WARNING - Improper c onnection o ftheequipment-
grounding conductor canresult i n a riskof electric shock.
Check witha qualified electrician o r serviceman i f you
arein doubtasto whether t heappliance is properly
grounded. Donotmodify theplugprovided withthe
appliance - if it willnotfit theoutlet,havea proper outlet
installed bya qualified electrician.
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The dryer must be properly installed and vented to
achieve maximum drying efficiency. Install the dryer in a
well-ventilated room where the temperature
above 45°R If the dryer is not properly installed and
vented, it will not be covered under the warranty.
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting will be
paid for by the customer, whether it was a paid installa-
tion or self-installed. For paid installation, call the
company that installed the vent for adjustment.
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or fire.
The dryer must be exhausted outdoors.
• Do not exhaust dryer into any gas vent, a chimney, a
wall, a ceiling, or a concealed space of a building.
• The diameter of the heavy metal vent must be
• Do not use an exhausted hood with a magnetic latch.
If using an existing exhaust system, remove lint. Make
sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint.
• Disconnect vent from the dryer and clean one section
at a time until you reach the exhaust hood.
• Use the hose attachment on your vacuum, or a pole
with a feather duster or rag attached, to clean out lint.
• Be sure the flapper on the outside end of vent moves
• When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow these
Installation Instructions for final product check.
Use duct tape to seal all joints. Do not use screws to
secure vent. Lint may catch on screws.
Use 4-inch diameter heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
Do not kink or crush flexible metal vent. It must be fully
extended to allow adequate exhaust air to flow. Check
vent after installation.
The exhaust vent can be routed up, down, left, right, or
straight out the back of the dryer. Space requirements
are listed later in this section, page 13.
Use the straightest path possible when routing the
exhaust vent. Use the fewest number of elbows and
turns. Allow as much room as possible when using
elbows or making turns. Bend vent gradually to avoid
kinking. Remove excess flexible vent to avoid sagging
and kinking that may result in reduced airflow.
Side or bottom exhaust
A clean-out cover should be located on the main exhaust
vent for periodically cleaning the exhaust system. An
exhaust hood should cap the exhaust vent to prevent
exhausted air from returning into dryer. The outlet of the
hood must be at least 12 inches from the ground or any
object that may be in the path of the exhaust.
- 12-inch minimum
A 4-inch outlet exhaust hood is preferred. However, a
2½ inch outlet exhaust hood may be used. A 2½ inch
outlet creates a greater back pressure than other hood
types. Smaller hoods increase drying time. For