gas clothes dryer

Old 03-20-01, 12:47 PM
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We recently moved and now my dryer doesn't work nearly as well as it did in our other house. I've noticed the venting for this house runs about 30 feet (up a wall and across the attic to an outside wall). Could this be affecting the performance of my dryer? I am having the venting cleaned tomorrow just in case there is lint built up in it that is inhibiting the airflow. Do you have any other suggestions?
Old 03-20-01, 09:00 PM
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Hi: rhopal

Hello and welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum. Your on the correct trail. Cleaning the venting system will help to improve the dryers performance.

However, it may not last long. The performance will deminish over time. Dryers do not have a very forceful fan blower to exhaust through that long a run of exhaust tubing. Nor to push the exhausting air upwards for that distance.

Any lint that escapes the filter will accumulate in the lowest part of the exhaust tube, which usually is directly in the back of the machine. This area should be cleaned yearly. The vent hood outside should also be cleaned and the it's flapper checked for free movement yearly.

This is a perfect do-it-yourself project...

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