Whirlpool LTG5243DQ0 Use & care guide

Gas Thin Twin
Washer•Dryer – 120 Volt
Installation Instructions
IMPORTANT:
Installer: Leave Installation Instructions
with the homeowner.
Homeowner: Keep Installation Instructions
for future reference.
Save Installation Instructions for local
electrical inspector’s use.
Part No. 3405971 Rev. C
Gas Thin Twin
IMPORTANT:
Read and save
these instructions.
When moving the
washer/dryer...
If washer/dryer does
not operate properly...
If you need
assistance...
• Disconnect the power supply cord, then
tape securely to the washer/dryer.
• Shut off the gas supply valve in the gas
supply line.
• Disconnect the flexible gas connector and
fittings from gas supply line and cap the
gas supply line.
• Tape the flexible gas connector to back
panel of the washer/dryer. DO NOT
DISCONNECT THE FLEXIBLE GAS
CONNECTOR FROM THE WASHER/DRYER.
• Tape the dryer drum to the front panel.
Tape the lint screen in place. Tape the
dryer door closed.
• Wedge a blanket between the tub ring
and cabinet top to restrict tub movement.
• Turn front leveling legs all the way in.
Check the following to be sure that:
1. Electrical supply is connected.
2. House fuse is intact and tight or circuit
breaker is not tripped.
3. Washer lid or dryer door is closed.
4. Round shipping piece has been
completely removed.
5. Controls are set in a running or “ON”
position.
6. Dryer start button has been firmly pushed.
7. Gas shutoff valve is open in supply line.
Check your Use and Care Guide for a tollfree number to call, or call the dealer from
whom you purchased this appliance. The
dealer is listed in the Yellow Pages of your
phone directory under “Appliances —
Household — Major — Service and Repair.”
When you call, you will need the
washer/dryer model number and serial
number. Both numbers can be found on the
model/serial rating plate located on the
door well behind the dryer door.
Before installing the washer/dryer in your new
home, check with your gas supplier or dealer
to see that your dryer is equipped with the
correct burner for the particular type of gas
in your new home. Burner information may
be found on the model/serial rating plate in
the door well of the dryer.
Part No. 3405971 Rev. C
©2001 Whirlpool Corporation
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
Printed in U.S.A.
Before you start...
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:
Check location where washer/dryer will
be installed. Proper installation is your
responsibility. The washer/dryer must not
be installed or stored in an area where it
will be exposed to water and/or
weather.
Make sure you have everything
necessary for correct installation.
Grounded electrical
outlet within 5 ft. of the
center rear of cabinet is
required. See “Electrical
requirements,” Panel B.
1/8-inch NPT plugged
tapping is required. See
Panel B, Step K.
rigid
gas
supply
line
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
immediately follow instructions.
WARNING
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.
Floor drain system requires a
siphon break, Part No. 285320,
available from your authorized
parts distributor.
Check code requirements: Some codes limit
or do not permit installation of washer/dryer
in garages, closets, mobile homes and
sleeping quarters. Contact your local
building inspector.
Check utilities: Proper gas, water and
electrical supply connections must be
available.
Check location where washer/dryer will be
installed. Proper installation is your
responsibility. The washer/dryer must not be
installed or stored in an area where it will be
exposed to water and/or weather. Make
sure you have everything necessary for
correct installation.
gas shutoff
valve
Hot and cold water
faucets: Must be
within 4 feet of the
back of the
washer/dryer and
provide water
pressure of 5 -100 PSI.
1/8-inch
NPT
plugged
tapping
gas supply line
coupling
38" min. to 41"
max.
from floor
Standpipe drain system:
Needs a two-inch diameter
standpipe with minimum carryaway capacity of 17 gallons
per minute. Top of standpipe
must be at least 28 inches high
and no higher than 48 inches
from floor.
Do Not store or operate washer/dryer below
32°F (some water may remain in washer).
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires
temperatures above 45°F. See Use & Care
Guide for “Winterizing” information.
Water heater: Set to deliver 140°F
water to the washer.
Laundry tub drain system: Needs a
20-gallon laundry tub. Top of tub
must be at least 28 inches high and
no higher than 48 inches from floor.
If a longer drain hose is needed,
Drain Hose, Part No. 388423, and
Hose Connection Kit, Part No.
285442, are available from your
authorized parts distributor.
Dryer may be
exhausted from the
rear, left or right side.
Exhausting through the
side requires Exhaust Kit
Part No. 279823.
See “Exhaust
requirements,” Panel C.
Drain hose
may also be
installed to a
laundry tub or
floor drain
system. See
Panel F.
Four-inch metal
exhaust vent is
required.
SEE RECESSED AREA
INSTRUCTIONS ON
PANEL D.
Level floor: 1-inch
maximum slope
under entire
washer/dryer.
Important: Observe all
governing codes and
ordinances.
Support: Floor must be sturdy
enough to support washer/dryer
weight, with water and clothes, of
375 pounds.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors,
such as gasoline, away from
washer/dryer.
Failure to do so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Location: Should be large enough to fully
open dryer door to 90°. See Panel D for
“Recessed and closet installation
instructions” and “Product dimensions.”
WARNING: For your safety the
information in this manual
must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion or
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.
— Installation and service must
be performed by a qualified
installer, service agency or
the gas supplier.
Tools and materials
needed for installation:
level
pliers
Phillips
screwdriver
flat-blade
screwdriver
adjustable wrench
(two may be required)
utility
knife
safety glasses
gloves
slip-joint pliers
(that open to 1-1/2" min.)
diagonal
cutters
Panel A
shutoff valve
“open” position
Gas supply requirements
Electrical requirements
to dryer
WARNING
WARNING
gas supply line
F.
Explosion Hazard
Use a new AGA or CSA approved gas
supply line.
Install a shut-off valve.
Securely tighten all gas connections.
If connected to LP, have a qualified
person make sure gas pressure does
not exceed 13" water column.
Examples of a qualified person include
licensed heating personnel, authorized
gas company personnel, and
authorized service personnel.
Failure to do so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
An individual manual shutoff valve
must be installed within six (6) feet (1.8 m) of
the dryer in accordance with the National
Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1*. This valve should
be located in the same room as the
washer/dryer and should be in a location
that allows ease of opening and closing. Do
Not block access to the shutoff valve.
G.
The dryer must be exhausted to the
outside and provision made for enough
combustion and ventilation air. Check
governing codes and ordinances. Also refer to
“Recessed and closet installations,” Panel D.
H.
This washer/dryer is equipped with its
own permanent, flexible gas connector,
design-certified by CSA International, for
connecting the appliance to the gas supply
line.
A.
This installation must conform with
local codes, or in the absence of local
codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code
ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*.
B.
The design of this dryer has been
certified by CSA International for use at
altitudes up to 10,000 feet above sea level at
the B.T.U. rating indicated on the
model/serial rating plate. Burner input
adjustments are not required when the dryer
is operated up to this elevation.
When installed above 10,000 feet, a four
percent (4%) reduction of the burner B.T.U.
rating shown on the model/serial rating plate
is required for each 1,000 foot increase in
elevation. For assistance when converting to
other gas types and/or installing above
10,000 feet elevation, contact your local
service company.
C.
Check that this
dryer is equipped with
the correct burner for
the particular type of
gas in the home. Burner information will be
found on the model/serial rating plate in the
door well of the appliance. If this information
does not agree with the type of gas
available, see your dealer.
D.
This dryer is equipped for use with
NATURAL GAS. It is designed-certified by CSA
International for L.P. (propane or butane)
gases with appropriate conversion. No
attempt shall be made to convert the
appliance from the gas specified on the
model/serial rating plate for use with a
different gas without consulting the servicing
gas supplier or your authorized service
company. Conversion must be done by a
qualified service technician. Gas conversion
kit part numbers are listed on the gas valve
burner bracket behind the access panel.
(See Step 25, Panel G.)
I.
household rigid
gas supply pipe
If rigid pipe is
used as a gas supply Use pipe-joint
line, a combination compound.
of pipe fittings must
be used to obtain an
in-line connection to Adapter
supplied
the washer/dryer.
Do Not use
pipe-joint
compound.
flexible gas
connector
J.
For ease of installation, operating and
servicing (if ever needed), adequate space
should be provided around the washer/dryer.
K.
An 1/8-inch NPT plugged tapping,
accessible for test gauge connection, must
be installed immediately upstream of the gas
supply connector to the dryer.
The dryer 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 (3.45 kPa).
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
Important: Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
If codes permit and a separate ground wire
is used, it is recommended that a qualified
electrician determine that the ground path is
adequate.
A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 15- or 20-ampere
fused electrical supply is required. A timedelay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.
It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided.
Recommended
ground method
For your personal safety, this appliance must
be grounded. This washer/dryer is equipped
with a power supply cord having a 3-prong
ground plug. To minimize possible shock
hazard, the cord must be plugged into a
mating, 3-prong, ground-type, wall
receptacle, grounded in accordance with
local codes, or in the absence of local
codes, with the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70**. If a mating wall receptacle
is not available, it is the personal
responsibility and obligation of the customer
to have a properly grounded, 3-prong wall
receptacle installed by a qualified
electrician.
WARNING - Improper connection of the
equipment-grounding conductor can result
in a risk of electric shock. Check with a
qualified electrician or serviceman if you are
in doubt as to whether the appliance is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the appliance – if it will not fit
the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by
a qualified electrician.
3-prong
ground
plug
The dryer must be isolated from the gas
supply piping system by closing its individual
manual shutoff valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig
(3.45 kPa).
power
supply
cord
Provide a rigid gas supply line to the
dryer location. When rigid pipe is used, it
should be 1/2-inch IPS. When acceptable to
the gas supplier and local codes, 3/8-inch
approved tubing may be used for lengths
under 20 feet. For lengths over 20 feet, larger
tubing should be used. Pipe-joint compounds
resistant to the action of L.P. gas must
be used.
Panel B
ground
prong
Copies of the standards listed may be obtained from:
* CSA International
8501 East Pleasant Valley Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44131-5575
**
E.
3-prong
ground-type
wall receptacle
National Fire Protection Association
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02269
Exhaust requirements
WARNING
better
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.
Important: Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
The dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
Moisture and lint indoors may cause:
• Lint to gather around the dryer where it
can be fuel for a fire.
• Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture,
paint, wallpaper, carpet, etc.
• Housecleaning problems and health
problems.
If the washer/dryer is installed in a confined
area such as a bedroom, bathroom or
closet, it must be exhausted to the outside
and provisions must be made for enough air
for ventilation. Check governing codes and
ordinances. Also refer to the “Recessed and
closet installation instructions” on Panel D.
Four-inch heavy metal exhaust vent and
clamps must be used. Dura Safe™ vent
products are recommended.
Dura Safe™ vent products can be
purchased from your dealer or by calling
Whirlpool Parts & Accessories 1-800-442-9991
(CST). Visit our internet site at
http://whirlpoolappliances.com/accessories.
Four-inch diameter vent must be used.
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic
or metal foil vent.
• Do not use non-metal flexible vent, or
exhaust hoods with magnetic latches.
• Do not exhaust dryer into a chimney,
furnace, cold air vent, duct, gas vent,
wall, ceiling, concealed space, attic or
crawl space, or any other vent used for
venting.
• Do not install flexible vent in enclosed
walls, ceilings or floors.
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 vent to avoid
sagging and kinking that may result in
reduced air flow.
An exhaust hood should cap the exhaust
vent to prevent rodents and insects from
entering the home.
Exhaust outlet hood must
be at least 12 inches
from the ground or any
object that maybe in
12"
the path of the exhaust
minimum
(such as flowers, rocks or
bushes, etc.).
If using an existing exhaust system, clean lint
from entire length of 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.
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.
Service check: Back pressure in any exhaust
system used must not
exceed 0.2 inches in
water column
measured with an
incline manometer at
the point that exhaust
vent connects to dryer.
The exhaust vent
can be routed up,
down, left, right or
straight out of the
back of the dryer.
Space requirements
are located on Panel
D or on rear panel of the washer/dryer.
Use the straightest path you can, to avoid
90° turns.
Panel C
Mobile home installation
exhaust air flow
This washer/dryer is suitable for mobile home
installations. The installation of the
washer/dryer must conform to the
Manufactured Home Construction and
Safety, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the
Federal Standard for Mobile Homes
Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part
280, latest edition).
good
Plan installation to use the fewest number of
elbows and turns.
Maximum length of the exhaust system
depends upon the type of vent used,
number of elbows and the type of exhaust
hood. The maximum length for both rigid and
flexible vent is shown in the chart.
NUMBER
OF 90°
TURNS
4"
gas line
Maximum
length of
4" dia.
vent.
4"
outside
wall
2-1/2"
0
1
2
3
43 ft
33 ft
23 ft
18 ft
41 ft
31 ft
21 ft
18 ft
0
1
2
3
30 ft
24 ft
16 ft
10 ft
29 ft
23 ft
15 ft
9 ft
36 ft
26 ft
16 ft
rigid
metal
vent.
Not
recommended
24 ft
18 ft
10 ft
flexible
metal
vent.
Not
recommended
The maximum length using a 2" x 6" rectangular vent
with 2 elbows and a 2-1/2" exhaust hood is 8 ft.
For exhaust systems not covered by the
exhaust length chart, see Service Manual,
Part No. 603197, available from your
authorized parts distributor.
Four-inch outlet hood is preferred. However,
a 2-1/2 inch outlet hood may be used with
short systems only. A 2-1/2 inch outlet hood
can result in longer drying times than other
hood types. For permanent installation, a
stationary exhaust system is required.
Exhausting the dryer through the side of the
washer/dryer requires the use of Side Exhaust
Kit, Part No. 279823, available from your
authorized parts
distributor. Follow kit
Installation
Instructions for proper
exhaust installation.
floor
enclosed area
skirting
For all installations, this appliance MUST be
exhausted to the outside. Exhaust system
hardware is available through your dealer.
Mobile home exhaust requirements: The
washer/dryer must have an outside exhaust.
If the dryer is exhausted through the floor
and the area under the mobile home is
enclosed, the exhaust system must terminate
outside the enclosed area. Extension beyond
the enclosed area will prevent lint and
moisture buildup under the mobile home.
The exhaust vent must be securely fastened
to a noncombustible portion of the mobile
home structure. Do not use screws or other
fastening devices that extend into the interior
of the vent to secure the vent.
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.
Recessed and closet
installation instructions
Product dimensions...
(Shown with legs extended 1 inch from
bottom of washer)
Most installations will require at least 5 inch
clearance behind the dryer for the dryer
vent.
Location must be large enough to fully open
dryer door.
This washer/dryer may be installed in a
recessed area or closet.
The installation spacing is in inches and is the
minimum allowable. Additional spacing
should be considered for ease of installation,
servicing and compliance with local codes
and ordinances. No other fuel-burning
appliance shall be installed in the same
closet as the washer/dryer.
If closet door is installed, the minimum
unobstructed air openings in top and
bottom are required. Louvered doors with
equivalent air openings are acceptable.
Other installations must use the minimum
dimensions indicated.
24"
12"
12"
Now start...
With washer/dryer in laundry area.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and
install washer/dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
Truck only from rear to prevent product
damage.
1.
Put on safety glasses and gloves.
Recessed installation
0"
0"
1-1/2"
dryer
exhaust
outlet
38"
12"
Remove
cardboard
shipping base.
cold
water inlet
28-5/8"
drain
outlet
27-1/2"
14-1/4"
recess width
4-3/8"
recess
depth
washer
2.
19"
rear view
front view
0"
15-3/8"
rear legs
21-5/16"
1 drain
hose clamp
27-5/8"
front legs
1 small clamp
5-1/4"
57"
side view
Minimum installation spacing
Additional clearance for wall, door and floor
molding may be required. Additional space may
be needed for exhaust elbow.
1 plastic beaded strap
71-3/4"
47"
3.
51-1/2"
Remove parts from package. Check
that all parts were included.
38"
32-1/8"
4.
Insert a rear leveling
leg into the hole in the rear corner.
Push the leg in until it snaps into
place. Do the same thing with
the other leveling leg in the other
rear corner.
Closet installation
WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire, this
appliance MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
27-1/4"
3"
side view
48 sq. in.*
5.
Push up on one
leg. Check to see if the
other leg goes down.
Check the other leg in the
same way. (If the legs do
not adjust, repeat Step 4.)
closet
door
24 sq. in.*
3"
8.
front view
Unobstructed air openings are minimum for closet
door. Louvered door with equivalent air openings
is acceptable.
0"
48 sq. in.*
4.
5.
6.
Additional
space may
be needed
for exhaust
closet
door
4.
5.
24 sq. in.*
6.
1"
side view
Additional clearance for wall, door and floor
molding may be required.
* Opening is minimum for closet door. Louvered
door with equivalent air openings is acceptable.
Panel D
2. 7.
4 flat,
water-hose
washers
Numbers
correspond
to steps.
12.
6.
16.
Take
hoses and
package out of
basket. Place
hoses with
other parts.
With one of the legs in
hand, check the ridges for a
diamond marking. That’s how
far the leg is supposed to go into
the hole. Start to screw the legs
into the holes by hand.
Remove plug from drain connector.
IMPORTANT: THIS PROCEDURE MUST BE
FOLLOWED TO ASSURE PROPER INSTALLATION.
1/4"
max.
clamp
latch
13.
Use new hoses and washers that came with
your washer/dryer.
Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to
reduce the risk of hose failure. Inspect and
replace inlet hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear,
or leaks are found. When replacing your inlet
hoses, mark the date of replacement on the
label with a permanent marker.
7.
Place a piece
of cardboard or
hardboard in front of
carton. Stand the
washer/dryer
upright.
1/4"
max.
drain
hose
17.
Release washer lid by pushing up
on latch. Close lid.
Use slip-joint pliers to finish turning the front
legs until you reach the diamond mark.
Slide washer/dryer onto cardboard or
hardboard before moving across floor to
prevent damage to floor covering.
drain
connector
To prevent the drain hose from
coming off or leaking, it must be installed per
the following instructions.
1. Wet the inside end of the drain hose with
tap water. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER
LUBRICANT.
2. Squeeze ears of small clamp with pliers to
open clamp and place clamp over end of
drain hose.
3. While holding clamp open, work end of
drain hose onto drain connector.
4. Position clamp over the drain hose area
marked “clamp.” Release clamp. Clamp
should be 1/4 inch from end of drain hose.
18.
coupling
14.
washer
Insert a flat washer into each end
of the inlet hoses. Check that washers are
firmly seated in couplings.
To prevent product
damage, Do Not
remove corner posts
inside the carton
before cutting.
cold
Inlet valves are
plastic. Do not
overtighten or
crossthread.
Standpipe or laundry
tub drain system: Open yellow
clamp and slide over “hook”
end of drain hose to secure the
rigid and corrugated sections
together.
Floor drain system: Do Not
install “hook” end of drain
hose to corrugated section.
Consult your plumber for proper installation.
Slide washer/dryer onto cardboard or
hardboard before moving across floor to
avoid damaging floor.
8.
With corner
posts in place, cut
carton down one corner.
Remove carton.
hot
Do Not
Remove.
15.
9.
Remove the
2 rear corner posts
from the back of the
washer/dryer. Remove
the two corner pieces
attached to lower
front of the
washer/dryer. Do Not
remove the foam
shipping pieces
between the washer
and dryer until the
washer/ dryer is in
place.
rear
corner
posts
Attach hose to bottom (hot
water) inlet valve opening first; then second
hose to top (cold water) inlet valve. Tighten
couplings by hand. Then use slip-joint pliers to
make an additional two-thirds turn.
lower
front
corner
posts
Numbers
correspond
to steps.
9.
10.
13.
12.
latch
10.
Move foam shipping pieces
outward just enough to clear the washer lid.
Open washer lid. The latch under the dryer
will hold lid open.
11.
round
shipping
piece
Grasp round shipping piece at
the front and the back. Lift to remove from
inside washer.
Panel E
11. 33.
9.
9.
26. 27. 28.
Check that drain hose is not twisted
or kinked and is securely in place.
33.
A
31.
38.
B
19. 25. 36.
29.
30.
14. 22.
plastic
beaded
strap
plastic
beaded
strap
23.
Numbers
correspond
to steps.
16. 17.
14.
15.
C
plastic
beaded
strap
24.
18. 20. 24.
19.
If you have room to work from
either side of the washer/dryer, move
washer/dryer close to final position so you
can easily complete the following steps. Go
to Step 20.
If you are working in a closet or recessed
area, move the washer/dryer into its final
position and remove cardboard or
hardboard from under washer/dryer.
Remove the two foam shipping pieces.
Remove the access panel by removing two
Phillips-head screws, located at the top of
the access panel. Set panel and screws
aside. See Step 25, Panel G. Complete the
following steps through the access area.
20.
Put “hook” end of drain hose into
laundry tub or standpipe. Check for proper
length of drain hose.
21.
Before
attaching water inlet
hoses, run water
through both
faucets into a
bucket. This will get rid of particles in water
lines that might clog hoses. Mark which is the
hot water faucet.
Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to
reduce the risk of hose failure. Inspect and
replace inlet hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear,
or leaks are found. When replacing your inlet
hoses, mark the date of replacement on the
label with a permanent marker.
23.
Carefully move the washer/dryer
into its final location.
• Tilt the washer/dryer forward, raising back
legs 1 inch off the floor so that the rear selfleveling legs will adjust. Gently lower the
washer/dryer to the floor.
• Check that the washer/dryer is level by
placing a carpenter’s level on top of the
washer, first side to side, then front to back.
— If it is not level, adjust the front legs up or
down.
— Tilt the washer/dryer forward, raising
back legs 1 inch off the floor so that the
rear self-leveling legs will adjust. Gently
lower the washer/dryer to the floor.
— Check that the washer/dryer is level.
Repeat as needed.
Make sure the “hook” end of drain
hose is in laundry tub or standpipe. Wrap the
plastic beaded strap around the drain hose
and laundry tub or standpipe. Thread beaded
end of strap through keyhole end. Pull until
strap is tight. Slide strap into narrow end of
keyhole to lock strap in place. See Figures A
and B.
If the water inlet faucets and standpipe are
recessed, tightly wrap the plastic beaded strap
around the drain hose and faucet body.
(Do Not wrap strap around the faucet handles
or stems.) Thread beaded end of strap through
keyhole end. Pull until strap is tight. Slide strap
into narrow end of keyhole to lock strap in
place. See Figure C.
Secure the drain hose to the laundry tub or
standpipe with the plastic strap. Failure to
properly secure drain hose could result in water
damage.
If drain hose cannot be strapped into place,
hose must be cut exactly to length so “hook”
end is held tightly over edge
of laundry tub or standpipe.
D
See Figure D.
If a longer drain hose is
needed, Drain Hose, Part No.
388423 and Hose
Connection Kit, Part No.
285442 are available from
your authorized parts
distributor. If drain hose must
be shortened, use Hose
Connection Kit, Part No. 285442.
Note: If washer/dryer is moved to adjust drain
hose, the washer/dryer must be leveled again.
Repeat Step 23. Place cardboard under the
washer/dryer and carefully move washer/dryer
to avoid damaging floor covering.
22.
Attach bottom hose (inlet
marked “H”) to hot water faucet. Attach top
hose (inlet marked “C”) to cold water
faucet. Tighten the coupling to the faucet
by hand. Use pliers to make final two-thirds
turn.
Move washer/dryer close to its permanent
location. Remove cardboard/hardboard
from under washer/dryer.
Numbers
correspond to
steps.
19. 25.
access
panel
wiring diagram
Panel F
25.
shutoff valve
“open”
position
If you did not
remove the
access panel in
Step 19, remove
the two foam
shipping pieces
between the
washer and dryer and place with other
shipping pieces. Remove the two Phillipshead screws located at the top of the
access panel. Set panel and screws aside.
33.
to
dryer
gas
supply
line
27.
All connections must be wrenchtightened. Open the shutoff valve in the gas
supply line.
Check that
you removed all the
shipping pieces including
the round shipping piece.
Dispose of all materials in
proper manner.
If you do not remove the
round shipping piece,
your washer/dryer may
“walk” away from its
location.
28.
conversion
kit part nos.
open
position
access
panel
wiring
diagram
The wiring diagram is located on the back of the
access panel. Read before installing or servicing.
Use a brush and liquid detergent
to test all gas connections for leaks. Bubbles
around connections will indicate a leak. If a
leak appears, shut off gas valve controls and
adjust connections. Then check connections
again.
level
Phillips
screwdriver
29.
Determine the length of exhaust
vent that is needed to connect the dryer to
the exhaust hood. See “Exhaust
requirements,” Panel C.
diagonal
cutters
utility
knife
adapter
flat-blade
screwdriver
Remove the red cap from the
flexible gas connector. Remove the adapter
from the flexible gas connector. (It may be
necessary to use two adjustable wrenches.)
Install the adapter on the rigid gas supply line
using pipe-joint compound. Attach the
flexible gas connector to the adapter. Do Not
use pipe-joint compound. See Step I, Panel B.
Connect dryer to rigid gas supply line so that
there is a natural loop in the flexible gas
connector from the dryer. The couplings
should be in the same plane and positioned
just far enough apart to allow the flexible gas
connector from the dryer to loop without any
strains on the line. The flexible gas connector
must NOT be twisted, kinked or attached with
any sharp bends. Use pipe-joint compound
resistant to the action of L.P. gas for all gas
connections, except at the flexible gas
connector to the adapter. See Step I,
Panel B.
A rigid gas supply line to washer/dryer
location must be used.
30.
Connect exhaust vent to
washer/dryer and then to the exhaust hood.
• Use the straightest path possible to avoid
90° turns.
• Use clamps to seal all joints in the exhaust
system.
• Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
31.
CHECK ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS. BE SURE YOU HAVE CORRECT
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY AND RECOMMENDED
GROUND METHOD. Check the Installation
Instructions to see that you have completed
each step. Complete any missed steps
before you continue.
Panel G
Check that you have all of your
tools.
Turn on water faucets and check
for leaks. Tighten couplings if there is leaking.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN; this could cause
damage to faucets.
36.
Replace access panel. Be sure to
tighten the two Phillips-head screws at the
top of the access panel.
Plug power supply cord into
grounded outlet. Now start the washer and
allow it to complete the regular cycle.
39.
32.
Placing the couplings
too close together
causes double bends
that may result in
fatigue failure of the
fittings.
34.
35.
38.
Gas supply line coupling
should be 38 inches min.
to 41 inches max. from
floor and against (parallel
to) wall.
A sharp bend in the
flexible gas connector
at the couplings causes
straining and twisting,
which may result in
premature failure of the
connector.
safety glasses
37.
The flexible gas connector
MUST be connected in a
single, natural loop.
DO NOT OFFSET
COUPLINGS — this causes
twisting and straining of
the flexible gas connector,
which may cause
premature failure of the
connector.
pliers
Read the Use and Care Guide to
fully understand your new washer/dryer.
Open dryer door. Check to be sure lint
screen is in its proper position. Wipe out drum
with damp cloth to remove any dust.
Right method
Wrong methods
gloves
clamp
red cap
26.
adjustable
wrench
(two may
be
required)
slip-joint pliers
Check that all parts are now
installed. See parts list, Step 3, Panel D. If
there is an extra part, go back through steps
to see which step was skipped.
Start dryer to remove air from the
gas supply line. Using a full heat cycle (not
the air cycle), let the dryer run for at least five
minutes. If the burner does not ignite and you
do not feel heat inside the dryer, shut off the
dryer for five minutes. Check that all gas
supply valve controls are in the “ON” position
and that the power supply cord is plugged
in. Repeat the five-minute test.
You have
successfully installed your
new washer/dryer.
To get the most efficient use from
your new washer/dryer, read your
Use and Care Guide.
Congratulations!
Keep Installation Instructions nearby
where you can refer to them.
They’ll make reinstalling your
washer/dryer in
another home as easy as
the first installation.
Gas Thin Twin
Washer•Dryer – 120 Volt
Installation Instructions
IMPORTANT:
Installer: Leave Installation Instructions
with the homeowner.
Homeowner: Keep Installation Instructions
for future reference.
Save Installation Instructions for local
electrical inspector’s use.
Part No. 3405971 Rev. C
Gas Thin Twin
IMPORTANT:
Read and save
these instructions.
When moving the
washer/dryer...
If washer/dryer does
not operate properly...
If you need
assistance...
• Disconnect the power supply cord, then
tape securely to the washer/dryer.
• Shut off the gas supply valve in the gas
supply line.
• Disconnect the flexible gas connector and
fittings from gas supply line and cap the
gas supply line.
• Tape the flexible gas connector to back
panel of the washer/dryer. DO NOT
DISCONNECT THE FLEXIBLE GAS
CONNECTOR FROM THE WASHER/DRYER.
• Tape the dryer drum to the front panel.
Tape the lint screen in place. Tape the
dryer door closed.
• Wedge a blanket between the tub ring
and cabinet top to restrict tub movement.
• Turn front leveling legs all the way in.
Check the following to be sure that:
1. Electrical supply is connected.
2. House fuse is intact and tight or circuit
breaker is not tripped.
3. Washer lid or dryer door is closed.
4. Round shipping piece has been
completely removed.
5. Controls are set in a running or “ON”
position.
6. Dryer start button has been firmly pushed.
7. Gas shutoff valve is open in supply line.
Check your Use and Care Guide for a tollfree number to call, or call the dealer from
whom you purchased this appliance. The
dealer is listed in the Yellow Pages of your
phone directory under “Appliances —
Household — Major — Service and Repair.”
When you call, you will need the
washer/dryer model number and serial
number. Both numbers can be found on the
model/serial rating plate located on the
door well behind the dryer door.
Before installing the washer/dryer in your new
home, check with your gas supplier or dealer
to see that your dryer is equipped with the
correct burner for the particular type of gas
in your new home. Burner information may
be found on the model/serial rating plate in
the door well of the dryer.
Part No. 3405971 Rev. C
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