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Old 11-18-2012, 11:17 PM   #16
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So I found the problem. The outlet was on the other side of the garage from where the dryer is. There is leaves and an array of other things stuffed down the vent as far as I can see. I used a shopvac suck it out as far as it would reach but I can't reach it all so idk what to do about the rest.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #17
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You can get extensions or a duct cleaner that has flex rods that can be attached, so you can push the crud out of the duct.
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So I found the problem. The outlet was on the other side of the garage from where the dryer is. There is leaves and an array of other things stuffed down the vent as far as I can see. I used a shopvac suck it out as far as it would reach but I can't reach it all so idk what to do about the rest.
Hook the dryer back up the duct and turn it on, to "fluff" (no heat). Then go outside and snake the vent with a small plumbing snake. You should soon end up with blast of leaves in your face and a clear duct.
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Make sure you install a critter cover on that vent....that should help keep out the leaves.....

Do a search on dryer vents.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #20
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There is a thing called a lint-eater sold in most hardware stores that you can use to clean the ducts. It is a 4" diameter brush that you can put on a drill to rooter out lint. You can get extensions for it so you can run it a good way through the duct, even around corners. Works well, but it sounds like you have a very long duct run.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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Make sure you install a critter cover on that vent....that should help keep out the leaves.....

Do a search on dryer vents.
Totally agree. I have known of squirrels causing havoc at ryer vents stashing nuts and stuff.

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