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The vent keeps falling off the back of the dry how can I get it to stay on? It's a large plastic piece?

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  • sanyd12 Jun 16, 2008

    I have a flex metal duct and picked up a big plastic end that attaches to the dryer. I have tried the metal clamp and had worse times with that. I have put alot of duct tape around it and eventually it still falls off. It's such simple think to be so hard to keep on! My dryer is light weight and right by the backdoor so it gets leaned on and moved around a little bit. I'm thinking of getting some small rubber things to put under the front legs so it won't slide, I did learn from another site that I have too much duct and need to shorten it. And I'll blow it out. I really appreciate your answer, I don't have $19.95 for anything more less a simple question. Thanks a bunch, sandy

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Need to change to metal flex the plastic is a fire hazard...try a metal clamp or metalic duct tape

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