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Can I run a 12 foot flexy duct from a tumble dryer up into the loft and vent out through the roof?

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Hi thanks for the question . You can , but only alluminium That wont kink . So its ok thanks the appliance doc

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Remove the duct from the dryer and where it attaches to the wall. Use a shop vac or house vac with attachments and insert through the wall and vacuum as much as you can. I use a shop vac since it has the blowing capability and I can check if air is coming out of the dryer vent located outside after I vacuumed it out. It is good to get confirmation that air is coming out of the vent. Check the dryer where the duct was attached and vacuum anything that is in there. Put everything back in reverse order and give it a whirl.

There are some homes,condos,and apts the have the hidden ducting go up the wall and through the roof. If this is the case, you will need to go on top of the roof and find the vent pipe. This pipe will have some sort of cap on it to let the hot air out but keep other elements out. Since you mentioned the heat goes on for a bit, have someone go on the roof (use caution) and have someone else turn on the dryer. The person on the roof can check the vent pipes with his hand for heat.

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I have a maytag performa electric dryer model #pye2300ayw, rev 10 -- sometimes I need to run the dryer 3-4 times to get a load dried. I checked the outside vent and there is alot of hot air coming out, the...


We had this same problem recently. Don't know if your problem is the same, but I am sure it could be.
While we did have hot air coming from the outside vent, it was still a restricted vent duct that was our problem. I went to Lowes and bought a dryer vent cleaning kit for about $40 (I figured I needed to do this anyway, as I'd been hearing about how many housefires are caused by the heat buildup from poorly breathing vent tubes/ducts), and cleaned the whole length of the duct (and replaced the plastic flexi-tube inside with a metal one).
I had thought I had good air-flow before doing this, but oh my gosh, what a difference this made! And I couldn't believe the pile of nasty, damp lint that came out!!
Anyway, our dryer immediately went from requiring 2-3 cycles to dry a load of clothes, to doing a great job the first time through! Perhaps the same solution would help you. I hope so!

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Also, improper ventilation can cause this as well. have the entire vent assembly cleaned asap.

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Here's a trick I used on my laundromats with vertical exhaust vents on the dryers..
When the dryers began drying too slow, taking too much time, giving out too many refunds...
I resorted to climbing on the roof with a webster duster... it looks like a chimney sweep brush on a telescoping pole.
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Remember that the vent run should not be too long. If it gets too long, it will not stay clean and it will take too long to dry as well. if this is a recurring condition, you may want to consider a reroute of the duct.

Also, the exhaust end should be free flowing... no screen. A self-closing flap is okay, but no screen..it will simply clog up the works...
Try the webster... they sell them at the local grocery store... they come with their own extension pole too!

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