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I have a GE dryer that won't dry our clothes. It heats up, but water is all over the inside door and the lint that comes out of the hose in the back is wet! The outside of the dryer (the top in particular) is super hot!! When my husband checked it, it appeared to be spinning and blowing hot air, but the clothes aren't drying. There's tons of moisture beading up on the door and dripping off the door when we open it. We need our dryer to be working!! :(

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It really sounds like your washing machine is not spinning the clothes out enough. Have they been wetter than usual lately? The dryer could just be struggling to keep up with the heavier / wetter load as there is no reason for it to create moisture on it's own.

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