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Postby ksl » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 2:39 am

dazzlebabe wrote:Seems easy enough... now just getting round to actually doing it as the dryer is backed into a narrow room and taking the hose out means pulling the dryer and washing machine out!
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Read the link i just posted

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Postby road.not.taken » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 6:23 am

Aw, it's just silly not to clean it out every time. It takes no effort, it's safer and it saves time and energy. Also, maybe because we have a larger capacity dryer, it is full every time. In a recent article, Reader's Digest says there are at least 25,000 dryer fires in the US per year. We've had birds nested in our exhaust host, my friend had bats, another had mice. Why risk it? Take care of it and it will take care of you. Our dryer in the US was bought in 1990 and is still a champ.

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Postby dazzlebabe » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 9:01 am

ksl wrote:
dazzlebabe wrote:Seems easy enough... now just getting round to actually doing it as the dryer is backed into a narrow room and taking the hose out means pulling the dryer and washing machine out!
:???:

Read the link i just posted


And your quote left me :???:

My concern is not electricity consumption but I have read somewhere as well that blocked exhaust is a fire hazard..?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 9:19 am

dazzlebabe wrote:
ksl wrote:
dazzlebabe wrote:Seems easy enough... now just getting round to actually doing it as the dryer is backed into a narrow room and taking the hose out means pulling the dryer and washing machine out!
:???:

Read the link i just posted


And your quote left me :???:

My concern is not electricity consumption but I have read somewhere as well that blocked exhaust is a fire hazard..?


You obviously did not read the whole link.......

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm ... rvent.html

The only reason you would need to pull the washing machine out is if you have a stacked unit. The dryer itself is very light in weight and can be pulled out very easy. Out washer & dryer is stackable but but I have them side by side with a countertop installed over them for the added workspace. They can still be pulled out easily for hose cleaning but I don't do this but may twice a year. The lint screen in the dryer is cleaned after every load.

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Postby dazzlebabe » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 9:44 am

yeah, didn't click the link... thus I said quote. Will do so now....OK? :P

Yes, ours is stacked and is a bit of a chore to pull out. Will get Mr Macho to do it this weekend!
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Postby ksl » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:11 pm

dazzlebabe wrote:
ksl wrote:
dazzlebabe wrote:Seems easy enough... now just getting round to actually doing it as the dryer is backed into a narrow room and taking the hose out means pulling the dryer and washing machine out!
:???:

Read the link i just posted


And your quote left me :???:

My concern is not electricity consumption but I have read somewhere as well that blocked exhaust is a fire hazard..?
yes a blocked exhaust may cause a fire if the sensors are not functioning, the idea is that once the sensors reach max temp, they stop the machine to prevent fire automatically.

Of course the possibility of fire is always there!


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