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Seems to work and get warm but takes more than an hour and half to dry light loads of clothes

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Take the filter out and run it under water, see if the water flows through the mesh. Sometimes there is an oily residue that blocks the holes in the mesh. If it holds water, wash in warm soapy water and try again. If water flows through this time, re install filter and try machine again. I hope this helps

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