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Old 01-10-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Prevent Dryer Fires!

Just a reminder and warning to folks using dryers in their RV. Remember to clean not only the screen inside your dryer but also the screen at the hot air exhaust outside. I cleaned mine this morning after after a few months of use and the exhaust vent outside was almost completely blocked.

This is a very significant fire hazard and something I should have checked much earlier. I have attached a photo of the lint collected from the exhaust vent grill.

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Just a reminder and warning to folks using dryers in their RV. Remember to clean not only the screen inside your dryer but also the screen at the hot air exhaust outside. I cleaned mine this morning after after a few months of use and the exhaust vent outside was almost completely blocked.

This is a very significant fire hazard and something I should have checked much earlier. I have attached a photo of the lint collected from the exhaust vent grill.

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Mix it with some bees wax, makes great camp fire starter.

Also glad you looked, camp fire = good, trailer on fire, not so much.
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
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Just a reminder and warning to folks using dryers in their RV. Remember to clean not only the screen inside your dryer but also the screen at the hot air exhaust outside. I cleaned mine this morning after after a few months of use and the exhaust vent outside was almost completely blocked.

This is a very significant fire hazard and something I should have checked much earlier. I have attached a photo of the lint collected from the exhaust vent grill.

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Don't risk it! Go check yours today and happy RVing!


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How did you remove the outside cover for the dryer vent? Mine is plugged up and I need to clean it out as well.

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John it just pops off with a slight bit of convincing. There are a couple of retainer tabs on the bottom so if you kind of press downward while pulling out on the bottom it should come off fairly easy.


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Thanks kwoodrg, that worked exactly as you stated. I was hesitant yesterday to do it as it seemed pretty tight. Today I found the bottom corner was accessible so I started prying fro there while pulling the cover down a little.

Wow, that was one heck of a fuzz ball inside my vent!

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