Sorry, the web browser you're using is not supported by this website.

Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or another browser to access homex.com. Thank you.

Skip to main content

We use cookies to enhance your experience. For details on how we use cookies, collect data, & how to manage your consent please see our Cookie Policy & Privacy Policy.

Identifying A Full Dryer Lint Trap

When your laundry tumbles about in the dryer, small fibers pull free and collect to form lint during the cycle. Your dryer lint trap acts as a filter to catch these fibers, preventing them from clogging your dryer vents. If your dryer isn’t working efficiently, consider checking your dryer lint trap.

Check Your Dryer Lint Trap

From sheets to shirts, there’s nothing better than the scent of a fresh, dry load of laundry. But if your items are damp after going through the dryer, your dryer lint trap may be full of lint.

How to check your dryer lint trap

  • Open your dryer door and find the lint screen. In most dryers, the lint screen is located just inside the door, near the base of the opening. You should see a small section that can be removed. Pull it up and out.

  • Inspect the lint screen and make sure it's free of lint. If it has a layer of lint built up on it, it will need to be cleaned before it can be put back.

Is a full dryer lint trap the issue? If not, consider other reasons for why your dryer isn’t running properly.

What To Do If Your Dryer Lint Trap Is Full?

Dealing with a full dryer lint trap is a simple task. All you have to do is remove it from your dryer and clear all the lint buildup on the trap screen. Cleaning your dryer lint trap after every dryer cycle is crucial to enhance your unit’s efficiency and prolong its lifespan.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

Let's Get It Fixed!

HomeX virtual experts will assess your issue (for free!) and can resolve simple problems.

What Did You Think of This Article?

What Did You Think of This Article?