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I need to change the exhaust pipe vent for my tumble dryer. it has ripped. how do i go about fixing this or do i need a professional?

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You can put an aluminum duct tape to the ripped portion just to stop hot air from venting from the damaged portion. or if the ripped portion is near the end where you put the flexible hose, then maybe you can move the flexible hose as far as it can reach as to cover the ripped portion of the vent pipe. then secure the flexible hose with a good hose clamp. i hope i was able to help

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