dryer exhaust vent: Dryer Vent Repair and Maintenance - 07/22/09 05:06 PM
The most important thing your clothes dryer needs is clear exhaust; most dryers fail to operate as a result of inadequate dryer vent systems.  Improperly maintained dryer vent systems can lead to premature failure of bearings, drum rollers, motor, element and other critical parts.
 
Indications of improper dryer venting includes:
 
Longer drying time; more than one cycle to dry a load
Clothes are unusually hot at the end of the dryer cycle
Dryer is noisy - thumping scraping sounds
Dryer repeatedly shuts off before clothes are dry
Automatic sensors fail to shut off
Clothes have a moldy or smoky … (0 comments)

dryer exhaust vent: Dryer Vent Installation Guide: Safe Installation Tips - 07/22/09 05:05 PM
Proper dryer vent installation is necessary to promote maximum air flow and prevent dryer fires.  Improper installation can also cause condensation leading to mold and mildew damage to your home.
 
Short and Straight
 
The most direct route from the back of the dryer to the vent on the outside of your home, with few bends and turns, is the best.  That is the reason clothes dryers are usually placed on an outside wall.
 
There are some cases where the direct route is not possible including dryers located in the basement, laundry rooms in apartment buildings or in the … (0 comments)

dryer exhaust vent: Dryer Vent Repair and Installation: The Right way to Install a Dryer Vent - 07/22/09 05:01 PM
Proper dryer vent installation is crucial to safety and efficiency for your clothes dryer.  Though kits are sold for indoor dryer vent, they are not safe and they do not provide adequate venting.  Venting you clothes dryer to the outside is not an option; it is a requirement!
 
Improper dryer vent installation or use of inferior materials can result in damage to your home.  Clothes dryers that are not vented create a huge mess of lint and excess moisture in the air you breathe.  Worse yet, the hot air in the dryer may contain gas by-products like carbon monoxide that … (0 comments)

 

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