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  • Mark Hambridge

    December 20, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    I agree entirely with what Terry wrote.

    In our project, the regular maintenance people disconnected the dryer flexible tube at the wall and brushed or blew any lint into the exhaust stack where there is a suction fan on the roof. Having cleaned each unit’s exhaust, they then put a suction tube down from the roof (10 floors, + 2 x 8 floors for 175 units!) and sucked everything up. I was told the roof-top suction/exhaust fans were very lint-plugged!

    The corollary is that the flexible tube from the dryer to the wall is the responsibility of the owner. I chose to replace and upgrade the old vinyl tube with a metal one at the time the cleaning was done (the first time in ~20 years), but the dryer tube was newer – about 10 years old, from when we installed the new dryer.

    Cleaning lint from the dryer itself may be a ‘good thing to do’. There are instructions from laypeople on YouTube advising how to clean behind the removable lint filter; well worth taking a look.

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