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Exhaust Heat How do I vent the exhaust heat from the vent in the back of the unit Model #ACP102PS0

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There is a kit for that. You can also import outside air instead of using cool air from the room. You can make or find "small kitchen pan" that covers the intake area on the back then add a collar for a 4" hose from a dryer and vent it outside making sure the air stays away from the exhaust air.
Link to part http://www.manualslib.com/manual/337967/Whirlpool-Acp102ps.html?page=4#manual

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