Replacing crushed dryer exhaust duct
November 22, 2022 9:29:00 AM PST November 22, 2022 9:29:00 AM PSTnd, November 22, 2022 9:29:00 AM PST
If the exhaust duct appears to be kinked, or is crushed, it’s time to consider replacing it with DryerFlex - a safer, crush-resistant choice.
The smooth interior not only prevents lint from building up inside the exhaust duct, it promotes maximum airflow efficiency to keep the dryer performing as it should. DryerFlex is as flexible as slinky foil and more crush resistant than rigid ducts. DryerFlex can be easily installed in just a few steps:
Step 1: Open the package and remove the DryerFlex.
Step 2: Some installers prefer to trim DryerFlex, which can easily be done by poking a hole and using a razor to cut around the circumference of the duct. DryerFlex can alternatively be installed at full length.
Step 3: Once determining the length to install, flatten and extend the edges on both ends of the DryerFlex.
Step 4: Wrap both ends of the DryerFlex with UL-Listed foil tape and flatten.
Step 5: Use a plastic squeegee to smooth the tape against the edge of the DryerFlex. Repeat this process for the other end.
Step 6: Slide the DryerFlex onto the end of the rigid duct that either protrudes from the wall, or the part that is coming into the Dryerbox (if one is installed).
Step 7: Use a DryerClamp to secure the DryerFlex to the rigid duct. Apply and tighten securely.
Step 8: Use a second DryerClamp on the other end of the DryerFlex.
Step 9: Connect the free end of the DryerFlex onto the back of the dryer and tighten the DryerClamp.
Step 10: The DryerFlex is now installed and the dryer can be pushed back 4 inches from the wall, or right against the wall if a Dryerbox is installed.