Drier duct lint cleaning

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Wander if anyone has experience clean the dryer lint? I’m suspecting ours has not been cleaned in 5-6 years. Afraid I will have to wrestle the drier out to the job. It will not help my newly acquired hernia:sick:
 

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Wander if anyone has experience clean the dryer lint? I’m suspecting ours has not been cleaned in 5-6 years. Afraid I will have to wrestle the drier out to the job. It will not help my newly acquired hernia:sick:
Oh no, on the hernia. Take care of yourself! I, too, need to clean mine.
 
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As she said, be careful! You have mods to do :)

I wonder if you can remove the plate on the outside of the coach and vacuum it out? Otherwise yeah, you'd have to pull the dryer out, I'm not sure that's a big deal as it's lighter than the washer but no fun.
 
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Oh no, on the hernia. Take care of yourself! I, too, need to clean mine.
Thank you Renee. Scheduled to go into Mayo Clinic repair shop in Nov, after the trip.
 
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As she said, be careful! You have mods to do :)

I wonder if you can remove the plate on the outside of the coach and vacuum it out? Otherwise yeah, you'd have to pull the dryer out, I'm not sure that's a big deal as it's lighter than the washer but no fun.
Thanks Neal. Looks like pulling out the drier is a better option. The outside plate is permanently glued, siliconed and painted in place? Removing it could make a mess of the paint.
 

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Thanks Neal. Looks like pulling out the drier is a better option. The outside plate is permanently glued, siliconed and painted in place? Removing it could make a mess of the paint.
I used to have a dryer cleaning kit and I was wondering if I could just stick the brush through from the outside vent.
 
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Wander if anyone has experience clean the dryer lint? I’m suspecting ours has not been cleaned in 5-6 years. Afraid I will have to wrestle the drier out to the job. It will not help my newly acquired hernia:sick:
We had issues keeping ours cleaned out. I recently began using my leaf blower after removing the inside screen which worked great - first from inside the dryer and then from the outside as well.
 
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I’m tempted to use the leaf blower too. Will try it tomorrow.
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I have a brush and turn dyer on, stick it down outside vent and watch the lint come out. Don’t think it goes all the down but better than nothing

Brushtech B68C 10-Feet Long Dryer Vent Duct Cleaning Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RL6HFY/?tag=rvf01-20
 
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Sorry to hear of the hernia.

At home, I have a long flexible wand on my vacuum, which I use to clean out the lint shoot in the drier, after I clean the screen. The screen gets cleaned after every load. This really reduces the lint that goes further in. It doesn't eliminate it altogether, though. I plan to use this strategy in the MH as well.

I will also order the brush. If it got too bad, I would have to take it to a professional. I cannot get the washer or drier out.
 
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Today I finished the conversion to Dish from DTV and decided to take care of the drier exhaust.
First, I managed to stick two of my fingers past the flap, and felt something like a 2-3” piece of rock???
Pulled it out, and it was a mud dauber nest. Now this is serious.
The duct cleaning brush is of no use. There is a sharp 90 bend immediately after the flap. The silver duct is only about 4” and than goes directly into the drier.
I cut the silicone after taping around, and popped the cover from the two tabs on the bottom with a screwdriver.
Blew with the leaf blower from inside out, and checked with a flash light. Looks clean👍.
Tomorrow will pop the fancy cover back in and silicone around. Another HoneyDo is in the books of
The HoneyDo Hall of Fame

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Oh boy! I screened off everything else, water heater, furnace, air intake for engine, engine grille. Now what to do to protect this? Always room for more creativity.
 

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I have a brush and turn dyer on, stick it down outside vent and watch the lint come out. Don’t think it goes all the down but better than nothing

Brushtech B68C 10-Feet Long Dryer Vent Duct Cleaning Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RL6HFY/?tag=rvf01-20
I finally got my brush and attempted to clean the duct today. Although I couldn't get the brush in very far, I was able to clean quite a bit. How far in do you get it to go and is there a certain direction I should aim for? 😜
 
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I barely got couple inches. On my coach, there is immediate 90 degree turn in the duct, that the brush can not make.
Also the duct in the 4369 is vey short. Maybe 10”?
That’s why I used the electric leaf blower. Blew from inside out and lots of lint came out.
 
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Installation of dryer in 4018 allows brush to go in a lot farther, not so much on 43’ models
 
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