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Maytag Neptune Dryer - water in the door jamb

When we dry clothes or towels water builds up in the door jamb and the clothes have difficulty drying. Lint trap is clean and there are no kinks in the outlet hose. Any idea why the water (condensation) is accumulating in the door space>

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You will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual. to access your product information.

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You have a definite air flow obstruction. To prove this, temporarily disconnect the vent tube from your dryer and run a normal load of clothes through a cycle.( You can place an old nylon stocking over your dryer vent outlet temporarily). If it dries normally then you will need to investigate your venting situation a little further. You don't describe any abnormal sounds, but a faulty blower in the dryer could also cause low/no air flow, so if you do not acheive any favorable results after the vent test, look at the blower next.
Side Note: If you use fabric sheets in the dryer, an invisible sheen can coat the lint filter, slowing airflow. To test this, run your filter under running water,(horizontally), and if it retains the water, replace the filter and avoid using fabric sheets.

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Follow this link if you need a new blower:
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=516674&PPStack=1

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Dave E. (Illeagle)

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Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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