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Where can you buy a replacement dryer vent hose?

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Dryer vent hoses are available in home improvement stores, hardware stores and general department stores. Online retailers also sell both new and used versions of dryer hoses, often at discounted prices.

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Sears is a good place to start looking for dryer hoses. The company's website features a searchable database called Parts Direct that allows customers to locate the exact item they need. The vent hoses are available both through the store and through individual sellers vetted by Sears. The website also allows customers to locate the dryer vent hoses located in nearby stores.

Walmart, Ace Hardware and Home Depot also sell dryer vent hoses both in their stores and online. In most cases, the parts can be shipped to a local store for free. Shipping directly to a customer's home sometimes carries shipping charges.

Online retailers, such as Amazon and eBay, list replacement dryer vent hoses sold both by companies and by individuals. In 2015, most dryer vent hoses carry a discount on both sites. Many of the hoses also had reviews by customers. Some are available for free shipping if a minimum price was met. Listings include both new and used hoses from individual sellers, though stores only sell new products.

Regular replacement of dryer vent hoses is necessary to avoid potential fires. Lint can collect in the kinks of the hose. As the dryer exhausts heat, the lint sometimes catches fire.

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