Noisy dryer not drying clothes, water found in vent tube
My dryer has been making a squeeky kind of noise, my father in law opened it up and said the fan was rubbing against something inside the dryer (forgive my lack of knowledge! this was over a year ago). He said it was not going to be harmful to continue using the dryer. As of 3 days ago, I have needed to run the dryer 2-3 times to fully dry the clothes, and today I have run it 4 times and my clothes are still wet. I disconnected the vent tube and vaccuumed any lint out, checked for obstructions outside at the vent's source. When I disconnected the tube at the base of the dryer, I found a puddle of water and lint in the tube, about 2-3 cupfuls. What do you think is the problem? If I call a repairman, how much should I expect to pay to have my dryer fixed?
Re: noisy dryer not drying clothes, water found in vent...
You either have a restriction somewhere in the venting which you say you have already checked or maybe a bad blower (fan). it may be stripped off the shaft and not pulling any air through the machine. If you run the dryer with the hose removed at the back and it dries well you have a problem with your venting. If it still takes three cycles it's a problem with the dryer. Repair would probably run about $100-150
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You are correct. Pull the dryer out and disconnect your venting from the back of the dryer. Turn your dryer on and check to make sure your dryer is blowing air out of the dryer duct. If it is then leave your dryer out at least 2 ft from the wall and run a load of clothes through the dryer. If it dries your clothes normally then you have a venting restriction. Check to make sure your venting is clean, not kinked or smashed, make sure your outside vent is opening an doesn.t have something blocking it. Check your lint screen filter by running water through it. If water is not flowing through it, you have a build up of fabric softener on your screen, blocking air flow. Scrub your screen off and test again. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Since you know for sure the dryer is heating, the problem most likely is lint in the dryer tube. You will have to remove the back panel of the dryer, and then remove the dryer tube. (Not the vent hose, although you may want to make sure that it and the dryer vent itself is not clogged). Remove the dryer filter and normally the 2 screws that hold the vent tube in. Remove the screws from the vent tube and get the lint out of the tube. There may also be lint around the fan. Get it all out. Be careful though, all the edges are sharp and will cut you if you slide your hand along it while "sweeping" out the lint.
There are several things that can cause a dryer to be noisy. There
are a lot of moving parts in a dryer that can cause noises to occur
when they get worn. Several parts support the drum, and may make noise
or vibrations when worn out. Many times a dryer will squeak just a
little bit as it first starts. This should go away in just a few
seconds. Make sure nothing is loose inside the drum. Remove the lint
trap and look below the lint trap holder for any loose items that may
have slipped through the cracks.
The blower wheel is
always moving and lint is constantly going by it. If it’s noisy, it may
have gotten clogged with lint, or it may be worn and need to be
replaced. Clean out the area around the blower. If it’s still noisy,
Many dryers use a center spindle to support the clothes drum. This
spindle may be a ball-and-socket support, or it may be a shaft inside a
sleeve. When these component bearings get worn out, they may make a
squealing or rubbing sound. Replace this bearing when it gets worn out.
Many dryers also use plastic glides in the front end of the clothes
drum. When these glides are worn out, you may hear a lot of noise. If
the glides are worn, replace them as a set.
Some dryers use rollers to support the clothes drum. If these
rollers or wheels are worn out, they can be extremely noisy. You ought
to replace the whole set at the same time. A belt that has been damaged
or frayed may make a thumping or slapping sound as the drum turns.
The gas valve solenoid will make a buzz type of sound as it opens.
The valve itself will give a little click as it starts the heat cycle,
when ignition begins, and when the burner is turning off. The burner
flame itself makes kind of a low-pitched roaring wind sound.
You need to check the following things to sort out the issue you are facing with--
Improper sorting •Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, to dry a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics •Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take (like beach towels) longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperly set •Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is full •Clean lint filter before every load.
Improper or obstructed ducting •Check installation instructions for proper ducting/venting.
•Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
•Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
•Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting is correct.
Blown fuses or tripped •Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers circuit breaker use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads •Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
Underloading •If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.
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If you have to run the dryer 2 to 3 times as long to dry the clothes then you just need to make sure the vent hose behind the dryer isn't kinked up and the vent is open all the way out side ,,, that will fix it for you. Larry
You most likely have a clogged venting system going to the oustside.. Try this pull the dryer away from the wall remove the flex venting pipe. Run a load now yes i know the heat and moisture will come in the house but it is just one load(open a window) if it works ok then you will need to get someone out to clean your vent and your money back from the repairman who came out .....any technician worth anything should have told you this.....98% of long dry time calls are a plugged venting..just and FYI...Hope this fix ya if so plz rate
make sure you have a strong air flow from the dryer it self take hose off and run the unit it should force your hand away if not your dryer is stopped up you will have to take fan casing off and clean (the metal going to hole for vent hose) if you do go outside and make sure you vent outside is opening and free of lint also wash your lint filter with warm soapy water fabric sheets stop them up and cause longer drying time