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Venting The Dryer - Kenmore 796.8156 Series Use & Care Manual

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VENTING THE DRYER

IMPORTANT!
CHECK YOUR EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR PROBLEMS
The most common cause of dryer problems is poor
exhaust venting. Before installing your new dryer,
check the items listed below to make sure you get the
best possible performance. This can save you time and
money by reducing cycle times and increasing energy
effi ciency.
• DIRTY OR DAMAGED EXHAUST DUCTS. Lint builds
up in exhaust ducts over time. This decreases the
airfl ow and makes the dryer work harder. Visually
inspect your ducts from both ends and have them
cleaned if they have not been cleaned recently.
• WRONG VENT MATERIAL. Check your vent to make
sure it is rigid or semi-rigid metal ducting. If your
venting is plastic or fl exible foil, have it replaced
before using the dryer.
Using the DUCT LENGTH CHART (below)
Find your vent hood type in the chart below.
1
Select the row that matches the number of elbows in your dryer duct run.
2
Look to the right of the elbow number for the maximum duct length for your installation. Longer duct length will result
3
in reduced drying performance, longer dry times and increased energy consumption. Extremely long ducts can even
shorten the life of the dryer.
DO NOT exceed the maximum length for the vent hood type and number of elbows used.
Vent Hood Type
Recommended
4"
(10.2 cm )
Only for Short-Run Installations
2
"
1/2
(6.35 cm )
NOTE:
Deduct 6 ft. (1.8 m) for each additional elbow. Using more than four 90° elbows is not recommended.
Treat two 45° elbows as one 90° elbow.
One elbow of 45° or less by itself can be ignored.
Number of 90°
Elbows
4"
(10.2 cm )
• RESTRICTED OR DAMAGED VENT HOOD. Check
your vent hood outside. It must be clean and free of lint
buildup. Check the damper and make sure it opens fully
and easily.
• EXCESSIVELY LONG VENT. Measure the length of your
exhaust system and count the elbows. Use the chart
below to see if your duct is too long. If it is too long,
have the duct routed to another location that is within
the venting guidelines.
• DO NOT USE PLASTIC OR FOIL VENTING. The
transition duct from your dryer to the wall must be rigid
or semi-rigid metal ducting. If your old transition duct is
plastic or foil, REPLACE IT with semi-rigid metal ducting.
Maximum length of 4" (10.2 cm )
diameter rigid metal duct
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
2
3
4
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
65 feet (19.8 m)
55 feet (16.8 m)
47 feet (14.3 m)
36 feet ( 11.0 m )
28 feet (8.5 m)
55 feet (16.8 m)
47 feet (14.3 m)
41 feet (12.5 m)
30 feet (9.1 m)
22 feet (6.7 m)

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