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Month: December 2016

1% of Sales to Kiva Loans

Not a dryer or dryer vent related post today but rather a post on life.  At age 48, I feel enormous gratitude toward my many customers who have helped me to not only support me and my own family, but the families of our employees. I set out to create a business that I could be proud of because we…

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Whirlpool Dryer Catches Fire

Model #LEW0050PQ2, this compact 24″ dryer caught fire near the heating element in the rear of the unit setting off the house smoke detectors. Fortunately, the fire was very small in scale because once the fire started, the heating element wire melted opening the electrical circuit and shutting off the heat source. With the heat gone, the lint which was…

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Pest Problems, meet the Defender

I have written on this topic before when talking about our pest proof vent covers.  Frankly the only vent cover I will install on a home these days because they simply are the best in preventing pest access to the dryer ducting while still allowing for great airflow from the dryer. But I must admit even as great as these…

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Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas – TechnicianBrian

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Whirlpool Dryer won’t Tumble

Model #LDE5750W0, this older model electric dryer would no longer tumble for the customer, but instead, would make a loud buzzing noise then the start button was pressed. The drum could be turned by hand with some resistance so they figured the belt was still attached to the motor, but it just wouldn’t start. Even holding the door switch closed…

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Signs Your Dryer has Poor Airflow

I have written before about the importance of airflow to your dryer.  It really is the reason your clothes get dry, they maintain their condition and your dryer keeps working. But poor airflow for whatever reason has many indicators, most of which are ignorerd by the home owner until something more drastic happens. So lets examine some of these indicators…

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Noisy Estate Electric Dryer

Model #EED4400SQ0, this dryer was doing it’s drying thing, but had become progressively noisy of late. The customer described it as a growling or chirping type noise that seemed to be louder at the beginning of the cycle, but with the laundry room and garage being one in the same, it was difficult to be certain. It was loud enough…

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DIY Dryer Vent Repair

A very large portion of my business is dryer vent repair.  Sure most calls start out as the result of poor airflow so a good cleaning is in order, but ultimately the poor airflow and lint buildup is the result of a poorly designed system. Dryer venting has for the longest time been the mechanical step-child of the home building…

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Maytag Gas Dryer not Heating

Model #MGDB400VQ0, this dryer from the Bravos series was recently purchased and installed along with an associated washer in the customers home. Both had been working without a hiccup, but the dryer suddenly stopped heating resulting in obviously damp clothes. The customer was upset their new purchase had failed in such short order, but it sometimes happens, and I assured…

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Pest Problems, you need a Pest Proof Vent Cover

Dryer vent covers have been used since dryers were first venting to the outside as a way to prevent water from entering the home and woodland creatures from taking up residence inside the ducting.  You see depending  on the time of year, that warm dryer metal tube makes a great place to make a new home. And with the added…

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