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Install Vent System; Level Laundry Center; Connect Vent - Kenmore 8873 - 24 in. Space Saver Laundry Center Use And Care Manual

24-1nch wide1120-volt laundry center washer- electric dryer
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Determine vent length.
The maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon:
The type of vent (rigid metal or flexible metal).
The number of elbows used.
Type of hood.
hood styles are shown here.
(1o.2 cm)
1, Louvered hood style
2. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable.
See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood
type for the maximum vent lengths you can use.
Exhaust systems longer than specified will:
Shorten the life of the dryer.
Reduce performance,
resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
Determine the number of elbows you will need.
IMPORTANT: Do not use vent runs longer than those
in the Vent Length Chart.
The following Vent Length Chart helps you determine your
maximum vent length based on the number of 90 ° turns or
elbows you will need and the type of vent (rigid metal or
flexible metal) and hood that you will use.
Vent Length Chart
Type of Vent
Box or
90 ° turns
or elbows
Rigid metal
34 ft (12.2 m)
29 ft (10.7 m)
Flexible metal
21 ft (7.6 m)
16 ft
(6.1 m)
Rigid metal
24 ft (9.7 m)
20 ft (8.2 m)
Flexible metal
15 ft (6.4 m)
10 ft (4.9 m)
Rigid metal
14 ft (7.3 m)
12 ft (5.8 m)
Flexible metal
7 ft (4.6 m)
2 ft (3.0 m)
NOTE: Side exhaust adds a 90 ° turn inside the laundry center. To
determine maximum exhaust length, add 1 90 ° turn to the chart.
1. (Optional) Put on safety glasses and gloves.
Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound
to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
3. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible
(see "Determine Vent Length"). Avoid 90 ° turns. Use duct
tape to seal all joints.
Properly leveling your laundry center prevents excessive noise
and vibration.
1. Check the levelness of the laundry center by placing a level
on the top edge of the washer, first side-to-side,
then front-
If the laundry center is not level, prop up the front with a
wood block and adjust the feet up or down as necessary.
Remove wood block and lower laundry center. Repeat this
step until the laundry center is level.
1. Using a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet
in laundry center. If connecting to existing vent, make sure
the vent is clean. The vent must fit over the exhaust outlet
and inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured
to exhaust hood with a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp.
Move laundry center into final position. Do not crush or kink
vent. Make sure laundry center is level.


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