To disconnect a gas dryer, take the hose off the gas outlet and from the back of the dryer. Disconnect the flexible duct hose that connects the dryer to the exhaust vent. Place the hose and the ductwork inside the drum if you are planning to move the dryer.Continue Reading
Turn off the gas at the valve in the laundry room by turning it clockwise until it stops. Disconnect the supply hose from the outlet and then from the rear of the dryer. Ensure that the gas is off before removing the hose for safety purposes.
Remove the ductwork from the back of the dryer and from the connection point with the wall. Remove any tape that is necessary. Hold one end of the ductwork in each hand, allowing the middle of the ductwork to sag downward and keep lint and other debris from spilling out onto the floor.
Put the hose and ductwork carefully into the drum of the dryer if you are preparing to move the dryer. Close the door securely so that it does not pop open and cause an accident during the moving process.
To replace a dryer hose, turn off the power, remove the old hose, clamp the new hose over the dryer flange, attach the other end to the vent pipe and reconnect the power. The required supplies are an aluminum dryer hose, a screwdriver, a knife, clamps and foil duct tape.Full Answer >
To install a dryer duct, drill a hole for the vent cap outside, secure it with screws, caulk the edges, and finally connect the dryer to the vent cap with duct hose. The most effective dryer ducts run straight and should be no longer than 25 feet.Full Answer >
To replace a thermal fuse unplug the dryer, remove the exhaust hose, remove the dryer's back panel, disconnect the wires and screws holding the old fuse in place, and then install the new fuse. Screw the fuse into place, connect the appropriate wires, and reassemble the dryer.Full Answer >
Home improvement outlet Home Depot lists an adjustable wrench, a magnetic nut drive, a pencil, masking tape and a 3- to 4-prong dryer cord as materials needed to change a dryer outlet. The first step instructs the electrician to open the access panel, which starts with unplugging the dryer and then opening the access panel where the cord enters the back of the dryer.Full Answer >