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Excessive amounts of lint blows out the vent outside the house. Also alot of lint builds up at bottom of dryer. I clean vent twice during each drying cycle

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Try cleaning the main pipe from rear of dryer to outside, if it runs in the attic or wall disconnect tapped joints as well to get all junk out, I also would run a thin wire or stick undr the place where the lint trap is to gather any trapped there. I did mine and it works a lot better. Once you do clean out the the metal pipe in the replace it back on the dryer or replace with a new one if it is older because new ones are up to code and have better insulation on them, they run about a $ 10-15, cheaper to do this than soeones nightmare! Replace all tape with appliance approved Dryer tape, can get it at the home improvement store do not use duct tape or packing tape!!!

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2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall

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