Lint Trap Required to Prevent Dryer Fire Hazard | My Lennar Home

Lint Trap Required to Prevent Dryer Fire Hazard

The gas dryer has blown out three times within one year due to the poorly routed dryer vent and possibly electrical issues. Lennar has not made the repair.

As you might recall, there are issues with not only the distance of the gas dryer vent from the exhaust but also the several sharp angles in the dryer exhaust pipes. Although Lennar acknowledges the issue, they would rather keep the fire hazard than cause a potential leak with a roof penetration.

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The lint trap and moving the exhaust will help reduce the risk of a gas dryer fire hazard. Lennar doesn’t want to risk a roof leak though.

Note: As of the date of this publication, all the Lennar executives went silent and none of the construction repairs were ever made, including the promised replacements of two, improperly installed and defective A/C units causing extensive mold exposure and health issues.

Here’s the summary of the issue from all of Lennar construction issues I keep in a spreadsheet.

*Note: For simplicity, the Lennar and WCI Communities names here are used interchangeably as Lennar took over WCI in February of 2017.


Dryer lint trap and combustion air intake issue description

It was recommended by a licensed professional that a lint trap be installed at the base of the vent and that the combustion air intake to the exterior be relocated and configured to go straight up from where the gas dryer is located inside the laundry room as opposed to having numerous angles in the vent as it is routed now.

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Original response to dryer lint trap and combustion air intake issue from Joel Fedora

WCI will re-route the dryer vent.

Lennar in-house legal response to dryer lint trap and combustion air intake issue

Del-Air to re-route the dryer vent

Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about dryer lint trap and combustion air intake issue


Buffinton response to Lennar outside legal (prior to filing the 558)

Resolved. Mr. Fannin reserves his rights.

Final WCI outside legal response to 558 complaint

WCI offered to resolve this item but the Homeowner canceled the repair.

Note: This is not true at all. See: WCI (Now Lennar Homes) Lied in Their Legal Response. Why?

Lennar executive’s response on 5/22/2017

Will not be relocating roof penetrations, however, see item 11 on Exhibit B.

My note: fire hazard.