Tighten strain relief screws, Venting requirements, Vent material – Maytag W10131619A User Manual

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4. Tighten strain relief screws.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-

down screw.

6. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground conductor screw to an

adequate ground.

Venting Requirements


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.


To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.

IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, attic,
crawlspace, or a concealed space of a building.

If using an existing vent system

Clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged
with lint.

Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid or flexible heavy metal vent.

Review Vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if necessary to achieve the best
drying performance.

If this is a new vent system

Vent material

Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.

4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used.

4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent


102 mm

Vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Maytag Services. For more
information, see the “Assistance or Service” section.

Rigid metal vent

For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended.

Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and kinking.

Flexible metal vent

Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for cleaning.

Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when the dryer is in its final

Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in
reduced airflow and poor performance.

Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.

The total length of flexible metal vent should not exceed 7




ft (2.4 m).


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 the interior of the duct. Items sticking through the vent can catch lint. Do
not use duct tape.