The new dryer was installed in a garage, the dryer vent runs up the wall about ten feet to an opening in the roof...could it be that the vent tube is too long? If so, is there a solution that won't break the bank? We live in a very humid area.
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Check your venting to make sure there is no restriction. If you cannot find a restriction, unhook your venting from your dryer, pull it out two feet from the back wall, and run a normal load through the dryer. If it drys fine, you have a venting restriction, and it is not the dryer. If it still does not dry with the venting removed, you have a thermostat or thermistor problem. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Due to a dryer either heats or no heat , I would suggest pulling the dryer out and removing the vent hose . Dry a load of clothes to see if they dry normally . If they do , this verifys that the vent hose is either kinked ( restricting air flow ) , or , if the vent runs UP inside the wall , there is a restriction between the inside vent hose to the outside vent . May have to go into the attic to clean .
If your vent hose is more than about ten feet long, your dryer may not have enough pressure to keep the air moving sufficiently to dry the clothes. Is it possible you are simply over loading your dryer?
Is the vent 4 inches all the way out? The recommended run length of 10 feet is max, however not very practical or followed. You need a vent brush to run completely through the full length and get as clean as possible. The water is from condensation caused by the long run through the attic. Any kinks in the vent will exacerbate your problem. If you do not like the dryer being 4-6 inches from the wall for the elbow, there is a kit available at most home centers, Lowes, Home Depot, that gives you the same volumn as the 4 inch round in 2 inch flat. Eric
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
I do not believe the problem lies within the dryer unit.
when the dryer unit fails to dry clothes in reasonable time 90% of the time it is the clogged air vent is the reason.
Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer installation. As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and can cause the dryer itself to overheat. This increases energy consumption since the dryer has to run longer to dry your clothes and can also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports dryer related home fires are on the increase.
First check your vent hose between the back of dryer and the air outlet on the wall. Vaccum clean the dirty hose and even into the dryer unit using flexable vaccum attachment. also try to vaccum clean airoutlet that goes into your wall as far reach into and much as possible. The dryer's lint filter and its path needs to be cleaned as well.
If all air flow path are cleaned it will improve 200% of your drying time.
There is also professional dryer vent cleaners in your area who can help solve the problem. just check your yellowpages..