Let's say I have a side-venting dryer. If I don't need to run ductwork behind the dryer, how close can I safely place the dryer to the wall?

  • 3
    The installation manual should have the requirements. Model number?
    – Mazura
    Feb 14, 2016 at 3:22
  • Whirlpool WED72HEDW
    – Craig
    Feb 14, 2016 at 3:29
  • What type of wall?
    – Tester101
    Feb 14, 2016 at 3:31

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According to the installation manual, 5" is recommend, but 0" is allowed.

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The minimum recommended distance is one inch:

Additional spacing of 1" (25 mm) on all sides of the dryer is recommended to reduce noise transfer.

The allowable distance seems to be zero inches.

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