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Locating a Heat Pump-Powered Dryer in a Closet

joenorm | Posted in General Questions on


My laundry room is central to the house and I thought i’d see if I could get away with not having a door on the laundry closet. Turns out the noise is pretty loud throughout the house when the washer and dryer run. I’d like to put in a door but I was wondering if this would affect the heat pump dryer?

I know that HPHW units need a certain volume of air to work properly, is it the same with dryers? I don’t remember reading about this in the manual.


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  1. rondeaunotrondo | | #1

    We just purchased the Miele T1. I placed it in an open basement but read in the manual that if we were to place it in a closet there would need to be at least 2 vents on the door both top and bottom I believe. There are clear venting specifications in the manual for stacked units in a closet so I would refer to the dryer manual.

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    Kiley Jacques | | #2

    Hi Joe,

    Judging from this Q&A thread, you will want to think about condensation and dehumidification when locating a ventless dryer in a closed space like you’ve described.

  3. user-2310254 | | #3

    You could probably install a return grill in the door. You just need to size it to provide sufficient air for the dryer. A louvered door would also work and reduce noise somewhat.

  4. Jon_R | | #4

    My guess is that passive venting smaller than an open door will noticeably reduce efficiency. On the other hand, powered ventilation could achieve some noise reduction and better than fully open door efficiency.

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