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FIXED WKEX200HBA LG Dryer side vent kit

Chris253

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Hello can you provide any info or links on how to install a side venting kit on an LG dryer? I just received my new LG washer tower and the dryer vent is at the bottom on the back of the unit. It has the option to change to a side vent but I cannot find any instructions to install the kit.
 

Dan O.

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Chris253

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Thanks Dan
Yes we watched that video but with the design of the new LG wash tower, the dryer is fixed to the top of the washer and there is no way to separate it. In the end we were able to install the side vent kit by accessing the round openings on the back and side. I strongly recommend buying the LG kit. It’s a bit more expensive ($50) but the vents are cut to measure. Taping the 2 vents to the elbow bracket was tricky because you only have one hand available . It would have nice if the LG engineers had designed it so the back panel could be removed. Instead the panel is riveted in place and there no way to take it off without damaging the side finish panels.
 

Dan O.

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Glad to hear you got it done. Thanks for the followup.

BTW. What I linked to is the OEM LG part. That company only sells OEM parts. The video however may not be for that exact part. They sometimes can only provide general installation instructions. I haven't personally done the job on that model to know the difference.

JFYI

Dan O.
 

kanishkt

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OP, wanted to confirm what dryer side vent kit did you buy, and how much space did you manage to save with the side installation kit?
 

Chris253

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OP, wanted to confirm what dryer side vent kit did you buy, and how much space did you manage to save with the side installation kit?
Here’s the LG side venting kit part no 3911EZ9131X

After installation and with direct straight vent outside reduced the space between the wall and dryer to 2”. Previous space was about 7”.
 

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