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Venting Requirements - Whirlpool Cabrio W10150626A Use & Care Manual

Fabric care system gas dryer
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Burner Input Requirements:
Elevations above 10,000 ft (3,048 m):
When installed above 10,000 ft (3,048 m) a 4% reduction of
the burner Btu rating shown on the model/serial number plate
is required for each 1,000 ft (305 m) increase in elevation.
Gas Supply Pressure Testing
The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
system during pressure testing at pressures greater than
½ psi.
Dryer Gas Pipe
The gas pipe that comes out through the rear of your dryer
has a
" male pipe thread.
A
A.
" NPT dryer pipe

Venting Requirements

WARNING
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling or a concealed space of a building.
If using an existing vent system
Clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure
exhaust hood is not plugged with lint.
Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid or flexible
heavy metal vent.
Review Vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if
necessary to achieve the best drying performance.
8
2"
(5.1 cm)
"
(1.9 cm)
If this is a new vent system
Vent material
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be
used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended.
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent
DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your
dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For
more information, see the "Assistance or Service" section.
Rigid metal vent
For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are
recommended.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and
kinking.
Flexible metal vent
Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for
cleaning.
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported
when the dryer is in its final location.
Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and
kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor
performance.
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or
floors.
Elbows
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
Good
Clamps
Use clamps to seal all joints.
Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
duct. Do not use duct tape.
4"
10.2 cm
Better
Clamp

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