Dryer not drying clothes? Could be fabric softener!
By Sears PartsDirect staff
If your dryer takes longer than usual to dry your laundry, your fabric softener might be to blame. Most people know they should remove the lint from the dryer’s lint screen or filter after every load. What many might not realize is that fabric softener residue can clog the tiny holes in the screen, limiting airflow and causing longer drying times. This video shows how to check your lint trap for fabric softener residue buildup and how to clean the residue from the screen.
If you need a replacement dryer lint screen—or another dryer part—search your model number on our Dryer replacement parts page. For more dryer troubleshooting articles and videos, repair guides and error codes, check out our DIY dryer repair help.