Is Your Dryer Not Drying Your Clothes?
Watch this step-by-step video to help you fix your dryer if it is not drying clothes.
To get to the bottom of the problem, start by cleaning the dryer vent.
Turn off and unplug the dryer.
Pull out the dryer and remove the vent clamp. To remove the vent pipe from the wall you will likely have to either unscrew the clamp using a screw driver or squeeze it to release it if it is a tension clamp.
Look in the vent and ensure there are no clogs. If a clog is detected, reach and remove it. Consider wearing gloves and reach in slowly to prevent any injuries in the case you come in contact with anything sharp. To clean further into the vent you will need a special dryer vent cleaning tool that can be purchased at a hardware store.
You can also use a vacuum to remove debris from a vent.
Using a cleaning tool or a vacuum, remove as much lint and debris as possible from the vent and then ensure that the exterior vent is free from any clogs as well.
When inspecting the exterior vent, ensure that there are no objects obstructing the vent such as plants or outdoor decorations.
Turn the dryer back on and start the dryer to see if the problem has resolved. After several minutes check to see if any other debris has been knocked loose and remove if so.
Quick Tip: Install a vent cover on your exterior vent to prevent any birds, rodents, or insects from nesting in the exterior vent.