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Dryer vents are one of those out of sight, out of mind things that you can't afford to ignore. When you realize that the lint trap on a dryer (even a new one), only removes or stops 80% of the lint - you can see the importance of cleaning your exhaust system once a year.

All new installations require the 4-wire circuit which has a separate insulated neutral wire and the separate ground wire along with the 2-hot wires. In this case where the home is newer than the old electric dryer here's what you would have to do:


Inspection Tips for Dryer Safety at Your Home

1. Make sure your lint trap does not have any rips or damage to prevent trapping lint..
2. Clean the dryer lint trap before each drying cycle. If you notice that the lint on the trap is wet,this may mean that it's time to clean the dryer vent hose and passageway.
3. Clean the lint trap with a scrub brush to thoroughly remove lint that may get stuck inside the screen area.
4.Inspect the outside vent hood when the dryer is operating. Check to see that the flaps are opening to allow full airflow. If the vents are not opening then this may be an indication that the dryer vent system has a build up of lint and needs to be cleaned out.
5. Inspect the floor area around your dryer. If lint is found then this is an indication that your dryer exhaust system needs to be cleaned.
6. If you notice that your clothes are taking longer to dry, then this may be another indication that your dryer duct system needs to be cleaned as soon as possible..
7. Never dry clothes or rags that may have been soaked with any type of flammable substance or liquid because this can cause an explosive condition in your dryer.

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