Electrical requirements venting requirements, Maytag vent system chart – Maytag MEDB850YW Dimension Guide User Manual

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Dimensions are for planning purposes only. For complete details, see Installation

our products, we reserve the right to change materials and specifications without notice.

Instructions packed with product. Specifications subject to change without notice.

To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt electrical

supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit

breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit.




xhaust venting: Exhaust your dryer to the outside. 4" (102 mm)

diameter vent is required. Rigid or flexible metal exhaust vent

must be used. Do not use plastic or metal foil vet. Exhaust hood

must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the ground or any object that

may be in the path of the exhaust.

The Vent System Chart provides venting requirements that will

help achieve best drying performance.

NOTE: Bottom exhaust installations have a 90º turn inside the

dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90º turn

to the chart.

Determine vent path:

Select route that will provide straightest and most direct

path outdoors.

Plan installation to use 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 as few 90° turns as possible.

Determine vent length and elbows needed for best

drying performance:

Use following Vent System Chart to determine type of vent

material and hood combinations acceptable to use.

NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified

in Vent System Chart. Exhaust systems longer than those

specified will:

Shorten life of dryer.

Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times

and increased energy usage.

Louvered Hood

Angled Hood

Box Hood

Exhaust hoods:

Recommended Styles:

Acceptable Style:

Maytag Vent System Chart

Number of

90° elbows


of vent










Rigid metal

Rigid metal

Rigid metal

Rigid metal

Rigid metal

100 ft. (30.5 m)

90 ft. (27.4 m)

80 ft. (24.4 m)

71 ft. (21.6 m)

63 ft. (19.2 m)

94 ft. (28.7 m)

84 ft. (25.6 m)

74 ft. (22.6 m)

65 ft. (19.8 m)

57 ft. (17.4 m)