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Hello.  We recently purchased a new LG washer and dryer.  My question is about dryer venting.  Can the vent tube from the dryer to the wall be a very short run, say 12" or less?  The installer said he had to use ALL of the flex duct that was purchased with the dryer because of fire codes, but it is so long it creates several "elbows" behind the dryer.  I thought the more elbows the worse the fire risk?

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I know there are fire codes that require the vent to be so many inches or feet above the roof if installed that way on a gas dryer, however I am not aware of any restrictions if it is going out straight thru the wall, in my opinion the shorter and straighter the better.  His comments do not make sense to me. :?  Good question, I agree with you and would cut that vent hose down to make it shorter and  straighter leaving enough length to pull the dryer out easy for repairs.  Good choice on the LG, fine appliances.



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Thanks much for the confirmation.  I'll cut it down and leave enough slack for pulling the dryer out.  As it is, I could pull it out 6 feet!  Yep, after all the reading we decided on the LG's from Home Depot.  Was worried about the "electronics and water don't mix" comments from this board, but we bought the 4 year warranty that will help that.  After we wring them out, I'll post a review somewhere.  So far so good though and wow are these things quiet!  So glad that my GE tranny finally went out (ya'll confirmed that!).

 

 

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LOL, GE seems to have gone South about 10 years ago.....good choice on the extended warranty, these days do this on any major appliance as most are going electronic. Also all of the majors, WP, Frigidaire, Maytag, Sears Canada, etc are going to one year warranty, period, no extended warranty on anything after one year from the sale.....and 90 days on replacement parts.....LG has not done this, yet, I might add.



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GE is going the way of Whirlpool (Nov. 1st) and Frigidare (Jan. 1st) on their Warranties. Starting Jan. 1st only a one year limited warranty on anything made after that date. Seal systems no longer will have 5 year warranty.

Got wind Tuesday Maytag and Sears Canada announced this also...not public yet.



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Yep, one of our reasons for going LG.  Their warranty is as follows:  1 Year Parts & Labor / 2 Years on Control Board, 7 Years on Motor and Lifetime on the Drum.  The extended takes P & L to 4 years and I would think we will extend beyond that eventually.

Finally, the USA LG site is a bit difficult to find.  For those interested, here ya go:  http://us.lge.com/index.do

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I like this link for your customer support also....register appliances, download manuals, etc. ;)

http://us.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp



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