Installation procedures, A. unpacking/setting up, B. location requirements – Maytag MDG50PCC User Manual

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NOTE: Ductwork should be laid out in such a manner where allowances are made at rear area of the

dryer for removal of rear service panels or guards.



When a single 8-inch (20.32 cm) horizontal vent is used, the ductwork to the outlet cannot exceed 20 feet
(6.1 meters), refer to Illus. A below. This calculation of 20 feet (6.1 meters) compensates or allows for the use
of a maximum of only one (1) elbow (which is the outside outlet protection).

Illus. A

IMPORTANT: Exhaust back pressure measured by a manometer at the dryer exhaust duct area must

be no less than 0 and must not exceed 0.3 inches (0.74 mb) of water column (W.C.).


When vertical single 10-inch (25.4 cm) venting is used (refer to Illus. B below), the ductwork from the dryer to
the outside outlet cannot exceed 40 feet (12.19 meters). This calculation compensates for the use of a maximum
of three (3) elbows including the two (2) elbows creating the 180° (turned downward) outside outlet.

Illus. B

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