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Old 10-26-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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dryer vent and pipe

we just installed our dryer on the main floor of our house and i have noticed cool air coming in through the dryer and its vent. i need some ideas on how to solve this.


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Old 10-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #2
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Better door on it is all you can really do but you do not want to make the connection too tight as it will keep it from venting properly.

Keep your dryer door closed and seal up all the seam in the pipe.

I assure you that you home leaks plenty more air in other locations that can be fixed first.


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First make sure that the vent on the exterior of the house is in the right position (pointing down)check to be sure the flap inside the vent is completly closed when the dryer is off,if all of this checks out O.K then try tilting the exterior vent upward slightly sometimes something as small as a washer on the back edge of the vent(like a shim)will tilt it up enough to close the outdoor flap.where you said you just installed it cleaning should not be an issue but if you have used this vent in past instillations then make sure the vent is clear of anything that may be hold the flap open.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
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As said already, check the hood termination door to see if it is closing all the way. If not already, install a one-flapper door (Type A, over a Type B), for 50% better air flow: http://www.appliance411.com/faq/dryer-vent-length.shtml

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17,000 dryer fires a year, when did you last clean the inside of the dryer near motor or the exhaust ducting?
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