I put on a new dryer vent and where the old one was connected to the dryer
there is a collar on the dryer connection. This kept falling off as I put
the new vent on the dryer so I just put it to the side and did not use it.
Is this collar necessary, or is it just to help fit the vent to the dryer's
I also had to use duct tape to tape the pieces together. I never used duct
tape for its real purpose of taping ducts. Will the hot exhaust air melt
the tape or loosen it's adhesiveness?
I bet you have a Whirlpool dryer or a Kenmore built by Whirlpool. For some
reason they make their exhaust duct way too short. Notwithstanding it is
posssible to secure the clamp if you put the screw mechanism on the bottom
where it is hard to tighten. Don't ask me why it is so poorly designed. Be
sure to use metal ductwork and a screw type collar.
We tried something similar with a flex metal duct that had a plastic collar.
I would not hold. Eventually I ripped off the collar but was able to keep
the flexible metal duct and used a duct clamp with the screw adjuster and
put it on the Kenmore. It has held for many months now.
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