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Determine Vent Length - KitchenAid 3397629 Installation Instructions Manual

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Dura Safe'" venting
products
are recommended
and are available
from
your
dealer.
Four-inch
diameter
vent must be used.
Use a heavy metal vent. Do Not use plastic or metal
foil vent.
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Do Not use non-metal flexible vent, or exhaust
hoods with magnetic latches.
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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.
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 air flow.
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 object that may be in the path
of the exhaust (such as flowers,
rocks or bushes, etc.).
32
12" min
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 vinyl or metallized
plastic 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.
!-wall
outside
enclosed
area
skirting
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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 do so can result in death or fire.
Important: Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
It is recommended
that you exhaust your dryer to
the outside for best performance.
Moisture and lint
indoors may cause:
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Lint to gather around the dryer where it can be fuel
for a fire.
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Moisture damage to woodwork,
furniture,
paint,
wallpaper,
carpet, etc.
Housecleaning
problems and health problems.
The dryer must be exhausted
outside.
If dryer is exhausted through the floor and the area
under the mobile home is enclosed, the exhaust
system must terminate
outside the enclosure area.
Plan the exhaust vent installation
Route the vent
The exhaust
outlet
is located at 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.
Typical
installations
exhaust
from
the
rear of the dryer.
straight
back /
t
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.
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much
room as possible. Bend vent gradually to avoid
kinking.
Determine vent length
The maximum
length
of the exhaust system depends
upon:
offset
This dryer
may be converted
to exhaust
out the right
or left side or through
the bottom.
To convert the dryer, the following
kits are available
from your dealer:
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the type of vent (rigid or flexible metal).
. the number of elbows used.
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side or bottom exhaust. Side or bottom exhaust
adds a 90" turn inside the dryer. To determine
maximum
exhaust length, add one 90" turn to the
chart.
Exhaust Kit No. 279818 (white)
Exhaust Kit No. 279819 (almond)
Follow the instructions
in the kit to avoid
operational
and personal hazards.
1. See the exhaust vent length chart that matches
your type hood for the maximum
vent lengths you
can use.
Typical
installations
for left or
right side
exhausting.
exhausting.
Panel B
Preferred
-
exhaust air flow
better
2
44 ft.
27 ft.
3
35 ft.
25 ft.
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4
27 ft.
23 ft.
Acceptable
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Maximum
length
of
4" diameter
metal vent
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Number
of
1
Rigid
Flexible
1
90" elbows
90" elbows
0 0
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
(fully extended)
(fully extended)
58 ft.
28 ft.
28 ft.
48 ft.
23 ft.
23 ft.
38 ft.
19ft.
19ft.
29 29 ft. ft.
17ft.
17ft.
21 21 ft. ft.
15ft.
15ft.
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.
The maximum
length
usin
a 2" x 6" rectangular
vent with 2 elbows
and a 9 -l/2"
exhaust hood is
8 ft.
2. Determine
the number of elbows you will need.
3. In 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 as the number of
elbows.
4. Determine
the number of 4" clamps you will need.
For exhaust
systems not covered
by exhaust vent
length
charts (such as multiple unit hookups,
plenums, and power-assist fans), see Service
Manual, Part No, 603197. (To purchase the Service
Manual, see your Use and Care Guide for a toll-free
telephone
number.)

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