How to Make a Dryer Ventless

Having your own washer and dryer is much more convenient than going to the laundromat. You don't have to take your laundry anywhere and you are not required to have exact change to run the machines. If you live in an apartment or a mobile home that does not allow you to vent a dryer, there is still a way to do laundry in your own place without purchasing a new ventless dryer.

Having a dryer in your home is very convenient.

Step 1

Determine if the dryer is gas or electric. Use this process for electric dryers only. Remove any existing ductwork from the back of the dryer.

Step 2

Place one end of the flexible silver duct on the vent hole on the back of the dryer. Place one ring clamp around the duct where it connects to the dryer and tighten the screw on the clamp.

Step 3

Repeat Step 2 on the hole of the lint trap lid.

Step 4

Fill the lint trap base with water to the fill line, usually 1 to 2 inches deep. Snap the lid onto the base.

Mary Hall

Mary Hall has worked as a freelance editor and proofreader since 2004. She has edited educational testing materials for Riverside Publishing, a division of Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt. Mary earned her BA in English with a writing concentration and minor in Business at Kent State University.