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A 1/8" NPT minimum plugged tapping, accessible for gauge
testing, must be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply
connection to the dryer.
The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
Gas Supply Pressure Testing
system during any pressure testing of the system at test
pressures in excess of 1/2 psig.
Gas Supply Pressure Testing
A 1/8" NPT minimum plugged tapping, accessible for gauge
testing, must be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply
connection to the dryer.
A 1/8" NPT minimum plugged tapping, accessible for gauge

Venting Requirements

testing, must be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply
The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
connection to the dryer.
system during any pressure testing of the system at test
pressures in excess of 1/2 psig.
The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
WARNING
system during any pressure testing of the system at test
pressures in excess of 1/2 psig.
Venting Requirements
Venting Requirements
WARNING
WARNING
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
Fire Hazard
or fire.
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Use a heavy metal vent.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
Do not use a metal foil vent.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
or fire.
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
of a building.
or fire.
WARNING:
Only rigid or flexible metal duct shall be used for exhausting.
To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings,
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
or floors.
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
of a building.
4" (102 mm) heavy metal vent and clamps must be used.
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
Only rigid or flexible metal duct shall be used for exhausting.
Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws,
of a building.
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Only rigid or flexible metal duct shall be used for exhausting.
vent. Items sticking through the vent can catch lint.
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings,
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
The total length of flexible metal vent shall not exceed 7
or floors.
(2.4 m).
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings,
4" (102 mm) heavy metal vent and clamps must be used.
or floors.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws,
4" (102 mm) heavy metal vent and clamps must be used.
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
vent. Items sticking through the vent can catch lint.
Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws,
Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
The total length of flexible metal vent shall not exceed 7
kinking.
vent. Items sticking through the vent can catch lint.
(2.4 m).
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when
The total length of flexible metal vent shall not exceed 7
the dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
(2.4 m).
to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
and poor performance.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
kinking.
insects from entering the home or business.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the ground or
kinking.
the dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent
any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when
flowers, rocks or bushes).
and poor performance.
the dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent
If using an existing vent system, clean lint from the entire length
to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and
of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with
and poor performance.
insects from entering the home or business.
lint. Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid metal or
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the ground or
flexible metal vent.
insects from entering the home or business.
any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
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flowers, rocks or bushes).
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the ground or
any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
If using an existing vent system, clean lint from the entire length
flowers, rocks or bushes).
of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with
lint. Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid metal or
If using an existing vent system, clean lint from the entire length
flexible metal vent.
of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with
lint. Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid metal or
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flexible metal vent.
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Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard
Plan installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns.
Plan installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns.
Allow as much room as possible when using elbows or making
turns. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Vent outlet is located at the center of the bottom dryer back.
The vent can be routed up, down, left, right, behind the dryer or
straight out the back of the dryer.
Allow as much room as possible when using elbows or making
Vent System Length
turns. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Allow as much room as possible when using elbows or making
Vent outlet is located at the center of the bottom dryer back.
turns. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Maximum length of vent system depends upon the type of vent
The vent can be routed up, down, left, right, behind the dryer or
used, number of elbows and type of exhaust hood. The maximum
Vent outlet is located at the center of the bottom dryer back.
straight out the back of the dryer.
length for both rigid and flexible vent is shown in the chart.
The vent can be routed up, down, left, right, behind the dryer or
straight out the back of the dryer.
Vent System Length
Maximum Vent Length
Vent System Length
Maximum length of vent system depends upon the type of vent
used, number of elbows and type of exhaust hood. The maximum
length for both rigid and flexible vent is shown in the chart.
Maximum length of vent system depends upon the type of vent
used, number of elbows and type of exhaust hood. The maximum
Rigid Metal Vent
Maximum Vent Length
length for both rigid and flexible vent is shown in the chart.
No. of 90° turns
Maximum Vent Length
0
1
2
3
Rigid Metal Vent
4
No. of 90° turns
Flexible Metal Vent
Rigid Metal Vent
0
No. of 90° turns
No. of 90° turns
1
0
2
0
1
3
1
2
4
2
3
3
Flexible Metal Vent
4
4
No. of 90° turns
/
ft
3
Flexible Metal Vent
4
For vent systems not covered by the vent specification chart, see
0
No. of 90° turns
Whirlpool Service Manual, "Exhausting Whirlpool Dryers," Part
1
No. LIT603197, available from your Whirlpool parts distributor.
2
0
3
1
If dryer is installed in a confined area, such as a bedroom,
4
2
bathroom or closet, provision must be made for enough air for
3
combustion and ventilation. (Check governing codes and
/
ft
3
4
For vent systems not covered by the vent specification chart, see
4
ordinances.) See "Recessed Area and Closet Installation
Whirlpool Service Manual, "Exhausting Whirlpool Dryers," Part
Instructions" in the "Location Requirements" section
/
ft
3
4
No. LIT603197, available from your Whirlpool parts distributor.
For vent systems not covered by the vent specification chart, see
A four-inch outlet hood is preferred. However, a 2 � ⁄ � " (64 mm)
Whirlpool Service Manual, "Exhausting Whirlpool Dryers," Part
If dryer is installed in a confined area, such as a bedroom,
outlet exhaust hood may be used. A 2 � ⁄ � " (64 mm) outlet creates
No. LIT603197, available from your Whirlpool parts distributor.
bathroom or closet, provision must be made for enough air for
greater back pressure than other hood types. For permanent
combustion and ventilation. (Check governing codes and
If dryer is installed in a confined area, such as a bedroom,
installation, a stationary vent system is required.
ordinances.) See "Recessed Area and Closet Installation
bathroom or closet, provision must be made for enough air for
Instructions" in the "Location Requirements" section
combustion and ventilation. (Check governing codes and
ordinances.) See "Recessed Area and Closet Installation
A four-inch outlet hood is preferred. However, a 2 � ⁄ � " (64 mm)
Instructions" in the "Location Requirements" section
outlet exhaust hood may be used. A 2 � ⁄ � " (64 mm) outlet creates
A four-inch outlet hood is preferred. However, a 2 � ⁄ � " (64 mm)
greater back pressure than other hood types. For permanent
outlet exhaust hood may be used. A 2 � ⁄ � " (64 mm) outlet creates
installation, a stationary vent system is required.
greater back pressure than other hood types. For permanent
installation, a stationary vent system is required.
A
B
Exhaust Air Flow
A
B
A. Better
B. Good
A
B
Exhaust Air Flow
A. Better
B. Good
Exhaust Air Flow
A. Better
B. Good
4" (102 mm) Diameter Exhaust Hoods
Box Hood and Louvered Style
4" (102 mm) Diameter Exhaust Hoods
64 ft. (19.5 m)
Box
Louvered
54 ft. (16.5 m)
4" (102 mm) Diameter Exhaust Hoods
44 ft. (13.4 m)
35 ft. (10.7 m)
27 ft. (8.2 m)
Box Hood and Louvered Style
64 ft. (19.5 m)
Box Hood and Louvered Style
Box Hood and Louvered Style
54 ft. (16.5 m)
36 ft. (11.0 m)
44 ft. (13.4 m)
64 ft. (19.5 m)
31 ft. (9.4 m)
35 ft. (10.7 m)
54 ft. (16.5 m)
27 ft. (8.2 m)
27 ft. (8.2 m)
44 ft. (13.4 m)
25 ft. (7.6 m)
35 ft. (10.7 m)
23 ft. (7.0 m)
27 ft. (8.2 m)
Box Hood and Louvered Style
36 ft. (11.0 m)
Box Hood and Louvered Style
31 ft. (9.4 m)
27 ft. (8.2 m)
36 ft. (11.0 m)
25 ft. (7.6 m)
31 ft. (9.4 m)
23 ft. (7.0 m)
27 ft. (8.2 m)
25 ft. (7.6 m)
23 ft. (7.0 m)
Angled Hood Style
58 ft. (17.7 m)
2
" (63.5 mm) Angled
1
48 ft. (14.6 m)
2
38 ft. (11.6 m)
29 ft. (8.8 m)
21 ft. (6.4 m)
Angled Hood Style
58 ft. (17.7 m)
Angled Hood Style
Angled Hood Style
48 ft. (14.6 m)
28 ft. (8.5 m)
38 ft. (11.6 m)
58 ft. (17.7 m)
23 ft. (7.0 m)
29 ft. (8.8 m)
48 ft. (14.6 m)
19 ft. (5.8 m)
21 ft. (6.4 m)
38 ft. (11.6 m)
17 ft. (5.2 m)
29 ft. (8.8 m)
15 ft. (4.6 m)
21 ft. (6.4 m)
Angled Hood Style
28 ft. (8.5 m)
Angled Hood Style
23 ft. (7.0 m)
19 ft. (5.8 m)
28 ft. (8.5 m)
17 ft. (5.2 m)
23 ft. (7.0 m)
15 ft. (4.6 m)
19 ft. (5.8 m)
17 ft. (5.2 m)
15 ft. (4.6 m)

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