Maytag W10155112A User Manual
If using an existing vent system
Clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged
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
If this is a new vent system
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used.
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.
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. Do not use duct tape.
Recommended hood styles are shown here.
The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable.
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground or any object that may be in
the path of the exhaust (such as flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper,
Housecleaning problems and health problems.