Electric Dryer
Before you begin .@.
read the following instructions completely and carefully.
They will simplify the installation.
AFTER
COMPLETING
THE
INSTALLATION,
IMPORTANT:
Where to install
the dryer
OBSERVE
SAVE
THESE
ALL GOVERNING
-
Your dryer should, of course, be installed in a location that
is convenient
for you; however,
there are other factors
which should be considered
before selecting the permanent
location.
Codes Requirements
- There are some codes which
prohibit
or restrict
installation
of clothes
dryers
in
garages, closets, mobile homes and sleeping quarters.
If
in doubt about the location
you have chosen, check with
your local building inspector,
Utilities
- Connections
to
should be available. See page
proper
3.
INSTRUCTIONS
electric
FUTURE
USE.
CODES AND ORDINANCES
Physical Characteristics
- The site must
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the dryer and allow room to fully
door. The floor must be able to support
the dryer must be protected
from the
temperature
where the dryer is to be
above 45O F, the dryer may not shut off
cycles are used.
CAUTION
be large enough
open the dryer
the weight and
weather.
If the
installed
is not
when automatic
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It is the personal
responsibility
of the customer
to
ensure that gasoline,
paint, thinners
and other flammable materials
are not used or stored near the dryer.
Fumes from these materials
could result in fire or
explosion.
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_Never install the dryer up against draperies or curtains
and be sure to keep any and all items from falling or
collecting
behind the dryer.
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dR,:P,l;ce all access or service
supply
Exhaust
- A four (4) inch metal exhaust
duct is recommended.
Is there one available or can one be installed
to meet requirements
in pages 4, 5 and 6?
FOR
panels
before
operating
IMPORTANT:
OBSERVE ALL
1. A three-wire
or four-wire
single phase 120/240
volt 60
Hz AC only electrical
supply
(or three-wire
or four-wire
120/208
volt if specified
on nameplate)
is required
on a
separate 30 ampere circuit, fused on both sides of the line
(time-delay
fuse or circuit
breaker is recommended).
Do
NOT fuse neutral.
2. THE DRYER
MUST
WIRE ONLY.
Aluminum
potentially
unsatisfactory
BE CONNECTED
wire must not
connections.
WITH COPPER
be used to avoid
3. Loca codes may permit the use of a flexible
type 30
ampere
U L listed power
supply
cord (pigtail)
with no
smaller
than No. IO copper
wire to match three-wire
receptacle
of NEMA Type IO-30R shown
in the following
figure.
A suitable
strain relief must be provided
at the
point tne power supply cord enters the appliance.
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4. The appliance
may be connected
directly
to the fused
disconnect
(or circuit
breaker)
box
through
flexible
armored or non-metallic
sheathed copper cable. Allow two
or three feet of slack in the line between the wall and the
appliance
so that it can be moved
if servicing
is ever
necessary. A suitable strain relief must be provided
at each
end of the power supply cord (at the appliance
and at the
junction
box).
Wire sizes (COPPER
WIRE
ONLY)
and
connections
must conform
with the rating of the appliance
(30 amperes). Do not use an extension
cord.
CODES AND ORDINANCES
If four-wire
receptacle
of NEMA Type 14.30R is used (see
figure
below),
a matching
UL listed power
supply
cord
(pigtail)
for mobile
homes must be used. This cord contains four No. 10 copper
conductors
with spade or ring
terminals
on dryer
end terminating
in a NEMA
type
14-30P plug on supply
end. The fourth
(grounding)
conductor
must be identified
by a green
cover
and the
neutral conductor
by a white cover. Cord should be Type
SRD or SRDT, with strain relief and be at least 4 feet long.
The power supply cord and strain relief are not provided
with the dryer.
3 WIRE
WARNING:
Do not plug the power
supply
cord
(prgtarl) Into a live wall receptacle
before connectrng
the pigtarl to the dryer terminal
block.
GOVERNING
5. CAUTION:
For mobile home installatrons,
the appliance
wiring
must be revised, The appliance
frame must not be
connected
to the neutral terminal,
but must be connected
to the ground wire (green) of the power supply cord,
RECEPTACLE
4 WIRE
RtCEPTACLE
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RECEPTACLE
Typical
permit
30 ampere
receptacles
for use where local
use of flexible
power supply cord (pigtail).
codes
EXHAUST SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
1. CAUTION:
FOR YOUR PERSONAL
SAFETY
DO NOT
EXHAUST
DRYER INTO A CHIMNEY,
FURNACE
COLD
AIR DUCT OR ANY OTHER COMMON
DUCT, ATTIC OR
CRAWL SPACE. ACCUMULATED
LINT COULD BECOME
A FIRE HAZARD
OR MOISTURE
COULD
CAUSE
DAMAGE.
DO NOT USE 3 INCH
2. You can get the parts you
your l~hirlpool
parts distributor
heating store.
EXHAUST
5. Exhaust outlet at rear of the dryer is located as shown in
Figure 2. Detailed
instructions
on spacing from side and
rear clearances can be found in the section “Instructions
for
Recessed or Closet Installations.”
lnformatron
on minimurn
spacing side to side and to the rear is also found on a label
located on back panel.
DUCT
need for installation
from
or your local plumbing
and
3. We strongly
recommend
exhaustrng
the dryer to the
outside
to prevent
large amounts
of morsture
and lint
from berng blown into the room.
4. If you cannot
exhaust yout- dryer to the outside,
use
Exhaust
Deflector
Kit
LCK4000
available
from
your
Whirlpool
dealer. See FIG. 1.
t
EXHAUST
(REAR
OUTLET
OF
LOCATION
DRYER)
FIGURE
2
6. We strongly
recommend
exhausting
with 4 inch diameter
rigid METAL
duct. We strongly recommend
METAL flexible
duct if you use flexible
duct. Flexible
aluminum
duct is
available
from your Whirlpool
dealer or parts distributor.
NEVER
USE SMALLER
THAN 4 INCH EXHAUST
DUCT.
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7. The
straight
exhaust
through
may be routed
the wall.
up,
down,
left,
right
or
8. The exhaust
duct should
terminate
with an exhaust
hood to prevent back drafts. The outlet of the hood must
be at lcast 12 inches from the ground or any obstruction.
A
louvereti
exhaust
hood, Part Number
279399
is available
dealer or parts distributor.
An exhaust
frorn YOUI- Whirlpool
hood viitk a 2% inch outlet creates more back pressure, but
may b(: cased with shorter systems. Never use an exhaust
hood witi) a Imagnetic latch.
9. The maxlmum
length of the exhaust
system depends
upon the type of duct used, the number of elbows and the
type of exhaust
hood. The maximum
length for both rigid
and flexible
duct IS shown in the chart, FIG 3.
EXHAUST
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HOOD
TYPE
I
43 Fr.
41 FT.
36 FT.
1
2
33 FT.
23 FT.
31 FT.
21 FT.
26 FT.
16 FT.
MAXIMUM
LENGTH
OF
4” DIA.
RIGID
METAL
DUCT.
0
30 Fr.
29 FT.
24 FT.
1
2
24 FI.
16 FT.
23 FT.
15 FT.
10 FT.
10 FT.
Figure
3
MAXIMUM
LENGTH
OF
4” DIA.
FLEXIBLE
METAL
DUCT.
use screws
Ilnt.
to
11. Exhaust
systems
longer
than specified
will shorten
the life of the dryer and result in reduction
of performance such as longer
drying
time and Increased
use of
energy.
Lint may also accumulate
creating
a possible
safety
hazard.
The exhaust
system
should
be cleaned
periodlcally,
at least every two years.
12. We do NOT RECOMMEND
non-metallic
flexible
duct
If you use non-metallic
flexible
duct you must connect
a
METAL elbow
and at least 2 feet of METAL duct to the
dryer outlet. The length of the non-metallic
flexible
duct
should
not exceed
7 feet, and it must be adequately
supported
to prevent
sagging
or kinking.
See FIG. 6.
NEVER INSTALL
ANY TYPE OF FLEXIBLE
CEALED IN WALLS OR CEILING
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10. Use duct tape to seal all joints. Never
assemble
the ductwork,
screws can catch
DUCT
CON-
13. There are exhaust kits available
that allow the filtered
exhaust air to be directed
inside to conserve energy during
winter
months. These devices may be used with Whirlpool
dryers providing
their use does not violate national or local
codes and providing
the device does not restrict exhaust air
flow.
If you use one of these kits, be aware that excessive
moisture
in the home can cause many problems
and that
you may see an increase in the time required to dry a load.
Also, if you use one of these kits, you must maintain
it
Properly
to avoid excessive lint build-up,
which can affect
the dryers’s performance.
14. For mobile home installations
the dryer must be exhausted to the outside.
If the dryer is exhausted
through
the floor and the area under the mobile home is enclosed,
the exhaust system must terminate
outside the enclosure.
Extension
beyond the enclosure
will prevent the accumulation of lint and moisture
under the mobile home. See
Figure 4.
EXHAUST
HOODd\
RIGID
METAL
i
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Figure
MOBILE
HOME
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RECOMMENDED
INSTALLATION
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1
OUTSIDE
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1
j
WALL
IMPORTANT:
PROPER
SUPPORT
IS REQUIRED+FF\\I-EXHAUST
ENCLOSURE
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Figure
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4
For your personal safety. a metal elbow and at least 2 feet of
metal duct must be used at the outlet
of the dryer. This
reduces the possibility
of lint blocking
the exhaust
system
and minimizes
the potential
of a fire hazard. The 2 feet of
metal duct also helps make any service that may be needed
easier and prevents crushing the flexible
duct when the dryer
is moved to its final operating
location.
DO NOT GRASP
APPLIANCE
DO
NOT
MOVE
LOCATION
UNTIL
BEEN PERFORMED
A.
BY THE
CONSOLE
APPLIANCE
INTO
THE
FOLLOWING
ITS
EXACT
STEPS HAVE
REMOVE LITERATURE
AND
MISCELLANEOUS
PARTS
After
removrng
the literature
package and mrscellaneous
parts bag from
the dryer
drum,
place the Operation
Instructrons
and Dryer
Guide
in a convenient
place as
both preces of literature
should be read.
B. REMOVE
TAPE FROM DRUM
On some models tape IS used to secure the drum durrng
shipping.
Remove
the tape that holds the drum to the
cabinet.
Move the drum by hand to make certain all tape
has been removed.
Next
cloth
wipe the interior
of the drum
before using the dryer
C. INSTALL
DRYER
thoroughly
LEVELING
wrth
a damp
FEET
Block up the front of the dryer about four inches using a
block of wood
as shown
in illustration
“A”. Install the
leveling
feet in the front
corners
of the dryer
using a
1” wrench
or socket
to turn in the leveling
feet. See
illustration
“6”.
All feet should
extend
approximately
one inch. Remove
the block and repeat the procedure
at
the rear of the dryer.
For mobile
home installations
all floor
mounted
dryers
must be fastened
to the floor during transit using Kit No.
346765.
The dryer does not need to be fastened
to the
floor while the mobile home is not in transit.
ILLUSTRATION
A
ILLUSTRATION
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D. ELECTRICAL
It is the personal
CONNECTION
to contact a
installation
is
adequate and is in conformance
wrth the Natronal Electrical
Code arid local codes and ordinances.
yualifitd
responsibility
of the customer
(3)
installer to assure that the electrical
Electrical
applrance
connected
ground
is required
on this appliance.
This
is manufactured
with
the neutral
terminal
to the frame,
EXTERNAL
GROUND
CONNECTOR
A. If local codes permit connection
of the frame grounding
conductor
to the neutral wire of the power supply cord:
(1) Remove the terminal
block cover by removing
the
screw shown in the illustratron.
(21 Connect the neutral wire of the power supply cord
to the center silver colored terminal
of the terminal
block
and connect
the other wires to the outer
terminals.
See
illustration
labeled
“Grounded
Neutral.”
For connecting
plain-end
field wire, see
figure labeled “Plain-end
Field Wiring.”
EXTERNAL
CONNECTOR
GROUND
TERMINAL
Replace the terminal
block cover by first installing
the tab of the cover into the slot of the dryer rear
panel (see illustration
on page 8). Secure the cover
with the mounting
screw.
CENTER
SILVER
COLORED
TERMINAL
BLOCK
SCREW
NEUTRAL
CENTER1
(
lTl/
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BLOCK
TO FUSED DISCONNECT
BOX OR APPROVED
WIRING DEVICE FOR
POWER SUPPLY CORD
COPPER
POWER SUPPLY CORD
STRAIN RELIEF)
30 AMPERES)
GROUNDEDNEUTRAL
B.
HOLD
DOWN
SCREW
If local codes DO NOT permit frame grounding
to the
neutral wire of the power supply cord:
(1) Remove terminal
block cover.
(2) Remove the ground wire (green) from the external
ground
connector
and fasten under center silver
colored terminal
block screw.
8
.
(3) LUIIII~LI
ttle IICULI~I W;,C of tho power
cupply
cnrii
center silver colored terminal
of the terminal
block
and connect
the other wires to the outer
terminals.
See illustration
labeled
“Ungrounded
Neutral.”
For connectina
olain-end
field wire see
illustration
labeled “Plain-end
Field Wiring.”
to
the
CONNECT
FROM
GROUND
“Cold water pope must have metal contlnu~ry
10 electrical
ground
anti not be Interrupted
by plastic,
rubber
or other electrically
Insulating
connectors
iincludIng
water
meter or pumpl
wIthout
addlng a jumper wire at these connections
SEPARATE
COPPER
GROUND
WlRE
EXTERNAL
GROUND
CONNECTOR
TO APPROVED
GROUND
WRE
C.
0 FUSED
DISCONNECT
BOX OR APPROVED
WIRING
DEVICE
FOR
POWER
SUPPLY
CORD
UNGROUNDED
NEUTRAL
(4) Connect
a separate copper
qround
wire (No. 10
mnimum)
to a grounded
cold water
pipe*
by
means of a clamp and then to the frame of the
appliance
at the external
ground
connector.
Use
Part No. 685463 ground wire and clamp assembly.
Do not ground to a gas supply pipe. Do not connect
the power
supply
cord to electric
power supply
until
appliance
is permanently
grounded.
See
following
illustration.
(5) Replace terminal
block cover.
If connecting
to a four-wire
electrical
system (mobile
home):
(1) Remove the terminal
block cover by removing
the
screw shown in the illustration
on page 8.
(2) Remove
ground
wire
(green)
from
the external
ground
connector
and fasten under center silver
colored terminal
block screw.
(3) Connect
the ground
wire
(green)
of the power
supply cord to the external ground connector.
(4) Connect
the neutral
wire (white)
of the power
supply cord to the center silver colored terminal
of
the terminal
block and connect the other wires to
the outer terminals.
See illustration
labeled “4-Wire
Ungrounded
Neutral.”
For connecting
plain-end
field wire, see illustration
labeled “Plain-end
Field
Wiring.”
(5) Replace the terminal
block cover by first installing
the tab of the cover into the slot of the dryer rear
panel (see illustration
on page 8). Secure the cover
with the mounting
screw.
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PLAIN-END FIELD WIRING
EXTERNAL
GROUND
CONNECTOR
.‘=I \>
GREEN WIRE
OF POWER
SUPPLY COR
NOTE:
The terminal
connections
at the dryer terminal
block are suitable
for connection
of No. 10 copper wire
only.
Plain-end
field wires must be fastened
between
the
terminals
of the terminal
block and the nuts of the terminal
block screws as shown in the illustration
labeled “Plain-end
Field Wiring.”
(:;Q
GREEN
WIRE OF HARNESS
CENTER SILVER
COLORED TERMINAL
BLOCK SCREW
TO FUSED DISCONNECT BOX
OR APPROVED
WIRING DEVICE
FOR POWER
;::f;lRE
POWER
SUPPLY WIRE POWER
SUPPLY CORD (WITH
STRAIN RELIEF)
(30 AMPERES)
4 WIRE UNGROUNDED
NEUTRAL
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PLAIN-END
FIELD
WIRING
E. FINAL
INSTALLATION
CONNECTIONS
1. Move the dryer to its operatrng
position
and check the
level of the [machine using a small spirit level. The dryer can
be leveled from side to side anti front to rear by adjusting
the four leveling legs.
2. Make the electrical
connectron:
A. Plug the flexible
connector
(pigtall)
Into an approved
receptacle
(where
local codes permit
the use of a
pigtail).
OR
B. Connect
the
flexible
armored
or non-metallic
shielded cable directly
to a fused disconnect
box.
3. Connect
the exhaust piping to exhaust outlet of dryer.
Joints should be taped. Do not use screws to fasten sections
of pipe together.
4. Refer to your Operating
Instruction
Guide for information
on how to operate
5. Install literature
so equipped).
Refer
Book and Dryer
your dryer.
rack to console rear panel
to instructions
on Page 15.
(on models
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INSTRCCTIONS
FOR RECESSED
TO
PREVENT
LARGE
AMOUNTS
MOISTURE
ACCUMULATING
FROM
MAINTAIN
DRYING
EFFICIENCY,
MUST BE EXHAUSTED
OUTDOORS.
LINT
AND
AND
TO
THIS
MACHINE
OR CLOSET
INSTALLATIONS
OF
AECESS
INSTALLATION
NON-EXHAUSTEO
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EXHAUSTED
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CLOSET
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Unobstructed
air openings required
equipment
when door 1s installed.
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FRONT
VIEW
(DOOR
NOT
SHOWN)
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SIDE
I--G
VIEW
INSTALLATION
for laundry
SPACING
t
FRONT
VIEW
‘Shelf
or cabinet
non-exhausted.
*“Louvered
The folIowIng
installation
spacrngs
and door air openings
for the dryer are possible
when installed
and exhausted
as noted. (Spacing
as indicated
is in Inches and is minimum allowable.
For ease of installation
and service, additional spacing should be considered.)
door
is
with
““““D”
Dimension
rear panel.
Companion
appliance
not
permitted
equivalent
must
air openings
be measured
spacings
above
should
from
dryer
when
is acceptable.
dryer
be considered.
cabinet
1. Read Operating
InstructIons
2. Dryer
~111 not operate
3. Keep
lint
screen
and
Book
with
and Dryer
the door
open.
exhaust
system
will
cause slow
blocked
screen or exhaust
other malfunctions.
Guide.
clear
of lint.
drying
A
and/or
Do not operate dryer without
lint screen. Using the dryer
with the lint screen removed
may cause overheating
and
possible damage to fabrics.
Lint screen must be pushed
firmly into place.
4. Be sure to dry only clothes or materials washed in water
in your dryer. Under no circumstances
should items that
have been cleaned with flammable
cleaning fluids be placed
in the dryer. Plastic and rubber items must be dried on the
“Air”
setting.
5.
If dryel
wll
not operate,
check
the following
EXHAUST
GROUND
DUCT
1
r’
II
FUSED
DISCONNECT
BOX
EXTERNAL
CONNECTOR
GROUND
WIRE
(ALTERNATE
FOR
UNGROUNDED
GROUND
CLAMP
to be sure
th<it’
(GROUNDED)
COLD
WATER
A. Electric supply is connected.
B. 60th fuses are good and tight.
C. Door is closed.
D. Controls
are set in a running
E. Push start button firmly
r,ioved upward to start.
or “On”
or the Power
positlon.
Control
level
PIPE
1. Shut off electrrc
supply
breaker- or fused disconnect.
IO dryer
2.
from
Remove
prgtall
(If
used)
by
opening
circurt
opening
30 Amp
receptacle,
or
drsconnec:
from box (by Incensed electrician),
then remove
armored
catlle from dryer at the dryer or disconnect
box.
3. Make sure leveling
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4. Apply
legs are secure rn dryer
base.
filament
tape
to the front
from
5. Use tape to secure clothes
6. WARNING:
inside
panel to prevent
Before
residence,
having
in your
new
confirms
specified
that
the supply
on the nameplate.
drum,
drum
out
the door
movement.
door and lent screen,
your
be sure
electric
your
voltage
dryer
licensed
matches
connected
electrician
the
voltage
EITERATURE
RACK INSTALLATION
1. Insert tfre 4 side tabs (2 on each side) of
the rack into the back panel. (See Figure A.)
1
RACK
2. Push downward
until
all 4 tabs bottom
out, locking
the sides of the rack in place.
3. Insert the 2 bottom
tabs
the base of the rear panel,
in place. (See Figure B.)
4. Put all the trterature
lnformatiorr
Center folder
folder in the rack,
into the slots at
until they lock
in the Laundry
and then put the
FIGURE
A
FIGURE
B
f
h
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In Ihe even, your WHIRLPOOL
appliance
should need serwe.
call Ihe dealer from whom you
purchased
the appliance
or a WHIRLPOOL
franchised
TECH-CARE%rvice
company
He 1s tn the
Yellow Pages of your telephone
dfrectory
hsted under Washers,
Dryers-Repalrmg
or Serwng.
You can also ob!aln his name and number
by dialing.
free. wllhln
the conr~nental
UnIted Swes
(except Alaska) Ihe WhIrlpool
COOL-LINE’%~~IC~
(800) X3-1301
Ihen
calling from Michigan,
dial (800) 632~2243; from Alaska or Hawail.
dial iBOO 253-11211
Dial iusl as You normally
dial
long d~slance
A special operator
WIII tell You the name and number
of your nearest Whirlpool
TECH-CARE
serwce oulle~. During
normal
worktng
hours, WhIrlpool
consultants
at lhfs same
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I” your operaring
InslrUCtIOns
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