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Brand new dryer takes too long to dry clothes

The new dryer was installed in a garage, the dryer vent runs up the wall about ten feet to an opening in the roof...could it be that the vent tube is too long? If so, is there a solution that won't break the bank? We live in a very humid area.

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You might try to re route the tube so it dosent have so much distance to trave. maybe put a veny in the wall closer to the dryer.within 4 to 5 ft.

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when the dryer unit fails to dry clothes in reasonable time 90% of the time it is the clogged air vent is the reason.
Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer installation. As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and can cause the dryer itself to overheat. This increases energy consumption since the dryer has to run longer to dry your clothes and can also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports dryer related home fires are on the increase.
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  • If all air flow path are cleaned it will improve 200% of your drying time.
There is also professional dryer vent cleaners in your area who can help solve the problem. just check your yellowpages..

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