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Lint Blows Out the Top!

My only complaint: Lint blows out the top - through the cracks of the vent filter! WHY? It vents STRAIGHT OUT TO THE OUTSIDE - should the aluminum like hose be CURLED?>>>?

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Re: Lint Blows Out the Top!

Lint backing up into a dryer is generally caused by improper air flow, which is caused (generally) by clogged ducting. If you say your ducting is flowing freely then you may still have a partial back up somewhere inside the dryer. Usually the blower fan area and/or the lint screen duct leading into the fan area can build up with packed lint. If you're not appliance savvy, dryers can sometimes be tricky to get inside. I recommend using a long lint brush to access those hard to reach areas of your dryer. To answer your other question, the ducting should be as straight as possible. Bends and kinks are often areas where lint will start to build up and eventually clog. The first sign that you're having dryer vent problems will be longer dry times on your clothes. I hope this will help.

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I used wood router to remove part of exhaust connector on rear of dryer to better fit elbow. Elbow interior was smoothed to prevent lint sticking. Elbow was mounted with silicone sealant and 2 screws. Pipe was glued to elbow as normal glued pipe connection. Pipe end was cut even with side of dryer.
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ngfam1 At your service!

You said, lint is collecting by vent located outdoors. And you feel, the lint trip isn't working.
and you feel very concerned that this is a fire hazard.
We do clean the lint trip off before every dryer run.

The fact that lint is clogging your outside vent does not mean the dryer is not working properly!
The dryers with the top mount lint screens have blow by lint to the outside.

My next dryer will be a Speed Queen dryer which has the lint screen inside the dryer by the door and works better , without the mess on top of the dryer every time I remove it to clean before each load!
That top filter is an old style design!

The outside screen is to keep small animals out!
I find the new plastic outer vents have a plastic mesh screen which caused the same issue as you spoke of and caused my dryer to stop getting hot even though it was only half blocked outside !
I REMOVED the screen and left it off!
And recommend this to all other folks too!
The dryer is too hot for animals to want to enter! They sense it! AND THEY WON'T go in it!!

There are a few types.

1.The old ones are a aluminum vent with a aluminum flap like door that has a spring to keep it closed when the dryer is not on and forcing it open to allow for the exhaust to escape.

2. The newer ones can have a plastic flap that works the same way ,but usually designed without the spring mechanism.

3. the newest one are the ones with the plastic mesh screen that I spoke of above!
Remove the pop off plastic screen and leave it off!
Or if you have the flap door kind.
Change the vent to the open one that comes with the plastic pop on mesh and do not put the screen on!!

It's been years that mine is off and it's all is fine.

You will be fine
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Remove the wire from the sensor on the upper right and lift the housing up and off the clip below. Another possibility is a problem with the blower. reach in from the vent and make sure its intact

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