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Dryer heats up, but takes hours to dry the clothes, even light weight clothes.

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The first thing you need to check is the exhaust tube. Take it off of the back of the machine and off of the wall thimble and clean it out completely. While you have it off clean out the dryer where the hose connects and the wall thimble.

Posted on May 20, 2011

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