Dryer exhaust duct not connected inside dryer
I have a Maytag gas dryer and the exhaust pipe that runs from inside the bottom of the dryer and out the back where I connect the duct work to vent is not permanently connected. On any dryer I have ever seen, that exhaust pipe is connected and doesn't slide in and out. Not mine though. So when I slide my dryer out from the wall, the exhaust pipe comes out of the dryer. So then when I go to put the dryer back against the wall, I have to play around and be sure I get the exhaust pipe in the proper spot each time inside the dryer - what a pain!!
Anyone have a bright idea on how I can fix this? Thanks.
One idea I have, as I am redoing the vent work and will be adding a periscope to the back is the some how attach the periscope to the back of the dryer with something like the hanging straps for duct work and some small self tappers.