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Venting Requirements - Whirlpool  GXW6530DXS Installation Instructions And Use & Care Manual

30" (76.2 cm) and 36" (91.4 cm) wall-mount canopy range hood
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" (43.7 cm)
*For non-vented (recirculating) installations
**For vented installations
Cabinet Dimensions
10" (25.4 cm) min.
13" (33.0 cm) max.
" (24.1 cm)
10" (25.4 cm) min.
13" (33.0 cm) max.
30" (76.2 cm) or
36" (91.4 cm)
bottom of
to cooking
*For non-vented (recirculating) installations
Minimum distance "X": 24" (61.0 cm) from electric cooking
Minimum distance "X": 27" (68.6 cm) from gas cooking
Suggested maximum distance "X": 36" (91.4 cm)
For vented installations, the chimneys can be adjusted for
ceilings between 7' 4" (2.25 m) and 9' 5" (2.87 m) with vent slots
not showing and between 7' 4" (2.25 m) and 9' 9" (2.97 m) with
the vent slots showing.
For non-vented (recirculating) installations, the chimneys can be
adjusted for ceilings between 7' 4" (2.24 m) and 9' 9" (2.97 m).
*NOTE: The range hood chimneys are adjustable and designed
to meet varying ceiling or soffit heights depending on the
distance "X" between the bottom of the range hood and the
cooking surface. For higher ceilings, a Stainless Steel Chimney
Extension Kit Part Number W10294735 is available from your
dealer or an authorized parts distributor. The chimney extension
replaces the upper chimney shipped with the range hood.
**27 " (68.9 cm) min.
**41 " (104.5 cm) max.
*27 " (68.9 cm) min.
*45 " (115.6 cm) max.
2" (5.1 cm) min.
9" (22.9 cm) min.*
Vent and power
supply cable
entry location
20" (50.8 cm)* min.
Cooking surface

Venting Requirements

(vented models only)
Vent system must terminate to the outdoors, except for non-
vented (recirculating) installations.
Do not terminate the vent system in an attic or other enclosed
Do not use 4" (10.2 cm) laundry-type wall cap.
Use metal vent only. Rigid metal vent is recommended.
Plastic or metal foil vent is not recommended.
The length of vent system and number of elbows should be
kept to a minimum to provide efficient performance.
For the most efficient and quiet operation:
Use no more than three 90° elbows.
Make sure there is a minimum of 24" (61 cm) of straight vent
between the elbows if more than 1 elbow is used.
Do not install 2 elbows together.
Use clamps to seal all joints in the vent system.
The vent system must have a damper. If the roof or wall cap
has a damper, do not use the damper supplied with the range
Use caulking to seal exterior wall or roof opening around the
The size of the vent should be uniform.
Cold Weather Installations
An additional back draft damper should be installed to minimize
backward cold air flow and a thermal break should be installed to
minimize conduction of outside temperatures as part of the vent
system. The damper should be on the cold air side of the thermal
The break should be as close as possible to where the vent
system enters the heated portion of the house.
Makeup Air
Local building codes may require the use of makeup air systems
when using ventilation systems greater than specified CFM of air
movement. The specified CFM varies from locale to locale.
Consult your HVAC professional for specific requirements in your
Venting Methods
This canopy hood is factory set for venting through the roof or
A 6" (15.2 cm) round vent system is needed for installation (not
included). The hood exhaust opening is 6" (15.2 cm) round.
NOTE: Flexible vent is not recommended. Flexible vent creates
back pressure and air turbulence that greatly reduce
Vent system can terminate either through the roof or wall. To vent
through a wall, a 90° elbow is needed.
Rear discharge
A 90° elbow may be installed immediately above the hood.



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