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Plugged venting causing low heat and poor lint output?

Dryer turns on fine, but takes nearly 2 hours to dry a single medium load of standard clothing on HI heat. I suspect something connected with the lint trap, as after each load, the removable screen has very little accumulation. On a hunch, I left the trap alone for three consecutive loads of drying (ate up nearly 5 hours of time). When I removed the trap, there was lint accumulation only at the bottom 3 inches of the trap, and some light lint had been trapped on the backside of the screen. It just seems to me that something must be plugged up. Please advise.

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  • kathyrswan Oct 30, 2008

    Too soon to rate your advice, but I never thought about using a leaf blower. The other owners within this condo complex...welll...maybe I should abide by one of my 2 favorite commandments: either 1) love thy neighbor but don't get caught, or 2) Do unto others, then split. At any rate, an interesting concept that I will try. I had already cleared out the opening at the back of the dryer...

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You need to check the dryer vent hole on the back of the dryer,make sure it's not blocked,also check the wall vent for the same thing,most of the time if there is a clogg it holds the moisture in the dryer and it take forever to dry,you can use a shop vac to **** out any clogged lint in dryer and wall ,then if you have a leaf blower put it on the wall side and blow it it all out.let me know how you do-mike

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  • MIKE major Oct 31, 2008

    trust me that your problem,and i like rule number one the best-mike

  • MIKE major Oct 31, 2008

    trust me that's your problem ,and i like rule number one the best-mike

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