Dryer Taking Longer to Dry Clothes

I have been using my dryer to heat the house. Now it seems it takes longer to dry the clothes and the house gets humid. Is my dryer bad?

By Joy

September 27, 20100 found this helpful

My dryer started taking longer to dry clothes, but it was still getting hot (I could reach in and I'd have damp, hot clothes). I had my husband get a brush-thing to use on the dryer, then he got a brush/auger to use on the vent that goes out the house. Here is a link to what we got, but I think he got ours from Home Depot or Lowe's.

http://www.amazon.com/Gardus-RLE202 ... B0014CN8Y8/ref=sr_1_1?tag=thrif06-20

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September 27, 20100 found this helpful

Clean the vents first; if you want your clothes to dry faster simply put in a large thick dry cotton towel with them; it absorbs the water faster! (And cuts down on utility bills!)

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September 27, 20100 found this helpful

Usually if the clothes are taking longer to dry it usually is lint clogging the exhaust piping somewhere. Also, you should never vent the dyer into the house or attic. You are pumping warm humid air into the house.

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September 29, 20100 found this helpful

Where do you think the moisture goes? It goes into the air. Venting your dryer into the house is downright dangerous if it is a gas dryer. If it is electric, it will make the air very damp and can cause mold to grow on the walls.

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