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Maytag Appliances

Outside Exhaust Hood is not Blocked

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Verify outside Exhaust Hood is not blocked or restricted

Exhaust hoods must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the 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 or excessive lint, 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 dryers with top mounted lint screens. This vent test kit will help you to determine if the venting is restricted and needs to be cleaned. To order, contact Customer Service. 



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