New Clothes Dryer Complete Install

howdy folks welcome back to doin brew on

today's video we're gonna be installing

a new dryer or old dryer does quit

heating and I've tried to fix it but at

$300 for Parts I figured it was time to

get a new one

installing a new dryer it's not all that

difficult to do if you look at it and

it's pieces and parts you got about four

or five steps to take care of you have

to install the new cord or in my case I

use the old cord you need to hook up the

ducting you need to put on the defeat

and level it and then maybe you have to

adjust the swing of the door which I had

to do but the place where I bought my

dryer they wanted anywhere between a

hundred and fifty to two hundred and

twenty-five dollars to deliver and

install a new dryer the two hundred and

twenty-five dollar price tag was for

changing the swing in the door which

took me only about twenty minutes to do

and they're gonna charge me seventy-five

dollars to do that so let's go ahead and

get started first thing we need to do is

unpack our dryer and remove all the

packing material and the tape and film

that protect the pieces and works during


now I don't want to discard this green

label I'm gonna pull it off here

momentarily and keep it that's a pretty

neat little label that they put on to

ensure that I park the dryer the right

distance from the wall once I'm done

with a hookup okay so I put some

protective cardboard down on the floor

I'm gonna tip over the dryer this is so

I can install the feet which of course

come included in the package and this is

pretty easy to do they just twist in to

the holes that they're intended to go

into I'll get those hand tight now and

the level if we need to once we get the

dryer in place permanently now I'll

reset the dryer next up we have to hook

up the electrical supply cord first step

is to remove the electrical plate cover

and there's two different types of cords

there's a four wire which has four

prongs the fourth prong there is a

ground then there's a three wire which

is what I have and that's three wires

without a dedicated ground both the

three wire and the four wire are pretty

easy to hook up they each have one

neutral and two hot wires the hot wires

on the outside and the neutral wire is

that one there in the middle just to

show you here here are the hot terminals

the one in the middle is your neutral

terminal so now I need to install the

cord keeper it goes into the hole where

the cord slips through and it's a pretty

important little gadget in that it

prevents any pulling or tugging on the

cords where they are attached on the

inside of the dryer to the electrical

terminals where any excessive pulling

you know could result in a short or a

fire and it also prevents that thin

piece of sheet metal from kind of

cutting through your cord so take the

time if you need to buy this little

gadget it's 95 cents or so not that much

and it doesn't take long at all to

install so you break it into two parts

fit the top and bottom through the slot

and then you want to tighten that down a

little bit but not all the way because

you saw me do thread the cord through

there now you notice that little piece

of white felt back there that's also

kind of important in that that prevents

any dust from getting back to where your

electrical connections are yeah well get

that just enough so that it doesn't fall

out but plenty of room still to feed

that cord through okay now just a little

bit of patience as you thread the cord

through and get it to kind of angle up

towards your terminals of course at this

point the plug is not plugged in and so

there's no concern with live electrical

wires as you do these connections

now I'm going to loosen the screws at

the connecting points for our three

connections again that's two hots and a

neutral now just like with an outlet or

a switch the hot wires or the hot

terminals are going to be copper colored

while the neutral is a silvery color so

I have my three wires properly installed

the two hots on the outside the neutral

in the middle on the inside and now I'm

resetting those three screws to ensure a

nice tight connection at this point I'm

going to tighten down my cord keeper

about as tight as I can get it and sure

that cord doesn't move around

and I'm going to reinstall the

electrical plate cover and tighten that

screw down and that completes our

electrical hook-up next up is connecting

the dryer exhaust ducting now I have

another video on the complete

installation of this rigid exhaust

ducting which I believe is the best way

to go for dryer exhaust now clearly I

need to trim about four inches off of

that piece of rigid ducting there to

accommodate the exhaust port on my dryer

I'm gonna go ahead and confirm the

measurements but there at the connection

point at the elbow to the right I've got

about two inches of space to play with

so I don't have to be absolutely perfect

or too concerned about getting that cut

just right because I've got a little bit

of leeway to play with I'm going to take

off the left side elbow now just to work

caution when working with this rigid

ducting you really need to wear some

gloves because after you make a cut that

new cut edge is razor sharp and it will

really cut your fingers quickly so now

I'm just gonna work this ducting the

seam of it there comes apart pretty

easily by depressing it and pulling it

apart of course I need to take it apart

to complete that cut and then using some

tin snips it's a pretty easy cut to make

not too difficult if you're interested

in watching the complete dryer duct

installation video I'll put a link right

at the end of this video so you can

check it out

okay the next step is to it

or elbow now there's two parts to an

elbow the crimped side and the non crimp

side the non crimped side fits around

something like the exhaust port on our

dryer which I'll secure with the screw

and then the crimp side which fits into

something like are rigid ducting I get

into a whole lot more detail on

assembling rigid ducting in my rigid

ducting video if you do want to check

that out but for now we'll go ahead get

this set up I'm gonna drill a pilot hole

for my sheet metal screw and it's a

little frustrating sometimes the drill

bit will run on you let's stick with it

and eventually we'll get that hole

drilled and then we're gonna secure

those two pieces together with a

half-inch sheet metal screw now one of

my subscribers who watched the rigid

duct that you pointed out that that

screw tip sticking down inside the

ducting could be a possible point where

dryer lint could collect so if you're

interested stay tuned because I'm going

to open up this ducting in six months so

it'll be the summer of 2018 to check out

and see if there has been much dryer

lint accumulation around those screw

tips because now I'm curious myself to

find out now I'm going to use some dryer

duct tape now this tape is specifically

designed an underwriters laboratory ul

approved for dryer duct seam sealing now

it's important to use this for a little

bit of added security but also to try

and make your seam as airtight as

possible and here is that dryer vent

tape that I'm using and next up we're

going to attach that assembly we just

made to the dryer vent port again I'm

going to pre-drill a hole and attach it

the sheet metal screw

and a bit more of our dryer duct tape to

ensure an airtight connection


and now that I have the dryer pretty

close to its final location I'm going to

rotate that rigid ducting down make the

final connection onto that elbow and off

all the same procedures pre-drilling

screw and tape to ensure that that's a

secure connection


and that completes the connection of our

dryer exhaust ducting and here's the

look of the completed very efficient

rigid exhaust system again highly

recommended ok now I'm going to plug in

our dryer

of course I recycled my old cord no

sense spend the money on a new one when

this one's perfectly good and now I'm

going to reattach that green label and

this is pretty slick it and it just a

real quick reference to ensure that I've

left enough space behind the back of the

dryer so there's plenty of airflow that

again leads to the efficiency of the

dryer okay now that our dryer is in

place it's time to level it and what I

like to do is level it left and right

first and then go back and do front and

back there's no key of any degree for

using vise grips for this it's 14

degrees Fahrenheit outside and I didn't

want to have to walk all the back to the

ship so just simply place a level on top

of the dryer and turn those legs until

you get it level left and right now

we're working on back and front now what

I'd like to do is I'd like to set the

back legs a little further into the

dryer and then that way I know I'll just

be leveling using the front legs and get

it nice and level let's give your

test-drive here real quick all right now

I have one final step to do I have to

change the swing of the dryer door is

right now it opens on the right side

which with the washer on the right side

it's a little bit inconvenient having to

get the clothes up and over the door so

I'm going to take off the door which the

hinges are now on the right side and I'm

going to swap the whole thing over to

the left so that means that anything

that's on the left side needs to move

over to the right side and vice versa so

here I'm taking off the door latch this

is what keeps the door closed when the

dryers in operation so very simple one

screw take it out move it from the left

side to the right side and secure it

again now there are some blanks on the

left side that cover the holes that are

pre-drilled in case you do want to

change your door swing so I'm gonna take

those blanks out and pop them in in the

screw holes on the right side

next up I'm gonna take the blank for the

screw latch and move it from the right

side of the left side that's not

absolutely required but it just makes it

look a little better okay so here you

can see I've got to put the door over on

the left but look at the shape of the

door opening and the trim around the

inside of the door that seal that keeps

the hot air in I pretty much have to

take the entire door apart to make

everything work out just right but it's

only a total of six screws and a couple

of latches and blanks it's not too

difficult to do so here I'm taking out

the door latch which is configured for a

left opening or right sided hinge and

I'm putting it in on the opposite side

of the door putting the cover plate back

on and now here's the blank that just

covers up that big hole pop that back in

okay and now I need to take a couple of

screws out that do nothing more than

just hold the outside of the door to the

inside of the door I'm gonna take those

screws out and then go ahead put this up

on edge take apart the inside from the

outside the front from the back and I'm

just going to flip that around so that

my door opening aligns with the door

closure now very simply just putting

those screws back in and reattaching the

hinges but now on the left side of the



well secure the last of the hinge screws

and we are just about there so again as

you've seen on my other videos this

household chore this household project

it's not that difficult to do just break

it down and it's pieces and parts little

time tools and patience you can install

your own dryer

save yourself upwards of $200 hey do you

have any questions on this video folks

please let me know I'm happy to help you

in any way I can and I look forward to

seeing you back here on doing group take

care folks