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Dryer gets hot, but stays damp inside and clothes don't dry. I removed a birds nest from the outer end of the vent, and there is plenty of hot steamy air coming through, but still having this problem. Dryier is: whirlpool lg7681xsw1

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Your problem is exhaust vent related. You already removed the birds nest,now straighten and shorten the flexible hose connector.
Short and straight is a must.
Also check the exhaust tube going into the dryer,it probably has a backed up lint blockage.

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The vent is probably still stopped up. You are going to have to pull the dryer out and disconnect the 4" vent hose from the back and inspect the vent all the way through.

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