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Hi, My maytag bravos dryer is one year and 2 months old. Suddenly it has stopped drying the clothes, it takes forever to dry a load and clothes are very warm and wet, lots of steam in the dryer, also the lint screen is empty. We checked the lint traps, vents, exhausts, etc all are clear and clean. My husband even took his gas powered blower and blew it through the vent and outside I could feel the air coming through. When the dryer is on there is no air coming out the outside vent. We went a step further and turned on the dryer with it not hooked up to the vent and no air comes out of the back of the dryer where the vent is supposed to be hooked into - it just feels a bit warm. I took apart the inside dryer lint trap last night and put a vacuum hose down there and cleaned it out really well. I am at a loss of what to do, it runs fine just doesn't dry anything and I think there is something clogging it, is there another step I am missing or something else we can do? It kills me that it is only one year old and of course 2 months out of warranty. Thank you, Kristy

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Sounds like the exhaust fan is not working. There's an electric blower at the back of the unit that forces air out through the exhaust vent. Unplug the unit, pull the vent off the back, and see if you can reach in and touch the fan blades and make them move. If it won't move something is probably caught in there. You may need to take off the back of the unit and remove the housing cover to the fan assembly in order to really tell what's going on, but it sounds like your fan has an obstruction. It could also be that the fan motor is fried but that seems less likely. Remember to have the unit unplugged, there's some dangerous voltage inside.

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    I know this is old but maybe someone is pulling up these old Blogs..I had this issue for months just to find out the belt had come off of the blower..stop letting them tell you your air duct is blocked..they use that to blow you off the first time til your warranty is out..Hope this helps someone..

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