The gas dryer has blown out three times within one year due to the poorly routed dryer vent and possibly electrical issues. 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.
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.
2013-2014 – First issues were reported to WCI. The initial responses were from Joel Fedora who is now a Vice President of Construction with Lennar.
Late-2014 – Towards the end of the year, I retained Amanda Buffinton (at the time a shareholder at Bush Ross) to start working the legal side of the issues, because nothing was getting resolved. The first Lennar in-house legal response happens around this time.
July 2015 – The case expands and WCI moves the case from in-house to outside legal. The outside legal responses are from this time.
September 2015 – Amanda Buffington files a 558 complaint against WCI/Lennar to start the process of filing a construction lawsuit.
October 2015 – Lennar’s outside legal sends a response to the 558 complaint. Their response was completely untrue. It’s the same attorney who provided the first outside legal response in July 2015.
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.
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.