29 IN. (73.7 CM) ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION

29 IN. (73.7 CM) ELECTRIC DRYER
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Table of Contents
DRYER SAFETY................................................1
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ....................1
Tools and Parts..............................................1
Location Requirements ................................2
Electrical Requirements.................................3
Electrical Connection.....................................4
Venting Requirements ...................................8
Plan Vent System .......................................... 8
Install Vent System...................................... 10
Install Leveling Legs.................................... 10
Level Dryer .................................................. 10
Connect Vent............................................... 10
Reverse Door Swing (Optional)................... 10
Complete Installation .................................. 11
DRYER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Parts supplied:
Tools and Parts
Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts were
included.
Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.
Proper installation is your responsibility.
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Flat-blade screwdriver
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Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1 in. (2.5 cm) or
hex-head socket wrench
(for adjusting dryer feet)
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Tin snips (new vent
installations)
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Safety glasses
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Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
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Level
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#2 Phillips screwdriver
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Gloves
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Vent clamps
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Wire stripper (direct wire
installations)
8535914
4 leveling legs
Parts needed:
Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting
and see “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements”
before purchasing parts.
Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware
available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased
your dryer. For further information, please reference the
“Assistance or Service” section of your “Dryer User Instructions.”
Dryer Dimensions
Location Requirements
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
You will need
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A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See
“Venting Requirements.”
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A separate 30 amp circuit.
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A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of
either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.”
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A sturdy floor to support the total weight (dryer and load) of
200 lbs (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion
appliance should also be considered.
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A level floor with a maximum slope of 1 in. (2.5 cm) under
entire dryer. (If slope is greater than 1 in. [2.5 cm], install
Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part No. 279810.) Clothes may not
tumble properly and models with automatic sensor cycles
may not operate correctly if dryer is not level.
1. Small Opening Side-Swing Door
2. Large Opening Side-Swing Door
3. Wide Opening Side-Swing Door
4. Wide Opening Hamper Door
* Most installations require a minimum 5½ in. (14 cm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting
Requirements.”
Minimum installation spacing for recessed area or closet
installation
Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At
lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an
automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.
Dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be
exposed to water and/or weather.
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or
sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
The dimensions shown following are for the minimum spacing
allowed.
■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
Installation Clearances
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Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and
floor moldings.
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Additional spacing of 1 in. (2.5 cm) on all sides of the dryer is
recommended to reduce noise transfer.
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For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are
acceptable.
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Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open
fully.
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1. Recessed area
2. Side view - closet or confined area
3. Closet door with vents
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Mobile Home-Additional Installation Requirements
This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations.
The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280
(formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and
Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280).
Mobile home installations require:
■ Metal exhaust system hardware which is available for
purchase from your dealer.
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Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a
nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer
exhaust opening.
Electrical Requirements
If your outlet looks like this:
4-wire receptacle (14-30R)
Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL approved strain relief. The 4-wire power supply
cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have 4, 10 gauge solid
copper wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type
14-30R. The ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green
or bare. The neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover.
If your outlet looks like this:
It is your responsibility
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To contact a qualified electrical installer.
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To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply
connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved
in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
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To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240-volt,
60-Hz., AC-only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208-volt
electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a
separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect
to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the
neutral or grounding circuit.
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Do not use an extension cord.
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If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
Electrical Connection
To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of
electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions
provided for it here.
■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet
ground connector to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
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This dryer is manufactured with a 3-wire, cabinet-ground
conductor connected to the NEUTRAL (white or center wire)
of the wiring harness at the terminal block.
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Use a 4-wire conductor cord when the dryer is installed in a
mobile home or an area where local codes do not permit
grounding through the neutral.
3-wire receptacle (10-30R)
Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL approved strain relief. The 3-wire power supply
cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have 3, No.-10 copper wires
and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R.
If connecting by direct wire:
Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire)
and be:
■ Flexible armored cable or non-metallic sheathed copper cable
(with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All
current-carrying wires must be insulated.
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10 gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).
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At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction
or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This
dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
For a permanently connected dryer:
This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent
wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must be
run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dryer.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentIf using a power supply cord:
Use a UL approved power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
■ A UL approved 30 amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt
minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at
least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer
must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned
ends.
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grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or
personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power supply cord:
if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
A UL approved strain relief.
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Electrical Connection
Power Supply Cord
Direct Wire
WARNING
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard
Use a new UL approved 30 amp power supply cord.
Use 10 gauge solid copper wire.
Use a UL approved strain relief.
Use a UL approved strain relief.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
1. Disconnect power.
2. Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover.
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1. Terminal block cover
2. External ground connector
3. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
4. Hold-down screw location
5. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)
6. Hole below terminal block opening
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3. Assemble a ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL approved strain relief (UL
marking on strain relief) into the hole below the terminal block
opening. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold the
two clamp sections together. Put power supply cord through
the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the
dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position.
4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type
of electrical connection:
4-wire (recommended)
3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)
Electrical Connection Options
If your home has:
And you will be
connecting to:
Go to Section
4-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R)
A UL listed, 120/
240 volt
minimum, 30
amp., dryer
power supply
cord*
4-wire connection:
Power Supply
Cord
4-wire direct
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
4-wire connection:
Direct Wire
A UL listed, 120/
240 volt
minimum, 30
amp., dryer
power supply
cord*
3-wire connection:
Power Supply
Cord
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
3-wire connection:
Direct Wire
5"
(12.7 cm)
3-wire receptacle
(NEMA type 10-30R)
3-wire direct
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1. Remove center terminal block screw.
2. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes)
from external ground connector screw. Fasten it under center,
silver colored terminal block screw.
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1. External ground connector - Dotted line shows
position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being
moved to center terminal block screw
2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
3. Green/yellow wire of harness
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
4. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply
cord under center screw of the terminal block.
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* If local codes do not permit the connection of a framegrounding conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
4-wire connection: Power Supply Cord
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes
and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire
connections.
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1. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)
2. 4-prong plug
3. Ground prong
4. Neutral prong
5. Spade terminals with upturned ends
6. ¾ in. (1.9 cm) UL approved strain relief
7. Ring terminals
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1. ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief
2. Green wire of power supply cord or bare copper wire
3. External ground connector
4. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
5. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
6. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)
5. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
6. Tighten strain relief screws.
7. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
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4-wire connection: Direct Wire
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes
and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire
connections.
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer
can be moved if needed.
Strip 5 in. (12.7 cm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving
bare ground wire at 5 in. (12.7 cm). Cut 1¹⁄₂ in. (3.8 cm) from 3
remaining wires. Strip insulation back 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bend ends of
wires into a hook shape.
4. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire)
of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal
block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together.
Tighten screw.
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5
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1. ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief
2. Green or bare copper wire of power supply cord
3. External ground connector
4. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
5. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
6. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)
When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of
the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right),
squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. See example
below.
5. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires
under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).
Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.
1. Remove center terminal block screw.
2. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes)
from external ground connector screw. Fasten it under center,
silver colored terminal block screw.
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6. Tighten strain relief screws.
7. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
3-wire connection: Power Supply Cord
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire:
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1. External ground connector - Dotted line shows
position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being
moved to center terminal block screw
2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
3. Green/yellow wire of harness
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
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4
5
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3
1. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R)
2. 3-wire plug
3. Neutral prong
4. Spade terminals with up turned ends
5. ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL approved strain relief
6. Ring terminals
7. Neutral (white or center wire)
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1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.
2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply
cord to the center, silver colored terminal screw of the terminal
block. Tighten screw.
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1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.
2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire)
of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal
block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together.
Tighten screw.
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3
4
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1. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)
2. External ground connector
3. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
4. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
5. ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief
3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
4. Tighten strain relief screws.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
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1. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)
2. External ground connector
3. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
4. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
5. ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief
3. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires
under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).
Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.
3-wire connection: Direct Wire
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer
can be moved if needed.
Strip 3¹⁄₂ in. (8.9 cm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip
insulation back 1 in. (2.5 cm). If using 3-wire cable with ground
wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Bend ends of wires
into a hook shape.
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When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of
the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right),
squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw.
4. Tighten strain relief screws.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
Optional 3-wire connection
Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do
not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral
wire.
1. Remove center terminal block screw.
2. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes)
from external ground connector screw. Connect appliance
ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of
power supply cord/cable under center, silver colored terminal
block screw. Tighten screw.
3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
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4. Tighten strain relief screws.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
6. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external
ground connector screw to an adequate ground.
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The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, or a concealed space of a building.
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Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
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Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or
floors.
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Use clamps to seal all joints. Exhaust vent must not be
connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices
which extend into the interior of the duct. Do not use duct
tape.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
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Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpets, etc.
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
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1. External ground connector
2. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)
3. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
4. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician
Venting Requirements
WARNING
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when
the dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent
to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow
and poor performance.
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 12 in. (30.5 cm) from the ground or
any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as flowers,
rocks or bushes, etc.).
If using an existing vent system, clean lint from the entire length of
the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint.
Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid metal or flexible
metal vent.
Plan Vent System
Typical exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
4 in. (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be
used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended.
DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your dealer
or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For more
information, see the “Assistance or Service” section of your
“Dryer User Instructions.”
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1. Dryer
2. Elbow
3. Wall
4. Exhaust hood
5. Clamps
6. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
7. Vent length necessary to connect
elbows
8. Exhaust outlet
Standard exhaust installation with rigid metal or flexible
metal vent
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Determine Vent Length
1. Select the route that will provide the straightest and most
direct path outdoors. Plan the installation to use the fewest
number of elbows and turns. When using elbows or making
turns, allow as much room as possible. Bend vent gradually to
avoid kinking. Avoid 90º turns.
2. Determine vent length.
The maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon:
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The type of vent (rigid metal or flexible metal).
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The number of elbows used.
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Type of hood.
Recommended hood styles are shown here.
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1
1
4"
(10.2 cm)
2
4"
(10.2 cm)
1. Over the top installation (also available with one
offset elbow)
2. Periscope installation
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations
are available for purchase. Please reference the “Assistance or
Service” section of your “Dryer User Instructions.”
■ Over the top installation:
1. Louvered hood style
2. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable.
4"
(10.2 cm)
Part Number 4396028
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Periscope installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
mismatch):
2 ½"
(6.4 cm)
Part Number 4396037 - 0 in. (0 cm) to 18 in. (45.72 cm)
mismatch
See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood
type for the maximum vent lengths you can use.
Part Number 4396011 - 18 in. (45.72 cm) to 29 in. (73.66 cm)
mismatch
Exhaust systems longer than specified will:
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Part Number 4396014 - 29 in. (73.66 cm) to 50 in. (127 cm)
mismatch
Shorten the life of the dryer.
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Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
Special provisions for mobile home installations
The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible
portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate
beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside.
3. Determine the number of elbows you will need.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than specified in the Vent
Length Chart.
The following chart helps you determine your maximum vent
length based on the number of 90° turns or elbows you will
need and the type of vent (rigid or flexible metal) and hood
that you will use.
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Vent Length Chart
Number of
90º turns
or elbows
Type of vent
Box or
Louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
64 ft (20 m)
36 ft (11 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
28 ft (8.5 m)
1
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
54 ft (16.5 m)
31 ft (9.4 m)
48 ft (14.6 m)
23 ft (7 m)
2
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
44 ft (13.4 m)
27 ft (8.2 m)
38 ft (11.6 m)
19 ft (5.8 m)
3
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
35 ft (10.7 m)
25 ft (7.6 m)
29 ft (8.8 m)
17 ft (5.2 m)
4
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
27 ft (8.2 m)
23 ft (7 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
15 ft (4.6 m)
Install Vent System
1. (Optional) Put on safety glasses and gloves.
2. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
3. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp.
4. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See “Determine Vent Length.” Avoid 90º turns. Use clamps to
seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws or other fastening
devices that extend into the interior of the vent to secure vent.
Install Leveling Legs
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
5. Place a carton corner post under each of the 2 dryer back
corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the dryer on the corner
posts until it is close to its final location. Leave enough room
to connect the exhaust vent.
6. Once connection is made and dryer is in final location, remove
corner posts and cardboard.
Level Dryer
Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first
side-to-side, then front-to-back.
If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block. Use
a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for
levelness.
NOTE: It might be necessary to level the dryer again after it is
moved into its final position.
Connect Vent
1. Using a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet
in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is
clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet
and inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured to
exhaust hood with a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp.
2. Move dryer into final position. Do not crush or kink vent. Make
sure dryer is level.
3. (On gas models) Check to be sure there are no kinks in the
flexible gas line.
Reverse Door Swing (Optional)
You can change your door swing from a right-side opening to a
left-side opening, if desired.
Reversible Large Side-Swing Door
1. To protect the floor, use a large, flat piece of cardboard from
the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire back edge
of the dryer. See illustration.
2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the top or console
panel).
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Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard.
3. Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.
4. Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to
finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer
visible.
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1. Place towel (1) on top of dryer to protect surface.
2. Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from cabinet side of
hinges (3). Loosen (do not remove) top screws from cabinet
side of hinges.
3. Lift door until top screws in cabinet are in large part of hinge
slot. Pull door forward off screws. Set door on top of dryer.
Remove top screws from cabinet.
4. Use a small, flat-blade screwdriver to carefully remove 4 hinge
hole plugs (4) on left side of cabinet. Insert plugs in hinge
holes on right side of cabinet.
5. Insert screws in bottom holes on left side of cabinet. Tighten
screws halfway. Position door so large end of door hinge slot
is over screws. Slide door up so screws are in bottom of slots.
Tighten screws. Insert and tighten top screws in hinges.
8. Remove door strike (5) from cabinet. Use a small, flat-blade
screwdriver to carefully remove 4 hinge hole plugs (6) on left
side of cabinet. Insert plugs in hinge holes on right side of
cabinet.
9. Insert screws in bottom holes on left side of cabinet. Tighten
screws halfway. Position door so large end of door hinge slot
is over screws. Slide door up so screws are in bottom of slots.
Tighten screws. Insert and tighten top screws in hinges.
6. Close door and check that door strike aligns with door catch
(2). If needed, slide door catch left or right within slot to adjust
alignment.
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10. Remove door strike plug (2). Insert the door strike you
removed in Step 8 in hole and secure with screw. Insert door
strike plug in original door strike hole and secure with screw.
11. Close door and check that door strike aligns with door catch
(3). If needed, slide door catch left or right within slot to adjust
alignment.
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1. Place towel (1) on top of dryer to protect surface.
2. Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from cabinet side of
hinges (4). Loosen (do not remove) top screws from cabinet
side of hinges.
3. Lift door until top screws in cabinet are in large part of hinge
slot. Pull door forward off screws. Set door (handle side up) on
top of dryer. Remove top screws from cabinet.
4. Remove screws attaching hinges to door.
5. Remove screws at top, bottom and side of door (4 screws).
Holding door over towel on dryer, grasp sides of outer door
and carefully lift to separate it from inner door. Do NOT pry
apart with putty knife. Do NOT pull on door seal or plastic
door catches.
6. Be careful to keep cardboard spacer centered between doors.
Reattach outer door panel to inner door panel so handle is on
the side where hinges were just removed.
7. Attach door hinges to door so large part of hinge slot is at
bottom of hinge.
1. Check to be sure all parts are now installed. If there is an extra
part, go back through the steps to see which step was
skipped.
2. Check to be sure you have all of your tools.
3. Dispose of all packaging materials.
4. Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not
crushed or kinked.
5. Check to be sure the dryer is level. (See “Level Dryer.”)
6. Plug into a grounded outlet. Turn power on.
7. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape
remaining on the dryer.
8. Read your “Dryer User Instructions.”
9. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
10. Set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air cycle) for 20
minutes and start the dryer.
If the dryer will not start, check the following:
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Controls are set in a running or “On” position.
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Start button has been pushed firmly.
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Dryer is plugged into a grounded outlet.
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Electrical supply is connected.
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House fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has not
tripped.
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Dryer door is closed.
11. When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the
dryer door and feel for heat.
If you do not feel heat, turn off the dryer and check the
following:
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There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer.
Check to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that
both circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still no
heat, contact a qualified technician.
NOTE: You may notice a burning odor when the dryer is first
heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first
used. The odor will go away.
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