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Video:How to Hook Up a Dryer

with Jesse Blanchard

Hook up a dyer correctly and with minimal hassle. Check out this video tutorial to ensure your dryer is hooked up properly in your laundry room.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Hook Up a Dryer

Hi, my name is Jesse Blanchard for About.com and I am going to show you how to hook up a dryer. It's pretty easy to do but important to get right. Let's start.

To Hook Up a Dryer, You'll Need:

  • a pair of scissors
  • a pair of snips
  • a dryer duct

Turn Off the Dryer's Power Supply

The first thing you'll want to do is turn the breaker for the dryer off. Dryers use a lot of energy so you're breaker will probably have two switches like this one here.

Trim the Dryer Duct

So, we'll take our dryer duct and stretch it out to where the dryer intake is. We are going to cut off the excess duct. It's important to do this because it can cause a fire if you don't. To cut the duct, find the place you've marked and cut through with your scissors. Once you've worked your way all around, cut the heavy wire with your snips.

Fasten the Dryer Duct

Now that we have our duct at the right length. We'll take our fastener and slip that on first, then we'll slide our duct into place and slide the fastener back over the duct to hold it in place. Repeat this same process to attach the duct to the bottom of your dryer. You can see here, I've left enough room for the dryer duct to be straight and to not crimp the water hoses.

Don't forget to flip the breaker back on for the dryer.Now that you've successfully hooked up your dryer it's important to give it a test run: a blocked air duct can cause a fire. Thanks for watching to learn more visit us on the web at About.com

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