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Plan Vent System - Whirlpool 8578230 Installation Instructions Manual

27" (69 cm) electric dryer
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An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground
or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint,
wallpaper, carpets, etc.
Housecleaning problems and health problems.

Plan Vent System

Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other
installations are possible.
A
A. Dryer
E. Clamps
B. Elbow
F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
C. Wall
G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows
D. Exhaust hood
H. Exhaust outlet
B
C
D
E
F
G
B
H
Optional exhaust installations
This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left side,
or through the bottom. If you prefer, you may contact your local
dealer to have the dryer converted.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Cover unused exhaust holes with one of the following
kits:
279818 (white)
279819 (almond)
279915 (graphite)
279925 (biscuit)
Contact your local dealer.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, electrical shock, or serious injury.
A
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Left or right side exhaust installation
C. Bottom exhaust installation
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one
offset elbow)
B. Periscope installation
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations
are available for purchase. Please see the "Assistance or Service"
section of the Dryer User Instructions.
Over-the-Top Installation:
Part Number 4396028
B
A
B
C
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