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Tumble Dryer is not drying clothes - does not appear to be getting warm air through them.

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If you're having heating or drying problems with your dryer, please click on the following link for in depth advice on dryer theory and how to diagnose some of the more common problems.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385301-thorough_dryer_advice

I hope you find this information helpful. Post back if you need further assistance. Include your dryer model number for more accurate advice and/or part identification.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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