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Plan Vent System - Whirlpool 3LWED5500 Installation Instructions Manual

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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.
Only a 102 mm (4") heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps
may be used. Do not install metal vent that is smaller than
102 mm (4") in diameter.
Do not use plastic, non-metal, or metal foil vent
Rigid metal vent
Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid
crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent:
(Acceptable only if accessible to clean)
Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location.
Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging
and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor
performance.
Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.
The total length should not exceed 2.4 m (7
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.
Exhaust hoods:
Recommended Styles:
Louvered Hood
Acceptable Style:
Angled Hood
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 305 mm (12") from the ground
or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks, bushes, or snow line, etc.).
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
10
102 mm
(4")
/
ft.).
3
4
Box Hood
Elbows:
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
Good
Clamps:
Use clamps to seal all joints.
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.
Vent products can be purchased from your dealer. For more
information, see "Assistance or Service" section in your "Use and
Care Guide."

PLAN VENT SYSTEM

The design of the flue system should ensure that any condensate
formed when operating the appliance from cold, is either retained
and subsequently evaporated or discharged. Following these
installation instructions should adequately meet this requirement.
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
Better
B
C
D
E
F
G
B
H

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