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Dryer Venting Requirements - Whirlpool CGM2745FQ Installation Instructions Manual

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WARNING: To reduce the risk of re, 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 exible metal vent shall be used for
exhausting.
4" (102 mm) Heavy, Metal Exhaust Vent
Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy, metal exhaust vent and clamps
may be used.
Do not use plastic 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 nal dryer location.
Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result
in reduced air ow and poor performance.
Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or oors.
The total length should not exceed 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 exible metal vents. Review "Vent System Chart" and,
if necessary, modify existing vent system to achieve best drying
performance.

DRYER VENTING REQUIREMENTS

4"
(102 mm)
3
ft. (2.4 m).
4
Elbows:
45° elbows provide better air ow 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.
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