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Lint Is there another place, besides the lint screen in the dryer, where the dryer collects lint, like in the back? If so, how can I clean it out? Thank you.

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The lint trap on my dryer is extremely hard to empty the lint sticks to it so bad I have to use a brush to get it out. It seems like it gets too much moisture in it. Is there an easy solution?


If your electric dryer is developing retaining moisture inside the dryer vent, then you have a clog in the exhaust vent ducting somewhere. The moisture comes from condensation inside the dryer exhaust. As your clothes dry, warm moist air is exhausted out the dryer exhaust vent ducting. If you have any kinks, excessive bends, sags, or excessively long ducting runs, the can create choke points for lint to accumulate. Once the lint accumulates, it begins to collect moisture. As it collects moisture, it will act as a sponge and collect more lint until the dryer becomes completely clogged. Left in a clogged state, the dryer begins to overheat and dries less efficiently. You may notice longer dry times or an excessively hot dryer. Eventually the dryer heating circuits will fail. This can also become a fire hazard if the lint becoimes so backed up that it begins to collect on, or near, the heating element.

If you have not checked the dryer ventilation any time recently, now may be a good time to do so. I recommend checking it about once per season to ensure it is not obstructed. Make sure you are also using the semi-rigid metal type ducting. It resists crushing, kinking, resists heat better, and resists rodent infestation.

NOTE: Mice are notorious for building nests inside dryers. Give them a warm place with bedding material and they will make it a home.

Make sure the exhaust vent is at least 12 inches off the ground. This will deter mice and others pests (like snakes or birds) from entering the dryer exhaust from the outside. If you place a cover on the vent, make sure it is of the louvered variety. Do not use screens. They will collect lint and clog easily.

An easy test to determine if you have an exhaust problem is to remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer. Turn the dryer on and allow it to run. The air leaving the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm. If the air flow is weak, you need to check the dryer interior. If the air flow is normal, reattach hose and run the dryer again. This time, check the exhaust vent where it exits your home. Again, the air flow should be forceful and warm. If not, you have a clog somewhere in the ventilation ducting which will require cleaning.

NOTE: If you are using plactic ducting, get rid of it. It collapses easy, rips and mice will chew right through it.

In addtion, many home owners unknowingly will push the dryer against the wall and crush the hose behind it. This will also clog the vent and make the dryer inefficient. Leave about a 1 foot space behind the dryer for proper ventilation and ensure the vent hose does not get crushed. Semi-rigid hose will prevent this from happening.

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Atf6000fs1.. how do I find and clean out the lint trap so I can change my detergent and get this machine to stop stinking!


There must be two vents going into the interior of the dryer, one is the intake (where the hot air comes from), the other is the outtake (where the lint trap must be). Locate the two vents and see if one of them has anything removable near it, or if the vent itself has finger holes or something that you can grab and pull or slide it open.

In some front loading models the two vents are at the back and both look like nonremovable vents. If that's the case, one actually pulls right out easily. It might then have two parts (the grate on the dryer side and the screen on the exhaust side) that snap or slide apart, with a space between for collecting lint. If that's the case, and you haven't cleared it in a long time, it will be packed full of lint. The two parts snap or slide apart, then you can get at the lint and remove it. Then snap or slide it back together and just push it back securely in place in the dryer.

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Very common problem. You need to call a
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Lint Trap in dryer


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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.




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