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Old 09-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Ventilating closet with COndenser dryer - would a fan help the dryer's performance?


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I have a stackable washer/dryer, with a condenser dryer. The dryer does well - it take extra time to dry, but does the job.

I was wondering if it would help the dryer operate better if I were to

(a) Install a small ceiling fan in the closet or
(b) put a regular pedestal fan on top of the dryer.

This would blow out the heat that is rising to the top of the closet. Not sure if this would help the dryer's operation, however.

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Nope not going to help.
Yours works by condencing the hot moist air with cold water running through a sealed coil, works just like a stil.

Notice how your electric and water bills shot up when you started use that type washer and dryer?

What I would concider is changing the door to a louvered door or adding a bathroom fan with a line to the outside.

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Nope not going to help.
Yours works by condencing the hot moist air with cold water running through a sealed coil, works just like a stil.

Notice how your electric and water bills shot up when you started use that type washer and dryer?

What I would concider is changing the door to a louvered door or adding a bathroom fan with a line to the outside.
Not all condensing driers use water to cool them. His may only use the surrounding air, in which case a fan would help a lot.
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Did you miss this part?

"I have a stackable washer/dryer, with a condenser dryer. The dryer does well - it take extra time to dry, but does the job"
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Did you miss this part?

"I have a stackable washer/dryer, with a condenser dryer. The dryer does well - it take extra time to dry, but does the job"
Again, not all condenser driers use water to cool the drier air. they all need a drain, but not all of them use water from the house.

from his description of the room/closet/alcove becoming hot, it doesn't sound like his model uses tap water to cool the heat exchanger.

If it did, then the area shouldn't be hot.
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