Plan Vent System; Install Vent System - Whirlpool W10151595B Use & Care Manual

240-volt electric compact dryer
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Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.

Plan Vent System

Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
A. Exhaust hood
B. Flexible metal or rigid metal vent
C. Elbow
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 offset elbow)
B. Periscope installation
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate
installations are available for purchase. For information on
ordering, see "Assistance or Service."
Over-the-Top Installation:
Part Number 4396028
Periscope Installation (for use with dryer vent to wall vent
Part Number 4396037 - for mismatch of 0" (0 mm) to
18" (457 mm)
Part Number 4396011 - for mismatch of 18" (457 mm) to
29" (737 mm)
Part Number 4396014 - for mismatch of 29" (737 mm) to
50" (1.27 m)
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.
Determine vent path
Select the route that will provide the straightest and most
direct path outdoors.
Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Use the fewest 90° turns possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance
Use the Vent system chart below 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
Number of
Type of
90º turns
or elbows
Rigid metal
Rigid metal
Rigid metal

Install Vent System

1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
Box or
36 ft (11 m)
26 ft (7.9 m)
26 ft (7.9 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)
6 ft (1.8 m)


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