Electrolux Dryer Lint Filter Coming Out During Cycle

Electrolux dryers are known to be reliable and efficient appliances. However, some Electrolux dryer owners complain that the lint filter sometimes comes out during the cycle. What causes this, and how do you fix it?

dryer lint filter

Your Electrolux dryer lint filter is coming out during the cycle due to a clogged filter or a blocked dryer vent. It could also be because of a faulty lint filter housing, an incorrectly installed lint filter, or your dryer isn’t level. Fixes include unclogging or replacing the filter or vent. 

In this article, I’ll discuss the above-mentioned issues in detail and provide some helpful fixes you can do yourself. Let’s get started! 

1. Clogged or Faulty Lint Filter

A clogged or faulty lint filter in your Electrolux dryer can cause it to come out during the cycle. The lint filter is designed to catch lint or debris in the air ducts. When it becomes blocked, the dryer can quickly overheat and possibly catch fire, making it important to unblock it regularly. 

clogged lint filter

How To Fix

To fix a clogged lint filter, ensure that you remove the lint after each dryer cycle. If you notice that the lint filter is still coming out during the cycle after removing the lint, it may be faulty. You can replace the lint filter yourself or call a professional for assistance. 

Here’s a video explaining how to clean your dryer’s lint filter thoroughly:

2. Blocked Dryer Vent

Like all dryers, Electrolux dryers use vents to release the hot air used to dry the clothes during the cycle. When the vent becomes blocked with dust or dirt, it can increase the drying time and your dryer’s energy consumption. This is because the blocked vent causes the air to re-enter the dryer and occasionally pushes the lint filter out of position. 

How To Fix

If you have a blocked dryer vent, you should clean it out as soon as possible. This is easy to do and should only take a few minutes. You can use a clean microfiber cloth or the pipe attachment on your vacuum cleaner. 

It’s a good idea to check and clean your dryer vents regularly, as blocked vents can cause fires. 

3. Damaged Lint Filter Housing

Electrolux dryers have a lint filter in the lint filter housing. The housing is made of plastic and is located under the door on the front of the dryer. The lint filter housing can become damaged due to normal wear and tear. 

When the housing is damaged, it can cause the lint filter to come out during the cycle. When this happens, you may notice that your clothing has lint deposits. 

How To Fix

If you notice lint deposits on your clothing when you take them out of the dryer and suspect that the lint filter housing is damaged, you’ll need to replace it. You can buy a lint filter housing for your Electrolux dryer online and replace it yourself, or call a professional. 

4. Incorrectly Installated Lint Filter

If your lint filter is coming out during the cycle, it’s likely that it wasn’t installed correctly. This could be due to a manufacturing fault. 

Before you start a drying cycle, check the lint filter to ensure it’s been installed correctly. If it seems loose or appears broken, you’ll need to reposition or replace it. 

How To Fix

Follow the steps below to install a lint filter in your Electrolux dryer correctly:

  1. Remove the old filter from the dryer. 
  2. Locate the new filter in the dryer and insert it into the opening. Be sure to insert the filter with the arrows pointing up. 
  3. Push the filter into the opening until it clicks into place.

Here’s a video showing you how to replace or install a new lint filter:

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5. Your Dryer Isn’t Level

If your Electrolux dryer isn’t level (i.e., the floor underneath is uneven), it may cause the lint filter to come out during the cycle. This can be a problem because it can cause the lint to build up on the heating element and catch fire. It’s important to ensure that your dryer is level so that this does not happen.

dryer isn’t level

How To Fix

There are a few things you can do to level your dryer:

  • You can place shims under the dryer’s legs.
  • You can adjust the leveling feet.
  • You can move the dryer to a place where the floor is more even.


If your Electrolux dryer’s lint filter is coming out during the cycle, there are a few possible causes:

  • The lint screen may be installed incorrectly. 
  • The dryer vent may be blocked. 
  • The lint filter itself could be clogged or damaged. 
  • The dryer may not be level.
  • The lint filter housing may be damaged.

Following the solutions outlined above could easily resolve this issue. However, if you cannot correct the problem, it’s best to contact a qualified service technician for assistance.