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Still heats, but turns off early

I wonder if it is a simple problem with the vent. The dryer still heats up, but will turn off early and I have noticed lots of humidity in the laundry room. Could it be more than one problem?

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Sounds like hole in vent especially with unusal amount of moisture..also ckd vent to outside to be sure it isn't plugged ..when reinstalling vent to dryer be sure you don't flatten or compress vent hose to much this will restrict air flow to outside and cause increased dry times or poor drying ..will also cause excess lint accumilation in dryer ..house fire!

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