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Exhaust requirements


Fire Hazard

• Do Not use non-metal, flexible duct.
• Do Not use metal duct smaller than

4 Inches (10.2 cm) In diameter.

• Do Not use exhaust hoods with

magnetic latches.

• Check that exhaust system Is not longer

than specified. Exhaust systems longer
than specified will:
— Accumulate lint.
— Shorten the life of the product.
— Reduce performance and result In

longer drying times and Increased
energy usage.

Failure to follow specifications may result In
a fire.

• Do Not exhaust the dryer Into a

chimney, furnace cold air duct, attic or
crawl space, or any other duct used for

• Clean the exhaust system every year.

Accumulated lint could be fuel for a fire or
cause moisture damage.

• Exhausting your dryer Indoors Is Not

recommended. The moisture and lint
Indoors may cause:
— Lint to gather Inside and around the

dryer and be a fuel for fire.

— Moisture damage to woodwork,

furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpet, etc.

— Housecleaning problems and possible

health problems.

Failure to follow these Instructions could
result In fire damage, personal Injury or
health problems.

If using an existing exhaust system, clean lint

from entire length of exhaust system. Make
sure exhaust hood Is not plug^d with lint.

The exhaust system should be Inspected and
cleaned yearly.

Replace any vinyl or metallized plastic foil
exhaust duct with rigid metal or flexible
metal duct.

Use duct tape

to seal all

joints. Do Not use screws

to secure duct.

exhaust air flow




Four-Inch (10.2 cm) rigid
metal pipe is preferred.
Plan installation to use
the fewest number of
eibows and turns.

Metal flexible duct must be fully extended
and supported when the dryer is in its final

The metal flexible duct must be fully
extended to allow adequate exhaust air to

Allow as much room as possible when using
elbows or making turns. Bend duct gradually
to avoid kinking. Remove excess flexible
duct to avoid sagging and kinking that may
result in reduced air flow.

The exhaust duct can

be routed up, down,
left, right or straight out

the back of the
washer/dryer. Space
requirements are
provided on Panel E
and on the rear panel
of the washer/dryer. Use
the straightest path
possible to avoid 90°



Maximum length of the exhaust system
depends upon the type of duct used,
number of elbows and the type of exhaust
hood. The maximum length for both rigid
and flexible duct is shown in the chart.

Mobile home installation


43 ft (13.1 m)


23 ft (7.0 m)

18 ft (5.5 m)

30 ft (9.1 m)

24 ft (7.3 m)

16 ft (4.9 m)

10 It (3.0 m)

(10.2 cm)


31 ft (9.4 m)

21 ft (6.4 m)

18 ft (5.5 m)

29 ft (8.8 m)

23 ft (7.0 m)


9 ft (2.1 m)


(6.4 cm)

36 ft (11.0m)

26 ft (7.9 m)

16 ft (4.9 m)



24 ft (7.3 m)

18 ft (5.5 m)

10 ft (3.0 m)




of 4"
(10.2 cm)






The maximum length using a 2" x 6" rectangular
duct with 2 elbows and a 2-1/2" (TYPE C) exhaust
hood is 8 ft (2.4 m).

For exhaust configurations other than those
listed in chart the back pressure MUST not

exceed 0.2 inches water column at the back
of the washer/dryer. The back pressure should
be checked by a qualified technician.

For exhaust systems not covered by the
exhaust length chart, check with your dealer
or distributor for information.

Service check: The back pressure in any
exhaust system used must not exceed
0.2 inches of water column measured with an
inclined manometer at the point that the
exhaust duct connects to the dryer.
Exhausting the dryer outside is recommended.
Recessed installation that is not exhausted
outside must use Exhaust Deflector Kit Part
No. 694609, available from your authorized
parts distributor. See "Recessed and closet
installation instructions," Panel E, for
unobstructed air opening requirements.

If the washer/dryer Is Installed In a confined

area such as a bedroom, bathroom or closet.
It must be exhausted to the outside
provision must be made for enough air for
ventilation. Check governing codes and
ordinances. Also refer to the "Recessed and
closet installation instructions" on Panel E.

An exhaust hood should cap the exhaust duct
to prevent exhausted air ___
from returning into dryer. —
The outlet of the hood

must be at least

12 inches (30.5 cm) from —

the ground or any object
that may be in the path "
of the exhaust.

Four-Inch (10.2-cm) outlet hood Is preferred.
However, a 2-1 /2 inch (6.4 cm) outlet hood
may be used with short systems only.

A 2-1/2 inch (6.4 cm) outlet hood can result in
ionger drying times than other hood types. For
permanent Installation, a stationary exhaust
system Is required.

Exhausting the dryer through the side of the
washer/dryer requires the use of Side Exhaust
Kit, Part No. 279823,

available from your
authorized parts distributor.

Follow kit Installation
Instructions for proper

exhaust installation.

This appliance Is suitable for mobile home


Mobile home exhaust requirements: The
washer/dryer must have an outside exhaust.
If the dryer is exhausted through the floor
and the area under the mobile home is
enclosed, the exhaust system must terminate
outside the enclosed area. Extension
beyond the enclosure will prevent lint and
moisture buildup under the mobile home.

Now start...

With washer/dryer In laundry area.


Personal Injury Hazard

More than one person Is required to lift, tilt
or move the washer/dryer because of Its
weight and size.

Failure to follow this Instruction may result
In personal Injury.

Truck only from the rear to prevent produce


Put on safety glasses and gloves.

(30.5 cm)


Remove cardboard shipping base.

rear legs

4 legs

1 drain hose clamp

1 plastic beaded


4 large, water-

hose washers

• 2 small water-hose


• 1 small clamp
• 2 faucet adapters
• drain hose adapter

and clamp

(not shown)

Remove parts from plastic package.

Check that all parts were included.

Panel B