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Exhausting The Dryer - GE GFD14 Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER

WARNING
This dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors.
Use only 4" rigid metal ducting for the home
exhaust duct.
Use only 4" rigid metal, UL-listed flexible
metal, or UL-listed metal foil dryer transition
duct to connect the dryer to the home exhaust.
DO NOT use any plastic to vent the dryer,
this includes the home exhaust duct, dryer
transition duct, or within the dryer.
DO NOT use flexible metal or metal foil ducting
for a home exhaust duct or within the dryer.
DO NOT exhaust into a chimney, kitchen
exhaust, gas vent, wall, ceiling, attic, crawl
space, or concealed space of a building.
DO NOT install a screen in or over the exhaust
duct.
DO NOT install a booster fan in the exhaust duct.
DO NOT use duct longer than specified in the
exhaust length table.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or fire.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS YOU WILL
NEED TO INSTALL EXHAUST DUCT
Phillips-head
screwdriver
Duct tape or
duct clamp
Rigid or UL-listed flexible
metal 4" (10.2 cm) duct
PARTS AVAILABLE FROM
GEAPPLIANCEPARTS.COM OR
LOCAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
PM8X85
Outdoor exhaust hood
PM08X10085 8' Flexible metal clothes dryer transition
duct with 2 clamps
WX08X10130 4" Dryer exhaust clamp
WE49X22606 Rear exhaust opening cover, for side or
bottom vented dryers
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Installation Instructions
- Fire Hazard
Drill with 1/8" drill bit
(for bottom venting)
Hacksaw
Vent
hood
CONNECTING THE DRYER TO
HOUSE VENT
RIGID METAL TRANSITION DUCT
• For best drying performance, a rigid metal transition
duct is recommended.
• Rigid metal transition ducts reduce the risk of
crushing and kinking.
UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL CLOTHES
DRYER TRANSITION DUCT
• If rigid metal cannot be used, then UL-listed flexible
metal clothes dryer transition duct (GE Appliances
part – PM08X10085) can be used.
• Never install transition duct in walls, ceilings, floors
or other enclosed spaces.
• Total length of transition duct should not exceed 8'
(2.4 m).
• For many applications, installing elbows at both
the dryer and the wall is highly recommended (see
illustrations in next section). Elbows allow the dryer
to sit close to the wall without kinking and/or crushing
the transition duct, maximizing drying performance.
• Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL-TYPE)
TRANSITION DUCT
• In special installations, it may be necessary to
connect the dryer to the home exhaust vent
using flexible metal (foil-type) transition duct. UL–
LISTED universal flexible dryer transition duct
(GE Appliances parts – PM8X73 or WX8X73)
may be used ONLY in installations where rigid
metal or flexible metal transition ducting cannot be
used AND where a 4" diameter can be maintained
throughout the entire length of the transition duct.
• In Canada and the United States, only transition
ducts that comply with "UL 2158A STANDARD
FOR CLOTHES DRYER TRANSITION DUCT"
shall be used.
• Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
• For best drying performance:
1. Slide one end of the duct over the clothes
dryer outlet pipe.
2. Secure the duct with a clamp.
3. With the dryer in its permanent position,
extend the duct to its full length. Allow 2"
of duct to overlap the exhaust pipe. Cut off
and remove excess duct. Keep the duct as
straight as possible for maximum airflow.
4. Secure the duct to the exhaust pipe with the
other clamp.
49-3000087 Rev 1

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