If you’re dryer’s not drying, troubleshoot your vent before calling for dryer service. Especially if you’re running your dryer twice to get clothes dry.
If your dryer’s vent system is clogged, moist air won’t exhaust as well and it will take longer for your clothes to dry.
Here’s how to test your vent to see if it’s clogged:
- Run your dryer for at least 5 minutes
- Find your exhaust hood on the exterior of your home. It will look like one of these
Use your hand to feel for air movement. If it’s less than a hair dryer on high speed, clean the lint from the entire length of the system and exhaust hood. (This should be done about every two years, anyway).