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This is a sure sign you have airflow problems in your dryer.

1. Check all of the ducting from the lint filter.... all the way THROUGH the outside wall for signs of blockage / ANY lint build up.
2. Check airflow at the dryer exit by removing the duct connection. The airflow should push a relaxed hand away from the dryer vent connection.
a. If it does not do this the problem can be
1) Excessive lint inside the dryer ducting
2) Lint filter clogged with dryer fabric sheet material (wash with vinegar and water then soap and water)
3) Area around lint filter blocked / restricted by lint
4). Broken blower wheel.

Until you resolve this problem: I highly recommend you stop using your dryer as it really can catch fire.

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