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Venting; Venting Requirements - Whirlpool W10388777A Installation Instructions Manual

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2.
Screw in leveling legs
Diamond
diamond
marking
marking
Examine leveling legs, find diamond marking. Screw legs into
leg holes by hand, use a wrench to finish turning legs until
diamond marking is no longer visible.
Now stand the dryer on its feet. Slide the dryer until it is
close to its final location. Leave enough room for electrical
connection and to connect the exhaust vent.

vENTING

VENTING REQUIREMENTS

WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
IMPORTANT:
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
of a building. Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for
exhausting.
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent
Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps
may be used.
Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
4"
(102 mm)
Rigid metal vent:
Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid
crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent:
(Acceptable only if accessible to clean)
Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location.
Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may
result in reduced airflow and poor performance.
Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.
The total length should not exceed 7
NOTE:
If using an existing vent system, clean lint from
entire length of the system and make sure exhaust hood
is not plugged with lint. Replace plastic or metal foil vents
with rigid metal or flexible metal vents. Review Vent System
Chart and if necessary, modify existing vent system to
achieve best drying performance.
Exhaust hoods:
Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object
that may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes,
or snow).
Recommended Styles:
Louvered Hood
Acceptable Style:
Angled Hood
Elbows:
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
Recommended Styles:
Good
/
ft. (2.4 m).
3
4
Box Hood
Better
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