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Outside Exhaust Hood is not Blocked

Possible Solutions   

Verify outside Exhaust Hood is not blocked or restricted

Exhaust hoods must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object that may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or snow).

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It is possible for debris, such as animal nests, to cause an obstruction in the venting. Clear all debris from the hood, and attached venting.

CLICK HERE to watch a video about how to check your outside vent

A dryer vent test kit, part #W11224254, is available for all dryers. This vent test kit will help you to determine if the venting is restricted and needs to be cleaned. To order, contact Customer Service. 

CLICK HERE to watch a video about how to use the Vent Test Kit


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