cold draft in new dryer

bentapDecember 30, 2010

I've not had this problem before I put in a new LG Super Capacity front load dryer. I vented it directly outside with what I thought was an appropriate vent. Living in Maine the temp in the dryer when I start it is not helping with cost containment. Any suggestions on what I can do to reduce the cold air

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drywall_diy_guy

Make sure the vent has a flapper at the end that shuts when not in use. Other than that, I don't know what can be done. Our dryer gets very cold too when not in use.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2010 at 9:40PM
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bentap

Thanks, I've checked that..maybe I'll put something a few feet away from the vent to block the wind....

    Bookmark   December 31, 2010 at 9:41AM
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drywall_diy_guy

You could put some sort of screen enclosure around your outlet. This will block wind and cold somewhat yet still allow moisture and air to escape. It is amazing what an insulating effect screen has. Our north screen porch does an excellent job of keeping cold out.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2010 at 6:05PM
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sparky823

I have seen an attachment that fits on the hose behind the dryer. It has a flap in it so when the dryer stops it closes to stop the wind from getting past there. Don't know how well this works but 2 flappers might be better than one. Sometimes the ones outside doesn't close all the way or the wind might make them blow open also.

May have these at Lowe's, Home Depot or Ace Hardware.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2011 at 2:58AM
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badgergrrl

I noticed a cold draft when I replaced our dryer as well - my repairman friend who helped install it said that's probably because my old dryer was so packed with lint the air couldn't get in....

    Bookmark   January 2, 2011 at 2:59PM
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bentap

Thanks to you all..I love the solution of the lint!11 will begin to look at all of suggestions.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2011 at 3:44PM
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