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The vent for the dryer is situated in a patio roof at the same level as the dryer. We llive in a cold climate with alot of snow. Can this be a problem when using the dryer, as the dryer is not working well. Could the vent be blocked with ice? Often I find water on the floor. It take many hours to dry a load of clothes. It there any solutions that you can suggest?

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It is possible that water is leaking back into the vent and finding a low spot in the tube. This can partly block the vent and cause the puddle. You'll have to investigate this. Then, go to the hardware store and get a dryer vent cover that matches your line (should be 4 inch) and install it. These covers open when the dryer exhaust pressure pushes on them...Make sure its installed vertically and kept free of ice.

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