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Checking Your Vent - Kenmore W10034970B User Instructions

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Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve
maximum drying efficiency and shorten drying times. Use the
minimum recommended installation clearances found in the
Installation Instructions. See the Installation Instructions for more
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
If the dryer is not properly installed and vented, it will not be
covered under the warranty. Proper venting of your dryer is
important for satisfactory drying results. See the Installation
Instructions for more detail.
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting will be paid for
by the customer, whether it was a paid installation or self-

Checking Your Vent

1. Do not use plastic vent or metal foil vent. Use 4" (10.2 cm)
metal or flexible metal vent. Do not kink or crush flexible
metal vent. It must be completely extended to allow adequate
exhaust air to flow. Check vent after installation. Refer to the
Installation Instructions for proper length requirements of
2. Use a 4" (10.2 cm) exhaust hood.
3. Use the straightest path possible when routing the vent.
4. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws or
other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
vent to secure vent.
5. Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, but at
least every 2 years, or when installing your dryer in a new
location. When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the
Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for final
product check.
10.2 cm



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