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I had no problem with my dryer until...We vacuumed out our dryer, including the exhaust hose. The dryer doesn't dry clothes. The automatic dry will run until its manually shut off. The Timer still works but the dryer never gets warm. What happened?

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Dear customer,
I recommend you to kindly follow the rouitne below before taking it to your dealer..

hope u find this useful. thank you.

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