Alternate installations for close clearances, Over-the-top installation, Special provisions for mobile home installations – Maytag W10131619A User Manual

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Alternate installations for close clearances

Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Two close-
clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.



A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow)

B. Periscope installation

NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase.
To order, please see the “Assistance or Service” section.

Over-the-Top Installation:

Part Number 4396028

Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch):

Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 mm) to 18" (457.2 mm) mismatch

Part Number 4396011 - 18" (457.2 mm) to 29" (736.6 mm) mismatch

Part Number 4396014 - 29" (736.6 mm) to 50" (1270 mm) mismatch

Special provisions for mobile home installations

The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible portion of the mobile
home structure and must not terminate beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust
vent outside.

Determine vent path

Select the route that will provide the straightest and most direct path outdoors.

Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns.

When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible.

Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.

Use the fewest 90° turns possible.

Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance

Use the Vent system chart below to determine type of vent material and hood
combinations acceptable to use.

NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the Vent system chart. Exhaust
systems longer than those specified will:

Shorten the life of the dryer.

Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage.

The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will help to achieve the best drying

Vent system chart

Number of 90º
turns or elbows

Type of vent

Box or louvered




Rigid metal

Flexible metal

64 ft (20 m)

36 ft (11 m)

58 ft (17.7 m)

28 ft (8.5 m)


Rigid metal

Flexible metal

54 ft (16.5 m)

31 ft (9.4 m)

48 ft (14.6 m)

23 ft (7 m)


Rigid metal

Flexible metal

44 ft (13.4 m)

27 ft (8.2 m)

38 ft (11.6 m)

19 ft (5.8 m)


Rigid metal

Flexible metal

35 ft (10.7 m)

25 ft (7.6 m)

29 ft (8.8 m)

17 ft (5.2 m)


Rigid metal

Flexible metal

27 ft (8.2 m)

23 ft (7 m)

21 ft (6.4 m)

15 ft (4.6 m)

Install Vent System

1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around

exhaust hood.

2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust

hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp.

3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible. See “Determine vent path” in

“Plan Vent System.” Avoid 90º 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 vent.
Items sticking through the vent can catch lint.