What are the warning signs for a dryer fire? Your dryer may be trying to tell you something. There are many warning signs that may indicate a problem with a dryer vent.
Do you have lint on your clothing, behind your dryer, or in the door seal? Excessive lint can be a warning sign that your dryer vents need to be cleaned and maintained.
Overheating / Shut off
Clogged dryer vents can lead to your dryer overworking and overheating. To prevent fires, your dryer may be warning you by shutting down.
Long Drying Times
Restricted air flow causes trapped moisture in your dryer, resulting in longer drying times. This is a warning sign that your dryer vents could be obstructed.