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I can get a cheap 3-louvered cap from a big box store.

I can get a cheap 3-louver cap from a big box store.

It's true, you can get a cheap 3-louvered cap or even a plastic hood-style cap from a big box store or even some websites. These caps might work for a while, but over time they deteriorate, crack and become brittle in the sun. The plastic used in these products is not UV resistant. Over time they fail, causing lint to...

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Why is the top of my dryer getting hot?

Why is the top of my dryer getting hot?

If the top of your dryer seems too hot, STOP using the dryer right away! Lint can build up inside of the dryer, or the vent line can be restricted. This restricts the airflow and traps all the heat from the heater inside the dryer. When your dryer overheats, the element can become brittle and break. When that happens, it might spark and ignite a...

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I'll just blow a leaf blower in my vent.

I'll just blow a leaf blower in my vent. That will blow it all out. Check out the picture! A leaf blower will not fix that mess!

Conventional wisdom is that all the lint will just blow out with a leaf blower, but did you know that dryer lint mixes with the moisture being vented from the dryer and crates a very strong paper machete-like substance that sticks in the pipe and elbows...

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Is your dryer HOT to the touch?

Is your dryer HOT to the touch?

Having the proper material to connect your dryer is extremely important. Low-quality, broken, or crushed plastic flex transitions can make a mess! They can leak air and lint that sticks to the floor, walls, and appliances. An improper transition can build lint and restrict airflow, leaving you with longer run times, higher energy bills, and an increased...

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Think you might need to buy a new dryer? Will a new dryer dry faster?

Shocking! Before you buy a new dryer, read this.
Think you might need to buy a new dryer?

Don't waste your hard-earned money on a new dryer.
When a dryer starts performing poorly, taking longer to dry clothing, or overheating, people often believe it is a mechanical issue and start shopping for an entirely new dryer. The source of the problems may not be a...

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