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Whirlpool Instructions for a Dryer Side Vent

Whirlpool clothes dryers can be equipped with a side-mount dryer vent for difficult or awkward installations where a rear-wall vent may not be available. The kit includes a straight length of vent pipe, as well as a pair of elbow connectors to make a right-angle turn from the vent on the back of the dryer to one side or the other. These solid vent pipes cannot be crushed the way a typical flexible ventilation hose can if the appliance is pushed too close to the wall.

Step 1

Pull the Whirlpool's power cord by the plug from the wall outlet.

Step 2

Place a round clamp — supplied with the side-vent kit — on one of the elbow pipes and attach it to the vent hole on the back of the Whirlpool dryer.

Step 3

Turn the open end of the pipe in the direction you want to vent the dryer before tightening the screw in the clamp, using a screwdriver.

Step 4

Connect the straight vent pipe that came with your kit to the elbow pipe, using another clamp.

Step 5

Attach the remaining elbow pipe to the open end of the straight pipe, using a clamp from the kit. Turn the elbow in the direction of the vent hole to the outside of the building.

Step 6

Fasten the flexible vent hose to the elbow pipe and the wall, using the remaining clamps in your Whirlpool kit.

Step 7

Plug in the power cord and move the Whirlpool dryer to the desired position.