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Exhaust Information; Exhaust Connection - GE MTMX100EM Manual

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Electric Dryer

EXHAUST INFORMATION

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WARNING - USE ONLY METAL 10 cm (4")
DUCT. DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER THAN
SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE.
Using exhaust longer than specified length will:
• Increase the drying times and the energy cost.
• Reduce the dryer life.
• Accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.
The correct exhaust installation is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Problems due to incorrect installation are not covered by
the warranty.
The MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE length of the exhaust system
depends upon the type of duct, number of turns, the type of
exhaust hood (wall cap), and all conditions noted below. Both
rigid and flexible metal duct are shown in the table below.
If using flexible metal duct, please refer to page 10.
EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECKLIST
HOOD OR WALLCAP
• Terminate in a manner to prevent back drafts or entry of birds or other
wildlife.
• Termination should present minimal resistance to the exhaust air flow
and should require little or no maintenance to prevent clogging.
• Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct. This could cause lint
build up, thus creating a fire hazard.
• Wall caps must be installed at least 30 cm (12 in.) above ground level or
any other obstruction with the opening pointed down.
• If roof vents or louvered plenums are used, they must be equivalent to
a 10 cm (4 in. ) dampened wall cap in regard to resistance to air flow,
prevention of back drafts, and maintenance required to prevent clogging.
SEPARATION OF TURNS
For best performance, separate all turns by at least 1.2 m (4 ft.) of straight
duct, including distance between last turn and exhaust hood.
TURNS OTHER THAN 90º
• One turn of 45º or less may be ignored.
• Two 45º turns should be treated as one 90º turn.
• Each turn over 45º should be treated as one 90º turn.
SEALING OF JOINTS
• All joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section of
duct must point away from the dryer.
• Do not assemble the ductwork with fasteners that extend into the duct.
They will serve as a collection point for lint.
• Duct joints should be made air and moisture-tight by wrapping the
overlapped joints with duct tape.
• Horizontal runs should slope down toward the outdoors 1.2cm (1/2 in.) /ft.
INSULATION
Duct work that runs through an unheated area or is near air conditioning
should be insulated to reduce condensation and lint build-up.
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EXHAUST CONNECTION

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WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY:
This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
• Use only metal duct.
• Do not terminate exhaust in a chimney, any gas
vent, under an enclosed floor (crawl space), or into
an attic. The accumulated lint could create a fire
hazard.
• Provide an access for inspection and cleaning of
the exhaust system, especially at turns. Inspect and
clean at least once a year.
• Never terminate the exhaust into a common duct
with a kitchen exhaust. A combination of lint and
grease could create a fire hazard.
• Do not obstruct incoming or exhausted air.
THIS DRYER COMES READY FOR REAR
EXHAUSTING. IF SPACE IS LIMITED, USE THE
INSTRUCTIONS IN SECTION 9 TO EXHAUST
DIRECTLY FROM THE SIDES OR BOTTOM OF
THE CABINET.
STANDARD REAR EXHAUST
(Vented at floor level)
For straight
line installation,
connect the dryer
exhaust to the
external exhaust
hood using duct
tape or clamp.
CUT THE METAL EXHAUST DUCT
(NOT SUPPLIED) TO THE PROPER
LENGTH.
NOTE: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SOLID METAL EXHAUST
DUCTING. HOWEVER, IF FLEXIBLE DUCTING IS USED IT MUST BE
METAL NOT PLASTIC.

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