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The Professor
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The Professor

I would recommend that you call Sears in Jersey City. They are reasonable and will even do the work on weekends. May I also ask if you doing this as a routine clean, or if there is a more particular dust issue?

homeworld
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To hopefully increase airflow and decrease dust, plus the dryer vent is long overdue.[quote comment=”197965″]I would recommend that you call Sears in Jersey City. They are reasonable and will even do the work on weekends. May I also ask if you doing this as a routine clean, or if there is a more particular dust issue?[/quote]

getz76
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getz76

If you can move the dryer or get to the vent, it is a piece of cake to do it yourself. Seriously all you need is a vacuum and a wire hanger and about 20 minutes of your life.

If it has been that long, might as well just replace the interior vent (from the dryer to the outlet vent). It’s cheap and easy to do. Just hit Home Depot.

If the problem is getting access… well, I would call Bob at New England HVAC first. He will at least push you in the right direction.

http://www.kannekt.com/review/hob17418.htm

Top, top notch human being.

You should take care of it, though. Serious fire hazard if it has not been maintained.[quote comment=”197971″]To hopefully increase airflow and decrease dust, plus the dryer vent is long overdue.

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homeworld
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Anyone have a recommendation for a clothes dryer vent and HVAC duct cleaning service company?

strand tramp
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strand tramp

i have had a number of homes. best of luck on the hunt…and one other thing. don’t fall for the “HE” high efficiency marketing. they do not work as well. how much water are you saving if you have to wash clothes twice? and then you are using more electric as well. and the front loading kind cost 3x as much and also don’t clean as much. just get the highest energy star rating you can get. only do full loads and take note of your soap usage and you will be more earth friendly than those here that use the coin op’s every weekend.

eam144
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ST – are you sure you don’t moonlight as a Maytag repair man?? You are spot on with the repair cost – called A & E Factory service (referred by Magic Chef) and the call is $75. I only wish I had some cool retro appliances – but alas just basic white entry level washer and dryer that I imagine were from when the place was built. I am walking over to the gas line now and will not worry about the wet clothes in the washer at this point. thanks again for the info. I will let you know what cool new washer and dryer I get. Love the fire engine red ones but way too $$$$ to clean clothes (unless of course they fold and put them away then I am all over that).

homeworld
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Whatever you do, don’t encourage the A-hole that puts stickers on people’s buildings around town.

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