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Author Topic: Dryer exhaust vent piping  (Read 155 times)

Offline Thorning

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Dryer exhaust vent piping
« on: November 15, 2019, 03:32:49 PM »

Lately I have sold a couple of dryers  that were returned in less than a week  with the complaint that the unit would not heat. In checking these units when they were returned most have popped the thermal fuse. My experience is that they have this problem due to restriction in the exhaust vent piping. Since I dont see the installation after it leaves my garage I cant tell but wondered if some of you have noted this problem and what if anything you have done about it. I always demonstrate these dryers at my garage before they leave my property and they all work properly.

Offline tcarmen

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Re: Dryer exhaust vent piping
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 06:13:44 PM »
Give them a written warranty that specifically excludes tripped safety devices caused by improper installation.

Offline Thorning

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Re: Dryer exhaust vent piping
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 03:59:02 PM »
This situation on improper vent  piping is getting to be bad news. I took back a dryer since the folks who bought it complained it would not heat after one day of use. In checking the thermal fuse it was open. I replaced it and told them they would have to revise the vent piping at their house  or it would happen again. These fuses are costing me about $15 and I wondered if any one has a cheaper source of these thermal fuses that are reliable.