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Question DetailsAsked on 2/15/2014

who would i get to stop dryer lint coming into my bathroom vent and i just got the dryer vent cleaned

we just got our dryer vent cleaned and the dryer lint is still coming into our hall bathroom through the air vent. i think there is a leak in the dryer pipe, but i don't know who to get to fix it.

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I don't know what area of the country you are in but it sounds like someone cheated and used the same exhaust hood for both and if you have snow on the roof it could be causing this. They should each have their own termination. It is also possible that the wind is blowing it back or the wall or roof vent is too small.


Answered 6 years ago by ContractorDon


Clearly you have a damaged dryer vent - probably flexible duct rather than metal duct, which is what should be used so they are not easily damaged in cleaning. Something more is also definitely wrong - the bathroom air vent should be extracting air from the bathroom, not pulling air into it from the joist area or attic. Search the List for a local HVAC contractor with good ratings and reviews.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Agree with both the above!! You need a Pro, I'd suggest an HVAC Contractor,after confirming they can handle your issue.


Answered 6 years ago by BayAreaAC


Can't add much to what the pros here have already said.

If by "air vent" you are referring to the exhaust fan, that indicates that someone did skimp and use the same exhaust hood.

If the lint is coming in around the supply side register, that indicates that the dryer vent line has separated somewhere and is now dumping lint into the joist bay that the AC line is in.

In either case, a qualified HVAC company is your best bet to get it both diagnosed and repaired properly.

Answered 6 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions

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