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Old 01-28-2014, 01:19 AM
 
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I cant seem to get this quick connect dryer hose to stay connected to the dryer. As the washing machine vibrates in the spin cycle, over time the dryer will move. I cant get the plastic piece which slips over the dryer exhaust tube to stay in place. It seems there is no way of tightening it. Any suggestions.


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Old 01-28-2014, 01:26 AM
 
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HVAC metal repair aluminum foil tape works pretty well. It's flexible enough to wrap around and stays put.

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Old 01-28-2014, 01:45 AM
 
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HVAC metal repair aluminum foil tape works pretty well. It's flexible enough to wrap around and stays put.

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Thanks for the tip. I could give that a try, but there is not much room to wrap the tape over the plastic piece and the metal dryer vent.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:18 AM
 
Location: OCNJ and or lower Florida keys
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self tapping zip screws like the kind they use on gutters and downspouts work awesome in this situation
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood
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Screws are not supposed to be used on a dryer vent. Use a flexible vent without the plastic and secure it with a dryer vent hose made specifically for that purpose.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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Screws are not supposed to be used on a dryer vent. Use a flexible vent without the plastic and secure it with a dryer vent hose made specifically for that purpose.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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Agree - use the hose clamps.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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You're not supposed to uses screws for the same reason you're not supposed to use the flexible pipe. Lint can more easily build up on the screws or the ridges if it's flexible pipe.

That said I'd fix it with the hose clamp. The pipe you have now looks like it should work, I'm assuming that plastic end goes over the pipe coming from the dryer? Gust slip the clamp over the plastic.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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It apparently is also a quick disconnect. also make sure that the unit is actually level versus just having the four feet touch the ground, it might cut down the vibrations. It might also be possible to reroute the vent to the side of the dryer if there more room and offers a better path.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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You're not supposed to uses screws for the same reason you're not supposed to use the flexible pipe. Lint can more easily build up on the screws or the ridges if it's flexible pipe.

That said I'd fix it with the hose clamp. The pipe you have now looks like it should work, I'm assuming that plastic end goes over the pipe coming from the dryer? Gust slip the clamp over the plastic.

You're right. The plastic end goes over the pipe coming from the dyer. I could be wrong but I'm not sure a clamp would work over plastic.
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