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Month: February 2017

Dryer Vent Cleaning Results, Before and After Video

Much of what I write about involves getting more airflow from your dryer. Because it is the air that dries the clothes.  But some may ask exactly what is good airflow?  Well the unfortunate answer really is it depends on many factors, but suffice it to say, the higher the better.  One tool I use to test airflow is a…

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Whirlpool Dryer Not Heating

Model #LEP6646AW0, the complaint was the unit would not dry clothes and the customer would need to start the dryer several times just to get one load dry. Needing multiple cycles to dry a load of clothes is a sure sign of a restricted venting system and this was most likely the case here. But this dryer was not heating…

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Dryer Vent Installation in Existing Crawlspaces

I do a lot of dryer vent installation work, most of which is to replace venting that has either seen better days, or simply was not installed correctly to begin with.  And until laundry rooms on the second floor of homes became popular, most of this venting took its journey to the outside world via the homes crawlspace. But sometimes,…

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Whirlpool Dryer Runs to Long

Model #WED9400SW0, this Duet styled dryer would dry clothes properly, but the display would count down to around 8 minutes remaining, and then would just keep running until the customer shut the unit off manually. And to make the trouble shooting process just a little bit harder, this unit was only 3 months old, and installed in a garage without…

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Dryer Vent Cover Blocked

Its all about the dryer airflow and nothing stops this air dead in its tracks like a poorly performing dryer vent cover.  But that all pales in comparison to what I found the other day at the end of this dryer venting.  A mess of dryer lint, and hair has been keeping this dryer from operating at its best and…

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Kenmore Dryer Stops During a Cycle

Model #110.96592220, this dryer (Whirlpool made BTW) would stop during the drying cycle requiring the customer to turn the unit back on before it would continue to dry. This problem continued throughout the entire cycle so the customer was a bit frustrated with making multiple trips to the laundry room. A few days of this and she was ready for…

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Screens Block Dryer Lint

This has become a rather common problem and most people don’t even know that they do it to themselves. What I am talking about is screens over the dryer vent cover.  It is easy enough to do. You want a good solid dryer vent cover to prevent rodents from making the dryer ducting their home so you wander off to…

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My Dryer will not Dry My Clothes

“My dryer will not dry my clothes” is usually the beginning of most of my conversations with customers.  People rarely think about their dryer let alone the dryer venting until signs begin to point toward something being not quite alright.  This is the case with this recent customer visit, who contacted me because the dryer wasn’t drying her clothes.  And…

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Whirlpool Dryer Rubbing Noise

Model #LEW0050PQ3, this small 24 inch electric dryer had started to make a rubbing sound while in use. The noise seemed to come and go while in use, but was definitely getting worse with time. Due to it’s location inside a closet, and stacked on top of the washer, it was difficult to determine the source of the noise, so…

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