Exhaust System Connections
Requirements and Instructions
1. Do not use plastic flexible duct to exhaustthe dryer. Excessive lint can build up
inside system and create a fire hazard and restrict air flow. Restricted airexhaust
flow will increase dryer times. If your present system is made up of plastic duct or
metal foil duct, replace it with a rigid or flexible metal duct. Ensure present duct
is free of any lint prior to installing dryer duct.
2. If the dryer is not exhausted out doors, some fine lint will be expelled
into the laundry area. An accumulation of lint in any area of the home can
create a health and fire hazard. To reduce risk of fire, dryer MUST BE
3. Do not allow combustible material (for example: clothing,
draperies/curtains, paper) to come in contact with venting system. The dryer
must not be exhausted into a chimney, a wall, a ceiling, or any concealed space
of a building which can accumulate lint, resulting in a fire hazard.
4. Exceeding the length of duct pipe or number of elbows allowed in
the "Maximum Length" charts can cause an accumulation of lint in
the exhaust system. Plugging the system could create a fire hazard,
as well as increase drying times.
5. Do not screen the exhaust ends of the vent system, nor use any screws
or rivets to assemble the exhaust system. Lint can become caught in the screen,
on the screws or rivets, clogging the duct work and creating a fire hazard as well
as increasing drying times. Use an approved vent hood to terminate the duct out-
doors, and seal all joints with duct tape. All male duct pipe fittings must be
installed downstream with the flow of air.
Do not install the dryer where gasoline or other flammables are kept or stored.
If the dryer is installed in a garage, it must be minimum of 18 inches (45.7 cm)
above the floor. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, fire or burns.