Installing a dryer can seem daunting, but you can have your dryer up and running in no time with these simple instructions. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions before beginning any types of installation, and have a helper on hand.
To set up the dryer, choose a spot that fits the dryer you have purchased. Next, ensure enough space behind the dryer for the vent hose to go through. Next, unpack the dryer and check that all parts are included. Finally, connect the vent hose to the back of the dryer and the exhaust port on the wall or roof cap. Ensure you have proper insulation or foam board for support if needed.
There are two types of installation: gas and electric. First, you will need to connect the gas line to the dryer for gas dryers. For electric dryers, you will need to connect the power cord to an outlet. Once everything is connected, turn on the dryer and test it out to find any performance gaps.
Choose a dryer that fits your space
Drying clothes is a chore, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right tools, you can have a dryer installed. In this article, we’ll walk you through choosing and installing a dryer.
When choosing a dryer, you’ll need to consider the available space. Most dryers are around 30 inches wide, but you may find narrower or broader models. You’ll also need to make sure that the dryer you choose will fit in your available space. Your positioning can impact your performance. High-moisture spaces make it harder for natural fibers and high-thickness materials to dry. Setting a dryer in the attic can create a heat trap. If you place your dryer in a space with a lower ceiling, it could warm you up.
Once you’ve chosen a dryer, the installation process is relatively simple. You’ll need to connect the dryer to a power outlet and the water supply. You may also need to install a vent and have venting gaps for the dryer. The instructions that come with your dryer will tell you what you need to do.
So, if you’re looking for a new dryer, consider the space you have available. Choose a model that fits your area, and then follow the simple installation instructions to have it up and running in no time.
Unpack your dryer and check the parts
When you receive your washer and dryer, take the time to inspect the exterior and interior of the unit for any damage that may have occurred during shipping. If you find any damage, contact the shipping company immediately. Once you have verified that the dryer is in good condition, use the following steps to install it:
- Unpack the dryer and check that all parts are included. If any parts are missing, contact the manufacturer immediately.
- Refer to the installation instructions to determine the location of the dryer exhaust vent.
- Locate an appropriate place to install the dryer. The location should be near an electrical outlet and a water source. It should also be away from heat sources, such as ovens and furnaces. Also, avoid high-moisture spaces or areas right under air ducts.
- Remove the packing materials from the dryer.
- Plug the dryer into an electrical outlet.
- Turn on the water and check for leaks.
- Connect the dryer exhaust vent to the dryer.
- Push the dryer into place.
- Turn on the dryer and check the settings.
- Dry a load of clothes to test the dryer.
If you experience issues or need help aligning your dryer with your basement walls, you may want to upgrade to a professional installation. This installation type provides technical support and special equipment for your dryer installation.
Connect the vent hose
Installation of a dryer is a pretty simple process. The first step is to connect the vent hose to the back of the dryer and the exhaust port on the wall or roof cap. Next, ensure the hose is securely attached to the dryer and the exhaust port.
The next step is to plug the dryer into an electrical outlet. Once plugged in, turn on the dryer by flipping the switch on the back. The dryer will start up and begin to heat up.
Open the door and pull the filter out to clean the lint filter. The filter will be full of lint. Use a paper towel to clean the filter and then put it back in the dryer.
Your dryer is a critical part of your home, so you need a setup and framing that works for your layout—the suitable types of installation matter from single-family homes to multi-family properties and large spaces. Next, find a dryer installation program to help get your appliances up and running.