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Dryer is not heating as hot as it has been. It is taking about twice as long to dry clothes. The dryer is barely 3 years old and we have had to replace the door latch switch already. thanks you, Jackie

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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.

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