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.
Pull the Whirlpool's power cord by the plug from the wall outlet.
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.
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.
Connect the straight vent pipe that came with your kit to the elbow pipe, using another clamp.
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.
Fasten the flexible vent hose to the elbow pipe and the wall, using the remaining clamps in your Whirlpool kit.
Plug in the power cord and move the Whirlpool dryer to the desired position.
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