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Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow there instructions can
result in death or fire,
• DO Not use non-metal
flexible vent or
exhaust hoods with magnetic
latches.
• Metal exhaust vent must be four inches in
diameter•
• Do Not exhaust dryer into a chimney,
furnace, cold air vent, attic or crawl space,
or any other vent used for venting.
• DO Not install flexible vent in enclosed
walls, ceilings or floors•
Important: Observe
all governing codes and
ordinances.
A dryer must be exhausted outdoors.
Moisture and rint indoors may cause:
• Lint to gather around the dryer where it can
de fuel for a fire.
• Moisture damage to woodwork,
furniture,
paint, wallpaper, carpet, etc.
• Housecleaning problems and health problems.
Dura Safe
TM
venting products are
recommended
and are available from your
dealer.
Four-inch diameter vent is required.
Rigid or flexible metal exhaust vent must be
used. Do Not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent is recommended
to prevent
crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and
supported when the dryer is in its final position.
Remove excess flexible vent to avoid sagging
and kinking that may result in reduced airflow.
An exhaust hood should cap the exhaust vent
to prevent rodents and
insects from entering the
home.
Exhaust outlet hood must
--
"_.
be at least 12 inches from
--
the ground or any obiect
--_
that may be in the path of
--
the exhaust (such as flowers,
rocks or bushes, etc.)
If using an existing
exhaust system, clean lint from entire length
of system and make sure exhaust hood is not
plugged with lint, Replace any plastic or metal
foil vent with rigid metal or flexible metal vent.
Use clamps to seal all joints. Do Not use duct
tape, screws or other fastening devices that
extend into the interior of the vent to secure
vent.
Service check: Back pressure in any exhaust
system used must not exceed 0.6 inches in
water column measured with an incline
manometer
at the point that exhaust vent
connects to dryer.
Mobile home installation
requirements
If codes permit, this appliance is suitable for
mobile home installations. The installation of
the dryer must conform to Manufactured
Home Construction
and Safety Standard, Title
24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal
Standard for Mobile Homes Construction
and
Safety, title 24, HUD Part 280) or latest
edition.
The dryer must be exhausted
outside.
wall
floor
elldosed
area
The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to
a non-eombus0ble
portion of the mobile
home structure and must not terminate
beneath the mobile home.
Planthe exhaustvent installation
Route the vent
The exhaust
exhaust
outlet
is located at
outlet
the center of the
_.
_
rear of the dryer.
The exhaust vent can be
routed up, down, left,
right or straight out the
back of the dryer. See
"Recessed area/closet
installation"
section,
Panel A, for general
space requirements.
exhaust air flow
better
ac_
Select
the route
that will provide
the
straightest
and most direct
path outdoors.
Plan the installation
to use the fewest
number
of
elbows
and turns.
Avoid
making
90 o turns.
When
using elbows
or making
turns,
allow as
much
room as possible.
Bend vent gradually
to
avoid kinking.
Determine ventlength
The maximum
length of the exhaust system
depends upon:
-- the type of vent (rigid or flexible metal)•
-- the number of elbows used.
if a combination
of rigid and flexible metal
vent is used,
Do not use vent runs longer than specified in
exhaust vent length charts.
Exhaust systems longer than specified will:
Accumulate
lint creating a potential fire
hazard•
-- Shorten the life of the dryer•
-- Reduce performance,
resulting in longer
drying times and increased energy usage.
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r,
The same length of vent can be used with any
of the three exhaust hoods shown.
Exhaust vent length charts list lengths by type
of vent to be used. Use the chart that matches
your vent type.
When you use
of metal vent...
(_)Determine the number of elbows you will
need.
_)ln the column listing the type of metal vent
you are using (rigid or flexible), find the
maximum length of metal vent on the
same line asthe number of elbows.
_Number
of 90 °
elbows
O
1
2
3
4
$
The_axJmumlem
Maximum
length of Rigid metal vent
fully extended Flexible metal vent
4" dia.
_
4" dia.
rigid
flexible
metal vent
metal vent
120ft
4Oft
11Oft
37ff
100 ft
33 ft
90ft
3Oft
80 ft
27 ft
70 ft
23 ft
Lh ushlg
a 2" x 6" rectangular
vent
with
Z
elbows
and trallSlllolling
into a 2 1/2"
exhaust
hood
Is 8 feel.
When
you
use a combination
of tiaid
and flexible
metal vent...
_)Determine
the number of elbows you'll need.
(_Determine
the length of Flexible metal vent
you'll use. Find the column that has the nearest
number of feet to what you will be using.
_)ln the shaded area of that column find the
maximum length of Rigid metal vent on the
same line as the number of elbows.
Number of
Maximum
length of fully extended
90" elbows
Flexible and Rigid metal vent
_
Length of Flexible metal vent
O'
1-8' 16-I0' 111-15 ' 116-20'121-25'r
0
20 t 1os
9oft 7s t
6oft
1
10ft"
95ft
_Oft ]:d,,S_
,,,SOft
35ff
Length
2
OOft 85_
Yo_
_ft
"I0ft
2_
of
3
90ff
75ft
:,_
45ft
_ft
lSft:
Rigid
"
...................
_
metal
4
80it
6_f_
50ff
3$ft
20ft
_&
vent
s
70f_
$5n
4off
25ff
IOf_
0ft
Example:
_)You
need to use 2 elbows.
(_You
will use 5 feet Flexlble
metal
vent.
_)The
maximum
length
of Rlgld
metal
vent you can use is 85 feet.
Panel B

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