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My dryer is not drying the clothes. I feel heat when I open the door though.

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Check vent maybe stopped up

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MAKE SURE YOUR AIR VENTING IS WORKING PROPERLY,STARTING FROM THE LINT FILTER TO THE DRYER
ITSELF SOMETIMES GETS PLUGED UP,TO WHERE IT GO'S TO THE OUTSIDE.

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