dryer exhaust vent: Dryer Vent Repair and Maintenance
- 07/22/09 10:06 AM
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)
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)
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)