On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:42:46 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
Yes, the clothes eventually get warm (and dry) - takes about 90
minutes instead of 50. The vent is clear as far as I have looked, but
I haven't checked it all yet. I have an air compressor to blow
One thing I forgot to mention, on the "normal" setting it is supposed
to have a humidity sensor that detects when the clothes are dry. If
that is working, seems like it should go until they are dry, but I
have to add a lot of additional time.
You will want to blow out the dryer in the area of the lint trap
with the dryer running using your air compressor, you won't
get all the lint out of the machine but you will get some...
Your vent line is probably filled with lint as well... Or your
critter guard has become compromised and you might have
some little mice or birdie creatures living inside your vent
My bet is on a combination of the dryer itself being full of
lint and the vent pipe/hose being too obstructed for the
proper amount of airflow to dry the clothes in the designed
and intended time interval...
We vacuumed out a lot. I didn't use the air compressor because it has
a connection for a tire, so right now I don't think there is a way to
get air to come out, unless it is inflating a tire. Maybe there is an
attachment that will do that.
There is available a nozzle that fits the end of your air hose. It is
cone-shaped and the air exits through the base of the cone.
You insert the nozzle at the end of your hose through the exhaust end of
your dryer venting system and the rearward facing air holes blow the lint
out the normal exit end.
On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:17:23 -0500, Jan Philips wrote:
Unscrew the back panel and clean it out that way (using compressor if
needs be) - I think that without that you'll get rid of some of the lint,
but won't catch anything like all of it (at least, I know that's true of
my dryer due to the path that the "exhaust" takes and the fan getting in
We opened up the dryer and removed lint, also some from the exhaust
pipe. We got out about 3 gallons of lint (estimate), mostly from the
air intake side. We haven't used it yet, but that should make a
It seems to be working OK now that we cleaned out a large amount of
lint, mostly on the air intake side. I wondered how there could be so
much lint on that side - my wife says that the drum isn't sealed very
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.