Determine the number of elbows you will need.
IMPORTANT: Do not use vent runs longer than those
in Vent Length Chart.
In the column listing the type of metal vent you are using
(rigid metal or flexible metal); find the maximum length of
metal vent on the same line as the number of elbows.
Type of Vent
90 ° turns
40 ft (12.2 m)
35 ft (10.7 m)
25 ft (7.6 m)
20 ft (6.1 m)
32 ft (9.7 m)
27 ft (8.2 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)
24 ft (7.3 m)
19 ft (5.6 m)
15 ft (4.6 m)
10 ft (3.0 m)
NOTE: Side exhaust adds a 90 ° turn inside the laundry center. To
determine maximum exhaust length, add 1 90 ° turn to the chart.
Properly leveling your laundry center prevents excessive noise
1. Check the levelness of the laundry center by placing a level
on the top edge of the washer, first side-to-side,
If the laundry center is not level, prop up the front with the
wood block and adjust the feet up or down as necessary.
Remove wood block.
1. (Optional) Put on safety glasses and gloves.
Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound
to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
3. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible
(see "Determine Vent Length"). Avoid 90 ° turns. Use duct
tape to seal all joints.
Tilt the laundry center forward until the rear of the laundry
center is at least 4 in. (10.2 cm) off the floor. You may hear the
rear feet click into place. Lower the laundry
center to the floor. Check the levelness of the laundry center
with a level as shown above.
If laundry center will not level, recheck rear leveling legs for
free movement as described in the "Install Leveling Legs"
section. Repeat until the laundry center is level.
NOTE: It may be necessary to level the dryer again after it is
moved into its final position.
After the laundry center is in the final location and level, use
an adjustable or open-end wrench to turn the nuts on the
front feet tightly against the washer cabinet.
If the nuts are not tight against the washer cabinet, the
laundry center may vibrate.