Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Whether your dryer hose is old, worn or you simply want to replace it
for a newer, safer metal version, I can show you how to do it, it's easy.
1. Pick up a replacement hose. It should be at least four inches wide
and then should be the right length for the space. Ducts that are too
long or too narrow can be a fire hazard.

2. Unplug the dryer. Then remove the old duct. Some are held in
place by large hose clamps, others by clamps at the machine and
the vent.

3. Clean both the dryer outlet and exhaust pipe. These two areas
can become clogged with dust and lint. A vacuum or a bottle brush
with a length of nylon stocking over it should do the trick.

4. When everything is completely clean it's time to install the new duct.
Simply extend it to it's full length and then place it on the opening on
the back of the dryer and then to the vent that leads to the outside.
NOTE: The ductwork should have no more than two ninety-degree
angles to provide maximum airflow and to prevent lint build-up.

5. Move the dryer back into position and plug it in.

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