My dryer's lint filter does not seem to be catching all the lint, making it so every two weeks my husband has to pull out the dryer and remove the wad of lint that's blocking the vent to the outside. We recently moved to a new house where the dryer vents almost directly to the outside, and the vent has a swinging trap door. At our old house, I noticed a lot of lint outside around the vent, but because that vent didn't have the trap door, the lint just went outside and the dryer still worked. In this house, the excess lint that's coming out of the dryer blocks the trap door and clogs the vent. My question is, would a new lint filter fix my problem, or this an unfixable issue with my dryer? The lint filter looks fine and doesn't have any tears, but it's just not catching enough lint. I clean it after every use, but there's only a little bit of lint on it each time. Is it possible to add a lint screen to the filter to help it catch more lint? My filter doesn't have a screen. Or would a new lint filter help? My lint filter appears to always have been doing this, so I'm worried a new one will just do the same thing.
Thanks for your help!
You will want to check to make sure that there is not a gap around the filter when sitting in place. If there is then you might want to try a new filter. You will also want to check the blower wheel to make sure that it is not getting clogged up with lint.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, June 06, 2013