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cold draft in new dryer

Posted by bentap (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 30, 10 at 19:21

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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RE: cold draft in new dryer

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.


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RE: cold draft in new dryer

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


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RE: cold draft in new dryer

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.


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RE: cold draft in new dryer

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.


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RE: cold draft in new dryer

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....


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RE: cold draft in new dryer

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


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