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Dryer ducting. I have two dryers in a condo laundry room. They are common and terminate to an outside wall. When the dryer farthest from the wall is used and a short time later someone attempts to use the dryer closest to the wall it does not work. After letting it sit for a period of time it will work again. I suspect that some of the exhaust is backing up into the dryer not in use and the condensation is causing the motherboard to short out. How can I stop this from happening?

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Check all vent pipes and outside vent hood,thay should be keeped clean,and that the flex pipes are not kinked.Also a 4 " Y would be better than a T ,used to join them.Most dryers have a thrmo link,or a hi limit thermostat near the fan or in the outlet line.This is to prevent over heating. So poor venting,or bad lay out of the exust system may be the cause.If not the limit,or thrmo. be weak, and replacement is not that costly. Rob

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