What does it mean when my dryer says check vent?

What does it mean when my dryer says check vent?

An AF (Restricted Air Flow) or “Check Vent” error code indicates that the lint screen or vent is clogged; the vent is crushed, kinked or has too many turns. The dryer will continue to run when the is error is present.

Where is the lint screen on a Maytag dryer?

The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer.

Where is the dryer lint trap?

The Lint Trap and Screen – Depending on the design of your dryer the lint trap will either be on the top of the dryer or located just inside the door. Be sure to locate the dryer’s lint trap, which houses the lint screen, before continuing. 1. Remove the lint screen from the lint trap.

Is it OK to run a dryer without a lint trap?

Do not use the dryer without a lint filter. Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed. Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry.

Is dryer lint a fire hazard?

Lint builds up in the lint trap, as well as inside the dryer vent and ductwork, reducing airflow and drying efficiency. Lint can cause humidity levels to rise around vents causing mildew and mold to develop in walls and insulation. But most importantly: Lint is combustible. Lint causes fires.

How do I clean the lint filter in my dryer?

Pull out your lint trap and remove all of the excess lint with your hand or a vacuum cleaner hose attachment. Place the lint trap into the hot water and allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Use a sponge, rag, or nylon brush to remove the loosened residue. Rinse completely with clean water.