Verify house vent is clear of obstructions
If a dryer is heating, but still has long dry times, the likely cause is a vent issue. Standard dryers must have air flow to the outside in order for clothing to dry.
Before calling for service, check your house vent going to the outside. Make sure that the vent material is not crushed or kinked. Verify that the vent is clear of lint or other obstructions. Clean venting the entire length starting at the back of the dryer to where it exits your home. View the image below:
You can also contact a professional vent cleaning service and have your vent inspected for obstructions. This should be done at least once every 2 years.
A dryer vent test, part #8522199, is available for dryers with top mounted lint screens. This vent test kit will help you to determine if the venting is restricted and needs to be cleaned. To order, contact Customer Service.
CLICK HERE to watch a video with information about a clear vent and exhaust
CLICK HERE for information on using the vent test kit
Still need help? Call or schedule service.
You may need assistance from a qualified technician. Call 1-800-344-1274 or click below to schedule an appointment.