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Checking Your Vent; Dryer Use - KitchenAid 8578194 User Instructions

Kitchenaid washer/dryer user manual
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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 your
Installation Instructions) to avoid blocking the flow of combustion
and ventilation air. 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.
Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. The following charts show examples
of balanced loads that would allow for proper tumbling.
Heavy Work Clothes
4 pair of pants
4 pair of jeans
2 sweatshirts
2 sweatpants
4 shirts

Checking Your Vent


Mixed Load
3 sheets (1 king, 2 twin)
4 pillowcases
9 T-shirts
9 pair of shorts
3 blouses
10 handkerchiefs
3 shirts
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting will be paid for
by the customer, whether it was a paid installation or self-
1. Do not use plastic vent or metal foil vent. Use 4 in. (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 your
Installation Instructions for proper length requirements of vent.
2. Use a 4 in. (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 bath towels
10 hand towels
14 washcloths
1 bath mat
3 camisoles
1 robe
4 slips
8 undergarments
2 sets of sleepwear
1 child's outfit



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