Recommended hood styles are shown here.
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable.
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground
or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint,
wallpaper, carpets, etc.
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
Plan Vent System
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
Other installations are possible.
D. Exhaust hood
F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows
H. Exhaust outlet
Optional exhaust installations
This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left
side, or through the bottom. Contact your local dealer to have the
Cover unused exhaust holes with the following kit:
Contact your local dealer.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, electrical shock, or serious injury.
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Left or right side exhaust installation
C. Bottom exhaust installation (not an option
with pedestal installations)
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one
B. Periscope installation