Select the route that will provide the straightest and most
direct path outdoors.
Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Use the fewest 90 ° turns possible.
vent length and elbows needed for best
Use the following Vent system chart to determine type of vent
material and hood combinations
acceptable to use.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in
the Vent system chart. Exhaust systems longer than those
Shorten the life of the dryer.
resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will
help to achieve the best drying performance.
NOTE: Bottom exhaust performance is equivalent to adding two
elbows. To determine maximum exhaust length, add two elbows
to the chart.
NOTE: Performance of rear exhaust to either side of the dryer is
equivalent to adding one elbow. To determine maximum exhaust
length, add one elbow to the chart.
g0 ° turns
64 ft (20 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
36 ft (11 m)
28 ft (8.5 m)
54 ft (16.5 m)
48 ft (14.6 m)
31 ft (9.4 m)
23 ft (7 m)
44 ft (13.4 m)
38 ft (11.6 m)
27 ft (8.2 m)
19 ft (5.8 m)
35 ft (10.7 m)
29 ft (8.8 m)
25 ft (7.6 m)
17 ft (5.2 m)
27 ft (8.2 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
23 ft (7 m)
15 ft (4.6 m)
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
1. To protect the floor, use a large, flat piece of cardboard from
the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire back edge
of the dryer.
2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the top or console
panel). Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration.
Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.
4. Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to
finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer
5. Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging under each
of the 2 dryer back corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the
dryer on the corner posts until it is close to its final location.
Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.
1. Using a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in
dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is
clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet
and inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured
to exhaust hood with a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
2. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent.
3. (On gas models) Make sure that there are no kinks in the
flexible gas line.
4. Once the exhaust vent connection is made, remove the
corner posts and cardboard.
1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See "Determine vent path" in "Plan Vent System." Avoid 90 °
turns. 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.