D. fresh air supply requirements – Maytag MDG50PCC User Manual

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NOTE: Air considerations are important for proper and efficient operation.

Dryers may be positioned sidewall to sidewall. However, a 1/16” (1.59 mm) minimum allowance must be made
for opening and closing of the control door. It is suggested that the dryer be positioned about 2 feet (0.61 meters)
away from the nearest obstruction for ease of installation, maintenance, and service (to be measured from the
back guard). Refer to the illustration on page 7 for details.


The air supply (make-up air) must be given careful consideration to ensure proper performance of each dryer.
As a general rule, an unrestricted air entrance from the outdoors (atmosphere) of a minimum of 1-1/2 square
feet (0.14 square meters) is required for each dryer. If registers or louvers are installed over the openings, then
the area must be increased. It is not necessary to have separate make-up air openings for each dryer. Common
make-up air openings are acceptable. However, they must be set up in such a manner that the make-up air is
distributed equally to the dryers. The dryer must be installed with provisions for adequate combustion and
make-up air supply.

EXAMPLE: For a bank of eight (8) dryers, two (2) unrestricted openings measuring 3 feet by 2 feet (0.914

meters by 0.61 meters) are acceptable.

IMPORTANT: Make-up air openings should not be located in an area directly near where exhaust

vents exit the building.

Allowances must be made for remote or constricting passageways or where dryers are located at excessive
altitudes or predominantly low-pressure areas.

IMPORTANT: Make-up air must be provided from a source free of contaminating fumes such as dry

cleaning solvent fumes. Make-up air that is contaminated by dry cleaning solvent
fumes will result in irreparable damage to the motors and other dryer components.

NOTE: Component failure due to dry cleaning solvent fumes will VOID THE WARRANTY.