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Find your lint trap, pull it out, and make sure it is clean.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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Ge sensor dryer stops after minutes


I suspicion you problem may be lint.
In the last 6 months, I have taken apart 5 various brands of dryer and found them filled with lint inside, often as much as 2 - 3 shoe boxes full.
This lint is only removed by dismantling the whole machine, as it is in the tubes for exhaust air between the hole in the rear and the blower fan inside.
Some dryer models are worse than others for collecting lint inside.
Be blessed..

Feb 22, 2014 | GE Dryers

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Dryer heats but clothes wont dry and have checked lint screens front and back. How much "air flow" should be coming out the back of the dryer?


Do not use this dryer until you fix it. You need to check the pipe or flexible tube that comes out of your dryer (where the hot air comes out). Even though you clean your dryer lint trap some lint gets by. If you can get to it, go outside and find the opening where the dryer air comes out of your house. Then open the little door and look inside but not when the dryer is running. If there is any lint inside clean it out. Then disconnect the air outlet from the back of the dryer and inspect. It should be free of lint. If it is full of lint clean it all out. You can also call a pro to perform the inspection and cleaning. Good luck.

Jan 16, 2014 | Dryers

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Dryer smoking up house and threw exhaust vent smells like something burnt


Hello, Well the smell is most likely from lint that is trapped in the dryer burning. The first thing you need to do is check the lint screen just inside the door. Second is to take the vent tube off of the back of the dryer and check to see if it is plugged with lint inside of the dryer. Clean out any you can see, also if the tubing inside of the dryer is most likely plugged with lint and the heating element is catching the lint on fire. If let go without cleaning this will cause a fire! I work for an appliance repair company and have seen dryers catch fire due to them being clogged with lint, you have two options; first is to clean it yourself, second is to have an appliance repair technician come to your home and clean it. The second is easier and safer but the first is cheaper but very labor intensive. I hope that answered your question and helped. Good luck!

Dec 09, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Dryer is taking too long to dry


Dryer needs to be cleaned. Unplug, take off back and vacuum all lint out of dryer, also take off vent and vacuum inside of vent area. Then clean dryer vent from inside of house to where it exits. Make sure all lint removed. Lint holds moisture and causes dryer not to be able to release steam caused by heating wet clothes, thus clothes don't dry.

Jun 09, 2010 | Kenmore 66972 Dryer

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Why is lint collecting inside my Duet dryer? It is outside the drum and between the housing. The lint collector has little or no lint after drying. I have checked and cleaned the hose from the dryer to the...


take the lint filter out and put your hand in it,turn the dryer on,you should feel a stoung air flow sucking in,if not your still have a clogg somewhere

Feb 05, 2010 | Dryers

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DRYERS: is lintcollector better on the top of a dryer or inside


Both configurations work well, but dryers with the lint screen on top are much easier to work on if you need to performance any maintenance or repairs. All the heating circuits are located behind the rear panel of the dryer and are easily accessible.

Dryers with the lint screen inside the door have the heating circuitry located inside the dryer cabinet under the drum. A little more effort is required to disassemble the dryer for any maintenance.

NOTE: No matter which dryer configuration you choose, to maintain dryer efficiency make sure you keep the dryer exhaust ventilation clean and free of obstructions. The number one cause of dryer heat related problems is caused by poor ventilation. Check your ducting often.

If you have any further questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Nov 30, 2009 | Kenmore 62622 Electric Dryer

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MY DRYER IS NOT RELEASING THE AIR OUTSIDE AND MY DRYER IS GETTING SUPPER HOT ON TOP


squished vent hose behind dryer, then clogged vent, then dirty lint filter, then lint built up inside dryer because of vent issue, after fixing vent issue, remove lint from inside blower area filter area etc.

Oct 25, 2009 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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Is there supposed to be a hole on the side of my dryer


Well, though it be simple, you might clean the lint filter everytime you use it. Over time a dryer even with lint filter cleaned will still collect small amounts of lint inside it. You shouldn't worry much but you could call the maytag man to come and take apart the dryer and clean the inside. <;O)

Sep 07, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer screen


No. The accumulation of lint in the dryer screen generally doesn't have anything to do the amount that ends up INSIDE your dryer. Too little lint is not a bad sign. It's dependent upon the type of clothing you are drying as well. If the clothes are not "lint givers" (like cottons and wools), you generally won't see a lot of lint in the dryer screen. Dryer screens are not perfect, either and some lint always gets through. As long as there are no holes in the screen and you have it seated correctly, and you clean it after each use, you shouldn't have any problems.

What affects dryer performance the most, is your vent hose and routine cleaning. The simple rule of thumb is: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent hose the BETTER. The vent hose should also be cleaned thoroughly periodically. I recommend once per season. That's about 4 times per year. What causes the lint to back up into a dryer is when the vent hose becomes kinked or clogged. The lint is mixed with moist air when it leaves the dryer. If it has no where to go, it starts to accumulate and stick in areas of the vent hose that are sagging, or at tight bends. Eventually, the vent becomes so restricted that the lint ends up inside your dryer. This causes the heating circuits to overheat to eventual failure. Not to mention, accumulations of lint inside a dryer can cause a fire. I have personally inspected dryers that were so full of lint that the dryer hose contained about a gallon of water from condensation and the inside showed evidence of multiple fires. If you need further info, I have an article I wrote up explaining all of this under "Tips and Tricks" under my profile. I hope this helps you.

Apr 06, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Frigidaire dryer


Most appliance stores sell a brush tahts on a 3 foot handle to remove any excessive lint form the lint trap.

Sep 16, 2007 | Frigidaire GLEQ642A Electric Dryer

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