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Why do dryer sheets stick to the vent outlet on a Kenmore gas dryer?

When we put a sheet in and turn on the gas dryer the sheet sticks to the vent

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The dryer sheets soften during the drying cycle to release the softening material. Air flow through the dryer drum causes the sheets to "glue" themselves to the vent outlet. If you have the dryer disassembled for service, you will find a sticky residue on the back of the vent.

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