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Old 10-04-2017, 07:56 AM   #1
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Clothes Dryer Exhaust Vent Hose Cleaning

Curious what others do to maintain their onboard clothes dryer exhaust vent/duct between the dryer and exterior exhaust port. We're starting to see some evidence of lint collecting at the exhaust port which leads to the belief that the duct hose itself may be similarly collecting lint. We regularly use our washer/dryer and always clean the screen filter before and after use. Hopefully, removal of the dryer is not required to clear out the hose.

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I picked up a dryer cleaning brush at hardware store. Has a 10ft flex cable on it. It fits thru the outside vent and goes thru the hose just fine. I run the dryer so it blows out the lint. Last winter I removed the exhaust vent cover and gave it a good brushing. Replaced the vent cover with some clear sealant under it.

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this one works from just the outside...

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We use high pressure air from my compressor and blow from inside the drier, been doing this for years and never had a problem as all of the lint is blown out to the outside.
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Originally Posted by garybtt View Post
We use high pressure air from my compressor and blow from inside the drier, been doing this for years and never had a problem as all of the lint is blown out to the outside.

my wife does this to our house clothes dryer.
she removes the lint box cover and fishes a little flexible snake brush and then blasts it with air.
we have a short run, about 2 feet to the outside.
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I removed the dryer (Majestic) to replace the belt and shocks. I found the area between the inner drum and the drum housing had collected enough lint to form a "blanket". Picked it out thru an access hole .... took about an hour. Not much lint in the hose.

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