Dryers Excessive Lint

The clothes coming out of washers will have more lint on them than previous model washers; this is normal. It is the function of the dryer to remove the remaining lint from the clothes, not the washer. It is possible to get more lint collected around the lint filter and door area of the dryer. For this reason it is important that the dryer be properly installed.

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.

Make sure the following items are working correctly:

  • Make sure vent hose is four (4) inches in diameter, solid metal or aluminum not plastic, and is the proper length per the Installation Instructions. Download the Installation Instructions.
  • Clean the vent hose. Build up in the hose can prevent lint and moisture from being vented properly. For more information, see Things To Check For A Dryer Venting Issue
  • Check outside wall cap, and make sure it is opening fully.
  • Remove and clean the lint filter with soapy water; dry thoroughly before reinstalling. Fabric softener can coat the small openings and allows less lint to pass through.

See also:Tips to reduce lint production

If these have been addressed and you continue to have Linting concerns, we recommend that you contact service. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.