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Dryer isn't drying but hot air is coming out and it is turning. I just vacuumed out the filters and still no luck.

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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes for your dryer to fail.

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