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Dryer not heating

Why would this keep happening? this is now the 3rd time

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If airflow is poor through the exhaust, the heater will fail and other protection devices, intended to prevent fires, will fail.
Check the exhaust hose in the rear of the machine and make sure it it not crushed or kinked. The vent pipe should be rigid metal not flexible foil or flexible plastic. If everything in rear looks OK, check the outside vent hood for any blockages. If everything checks out, the exhaust system may need cleaning. Cleaning kits are available at most home improvement centers and at this web site: http://www.linteater.com/.

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