Short of going under the porch weekly to clean the lint

DWQA QuestionsShort of going under the porch weekly to clean the lint

Short of going under the porch weekly to clean the lint off as it doesn’t stay fully closed what else can I do? The washer and dryer are on the first floor in a closet off the kitchen. I can feel the draft all around the dryer. I have looked online for options but all require more space around which I don’t have. I could extend the pipe 6 feet more to get past the porch. 

Short of going under the porch weekly to clean the lint 1

12 Answers
answered 1 week ago

Just replace the hood with one that works ?

answered 1 week ago

Are you saying it fills
Up weekly
With lint? There’s also limits to how long the dryer pipe can be , generally want it as short as possible

answered 1 week ago

I’d just replace the hood. Cheap and easy

answered 1 week ago

Sounds like the duct work has come apart. Pull the dryer out and make sure the ducting isn’t split apart. And if its that junk flexible ducting throw that away and use the tin hard ducting and seal the seams with tin tape.

answered 1 week ago

How is that ledger board attached to your house?
Solid vent pipe from dryer to exterior vent, new exterior vent, regular cleaning is required. At one of our rentals we ran an exterior piece of schedule 40 past our deck so it was easier to snake and clean once a year. Also have an interior lint trap next to dryer that gets cleaned every week. Much easier access.

answered 1 week ago

Replace the vent. It’s supposed to close

answered 1 week ago

Hopefully this is for an electric dryer? if it’s gas ,that’s a no-no.

answered 1 week ago

If you don’t mind it venting inside this would be easier to clean Deflecto Dryer Lint Trap Kit, Indoor Venting with Supurr-Flex Flexible Metallic Duct, Includes Clamps (LTF) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00009W3HD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_QkG.FbTW0F8A4

answered 1 week ago
answered 7 days ago

This style has been less problematic for us…

answered 7 days ago

Here’s what I’m working with.

answered 7 days ago

every dryer has a distance limit on how far venting can be. I would check the specs before re-engineering any fix. Provided you are within distance, when was the last duct cleaning? How many elbows/turns in the path? I would do a good cleaning, then see how your dryer performs.