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Dryer Fires!
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:29:21 AM »
Don't let this happen to you!
Clean the lint build up from your dryer and vent.










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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 12:43:25 PM »
The good news maw: the dryer is gittin hot!
Whats da bad news son? The clothes is on fiar!! LOL
One year I was fermentin some wine on top the dryer and some of it spilled over. Seeped down into the dryer and burnt up the buzzer on momma's ancient kenmore wrinkle guard. Smelt like hell fer a while.
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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 11:09:17 PM »
Yea I have put those out before!! I went to one right before I went on vacation!

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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 06:10:24 AM »
Dryer fires accounted for more than $96 Million in fire damages last year alone.
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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 08:47:35 AM »
I served 22 years in the nuclear submarine service.  We had oxygen in tanks the size of a semi, we had topedoes that would ruin your day if they had an accident, we had 25,000 gallons of diesel, 3000 PSI huydraulics all over the place,we has subroc rockets that would burn a hole all the way out the back end of the boat if it went off....but in all that time, the only few times we experienced fires on board......was in the clothes dryer!

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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 10:13:39 AM »
I served 22 years in the nuclear submarine service.  We had oxygen in tanks the size of a semi, we had topedoes that would ruin your day if they had an accident, we had 25,000 gallons of diesel, 3000 PSI huydraulics all over the place,we has subroc rockets that would burn a hole all the way out the back end of the boat if it went off....but in all that time, the only few times we experienced fires on board......was in the clothes dryer!

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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 10:20:52 AM »
Thank you def & jimbo both, for your service.

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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 10:37:48 AM »
I've seen hundreds of dryer fires. Every one I've seen, it filled the dryer with smoke and choked itself out.  Some of them, the customer didn't even know there was a fire until I showed them the charred lint. Most of them didn't need any service other than cleaning out the lint.  Some of them needed burnt wiring replaced.
On every dryer service call, I disassemble and clean out the lint. And I brush out the vent, too, if it needs it.

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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 04:14:09 PM »
... On every dryer service call, I disassemble and clean out the lint. And I brush out the vent, too, if it needs it.
should also check the HI / LOW "trigger" temperatures at the Vent, as near to the Dryer, running an empty load.
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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 08:45:22 PM »
Don't let this happen to you!
Clean the lint build up from your dryer and vent.











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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 09:50:39 PM »
<<<I served 22 years in the nuclear submarine service.  We had oxygen in tanks the size of a semi, we had topedoes that would ruin your day if they had an accident, we had 25,000 gallons of diesel, 3000 PSI huydraulics all over the place,we has subroc rockets that would burn a hole all the way out the back end of the boat if it went off....but in all that time, the only few times we experienced fires on board......was in the clothes dryer!>>>

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Re: Dryer Fires!
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 09:20:20 PM »
Hard to believe there were *survivors* after this sub exploded on maneuvers in August 2000.

Assistance was offered to rescue the trapped submariners---but was declined by the Russians (Vladimir Putin).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kursk_wreck.jpg

 

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