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
To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, 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. Only
rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for exhausting.
If this is a new vent system
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be
used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended.
4" (102 mm) 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
Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and
Flexible metal vent
Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for
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
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or
The total length of flexible metal vent should not exceed
ft (2.4 m).
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
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 and catch lint. Do not use duct tape.
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" (305 mm) 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.