Clothes taking longer to dry
Longer drying times are an indication that airflow in your dryer vent is constricted. Inadequate airflow can be the result of a clog or obstruction in your dryer vent system. Excess dryer lint is a major fire hazard, it can cause your dryer to become damaged and reduces the efficiency of your dryer.
Lint behind dryer
It’s usually the vent not your dryer. An accumulation of excess lint behind your dryer can be the result of a clogged dryer vent. Since a clogged vent restricts airflow so that the air cannot move the lint to the outside of your home, it forces the lint into the area behind your dryer.
Dryer repeatedly stops, turns off during a cycle.
If your dryer stops repeatedly during a normal drying cycle, it is typically due to the dryer overheating. A dryer vent clogged with lint or other obstructions will force the dryer to work harder, causing the unit to overheat. The overheat shutoff is the dryer’s last attempt to prevent a fire.
There is excess lint left on your clothing.
Excess lint on clothing after a dry cycle is a sign of accumulation of lint in your dryer vent. A dryer vent clogged with lint is a fire hazard and an energy hog.
Clothes are very hot after a dry cycle.
The cause for this problem could be poor ventilation caused by a dryer vent clogged with lint, a bad vent connection, or a dryer vent joint that is not secure. These problems are not only a fire hazard, but also the overheating can damage the clothing as well as the dryer.
Clothes have a moldy smell after dry cycle.
When a dryer vent is clogged, the humidity removed from your wet clothes cannot exhaust through the vent so it back is out in the and collects in the duct creating the perfect growing conditions for mold and mildew. If you notice a moldy smell in your laundry room, have your dryer vent inspected immediately.
Water stains in the wall near the dryer appliance.
If the dryer duct runs behind the wall where you see water marks, it could be a clogged duct and condensation is leaking through the duct connections.
Complete list of dryer vent problems symptoms of a full of lint dryer vent is:
- Dryer is getting warm or hot to the touch, the problem is NOT your clothes dryer.
- Clothes taking longer to dry
- Clothes still damp after a cycle
- Appliance stops working during cycle
- Laundry room gets hot or humid
- You see lint around or behind the dryer,
- lint screen gets full quickly
- But your dryer is at a greater risk if:
- clothes are hot but still damp after one cycle.
- If your dryer takes more than one cycle to dry
- Dryer is hot to the touch
- Laundry room is humid or warm when dryer is in use
- Musty smell coming from dryer
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