If the dryer takes more than 50 minutes to dry a full load of laundry
If your clothes have a foul odor after drying
If the dryer gets hot to the touch after drying
If water appears behind or underneath the dryer
If there is a burning or gas smell
How do I know if my dryer vent needs to be cleaned?
Does it take more than one 50 minute cycle to dry a full load of laundry?
Does the dryer get hot to the touch on top of the dryer?
The laundry gets hot but does not dry.
It’s taking all day just to dry our clothes!
What is that vibration in my ceiling when my dryer is running?
Most likely it is a dryer vent booster fan with a build-up of lint on the impellers of the fan. The booster fan must be removed from the system, cleaned, hoses replaced, and sensor checked. Once the vent has then been cleaned the booster fan is then remounted properly.
I clean the lint screen every time I use the dryer. How can my dryer vent be clogged?
The lint screen in most modern dryers catch 40% to 60% of the lint from our clothes. It’s a challenge for most manufacturers of dryers as the dryer needs enough air flow to dry clothes properly, but a very small screen requires the user to clean it during the drying cycle.