Install a basement dryer vent by positioning the drier to minimize the length of the run, drilling a pilot hole through the rim joist, cutting the vent hole, installing the vent cap, and attaching the duct to the dryer. ... More »

Electric dryer installation requires attaching the electrical cord and securely connecting the vent hose. Some newer models offer ventless operation and require a source of electricity and plumbing to drain water. More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers

Dryer rollers that have begun to break apart release black particles and cause the dryer to malfunction. Another possibility, in the case of gas dryers, is that the gas line has begun to accrue black soot, which eventual... More »

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... More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers

To install a rooftop dryer vent, determine the length and route of the duct, drill a hole in the roof and attach the roof vent cap. When choosing a duct path, choose the shortest route possible while avoiding obstruction... More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers

To vent a dryer, find the best exit route for the metal duct, measure the path, drill the vent hole, install the vent cap outside, and then connect the duct to the vent cap and the dryer. For vents longer than a few feet... More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers

Making a vent for a dryer requires drilling a hole in the outside wall to attach the vent from the dryer to the outside. It also requires a vent cover to prevent outdoor debris and animals from entering the vent. More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers