Most people reasonably automatically assume that the issue is with the dryer when the clothes are not dried by the end of the dry cycle. An avoidable mistake is the first response is often then to call the dryer repair professionals. The problem and wasting money on a repair visit, is check the dryer vent is the first thing people should before assuming the dryer. To see if there is blockage in the vent and how you can reduce blockage, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to share a few ways you can test the dryer today.
Why is it Taking So Long to Dry My Clothes?
If your dryer is producing heat but takes over 55 minutes to dry a load, this is one sure sign your dryer vent needs cleaning. It can develop a blockage if not cleaned regularly since the lint accumulates in the dryer vent. Damage to the dryer’s thermostat (which is a challenge to diagnose since the dryer will still produce heat), damage to clothes, and an increased energy bill in addition to inevitable fires is contributed to blockage.
Should My Dryer Be Hot to the Touch?
If the dryer vent has buildup, there is a test you can perform to see. Place your hand on top of the dryer while the dryer is running. If the dryer is hot to the touch, you most likely have a restricted dryer vent. It should never feel hot though the top of the dryer may feel warm. Especially if not venting efficiently, the dryer is designed to expel heat, if it is not ventilating out, it will only get hotter.
What Does it Mean when there is a Lot of Lint in Dryer?
A restricted dryer vent can sometimes leave the lint accumulating on the interior of the dryer door. When the vent line is heavily built up, the suctioning depletes and the suction that would normally direct the lint to the screen becomes weak or nonexistent. Sticking to clothes and the door and other interior surfaces, the result will leave some of the lint behind in the dryer.
If you are still unsure if the vent is the problem, disconnect the dryer vent transition from the wall and dry a load of clothes. To control the dust, put an old nylon stocking over the transition. the issue is not the dryer, but the vent if the load is dry in 55 minutes or less. As you can create carbon monoxide, which is an odorless, tasteless, invisible toxic gas, you want to ensure to never vent a gas dryer vent into your house.
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In order to avoid blockage all-together, it can be near impossible due to the nature of the dryer vent. By ensuring you remove the lint from the vent trap after/before every load, clean the vent trap according to the manual’s directions, and invest in professional dryer vent cleaning once a year or sooner if you recognize the signs the buildup is restricting the airflow, you can significantly reduce the risk of restricting buildup, however. Call in the experts of Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning and let our professionals use specialized equipment to restore the dryer vent to a clean and spacious vent when your clothes dryer vents are in need of cleaning.