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My outdoor dryer vent leaves about a gallon of lent out on my patio and cedar storage unit every season. How do I trap the extra lint coming out the vent? I have tried cheesecloth, but I have to change it daily which is very inconvenient. I am meticulous about cleaning the machine lint trap after every load. I avoid dryer sheets whenever possible. PLease help.

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  • Grangoose May 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. Must be some creative person out there that can help us solve this problem.

  • larkinhome Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem but worse. The designer of my house has the dryer vent exhaust directed into the outside condensor coil of my air conditioning unit. The exhaust is less than three feet away and when the dryer and air conditioner are both on, I have a lint and heat problem. Any suggestions from the gurus? Please let me know. Thanks!

  • lndrylady Apr 15, 2009

    Bought Samsung electric dryer. No venting pipes that lead outside. Best Buy tech attached vent kit to back of dryer and it leads into plastic container with water in it to catch the lent, the coil attached to to dryer goes over the water hoses and the container is sitting on our water heater. The hoses attached to the washer started to burn and melt! Had to turn off washer, they are coming out to replace hoses. How should I vent the dryer or tell the tech to so this fire hazard doesn't happen again. Thanks



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I'm sorry, but that happens with all dryer vents. you might consider rerouting the vent to another location. while you're at it the vent hose needs to be cleaned out, they tend to clog up and decrease drying efficiancy.

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The sensor is dirty..remove the lint trap and clean the orifice with a Swiffer duster. Dryer sheets can clog the lint trap use a tooth brush and detergent to clean the lint trap. Alternately see if it presents the same issue operating it without the lint trap. If you have an air compressor blow out the slot too. Make sure the main exit hose is cleared also *vent duct*. Tip the unit and blow the air in too.

Or a melting type fuse mounts on the blower housing and is tied into the same circuit as the door switch. When it melts it shuts down everything and this keeps the lint from catching fire.

Also check the belts.

You can turn off the beeping if you would like. Instructions are in the manual. By Pressing the buzzer button it has Loud medium low and off positions.

Remove the rear vent and try the unit...

I'm thinking that your sensor is probably the issue here.

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I have a Maytag Dryer that stopped in the middle of a cycle and there is no lent at all and the dryer will not come back on..

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Lint Trap in dryer

ngfam1 At your service!

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 ,
Please give me the best rating for this solved solution!
Thank You!

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