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Old 08-31-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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Hi. We just had our laundry room painted and the painter noticed that our dryer exhaust hose (from the dryer to the outside vent) was bent and broken. I was not home at the time, but my wife was. I went ahead and purchased the metal flexible hose and installed per the manual (and ran the dryer test, which was good).

The painter also found this pad next to the dryer (pic is below). Is this even related to the dryer or was this random? Does the pad go between the dryer hose and the outside vent connection? Is it internal to the dryer?

I couldn't find this pad for anything else and every website I saw about connecting a dryer had no mention of any pads like this. Thanks!



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Old 08-31-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've disconnected and connected my dryer vent hose many, many times to clean it, and there is no pad. You want the free flow of air through the vent, so I'm 99.9999% certain that it doesn't go between the hose and the outside vent connection.

If I were just guessing, I'd guess it's a polishing pad of some kind that just slipped into the crack between the washer and dryer.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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It has nothing to do with the venting of the dryer.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Looks like something you would use to wax a car. Probably fell down at some point but it's definitely nothing to do with the dryer.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Looks like a hot pad used to grab a hot pan handle.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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Thanks everybody. I will not be using this with my dryer venting! (I would probably have caused a fire if I did!)
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