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Venting Requirements


WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE 

IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, 

chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space 

of a building. Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for 



Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps  

may be used. 


Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.

Rigid metal vent:


Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid 

crushing and kinking.

Flexible metal vent: (Acceptable only if accessible to clean)


Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location.


Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result 

in reduced airflow and poor performance.


Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.


The total length should not exceed 73/4 ft. (2.4 m).


The length of flexible metal vent used must be included in 

the overall vent system design as shown in the “Vent System 


NOTE: If using an existing vent system, clean lint from entire 

length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged 

with lint. Replace plastic or metal foil vents with rigid metal 

or flexible metal vents. Review “Vent System Charts” and if 

necessary, modify existing vent system to achieve best drying 


Louvered Hood

Angled Hood

Box Hood


(102 mm)

4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent

Exhaust hoods:


An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and 

insects from entering the home. 


Must be at least 12” (305 mm) from ground or any object  

that may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes,  

or snow).


Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.


Recommended Styles:


45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.



Use clamps to seal all joints.


Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws 

or other fastening devices that extend into interior of duct  

and catch lint. Do not use duct tape.



Acceptable Style: