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Kenmore Clothes Dryer Installation And Owner's Manual page 10

Coin-operated commercial electric dryer
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Useducttapeto sealalljoints.Donotusescrews to
secure vent.Lintmaycatchonscrews.
Use4-inch diameter h eavy metalorflexiblemetal v ent.
Donotkinkor crushflexiblemetal v ent.It mustbefully
extended to allowadequate exhaust airto flow.Check
ventafterinstallation.
Theexhaust v entcanberoutedup,down,left,right, o r
straight o utthebackofthe dryer. S pace requirements
arelistedlaterinthissection.
Usethestraightest pathpossible whenrouting the
exhaust v ent.Usethefewest n umber o felbowsand
turns.Allowas muchroomas possible whenusing
elbows or making turns.Bendventgradually toavoid
kinking. R emove excess flexible venttoavoidsagging
andkinking thatmayresultin reduced airflow.
Good
Exhaust airflow
Maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon
the type of vent used, number of elbows, and the type
of exhaust hood. The maximum length for both heavy
and flexible metal vent is shown in the chart following.
See figure 1 for exhaust outlet location (at rear of
the dryer) and dimensions. Minimum side and rear
clearances appear on model and rating plate on back
of dryer.
Determining
vent length
The maximum length of the exhaust system depends
upon:
• The type of vent (heavy or flexible metal).
• The number of elbows (90 ° turns) used.
To determine maximum vent length:
1. See the Exhaust Hood Type chart that matches your
type hood for the maximum vent lengths you can use.
Do not use vent runs longer than
specified
in exhaust
vent length chart,
Exhaust systems longer than specified will:
• Shorten the life of the dryer.
• Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying
times and increased energy usage.
2. Determine the number of elbows you will need.
3. In the column listing the type of metal vent you are
using (heavy or flexible), find the maximum length of
metal vent on the same line as the number of elbows.
EXHAUST HOOD TYPE
Numberof
_
"_
_-_
90° Turns
Maximum length of 4-inch diameter heavy metal vent.
0
64 ft.
64 ft.
58 ft.
1
54 ft.
54 ft.
48 ft.
2
44 ft.
44 ft.
38 ft.
3
35 ft.
35 ft.
29 ft.
4
27 ft.
27 ft.
21 ft.
Maximum length of 4-inch diameter flexible metal vent.
0
36 ft.
36 ft.
28 ft.
1
31 ft.
31 ft.
23 ft.
2
27ft.
27ft.
19ft.
3
25ft.
25ft.
17ft.
4
23ft.
23ft.
15ft.
NOTE: Check periodically to ensure that the outside
exhaust hood is not blocked.
Exhaust Outlet
Location
(Rear of Dryer)
4'¸ DFa
,
FIGURE 1
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