View Full Version : Help - my dryer is wet, inside!
07-17-2006, 03:56 PM
Ok so the last few times I dried clothes I noticed that the lint in the lint trap was slightly damp but didn't really think much of it. Just removed it and threw another load in.
I haven't done laundry in probably 4 days and it is HOT here - even our basement is hot/muggy. Not sure if this makes a difference or not.
I just went down to throw a load into the dryer and there was actually enough water in there to be dripping slightly from those little arms that stick out from the round drum. The entire inside surface was damp.
So I dried it off with a towel, threw the towel in and set it to run for 20 minutes.
07-17-2006, 04:25 PM
I have no clue what could be causing it, but it sounds like condensation. I'd check the venting to make sure everything is attached properly. Other than that, my thought would be to call the manufacturer or a repair person and ask some questions.
07-17-2006, 04:40 PM
Make sure that all the link traps are clean. If you have a screen on the dryer vent that is on the outside of your house you need to check it also. Also check the vent hose to make sure that it is not clooged or pinched.
07-17-2006, 05:18 PM
How funny - I was thinking of posting the same thing!
My dryer is also wet inside.
I think it's the heat. Especially now that you've written about the same problem.
We just moved, so nothing could be clogged - we had a brand new venting hose put on and the vent was cleaned on the outside too, so it's definitely not clogged and the lint trap is clean.
Our laundry is in the basement too - something about the heat, humidity and location of the dryer must be causing it.
I wiped mine out with a towel and threw in another load. :)
07-17-2006, 07:15 PM
Would a dehumidifier be a good idea in a damp basement? It might help with this hot and humid weather you are having?
Playing devil's advocate here just a bit. Does it matter if the dryer has condensation in it? I mean if there is no source to the moisture other than the humidity? After all you are throwing wet clothes into it anyway. I'd be more concerned about the rest of the parts of the dryer. The motor and things like that that the moisture could really cause a real problem with. So maybe a dehumidifier is a good idea for the basement?
07-17-2006, 07:19 PM
So maybe a dehumidifier is a good idea for the basement?
Dehumidifiers can definitely be a good idea in basements.
However, our basement doesn't feel damp any other place. It's quite cool and dry.
My theory is that the condensation is forming from heat and humidity coming in through the vent from the outside. If that's true, a dehumidifier may not help.
But that's just my theory...........
Check the path between the lint trap and the outside vent. I was amazed at how much lint gets past that lint trap and can stay inside the dryer.
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