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How to Replace A Dryer Vent Hose?

The dryer vent is a vital part of any home dryer. Most standard dryers have a vent hose that allows the dryer to escape hot air to the outside. The ventilation hose is made of a flexible metal. It helps us to remove moist air and hazard gases from the hose. Regularly we need to check the dryer vent hose if there is any problem. So, today we will tell you how to replace a dryer vent hose easily.

A clogged or broken vent hose can use extra energy and cause dryer malfunction. You need some experience to replace your dryer vent hose. Without proper knowledge, you can break your dryer vent. These simple steps will help replace a dryer vent hose properly and the dryer so it could work like new.

Dryer Vent Hose Placement:

Dirty vents can cause a fire hazard. You can do it yourself by following the processes. With these steps, you can replace your dryer vent hose correctly. Let’s start.

How to Replace a Dryer Vent Hose:

  1. Loosen the screws of both the clamp on the dryer connector and the clamp on the wall connector until the hose slides easily on both sides.
  2. Check if the tube for small wears and tears. If you find anything, have the hose and buy a new one.
  3. If the hose is still in good condition, clean the lint off of it.
  4. The steps for reconnecting the old and new dryer hose are the same. Place the clamp on one end of the hose where it will be able to slide over the dryer’s connector. Be able to slide over the dryer’s connector — slip-on clamp and hose.
  5. Using the screwdriver, tighten the screw until the clamp is tightened. But do not crush the connector.
  6. Follow steps 4 and 5 to connect the hose to the wall jack.

How to Install a Dryer Vent Hose

Replace A Dryer Vent Hose Inside A Wall

With the dryer, one end of the vent hose attaches to the back of the unit, and the other is inserted into a hole in the wall that goes directly outside. In some circumstances, the hose runs inside the wall before the air is expelled to the outside of the house. You can replace a hose in this type of configuration with just the right sized hose, a bit of tape and a screwdriver tools.

  • Determine the approximate duration of the dryer’s vent hose to what it will leave the house. Buy a vent hose that, when fully extended, will be long enough to run the entire distance easily.
  • Slide the dryer from the wall to gain access to the ventilation hose. Use a screwdriver to loosen the metal band that holds the hose in the dryer exhaust.
  • Attach one end of the hose back to the end of the old hose with tape. Make sure we fix the new hose with tape to the old hose.
  • Place the other end of the hose back to the exhaust gases of the dryer and secure it with the metal band. Make sure it firmly attaches the hose.
  • Look at the dryer’s exhaust venting outside the house. Remove the screws that secure the ventilation cover on the side of the house and remove the hose from the ventilation cover. Attach the hose with the use of a metal band similar to the one that secures the other end to the dryer.
  • Pull the ventilation hose slowly and carefully until you see the new ventilation hose appear. Remove the tape that connects the hose back to the old one and attaches the new hose to the vent cover. Place the ventilation cover again next to the house.
  • The vent hose connects to the back of the dryer and the exhaust air paths, either outdoors or in a filter box. This helps prevent air from constantly circulating through the dryer, helping your clothes dry faster and also removing lint and other accumulations inside.

Connect A Dryer Vent Hose

Connecting a dryer hose is one of the last steps when installing a new dryer. The process is quite simple, and a few drops of dish-washing soap, strategically placed, can make the job even easier.

  • Disconnect the dryer from the wall, or turn off the power to the circuit that controls the dryer. Move the dryer from the wall enough so that you can work comfortably in the back. Place a few drops of soap on the outside of the ventilation nozzle on the back of the dryer.
  • Loosen the hose clamp and slide it loosely over one end of the vent hose. Slip the ventilation hose over the end of the nipple. Align the clamp so that it covers both the end of the hose and the nipple. Tighten the clamp with a Phillips or flat-tip screwdriver, as appropriate.
  • Apply a few drops of nipple soap to the vent of the dryer. Open the other hose clamp, and slide loosely over the other end of the dryer hose. Slide the dryer tube over the exhaust ventilation nipple. Slide the hose clamp up until it covers both the end of the vent hose and the exhaust nipple. Tighten with a screwdriver.
  • Push the dryer back into its operating location, being careful not to bend the ventilation hose. Plug the dryer into the socket. Turn on the dryer and check the hose for no hot air leaks.
  • Align the ventilation hose so it has as few folds as possible. It will collect the more turns in the ventilation tube, and the more often they will have to clean it.

Final thoughts

It is useful for connecting the vent hose extends over 5 feet to use a rigid metal pipe, which would connect in the same matter to the vents as the standard flexible hose. Do not over-tighten the hose clamps, as they can crush the fine aluminum grids and limit the flow of air and hinder the operation of the dryer.

If we use a rubber style hose for the exhaust pipe of the dryer, make sure they design it for dryers and a rating to withstand the heat of the dryer. Be sure to keep your ventilation clean of dust and lint. The methods are very simple. So you can replace your vent hose very easily.

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