Dryer question.

Friend has a dryer that she has been told "does not exhaust air with enough force". Anyone have experience with such an issue? Any ideas on what, if anything, can be done.
TIA
Lou
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Use smooth dryer duct to cut the resistance, keep bends to a minimum, keep total length to a minimum, and if necessary use an inline dryer vent booster fan

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RBM wrote:

Did not know there were such things, Thank You.
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i would disconnect the vent flexy 4" hose and test it BRIEFLY. if it's a gas model it discharges its combustion exhaust thru the same hose. we then remove lint and a bird's nest from discharge wall vent, that helps a lot. if dryer still blows slow when testing, it's ready to be taken apart and cleaned out. for the how-to, go see: http://applianceguru.com /
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Lou wrote:

Who told her that, and under what circumstances? As noted bends and corrugated pipe (metal or plastic) reduces air flow. Blocked pipe (lint) can also reduce flow and can be a fire hazard.
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On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 07:02:23 -0400, Lou wrote:

Maybe it's clogged with lint?
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Not really enough information, since there can be many factors, clogged duct work, ducting too long, etc. Got Photos?
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wrote:

And does the dryer dry the clothes in normal time? Probably not or you wouldn't be posting, but for the record, the goal is dry clothes, not to expel air. I've seen scientific studies reported where it seems, if you believe the report, they have lost track of what they were trying to determine.

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mm wrote:

Lady currently exhausts the air into her house thru a special box. Since house os in Florida and a/c is on all the time this is expensive.
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wrote:

Indeed. Boucou heat comes out (equivalent to the max cooling of a good-sized central A/C system, 3-5 ton), AND it is miserably moist heat. We vent ours outside in the summer, inside in the winter, but the water content of the hot air is so high, I'm debating about even venting it inside in the winter.
That special box, I would guess, is a water-filled lint trap?
When we moved our dryer, I took the opportunity to do a looksee through the access panels, and wow, what a mess. Lint in/out/on/around everything, despite being fairly diligent with the filter. Your friend does clean/check the filter??
There are a number of clog points.
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Proctologically Violated wrote:

Yes to lint trap and yes to cleaning.
Seems to have found a good handyman (for another project) and he is going to check out the dryer vent issue.
Thanks to all for ideas.
Lou Education is about knowing where to look for answers.
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Well she should stop doing it then. The only time to do that is when it's cold outside and one wants the heat to stay inside. That's what those special boxes are made for. I'm almost surprised you can buy one in Florida.
So, does the dryer dry the clothes in the normal time?
How far away is the nearest wall or good place to put the hot air outside.

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Did she brink the box from the North? Shouldn't have bothered, unless there is a cold part of Florida. Where do the neigbhors with similar homes exhaust their air?
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Clean the lint screen. When dryer sheets are used, they leave a film on the lint screen that you cannot see, but keeps air from flowing through it.
Alisa Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician http://CleanYourOwnDryerVent.com
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