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Drain Requirements; Exhaust System Requirements - Kenmore 7972 - 700 7.5 cu. Ft. Capacity Gas Dryer Installation Instructions Manual

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DRAIN REQUIREMENTS
1. Drain capable of eliminating
17 gals. per minute.
2. A standpipe diameter of 1¼ inches (3.18 cm) minimum.
3. The standpipe height above the floor should be:
Minimum
height: 33 inches (83.82 cm)
Maximum height: 96 inches (244 cm)
--T--
33" Min.
(83.82cm)
f
96"Max.
(244 cm)
NOTE:
For installations
requiring
a longer drain hose, have a qualified
technician
install a longer
hose, PIN 134049201,
available
from
an
authorized
parts distributor.
For drain
systems
in the floor,
install a
siphon
break kit, available
from your local hardware
store.
EXHAUST SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Use only 4 inch (10.16
cm) diameter
(minimum)
rigid or flexible
metal
duct and
approved
vent
hood
which
has a swing-out
damper(s)
that opens
when
the dryer is in operation.
When
the
dryer stops, the damper(s)
automatically
closes to prevent
drafts
and the entrance
of insects and rodents.
To avoid restricting
the
outlet,
maintain
a minimum
of
12 inches
(38,5
cm) clearance
between
the
vent
hood
and
the
ground
or
any
other
obstruction.
The following
are specific
requirements
for proper
and safe operation
of your
laundry
center.
Failure to follow
these
instructions
can create
excessive drying
times and fire hazards.
Do not use plastic
flexible
duct
or metal
foil
to
exhaust
the dryer.
Excessive
lint
can build
up inside
the exhaust
system
and create
a fire hazard
and restrict
air flow.
Restricted
air
flow will increase
drying
times. If your present
system is made up of
plastic duct or metal foil duct, _lace
it with
a rigid or flexible
metal
d uct. Ensure the present
duct is free of any lint prior to installing
laundry
center
dryer duct.
If the dryer
is not exhausted
outdoors
some fine
lint will be expelled
into the laundry
area. An accumulation
of lint in
any area of the home can create a health and fire hazard.
The dryer
exhaust
system
MUST
be exhausted
to the
outside
of
the
dwelling!
Do not allow
combustible
materials
(for example:
clothing,draperies/curtains,
paper)
to come
in contact
with
the
exhaust
system. The dryer MUST NOT be exhausted
into a chimney,
a wall,
a ceiling,
or any concealed
space of a building
which
can
accumulate
lint, resulting
in a fire hazard.
Do not exceed the length of duct pipe or number
of
elbows
allowed
in the"
EXHAUST
DUCT LENGTHS"
chart.
Lint can
accumulate
in the system,
plugging
the system
and creating
a fire
hazard,
as well as increasing
drying
times.
_Do
not
the exhaust
ends of the vent
screen
system,
nor use any screws or rivets to assemble
the exhaust
system. Lint can
become
caught
in the screen,
on the screws or rivets, clogging
the
exhaust
system and creating
a fire hazard as well as increasing
drying
times.
Use an approved
vent
hood
to terminate
the duct outdoors,
and seal all joints
with
duct tape.
All male duct pipe fittings
MUST
be installed
downstream
with
the flow
of air.
3
Explosion hazard, Do not install the laundry center
where gasoline or other flammables are kept or stored.If the laundry
center is installed in a garage, it must be a minimum of 18 inches
(45.7 cm) above the floor. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
fire or burns. The exhaust system back pressure MUST not exceed
0.6 inches (1.52 cm) of water column, measured with an inclined
manometer
at the point the exhaust connects to the dryer.
The
exhaust system should be inspected and cleaned a minimum
of
every two years with normal usage. The more the dryer is used, the
more often you should check the exhaust system and vent hood for
proper operation.
The maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon the type
of duct used, number of elbows and type of exhaust hood.
The maximum
length
for both rigid and flexible
duct is shown
in the
chart below.
Number
of 90 °
Turns
0
1
2
3
0
1
2
3
EXHAUST DUCT LENGTHS
EXHAUST HOOD TYPE
(10.2 CM)
Louvered
(635 CM)
MAXIMUM
LENGTH OF 4-INCH (10.2 CM)
DIAMETER RIGID METAL DUCT
56 ft. (17.07 m)
42 ft. (12.8 m)
46 ft. (14.02 m)
36 ft. (10.97 m)
34 ft. (10.36 m)
28 ft. (8.53 m)
32 ft. (9.75 rn)
18 ft. (5.48 m)
MAXIMUM
LENGTH OF 4-INCH (10.2 CM)
DIAMETER FLEXIBLE METAL DUCT
30 ft. (9.14 m)
22 ft. (6.7 rn)
16 ft. (4.88 m)
10 ft. (3.05 m)
22 ft. (6.7 m)
14 ft. (4.27 rn)
10 ft. (3.05 m)
5 ft. (1.5 m)
The laundry center may be exhausted four (4) ways with rear flush
installation:
1. Straight
back
2. Down (8 inch [20.32 cm] length of 4 inch [10.16 cm] rigid duct
and 1 elbow down)
3. Left (8 inch [20.32 cm] length of 4 inch [10.16 cm] rigid duct, 1
elbowdown
and 1 elbow left)
4. Right (8 inch [20.32 cm] length of 4 inch [10.16 cm] rigid duct, 1
elbowdown
and 1 elbow right)
To exhaust
up, add an 11 inch (27.94
cm) length
of standard
4 inch
(10.16 cm) diameter
duct and a 90 ° elbow. The unit will be positioned
about
41/2 inches
(11.43
cm) away
from
the wall
(flush
to wall
exhausting
may be done by going
below
the dryer then sideways).
An exhaust
hood
positioned
to line up with
the dryer exhaust
can be
installed
directly
through
the outside
wall. To exhaust
to the side or
down,
add an 8 inch (20.32 cm) length of standard
4 inch (10.16 cm)
diameter
duct and a 90 ° elbow.

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