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My dryer is in the basement, is a 90degree angel out the back of the dryer a problem, or should the dryer be on an outside wall where the vent can be straight?

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Straight is always better, but if you have to have a 90 degree, it will be find as long as it is not kinked.



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Water in the drum anytime after drying a load of clothes is not normal.

Was the load prior to you having found the condensation fully dried? If not, check for lint in the vent system and make sure that air is coming out of the vent (the flap or louvers on the vent cap should open fully on a short vent line). Even so, this would not account for a small amount of standing water in the drum.

The first thing that came to mind was outside air being drawn in through the vent. If you have air conditioning and a well-sealed house, the warm, moist air hitting the cool drum (in a relatively dry atmosphere) may cause condensation. Check the outside vent to ensure that the vent cap flap (or louvers) is (are) closing all the way. Convection or air flow from the basement to a vent fan in an upper level might cause this.

Please let me know if I can help further.

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Most of the time this problem is attributed to a blocked or more precisely, a partially blocked dryer vent system. When a dryer vent is blocked it stops the air flow and the heat backs up into the dryer turning the heat sensors on and off prematurely taking longer for the clothes to dry. Over time this may cause the heat overload fuse to blow and you will have no heat at all.
First take a look at the dryers ducting between the dryer and the wall to make sure the vent duct (normally a flexible style) has not been crushed or kinked.
If the dryer duct to the wall is in good shape then in most cases there is a blockage some where between the wall where the ducting connects to the vent and where it exhausts outside.
The major cause of a blocked dryer duct occurs when the water in the clothes is heated to a high temperature and turned into steam, which is then exhausted out the back of the dryer to outside. As the steam cools on its journey and gets closer to the outside of the house, it tends to get cooler and turns back into water droplets. This is going to be the point where the dried lint, as it escapes past the lint filter, sticks to the newly formed water drops and starts a gradual chocking down of the 4" diameter vent to 3",2",1" and finally stops all flow of air.
Remember, the dryer is designed to exhaust so many cfm's and the more choked the vent the more heat is backed up into the dryer.
If you cannot access the dryer ducting, because it is in the wall or ceiling, to look for the obstruction, then look in the yellow pages or contact the local appliance repair service company and get the name for a good duct cleaning company.

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Hi, W/D here.

It would be best in your circumstance to slope your vent like one might slope a drain. 35 feet is waaaaay too long, 20 feet is max, and you can deduct 6 feet for every bend. If you can reconfigure your vent to a sloped drain, this will help.
The coolness of the basement is a contributing factor, but normally, it doesn't figure into the issue.
If you cannot shorten your run, or slope your line, you might do well with a trap that would have a mini sump pump in it. These are available from A/C companies, and are automatic in their operation. I have had one in one of my units, and the cost wasn't unreasonable. You can probably find one on-line (EBay?)
Venting into the basement may resolve your water issue, but you still have to deal with the lint that "escapes" the lint trap. Most of it will likely wind up in the air conditioner, and all over whatever you have in your basement.
A mini sump sounds like your best option, even if you have to set up a schedule to clean it out occasionally.
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you answered your own question, its not producing to much miosture, its not releasing hte moisture with in the clothihng, Id be willing to bet that you have a MAJOR clog within the venting!!!!!!

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I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out

FIX

1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out



2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall

3 pull dryer out from wall

4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall

4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer

5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint

6 inspect inside flex line for any lint

7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint

8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc

9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT

10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business

Good Luck





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Are you trying to draw air into the dryer from outside or blow the air outside?

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