Asked on Jul 23, 2017

What causes water to puddle up in dryer drum?

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  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jul 23, 2017

    MIchelle it sounds like condensation from a kink blocking airflow, or possibly lint blocking ... maybe a few other things but I think those 2 are the most porminent (the following quote is from the link below) "... Dryer vent exhaust contains moisture. This added moisture, coupled with the warm air from the heating circuits will add humidity ..." (humidity, of course, is the condensation which could be the reason for the puddle of water in your dryer). I am hoping the link below will help you get rid of the problem:

    Thanks for coming to Hometalk for help. Good Luck :)

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 23, 2017

    How wet were the items befor going into drum? Did the washer spin at all? If the washer is working correctly there should not be water in the drum.

  • 13526476 13526476 on Jul 23, 2017

    I found an answer to your question on Quora, written by Michael Grimshaw, Home Appliance Repair Technician, 15 years.

    First I'll assume the dryer has not been recently submerged. If it had, you probably wouldn't be asking on Qoura. Next I'll assume the water is in the basket, not under the basket with the motor and other electric bits. The water in the dryer came from the dryer vent. It condensed on the walls of the basket and collected in the bottom of the basket. In every case I've witnessed, this excessively humid air came from another operating dryer through the combined vent pipe tubing. I recommend changing your vent pipe setup so each dryer has its own four-inch vent pipe all the way to the outside. Running both dryers at the same time would prevent this from happening (since if they run at the same time they are both blowing air outside.) This should be considered a temporary measure because the situation is less than ideal and wastes a lot of energy. The excess humidity will also get into the mechanical and electric bits of the dryer, causing corrosion and premature failure. I recommend correcting the situation ASAP.

  • A A on Jul 23, 2017

    sounds as though your clothes aren't wringing out properly in your washer first.

  • William William on Jul 23, 2017

    Your dryer vent piping or vent is loaded with lint. This creates a restriction for the dryer air to escape. You need to clean the piping and vent.

    • 4TimesAYear 4TimesAYear on Jun 24, 2024

      Happened to me and I know my piping and vent are clean because I did a thorough job of cleaning them this last winter. I think the problem is the humidity this summer is over the top and we've had some hot temps, while my basement is cool and damp. I figure the condensation is a combination of those. It's the first time it's ever happened.

  • Steve Kelly Steve Kelly on Sep 21, 2019

    Check your lint trap. It may appear clean when in fact it is not. You see, FABRIC SOFTENERS AND DRYER SHEETS leave an oily substance on all parts, especially the lint trap. If you don't clean it, you will end up with water in the drum. Periodically, take the lint filter and scrub it with a nylon brush and warm, soapy water after removing the lint. Then allow it to dry and reinstall it in the machine. Read your owner's manual. It will tell you to do exactly what I just said.

  • J Brown J Brown on Sep 24, 2019

    All above are correct possibilities. We have rental property, imagine the stories.... One tenant could NOT understand that you can't stuff a dryer, 1/2 full is good allowing the items to move freely thru the hot air, otherwise you get steam building up and unable to escape.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 29, 2024

    No thanks, I’ll stick with wool balls and essential oils.