How To Replace Dryer Duct at Home
The loss of dryer duct functionality can be heartbreaking for someone used to warm
towels directly from the dryer and smooth, wrinkle-free clothes. Whatever is
malfunctioning with your dryer has something to do with the belt fan or the heat
mechanisms. However, there are times when a dryer stops heating or circulation of air
because the vent duct stops venting. Vent ducts might be crushed, tangled, shredded, or
blocked with dryer lint. It makes it impossible for them to provide the free airflow and
moisture release that every dryer requires. If your dryer’s troubles aren’t mechanical or
internal, the vent duct is most likely to blame.
A dryer vent is a relatively simple and uncomplicated appliance to replace yourself. Before
buying tools, remember that the smoother and less restrictive the vent tube run is, the
sooner your garments will dry. The dryer will work less, and your clothes will be less worn
due to the shorter working duration. Also, because lint build-up can cause safety hazards,
you should install a dry vent to clean out the lint.
If you’re merely attaching a new dryer to an existing venting in the same area as the old
one. It may be as simple as connecting the new machine to the existing venting. However,
if you’re installing a new vent, you’ll need to put in a little more effort and forethought.
Assemble your tools
You’ll require a few key tools to complete each step before you start replacing your dryer
vent duct. Fortunately, the supplies list for this replacement isn’t too large or complicated.
All you require is:
Empty and clean the lint trap
After you’ve gathered your tools, you may begin working on the dryer. Begin by removing
the lint trap filter from the top or just inside the machine’s entrance. The lint trap
connects directly to the vent duct and, if clogged with lint, can reduce your dryer’s
performance and durability. Don’t just pick up the extra lint for this