Home Improvement & Repair on Video : How to Repair a Clothes Dryer

Home Improvement & Repair on Video : How to Repair a Clothes Dryer


Almost every time someone calls me to tell
me that there dryer is not working, I know the problem. It is an accumulation of lint
in the exhaust duct. And it’s very easy to take care of, and there’s no need to
pay someone at least sixty dollars to come out and fix it.

What you want to do is,
of course, pull your dryer out, which fortunately, is not very heavy – at least compared to the
washer. And you’re going to want to loosen the screw on this clamp and take the duct
off which will probably have an accumulation of lint either here or there, or even somewhere
in the further down the hose which is where it’s been kinked. And it’s easy to take
off both ends, take it out to the yard, clean it out.

If that doesn’t seem like it’s
the problem – there’s not much lint – then it’s probably going to build up on the outside
where it goes out of the wall, and I’ll show you how to take care of that.

Out
here where the warm moist air goes out to the outdoors is probably where your problem
is if you didn’t discover an accumulation of lint inside. Simply reach up in there and
clean that out. it’s definitely going to allow your dryer to expel the warm, moist
air, which is what the dryer does. And if it can’t expel it, then your clothes aren’t
going to dry. And now they will.

19 thoughts on “Home Improvement & Repair on Video : How to Repair a Clothes Dryer

  1. good video for a common problem – sure the flex ducting is not to most codes – but if you buy a new dryer and have it installed guess what they will use.

  2. People are rude, but they have some valid points. I could save you 80 bucks by telling you you don't need something too, but that doesn't mean you don't need it… And in this case it will cost much more then 80 in the short run. This is a misinformation-al video that offers a common problems with out a solution. cleaning you lint trap, ducts and vent should be done daily but having your dryer serviced by a professional inside and out should be done annually.

  3. The video could open him up to a law suit. It lacks accuracy. Many ducts are over 25 ft long with a few 90 degree bends. Who ever follows his advice will likely be saying thank you to a fireman after their fire is out.

  4. The main "clogs" of lint are rarely at the opening (either outside or by the dryer). They occur by the 90 degree bends INSIDE the wall. To give a person the false security is wrong. Lint ignites like a firecracker fuse (almost). If lint in the dryer lights up, the blower will push the burning lint to the blockage, lighting that lint up.

  5. @DryerVentProf got a question my dryer aint drying my clothes..should i do what this guy did and cheack for lint and clean it out??? thanx

  6. @DryerVentProf ok kool thanx man for the tip..im gonna cheack and see if theres lint in it and if there is i take it out .. and the hose thing i got is just like this one on the video..

  7. Merry Merry Christmas and a BIG THANKS.
    Here it is on the EVE and clothes in the dryer and dryer not drying. Searched this video and what a lifesaver. There didn't seem like much lint in the hose but I vacuumed the hose, dryer vent and hole in the wall and yep the dryer lite up and started to heat up. Works perfectly. I have a Whirlpool GAS Dryer.
    A very Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you and your family.
    Bob

  8. Dryer clamps are such a frustration! You would think with our space age technology they would have a better clamp by now. Hard to get on & always popping off.

  9. Thanks for posting the video. Just got a quote from Sears (for $129) to clean dryer vents. Instead, tried myself using my central vacuum system. In order to get as close to the outlet vent as possible, I taped a flexible tube extension hose onto my vacuum hose to shove it into the end that goes to the outside vent. Removed much lint from all sections of the duct system, so I'm hoping this will result in improvement!

  10. @helipro555 Actually it is a "dryer vent hose clamp". A "hose clamp" could be for a car or any other hose. If you want to part hairs know what you are talking about yourself expert.

  11. @helipro555 and it's (they are called) or (They're called) in this context, (there) refers to location. So much for your attempt to feel superior stupid shit.

  12. @999Atwood hmm i smell a hypocrite! you are trying to be supirior by poining out mistakes, but you see this is FUCKING YOUTUBE YOU STUPID TROLL! I REALLY DONT CARE FAGGOT YOU THINK YOU SUPIRIOR TO ME GOIN ON YOUTUBE BEING A TROLL AT THINGS I DONT GIVE A GODDAM SHIT ABOUT! GO JACKOFF IN THE CORNER YOU LONLEY FUCKING TROLL

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