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Does not dry clothes. I can run it for three hours before they get dry. The outside of the machine is very hot to the touch. Vent seems to open as I can feel the exhaust outside.

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Although you may feel the exhaust, the airflow my not be sufficient to dry your clothes efficiently and costing alot of money on your utility bill. A hot machine is a good indicator that this is the case. Proper airflow across the heater is important to maintain heater efficiency. If airflow is poor, the heater will overheat and eventually fail. If the vent system goes through the roof, the vent screen is probably blocked. If the vent system is longer than 10ft, there is probably lint accumulated in the pipe. Check out this site http://www.linteater.com/.
Remember..the purpose of the dryer vent is to get rid of moisture. If the moisture can't be removed quickly....the clothes will take a long time to dry, no matter how much heat there is....

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