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EXHAUST VENTING RECUIREVENTS
ALL GAS DRYERS
MUST BE VENTED
OUTDOORS
VENTHOOD TYPE
FIRE HAZARD
Number of
k
k
NEVER CONNECT EXHAUST INTO ANY GAS VENT,
90°Turns
IX,
I%
Separated b y
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DUCT, CHIMNEY, WALL, CEILING, A'R'IC, CON-
at least4ff.
FINED OR CONCEALED SPACE, BEDROOM, BATH-
of Straight R un
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4" I_
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ROOM, CLOSET, OR UNDER A BUILDING.
OPENING
OPENING
0
45feet
30 feet
NEVER USE PLASTIC OR OTHER COMBUSTIBLE
DUCTWORK.
1
35 feet
20 feet
2
25 feet
10 feet
MULTIPLE INSTALLATIONS REQUIRE INDIVIDUAL
EXHAUST SYSTEMS.
BOTTOM EXHAUSTING
DRYERS
INSTALLED
IN A
MANUFACTURED
If space permits behind the dryer,a 4"elbow pointed down-
(MOBILE) HOME MUST BE VENTED OUTDOORS.
ward may be used to pass the exhaust system through the
floor. If this is not possible, the dryer may be exhausted
PERIODICALLY CLEAN LINT FROM VENT SYSTEM.
through the bottom as illustratedin FIG. #4. When exhaust-
CLEAN FREQUENTLY IF USING MAXIMUM LENGTH
ing in this manner, the installation should be made accord-
OF VENT.
ingto the followingsteps:
1. Disconnect electric cord.
Exhaustingcan be accomplisheddirectlyfrom the rear of the
2. Raise the top of the dryer by pressing in with a putty knife
cabinet, through right side of the cabinet, or downward
on the top panel retainingclips.See FIG. #2.
through the cabinet base. If yourexistingductworkis plastic,
nonmetal, or combustible, replace it with METAL. Standard
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four inch diameter galvanized or aluminum pipe should be
PPROX.4"
used. DO NOT use any pipe which may be susceptible to
FIG. #2
4J_/'_
rust or COMBUSTION. To avoid catching lint the crippled end
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of each pipe section should face away from the dryer. Do not
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use screws or other fasteners that extend into the exhaust
pipe or duct.
Flexible 4" diameter metal tubing may be used for exhausting
the dryer. However, the convolutions create a greater restric-
tion than pipe and serious blockage can result if the tubing is
3. Remove front panel by removing two 1/4" s crews inside top
bent too sharply. If clearance to the wall is less than 8 inch-
corners of front panel. Disconnect door switch wires.
es, use a 4" sheet metal elbow at the rear of the dryer to
NOTE position of front seal before removing front panel.
avoid a sharp bend in the tubing. Do not use over 8 feet of
flexible metallic tubing between the elbow and the vent hood.
4. Remove the cylinder as follows:
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GROOVED S IDE
VENTHOOD
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FIG. #3
OFBELT DOWN
The use of a vent hood
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on the outside is required.
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IDLER PULLEY
When the dryer stops the damper automaticallycloses to
DRYERFRONT
OF "''"J_\_
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J
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MOTOR
PULLEY
prevent drafts and the entrance of insects and rodents. To
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avoid restrictingthe outlet, maintaina minimum 8 inchclear-
GROOVED
S IDE /
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ance between the hood and the ground or other obstruction.
OFBELT UP
FIG.#1
a. Force idler pulley to the right and remove cylinder belt
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PIPECONNECTION ,._
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from idler and motor pulleys. See FIG. #3.
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b. Lift up and turn cylinder to clear the roller supports.
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c. Lift out of cabinet.
5. Remove tape and screw securing dryer vent pipe.
EXHAUST FLOW
EXHAUST FLOW=
FIG. #4.
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6. Remove the 4" dryer vent pipe and shorten to a suitable
CORRECT
INCORRECT
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length. Length depends on type of elbow purchased.
LENGTH OFVENT
7. Remove knockout from dryer base.
Maximum Lengthof4" RigidDuct
8. Place dryer in position and mark duct location on floor.
Check floorjoist locationbefore sawing hole in floor.

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