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Venting Requirements - Whirlpool W10222387A Installation Instructions Manual

24"(69 cm) electric washer/dryer
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WARNING
Fire Hazard
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
or fire.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, this washer/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. 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 of the
Washer/Dryer User Instructions.
10

Venting Requirements

4"
102 mm
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
7
3
ft (2.4 m).
4
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 and 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
Better
Clamp
B
4"
(102 mm)
4"

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