HBG76
Installation/Operator Manual
WARNING: For your safety the
information in this manual must be
followed to minimize the risk of fire or
explosion and to prevent property
damage, personal injury or death.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical switch;
do not use any phone in your
building.
● Clear the room, building or area of
all occupants.
● Immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow
the gas supplier’s instructions.
● If you cannot reach your gas
supplier, call the fire department.
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— Installation and service must be
performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
AVERTISSEMENT: Assurez-vous de
bien suivre les instructions données dans
cette notice pour réduire au minimum le
risque d’incendie ou d’explosion ou pour
éviter tout dommage matériel, toute
blessure ou la mort.
—Ne pas entreposer ni utiliser d’essence
ni d’autres vapeurs ou liquides
inflammables à proximité de cet
appareil ou de tout autre appareil.
—QUE FAIRE SI VOUS SENTEZ UNE
ODEUR DE GAZ:
Ne pas tenter d’allumer d’appareils.
Ne touchez à aucun interrupteur. Ne
pas vous servir des téléphones se
trouvant dans le bâtiment.
● Évacuez la pièce, le bâtiment ou la
zone.
● Appelez immédiatement votre
fournisseur de gaz depuis un voisin.
Suivez les instructions du fournisseur.
● Si vous ne pouvez rejoindre le
fournisseur de gaz, appelez le service
des incendies.
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—L’installation et l’entretien doivent être
assurés par un installateur ou un
service d’entretien qualifié ou par le
fournisseur de gaz.
American Dryer Corporation
88 Currant Road
Fall River MA 02720-4781 USA
Telephone: +1 (508) 678-9000 / Fax: +1 (508) 678-9447
e-mail: techsupport@amdry.com
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Retain This Manual in a Safe Place for Future Reference
This product embodies advanced concepts in engineering, design, and safety. If this product is properly
maintained, it will provide many years of safe, efficient, and trouble free operation.
Only qualified technicians should service this equipment.
OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS displayed on the equipment or specified in the installation
manual included with the dryer.
The following “FOR YOUR SAFETY” caution must be posted near the dryer in a prominent location.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
POUR VOTRE SÉCURITÉ
Do not store or use gasoline
or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
Ne pas entreposer ni utiliser d’essence
ni d’autres vapeurs ou liquides
inflammables à proximité de cet
appareil ou de tout autre appareil.
We have tried to make this manual as complete as possible and hope you will find it useful. The manufacturer
reserves the right to make changes from time to time, without notice or obligation, in prices, specifications,
colors, and material, and to change or discontinue models. The illustrations included in this manual may
not depict your particular dryer exactly.
IMPORTANT
For your convenience, log the following information:
HBG76
DATE OF PURCHASE ________________________________________________ MODEL NO. _____________________
RESELLER’S NAME __________________________________________________________________________________
SERIAL NUMBER(S) __________________________________________________________________________________
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Replacement parts can be obtained from your reseller or the ADC factory. When ordering replacement parts
from the factory, you can FAX your order to ADC at +1 (508) 678-9447 or telephone your order directly to the
ADC Parts Department at +1 (508) 678-9000. Please specify the dryer model number and serial number in
addition to the description and part number, so that your order is processed accurately and promptly.
“IMPORTANT NOTE TO PURCHASER”
Information must be obtained from your local gas supplier on the
instructions to be followed if the user smells gas. These
instructions must be posted in a prominent location near the dryer.
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Table of Contents ______
Proposition 65
Safety Precautions .......................... 4
Use of this product could expose you to substances
from fuel combustion that contain chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects and other reproductive harm.
Specifications ................................. 6
Installation Procedures .................. 8
Location Requirements .................................. 8
Unpacking/Setting Up .................................... 8
Dryer Enclosure Requirements ...................... 8
Fresh Air Supply Requirements ..................... 9
Exhaust Requirements ................................... 9
Electrical Information ................................... 11
Gas Information ........................................... 13
Gas Pressure Testing ................................... 15
Steam Information ........................................ 15
Water Information ........................................ 16
Preparation for Operation/Start-Up .............. 17
Preoperational Test ...................................... 17
Preoperational Instructions .......................... 17
Shutdown Instructions .................................. 18
IMPORTANT
You must disconnect and lockout the electric supply
and the gas supply or the steam supply before any
covers or guards are removed from the machine to
allow access for cleaning, adjusting, installation, or
testing of any equipment per OSHA standards.
Please observe all safety precautions displayed on the
equipment and/or specified in the installation manual
included with the dryer.
Before installation, check that the local distribution
conditions, nature of gas and pressure, and adjustment
of the appliances are compatible.
CAUTION
Dryer(s) should never be left unattended while in
operation.
When discarding or storing your old clothes dryer,
remove the door.
Lorsque vous entreposez ou mettez votre
sécheuse au rebut, enlevez-en la porte.
“Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection when
servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper
operation.”
«Attention: Au moment de l’entretien des commandes,
étiquetez tous les fils avant de les débrancher. Des
erreurs de câblage peuvent entraîner un
fonctionnement inadéquat et dangereux.»
WARNING
Service ......................................................... 18
Parts ............................................................. 18
Warranty Information .................... 18
Returning Warranty Cards ........................... 18
Warranty ...................................................... 18
Returning Warranty Parts ............................ 18
Routine Maintenance .................... 19
Children should not be allowed to play on or near the
dryer(s). Children should be supervised if near dryer(s)
in operation.
Under no circumstances should the dryer door
switch(es), lint door/drawer switch(es), or heat safety
circuit(s) ever be disabled.
The dryer must never be operated with any of the back
guards, outer tops, or service panels removed.
Personal injury or fire could result.
The dryer must never be operated without the lint filter/
screen in place, even if an external lint collection
system is used.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not dry mop heads in the dryer. Do not use
dryer in the presence of dry cleaning fumes.
The dryers must not be installed or stored in an area
where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.
The wiring diagram for the dryer is located behind the
control panel.
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Service/Parts Information ............ 18
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Data Label Information ................. 20
List of Acronyms __________________
HVAC
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
in WC
Inches of Water Column
L.C.D.
Liquid Crystal Display
L.E.D.
Light Emitting Diode
L.P.
Liquid Propane
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
R.M.A.
Return Material Authorization
UL
Underwriters Laboratory
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Safety Precautions ___________________
Warning
!
For your safety, the information in this manual
must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or
explosion and to prevent property damage, personal
injury, or loss of life.
The dryer must never be operated with any of the back
guards, outer tops, or service panels removed.
Personal injury or fire could result.
Failure to properly install, maintain, and/or operate
dryer according to this manual and operator’s manuals
included with dryer may result in conditions, which
can cause serious injury, death and/or property
damage.
A program should be established for the inspection and
cleaning of lint in the burner area, exhaust ductwork, and
area around the back of the dryer. The frequency of
inspection and cleaning can best be determined from
experience at each location.
Do not operate steam dryers with more than 150 psi (10.34
bar) steam pressure. Excessive steam pressure can damage
the steam coil and/or harm personnel.
Replace leaking flexible hoses or other steam fixtures
immediately. Do not operate the dryer with leaking flexible
hoses. Personal injury may result.
Warning
!
The collection of lint in the burner area and
exhaust ductwork can create a potential fire
hazard.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Purchaser and user should consult the local gas supplier for
proper instructions to be followed in the event the user smells
gas. The instructions should be posted in a prominent
location.
What To Do If You Smell Gas:
For personal safety, the dryer must be electrically grounded
in accordance with local and/or country codes. In the absence
of these codes use the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA
NO. 70-LATEST EDITION or in Canada, the Canadian
Electrical Codes Parts 1 & 2 CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST
EDITION.
Note: Failure to electrically ground the dryer properly will
void the warranty.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
Warning
• Do not touch any electrical switch.
!
Personal injury or fire could result should the
dryer door switch, lint door/drawer, or heat
safety circuit ever be disabled.
• Do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified
installer, service agency, or gas supplier.
Remove articles from the dryer as soon as the drying cycle
has been completed.
!
Warning
Dryers must be exhausted to the outdoors.
Articles left in the dryer after the drying and
cooling cycles have been completed can
create a fire hazard.
Although the manufacturer produces a very versatile dryer,
there are some articles that, due to fabric composition or
cleaning method, should not be dried in it.
For safety, proper operation, and optimum performance, the
dryer must not be operated with a load less than 66% of its
rated capacity.
Warning
!
Dry only water washed fabrics. Do not dry
articles spotted or washed in dry cleaning
solvents, combustible detergents, or “all purpose”
cleaner. Explosion could result.
Do not dry rags or articles coated or contaminated
with gasoline, kerosene, oil, paint, or wax. Explosion
could result.
Items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable
or cooking oil constitute a fire hazard and should not
be placed in a tumble dryer.
Do not dry mop heads. Contamination by wax or
flammable solvents will create a fire hazard.
Do not use heat for drying articles that contain plastic,
foam, sponge rubber, or similarly textured rubber
materials. Drying in a heated tumbler may damage
plastics or rubber and also may be a fire hazard.
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Warning
You must disconnect and lockout the electric
supply and the gas supply or the steam supply
before any covers or guards are removed from the
machine to allow access for cleaning, adjusting,
installation, or testing of any equipment per OSHA
standards.
Important: The dryer must be installed in a location/
environment, which the ambient temperature remains
between 40° F (4.44° C) and 130° F (54.44° C).
The operation of this appliance may affect the operation of
other types of gas appliances, which take their air for safe
combustion from the same room. If in doubt, consult the
appliance manufacturer(s).
Use this dryer only for its intended purpose, drying fabrics.
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The “Cool Down” Cycle of tumble dryers should be used to
reduce the temperature of the items. They should not be
removed from the tumble dryer or piled or stacked while hot.
Fabric softeners or similar products should not be used in a
tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of the static electricity,
unless this practice is specifically recommended by the
manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
!
Warning
NOTES _____________________________________________________
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To reduce the risk of personal injury, install
lockable doors to prevent public access to the
rear of the dryers.
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Exhaust duct outlet should be checked periodically for
blockages, and if any found, removed.
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Important: A means of restraint must be used to prevent
straining of the gas supply when the appliance is moved.
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An external means of power removal (disconnect device)
must be provided by the installer.
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CE Only
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Important: This appliance must only be installed and
operated in the country of destination indicated on the
dryer’s data plate. If the appliance is to be installed and
operated in a country other than the one indicated on the
data plate, a data plate amendment must be obtained from
American Dryer Corporation.
Warning
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This appliance must only operate with the gas
type indicated on the dryer’s data plate. If the
appliance is converted (gas type is changed), a data
plate amendment must be obtained from American
Dryer Corporation.
This appliance may cause spillage of products of
combustion from an open-flue appliance fitted in the
same room, and that such an appliance shall be tested
for clearance of products with the appliance in
operation and all windows and doors closed.
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Specifications _____________________________________________________________________
Steam
Electric
Gas
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (DRY WEIGHT)
TUMBLER DIAMETER
TUMBLER DEPTH
TUMBLER VOLUME
TUMBLER/DRIVE MOTOR
BLOWER/FAN MOTOR
DOOR OPENING (DIAMETER)
DOOR SILL HEIGHT
WATER CONNECTION
DRYERS PER 20’/40’ CONTAINER
DRYERS PER 48’/53’ TRUCK
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
60 Hz
AIRFLOW
50 Hz
HEAT INPUT
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
INLET PIPE CONNECTION
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
60 Hz
AIRFLOW
50 Hz
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
OVEN SIZE
kcal/hr
kW
Btu/hr
15,816
18.4
62,763
17,381
20.2
68,975
17,493
20.3
69,418
17,519
20.4
69,521
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
60 Hz
AIRFLOW
50 Hz
STEAM CONSUMPTION
OPERATING STEAM PRESSURE
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
BOILER HORSEPOWER (NORMAL LOAD)
SUPPLY CONNECTION
RETURN CONNECTION
34.02 kg
75 lb
93.98 cm
37”
90.17 cm
35-1/2”
625.52 L
22.09 cu ft
0.56 kW
3/4 hp
0.56 kW
3/4 hp
69.53 cm
27-3/8”
69.37 cm
27-5/16”
3/4”-11.5 NH
9 / 20
25 / 27
120-240V
1ø 2,3w
50/60 Hz
337.93 kg
745 lb
351.53 kg
775 lb
18.12
cmm
640 cfm
15.10 cmm
533 cfm
32.75 kcal/hr
130,000 Btu/hr
20.32 cm
8”
N / A
N / A
1/2” M.N.P.T.
200-416V
1,3ø 3,4w
50/60 Hz
337.93 kg
745 lb
351.53 kg
775 lb
16.99 cmm
600 cfm
14.16 cmm
500 cfm
20.32 cm
8”
N / A
N / A
120-240V
1ø 2,3w
50/60 Hz
337.93 kg
745 lb
351.53 kg
775 lb
16.99 cmm
600 cfm
14.16 cmm
500 cfm
61.69 kg/hr
136 lb/hr
10.34 bar
150 psi max
20.32 cm
8”
N / A
N / A
4 Bhp
3/4” F.N.P.T.
3/4” M.N.P.T.
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
6/17/08
Note: The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice or obligation.
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Installation Procedures ______________
Unpacking/Setting Up ________________
Installation should be performed by competent professional
in accordance with local, state, and country codes. In the
absence of these codes, the installation must conform to
applicable American National Standards: ANSI Z223.1LATEST EDITION (National Fuel Gas Code) or ANSI/NFPA
NO. 70-LATEST EDITION (National Electrical Code) or in
Canada, the installation must conform to applicable Canadian
Standards: CAN/CGA-B149.1-M91 (Natural Gas) or CAN/
CGA-B149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION (for
General Installation and Gas Plumbing) or Canadian
Electrical Codes Parts 1 & 2 CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST
EDITION (for Electrical Connections).
Remove protective shipping material (i.e., plastic wrap and
optional shipping box) from the dryer.
Location Requirements ______________
Important: Dryer must be transported and handled in an
upright position at all times.
The dryer can be moved to its final location while still attached
to the skid or with the skid removed. To remove the skid
locate and remove the 2 bolts securing the base of the dryer
to the wooden skid. One is located at the center rear and the
other is at the center front.
With the skid removed, use caution and assure all four
leveling legs are fully retracted, if the dryer is to be slid into
its final position.
Before installing the dryer, be sure the location conforms to
local, state, and country codes. In the absence of such codes
or ordinances the location must conform with the National
Fuel Gas Code ANSI.Z223.1 LATEST EDITION, or in Canada,
the installation must conform to applicable Canadian
Standards: CAN/CGA-B149.1-M91 (Natural Gas) or CAN/
CGA-B149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION (for
General Installation and Gas Plumbing).
Leveling Dryer
The dryer must be installed on a sound level floor capable of
supporting its weight. Carpeting must be removed from the
floor area that the dryer is to rest on.
Commercial Type II
The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it
will be exposed to water and/or weather.
Dryers installed in residential garages must be elevated
18-inches (45.72 cm) above the floor.
The dryer is equipped with 4 leveling legs, 1 at each corner
of the base. For optimum performance the dryer should be
level front-to-back and side-to-side.
Dryer Enclosure Requirements _______
Bulkheads and partitions should be made of noncombustible
material.
Note: Allowances must be made for opening the control
door.
Provisions for adequate air supply must be provided as noted
in this manual (refer to Fresh Air Supply Requirements
section).
Clearance provisions must be made from combustible
construction as noted in this manual (refer to Dryer Enclosure
Requirements section).
Provisions must be made for adequate clearances for
servicing and for operation as noted in this manual (refer to
Dryer Enclosure Requirements section).
The dryer must be installed with a proper exhaust duct
connection to the outside as noted in this manual (refer to
Exhaust Requirements section).
The dryer must be located in an area where correct exhaust
venting can be achieved as noted in this manual (refer to
Exhaust Requirements section).
Important: The dryer should be located where a minimum
amount of exhaust ducting will be necessary.
The dryer must be installed with adequate clearance for air
openings into the combustion chamber.
Caution
!
This dryer produces combustible lint and must
be exhausted to the outdoors. Every 6
months, inspect the exhaust ducting and remove any
lint buildup.
A
The requirement to allow the door to open completely is
40-inches (101.6 cm).
B
A minimum overhead clearance of 6-inches (15.24 cm)
is required.
C
Dryer should be positioned a minimum of 12-inches
(30.48 cm) away from the nearest obstruction. 24-inches
(60.96 cm) is recommended for ease of installation,
maintenance, and service.
D
1/16” (1.5875 mm) minimum is required.
E
Flooring should be level or below dryer cabinet for ease
of removing panels during maintenance.
F
Dryers may be positioned sidewall to sidewall, however
a 1/16” (1.5875 mm) minimum allowance must be made
for the opening and closing of the control door, along
with the removal of panels during maintenance.
Important: The dryer must be installed in a location/
environment, which the ambient temperature remains
between 40° F (4.44° C) and 130° F (54.44° C).
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Fresh Air Supply Requirements ______
Exhaust Requirements _______________
When the dryer is operating, it draws in room air, heats it,
passes this air through the tumbler, and exhausts it out of
the building. Therefore, the room air must be continually
replenished from the outdoors. If the make-up air is
inadequate, drying time and drying efficiency will be adversely
affected. Ignition problems and sail switch “fluttering”
problems may result, as well as premature motor failure from
overheating. The dryer must be installed with provisions for
adequate combustion and make-up air supply.
Exhaust ductwork should be designed and installed by a
qualified professional. Improperly sized ductwork will create
excessive back pressure, which results in slow drying,
increased use of energy, and shutdown of the burner by the
airflow (sail) switch, burner hi-limits, or lint chamber hi-limit
protector thermostat. The dryer must be installed with a
proper exhaust duct connection to the outside.
Air supply (make-up air) must be given careful consideration
to ensure proper performance of each dryer. Fresh air
ventilation openings shall not be blocked and/or sealed. As
a general rule, an unrestricted air entrance from the outdoors
of 135 inch2 (871 cm2) is required for each dryer. (Based on
1 inch2 [6.5 cm2] per 1,000 Btu [252 kcal].)
It is not necessary to have a separate make-up air opening
for each dryer. Common make-up air openings are
acceptable. However, they must be set up in such a manner
that the make-up air is distributed equally to all the dryers.
To compensate for the use of registers or louvers used over
the openings, this area must be increased by approximately
33%. Make-up air openings should not be located in an area
directly near where exhaust vents exit the building.
Allowances must be made for remote or constricting
passageways or where dryers are located at high altitudes
or predominantly low pressure areas.
Note: Component failure due to dry cleaning solvent
fumes will void the warranty.
A = 16-inches (40.6 cm)
B = 17-inches (43.2 cm)
The dryer shall not be exhausted into any gas vent, chimney,
wall, ceiling or concealed space of a building.
Caution
!
This dryer produces combustible lint and must
be exhausted to the outdoors.
Improperly sized or installed exhaust ductwork can
create a potential fire hazard.
The ductwork should be laid out in such a way that the
ductwork travels as directly as possible to the outdoors with
as few turns as possible. There should be a minimum
6-inch (15.24 cm) clearance between the back guard and
the first bend in the ductwork for ease of servicing. Single or
independent dryer venting is recommended. It is suggested
that the use of 90° turns be avoided; use 30° and/or 45° bends
instead. The radius of the elbows should preferably be
1-1/2 times the diameter of the duct. All ductwork should be
smooth inside with no projections from sheet metal screws
or other obstructions, which will collect lint. When adding
ducts, overlap the duct being connected. All ductwork joints
must be taped to prevent moisture and lint from escaping
into the building. Back draft dampers must be installed in all
commonly ducted systems. Inspection doors should be
installed at strategic points in the exhaust ductwork for
periodic inspection and cleaning of lint from the ductwork.
Important: It is recommended that exhaust or booster fans
not be used in the exhaust ductwork system.
Exhaust back pressure measured by a manometer/
magnehelic in the exhaust duct must be no less than 0 and
must not exceed 0.6 in WC (1.48 mb).
Note: When the exhaust ductwork passes through a wall,
ceiling, or roof made of combustible materials, the opening
must be 2-inches (5.08 cm) larger than the duct (all the
way around). The duct must be centered within this
opening.
EXAMPLE: For a bank of four dryers, two unrestricted openings measuring
16-inches by 17-inches (40.6 cm by 43.2 cm) are acceptable.
Important: Make-up air must be free of dry cleaning
solvent fumes. Make-up air that is contaminated by dry
cleaning solvent fumes will result in irreparable damage to
the motors and other dryer components.
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As per the National Fuel Gas Code, “Exhaust ducts for
type 2 clothes dryers shall be constructed of sheet metal or
other noncombustible material. Such ducts shall be
equivalent in strength and corrosion resistance to ducts
made of galvanized sheet steel not less than 26 gauge
(0.0195-inches [0.50 mm]) thick.”
The ductwork for this appliance must be suitable for the
appliance category in accordance with national installation
regulations of the country of destination.
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Outside Ductwork Protection
To protect the outside end of the horizontal ductwork from
the weather, a 90° elbow bent downward should be installed
where the exhaust exits the building. If the ductwork travels
vertically up through the roof, it should be protected from the
weather by using a 180° turn to point the opening downward.
In either case, allow at least twice the diameter of the duct
between the duct opening and the nearest obstruction (refer
to the diagram).
Important: Do not use screens, louvers, or caps on the
outside opening of the exhaust ductwork.
Single Dryer Venting
A = 20 feet (6.10 meters)
B = 8” (20.32 cm)
Important: For extended ductwork runs, the crosssectional area of the ductwork can only be increased to an
extent. When the ductwork approaches the maximum
limits as noted in this manual, a professional HVAC firm
should be consulted for proper venting information.
C = 20 feet (6.10 meters)
D = 8” (20.32 cm)
Horizontal Venting
When horizontal dryer venting is used, the length of the
ductwork from the dryer to the outside exhaust outlet, must
not exceed 20 feet (6.10 meters). The minimum diameter of
this ductwork must be at least 8-inches (20.32 cm). Including
tumbler/dryer elbow connections or elbows used for outside
protection from the weather, no more than 1 elbow should be
used in the exhaust duct run. If more than 1 elbow is used,
the cross-sectional area of the ductwork must be increased.
Vertical Venting
When vertical dryer venting is used, the length of the ductwork
from the dryer to the outside exhaust outlet, must not exceed
20 feet (6.10 meters). The minimum diameter of this ductwork
must be at least 8-inches (20.32 cm). Including tumbler/dryer
elbow connections or elbows used for outside protection from
the weather, no more than 3 elbows should be used in the
exhaust duct run. If more than 3 elbows are used, the crosssectional area of the ductwork must be increased.
NOTE 1 Opening from combustible materials must be 2-inches (5.08 cm)
larger than the duct (all the way around). The duct must be centered
within this opening.
NOTE 2 Distance should be 2 times the diameter of the duct to the nearest
obstruction.
Multiple Dryer (Common) Venting
Important: For extended ductwork runs, the crosssectional area of the ductwork can only be increased to an
extent. When the ductwork approaches the maximum
limits as noted in this manual, a professional HVAC firm
should be consulted for proper venting information.
If it is not feasible to provide separate exhaust ducts for each
dryer, ducts from individual dryers may be channeled into a
“common main duct.” The individual ducts should enter the
bottom or side of the main duct at an angle not more than
45º in the direction of airflow. The main duct should be
tapered, with the diameter increasing before each individual
duct is added.
Important: No more than 4 dryers should be connected to
1 main common duct.
The illustration on the next page shows the minimum crosssectional area for multiple dryer round or square venting.
These figures must be increased if the main duct run from
the last dryer to where it exhausts to the outdoors is longer
than 12 feet (3.656 meters) or has more than 1 elbow in it.
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The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in
specifications at any time without notice or obligation.
A = 8-inch (20.32 cm)
B = 12 feet (3.656 meters)
Important: A separate protected circuit must be provided
to each dryer.
The dryer must be connected to the electric supply shown
on the data label. In the case of 208 VAC or 240 VAC, the
supply voltage must match the electric service
specifications of the data label exactly.
The wire size must be properly sized to handle the related
current.
Warning
!
208 VAC and 240 VAC are not the same. Any
damage done to dryer components due to
improper voltage connections will automatically void
the warranty.
NOTE 1 Opening from combustible materials must be 2-inches (5.08 cm)
larger than the duct (all the way around). The duct must be centered
within this opening.
NOTE 2 Distance should be 2 times the diameter of the duct to the nearest
obstruction.
Multiple Dryer Venting with 8-Inch (20.32 cm) Diameter
640 cfm (18.12 cmm) Exhaust Connections at Common Duct
NUMBER OF DRYERS
SQ IN
SQ CM
IN
MINIMUM ROUND
DUCT DIAMETER
CM
MINIMUM CROSSSECTIONAL AREA
4
164
1058
14
35.56
3
120
774.2
12
30.48
2
80
516.1
10
25.4
1
54
348.4
8
20.32
Electrical Information ________________
Warning (Gas Models Only)
!
Dryers built for use with a voltage between 200
and 240 must verify the input voltage during
installation. If the nominal
voltage is outside of the
LINE VOLTAGE
TERM
medium tolerances shown
50 Hz
60 Hz
on the diagram below,
260
283
HIGH
adjust the autotransformer,
226
249
located near the burner
239
260
assembly. To adjust the
MED
208
230
autotransformer wiring,
217
236
place the red wire on the
LOW
189
208
appropriate tap (HIGH,
MED, LOW) of the
autotransformer. For additional wiring details, refer to
the electrical diagram located on the inside of the
control panel.
Electrical Requirements
All electrical connections must be made by a properly licensed
and competent electrician. This is to ensure that the electrical
installation is adequate and conforms to local, state, and
national regulations or codes of the country of origin. In the
absence of such codes, all electrical connections, materials,
and workmanship must conform to the applicable
requirements of the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA NO.
70-LATEST EDITION or in Canada, the Canadian Electrical
Codes Parts 1 & 2 CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST EDITION.
Electrical Service Specifications
Gas and Steam Models Only
ELECTRICAL SERVICE SPECIFICATIONS
IMPORTANT:
208 VAC AND 230/240 VAC ARE NOT THE SAME. When ordering, specify exact voltage.
NOTES:
When fuses are used they must be dual element, time delay, current limiting, class RK1 or
RK5 ONLY. Calculate/determine correct fuse value, by applying either local and/or National
Electrical Codes to listed appliance amp draw data.
Circuit breakers are thermal-magnetic (industrial) motor curve type ONLY. For others,
calculate/verify correct breaker size according to appliance amp draw rating and type
of breaker used.
Circuit breakers for 3-phase (3ø) dryers must be 3-pole type.
A.
B.
C.
Important: Failure to comply with these codes or
ordinances, and/or the requirements stipulated in this
manual can result in personal injury or component failure.
Note: Component failure due to improper installation will
void the warranty.
Each dryer should be connected to an independently
protected branch circuit. The dryer must be connected with
copper wire only. Do not use aluminum wire, which could
cause a fire hazard. The copper conductor wire/cable must
be of proper ampacity and insulation in accordance with
electric codes for making all service connections.
SERVICE
VOLTAGE
PHASE
WIRE
SERVICE
120
208
220
230
240
1ø
1ø
1ø
1ø
1ø
2
2
2
2
2
120
200
208
220
230
240
1ø
1ø
1ø
1ø
1ø
1ø
2
2
2
2
2
2
APPROX. AMP DRAW
60 Hz
50 Hz
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
25.5
19.8
14.2
—
13.4
—
—
12.3
12.2
—
35
25
20
20
20
—
—
—
9.6
10.0
—
30
20
20
20
20
20
Gas
Steam
22.2
12.0
12.0
12.0
—
11.3
7/10/08
Note: The use of aluminum wire will void the warranty.
An individual ground circuit must be provided to each
dryer, do not daisy chain.
Component failure due to improper voltage application will
void the warranty.
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Electric Models Only
All electrically heated dryers must be connected to the electric
service shown on the dryer’s data label. The connecting wires
must be properly sized to handle the rated current.
ELECTRICAL SERVICE SPECIFICATIONS
IMPORTANT:
NOTES:
A.
B.
C.
SERVICE
VOLTAGE
200
208
220
230
240
208
220
230
240
Single-Phase (1ø)
Wiring Connections/Hookup
The electrical input connections are made into the rear service
box located at the upper right area of the dryer. The ground
connection is made to the copper lug, also provided in this
box. To gain access, the service box cover must be removed.
208 VAC AND 230/240 VAC ARE NOT THE SAME. When ordering, specify exact voltage.
When fuses are used they must be dual element, time delay, current limiting, class RK1 or RK5
ONLY. Calculate/determine correct fuse value, by applying either local and/or National Electrical
Codes to listed appliance amp draw data.
Circuit breakers are thermal-magnetic (industrial) type ONLY. For others, calculate/verify correct
breaker size according to appliance amp draw rating and type of breaker used.
Circuit breakers for 3-phase (3ø) dryers must be 3-pole type.
PHASE
1ø
1ø
1ø
1ø
1ø
3ø
3ø
3ø
3ø
WIRE
SERVICE
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
OVEN
kW
20.3
22.0
18.5
20.3
22.0
22.0
18.5
20.3
22.0
APPROX.
AMP DRAW
60 Hz
50 Hz
113.6
117.7
95.9
—
102.9
73.2
60.2
—
64.4
—
—
94.3
97.8
—
—
58.8
60.6
—
Gas and Steam Models Only
120-240V Application with Neutral
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
150
150
125
125
125
90
80
80
80
6/30/08
200-240V Application without Neutral
Grounding
A ground (earth) connection must be provided and installed
in accordance with local, state, and national regulations or
codes of the country of origin. In the absence of these codes,
grounding must conform to applicable requirements of the
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA NO. 70-LATEST
EDITION, or in Canada, the installation must conform to
applicable Canada Standards: Canadian Electrical Codes
Parts 1 & 2 CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST EDITION. The
ground connection may be to a proven earth ground at the
location service panel.
For added personal safety, when possible, it is suggested
that a separate ground wire (size per local codes) be
connected from the ground connection of the dryer to a
grounded cold water pipe. Do not ground to a gas pipe or
hot water pipe. The grounded cold water pipe must have
metal-to-metal connection all the way to the electrical ground.
If there are any nonmetallic interruptions, such as, a meter,
pump, plastic, rubber, or other insulating connectors, they
must be jumped out with a wire (size per local codes) and
securely clamped to bare metal at both ends.
Important: For personal safety and proper operation, the
dryer must be grounded.
Provisions are made for ground connection in each dryer at
the electrical service connection area.
Electrical Connections
A wiring diagram is located behind the control panel for
connection data.
If local codes permit, power to the dryer can be made by the
use of a flexible UL listed power cord/pigtail (wire size must
conform to rating of dryer), or the dryer can be hard wired
directly to the service breaker panel. In both cases, a strain
relief must be installed where the wiring enters the dryer.
!
The dryer must be grounded. A ground lug
has been provided for this purpose.
Input connection wiring must be sized properly to handle the
dryer’s current draw. This information is printed on the dryer’s
data label.
Important: A strain relief must be used where the input
wiring enters the oven assembly.
Electrically Heated Models Only
The electrical input connections are made at the rear service
box located at the right upper section of the dryer. The ground
connection is made to a copper lug also provided in this area.
To gain access, remove rear service cover.
The only electrical input connections to the dryer are the
3-phase (3ø) power leads (L1, L2, L3, and sometimes neutral)
and ground. Single-phase (1ø) power for the control circuit
and for any single-phase (1ø) motors (if present) is done
internally to the dryer by the factory at the oven contactor.
No single-phase (1ø) input connection is required on a
3-phase (3ø) dryer.
The neutral will only be used on 4-wire service. This is typical
for 380-416V, 50 Hz.
For CE Models Only
The means for disconnection from the supply must be
incorporated into wiring having a minimum contact separation
of 3.0 mm in all poles.
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Caution
!
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The dryer must be grounded. A ground lug
has been provided for this purpose.
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Input connection wiring must be sized properly to handle the
dryer’s current draw. This information is printed on the dryer’s
data label.
It is important that gas pressure regulators meet applicable
pressure requirements, and that gas meters be rated for the
total amount of all the appliance Btu being supplied.
Electric Models Only
Important: Failure to comply with these codes or
ordinances, and/or the requirements stipulated in this
manual, can result in personal injury and improper
operation of the dryer.
Single-Phase (1ø) Wiring Connections / Hookup
For ease of service, the individual gas supply line of each
dryer must have its own manual shutoff valve.
The dryer and its individual shutoff valve must be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system during
any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in
excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa) for non-CE dryers or 50 mb for
CE dryers.
Failure to isolate or disconnect the dryer from supply as
noted can cause irreparable damage to the gas valve,
voiding the warranty.
Note: The dryer must be isolated from the gas supply
piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve
during any pressure test of the gas supply system at test
pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa) for nonCE dryers or 50 mb for CE dryers.
Warning
!
Fire or explosion could result due to failure of
isolating or disconnecting the gas supply as
noted.
Note: Undersized gas piping will result in ignition
problems, slow drying, increased use of energy, and can
create a safety hazard.
The dryer must be connected to the type of heat/gas indicated
on the data label and pressure must be confirmed. If this
information does not agree with the type of gas available, do
not operate the dryer. Contact the reseller who sold the dryer
or contact the manufacturer.
3-Phase (3ø) Wiring Connections / Hookup
The input ratings shown on the data label are for elevations
up to 2,000 feet (610 meters), unless elevation requirements
of over 2,000 feet (610 meters) were specified at the time
the dryer order was placed with the factory. The adjustment
or conversion of dryers in the field for elevations over 2,000
feet (610 meters) is made by changing each burner orifice.
If this conversion is necessary, contact the reseller who sold
the dryer or contact the manufacturer.
Gas Information ______________________
It is your responsibility to have all plumbing connections,
materials, and workmanship conform to local and state
regulations or codes of the country of destination. In the
absence of such codes, all plumbing connections, materials,
and workmanship must conform to the applicable local
requirements. In the USA this is the National Fuel Gas Code
ANSI Z223.1-LATEST EDITION, or in Canada, the Canadian
Installation Codes CAN/CGA-B149.1-M91 (Natural Gas) or
CAN/CGAB149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION.
In Australia, the fuel gas code is AS 5601/AG 601, local
authority, gas, electricity, and any other relevant statutory
regulations.
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Important: If connection to this appliance is made with a
flexible hose, it must be suitable for the appliance category
in accordance with national installation regulations of the
country of destination, and if in doubt the installer must
contact the supplier. The manufacturer of this appliance
does not recommend the use of flexible gas supply line/
hose. An external gas supply shutoff must be provided.
CE and Australian Dryers
There is an N.P.T. to B.S.P.T. adaptor included with each dryer,
which must be installed to the gas inlet. The adaptor is
shipped in the tumbler.
Important: Pipe joint compounds that resist the action of
natural, propane, and butane gases must be used.
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Heat Input/Gas Consumption/Orifice (Injector) Data
Gas Specifications for Non-CE and Non-AGA Approved Dryers**
Nominal
Heating Value
Supply
Pressure
Gross
Heat Input
Burner
Pressure
B tu /ft 3
in WC
Btu/hr
kW
DMS
mm
Orifice
(Injector)
Quantity
Natural
1,000
7.0-13.0
130,000
38.103
23
3.9116
2
4.0
*Liquid Propane
2,500
11.0
130,000
38.103
42
2.3749
2
10.0
Gas
Type
Orifice Size
in WC
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
* Gas valve’s internal regulator disabled.
** Consult factory for elevations over 2,000 feet (610 meters) for correct orifice size.
Piping/Connections
Inlet Connection – 1/2” M.N.P.T.
CE and Australian dryer connections will be B.S.P.T., all others
will be N.P.T.
There should be a minimum 6-inch (15.24 cm) clearance
between the back guard and the first bend in the gas piping
for ease of servicing. It is recommended that a gas shutoff
valve be provided to the gas supply line of each dryer for
ease in servicing.
The size of the main gas supply line (header) will vary
depending on the distance this line travels from the gas meter
or, in the case of L.P. gas, the supply tank, other gas-operated
appliances on the same line, etc. Specific information
regarding supply line size should be determined by the gas
supplier.
Note: Undersized gas supply piping can create a low or
inconsistent pressure, which will result in erratic operation
of the burner ignition system.
TYPICAL NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION
Consistent gas pressure is essential at all gas connections.
It is recommended that a 3/4-inch (19.05 mm) pipe gas loop
be installed in the supply line servicing a bank of dryers. An
in-line pressure regulator must be installed in the gas supply
line (header) if the (natural) gas pressure exceeds 13.0 in
WC (32.34 mb) pressure.
A plugged tap, accessible for a pressure gauge connection,
must be installed in the main gas supply line immediately
upstream of the dryers.
Important: Pipe joint compounds that resist the action of
natural, L.P., and butane gases must be used.
Test all connections for leaks by brushing on a soapy
water solution (liquid detergent works well).
!
Warning
Never test for leaks with a flame!!!
NOTES _____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
TYPICAL L.P. GAS INSTALLATION
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
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Gas Pressure Testing _________________
Steam Information ____________________
For proper operation, the gas pressure must be correct,
consistent and maintained at the gas pressure rates shown
on page 14. Provisions are made at the gas valve for taking
gas pressure readings.
It is your responsibility to have all plumbing connections made
by a qualified professional to ensure that the steam plumbing
installation is adequate and conforms with local, state, and
country regulations or codes.
There are 2 types of devices used to measure gas pressure.
They are the spring/mechanical type gauge and the
manometer. The use of the spring/mechanical type gauge is
not recommended because they are very easily damaged
and are not always accurate. The preferred type of gauge is
the manometer because it is a simple device to use and is
highly accurate. A manometer is simply a glass or transparent
plastic tube with a scale graduated in inches or millibar. When
it is filled with water and pressure is applied, the water in the
tube rises, showing the exact gas pressure.
Care must be exercised when leveling steam dryers into final
position. After leveling the dryer, check the downward pitch
of the heat exchanger from front to rear with a level. Likewise,
check the downward pitch of the return condensate manifold
toward its outlet part. Absence of these downward pitches
will result in probable water hammer and premature heat
exchanger fracture and leakage.
Gas Pressure Test Procedure
Turn gas cock in gas supply line to “OFF” position.
50 Hz dryers: Back out miniature screw inside pressure tap
and attach manometer.
60 Hz dryers: Install pressure tap and attach manometer.
The presence of condensate in the steam will cause water
hammer and subsequent heat exchanger failure. The steam
supply connection must be taken from the top of a
well-dripped steam main. If the supply run-out to the dryer
exceeds 25 feet (7.6 meters), it should be dripped just before
the control valve with a proper trap and dirt pocket.
Important: Failure to comply with the requirements
stipulated in this manual can result in component failure,
which will void the warranty.
Turn gas cock to “ON” position.
Steam Coil pH Level
Start the dryer in Heat Mode and wait for ignition. Gas
manifold pressure should be as shown on page 14.
Once test is complete, turn gas cock to “OFF” position.
Remove manometer. Tighten screw inside the pressure tap
or install plug.
The normal pH level for copper type steam coils must be
maintained between a value of 8.5 to 9.5. For steel type
steam coils the pH level must be maintained between a value
of 9.5 to 10.5. These limits are set to limit the acid attack of
the steam coils.
Turn gas cock to “ON” position and check for leaks with soap
solution with main burner “ON.”
Important: Coil failure due to improper pH level will void
the warranty.
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Water Information ____________________
Steam Requirements – High Pressure
Operating Steam Pressure
Maximum
1.0 MPa
150 psig*
Heat Input (Normal Load)
Consumption (Approximate)
4 Bhp
136 lb/hr
Inlet / Return
Call your local water company or the proper municipal
authority for information regarding local codes.
61.68 kg/hr
3/4” / 3/4”
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
* The minimum operating pressure for optimum results is 100 psig (689.47
kPa).
Installation Instructions
To ensure an adequate supply of steam is provided, be sure
that the steam supply lines and steam return lines are sized
and laid out as stipulated in this manual. Inadequate steam
supply lines and steam return lines or improper steam
plumbing will result in poor performance and can cause
component failure. Clean, dry steam must be provided to
the dryer.
Important: Steam coil failure due to water hammer by wet
steam will void the warranty.
The presence of condensate in the steam supply line will
cause water hammer and subsequent heat exchanger (steam
coil) failure. The steam supply connection into the main
supply line must be made with a minimum 10-inch (25.4 cm)
riser. This will prevent any condensate from draining towards
the dryer.
The steam supply line to the dryer must include a 12-inch
(30.48 cm) riser along with a drip trap and check valve. This
will prevent any condensate from entering the steam coil.
Flexible hoses or couplings must be used. The dryer vibrates
slightly when it runs and this will cause the steam coil
connections to crack if they are hard piped to the supply and
return mains.
Shutoff valves for each dryer should be installed in the supply
line, return line, and drip trap return line. This will allow the
dryer to be isolated from the supply main and the return main
if the dryer needs maintenance work.
Install an inverted bucket steam trap and check valve at least
12-inches (30.48 cm) below the steam coil as close to the
coil as possible. A trap with a minimum capacity of 272 lb
(123.37 kg) of condensate per hour at 125 psi (8.62 bar) is
needed for each unit. (Based on 2 times the steam
consumption per hour.)
The supply line and the return line should be insulated. This
will save energy and provide for the safety of the operator
and maintenance personnel.
Water pockets in the supply line, caused by low points, will
provide wet steam to the coil possibly causing steam coil
damage. All horizontal runs of steam supply piping should
be pitched 1/4-inch (6.35 mm) for every 1 foot (0.31 meters)
back towards the steam supply header causing the
condensate in the line to drain to the header. Install a bypass
trap in any low point to eliminate wet steam.
Important: Flexible hoses/couplings must be used. Coil
failure due to hard plumbing connections will void the
warranty.
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Before You Start
Check Local Codes and Permits
Important: It is your responsibility to have all plumbing
connections made by a qualified professional to ensure
that the plumbing installation is adequate and conforms to
local, state, and federal regulations or codes.
It is the installer’s or owner’s responsibility to see that the
required water pressure, pipe size, or connections are
provided. The manufacturer assumes no responsibility if
the fire suppression system is not connected, installed, or
maintained properly.
Installation
Water Supply
The fire suppression system must be supplied with a minimum
water pipe size of 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) and be provided with 40
psi +/- 20 psi (2.75 bar +/- 1.37 bar) of pressure.
If the rear area of the dryer or the water supply is located in
an area where it will be exposed to cold/freezing
temperatures, provisions must be made to protect these water
lines from freezing.
!
Warning
If the water in the supply line or water solenoid
valve freezes, the fire suppression system will
be inoperative!!
Water Connections
The water connection is made to the 3/4”-11.5 NH hose
adaptor, which is shipped in the tumbler and must be installed
to the 1/2” N.P.T. water connection, located at the upper rear
of the dryer. A flexible supply line/coupling must be used in
an effort to avoid damaging the electric water solenoid valve.
Note: The 3/4”-11.5 NH is a standard hose coupling screw
thread. It is not to be confused with 3/4” N.P.T. The
sealing of an NH connection is made with a washer
opposed to the mating threads of an N.P.T. assembly. The
2 thread designs are not compatible.
It is recommended that a filter or strainer be installed in the
water supply line.
Important: Flexible supply line/coupling must be used.
Solenoid valve failure due to hard plumbing connections
will void warranty.
The dryer is to be connected to the water mains using a
new hose set and the old hose set should not be reused.
Electrical Requirements
No independent external power source or supply connection
is necessary. The 24-volt power to operate the fire
suppression system is accomplished internally in the dryer
(from the dryer controls).
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Warning
!
Electrical power must be provided to the dryer
at all times. If the main electrical power supply
to the dryer is disconnected, the fire suppression
system is inoperative!!
Preparation for Operation/Start-Up __
The following items should be checked before attempting to
operate the dryer:
• Read all “CAUTION,” “WARNING,” and “DIRECTION”
labels attached to the dryer.
• Check incoming supply voltage to be sure that it is the
same as indicated on the data label. In the case of 208
VAC or 240 VAC, the supply voltage must match the
electric service exactly.
• GAS MODELS – Check to ensure that the dryer is
connected to the type of heat/gas indicated on the dryer
data label.
Note: Water column pressure requirements (measured at
the pressure tap of the gas valve body) must be verified.
Important: In most cases there is no regulator provided in
an L.P. dryer. The water column pressure must be
regulated at the source (L.P. tank), or an external regulator
must be added to each dryer.
Electrical Dryers
Check to ensure that electric oven/contactor assembly is
activating.
Safety Related Circuits
Make a complete operational check of all safety related
circuits:
• Door Switch(es)
• Hi-Limit Thermostats
• Sail Switch
• GAS MODELS – Be sure that all gas shutoff valves are
in the open position.
Make a complete operational check of all operating controls.
• Be sure all back panels (guards) and electric box covers
are in place.
Tumbler Coating
• Be sure the lint door/drawer is securely in place.
The tumbler is treated with a protective coating. We suggest
dampening old garments or cloth material with a solution of
water and nonflammable mild detergent and tumbling them
in the tumbler to remove this coating.
• Rotate the tumbler (drum) by hand to be sure it moves
freely.
Microprocessor Programs/Selections
• Be sure the service doors are closed and securely in
place.
• Check bolts, nuts, screws, terminals, and fittings for
tightness and security.
Each microprocessor controller (computer) has been
preprogrammed by the factory with the most commonly used
parameter (program) selections. If computer program
changes are required, refer to the computer programming
manual, which was shipped with the dryer.
• Check that the vent is connected to the dryer and is
exhausted to the outdoors.
• STEAM MODELS – Check to ensure all steam shutoff
valves are open.
Preoperational Test __________________
All dryers are thoroughly tested and inspected before leaving
the factory. However, a preoperational test should be
performed before the dryer is publicly used. It is possible
that adjustments have changed in transit or due to marginal
location (installation) conditions.
Turn on electric power to the dryer.
Preoperational Instructions __________
Important: For more detailed information regarding the
microprocessor controller (computer), refer to the
microprocessor user’s manual included with the dryer.
Coin Models
Microprocessor Controller (Computer)
Refer to the Operating Instructions for starting your particular
model dryer.
When the microprocessor controller (computer) is in the ready
state, the L.C.D. screen will display “Ready, Insert $XX.XX
(amount) to Start”.
Gas Dryers
Insert coin(s). Once the correct “Amount to Start” has been
inserted, the L.C.D. will display “Select Temperature”.
Open all shutoff valves.
When a gas dryer is first started (during initial start-up), it
has a tendency not to ignite on the first ignition attempt. This
is because the gas supply piping is filled with air, so it may
take a few minutes for the air to be purged from the lines.
Note: During the purging period, check to be sure that all
gas shutoff valves are open.
A gas pressure test should be taken at the gas valve pressure
tap of each dryer to ensure that the water column pressure is
correct and consistent.
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Select temperature by pressing “HI,” “MED,” or “LO.” The
cycle will start and the L.C.D. will display the Dry Cycle
selected and the remaining time.
The dryer will continue through the drying and cooling cycles,
until the vended time has expired.
Note: To stop the dryer, open main door. Continuation of
the cycle will resume only after the door has been closed
and any one of the 3 temperature selections is pressed.
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Non-Coin Models
The L.E.D. display reads “READY” (no cycle in progress).
Note: When ordering replacement parts from the reseller
or the manufacturer, be sure to give them the correct
model number and serial number so that your parts order
can be processed in an expeditious manner.
Press the letter on the keypad corresponding to the cycle
desired (e.g. key “D”).
Warranty Information _________________
Microprocessor Controller (Computer)
The dryer will then start (i.e. blower, tumbler, and heat).
Returning Warranty Cards
The L.E.D. display will read MANUAL DRYING CYCLE D,
___MIN REMAIN.
Before any dryer leaves the factory test area, a warranty card
is placed on the inside of the main door glass. These warranty
cards are intended to serve the customer where we record
the individual installation date and warranty information to
better serve you should you file a warranty claim.
Note: The dryer can be stopped at any time by pressing
the “STOP/CLEAR” key, at this time the dryer will go into a
cycle pause. If the “STOP/CLEAR” key is pressed again at
this point, the cycle that was in progress will be cancelled
and returned to the “READY” state.
When the programmed drying time has expired, the noncoin microprocessor controller (computer) will proceed into
the Cool Down Cycle.
Once the Cool Down Cycle begins at the end of the heat
cycle, the L.E.D. display will read COOL DOWN TEMP
__/__ MINUTES remaining. At the end of the heat cycle, the
dryer will shut off the heat and continue the fan and tumbler
until the Cool Down Time or temperature is reached.
Shutdown Instructions _______________
If the dryer is to be shutdown (taken out of service) for a
period of time, the following must be performed:
Discontinue power to the dryer either at the external
disconnect switch or the circuit breaker.
Discontinue the heat supply:
Gas Models – Discontinue the gas supply.
Shut off external gas supply shutoff valve.
If a warranty card did not come with your dryer, contact the
Warranty Department or the Service Department at +1 (508)
678-9000.
Important: A separate warranty card must be completed
and returned for each individual dryer.
Note: Be sure to include the installation date when
returning the warranty card(s).
Warranty
For a copy of the commercial warranty covering your particular
dryer(s), contact the reseller from whom you purchased the
equipment and request a dryer warranty form. If the reseller
cannot be contacted or is unknown, warranty information can
be obtained from the factory by contacting the Warranty
Department at +1 (508) 678-9000.
Note: Whenever contacting the factory for warranty
information, be sure to have the dryer’s model number and
serial number available so that your inquiry can be
handled in an expeditious manner.
Shut off internal gas supply shutoff valve located in the gas
valve burner area.
Returning Warranty Parts
Steam Models – Discontinue the steam supply.
All dryer or parts warranty claims or inquiries should be
addressed to the Warranty Parts Department. To expedite
processing, the following procedures must be followed:
Shut off external (location furnished) shutoff valves.
Service/Parts Information ____________
Service
Service must be performed by a qualified trained technician.
If service is required, contact the reseller from whom the
equipment was purchased. If the reseller cannot be contacted
or is unknown, contact the Service Department for a reseller
in your area.
No parts are to be returned without prior written authorization
R.M.A. from the factory.
Note: An R.M.A. is valid for only 30 days from date of
issue.
The R.M.A. issued by the factory, as well as any other
correspondence pertaining to the returned part(s), must be
included inside the package with the failed merchandise.
Each part must be tagged with the following information:
Note: When contacting the Service Department, be sure to
give them the correct model number and serial number so
that your inquiry is handled in an expeditious manner.
Model number and serial number of the dryer from which
part was removed.
Parts
Date of dryer installation.
Replacement parts should be purchased from the reseller
from whom the equipment was purchased. If the reseller
cannot be contacted or is unknown, contact the Parts
Department for a reseller in your area. Parts may also be
purchased directly from the factory by calling the Parts
Department at +1 (508) 678-9000 or you may FAX in your
order at +1 (508) 678-9447.
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Nature of failure (be specific).
Date of part failure.
Specify whether the part(s) being returned is for a credit,
replacement, or a refund.
Note: If a part is marked for a credit or a refund, the
invoice number covering the purchase of the replacement
part must be provided.
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Warranty tags (Part No. 450064) are available at “no
charge” from ADC upon request.
The company returning the part(s) must clearly note the
complete company name and address on the outside of the
package.
All returns must be properly packaged to ensure that they
are not damaged in transit. Damage claims are the
responsibility of the shipper.
Important: No replacements, credits, or refunds will be
issued for merchandise damaged in transit.
All returns should be shipped to the factory in such a manner
that they are insured and a proof of delivery can be obtained
by the sender.
Shipping charges are not the responsibility of ADC. All
returns should be “prepaid” to the factory. Any “C.O.D.” or
“COLLECT” returns will not be accepted.
Important: No replacements, credits, or refunds will be
issued if the claim cannot be processed due to insufficient
information. The party filing the claim will be notified in
writing, either by “FAX” or “CERTIFIED MAIL – Return
Receipt Requested,” as to the information necessary to
process claim. If a reply is not received by the Warranty
Department within 30 days from the FAX/letter date, then
no replacements, credits, or refunds will be issued, and the
merchandise will be discarded.
Routine Maintenance _________________
Important: The frequency of cleaning the lint screen can
best be determined from experience at each location.
Weekly
Clean lint accumulation from lint chamber, thermostat, and
microprocessor temperature sensor area.
Warning
!
To avoid the hazard of electrical shock,
discontinue electrical supply to the dryer.
Steam Dryers
Clean the steam coil fins. It is suggested that compressed
air and a vacuum cleaner with brush attachment be used.
!
Warning
When cleaning steam coil fins, be careful not
to bend the fins. If fins are bent, straighten by
using a fin comb, which is available from local airconditioning supply houses.
90 Days
Remove lint from gas valve burner area with a dusting brush
or vacuum cleaner attachment.
Clean any lint accumulation in and around the motor(s) casing
opening.
Cleaning
A program and/or schedule should be established for periodic
inspection, cleaning, and removal of lint from various areas
of the dryer, as well as throughout the ductwork system. The
frequency of cleaning can best be determined from
experience at each location. Maximum operating efficiency
is dependent upon proper airflow. The accumulation of lint
can restrict this airflow. If the guidelines in this section are
met, the dryer will provide many years of efficient, trouble
free, and most importantly, safe operation.
Note: To prevent damage, avoid cleaning and/or touching
ignitor/flame-probe assembly.
Every 6 Months
Inspect and remove lint accumulation in customer furnished
exhaust ductwork system and from dryer’s internal exhaust
ducting.
Note: The accumulation of lint in the exhaust ductwork can
create a potential fire hazard.
Warning
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Lint from most fabrics is highly combustible.
The accumulation of lint can create a potential
fire hazard. Keep dryer area clear and free from
combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
Note: Suggested time intervals shown are for average
usage, which is considered 6 to 8 operational (running)
hours per day.
Important: Dryer produces combustible lint and must be
exhausted to the outdoors. Every 6 months, inspect the
exhaust ducting and remove any lint buildup.
Suggested Cleaning Schedule
Every Third or Fourth Load
Clean the lint screen every third or fourth load. A clogged lint
screen will cause poor dryer performance. The lint door/
drawer is located just below the loading door of the dryer.
Open the lint door/drawer, brush the lint off the lint screen,
and remove the lint. Inspect lint screen and replace if torn.
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Note: To remove the lint drawer from the dryer, pull the
drawer out loosen the torx screws on the sides of the rails.
This allows the metal clips to rotate and allow the drawer to
be fully removed. Reverse the above process for
installation.
Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
Check back draft dampers in the exhaust ductwork.
Inspect and remove any lint accumulation, which can
cause the damper to bind or stick.
A back draft damper that is sticking partially closed can
result in slow drying and shutdown of heat circuit safety
switches or thermostats.
When cleaning the dryer cabinet(s), avoid using harsh
abrasives. A product intended for the cleaning of
appliances is recommended.
7 Days After Installation
and Every 12 Months Thereafter
A competent professional should inspect bolts, nuts, screws,
setscrews, grounding connections and nonpermanent gas
connections (unions, shutoff valves, and orifices). Belts
should be examined. Cracked or seriously frayed belts should
be replaced. Complete an operational check of controls and
valves. Complete an operational check of all safety devices
(lint door/drawer switch, door switches, sail switch, and
hi-limit thermostats).
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Data Label Information ____________________________________________________________
Standard Label
CE Label
AGA Label
When contacting ADC, the information on the data label is
required to ensure proper service/parts assistance. The data
label is located at the upper left rear of the dryer behind the
back guard.
1. Model Number – This describes the style of dryer and
type of heat (gas, electric, or steam).
2. Serial Number – Allows the manufacturer to gather
information on your particular dryer.
3. Type of Heat – This describes the type of heat for your
particular dryer, gas (either natural gas or L.P. gas),
electric, or steam.
4. Heat Input (For Gas Dryers) – This describes the heat
input in British thermal units per hour (Btu/hr) or kilowatts
(kW).
5. Orifice Size (For Gas Dryers) – Gives the number drill
size used.
6. Electric Service – This describes the voltage and
current rating for a particular model.
7. Gas Manifold Pressure (For Gas Dryers) – This
describes the manifold pressure taken at the gas valve
tap.
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