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A lot of lint is getting by the in unit filter screen and is cloging the outside vent bird screen The dryer is about one year old and is a model DHDVH52

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Check the seal for the dryer vent coming from the drum itself. It may just be a simple lint filter replacement that is realitively cheap and can be bought from If it is a top removable lint filter, the seals get worn out quite easily. Also, be sure to clean the lint filter after EACH load to help prevent it.

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It takes 2 or 3 cycles to dry clthes, has been going on for some time

That's typically an indication that air is not moving through the dryer. Check the dryer screen, make certain that it's clean. You may need to remove the back and clean out any dryer lint. If the dryer vent is long, it may have filled up with lint, restricting air flow. You may need someone to clean that for you.

Feb 06, 2011 | Dryers

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I took out the lint filter to clean and it will now NOT slide back into the slot. It just stops about 1/4 of the way up the screen. This is the first time this has happended in the 2 years that i have owen...

you need to clean out the dryer or have someone come in to do it.unplug the dryer,remove the lint filter and then you have to remove the duct that the filter slides into and clean that but you have to take the dryer apart to do this,next you have to vac out the cabinet where the motor is and clean out the vent line,if it's a long run i use a leaf blower to do this,remove the vent line from the back of the dryer,go outside and make sure the vent is clear then go back inside stick the leaf blower into the vent line and blow all the lint have lint stuck in the tracks that the lint filter slides into,get a skinny long screw driver and poke out the lint,if you have an electric dryer you should do this once every two years if it's gas once a year so you don't have a fire,next time send the model number and the name of the machine you need help with so i can help you better,if you don't know how to take apart the dryer send the model number and i can help you but there is lint stuck in the tracks that the filter slides down into and if that's like that then you need to clean out the dryer

Dec 23, 2010 | Dryers

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Why would the lint in my dryer lint tray be wet?

Could likley be a cloged or restricted dryer exhaust system test by starting dryer and go outside to the exhaust vent for unit and check airflow,you should have good warm airflow coming out of the vent.You need good air circulation thru the dryer to remove the moisture from the clothing ,with a cloged or restricted vent (exhaust )system it takes much much longer to remove the moisture from the system Hope this helps your concern

Aug 14, 2010 | Dryers

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Will dryer still run and heat if one of the thermostats (cycling[internal bias], high limit, and/or thermal cut-off) is faulty? Would it simply 'blow' the thermal fuse (that i just replaced) again?

if the thermal fuse keeps blowing it's because the dryer needs a need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is and if you have a shop vac put it on blow and blow off the motor,there's alot of lint stuck inside it that the vac can't get out,you can blow the lint from the back of dryer to the front so you don't have to pull the drum to clean it.if the vent line is a long run from the back of dryer to the outside vent i use a leaf blower to clean out the line,i've blown out bird nests and big balls of wet lint after people told me the vent line was clear also make sure the outside vent is clear no screens or cages if there is remove them all they do is catch this once a year so you don't have a fire and you won't have to replace parts from overheating,thermal fuse is a safety that will pop if the dryer runs to hot mostly from a clogged dryer

Apr 17, 2010 | Kenmore 62882 Electric Dryer

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The lint from my dryer is not collecting in the dryer filter, instead it is blowing through the flexhose and into outside vent and clogging up

Here are a few ideas:
1) check the filter screen for holes,
2) check the screen for shape
3) check the screen for tight fit (it should fall/snap into a snug fit)
4) check the drum for a loose fit (there is a felt kit you can buy for this)
5) unplug the dryer and get old lint out of the duct in the unit and between the unit and the outside
TRY it again!

Dec 24, 2009 | Dryers

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I am unable to find the vent that leads from the lint screen to the back of the dryer, I am using a narrow vaccum to clean it out, but it keeps getting caught on something. Is there not a clear path, if...

no i dont believe their is a clear path. depending on your model it may bend in the rear back.if your filter is on the front of the dryer when u open the door then the vent bends to the left but their is a blower wheel u are probably hitting. can go through the back and get most of it after u have cleaned out the front. if your filter is on the top then you can only clean so much. the unit needs to come apart to clean it out properly.

Oct 07, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Vent was cloged with a birds nest now it wont heat


Sep 02, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer

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Kenmore 70 Series - 2 years old. Won't dry clothes, but there is definitely heat. Had a similar problem a year ago and ended up being a bird nest in the vent piping. I took off the vent piping nearest the...

Check for lint build up in the flex pipe connecting the dryer to the vent pipe..
While it's disconnected clean the duct on the back of the dryer..
A great lint cleaner is a "webster duster" on a can get alot of lint out with one of these..

Jun 18, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer won't dry

Sounds like a ventilation issue. Remove the dryer vent tube and take a leaf blower to it and try to blow it out as best as you can. Also check outside to see if something is blocking the vent. Birds and mice love to build nests in that nice warm vent tube. The ole leaf blower will remove these nice little woodland creatures with force, yet its totally humane, and wont hurt them a bit. If this doesnt work, you may have to run to your local building supply center or hardware store and get one of those inexpensive brushes that you can use to clean out your lint areas. A good test to see if you have good airflow is to remove your lint filter (if its a top filter), turn on the unit, and drop a small piece of lint down the tunnel. If it zooms right down, then its good. If it just kinda hangs around, its not that good. If you have a way to check the entire length of the vent tube, look to be sure that there is no dips or kinks. Also, remember that the shortest and straightest vent tube, is the best vent tube. Let me know how it turns out, or if you need further information. Good Luck!!!! Jim

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