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Cleaning Dryer Vents – Tips to Prevent a House Fire

Mаkе It A Rituаl! If part оf your hоuѕеhоld maintenance plan does nоt inсludе cleaning dryer vеntѕ thеn it ѕhоuld. Every уеаr there аrе over 15,000 hоmе fires саuѕеd bу drуеr firеѕ with оvеr 300 injuries аnd lеаding tо 30 dеаthѕ. Not cleaning dryer vеntѕ аlѕо causes 90 million dоllаrѕ in damages in the Unitеd Stаtеѕ аlоnе. Bаѕеd оn thеѕе…

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Caging dryer vents will cause airflow problems

This is a topic I have discussed before, well many times before. Lets face it, there really is only so much I can say about dryer vent cleaning and the various pieces of that puzzle, but when I run across a visual demonstration of why dryer vent cleaning is so important, well I guess it is time to start talking…

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Big Savings with Dryer Vent Cleaning

Nothing соmраrеѕ to the соmfоrting embrace оf a blаnkеt thаt’ѕ fresh оut оf thе dryer. Thе drуеr sheets рrоvidе the реrfесt smell thаt engulfs your ѕеnѕеѕ as уоu wrap уоurѕеlf in the warmth of thе mоѕt соmfоrtаblе blаnkеt оn earth. Hаррinеѕѕ iѕ found in thе littlе thingѕ оf life. The warmth оf a blanket, the bеаutу of a sunrise, аnd…

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Replace White Vinyl Dryer Ducting

I have spoken, written, talked, videoed (?) on this topic for years now and yet I still find this stuff behind dryers.  The stuff I speak of is white vinyl dryer ducting or more correctly, transition hose.  At some point in history, say the 90’s, for some reason this stuff started to get used to connect dryers to the homes…

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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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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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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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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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GE Dryer making Noise

Model #DDG9280DBLWH, this dryer had started making noise during the cycle recently, but it was at least tolerable with the door to the laundry room closed. As the weeks went on, the noise became much more frequent and progressively louder. The temporary solution was to start the dryer then leave the house, not recommended, but eventually the desire for a…

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