Recommended hood styles are shown here.
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable.
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground
or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper,
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
Plan Vent System
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows
D. Exhaust hood
H. Exhaust outlet
Standard exhaust installation with rigid metal or flexible
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one
B. Periscope installation
C. Rear exhaust installation to left or right side
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate
installations are available for purchase. Please see the
"Assistance or Service" section to order.
Part Number 4396028
Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) mismatch
Part Number 4396011 - 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm)
Part Number 4396014 - 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (127 cm)
Rear exhaust installation to left or right side:
Part Number 8212504
Special provisions for mobile home installations
The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible
portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate
beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside.