- Identify the problem with the dryer vent. Often a loose clamp can lead to a dryer vent that has merely fallen off the dryer connection. Simply reattaching the hose to the vent or dryer will solve this common issue.
- Slide the dryer unit away from the wall. Pull the unit far enough away from the wall to allow access to the entire rear of the dryer.
- Remove any existing C-clamp that holds the tubing to the dryer exhaust port and pull away the tubing. Vinyl tubing is now considered unsafe for home building codes. Discard the old tubing.
- Purchase a dryer vent tubing kit from any hardware or home improvement store, such as Lowe's or Home Depot. A store associate can help you find the correct tubing for the project.
- Attach the new vent tubing to the rear exhaust port of the dryer where the flexible vinyl tubing was removed. Clamp the new tubing in place.
- Seal any joints where the tubing comes together with foil tape and ensure all seams do not leak.
- Return the dryer to its original position and turn on. Inspect the new tubing and ensure a good connection exists between the dryer exhaust port and the wall vent.
Things You Will Need
- Dryer vent kit
- Household tools
- Foil tape
- Use flexible foil tubing where a bend might need to be. Secure that connection with foil tape and check for air tightness.
- Take care not to crush the tubing when sliding the dryer back into place.