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Renter build a room in the garage with the dryer and washer near

By and the fumes and heat can be felt strongly in the converted room build in the garage by a big dyer. there are 10 children and three adults living. the dryer has a hose that is not properly directed. I am very concerned being that the renter is renting to my son. Please help me with any information regarding the health hazards.

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If it is a gas dryer the exhaust fumes are dangerous. Even if its a electric you still do not want to breathe in the lint that the dryer blows out.

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Lint build up


This is likely the result of an air flow problem. Ensure you are not running the dryer in a small closed room which would starve the dryer of air dramatically reducing the air over the clothes even if the full length of your vent is brand new. Next, remove the vent hose from the rear of the dryer and check for strong air flow at the outlet. If it seems strong enough then run a vent through a window or out into another room and do one load in this fashion. If this resolves your problem the blockage exists in the vent line outside your dryer and disassembling dryer becomes unnecessary. Check for vent line kinking once dryer is moved into normal position.

If not, ensure you have seen and touched every inch of interior dryer piping and hold the lint filter up to the light to be sure you can see through it. Disassemble and clean ANY section of piping you can't get your hand into. The area below the lint filter tends to catch a lot of lint and can only be accessed by a brush specifically designed for the small opening.

Remember.....the dyer heater is energized even if no air flows over the clothes. The heat will usually enter the drum overheating the clothing AND the underside of the top until a safety thermostat turns the heater off. This is a fire hazard that MAY ignite lint or clothing.

Having performed all these actions will likely resolve the problem.

Nov 20, 2015 | Dryers

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Kenmore stack washer/dryer model 417.93802200 the dryer keeps turning off before cycle is finished


GOD IS GOOD !!!!
DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Oct 02, 2014 | Dryers

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My whirlpool duet dryer will dry one load of


GOD IS still GOOD !!!!
DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Sep 14, 2014 | Dryers

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My kenmore 96292800 won't heat up


Here are the probable causes, listed my most common to least common:
1) The heating element has failed, likely burnt in two.
2) One of the "overheat thermostat switches" has failed. There are several, as few as 3 as many as 6.
3) A wire inside the machine has burned in two.
Usually it will be near the heating element.
4) At the place where the electric cord attaches to the dryer in the back, one to the wire connections is toasted, needs repair.
5) A circuit breaker in your "fuse box" has tripped and needs to be reset.
The fuse box may be in the garage, laundry room, basement, hall, or wherever.
If you wish to attempt to fix it yourself, a question to "fixya" might get someone to walk you through the steps.
You'd need tools and a testing machine.
Be blessed.

Feb 23, 2013 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer is not getting hotv


In order of probability, depending on the year and model of the dryuer.
1) Your heating element has "bit the dust" (failed).
2) One of the several "overheat thermostats" that are located in the rear or bottom of the inside of the dryer has failed.
3) One of the wires inside your machine (either near the heating element, or connected to the heating element) has burned in two.
4) You have no current to that "leg" of the dryer, the circuit breakier (in you hall, laundry room, garage, or wherever) is popped.
5) The connector board where your dryer cord hooks to your dryer is "toasted".
Should you decide to fix it yourself, a question to "fixya" could cause you to receive step-by-step instructions.
Be blessed

Feb 11, 2013 | Dryers

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My maytag dryer run for 10 min. and then stop. wont turn on untill cool down


Hello- The dryer may be shutting down because it senses low air flow or too much heat build-up. I would check the venting behind the dryer and make sure the flexible duct is not crimped or crushed, if it is remove it and replace (you can get this at most hardware stores). If that looks ok turn the dryer on and go outside to where the vent exits the house, the air flow should be strong. If you feel little air flow you may need to have a duct cleaning service out to get the lint build-up out, especially if the duct runs through the wall a long distance and makes many turns. You can also test if this is the issue by removing the flexible vent from the back of the dryer and running it; be aware you will get some lint in the room. If it is still shutting down you should have someone out to diagnose it, there may be a thermostat issue. Hope this helps, best regards.

Sep 27, 2010 | Dryers

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Why are the clothes coming out of the dryer smelling musty? we have the lg tromm dle5977w


The problem might not be with the dryer, but with the washer. Let me explain. When I first got my LG w/d set, I did a web search, and found that front load washers tend to build up bacteria and mold(which one person said was staining her clothes). The solution was to leave the door of the washer open when not in use. That worked for me for the most part, but the musty smell persisted. I found that the soap tray was getting dirty(from mold/bacteria), and the area inside was even worse. So now I remove the soap tray when not using the washer. Also, some appliance stores have cleaning packs that dissolve in an empty washer load. They are supposed to clean out residue and kill bacteria that cause odor in "HE" washers that may only be noticeable from the dryer. The brand name of the product I have is "Washer Fresh", and they're about $12 for 6 "PowerPacs".

May 06, 2010 | LG DLE2514 Electric Dryer

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Can you stack if they weren't designed for it?


ive seen people build there own stack unit. alot of techs will tell you no but ive seen this done and there has been no issue. just make sure your platform is strong enough to handle the tumble of the dryer during normal operation

Jun 24, 2009 | Bosch Axxis WTL 5410 Electric Dryer

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Dryer gives off a strong odor which make my clothes smell.


if you have been painting or staining recentley the chemicals in these products are mixing with the mercaptin in the gas to cause the odour. The problem will correct itself when the fumes are gone.

Nov 11, 2008 | Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer

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Strong odor after staining floors


Is it possible that some finishing paint or what not have leaked onto the venting? And every time your dryer is turned on the venting heats up and evaporates the finishing stuff? If it is a considerable amount then it may take a while to completely eliminate the odour.

Aug 09, 2007 | GE DBXR463GB Gas Dryer

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