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My wife noticed a thumping noise with our dryer, now when the dryer runs the basement becomes very hot and humid. I checked the vent line and it was clear. I'm afraid the house will burn down if we continue to use it. Please HELP.

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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.

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  1. Thoroughly check the inside of the dryer for any foreign objects with hard surfaces. Sometimes items that fall out of pockets become stuck inside a dryer and make thumping noises.
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  3. Make sure the dryer is level. A dryer that is out of level may not rotate properly. Banging or thumping noises from unleveled dryers are common, particularly if the dryer is resting against another metal object such as a washer.
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Our dryer is making a horrible noise! we replaced the motor and the problem is still happening. It is extremely hot and humid when the dryer is running. we think the noise is coming from the blower???

If it is hot and humid when you run the dryer, then the exhaust tube has come loose from the back of the dryer, or you have a hole in the vent hose. Basically what is happening is the moist air that is supposed to travel outside is backing up into your house. No cause for alarm right now since the steam is harmless, But over time, the hummidity might cause a mold problem if it not addressed. I'm looking for answers on loud dryers so I cant answer your second part, but I'll bet its a belt issue.

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In a unrestricted rigid metal vent no water will accumulate. A dryer is exhausting hot and humid air to the outdoors. If the vent becomes restricted with a lint buildup, that lint can become wet. The more restricted the airflow is, the less airflow is available to remove the moisture. if there are low spots, or a flexible vent is used, pockets of moisture can accumulate......especially on a longer vent run.

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I know you cleaned the lint vent but your vent hose is clogged or damaged and there is no air exchange thru the dryer Air can only hold 100% humidity. You could dry your clothes for 10 hours but the air in the dryer is saturated with water and can not hold anymore so your clothes wont dry. Check behind your dryer and Ill bet the vent line is damaged. The problem is the air is not getting out of the dryer. Check the flapper at the end of the vent line. With the dryer running go to the end of the vent hose and there will be no air coming thru.

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Vent lines that run through an attic are the worst. I still don't understand why builders install them in homes like this. To answer your question, "Yes" it is possible for the vent line to be clogged in only 2 years. When the dryer is running, the vent line is a mixture of lint, hot air, and moisture from your clothes. Over a period of time with restricted air flow, the vent line interior can become moist from condensation and lint will begin to collect and stick. In a configuration such as yours, you also have gravity working against you. Typically, what happens is the lint collects, can't be pushed out, and will fall down inside the vent line in the wall. Most manufacturers recommend inspecting your ventilation at least once per YEAR. Two years is an awful long time to go without inspecting your vent lines. Not to mention this can become a fire hazard and/or a habitat for rodents (mice love dryer lint to build nests). I would recommend once in the fall and once in the spring. It doesn't take long for accumulations of lint to form and clog your exhaust.

"Yes", I would recommend trying to run your dryer with the exhaust hose removed to see if it works better. This is the easiest way to determine if you have an internal clog or external clog, or no clog at all. I would not run your dryer on a permanent basis like this, however, as it will heat up your home and add unecessary humidity as well.

As far as the element is concerned, if the dryer IS heating, I wouldn't recommend checking the element just yet. Heat usually indicates the element is actually turning on. Elements don't usually get weak, they simply burn out. If you had NO HEAT, then I would suggest checking the heating element.

Do the simple vent test that I suggested and let me know what you find. Then, we'll take it from there.

PS Rule of Thumb: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the dryer vent exhaust, the BETTER.

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Your exhaust vent is probably plugged. Remove venting from the dryer and check for lint build-up, and also check the vent flap on the outside of your house for clogs. If venting appears to be clear, you might have a bad blower (although you should notice an abnormal noise with that).

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if it were electric I'd say it was ok, but for gas, the combustion products go out through the vent along with the humidity.

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