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Venting Requirements - Whirlpool W10151595B Use & Care Manual

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Venting Requirements

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, 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
Vent material
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.
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent
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.
The total length of flexible metal vent should not exceed
7¾ ft (2.4 m)
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, because they can catch lint. Do not use duct tape.
Exhaust
Recommended hood styles are shown here.
A
(102 mm)
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable.
4"
(102 mm)
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.).
Better
B
4"
(102 mm)
4"
2½"
(64 mm)
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