dryer vent doesn't seem right

Same rented house. Overall very nice and good condition, honest. Anyway, when I use the dryer the laundry room fills with hot moist air and you can definitely feel it off to one side of the dryer. Everything appears to be hooked up ok. The vent is in an interior wall, and I assume goes straight up through the roof. I'm assuming the vent may be plugged with lint from previous users. Would this be the logical first place to look? Thanks again.
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On 8/18/2005 6:09 PM or thereabouts, The Dave appears, somewhat unbelievably, to have opined:

Yep. I think vents up through a wall suck. I have the same in my new home and it takes orever to dry a load of clothes simply because the vent line is (A) long, and (b) has several curves. I solved this by putting a vent straight through into my garage (which doesn't meet code, but certainly solved the problem). If I need to sell the house, I will simply pull it out and patch the wall since the original vent which does meet code is still there.
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The Dave wrote:

Since you are renting, the first place I would look is the rental office. Report the problem and see how responsive they are to you now that they have your name on the lease.
Not only can it cause slower drying, increased heat and humidity in your home, but it is also a fire hazard. That last one is your answer if they don't want to fix it. The local fire department may want to help you out on this one.
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