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Any downside to strapping a fan to your washing machine vent to prevent mildew?

andyfrog | Posted in General Questions on

I came across this https://youtu.be/N6Msv-vUFAI and was wondering if there was any reason not to do something like. I don’t think I’ll buy this specific product, just use some tape and a PC fan…

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    Zephyr7 | | #1

    Why not just leave the lid open for a while after running the washer so that it has a chance to dry out? That's all I ever do, and I've never had a problem. I see no need for a fan, unless perhaps you're in a very humid climate.

    Bill

    1. Charlie Sullivan | | #4

      Where our washer is located, the door is sometimes in the way, so it often sits only cracked open. That's one case in which this could be helpful.

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    Deleted | | #2

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  3. Expert Member
    Malcolm Taylor | | #3

    Andy,

    If leaving the door open isn't enough, a small fan attached to the air intake should help. Can't see any downside.

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