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Dryer has water in the vent

My dryer has had water in the vent where the lint is suppose to go? Is is clogged or what.? What should I do.?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    I think my dryer may have the same problem being that it wet behind it?



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Connie, either your vent hose or the vent leading outside your home is severly clogged. This is the only way you will get water in your vent hose. If you are vented to the roof, have someone check the screen up there. Catriver...post back

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Dear Emily.
Several problems.
First, did this dryer ever work properly hooked up as it is?
I mean hooked to the roof event?
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In order to determine which one is the problem we will need to gather some information.
1. Will water pour through lint filter's mess?
2. Outside where the unit vents on the side of the house can you feel air coming out?
3. Is the vent hose on the backside kinked or clogged?
4. Obstruction on vent housing outside (if screen is present on outside remove right away this is a fire hazard.)
Water should pour through the lint filter easily. Fabric sheets will put a layer of wax on the lint screen causing the dryer air circulation to be cut off. We should be able to feel warm, moist air at the vent outside. If air is not present you are in need of a dryer vent cleaning. A kinked or clogged vent hose can also cause the E01 error code. Ensure the vent hose is clear and placed in position with as few bends as necessary. When the vent is clear the E01 error should clear itself upon start up.

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One last thing you can check is the lint screen. On Bosch dryers the lint filter will become clogged from the dryer sheets. Remove the lint filter and run water through it. If water runs through, the lint filter is good.

I know this unit well and can assists you with any repair related question you have.

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