OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question
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OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Anon [PA]) Jun 13, 2018 12:00 PM
       OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Steve [MA]) Jun 13, 2018 12:34 PM
       OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 13, 2018 2:41 PM
       OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 13, 2018 5:44 PM
       OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Vee [OH]) Jun 14, 2018 4:29 AM
       OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Robin [WI]) Jun 14, 2018 1:36 PM
       OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 14, 2018 5:45 PM

OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Anon [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Few days ago I posted this and here is the update -

OT: Dryer Question (by Anon [PA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2018 8:04 PM


I was running the dryer continuously this afternoon, may be for much longer than I should have. I was doing large scale drying.

Any way after some five hours or so I started smelling a faint odor.The dryer was still drying and hot, functioning normally. I promptly stopped the dryer and unplugged. The burnt odor is still prevails even after several hours.



I cleaned the lint trap screen and with a leaf blower, blew out the lint through the duct thoroughly.

That did the trick, the dryer functions well as the burnt odor is gone!

Thanks everybody for the help. --165.123.xx.xxx

OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2018 12:34 PM

Thanks for the update. It's always nice to how things turn out. --72.93.xxx.xxx

OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2018 2:41 PM

Here's a tip for all others on the board...do not use foil-type or plastic dryer transition ducts (the transition duct is the flex duct that goes from the dryer to the floor or wall). Instead, use "semi rigid metal". The ones that look like aluminum foil are NOT metal, they are mylar...a plastic that helium balloons are made of...and it is flammable. Approximately 16,000 dryer fires in the US in 2015 (the last year for which data are available)....half of them caused by a problem with the vent.

As a home inspector, I see the plastic and foil ducts EVERY DAY...and write them up as safety issues all the time. Spend the extra $10 and save a fire as well as decreasing your utility costs because the good ones don't get clogged with lint. --99.92.xxx.xxx

OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2018 5:44 PM

Thank you. I will find the semi rigid metal ones. --73.178.xxx.xx

OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2018 4:29 AM

Better yet, just use all hard tubing and duct tape to secure the last couple seams so you can slide the machine out to clean the vent in the autumn. --76.188.xxx.xx

OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2018 1:36 PM

We had one of those flexible mylar vent hoses. It made two 90 degree bends before going into the floor, ran 15' to the outside wall, then made two more 90 degree bends before rising to go outside. After several years in the house, our dryer stopped drying the clothes. I opened up the ceiling and pulled the vent duct out. The accumulated lint had left an opening the size of a ping-pong ball, and weighed about 15 pounds. We replaced it with the rigid metal ducting, and our drying time dropped from three hours to 20 minutes. Definitely worth the investment! --204.210.xxx.xxx

OT:UPDATE-Dryer Question (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2018 5:45 PM

That's what I'm talking about Robin...I see it every day lol. People won't pay an extra $10 for the proper vent from the start, but they'll pay an extra $3/month for the rest of their life for the extra drying cost lol. --99.92.xxx.xxx

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