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Check your vent hose and where it exits the building, clean away all lint anything blocking the vent cap or in the vent hose. Remove the vent from the back of the dryer and make sure it is all clean and clear there and make sure the betn is not kinked up when putting the dryer back into it space. Now before you blow me off, if any of this is true for your dryer the heat will build up and trip the thermostat causing it not to heat properly and the blower wheel can not move the air to collect the moisture and remove it from inside the dryer. Also, any sagging vent line can collect moisture which turns to a puddle of water in the line and this to will not allow your dryer to dry the clothes. Good luck I hope I have helped you.

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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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Dryer produces heat, but clothes don't dry

Sounds like the vent has a lint build up inside of it. A moister sensor detects any lint build up and keeps the heat in check. The dryer will produce very little heat this was. Clean the entire venting tubing and it shall run better for you

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Clothes do not dry completely on one cycle

Check your dryer vent (the entire length) for lint build-up. Check that the vent is opening properly (the flapper type can come loose and block air-flow).

Those are the most common reasons for an inefficient dryer.

I hope this helps.

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Do i need to vent my 3510 dryer

Maybe not. What did the manufacturer say about venting? Are you prepared for a house full of dust? What about all the extra moisture you will trap inside?

In the past, in the winter time, to conserve heat, I have vented my dryer to the inside through tripple thick nylon womens hose. I didn't save enough $ to offset the dust I got in my basement.

Another consideration: What does your local housing authority (building inspecctor) say?

If you ask me, I'd say vent.

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Water build up nin dryer vent

Hi, W/D here.

It would be best in your circumstance to slope your vent like one might slope a drain. 35 feet is waaaaay too long, 20 feet is max, and you can deduct 6 feet for every bend. If you can reconfigure your vent to a sloped drain, this will help.
The coolness of the basement is a contributing factor, but normally, it doesn't figure into the issue.
If you cannot shorten your run, or slope your line, you might do well with a trap that would have a mini sump pump in it. These are available from A/C companies, and are automatic in their operation. I have had one in one of my units, and the cost wasn't unreasonable. You can probably find one on-line (EBay?)
Venting into the basement may resolve your water issue, but you still have to deal with the lint that "escapes" the lint trap. Most of it will likely wind up in the air conditioner, and all over whatever you have in your basement.
A mini sump sounds like your best option, even if you have to set up a schedule to clean it out occasionally.
Best regards, --W/D--

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