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Venting Requirements - Whirlpool 4GWED5500 Installation Instructions Manual

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2.
Screw in leveling legs
diamond
marking
Examine leveling legs, find diamond marking. Screw legs into
leg holes by hand, use a wrench to finish turning legs until
diamond marking is no longer visible.
Now stand the dryer on its feet. Slide the dryer until it is
close to its final location. Leave enough room for electrical
connection and to connect the exhaust vent.

VENTING REQUIREMENTS

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.
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.
NOTE:
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:
Elbows:
Clamps:
102 mm
(4")
Vent products can be purchased from your dealer. For more
information, see "Assistance or Service" section in your "Use
and Care Guide."
Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.
The total length should not exceed 2.4 m (7¾ ft.).
If using an existing vent system, clean lint from entire
Must be at least 305 mm (12") from ground or any object that
may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or
snow).
Recommended Styles:
Louvered Hood
Acceptable Style:
Angled Hood
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
Good
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.
Box Hood
Better
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