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Dryer vent installation

Restriction on length?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    how long are we talkiong here, how many bends

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Hi, I am not sure what you are saying, if you have a restriction because of the length? I do know you can leave about 24" of extra vent hose or less or you will get lint build-up in the hose. I found one just 2 weeks ago that must have been 20' long, and it was full of lint!! So, try and leave about 12" to 24" of extra vent hose only.
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Keep getting warning "check exhaust" on a new gas dryer. All exhaust is clear. What's going on?


The CHECK VENT duct blockage sensing system detects and alerts you to blockages in the duct work that reduce exhaust flow from the dryer. This light does not indicate any problems with your dryer. If this light blinks, it indicates that your home's exhaust system/duct work has a serious restriction

Every time the dryer is turned on, the CHECK FILTER LIGHT WILL BLINK, as a reminder to make sure the filter is clean. Always make sure the lint filter is clean before starting a new load; a clogged lint filter will increase drying times.

The Kenmore Elite dryer has a sensor that detects poor exhaust venting, and when it does, a light flashes on the control panel. This warning light does not include a mechanism to stop gas flow, but if it is allowed to flash for an extended period, poor venting may cause the dryer to overheat. As a result, a fuse might blow and disable the gas valve or ignitor. You can prevent this by diagnosing the reason for the flashing indicator light as soon as possible.

In many cases, LINT has built up somewhere in the exhaust pipes.

Check under the lint filter. Pull it out,look inside the slot it fits in, and clear all lint from this area.

Is it possible you have used the WRONG VENT MATERIAL?
Check your vent to make sure it is 4 inch rigid or semi-rigid metal ducting. If your venting is plastic or flexible foil, replace it before using the dryer.

Check your vent hood outside. You may have a restricted or damaged vent hood. It must be clean and free of lint buildup. Check the damper and make sure it opens fully and easily and is free of lint.

I know you said you have no elbows, but I have posted the pipe run lengths with and without elbows. Keep in mind this is with 4 inch rigid or semi rigid metal ducting.

Measure the length of your exhaust system and count the elbows. Use the chart below to see if your duct is too long. If it is too long, have the duct routed to another location that is within the venting guidelines.

0~90 degree elbows=65 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
1~90 degree elbow=55 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
2~90 degree elbows=47 ft """"""""
3~90 degree elbows=36 ft """"""""
4~90 degree elbows=28 ft """"""""

You should always use duct tape or metal tape on all joints, NEVER USE SCREWS, as screws capture lint inside the pipe.

One more note. Lots of people overlook the fact that fabric softeners can build up on the lint filter over time. This buildup can restrict the airflow through the filter reducing dryer efficiency and lengthening drying times. After removing lint, if the filter looks dark or dirty when held up to the light, follow these steps to clean:

Use hot soapy water and a stiff brush to clean
the filter.
Make sure the filter is completely dry before
reinstalling it and using the dryer.
NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint filter.

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I have a ecosense tankless water heater #rtg-74pvn-2 how far can i take the vent


Feb 2013
1) Rheem/EcoSense tankless product manual does not have specifications for length. Error 11 will let you know if venting is improper.
Often, tankless are installed outside because unobstructed venting is key for combustion of the amount of gas coming out of 3/4" gas line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

2) Copy following link for Bradford White venting: Exactly same as Rheem, but more installation detail. No maximum lengths given.
For lengths greater than 5 feet, a condensate trap must be installed. Acidic water from hydrocarbon combustion will damage metal, and destroy heat exchanger inside tankless if water drips back into unit.
http://hometips.me/Tls/Venting-Bradford-White-tankless-gas.pdf

3) Copy following link for tank-type power vent tables:
Generally, the longer distance requires larger vent diameter, and there is max number of elbows and/or air-flow restrictions.
http://hometips.me/Mar/Bradford-White-Power-Vent%20-tables.pdf

4) Otherwise call Rheem/EcoSense, and add comment saying what resources they offer.

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MY DRYER VENT KEEPS GETTING CLOGGED


Have you inspected the ENTIRE run of the dryer exhaust vent ducting? Repeated clogging in the ducting (not the lint screen) can be a sign of poorly installed, kinked, or clogged ducting. The following link can give you some advice on things to check to ensure your ducting is efficient:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

If the ducting is excessive in length, has excessive bends or sags, or is installed in an attic or crawl space, these are all problem configurations that can be a burden to keep clean. Some people simply don't have a choice because their homes are constructed in this manner. If you have no other options, just keep in mind you will have to check the exhaust vent ducting more often than usual.

If you have checked all the ducting and it is clean and free of obstructions, you may have an INTERNAL choke point. This is usually caused by the blower fan assembly becoming restricted somehow. Mice are notorious for building nests in this area and causing the dryer to eventually clog. If left in this condition, the lit will eventually back up into the internal cabinet of the dryer. If the heating circuits don't fail first, this can become a fire hazard. If you need to check the dryer interior and don't know how, please pst back with your MODEL NUMBER and I'll explain it to you.

For proper installation of dryer vent ducting, you can also refer to this advice in this link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574332-dryer_ducting_installation_advice

I you have any questions, or need additional advice, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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First check the exhaust vent and connecting vent material for a clog. If vent is OK,replace the gas valve coils.

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How long should a hose/pipe be at the back of a dryer because maybe our hose is too long and that could be causing it to stop all the time ? Thanks Johanne Canada


The vent hose/pipe should be as short as possible to vent the dryer outdoors. If it is too long, cut it to the needed length. Also check the inside of the entire pipe to make sure there is not lint piled up in it. Finally check inside the back of the dryer where the vent pipe attaches to be sure it is clear, and the vent outside the house to make sure it is clear and not blocked.

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Maytag Model PYE2300AYW Heats for short time


In most every case i have seen this happen, the dryer is connected to flexible venting. Flexible venting is the worst thing for a dryer. Rigid aluminum only. If your element shuts down that fast, it is definitely an air flow problem. Remove the front, clean out the lint screen housing from the spout to the blower, all the way to the lint screen so that it looks factory clean. The venting must be absolutely clean as it was the day it was put in new. The outside application, whether it is louvers, vent flapper, or ball vent, must be clean and operable as a new one. Once again, my suspicion is the venting as it is most likely a flexible type of venting with either excessive length or restricted flow. A dryer can only be vented for 30 ft. counting 5ft for every elbow and 5ft for the outside application. But the flexible equates as this...for every 1 foot of flex you must add 5 foot because of air restriction. I am surprised that the non resetable fuse has not blown yet. ( it will, trust me.)

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MOST LIKELY PROBLEM IS A RESTRICTION IN THE EXHAUST. DISCONNECT THE VENT FROM THE BACK OF THE DRYER AND TRY DRYING ONE LOAD. IF IT DRIES O.K.,
THERE IS A RESTRICTION IN THE EXHAUST. CLEAN THE LINT OUT FROM THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF DUCT WORK.

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"AF" is a restricted air flow condition. You say you've only had your dryer for 3 months, but have you ever cleaned the ducting? You need to check the lint screen after every load, AND you need to perform routine cleaning of the dryer venting (inside the dryer, as well as the vent line from the dryer to where it exits the house) about every three months. If left in this condition, the dryer heating circuitry will eventually failed and/or you could cause a fire hazard. An easy way to check to see if you have a clog somewhere is to remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer. Run the dryer to see if you have air flow coming from the back of the unit. The air should be about 140 degrees F and forceful. Check to see if the error comes back. If everything runs fine, then you know the problem exists in the vent line between the dryer and where it exits the house. If you still have problems, you will need to unplug the dryer, remove the back panel and inspect the interior for clogs. At least you have a dryer that warns you when the air flow become restricted or blocked. Most dryers will continue to run until they overheat or fail. I hope this information is helpful. Post back with your comments and let me know.

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