Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Three close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer's instructions provided with the vent
A. Loop system with standard elbows
B. Loop system with one offset and one standard elbow
C. Vent system with one periscope (2" [51 mm] clearance)
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations
are available for purchase. Please reference the "Assistance or
Service" section of the Washer/Dryer User Instructions.
Part Number 4396028
Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 mm) to 18" (457 mm) mismatch
Part Number 4396011 - 18" (457 mm) to 29" (737 mm)
Part Number 4396014 - 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
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Use the fewest 90° turns possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying
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
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 exhaust installations add a 90º turn inside the dryer.
To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90º turn to the
Type of Vent
43 ft (13.1 m)
36 ft (11.0 m)
33 ft (10.1 m)
26 ft (7.9 m)
23 ft (7.0 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)