dryer mid cycle, it should be just lukewarm, you should be able to keep your hand on the top of the dryer without having to remove it. It sounds like its half clogged on the inside. its going to have to come apart. your dryer is a newer model and I havent taken many of those apart but I imagine you start behind the control panel, remove the screws behind that then flip the panel forwards and theres more screws there, remove the access panel behind it at the rear. look inside there with a flashlight (unplugged of course) and your looking for the idler pulley, it has a strap and it has to be bent up or down to release the belt, might have to study it. now with the belt loose, go around to the front and look for more screws inside the door to remove the top.possibly more screws near the bottom corners of the front, use different saucers to put the screws in once you get the top off the drum of the machine should lift out, if not there may be screws to release the drum in the back of the middle of the drum. a couple more screws releases the front. draw a diagram of the wire harnesses you have to undo and their colors and where they go. now look all over for lint, especially right around the fan ductwork. go to this website for manuals and pictures of disassembly and soforth.
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I believe your vent is clogged ... clean it end to end ... if it is plastic, replace it with a aluminum ...

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