The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable.
See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood
type for the maximum vent lengths you can use.
Exhaust systems longer than specified will:
Shorten the life of the dryer.
resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
Determine the number of elbows you will need.
Do not use vent runs longer than those
specified in the Vent Length Chart.
The following chart helps you determine your maximum vent
length based on the number of 90 ° turns or elbows you will
need and the type of vent (rigid or flexible metal) and hood
that you will use.
Vent Length Chart
90 ° 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)
NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90° turn
inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one
90 ° turn to the chart.
Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See "Determine vent length." 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
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. See illustration.
Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel).
Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard.
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 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.
6. Once connection is made and dryer is in final location,
remove corner posts and cardboard.
Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first
side to side, then front to back.
If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block.
Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for
NOTE: It might be necessary to level the dryer again after it has
been moved into its final position.