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Indoor dryer vent box issues

Reducing the amount of lint flying around in the air

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Have you put some water in the lint box. you need to change the water after every use as well

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Make dryer hotter


Rather than make it hotter, check other things.

The longer the vent line is, the longer it will take to dry.
Also, most vent lines have a flapper outside that closes off when not in use to prevent cold air and critters from coming in.
Check to make sure that it's operating (opening) properly.
Also, no sharp bends in the vent line coming from the dryer to the vent ducting in the wall.

Finally, if it's an electric dryer, you could try one of these:

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To prevent lint from flying through the air, the inlet hose (from the dryer) go into water that is poured inside unit, trapping the lint that comes out the vent hose.

DO NOT USE WITH A GAS DRYER!

Jan 20, 2014 | Dryers

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GE Dryer DBSR453Eb2WW takes twice as long to dry clothes


A clogged or partially clogged vent will reduce the air flow through the dryer and greatly increase the drying time. I assume you checked the drying time again after you cleaned the vents. Have you also checked that the lint trap is clean? Make sure no lint has found it's way around the lint trap and has jammed the intake.

I would be very suspicious of the 240 v breaker double breaker feeding the dyrer; maybe the dryer is only running on 120 vac instead of the full 240vac. The motor would be getting full power, but the heating element would only be getting half power.

Mar 26, 2013 | Dryers

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Roper dryer res7646k replaced heater element , cleaned duct system & blower ,still not drying clothes on an 80 min. cycle. Checked vent outlet on dryer , good hot air coming out.


If you replaced the element then you are familiar with the "housing" where the impeller is located. Check to see if there is a significant amount of lint and/or debris around the impeller. I have found all kinds of debris around the impeller and the volume of air circulating can be significantly reduced.

Feb 11, 2011 | Roper Dryers

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It has a smell when turned on and it is hot on top


Verify that a restricted moisture vent is not the cause of the overheating condition. Pull off the vent hose and verify that it is not plugged with lint and that the air flow coming from the dryer is good. Also verify that the air flow to the outside of the house is good and not restricted with lint. Otherwise it could be an issue with the dryer thermostat causing it to continually heat until it is too hot.

Dec 19, 2009 | GE Dryers

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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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My GE select dryer all of a sudden doesn't dry a load of clothes in the same amount of time. It takes almost twice as long.. why?


This is likely the result of an air flow problem if you are sure the heater is working properly. Ensure you are not running the dryer in a closed room which would starve the dryer of air dramatically reducing the air over the clothes even if the full length of your vent is brand new. Next, remove the vent hose from the rear of the dryer and check for strong air flow at the outlet. If it seems strong enough then run a vent through a window or out into another room and do one load in this fashion. If this resolves your problem the blockage exists in the vent line outside your dryer and disassembling dryer becomes unnecessary.

If not, ensure you have seen and touched every inch of interior dryer piping and hold the lint filter up to the light to be sure you can see through it. Disassemble and clean ANY section of piping you can't get your hand into. The area below the lint filter tends to catch a lot of lint and can only be accessed by removing the housing at the rear on the left side as you face the rear. Ensure the blower wheel turns when the motor turns. (Newer models may have the filter housing at the front)

Having performed all these actions will likely resolve the problem.

Sep 29, 2009 | GE Dryers

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Our dryer takes FOREVER to dry. Over an hour and a half for permanent press???? I am always a wet load behind. We have cleaned out vents. The dryer does get hot.


Is the dryer vented properly to the outside? Feel the amount of air flow when it's running and empty. It should be substantial. If it feels weak, you need to take the back off the machine. There is a metal 'box' that is connected to your vent line going out. Take the cover off the 'box and it is probably full of lint. This blocks the exit air and causes your problem.

Jul 01, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer

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Dryer taking longer to dry clothes


For a gas dryer:
Assuming the dryer is working properly and the control cycles are ok, look for things like a restricted venting system which inclides the exhaust, lint screen, etc. This would be the large pipe connected to the dryer exhaust that vents outside.

If it's an electric dryer, there could be issues with heating elements, thermostats, a control board, the timer, etc. Also check for any excessive lint build-up.

Apr 12, 2009 | Dryers

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Lint trap not functioning properly


ck vent to outside with restricted vent system air flow is reduced through screen and no lint pulled through it either ..bet you've had long dry times too

Nov 24, 2008 | Dryers

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Dryer


There is actually an indoor vent kit that consists of a dryer hose and a lint bucket that you place water in. The hose attaches to the dryer and connects to a lint bucket that holds a small amount of water. The concept is that the vent blows air straight down into the bucket and any lint gets trapped in the water. On the negative side, you will have to empty the bucket from time to time and keep it in a location where it is not going to get tipped over. You also need to make sure the dryer hose does not get kinked or pinched off in a way that prevents air flow, or your dryer will begin to back up with lint, which could cause dryer failure and/or a fire. Is there any reason why you can't vent to the outdoors? The reason I ask is because running a dryer in this fashion can cause humidity build up and mildew in your home over a long periods of time. Nylon will also tend to collect lint and clog. You will have to be diligent about keeping it cleaned. I hope this helps you. You can purchase an indoor vent kit at most appliance stores.

Oct 10, 2007 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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