Plan Vent System
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installation:
Optional exhaust installations:
This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left
side (all models except WGD71HEW), or through the bottom. If
you prefer, you may contact your local dealer to have the dryer
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Left- or right-side exhaust installation
C. Bottom exhaust installation
Rigid metal or
flexible metal vent
Special provisions for mobile homes:
Exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible
portion of mobile home and must not terminate beneath the
mobile home. Terminate exhaust vent outside.
Determine vent path:
Select route that will provide straightest and most direct
Plan installation to use fewest number of elbows and turns.
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Use as few 90° turns as possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
Use the "Vent System Charts" on the next page to determine
type of vent material and hood combinations acceptable to
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified
in "Vent System Charts."
Exhaust systems longer than those specified will:
Shorten life of dryer.
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times
and increased energy usage.