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No Lint on the Lint Screen

Why Is My Dryer Not Collecting Lint?

If your dryer is not collecting lint, it can indicate potential larger issues. After a drying cycle, lint should be visible on the lint screen. If not, the lint may be backing up in your dryer or creating an obstruction. Both of these increase the risk of overheating and fire.  Be sure to clean and inspect the lint trap after each drying cycle and contact Dryer Vent Wizard to inspect your system if it isn’t collecting lint. 

Why Is My Dryer Not Collecting Lint?
Lint trap from a front loading tumble dryer.

How to Fix Dryer Not Catching Lint

Ensure that your lint trap fits properly and try cleaning it to remove any buildup or debris. If your dryer still has no lint on the lint screen, have your system professionally inspected right away.

Technician lifting lint screen.
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning

    If there’s no lint on the lint screen, we recommend scheduling a dryer vent cleaning. Lint and debris bypassing the lint trap accumulates in the vent system and obstructs airflow, creating performance and safety issues. A thorough cleaning removes this buildup to promote proper airflow and reduce risks.

  • Dryer Vent System Inspection

    A dryer vent system inspection is essential for ensuring optimal performance and ensuring the dryer is collecting lint properly. Regular inspections help identify leaks, damage, or blockages before they worsen while ensuring your dryer's safe operation.

  • Dryer Delinting

    Dryer delinting will remove all the lint from your drier, which poses a significant fire hazard. We use special tools to remove the accumulated lint and debris that has gotten past the lint trap, reducing fire risk and increasing performance.

  • Dryer Vent Debris and Clog Removal

    If your dryer is not collecting lint on the lint screen, over time, it will accumulate in the vent system. Removing debris and clogs from your dryer vent system helps prevent restricted airflow, longer drying times, and damp clothes. Our Dryer Vent Wizard® team will remove debris and clogs so you can get back to normal.

  • Booster Fan Cleaning

    Your dryer may have difficulty expelling lint to the proper place, but a booster fan can provide some extra help. Cleaning the booster fan allows for additional airflow and ensures that lint getting past the trap is properly expelled.

Schedule a Dryer Vent Service Today

Not only is a dryer not catching lint frustrating, but it could indicate a larger problem with your system. When you work with us, you’ll have peace of mind knowing we’ll take care of all your dryer issues. Our work is backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise™, which ensures your satisfaction. Contact us today for a dryer vent cleaning and inspection appointment!
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