Originally Posted by jeff1
Dryer venting should be 4".
Should be cleaned out then for sure!
4" yes, my mistake. The duct was dirty and has lots of accumulated lint grime so I'm thinking I may get a new one just so I don't worry about burning the house down.
Fired up the dryer without the vent attached and ran it again on No Heat mode without any apparent issue. Turned on Gentle heat and immediately smelled a burning smell that went away within 5-10 seconds.
I don't do much of the laundry, so I don't know how how these things are supposed to be when you open them mid-cycle, but even on gentle... opening the door I was hit in the face with heat. I'm wondering if there could be a problem and the unit is heating too much? Limit? Switch? Worth pulling it apart again to check or am I being paranoid?
I started it back up and let it run the cool down part of the gentle cycle on gentle heat and it cooled down as I would expect. Hoping I'm just nervous as I always feel the same way about my natural gas shop heater getting hot as well.
Safe to try it on the perm press with a load of towels/jeans? I can grab a meter and check the resistance if necessary. Thanks again for all the help!
EDIT: If it's too hot, might explain me shrinking some clothes hehe.