Lint is coming from the dryer and settling throughout the house. She cleans the vent with every use, but it does not help.
I have the dryer that has the glass door and have had to pay to have some one come out because this has been going on for a few years... I have done the cleaning of the vent, the pipe going out side is still on the dryer and it is still happening... I had a recall on the washer and they refunded the money. I still don't like the idea of having to pay for somebody to come and fix it if the "felt" has a hole in it... this machine isn't even 4 years old..Help me out with the problem can you. Thanks. Don't like drying
Four Screws holding the exhaust pipe that the hose connects to on the lower back of the dryer. Remove those screws and pull the pipe out - It has a rubber gromet on the inside end that should fit onto the opening on the inside of the dryer. May need a flashlight to see inside while aligning it when putting it back in.
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Dryer lint not only presents a problem by cluttering up your clothes with white specks, but it can also lead to a dryer fire. While it is impossible to completely eliminate dryer lint, you can take action to drastically reduce lint and the potential problems that come along with excess dryer lint. If your clothes take more than one cycle to dry, you see no lint on the lint screen, the clothes are very hot after drying or you find excess lint on the clothes after drying, you probably have a problem with accumulation of dryer lint in the dryer vent. Use a dryer vent cleaning brush and clean the dryer vent, or hire a professional to clean the exhaust vent behind your dryer. If your dryer vent is clogged, it will create excess dust in the dryer and on the clothes. The excess lint can eventually catch on fire given the heat load of the dryer.
Very common problem. You need to call a duct cleaning company and tell them to clean your dryer vent. Rule-of-thumb: dryer vents should be cleaned every couple of years to prevent them from being clogged with lint and causing lint fires. This is definitely your problem. Good luck :)
p.s. one way to verify a clogged vent is to go outside where the vent exits the house and feel the air-flow. should have adequate air-flow.
The most likely cause is poor airflow. This may be due to a clogged lint screen (should be cleaned after each load) or a clogged vent. Run the dryer empty and feel the airflow from the vent outlet (where the vent exits the house). If there isn't a good strong flow of air, remove the duct where it attaches to the dryer and check for flow right at the dryer. If there still isn't good flow you may have a bad blower, but chances are the duct is clogged with lint. If it's the white plastic flexible duct or the corrugated metal kind you should replace it with solid 4-inch vent pipe. This will give the best airflow and the smooth walls won't promote lint buildup.
ok there,first the clothes must come out off your washer well spun,or dryer will work extra hard/long.next you dry a load with out ducting to elimanate your house venting[you wont hurt a thing]most off the time thats it![house]if still bad and you know your dryer is cleaned out then its an electrical problem.will go ther after you check the above.God bless.please help with my ratings if i have be helpful,tom
is the clothes coming out of the washer with lint on them or after they come out of the dryer ,,,, the washer doesn't take all the lent off ... the dryer does so i would make sure the vent duct is open all the way out of your house and the dryer filter is clean.
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 Bless You , huuum Please give me the best rating for this solved solution! Thank You!
You have a clog somewhere in the venting. Anywhere between the lint screen and the outside of the house. Use a vaccum with a crevice tool to reach behind the lint screen. Also check the flaps on the outside of the house. You can also access the machine end of the vent pipe by removing the two Phillips screws on the angled panel just below the dryer door. If you feel you need to take apart the machine further to clean behind the lint screen, write back. It's very tricky, and will take some time, but I can walk you through it.
These dryers are not much different mechanically then Kenmore 4-wheel units. One common problem I've seen with this design is lint buildup in the lint filter housing. Along with cleaning the entire machine and vent system regularly you can use a vacuum with crevice tool to get most of it. To clean it throroughly remove the front panel and two screws holding the filter housing near the top.
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