Water Build Up in Dryer?

July 26, 2005

I have water accumulating in my clothes dryer. Has anyone had this problem before? I cannot imagine where this water is coming from. I have to dry my dryer before each use. Thank you for any help. God Bless.


Betty R. Bazzle


July 27, 20050 found this helpful

I have the same problem. The water comes in my dryer vent that goes from the dryer to the outside through the brick wall. When it rains really hard, like it did here this week, it comes in. I don't know why, because the vent is up off the ground. You could take a look at yours to see if this might be what is happening. I hope you can solve it. You could keep a large towel in there to absorb it and hang dry it during the day.

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By Kathy-Missouri (Guest Post)
July 27, 20050 found this helpful

You may have condensation building up in it. Make sure it is properly ventilated.

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July 28, 20050 found this helpful

Here is an idea i just learned a few weeks ago : clean your lint screen with hot soapy water and dry , replace. Fabric softeners build up on the screen and its hard for the moist air to go thru. To see if this is the problem, take your lint screen to the sink . Run water over it and see if it puddles or runs right thru.


Just regular room temp. water. If it puddles, wash it with dishsoap and hot water. Try running water over it again and see . It may need another washing.
Let me know if this helped you.
I know it did me. It was something i had never thought about... til my clothes wouldn't dry.


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July 30, 20050 found this helpful

My dryer vent outside has a cover to prevent rain entering. They are sold at the home stores and easy to install. I agree to wash the screen, mine works much better sense I did this too.

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September 16, 20051 found this helpful

My sister had moisture and a horrible mildew smell coming from her dryer. Her dryer hose went a long length in the wall before exiting. It had lint build-up that was almost blocking it, and when she ran it, the moisture from the wet clothes accumulated in the hose, and also backed up in the dryer.


Although her dryer ran hot, her clothes didn't seem to dry well. When she checked the outside vent, air escaped, since it wasn't totally blocked. Took her quite a while to figure out the problem.

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

We live in a mobile home and our dryer vent runs across our AC duct. I think this may play a big roll in our dryer collecting water. Duct work is clean, drys a huge load in about 45 minutes. But it is very puzzling to me because our dry goes through a cool down mode before it turns off. The dryer is old and this year is the very first time we have had this type of issue.

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September 21, 20190 found this helpful

Check your lint trap. It may appear clean when in fact it is not. You see, FABRIC SOFTENERS AND FABRIC SHEETS have an oily substance on them which ends up getting transferred to everything else, including the lint trap. Here's what to do. Periodically, usually every 6 months, remove the trap and pull the lint off of it.


Then take it to the sink and with a nylon brush, give it a scrubbing with warm, soapy water. When dried, reinstall it on the dryer. Your problem will be solved. This procedure is spelled out clearly in my Whirlpool owner's manual. It's probably the same for you machine too.

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