My wife complained that the dryer has been running for 3 1/2 hours.
I just replaced the vent hose a couple of weeks ago and the dryer has
been working fine.
Now I went down to the basement to see what was going on and the vent
hose is full of water. Gallons.
We're getting ready to put our house on the market, really didn't want
to buy new appliances just to give them away.
What's causing the condensation to occur if it really is exhaust
moisture? I'm guessing it's either outside water or another leak
somehow getting in not from the dryer itself; never seen that kind of
water volume in a dry discharge--it's hot and in vapor phase unless
something is going to somehow block air flow and condense it out.
If there really are *gallons*, as the OP says, then the hose has a low
spot- which as soon as it fills becomes a bit of a condenser and
doesn't allow any venting.
If this is a gas dryer the OP is risking CO poisoning. If it is an
electric, then his only fear is burning his house down.
Indeed but the point I was making was what caused this to initiate to
begin with to collect that first amount of sufficient magnitude? Never
seen such a thing from dryer exhaust alone; can't imagine it.
check for a low spot in line like a drip loop that allows water to
collect, that happened to me.
and make certain the vent hood is open and unobstructed, it might be
another less likely is a kid with a hose sprayed water down your vent
The man at an appliance store that has been in the business for many
years (think he is very knowledgeable) told me he often goes on
service calls for driers not drying well. He finds the vent hose full
of water. The cause is often they have never fully cleaned the lint
filter on the drier. Check the link trap/
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If you used a metal hose instead of plastic and the laundry room is
relatively cool due to air conditioning, the problem could be simple
to fix by changing to a plastic hose. I've had to insulate a few long
dryer vents because of condensation forming in the vent. As others may
have already pointed out, your vent could be clogged. Look outside and
you may find that there is a plastic grid in your your dryer vent that
could be blocked with lint.
Mitch, did you ever find the resolution? Found your post while doing some
research. I have the same problem. I have to use a shop vac and clean out
my dryer vent each week. 2.5 gallons....a week. Dryer has been SLOW to dr
y (3 hours a load) and now it's not heating at all. The other problem is t
hat the vent actually runs from the dryer to the wall, underneath my home a
nd then back up from the grass outside, and it's at least 15 feet from the
laundry room to the exhaust outside. I'm terrified that we are going to ha
ve to move the vent.
The last post in this thread was in July 2010.
Thank you for using the Google Groups interface, and NOT quoting the
original article so Usenet readers could tell what you are replying to.
We need these little exercises in futility.
Where do you think the water is coming from?
I'm guessing rain.
On Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:58:22 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You ARE going to have to move the vent. Drier vents should only go up
directly outof the drier - from there only level or down, and never
more than about 10 feet. The shorter and more direct the better. As
the exhaust coole, moisture condenses out, and it will run back to the
Whoever designed and installed that vent was totally clueless
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