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Whirlpool dryer model# let8858aq0 drys the clothes but frequently leaves condensation on the inside of dryer-- also the lint screen and lint is wet as well as condensation on the outside vent dc How do you resovle the condensation problem?

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  • jwmg Aug 26, 2010



    I am looking to replace the exhaust line which runs from thre dryer on the 2nd floor thru the adjacent wall up to the attic then runs across the attic floor to the exhaust vent under the sofit of the roof overhang..I think the present line has kinks in .I am talking with Ducts Unlimited.The exhaust vent also needs replacing

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If your dryer is STILL heating, but your dryer is showing signs of heavy condensation or longer dry times, you may want to check the dryer interior cabinet and/or the entire run of the exhaust ducting from where it exits your dryer to the point where it leaves your home to ensure you have no kinks, clogs, or excessive bends. As the dryer exhausts, moisture from your clothing is circulated with the warm air. If you have any restrictions in the exhaust system, the moisture will collect inside the ducting and drum. The following link explains many of the common problems that can cause poor drying efficiency and longer dry times:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

Before assuming you have a problem with the appliance, check your installation to ensure you are providing the dryer with proper exhaust and air flow. This is the NUMBER ONE cause of poor drying efficiency. A dryer in a clogged state, or having improper air flow, will not dry efficiently and will cause the heating circuits to overheat. Eventually, this can lead to component failures and is the source of many fire hazards. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Aug 26, 2010

    Exhaust vents that are excessive in length, or run VERTICALLY thru an attic, always tend to have more problems due to the force required for the blower fan to push air in an upward direction. Gravity will always win when lint begins to accumulate and the lint will begin to settle inside the ducting. This accumulation of lint will collect any moisture and the result is condensation inside the ductng and dryer. The rule of thumb when it comes to vent ducting is: The SHORTER the run, and the STRAIGHTER the run, the BETTER.

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