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Venting Requirements - Whirlpool W10120482A Installation Instructions Manual

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Supply line requirements:
Provide a rigid gas supply line to the dryer location. It should be
minimum 12.5 mm (1/2"
ID. When acceptable to the gas
supplier and local codes, 10 mm (3/8") ID rigid supply line may
be used for lengths under 6.1 m (20'). Pipe-joint compounds
resistant to the action of L.P gas must be used.
Gas connection to the dryer itself should be made by means of a
flexible gas hose suitable for the appliance and gas category in
accordance with national installation regulations. If in doubt,
contact the gas supplier. It should be minimum 10 mm (3/8") ID.
A means of restraint should be used between the appliance and
the wall to prevent straining of the rigid gas supply when the
appliance is moved. An appropriate length of chain and a wall
hook is recommended.
The dryer gas inlet connection is a 10 mm (3/8") NPT thread. An
adapter is supplied for conversion to standard ISO.228-1 thread
10mm (3/8" BSP).
Check for leaks by using an approved noncorrosive leak-
detection solution. Bubbles will show a leak. Correct any leak
found. A pressure measurement tapping is provided on the gas
valve within the dryer, accessible after removal of the lower front
The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
system during any pressure testing of that system.

Venting Requirements

Fire Hazard
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
or fire.
To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
The dryer vent must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, or a concealed space of a building, or
any other vent used for venting.
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or
10 cm (4") heavy metal vent and clamps must be used.
Use clamps to seal all joints. Vent must not be connected or
secured with screws or other fastening devices which extend
into the interior of the vent. Do not use duct tape.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when
the dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent
to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow
and poor performance.
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and
insects from entering the home or business.
Exhaust hood must be at least 30.5 cm (12") from the ground or
any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes).


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