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Dryer's vent hose Problem

I think I got a problem with my dryer's vent hose but I don't really know how to check it. Can you help me?

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Wait for the dryer to cool. Unplug the vent hose and inspect its entire length for snags in the pipe. Make sure the vent is not obstructed on the outside wall, and fit a flap or screen to keep out small animals. If your vent pipe is punctured or damaged, you should replace it.

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