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My whirlpool dryer mod #LE576XSWO dryer is taking a long time to dry my clothes and when I check it periodically it has wet lint on the inside of the front door. Previously, I took the back panel off and vacuumed everything inside and out then it started acting like this. "What might it be?"

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

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