have been having a terrible smell come from our laundry room whenever we run the dryer! We are currently
renting this home and our landlords/management company have been horrible with helping us! They refused to have our dryer
ducts checked for a dead animal! They tried to tell us that the "sewer line" was causing the smell! After almost
3 weeks of problems I called Mike @ The Dryer Vent Doctor and he came to my rescue in 15 minutes! Not only
is he a stand up guy but he was able to detect the type of animal that had died in our vents just by the
smell! He fixed a problem that had lasted for weeks in a matter of a minutes. If you ever have an issue with your dryer,
this is the man to call. He is a pleasure to be around and gets the job done right! - Lauren/Broomfield
bird nest behind exterior vent hood
If it takes a long time to dry your clothes but the dryer's still
getting hot, check the following:
make sure flex hose isn't crushed
- Is the dryer to close to the wall? The standard flex
hose is 4" diameter. You need that much room behind the bottom back of the dryer. Make sure the flex hose isn't crushed
and has a full 4 inches.
- Is the flex hose too long? The hose should only be
2' to 3' long in most cases. They usually sell new hose in 8' to 20' lengths. Be sure to trim the excess length
so the hose doesn't "snake" around behind the dryer.
-Do you have adequate hood
clearance outside? Low level exterior vent hoods should should have 6" to 8" minimum clearance from the
ground, landscaping, decks, patios, etc. to vent properly.
-Does your dryer vent have a screen? Only fairly large opening screens should be used on the exterior dryer vent hood and should only be used if you suspect
birds or animals will nest in the duct. Window screen or wire mesh (like rabbit cage screen) is too small. Lint will bridge
and plug up the screen quickly, causing long drying time, moisture condensation inside duct, dryer breakdown, even fire.