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I have attached to a plastic garbage can, the hose keeps popping out of the cover would you recommend that I secure with a dryer vent clamp? or other suggestions?

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Dryer vent clamp should work o.k.. make sure the garbage can is vented so air can escape. cut a @ 4" hole in the can near the top (or in the lid) and use silicone to cover the hole from the inside with household window type screen

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Hoe do i fix the venting hose


The dryer vent can be fixed with several types of product. The best choice is the solid aluminum pipe that usually comes in 2ft sections but will need cut to proper size and joined with metal elbows. Not hard if you are handy. Next choice is the flexible metal pipe that attaches with big clamps. Last choice is the Flexible type that looks like aluminum foil which also attaches with clamps. DO NOT USE THE WHITE PLASTIC FLEXIBLE VENT PIPE. IT IS A FIRE HAZZARD.

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Clothes are taking way too long to dry. I do have some heat but not that much. Also sometimes when the clothes are dry and I take them out just before the timed cycle is done the dryer gets very hot on the...


Hello. It sounds to me like your exhaust vent tube is blocked with lint. They sell them at many stores like Walmart or Meijers. I would recommend the flexible metal foil type, which costs a little more than white plastic but restricts the airflow less. Also check the flapper door on the outlet which should be outside your house near the ground. Just make sure that it flaps freely and isn't clogged with debris. When you get the new vent hose, pull the dryer out, away from the wall (carefully! there may be flexible gas lines attached to the dryer!) Remove the old flexible vent pipe tube and attach the new one in the same spot. The ends should just slide together to make a tight friction connection. If you use large hose clamps, be careful not to tighten them too much to avoid crushing the tube.

Note: The shorter the exhaust pipe is, the faster your clothes will dry. If the distance from the dryer to the exhast hole in the wall is greater than 6 feet, I recommend using the larger 6" diameter metallic hose to ensure adequate airflow.

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In alot of cases, it's your dryer vent. Does it have enough airflow? Is it clogged up? If you're using the foil flex vent or worse, the plastic vent, then it may be crushed preventing the proper airflow needed. First thing first, pull your dryer out and check the venting. Take it off by removing the clamp, either it is a spring clamp that you can remove with your fingers or its an auto clamp that you will need a crewdriver for. If there is alot of buildup in the vent then it needs to be replaced. Look into the back of the dryer, is there anything in the dryer itself that is blocking airflow. I have seen may times where money, paper, even dishrags get sucked down in the venting area and constrict the airflow. If your venting does not go straight out of the wall then you may need to check the rest of the venting that runs throughout the house. There are service people that will come out and clean these for you, however not sure of the cost. Depending on your sitaution, you may be able to replace this yourself as it is quite easy. I have seen people with 30-40 ft length venting and the airflow pressure just isn't there no matter what dryer you're using. If this is the case, then your venting needs to be checked often.

If you are crushing your vent then I would suggest going to the local Home Depot, Lowes, etc.. and buy the semi rigid venting with a swivel elbow. This vent is very hard to crush and with the swivel elbow, it allows you to move the dryer back and forth without popping off the vent if you ever need to get behind of it for cleaning, etc... This vent is also top of the line and is mandated by major install companies throughout the nation. The only drawback is that it may stick your dryer out another 1-2 inches, but from a safety standpoint, it is the best on the market.

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