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Roper Dryer The dryer is heating up but does not seem to be as hot as it used to be. It is taking up to 3 cycles to dry a load of clothes. i already cleaned out the lint vents because I thought that was the problem. Any suggestions on what to try next.

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    Dryer does not dry on the first attempt.  It takes several drying cycles to get cloths completely dry.




    It appears that the heating element is not functioning properly. (Help!)

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May have bad split coils .When the dryer is running for say 35-40 minutes ,are you feeling any heat if you open the door??If not ,most likely your split coils are bad.

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