Didn't like the appearance of a cheap-looking dryer vent on an exposed area of my new house.

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Robert From Jacksonville, AL

Oct 15, 2008

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

I enlarged the vent access hole from four (4) inches to five (5) inches to accomodate a larger pipe. I then purchased locally a 5" to 4" transition and installed it in the enlarged opening, and sealed the space with expanding foam for a bug-proof air-tight fit. On the inside of the house I attached a short length of 4" pipe to attach the dryer vent pipe. On the outside, in the place of the aluminum vent cap, I installed the 5" Jenn-Aire vent cover purchased from PartSelect.com. The new vent is large enough to completely cover the chiseled out masonry area, and the 5" outlet reduces air noise from the dryer, but best of all the new vent provides the high quality look I needed to match the brick of my new home.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Wall Vent Cap Kit - 5" duct (Now subbed to Wall Vent Cap Kit - 5" duct - with Gray Cover)

Part Number: PS2105196

In Stock