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How do I properly hook up the metal tubing to vent my dryer?

Ten years ago my dryer was hooked up by the Sears delivery man. Today I noticed that the flexible metal tubing that goes from the dryer to the floor opening had a hole in it. I pulled the dryer away from the wall and removed the bad tubing. There were no clamps used to attach the tubing to the dryer or the floor opening. Just some duct tape. Also, there was a metal elbow type thing that was "attached" to the hole coming out of the dryer. It was also duct taped in place. The actual hole in the back of the dryer doesn't stick out enough th attach the flexible metal hose to it with a clamp. The elbow piece slides onto it, but is a loose fit. How do I keep the metal elbow in place so it doesn't pull out? Thank you.

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-There are many way to connect it. You can use
big hose clamp about 5" Diameter, or connect together then use 2 screws and then use duck tape over to seal any gap.


Good Luck


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Posted on Nov 14, 2014

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If your using a soft hose, go down and buy a corrugated aluminum hose. While you are there check to see if they have any metal tie wraps. However the heaver hose may do the trick. Also check to ensure that there is not any restrictions where you are discharging the air to. Let me know how it goes. :?) DRRXR

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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Hi,
Often it is easier to install a metal vent pipe "ELL" onto that stub. You can usually get a drill in there with a sheet metal screw or two to hold the ell in place. Then you can easily hook the hose to the metal and get a zip tie around it. If you don't have an ell a larger zip tie will work if done arefully. You will need to loop and start the zip tie and place it over the hose before you slide it over the stub. Then slide the zip over the hose and use a needle nose pliers to pull the zip tie tight. A sheet metal screw behind the zip tie will help to secure it in place.
This should help you to solve your problem, be patient, the working conditions are tight and tedious, getting frustrated will only amke things worse for you.. I know I've been there!! :-)

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Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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you will need to remove the top and front cover to be able to replace into the blower housing vent inside the dryer unit

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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