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Dryer heats up but does not dry clothes

Hi! my dryer heats up but it take 3-4 hour long cycles to dry the clothes. can u help

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    my dryer works but it does not heat and wont dry the clothes

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    dryer runs but doesnt heat up and dry clothes

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    seems to over heat

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    3 cycles to get clothes dry

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First take the venting off the back of the dryer and dry a load if dryes normal replace venting if takes a long time to dry have a repair man clean the dryer

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