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Replacing abnormal outdoor dryer vent

The louvers on my original (20 year old) outdoor dryer vent have practically seized up and I'm in need of a replacement. When I take to places like Lowes or Amazon, I only find the style which ...
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LG clothes dryer drum doesn't engage and error is shown

I have a standalone LG Dryer that when I hit More Time/Less Time the diagnostic mode reads u12 d06. I can hear the motor spin but the drum does not engage. What could the problem be? I've confirmed ...
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Why is my dryer producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use?

During the recent one year, I have noticed my dryer is producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use. I live in a 5 units apartment building and I am on the top floor. After I cleaned ...
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Dryer booster installation forthcoming, any tips or warnings?

Background: As the title says, I'm about to (within the next week or 2) install a dryer booster for a new (to my friend, not newly built) house. The dryer vent goes through a couple bends behind the ...
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Is there a "bending rigidity index" of some sort for semi-rigid aluminum ducts?

Some semi-rigid aluminum ducts bend easily and others do not. I want to purchase semi-rigid aluminum ducts online of a specific bending rigidity/stiffness that minimizes sagging but can be easily ...
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Would this buildup cause "dHE" error on an LG Tromm dryer?

Got the machine off craigslist. During the drying cycle it stops and shows the error. The user manual tells that with dHE error I should inspect the water supply, if the water supply is within spec, ...
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Is this a water leak or condensation in the wall around my dryer vent?

I pulled my dryer out yesterday to clean the vent and tubing. When I moved the dryer I noticed what looked like a huge wet stain around the vent connection that leads to my attic. There appears to be ...
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Malber TD 700 dryer not turning on

I have a stackable washer dryer - the dryer is a Malber TD 700 and is stacked on top of the washing machine. The other day I used the dryer without any problems in the morning. I tried it again about ...
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Washing-Dryer machine installation (rotate)

I would like to know if it is possible to setup a washing machine (or a washing machine with integrated dryer) such that the installation pipes are on the side. NOTE: I don't know anything about ...
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Washing machine drain leak / back up

Hi I recently bought a new Beko washing machine with dryer (model WD75141), just after 5-6 washes I saw water leakage on the floor, most probably drain water by the looks of it. I am no expert my ...
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Help ! Bosch 300 washer and dryer Under the sink hook up

I am finishing my Brooklyn apartment renovation and because of space decided to get the Bosch 300 stacked washer and ventless dryer. My contractor hooked it all up for me under my kitchen sink, but ...
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Exhaust vents exiting outside next to each other

Is there any code that requires exhaust vents specifically for bathroom, Kitchen hood, and clothes dryer to terminate ‘x’ distance apart? For instance, placing these three exhaust exits on the same ...
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Help - Kenmore Dryer (11086880100 ) Repair Assistance - No heat

The issue My kenmore dryer (model 11086880100) stopped heating. My hours of research lead me to believe that I should test the thermal fuse, heating element, hi limit thermostat and thermal cut off. ...
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dryer thermostat troubleshooting

I've been troubleshooting abnormally slow drying on a Frigidaire stacking unit model # GCET1031CS0 (canadian brother to the easier to find online GCET1031FS0). Thought it might be the problem with ...
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Is an inline dryer vent booster fan recommended?

In my house the nature of the construction causes the rigid vent pipe for the dryer vent to be about 22 to 23 feet long including the vertical rise in the wall behind the dryer. The 4 inch diameter ...
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Concerns with installing 4" Dryer Booster Fan into 7" duct

Our new-to-us home was built in 1850, so there's been a lot of oddball things done to it's guts over time. One of these is the dryer vent duct work that looks to have been installed sometime in the ...
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Cause for an Amana electric dryer overheating

We noticed our Amana electric dryer making a rattling noise as well as overheating (top of the appliance, air duct and clothes in the dryer are very hot). Here are things I checked for: Air vent is ...
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Dryer not drying properly

I have a dryer that is not drying properly. You have to run the load 3-4 times to get it dry. Here are some things I have checked: It is heating up properly The vents are clean (from the vent trap, ...
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What type of hose do I need for Propane dryer?

I converted my gas dryer over to propane, but I am trying to find out if I can use my older gas line or what type of propane line do I need to buy?
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Need help to identify part from Frigidaire/Electrolux laundry dryer?

I was replacing rear bearing of my Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer and now there is this extra black, plastic piece that I can't figure out, where it should go: I checked all the parts for my model on ...
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Dryer vents and mice

We have been dealing with mice since the fall, eventually we got a pest control company and their recommendation after setting their baits for ~3weeks is to seal all the cracks and holes. One thing ...
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Dryer not heating issue

My dryer is not heating. I checked the safety switches, heater, etc and found them to be ok. One check I made surprised me: a voltage check on the incoming terminals found 120 vac on each side of ...
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String/rope came out of Dryer (its NOT the belt), what is this?

I have attached a bunch of pictures of what looks like a nylon braided paper rope that came out of the back of our dryer (between the drum and the back wall). I cannot find any information on our ...
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New Samsung Steam Dryer condensation in display

I just got my new Samsung electric washer with Steam Cycle, This One, After using it I noticed it started to accumulate water vapor in the display in a way that makes it hard to read the numbers on it,...
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MayTag Legacy Series Top of Dryer Won't Open

I can not open the top of my Maytag Legacy Series Dryer. There is a screw on each side of the top of the dryer pinning it down to the base? What do I do now to get to the rest of the dryer since the ...
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Clothes Dryer will not heat up

I have a Samsung clothes dryer that stopped heating up. Here's what I've tried so far: verified that the 30 amp breaker is working fine verified 120/240v at the relay verified 9ohms across the ...
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Why does lint come into our bathroom when the dryer is running

Why does dryer lint come into my bathroom through the air vent? Is there a leak in the dryer vent pipe? We just got our dryer vent cleaned.
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Dryer vent hose not staying connected to the dryer vent even with clamp

I cannot get the hose to stay on the metal vent coming out of the dryer. I have tightened the clamp til I am almost bending the pipe but the venting material slides right off? Help and thank you!
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How do I stack a washer and dryer without a stacking kit?

I have a Samsung front-load washer and dryer that I want to stack. The original stacking kit (SK-2A) is no longer available, but looks like this: The replacement stacking kit (SK-3A or SK-5A) is ...
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Clothes Dryer Stops Heating

I've been chasing this one for a few weeks now, with no luck. Pertinent model and device information is below. I could use some advice... Make: Kenmore Model: 110.96584110 After I complete a repair ...
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LP converted dryer not heating - could low supply pressure be why?

I have had a stack washer dryer for 15 years. It stopped heating last week. I replaced the easy/cheap/likely first: thermistor, flame sensor, ignition coils Then I replaced the more expensive but ...
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Samsung Dryer wont heat

Samsung dryer. Model: dve45n5300w/a3 The dryer still runs but it wont heat. According what I read on the net, the most likely problem is the heating element. I pulled out the heating element housing ...
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Crossed red and black wires on dryer. Dryer electrical still works

[ Ran 2 loads but did smell a burning smell initially. Tried using dryer again and now won’t run. Powers up but when I hit the start button I hear a clicking sound. Help… This is the clicking part ...
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Coupling 24" and 36" 3/8 flex gas tubing for dryer to form 60"

Would it be okay to use a male-male flare union adapter to couple two flex gas lines together to make a 60" one for a gas dryer? I had read stuff in the past about longer lengths of tubing ...
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What to use to fill holes and spaces all over dryer lint screen frame that capture lint when drying

My LG dryer lint trap has a plastic frame with numerous tiny useless nonfunctioning corners,crevasses,holes, etc which fill up with lint and require a toothpick and vacuum to clean out. I would like ...
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Whirlpool Dryer powers on but won't spin

My gas front-load Whirlpool dryer powers on but won't spin The blow fan spins fine The idler pulley seems to be fine, the belt is in tact and is tight. (though I did replace the idler pulleys wheel ...
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Dryer Vent Rough-In - New Construction - Stucco

I'm a DIY'er doing a complete to the studs remodel. I'm getting tripped up on a minor detail that I would prefer to get right. My goal is to get the dryer vent pipe penetration properly flashed and ...
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Dryer voltage not right

My dryer won’t start. I’ve had the timer switch replaced and still nothing. The outlet in the wall reads the 240/120/120 from both the socket itself and the backside. The plug for the dryer is reading ...
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Strain relief removal on LG Dryer

I have a LG dryer that I need to change the power cable from 4 wire to 3. The existing cable has an rubber strain relief around the cable. It does the job well as I cannot remove the cable. I would ...
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Is a dryer connection with the G and W connected at the plug safe?

I have a dryer plug ,4 prong that is looped from ground to neutral .is this safe?
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How can I install my dryer exhaust - Should I contact the builder?

I am trying to install my new LG dryer exhaust in a new build home and the part attached to the wall just fell off. Should I contact the builder? I have done this before and it was not as complicated. ...
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Wires through conduit instead of drilling ceiling joists

I am moving the washer & dryer upstairs in my house and will have a contractor hook-up the 10-3 and 12-2 wires to my main panel, but I am running the wires across my attic. Instead of drilling 23 ...
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How do I know if a new dryer will fit? Existing base/floor vent and nearby doorframe

Our existing washer and dryer need to go, but the space they occupy is a bit limited. The main issue is depth - the existing washer and dryer are Frigidaire AES7000ES and ATF7000FS. In the current ...
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I replaced the motor in my dryer and it died almost immediately - can I just get another motor or is there likely another problem?

Dryer is a Samsung DV42H5000EW/AC that is about 4 years old. I did the diagnostics with my multimeter as described in the little booklet on the back of the dryer, found it was the motor, and replaced ...
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Venting Dryer to Outside Through Foundation Wall OR Vent?

I'm relocating and replacing the ducting to vent my electric dryer that is located in the middle of my home. I'm using 4" galvanized duct, I've installed a Dryer Box on the back (2x6) wall of my ...
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My dryer on my laundry center stopped working

Can i run my laundry center on 120v for the washer portion only and disconnect the dryer completely? I only have 1 240v outlet and a 120v outlet with a 20 amp breaker. I called a repair shop and they ...
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Thermal Limiter keeps blowing

I have a Kenmore laundry center model 41798702891. It would not start and after some checking I found that the thermal limiter fuse was blown. I replaced it and tryed another load only to have it blow ...
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Dryer vent vertical rise

My vent rises vertically about 5 ft from the dryer. I am trying to decide if it will considerably save drying time if I move it to only about a foot above from the dryer exhaust is, as the space both ...
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Adding a diverter to an electric dryer into a basement not the home

I would like to put a diverter on our dryer vent on our electric dryer in the basement and not in the home. Has anyone ever done this to take advantage of the air that comes out of the dryer. I see ...
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Quad Breaker Issue

We have a new Maytag Bravo dryer. In our breaker box it is on a quad breaker (15 out and 30 in) with the bathroom and living room outlets and outside outlet. When I turn the dryer on the GFCI in the ...