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USING FLEXIBLE METAL DUCTS
If rigid all-metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal
venting can be used, but it will reduce the maximum
recommended duct length. In special installations when it is
impossible to use only metal ducting, then UL-listed clothes dryer
flexible metal transition duct may be used as transition venting
between the dryer and wall connection only. The use of this
ducting will affect dry time.
If flexible transition duct is necessary, the following directions
must be followed.
• Use the shortest length possible.
• Stretch the duct to its maximum length to avoid kinks.
• Do not crush or collapse the duct.
• Extend vent protection bracket as described in step 1 on
page 2.
• Never use transition duct inside the wall or inside the dryer.
• Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
• Venting must conform to local building codes.
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
DO NOT USE
EXCESSIVE
EXHAUST
LENGTH
DO
DON'T
DO NOT SIT
DRYER ON
FLEXIBLE
EXHAUST
DO NOT
CRUSH
FLEXIBLE
EXHAUST
AGAINST
WALL
EXHAUSTING
A CLOTHES DRYER PRODUCES COMBUSTIBLE LINT. FOR
ALL INSTALLATIONS, THE DRYER MUST BE CONNECTED
TO AN EXHAUST TO THE OUTDOORS.
NOTE: MOBILE HOME, BEDROOM, BATHROOM, ALCOVE
OR CLOSET INSTALLATIONS MUST BE EXHAUSTED TO
THE OUTDOORS.
ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION
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• 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
INFORMATION sections 3 & 4.
• Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and adjacent walls
or other surfaces is:
0 in. either side
7.6 cm (3 in.) front and rear
• Minimum vertical space from floor to overhead cabinets,
ceiling, etc. is 109 cm (43 in.) without pedestal, 140 cm (55 in.)
with pedestal.
• Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and
must contain a minimum of 387 sq. cm (60 sq. in.) of open area
equally distributed. If the closet contains both a washer and
a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 774 sq. cm (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 dryer.
NOTE: WHEN THE EXHAUST DUCT IS LOCATED AT THE
REAR OF THE DRYER, MINIMUM CLEARANCE FROM THE
WALL IS 14 cm (5.5 IN.)
BATHROOM OR BEDROOM
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INSTALLATION
• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See EXHAUST
INFORMATION section 6.
• The installation must conform with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, with the current CSA C22.1 Canadian
Electrical code part 1.
MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED HOME
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INSTALLATION
• Installation must conform to the current CAN/CSA Z240 MH
series Mobile Home Installation Codes.
• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors with the
termination securely fastened to the mobile home structure.
(See EXHAUST INFORMATION section 6.)
• The vent MUST NOT be terminated beneath a mobile or
manufactured home.
• The vent duct material MUST BE METAL.
• KIT 14-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 fastening devices
which extend into the interior of the exhaust vent.
• Provide an opening with a free area of at least 161 cm sq. (25
sq. in.) for introduction of outside air into the dryer room.
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