I purchased this exhaust elbow when I purchased a new dryer for my son so I assume it will work great with the dryer after being installed. I have the same type Kenmore dryer and it has lasted for over 20 years now. This elbow will help since it has a 90 angle and would deter a lot animals, bugs, even rain water from coming right into your dryer from the outside.
This item was returned and Sears never refunded my money!!!! Sears sent me the wrong parts and therefore the delivery men could not install dryer. Two other items were returned with no refund. have called numerous times with no results!