ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
U.S.A. ONLY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................1
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................2
Tools and Parts ............................................................................2
Optional Equipment .....................................................................2
Location Requirements................................................................3
ELECTRIC DRYER POWER HOOKUP .........................................6
Electrical Requirements - U.S.A. Only .........................................6
Electrical Connection - U.S.A. Only.............................................7
VENTING .......................................................................................11
Venting Requirements................................................................11
Plan Vent System .......................................................................12
Install Vent System.....................................................................13
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS...........................................................13
CONNECT VENT...........................................................................13
CONNECT INLET HOSE (STEAM MODELS)..............................14
LEVEL DRYER ..............................................................................14
COMPLETE INSTALLATION .......................................................14
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................15
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.
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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Steam Models
Tools and Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read
and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.
■
Flat-blade screwdriver
■
#2 Phillips screwdriver
■
Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (25 mm) or
hex-head socket wrench
(for adjusting dryer feet)
■
Level
■
Wire stripper (direct wire
installations)
■
Vent clamps
Parts supplied
■
Caulking gun and compound
(for installing new exhaust
vent)
■
Tin snips (new vent
installations)
■
¼" nut driver
(recommended)
■
Tape measure
■
Pliers
A
C
B
A. Leveling legs (4)
B. “Y” connector
C. Short inlet hose
D
E
D. Inlet hose with right-angle
connector
E. Rubber washer
Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts are
included.
NOTE: Do not use leveling legs supplied with dryer if installing
on a pedestal.
Non-Steam Models
Parts needed
4 Leveling legs
Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting.
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 refer to the “Assistance
or Service” section in your Use and Care Guide.
Optional Equipment
Refer to your Use and Care guide for information about the
accessories available for your dryer.
2
Location Requirements
Dryer Dimensions
D
A
B
Steam
(Electric or Gas)
You will need
■
A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See
“Venting Requirements.”
■
A separate 30-amp circuit.
■
If you are using a power supply cord, a grounded electrical
outlet located within 2 ft (610 mm) of either side of the dryer.
See “Electrical Requirements.”
■
A sturdy floor to support the total dryer weight of 200 lbs
(90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance
should also be considered.
■
A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire
dryer. If slope is greater than 1" (25 mm), install Extended Dryer
Feet Kit, Part Number 279810. Clothes may not tumble properly
and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is
not level.
■
For a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer at least
18" (460 mm) above the floor. If using a pedestal, you will need
18" (460 mm) to the bottom of the dryer.
■
Steam models only: Cold water faucets located within 4 ft
(1.2 m) of the dryer, and water pressure of 20-100 psi
(137.9-689.6 kPa). You may use the cold water supply from
your washer using the “Y” connector provided.
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 sensor cycle. This can result in longer drying times.
The 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.
C
Non-Steam
(Electric or Gas)
A
38" (9652 mm)
38" (9652 mm)
B
32 9/16" (686 mm)
31 1/2" (800 mm)
C
27" (686 mm)
27" (686 mm)
D
52 9/16" (1335 mm)
51 1/2" (1308 mm)
NOTE: Most installations require a minimum 5" (127 mm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow.
See “Venting Requirements.”
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation
The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this dryer.
This dryer has been tested for spacing of 0" (0 mm) clearance on the
sides and rear. Recommended spacing should be considered for the
following reasons:
■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation
and servicing.
■
Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and floor
moldings.
■
Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the dryer
to reduce noise transfer.
■
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.
■
Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
Installation clearances
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to
open fully.
3
Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only
Recessed or closet installation - Dryer on pedestal
A
(460 mm)
B
C*
Steam
(Electric or Gas)
D
E*
Non-Steam
(Electric or Gas)
A
0" (0 mm)
0" (0 mm)
B
38" (9652 mm)
38" (9652 mm)
C*
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
D
27" (686 mm)
27" (686 mm)
E*
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
*Required spacing
NOTE: Some models are not recommended for undercounter
installation.
Closet installation - Dryer only
A
B
C
Steam
(Electric or Gas)
D*
E
F**
Non-Steam
(Electric or Gas)
A
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
B
27" (686 mm)
27" (686 mm)
C
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
D*
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
E
32 9/16" (686 mm)
31 1/2" (800 mm)
F**
5" (127 mm)
5" (127 mm)
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed
NOTE: Some models are not recommended for recessed or closet
installation.
(460 mm)
A*
B
C**
Side view
Steam
(Electric or Gas)
Closet door with vents
Non-Steam
(Electric or Gas)
A*
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
B
32 9/16" (686 mm)
31 1/2" (800 mm)
C**
5" (127 mm)
5" (127 mm)
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.
4
Recommended installation spacing for cabinet
installation
Recommended installation spacing for recessed or
closet installation, with stacked washer and dryer
NOTE: Some models are not recommended for cabinet installation.
■ For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top of the cabinet are required.
A*
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.
48 in.2 *
(310 cm2)
B*
3"* (76 mm)
C*
3"* (76 mm)
24 in.2 *
(155 cm2)
1"* (25 mm)
6"* (152 mm)
D**
E
Steam
(Electric or Gas)
F* G
H
I
Non-Steam
(Electric or Gas)
A*
7" (178 mm)
7" (178 mm)
B*
7" (178 mm)
7" (178 mm)
C*
9" (229 mm)
9" (229 mm)
D**
5" (127 mm)
5" (127 mm)
E
32 / " (686 mm)
31 1/2" (800 mm)
F*
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
G
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
H
27" (686 mm)
27" (686 mm)
I
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
76"
(1930 mm)
A*
9 16
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.
A
1"
(25 mm)
27"
(686 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
Steam
(Electric or Gas)
Non-Steam
(Electric or Gas)
5 ½" (140 mm)
5" (127 mm)
*Required spacing
NOTE: Some models are not recommended for stacked recessed or
closet installation.
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) or
Standard CAN/CSA-Z240 MH.
Mobile home installations require:
All Dryers:
■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase
from your dealer.
■
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.
5
ELECTRIC DRYER POWER HOOKUP
Electrical Requirements - U.S.A. Only
It is your responsibility
■
To contact a qualified electrical installer.
■
To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
The National Electrical Code requires a 4-wire power 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, One Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
■
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 timedelay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an
individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or
grounding circuit.
■
Do not use an extension cord.
■
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.
■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire electrical
supply connection. The neutral ground conductor is
permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire)
within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical
supply connection, the neutral ground conductor must be
removed from the external ground connector (green screw), and
secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the
terminal block. When the neutral ground conductor is secured
under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal
block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor.
■
If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral ground
wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection”
section.
■
A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
appliance is installed in a location where grounding through the
neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the neutral is
prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile
homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes
prohibit grounding through the neutral conductors.
If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes
dryers. The kit should contain:
■ A UL listed 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.
■
6
A UL listed strain relief.
If your outlet looks like this:
Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord
with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain
relief. The 4-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft
(1.22 m) long, must have four 10-gauge copper
wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA
Type 14-30R. The ground wire (ground
4-wire receptacle
conductor) may be either green or bare.
(14-30R)
The neutral conductor must be identified
by a white cover.
If your outlet looks like this:
Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring
or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The
3-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m)
long, must have three 10-gauge copper wires and
match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R.
3-wire receptacle
(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 nonmetallic sheathed copper cable
(with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All
current-carrying wires must be insulated.
■
10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum) at least
5 ft (1.52 m) long.
■
Electrical Connection - U.S.A. Only
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Put power supply cord
through the strain relief.
Be sure that the wire
insulation on the power
supply cord is inside
the strain relief. The
strain relief should have
a tight fit with the dryer
cabinet and be in a
horizontal position.
Do not further tighten
strain relief screws at
this point.
Style 2: Direct wire strain relief
Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord.
WARNING
Use a UL listed strain relief.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Fire Hazard
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Use 10 gauge solid copper wire.
Use a UL listed strain relief.
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
1. Disconnect Power.
2. Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover.
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
C
D
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
B
■
A
A. Neutral ground wire
B. External ground conductor
screw
Unscrew the removable conduit connector and any screws
from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on
strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief
through the hole below the terminal block opening.
Reaching inside the terminal block opening, screw the
removable conduit connector onto the strain relief threads.
C. Center silver-colored terminal
block screw
D. Terminal block cover and
hold-down screw
3. Install strain relief.
Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief
■
Remove the screws
from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL
listed strain relief (UL
marking on strain
relief). Put the tabs of
the two clamp
sections into the hole
below the terminal
block opening so that
one tab is pointing up
and the other is
pointing down, and
hold in place. Tighten
strain relief screws
enough to hold the two clamp sections together.
A. Strain relief tab pointing up
B. Hole below terminal block
opening
A
B
A
C
B
C
D
A. Removable conduit connector
B. Hole below terminal block opening
C. Strain relief threads
C. Clamp section
D. Strain relief tab pointing down
7
■
2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor
screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or
center wire) of power supply cord under center, silver-colored
terminal block screw. Tighten screw.
Put direct wire cable through the strain
relief. The strain relief should have a tight
fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a
horizontal position. Tighten strain relief
screw against the direct wire cable.
A
C
D
B
E
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
A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position
of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silvercolored terminal block screw.
B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
C. Neutral ground wire
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
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
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
4-wire connection:
Direct Wire
A
A UL listed, 120/
240-volt
minimum,
30-amp, dryer
power supply
cord*
3-wire connection:
Power supply cord
B
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
3-wire connection:
Direct Wire
4-wire direct
5"
(12.7 cm)
3-wire receptacle
(NEMA type 10-30R)
3-wire direct
3½"
(8.9 cm)
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
E
F
C
*If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet-ground
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.
F
B
D
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord
C. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral ground wire
F. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
4. Connect the other wires to outer
terminal block screws. Tighten
screws.
A
C
D
E
A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)
B. 4-prong plug
C. Ground prong
D. Neutral prong
E. Spade terminals with upturned ends
F. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
G. Ring terminals
1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw.
8
G
5. Tighten strain relief screws.
6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to
“Venting Requirements.”
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
4-wire connection: Direct wire
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection
is required for mobile homes and
1" )
where local codes do not permit
mm
(25
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.
5"
Strip 5" (127 mm) of outer covering
(127 m
m)
from end of cable, leaving bare
ground wire at 5" (127 mm).
Cut 11/2" (38 mm) from 3 remaining wires. Strip insulation back
1" (25 mm). Shape ends of wires into a hook shape.
D
A
E
B
F
C
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, as shown.
1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw.
2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor
screw. Connect neutral ground wire and place the hooked end
(hook facing right) of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct
wire cable under the center screw of the terminal block. Squeeze
hooked ends together. Tighten screw.
B
A
C
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable
C. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral ground wire
F. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
4. Place the hooked ends of the other direct wire cable wires under
the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze
hooked ends together. Tighten screws.
5. Tighten strain relief screw.
6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to
“Venting Requirements.”
3-wire connection: Power supply cord
D
E
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
B
D
E
A
A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows
position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to
center silver-colored terminal block screw.
B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
C. Neutral ground wire
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
C
G
F
A. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R)
B. 3-wire plug
C. Neutral prong
D. Spade terminals with up turned ends
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
F. Ring terminals
G. Neutral (white or center wire)
1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw.
9
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.
C
2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of
direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook
facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw.
C
A
A
D
B
D
B
E
E
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Neutral ground wire
C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) 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.
6. You have completed your electrical
connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.”
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Neutral ground wire
C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
3. Place the hooked ends of the other
direct wire cable wires under the outer
terminal block screws (hooks facing
right). Squeeze hooked ends together.
Tighten screws.
4. Tighten strain relief screw.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into
slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw.
6. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to
“Venting Requirements.”
3-wire connection: Direct wire
Use where local codes permit
connecting cabinet-ground
1"
)
mm
conductor to neutral wire.
(25
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft
(1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can
be moved if needed.
3½"
Strip 31/2" (89 mm) of outer covering
m)
(89 m
from end of cable. Strip insulation
back 1" (25 mm). If using 3-wire cable with ground wire, cut bare
wire even with outer covering. Shape ends of wires into a hook
shape.
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 silver-colored terminal block screw.
2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor
screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white
or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silvercolored terminal block screw. Tighten screw.
A
B
C
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, as shown.
D
E
1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal
block screw.
F
A. External ground conductor
screw
B. Center silver-colored terminal
block screw
C.Neutral ground wire
10
D. Neutral wire
(white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed
strain relief
F. Grounding path determined
by a qualified electrician
3. Connect the other wires to outer
terminal block screws. Tighten
screws.
4. Tighten strain relief screws.
5. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground
conductor screw to an adequate ground.
VENTING
■
Venting Requirements
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be
used.
WARNING
4"
102 mm
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent
Vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling
Whirlpool Service. For more information, see the “Assistance or
Service” section.
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.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
of a building. Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for
exhausting.
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 or flexible heavy
metal vent.
■
Review vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if
necessary to achieve the best drying performance.
Rigid metal vent
■ For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are
recommended.
■
Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent
■ Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for
cleaning.
■
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when
the dryer is in its final location.
■
Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking
that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance.
■
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings, or
floors.
■
The total length of flexible metal vent should not exceed
7¾ ft. (2.4 m).
Elbows
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
If this is a new vent system
Vent material
■
Good
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Better
Clamps
■ Use clamps to seal all joints.
■
Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or
other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the duct
and catch lint. Do not use duct tape.
Clamp
11
Optional exhaust installations
Exhaust
A and B: Recommended hood styles.
C: Acceptable hood style.
This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left side or
through the bottom. If you prefer, you may contact your local dealer
to have the dryer converted.
B
4"
(102 mm)
A
4"
(102 mm)
WARNING
C
2½"
(64 mm)
4"
(102 mm)
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
C. Angled hood style
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
■
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
insects from entering the home.
■
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the ground or
any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
■
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper,
carpets, etc.
A
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
Plan Vent System
B
C
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Left or right side exhaust installation
C. Bottom exhaust installation
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.
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other
installations are possible.
B
C
A
D
E
F
G
H
A. Dryer
B. Elbow
C. Wall
D. Exhaust hood
E. Clamps
F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows
H. Exhaust outlet
A
B
A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow)
B. Periscope installation
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations
are available for purchase. Please see the “Assistance or Service”
section to order.
■ Over-the-Top Installation:
Part Number 4396028
■
Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
mismatch):
Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 mm) to 18" (457 mm) mismatch
Part Number 4396011 - 18" (457 mm) to 29" (737 mm)
mismatch
Part Number 4396014 - 29" (737 mm) to 50" (1.27 m) mismatch
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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.
Install Vent System
1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior wall
opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust hood.
Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp.
3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible. See
“Determine vent path” in “Plan Vent System.” 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, which can catch lint.
Determine vent path
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS
■
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.
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
■
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
■
Use the fewest 90° turns possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance
■
Use the following vent system chart to determine type of vent
material and hood combinations acceptable to use.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the
Vent system chart.
Exhaust systems longer than those specified will:
■
Shorten the life of the dryer.
■
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
The vent system chart provides venting requirements that will help
to achieve the best drying performance.
Vent system chart
NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90º turn inside
the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90º turn
to the chart.
Number 90º
elbows
Type of vent
Box /louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
64 ft (20 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
1
Rigid metal
54 ft (16.5 m)
48 ft (14.6 m)
2
Rigid metal
44 ft (13.4 m)
38 ft (11.6 m)
3
Rigid metal
35 ft (10.7 m)
29 ft (8.8 m)
4
Rigid metal
27 ft (8.2 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
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.
2. Firmly grasp the body
of the dryer (not the
console panel). Gently
lay the dryer on the
cardboard. See
illustration.
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.
5. Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging 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.
CONNECT VENT
1. Using a 4" (102 mm) 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. Check that the vent is secured to exhaust hood
with a 4" (102 mm) clamp.
2. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent.
3. Once the exhaust vent connection is made, remove the corner
posts and cardboard.
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CONNECT INLET HOSE
(STEAM MODELS)
LEVEL DRYER
Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side,
then front to back.
The dryer must be connected to the cold water faucet using the new
inlet hoses. Do not use old hoses.
1. Turn cold water faucet off and remove washer inlet hose.
2. Remove old rubber washer from inlet hose and replace with new
rubber washer provided. If space permits, attach the brass female
end of the “Y” connector to the cold water faucet.
NOTE: If “Y” connector can be attached directly to cold water
faucet, go to Step 6. If “Y” connector cannot be attached
directly to the cold water faucet, the short hose must be used.
Continue with Step 3.
3. Attach short hose to cold water faucet. Screw on coupling by
hand until it is seated on
faucet.
4. Using pliers, tighten the
couplings with an
additional two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten.
Damage to the coupling
can result.
5. Attach “Y” connector to
brass male end of small
hose. Screw on coupling
by hand until it is seated
on connector.
6. Attach straight end of long
hose to “Y” connector.
7. Attach washer cold inlet
hose to other end of “Y”
connector. Screw on
coupling by hand until it is
seated on connector.
COMPLETE INSTALLATION
A
A. Inlet to cold water
8. Using pliers, tighten the couplings an additional two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not
overtighten. Damage to
the coupling can result.
9. Attach angled end of long
hose to fill valve at bottom
of dryer back panel.
Screw on coupling by
hand until it is seated on
fill valve connector.
10. Using pliers, tighten the
coupling an additional
two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not
overtighten. Damage to
the coupling can result.
11. Check that the water faucets are on.
12. Check for leaks around “Y” connector, faucet, and hoses.
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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.
1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part,
go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.
2. Check that you have all of your tools.
3. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
4. Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not crushed
or kinked.
5. Check that the dryer is level. See “Level Dryer.”
6. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape
remaining on the dryer.
7. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
8. Read “Dryer Use.”
9. For power supply cord installation, plug into a grounded outlet.
For direct wire installation, turn on power.
Steam Models Only:
10. Be sure the water faucets are on.
11. Check for leaks around “Y” connector, faucet, and hoses.
12. If you live in a hard water area, use of a water softener is
recommended to control the buildup of scale through the water
system in the dryer. Over time, the buildup of lime scale may clog
different parts of the water system, which will reduce product
performance. Excessive scale buildup may lead to the need for
certain part replacement or repair.
All Models:
13. Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and start the dryer. Do not select
the Air Only Temperature setting.
If the dryer will not start, check the following:
■
Controls are set in a running or “On” position.
Start button has been pushed firmly.
■ Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply
is connected.
■ Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
■ Dryer door is closed.
This dryer automatically runs an installation diagnostic routine at the
start of its first cycle.
If you receive an L2 code, there may be a problem with your
home power supply keeping the dryer’s heater from turning on.
See “Troubleshooting.”
If you receive an AF code, your dryer vent may be crushed or
blocked. See “Troubleshooting.”
NOTE: You may notice an odor when the dryer is first heated.
This odor is common when the heating element is first used.
The odor will go away.
■
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
■
Dryer Operation
Dryer will not run
■
■
■
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer.
Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit
breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit
breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the correct power supply available?
Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a
qualified electrician.
Was a regular fuse used?
Use a time-delay fuse.
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric
dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the
fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
■
“PF” (power failure), check the following:
Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?
Press and hold START to restart the dryer.
■
“L2” Diagnostic Code (low or no line voltage condition):
The drum will turn, but there may be a problem with your home
power supply keeping the dryer's heater from turning on. The
dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present.
Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to
the estimated time remaining.
Try the following:
Clean lint screen.
■
Check to see if the vent run from the dryer to the wall is
crushed or kinked.
■
Confirm the vent run from the dryer to the wall is free of lint
and debris.
■
Confirm the exterior vent exhaust hood is free of lint and
debris.
■
Confirm your vent system falls within the recommended run
length and number of elbows for the type of vent you are
using. Refer to “Plan Vent System” for details.
■
Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.
“E” Variable (E1, E2, E3) service codes:
Call for service.
Dryer Results
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
Dryer displaying code message
■
■
If the message persists, have your entire home venting run
cleaned.
No heat
■
“AF” (low airflow condition):
The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is
present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and
return to the estimated time remaining.
■
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
WARNING
Try the following:
Check to see if a household fuse has blown or circuit breaker
has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or
breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Confirm the power cord is properly installed. Refer to “Electrical
Connection” for details.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.
■
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with
lint, restricting air movement?
Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the
outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel
air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust
vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the Installation
Instructions.
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■
■
■
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the
Installation Instructions.
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?
Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
■
Is the dryer located in a closet?
Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and
bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of
1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the
dryer requires 5" (127 mm). See the Installation Instructions.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF
(7ºC)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
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