I have a 2005 whirlpool duet dryer. I have a lot of condensation in my vent pipes and at all the bends in the vent pipe where it was taped/sealed by the HVAC guys, it now drips water. I have a large family (7 total) and I clean the dryer lint screen before every new load. There was also a small puddle of water under my dryer and also in my flexible exhaust hose. I have never taken a part my dryer to clean anything out inside. What do you think?
With all of that condensation I'd be suprised if your clothes were getting dry at all. A lot of times cleaning the dryer vent is not enough. It sounds like your vent is really long. Long vent lines have a large potential for lint clogging. Check the airflow at the end of the vent at the side of the house. Your'e probably getting very little. For a run like that we always attach a electric leaf blower to the dryer side of the hose and let it run wide open for about 5 minutes. This should help to break up any clogged up lint. You can check your results at the end of the line on the ground. If it doesn't do much you may want to consider replacing the vent hose. Hope this helps.. Thanks
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Dryer would be either leaking from vent or due to condensation. The vent may either be blocked. The water is coming from the clothes you have dried in the dryer and it has no where to go.
You need to dismantle the vent and clean it, replace it with new vent. The dryer may now be consuming more time to dry the same load of clothes. By correcting the venting problem you will solve the water problem and shorten your wash day and save on electricity as well.
Another issue is condensation which usually appears on the dryer vent pipe colder climates. As the warm air from the dryer is vented to the outside, it must be protected from the cold temperatures outside. If your dryer vent pipe is not properly insulated, the air that is being vented out will turn into water when it comes into contact with the cold pipe outside. This results in condensation and dripping water. To resolve this, you must insulate your dryer vent pipe along its entire length. This will ensure that the hot air from the dryer does not undergo temperature fluctuations, and no water will leak into the vent pipe. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
Hello, I would recheck the exhaust hose connections, as it sounds as if you've either got some holes in the vent hose/line or the connections are not fully around the dryer exhaust vent, etc.
You might also want to look at the dryer to see if the internal exhaust pipe came loose during transport and installation. It might be possible that the exhaust vent pipe inside the dryer is loose or off the fitting. An easy way to check this is to remove the exhaust pipe from the back of the dryer and (with the dryer unplugged from the electric outlet!) check by looking into the back vent on the dryer. You can also feel inside to see if it's loose, etc. Just be carefull as the metal pipe could have sharp edges, so wear some gloves to be safe.
As this is also a new dryer, you might also contact the place where you purchased it, as there might be an quality issue that they've received a service bulletin on and could provide you with further assistance.
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It's not the temperature of the air that is the problem. The air is seldom over 160 Deg F. If you have a vent fire the piping needs to last long enough without melting to starve the fire of oxygen in the hopes of extinguishing. Rigid aluminum piping is best suited for this, Rigid flexible is next. The tin foil and white plastic offer little resistance to melting if a fire should begin. The melting would allow the fire to replenish oxygen and support the burning process. The main caution here is to keep your dryer and vent clean...at least annually.
If the duct inside your wall is rigid metal all the way from the dryer to the house exit you need to do nothing to it . Replace the vent between the dryer and the wall with rigid metal 4" piping or hard flexible aluminum piping. If the duct inside your wall is either of the least effective types you need a new run of vent for the dryer to avoid a fire.
You can't use white plastic or flimsy flexible aluminum that feels like aluminum foil when you touch it.
It does not really matter which type of vent you use, so long as it is the correct diameter, and try to run it without any bends if poss, as too many bends will restrict air flow.
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There is a rare chance that the gas supply is clogged. Dealing with gas pipes is dangerous business, don't fool with it unless you are experienced with plumbing. After checking a gas pipe, do a bubble check for leaks with dish soap from a sponge or sprayer. There are small filters and traps placed here and there in the plumbing of some units. They are similar to the ones on a washing machine hose, but smaller.