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Water and moisture build up

My dryer has also collected about 1/2 gallon of water in 20 drying cycles, in the vent tube. There is a lot of moisture around the door, and it is collecting much of the lint. Help?!?!?

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This sounds like the clothes are not spun out enough in the washer. there could also be a blockage in the ducting that would cause condensation bulit up but it sounds like you have a lot of this very unusual

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I do not recommend venting a dryer inside. I suspect you are trying to save heat you have paid for. A dryer will add a lot of moisture to the area it is in as well as secondary lint that gets through the lint screen. This will cause condensation on any cool surface. In a basement this can lead to mold and mildew. But if you want you can make your own lint trap and if you need the humidity. Get a 5 gallon plastic bucket, some 4" aluminum vent pipe and 90 degree elbows. Direct the dryer exhaust into the bucket filled with some water. This will catch most of the secondary lint. Clean often and do not let the bucket run dry. There are some gallon buckets on the market that look a lot nicer but they restrict the airflow to much and this can cause problems with heating elements and thermal fuses. Never and I say Never vent a Gas Dryer inside.
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Check your vent hose and where it exits the building, clean away all lint anything blocking the vent cap or in the vent hose. Remove the vent from the back of the dryer and make sure it is all clean and clear there and make sure the betn is not kinked up when putting the dryer back into it space. Now before you blow me off, if any of this is true for your dryer the heat will build up and trip the thermostat causing it not to heat properly and the blower wheel can not move the air to collect the moisture and remove it from inside the dryer. Also, any sagging vent line can collect moisture which turns to a puddle of water in the line and this to will not allow your dryer to dry the clothes. Good luck I hope I have helped you.

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Hi and Welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

You already have discovered the problem. Lint has built up in the vent / exhaust ducting. Most of the time the through the wall vent flapper gets lint build up on it outside the house and then as that restricts airflow you get condensation in the ducting. The condensation causes the lint to form a cake like paste inside the ducting. THOROUGHLY Clean out your vent ducting from the dryer connection all the way thru the outside wall and your dryer will be fine. If you need to replace the ducting please do so. Ducting is cheaper than the electricity you waste on clogged ducting. You proved your dryer will work correctly when you dried a load of clothes with the ducting removed.

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a dryer can only handel so much if you over load it it cant tumbel the load inside of it so the warm air wont dry them out,,,also what is it set on??? low or hight heat?? how wet are the sheets when you put them in the dryer??? is the dryer getting a good air flow,, it need to breath in lots of air,,,,and that hot wet air need to get out freely,,,if its even slightle blocked the dryer cant work well,,,how often do you clean out the dust filter in the dryer,,,(this should be cleaned every time you use it) also if the sheets just tiy them selfs into a big knot they wont dry
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Recheck the vent all the way to the outside and make sure the vent hose is not smashed behind the dryer.

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Remove vent to dryer and test a wet load if they dry ok then the house vent is at fault.

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If your dryer is leaking water, then you have a serious clog in the exhaust vent ducting somewhere. The water comes from condensation inside the dryer exhaust. As your clothes dry, warm moist air is exhausted out the dryer exhaust vent ducting. If you have any kinks, excessive bends, sags, or excessively long ducting runs, they can create choke points for lint to accumulate. Once the lint accumulates, it begins to collect moisture. As it collects moisture, it will act as a sponge and collect more lint until the dryer becomes completely clogged. Left in a clogged state, the dryer begins to overheat and dries less efficiently. You may notice longer dry times or an excessively hot dryer. Eventually the dryer heating circuits will fail. This can also become a fire hazard if the lint becoimes so backed up that it begins to collect on, or near, the heating element.

If you have not checked the dryer ventilation any time recently, now may be a good time to do so. I recommend checking it about once per season to ensure it is not obstructed. Make sure you are also using the semi-rigid metal type ducting. It resists crushing, kinking, resists heat better, and resists rodent infestation.

NOTE: Mice are notorious for building nests inside dryers. Give them a warm place with bedding material and they will make it a home.

Make sure the exhaust vent is at least 12 inches off the ground. This will deter mice and others pests (like snakes or birds) from entering the dryer exhaust from the outside. If you place a cover on the vent, make sure it is of the louvered variety. Do not use screens. They will collect lint and clog easily.

An easy test to determine if you have an exhaust problem is to remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer. Turn the dryer on and allow it to run. The air leaving the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm. If the air flow is weak, you need to check the dryer interior. If the air flow is normal, reattach hose and run the dryer again. This time, check the exhaust vent where it exits your home. Again, the air flow should be forceful and warm. If not, you have a clog somewhere in the ventilation ducting which will require cleaning.

NOTE: If you are using plactic ducting, get rid of it. It collapses easy, rips and mice will chew right through it.

In addtion, many home owners unknowingly will push the dryer against the wall and crush the hose behind it. This will also clog the vent and make the dryer inefficient. Leave about a 1 foot space behind the dryer for proper ventilation and ensure the vent hose does not get crushed. Semi-rigid hose will prevent this from happening.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I have seen this problem many times. Let me know what you find and if I can be of further assistance. I hope this helps you.

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The most likely cause is your home vent is clogged and the dryer has little or no air flow. The water is exiting the dryer with the air since there is little air flow which causes the "water leak". Clean your home vent all the way through and your dryer will probably also need a good cleaning. This should take care of the problem. Please rate this post.

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If your electric dryer is leaking water, then you have a clog somewhere in the exhaust vent ducting somewhere. The water comes from condensation inside the dryer exhaust. As your clothes dry, warm moist air is exhausted out the dryer exhaust vent ducting. If you have any kinks, excessive bends, sags, or excessively long ducting runs, the can create choke points for lint to accumulate. Once the lint accumulates, it begins to collect moisture. As it collects moisture, it will act as a sponge and collect more lint until the dryer becomes completely clogged. Left in a clogged state, the dryer begins to overheat and dries less efficiently. You may notice longer dry times or an excessively hot dryer. Eventually the dryer heating circuits will fail. This can also become a fire hazard if the lint becoimes so backed up that it begins to collect on, or near, the heating element.

If you have not checked the dryer ventilation any time recently, now may be a good time to do so. I recommend checking it about once per season to ensure it is not obstructed. Make sure you are also using the semi-rigid metal type ducting. It resists crushing, kinking, resists heat better, and resists rodent infestation.

NOTE: Mice are notorious for building nests inside dryers. Give them a warm place with bedding material and they will make it a home.

Make sure the exhaust vent is at least 12 inches off the ground. This will deter mice and others pests (like snakes or birds) from entering the dryer exhaust from the outside. If you place a cover on the vent, make sure it is of the louvered variety. Do not use screens. They will collect lint and clog easily.

An easy test to determine if you have an exhaust problem is to remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer. Turn the dryer on and allow it to run. The air leaving the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm. If the air flow is weak, you need to check the dryer interior. If the air flow is normal, reattach hose and run the dryer again. This time, check the exhaust vent where it exits your home. Again, the air flow should be forceful and warm. If not, you have a clog somewhere in the ventilation ducting which will require cleaning.

NOTE: If you are using plactic ducting, get rid of it. It collapses easy, rips and mice will chew right through it.

In addtion, many home owners unknowingly will push the dryer against the wall and crush the hose behind it. This will also clog the vent and make the dryer inefficient. Leave about a 1 foot space behind the dryer for proper ventilation and ensure the vent hose does not get crushed. Semi-rigid hose will prevent this from happening.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I have seen this problem many times. Let me know what you find and if I can be of further assistance. I hope this helps you.

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If you have water in the exhaust vent you have a clog somewhere in the line that needs to be cleared. When a dryer exhausts, moisture is included in the air that exits the dryer. This moisture will condensate and collect in the exhaust vent if it has no where to go. If too much moisture builds up this can back up into your dryer's heating circuits. In addition, a clogged dryer actually overheats and dries less efficiently. If the heating circuits continually overheat this can result in component failures and is a potential fire hazard. Inspect your dryer exhaust vent ducting thoroughly from where it leaves the back of the dryer, to where it exits your home. Make sure there are no bends, sags, kinks or clogs in the line. In addition, it is recommended that you use the semi-rigid metal type vent ducting. It resists kinking, is heat resistant and prevents rodent intrusion. If you have questions let me know. I hope this helps you.

PS If your heating circuits are no longer working, you may have a problem with the heating circuits now. The thermal cut-out (TCO) commonly fails. If this is the case, please let me know and I can advise you further.

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