Originally Posted by FatChance
How does the clean cycle affect what is in the dryer vent outlet? It sounds like it just cleans out anything inside the washer itself.
I really appreciate the information!
Since it is a washer/dryer combo unit there is a
"tub within a tub" design, and lint can build
up within the the space between the two tubs.
The clean cycle softens the accumulated lint in
between the tubs, and rinses it out thru the drain,
as well as blowing some of it out the vent.
Typically the length of the vent outlet line is
extremely short, and without twists and turns
does not trap much lint. You would only do
the "clean cycle" if you notice very little air
blowing out thru the vent, or if you get the error
code indicating that you have insufficient air
flow. Using a lot of fabric softener causes a
greater accumulation of lint within the machine.