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I need to put in a back venting exhaust where it currently vents out of the side. I need to open it up and remove the 90 degree elbow and attach a straight vent tube.

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What do you need to reverse?
I understand that the wall kit is to blow the heated air from the dryer to outside therefore not humidifying the laundry.

Are you trying to draw air into the dryer from outside or blow the air outside?

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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yes you need to vent it out side

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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I'm no expert. In fact I was having the same issue that your are with the dryer cutting off after running a short time and after googling and coming across your post I thought maybe I had a similar issue. Not so much that I needed a hard line but that the vent duct was clogged and so the dryer built up too much heat. I undid the vent hose and looked into the vent pipe and sure enough it was full of old lint. I was able to go under my house and undo the vent pipe and **** it out with a Webster cobweb brush. Not real easy but not to difficult either. The dryer seems to me much happier now.

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Check the exhaust tube, then go to to http://fisherpaykelparts.net/techhelp/fisher-paykel-top-load-dryers-us-models/ This forum will work you through your problem

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Powers on, then immediately shuts off. More detailed in comments below This is too aggravating!!!!!!! Characters characters


Hello Kathy: All clothes dryers work on the same basic principle...
1.) Air Flow
2.) Heat
3.) Rotation

Your problem may lie in your duct work configuration and how the exhaust gases are vented; the mere fact that you had blockage could have overheated the dryer's high limit thermostat and/or the thermal fuse...BUT, before I go any further...I need to talk to you about safety!

Gas dryers give off combustion gases that are toxic and DEADLY; DO NOT VENT YOUR DRYER UNDER YOUR HOUSE SLAB to the outside! Especially that you report that it gets WET inside that underground slab- it's against NFPA fire codes (municipal and state building codes, as well) to do that. If that slab ever collapses partially or fully, you'll have no way of knowing it and the toxic gases will back-up into your house.

The safer venting method should be done with 4 inch solid wall vent pipe; and should be vented directly outside. Maximum duct work (straight run of ducting without the use of any elbows) for your model gas dryer, is 65 feet.

If you are using 1- 90 degree, the total length reduces to 55 feet, including the elbow in that measurement

The use of 2- 90 degree elbows, 47 feet; for 3- 90 degree elbows, 36 feet, and for 4- 90 degree elbows, 28 feet- maximum length.

These are per your manufacturer's installation specifications.

Although you should not use more than 4- 90 degree elbows in your configuration, in the event you do, you would deduct 6 feet for each additional elbow used. You want to make sure that you can visibly see the vent pipe (to visually inspect it for defects or for ease of access to clean and service)- and never keep flammables of sorts near the vent pipe due to the heat that they radiate.

I choose solid vent pipe over foil or plastic (in my home, rental properties, and when I do installs) because lint does have a tendency to burn inside the duct work...which could lead to perforation and/or fire. Plus many manufacturers recommend solid vent pipe over other types; and I do not recommend using screws to connect solid vent pipe together with, since lint can catch on the exposed screw that protrudes into the duct. Use a combination of, heat rated duct tape and dryer vent clamps.

Some installers or readers of this will think that this is excessive, costly, and not necessary; through my life's experiences, I have seen unfortunate yet avoidable tragedies. (Don't forget to check & clean your dryer ducts at least once-a-year!- I do mine at the start and end of DST- the same day we change the clocks and the batteries on our smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarms.)

Now, concerning the rest of the troubleshooting process, are you getting any trouble code errors on the electronic panel? If so, what are they?

You have several choices, you can disconnect and remove the high limit thermostat and thermal fuse and check them for continuity or call tech support using their smart diagnosis procedures as outlined on page 35 of you owner's manual. Or you can disconnect the dryer at it's power source (outlet or circuit breaker) and wait a half hour; see if the electronic computer panel resets. Then try running the dryer.

Please let me know how you made out or if you need more help.

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It should be able to be accomplished by using an adjustable 90 degree elbow you can buy at a local HomeDepot or Lowes. The elbow should be 4" four piece adjustable ell. The radius of the ell should match perfectly with the knockout on the bottom when slipped over the discharge opening of the dryer.

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The CHECK VENT duct blockage sensing system detects and alerts you to blockages in the duct work that reduce exhaust flow from the dryer. This light does not indicate any problems with your dryer. If this light blinks, it indicates that your home's exhaust system/duct work has a serious restriction

Every time the dryer is turned on, the CHECK FILTER LIGHT WILL BLINK, as a reminder to make sure the filter is clean. Always make sure the lint filter is clean before starting a new load; a clogged lint filter will increase drying times.

The Kenmore Elite dryer has a sensor that detects poor exhaust venting, and when it does, a light flashes on the control panel. This warning light does not include a mechanism to stop gas flow, but if it is allowed to flash for an extended period, poor venting may cause the dryer to overheat. As a result, a fuse might blow and disable the gas valve or ignitor. You can prevent this by diagnosing the reason for the flashing indicator light as soon as possible.

In many cases, LINT has built up somewhere in the exhaust pipes.

Check under the lint filter. Pull it out,look inside the slot it fits in, and clear all lint from this area.

Is it possible you have used the WRONG VENT MATERIAL?
Check your vent to make sure it is 4 inch rigid or semi-rigid metal ducting. If your venting is plastic or flexible foil, replace it before using the dryer.

Check your vent hood outside. You may have a restricted or damaged vent hood. It must be clean and free of lint buildup. Check the damper and make sure it opens fully and easily and is free of lint.

I know you said you have no elbows, but I have posted the pipe run lengths with and without elbows. Keep in mind this is with 4 inch rigid or semi rigid metal ducting.

Measure the length of your exhaust system and count the elbows. Use the chart below to see if your duct is too long. If it is too long, have the duct routed to another location that is within the venting guidelines.

0~90 degree elbows=65 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
1~90 degree elbow=55 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
2~90 degree elbows=47 ft """"""""
3~90 degree elbows=36 ft """"""""
4~90 degree elbows=28 ft """"""""

You should always use duct tape or metal tape on all joints, NEVER USE SCREWS, as screws capture lint inside the pipe.

One more note. Lots of people overlook the fact that fabric softeners can build up on the lint filter over time. This buildup can restrict the airflow through the filter reducing dryer efficiency and lengthening drying times. After removing lint, if the filter looks dark or dirty when held up to the light, follow these steps to clean:

Use hot soapy water and a stiff brush to clean
the filter.
Make sure the filter is completely dry before
reinstalling it and using the dryer.
NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint filter.

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There is a limit for how many elbows can be used between blower and termination, and limit is determined by diameter of PVC pipe.

2) Copy following link for venting resources and typical Rheem and Richmond power vent manuals, and diameter-elbow pdf from Bradford White.
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3) Richmond is Rheem. Product manual will show specifications for venting.
Product warranty is voided if installation does not follow specifications shown in manual.

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