Checking Your Vent - Whirlpool Conservator Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool conservator electric and gas dryers
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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. Refer to your 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.
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
2. Use a 4 in (10.2 cm) exhaust hood. Smaller hoods increase
drying times.
(10.2 cm)
(10.2 cm)
3. The exhaust vent can be routed up, down, left, right, or
straight out the back of the dryer. Space requirements are
listed in your Installation Instructions.
4. Use the straightest path possible when routing the exhaust
vent. Use the fewest number of elbows and turns. Allow
room when using elbows or making turns. Bend vent
gradually to avoid kinking.
5. Use duct tape to seal all joints. Do not use screws to secure
vent. Lint may catch on screws.
6. Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, but at
least every 2 years, or when installing your dryer in a new
Disconnect vent from the dryer and clean one section at a
time until you reach the exhaust hood.
Use the hose attachment on your vacuum, or a pole or
wire with a feather duster or rag attached, to clean out
Be sure the flapper on the outside end of vent moves
When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the
Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for final
product check.

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