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Install Vent System; Connect Vent - Whirlpool 8565592B Use And Care Manual

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Determine vent path
Select the route that will provide the straightest and most
direct path outdoors.
Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Use the fewest 90° turns possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance
Use the following Vent system chart to determine type of vent
material and hood combinations acceptable to use.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in
the Vent system chart. Exhaust systems longer than those
specified will:
Shorten the life of the dryer.
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will
help to achieve the best drying performance.
Vent system chart
Number of
Type of vent
90º turns
or elbows
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
Box or
90 ft (27.4 m)
80 ft (24.4 m)
64 ft (19.5 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
80 ft (24.4 m)
70 ft (21.3 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
52 ft (15.8 m)
70 ft (21.3 m)
60 ft (18.3 m)
50 ft (15.2 m)
42 ft (12.8 m)

Install Vent System

1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See "Determine vent path" in "Plan Vent System." Avoid 90º
turns. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape,
screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior
of the vent to secure vent.

Connect Vent

Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
1. To protect the floor, use a large, flat piece of cardboard from
the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire bottom of
the dryer.
2. Slide the dryer on the cardboard until it is close to its final
location. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.
3. Using the coupling supplied with the dryer, connect the
exhaust vent to the coupling and secure with a 4" (10.2 cm)
vent clamp. See illustration below.
A. Coupling
B. Vent clamp
C. Vent coupler
D. Vent clamp
E. Rigid or flexible metal vent
If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean.
4. Turn the coupling and exhaust vent assembly
counterclockwise in the exhaust hole on the back of the
5. Make sure the exhaust vent is placed inside the exhaust hood
and then secured to the exhaust hood with a 4" (10.2 cm)
vent clamp.
6. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent.

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