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Install Vent System; Install Leveling Legs; Connect Vent; Level Dryer - Whirlpool DUET SPORT W10151580B Use And Care Manual

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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
NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90º turn
inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one
90º turn to the chart.
Number of
Type of
90º turns
vent
or elbows
0
Rigid metal
1
Rigid metal
2
Rigid metal
3
Rigid metal
4
Rigid metal

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" (102 mm) 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 the vent, because they can catch lint.

Install Leveling Legs

WARNING
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 back edge
of the dryer.
Box or
Angled
louvered
hoods
hoods
64 ft (20 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
54 ft (16.5 m)
48 ft (14.6 m)
44 ft (13.4 m)
38 ft (11.6 m)
35 ft (10.7 m)
29 ft (8.8 m)
27 ft (8.2 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel).
Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration.
3. Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.
4. Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to
finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer
visible.
5. Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging under each
of the 2 dryer back corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the
dryer on the corner posts until it is close to its final location.
Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.

Connect Vent

1. Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet
in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is
clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet
and inside the exhaust hood. Check that the vent is secured
to exhaust hood with a 4" (102 mm) clamp.
2. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent.
3. (On gas models) Check that there are no kinks in the flexible
gas line.
4. Once the exhaust vent connection is made, remove the
corner posts and cardboard.

Level Dryer

Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to
side, then front to back.
If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block.
Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again
for levelness.
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