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.
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.