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Dryer Venting Requirements - Whirlpool W10184585B Installation Instructions Manual

Commercial stacked dryer gas (120-volt, 60-hz) or electric (120/140-volt; 60-hz)
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DRYER VENTING REQUIREMENTS
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent,
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to folow
these instructions can result in death
or fire,
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
of a building. Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for
exhausting.
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4" (102 mm) heavy, metal exhaust
vent
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Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy, metal exhaust vent and clamps
may be used.
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Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent:
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Recommended
for best drying performance
and to avoid
crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent: (Acceptable only if accessible to clean)
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Must be fully extended and supported
in final dryer
location.
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Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result
in reduced airflow and poor performance.
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Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.
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The total length should not exceed 73/4 ft. (2.4 m).
NOTE: If using an existing vent system, clean lint from entire
length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not
plugged with lint. Replace plastic or metal foil vents with rigid
metal or flexible metal vents. Review "Vent System Chart" and
if necessary, modify existing vent system to achieve best drying
performance.
Elbows:
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45 ° elbows provide better airflow than 90 ° elbows.
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Clamps:
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Use clamps to seal all joints.
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Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws
or other fastening devices that extend into interior
of duct and catch lint. Do not use duct tape.
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.
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