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Installation Instructions, Exhausting
CONNECTING
THE DRYER TO HOUSE VENT
RIGID METAL TRANSITION
DUCT
* For best drying performance, a rigid metal transition duct is
recommended.
* Rigid metal transitions ducts reduce the risk of crushing and
kinking.
UL-LISTED FLEXIBLEMETAL (SEMI-RIGID} TRANSITION DUCT
* If rigid metal duct cannot be used, then UL-listed flexible metal
(semi-rigid) ducting can be used (Kit WX08X!0077).
Never install flexible metal duct in walls, ceilings, floors or other
enclosed spaces.
Total length of flexible metal duct should not exceed 8 feet
(2.4m).
For many applications, installing elbows at both the dryer and
the wall is highly recommended (see illustrations below). Elbows
allow the dryer to sit close to the wall without kinking and or
crushing the transition duct, maximizing drying performance.
Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
UL-LISTED FLEXIBLEMETAL (FOIL-TYPE)TRANSITION DUCT
* In special installations, it may be necessary to connect the dryer
to the house vent using a flexible metal (foil- type) duct. A
UL-listed flexible metal (foil-type)duct may be used ONLY in
installations where rigid metal or flexible metal (semi-rigid)
ducting cannot be used AND where a 4" diameter can be
maintained throughout the entire length of the transition duct.
In Canada and the United States, only the flexible metal(foil-
type) ducts that comply with the "Outline for Clothes Dryer
Transition Duct Subject 2!58A" shall be used.
Never install flexible metal duct in walls, ceilings, floors or other
enclosed spaces.
Total length of flexible metal duct should not exceed 8 feet
(2.4m).
Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
For best drying performance:
!. Slide one end of the duct over the clothes dryer outlet
pipe.
2. Secure the duct with a clamp.
3. With the dryer in its permanent position, extend the
duct to its full length. Allow 2" of duct to overlap the
exhaust pipe. Cut off and remove excess duct. Keep the
duct as straight as possible for maximum airflow.
4. Secure the duct to the exhaust pipe with the other
clamp.
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
_LBOWS
HIGHLY
Do
EXCESSIVE
EXHAUST_
LENGTH
19-IALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION
If your dryer is approved for installation in an alcove or closet,
it will be stated on a label on the dryer back.
The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See the EXHAUST
INFORMATIONsection.
Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and adjacent
walls or other surfaces is:
0 in. either side
3 in. front and rear
Minimum vertical space from floor to overhead cabinets,
ceiling, etc. is 43 in. without pedestal, 55 in. with pedestal.
Closet doors must be Iouvered or otherwise ventilated and must
contain a minimum of 60 sq. in. of open area equally distributed.
If the closet contains both a washer and a dryer, doors must
contain a minimum of 120 sq. in. of open area equally distributed.
The closet should be vented to the outdoors to prevent gas
pocketing in case of a gas leak in the supply line.
No other fuel-burning appliance shall be installed in the same
closet with the dryen
NOTE: WHEN THE EXHAUST DUCT IS LOCATED AT THE REAROF
THE DRYER,MINIMUM CLEARANCE FROM THE WALL IS 5.5 IN.
[_
BATHROOM OR BEDROOM INSTALLATION
* The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See EXHAUST
INFORMATIONsection 6.
* The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence
of local codes, with the NATIONALFUELGAS CODE,ANSI Z223.
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MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED
HOME
INSTALLATION
* Installation must conform to the MANUFACTUREDHOME
CONSTRUCTION& SAFETYSTANDARD,TITLE24, PART52-80 or,
when such standard is not applicable, with AMERICAN
NATIONAL STANDARDFOR MOBILEHOME, NO.50lB.
* The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors with the termina-
tion securely fastened to the mobile home structure. (See
EXHAUSTINFORMATIONsection 6.)
* The vent MUST NOT be terminated beneath a mobile or
manufactured
home.
* The vent duct material MUST BE METAL.
* KIT !4-D346-33 MUST be used to attach the dryer securely to
the structure.
The vent MUST NOT be connected to any other duct, vent, or
chimney.
Do not use sheet metal screws or other refastening devices
which extend into the interior of the exhaust vent.
Provide an opening with a free area of at least 25 sq. in. for
introduction of outside air into the dryer room.

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