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Clothes Dryers Do ALL residential clothes dryers have a 'punch out' for redirecting duct to side when rear is blocked??

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  • firexonline Oct 20, 2008

    ?? At Best Buy, all the dryers has a 4" 'Punch out' so that you could have the duct work coming out the side in case the rear was blocked. I'm not concerbed with over heating but with installing the duct.



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No, there is 2 sensors in the duct work that will shut down the heating element when the temp gets to a certain point. there may be a "punch out" in the side, but this is not for air to get out. the internal ducts in a dryer are sealed.

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  • knvosss Oct 20, 2008

    hmmm to answer your question then, i would have to say no, not all dryers have that, i have never seen any that do.



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