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Excess lint Dryer is 4 years old. Always has a lot of lint in the exaust. Clean the screen every time. Need to vacume the 15' eaxust tube every year. Service guy says all is OK and no answer for the excess lint. Any help? Thank you

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Well lint comes from the clothes so the more you use the dryer, the more lint you will get. check the lint filter, it could be damaged and not catching the lint as it should.

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Nylon scrub brush Liquid detergent Vacuum

1.Remove the lint screen, which usually is located in the front of a Maytag dryer. Gently pull it up and out, and remove the lint with your fingers.
2. Use hot water and wet both sides of the lint screen. Use a nylon scrubbing brush and a little bit of liquid dish soap or laundry detergent to scrub the screen clean of lint and fabric softener buildup. Rinse both sides thoroughly with hot water. Towel dry and replace the lint screen when dry. Maytag states that owners should do this every six months.
3.Clean the exhaust every two years, as recommended by Maytag. Whoever installed your dryer had to install the exhaust vent. Unplug your dyer and unscrew the vent from the back of the dryer. Use a vacuum attachment or your hands to remove any clogged lint and replace. You may need to do the same thing to the other end that is attached to the wall.
4.Clean the dryer cabinet. According to Maytag, a professional should remove lint from the dryer cabinet every two years. This may be a good time to have him clean out the vents as well, rather than doing it yourself, if preferred.
5.Clean your lint screen on a regular basis. Maytag states that you should clean the lint screen with your fingers before using the dryer each time. Be sure to replace it all the way so it can work properly.

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First check to see if the internal workings of the dryer are not blocked by running the dryer with the vent tube detached. If there is lots of warm moist air coming out the hole in the back of the dryer where the tube should be, then your dryer is fine.

Next, if you've checked the tube that connects the dryer to the wall or floor and it is clear, then on to step 3.

Probably you have a blocked or severely restricted vent tube from the wall or floor to the outside. Over time, these always become clogged with wet lint that builds up into a crust on the walls of the tubing.

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No. The accumulation of lint in the dryer screen generally doesn't have anything to do the amount that ends up INSIDE your dryer. Too little lint is not a bad sign. It's dependent upon the type of clothing you are drying as well. If the clothes are not "lint givers" (like cottons and wools), you generally won't see a lot of lint in the dryer screen. Dryer screens are not perfect, either and some lint always gets through. As long as there are no holes in the screen and you have it seated correctly, and you clean it after each use, you shouldn't have any problems.

What affects dryer performance the most, is your vent hose and routine cleaning. The simple rule of thumb is: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent hose the BETTER. The vent hose should also be cleaned thoroughly periodically. I recommend once per season. That's about 4 times per year. What causes the lint to back up into a dryer is when the vent hose becomes kinked or clogged. The lint is mixed with moist air when it leaves the dryer. If it has no where to go, it starts to accumulate and stick in areas of the vent hose that are sagging, or at tight bends. Eventually, the vent becomes so restricted that the lint ends up inside your dryer. This causes the heating circuits to overheat to eventual failure. Not to mention, accumulations of lint inside a dryer can cause a fire. I have personally inspected dryers that were so full of lint that the dryer hose contained about a gallon of water from condensation and the inside showed evidence of multiple fires. If you need further info, I have an article I wrote up explaining all of this under "Tips and Tricks" under my profile. I hope this helps you.

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