Electric Dryer
01
Installation
Instructions
WARNING
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and
carefully.
•
•
IMPORTANT-
Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
IMPORTANT-
Observe
all governingcodes and ordinances.
• Note to Installer - Be sure to leave these
instructions with the customer.
• Note to Customer - Keep these instructions with your Use and Care Book for
future reference.
• Before the old dryer is removed from
service or discarded, remove the dryer
door.
• Service information and the wiring diagram are located in the control console.
• Do not allow children on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is
necessary when the appliance is used
near children.
• Install the dryer where the temperature
is above 50°F for satisfactory operation of
the dryer control system.
TOOLS YOU
WILL NEED
SLIP JOINT PLIERS
FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
LEVEL
RISK OF FIRE
• To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow all installation instructions.
• Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer.
• Install the clothes dryer according to these instructions and in accordance
with local codes.
• This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
• Use only 4” rigid metal ducting for exhausting the clothes dryer to the
outdoors.
• DO NOT install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic ducting materials. If
flexible metal (semi-rigid or foil-type) duct is installed, it must be UL listed
and installed in accordance with the instructions found in "Connecting The
Dryer To House Vent" on page 5 of this manual. Flexible venting materials
are known to collapse, be easily crushed, and trap lint. These conditions will
obstruct dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.
• Do not install or store this appliance in any location where it could be
exposed to water and or weather.
• Save these instructions. (Installers: Be sure to leave these instructions with
the customer).
NOTE: Installation and service of this dryer requires basic
mechanical and electrical skills. It is your responsibility to
contact a qualified installer to make the electrical connections.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED
4" DIA. METAL DUCT
(RECOMMENDED)
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL (SEMI-RIGID)
UL LISTED TRANSITION DUCT
(IF NEEDED)
KIT WX08X10077 (INCLUDES 2 ELBOWS)
4" DUCT
CLAMPS (2)
OR
4" SPRING
CLAMPS (2)
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL TYPE)
UL LISTED TRANSITION DUCT
(IF NEEDED.)
Step 1 Prepare the Area and Exhaust for Installation of
New Dryer (see section 1).
Step 2 Check and Ensure the Existing External Exhaust is
Clean (see section 1) and Meets Attached Installation
Specifications (see section 3).
Step 3 Remove the Foam Shipping Pads (see section 1).
Step 4 Move the Dryer to the Desired Location.
Step 5 Connect the Power Supply (see section 2).
Step 6 Connect the External Exhaust (see section 4).
Step 7 Level Your Dryer (see section 5).
4" DIA. METAL
ELBOW
DUCT TAPE
EXHAUST
HOOD
GLOVES
SAFETY
GLASSES
3/4" STRAIN
RELIEF
UL RECOGNIZED
DRYER POWER
CORD KIT
(NOT PROVIDED
WITH DRYER)
UL RATED
120/240V,30A
WITH 3 OR 4 PRONGS.
IDENTIFY THE PLUG
TYPE AS PER THE
HOUSE RECEPTACLE
BEFORE PURCHASING
LINE CORD.
Step 8 Check the Operation of the Power Supply
and Venting.
Step 9 Place the Owners Manual and the Installation
Instructions in a Location Where They Will Be
Noticed By the Owner.
For Alcove or Closet Installation, see section 6.
For Bathroom or Bedroom Installation, see section 7.
For Mobile or Manufactured Home see, section 8.
For side or bottom exhaust, see section 9.
Installation Instructions
Minimum Clearance Other Than Alcove or Closet Installation
Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0 in. clearance both sides and 1 in. rear. Consideration
must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.
1 PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION
OF NEW DRYER
2 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
INFORMATION
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE, ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND PERSONAL
INJURY:
TIP: Install your dryer before installing your washer.
This will allow better access when installing dryer exhaust.
• DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR AN
ADAPTER PLUG WITH THIS APPLIANCE.
Dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes and ordinances, or in the absence of local
codes, in accordance with the NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70.
REMOVING LINT FROM WALL
EXHAUST OPENING
• Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil
transition duct and replace with UL listed transition
duct.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
WALL
INTERNAL DUCT
OPENING
This dryer must be connected to an individual branch circuit,
protected by the required time-delay fuses or circuit breakers. A
four or three-wire, single phase, 120/240V or 120/208V, 60Hz,
30 amp circuit is required.
CHECK THAT EXHAUST
HOOD DAMPER OPENS
AND CLOSES FREELY.
If the electric supply does not meet the above specifications, then
call a licensed electrician.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent
wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run
with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipmentgrounding terminal on the appliance.
TILT THE DRYER SIDEWAYS
AND REMOVE THE FOAM
SHIPPING PADS BY
PULLING AT THE SIDES
AND BREAKING THEM
AWAY FROM THE DRYER
LEGS. BE SURE TO
REMOVE ALL OF THE
FOAM PIECES AROUND
THE LEGS.
CONNECTING DRYER USING 4-WIRE
CONNECTION (MUST BE USED FOR
MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION)
NOTES: SInce January 1,1996, the National Electric code requires
that the new constructions utilize a 4-wire connection to
an electric dryer
WARNING:Only a 4-conductor cord shall 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 the new branch-circuit installations, mobile homes,
recreational vehicles, and areas where local codes prohibit
grounding through the neutral conduction.
REMOVE GROUND STRAP
AND DISCARD. KEEP GREEN
GROUND SCREW
HOT
WIRE
L1
SCREWS
(3)
N
L2
RELOCATE GREEN
GROUND SCREW
HERE
GREEN OR
YELLOW WIRE
STRAIN
RELIEF
BRACKET
NEUTRAL
(White)
HOT
WIRE
COVER
2
3/4", UL
RECOGNIZED
STRAIN RELIEF
4 #10 AWG MINIMUM COPPER
CONDUCTORS OR 120/240V 30A POWER
SUPPLY CORD KIT MARKED FOR USE
WITH DRYERS & PROVIDED WITH
CLOSED LOOP OR SPADE TERMINALS
WITH UPTURNED ENDS (NOT SUPPLIED).
Installation Instructions
1. Turn off the circuit breaker (s) (30 amp) or remove the dryer’s
circuit fuse at the electrical box.
2. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall receptacle.
3. Remove the power cord cover located at the lower back.
4. Remove and discard ground strap. Keep the green
ground screw for step 7.
5. Install 3/4 in. UL recognized strain relief to power
cord entry hole. Bring power cord through strain relief.
6. Connect power cord as follows:
A. Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of
the terminal block (marked L1 and L2).
B. Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of
the terminal block (marked N).
7. Attach ground wire of power cord with the green ground
screw (hole above strain relief bracket). Tighten all
terminal block screws (3) completely.
8. Properly secure power cord to strain relief.
9. Reinstall the cover.
3 EXHAUST INFORMATION
WARNING - IN CANADA AND IN THE UNITED
STATES, THE REQUIRED EXHAUST DUCT DIAMETER
IS 4 IN (102mm). DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER
THAN SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE.
Using exhaust longer than specified length will:
• Increase the drying times and the energy cost.
• Reduce the dryer life.
• Accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.
The correct exhaust installation is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Problems due to incorrect installation are not covered
by the warranty.
Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil transition
duct and replace with UL listed transition duct.
The MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE duct length and number of
bends of the exhaust system depends upon the type of duct,
number of turns, the type of exhaust hood (wall cap), and all
conditions noted below. The maximum duct length for rigid
metal duct is shown in the table below.
WARNING: NEVER LEAVE THE
COVER OFF OF THE TERMINAL BLOCK.
CONNECTING DRYER USING 3-WIRE
CONNECTION
IF REQUIRED, BY LOCAL CODE,
INSTALL EXTERNAL GROUND
(NOT PROVIDED) TO GROUNDED
METAL, COLD WATER PIPE, OR GREEN
OTHER ESTABLISHED GROUND GROUND
DETERMINED BY A QUALIFIED SCREW
ELECTRICIAN.
EXHAUST LENGTH
RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM LENGTH
Exhaust Hood Types
Use only for short
Recommended
run installations
GROUND
STRAP
HOT
WIRE
4" DIA.
4" DIA.
4"
L1
SCREWS
(3)
L2
3/4", UL
RECOGNIZED
STRAIN RELIEF
No. of 90º
Elbows
0
1
2
3
4
NEUTRAL
(White) HOT
WIRE
COVER
4" DIA.
STRAIN RELIEF
BRACKET
Rigid
Metal
Rigid
Metal
90 Feet
60 Feet
45 Feet
35 Feet
25 Feet
60 Feet
45 Feet
35 Feet
25 Feet
15 Feet
EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECK LIST
HOOD OR WALL CAP
• Terminate in a manner to prevent back drafts or entry of birds or
other wildlife.
• Termination should present minimal resistance to the exhaust air flow
and should require little or no maintenance to prevent clogging.
• Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct.This could cause lint build up.
• Wall caps must be installed at least 12 in. above ground level or any other
obstruction with the opening pointed down.
3 #10 AWG MINIMUM COPPER
CONDUCTORS OR 120/240V 30A POWER
SUPPLY CORD KIT MARKED FOR USE
WITH DRYERS & PROVIDED WITH CLOSED
LOOP OR SPADE TERMINALS WITH
UPTURNED ENDS (NOT SUPPLIED).
1. Turn off the circuit breaker(s) (30 amp) or remove the dryer’s
circuit fuse at the electrical box.
2. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall.
3. Remove the power cord cover located at the lower back.
4. Install 3/4 in. UL recognized strain relief to power cord
entry hole. Bring power cord through strain relief.
5. Connect power cord as follows:
A. Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of the
terminal block (marked L1 and L2).
B. Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of
the terminal block (marked N).
6. Be sure ground strap is connected to neutral (center)
terminal of block and to green ground screw on cabinet
rear. Tighten all terminal block screws (3) completely.
7. Properly secure power cord to strain relief.
8. Reinstall the cover.
WARNING: NEVER LEAVE THE
COVER OFF OF THE TERMINAL BLOCK.
2-1/2"
SEPARATION OF TURNS
For best performance, separate all turns by at least 4 ft. of straight duct,
including distance between last turn and exhaust hood.
TURNS OTHER THAN 90º
• One turn of 45º or less may be ignored.
• Two 45º turns should be treated as one 90º turn.
• Each turn over 45º should be treated as one 90º turn.
SEALING OF JOINTS
• All joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section of
duct must point away from the dryer.
• Do not assemble the ductwork with fasteners that extend into the duct.
They will serve as a collection point for lint.
• Duct joints can be made air and moisture-tight by wrapping the
overlapped joints with duct tape.
• Horizontal runs should slope down toward the outdoors ½ inch per foot
3
INSULATION
Duct work that runs through an unheated area or is near air conditioning
should be insulated to reduce condensation and lint build-up.
Installation Instructions
4 EXHAUST CONNECTION
STANDARD REAR EXHAUST
(Vented above floor level)
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY:
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
• This clothes dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
• Use only 4” rigid metal ducting for the home exhaust
duct.
• Use only 4” rigid metal or UL-listed flexible metal
(semi-rigid or foil-type) duct to connect the dryer to the
home exhaust duct. It must be installed in accordance
with the instructions found in “Connecting The Dryer
To House Vent” on page 5 of this manual.
• Do not terminate exhaust in a chimney, a wall, a
ceiling, gas vent, crawl space, attic, under an enclosed
floor, or in any other concealed space of a building.
The accumulated lint could create a fire hazard.
• Never terminate the exhaust into a common duct with
a kitchen exhaust system. A combination of grease and
lint creates a potential fire hazard.
• Do not use duct longer than specified in the exhaust
length table. Longer ducts can accumulate lint,
creating a potential fire hazard.
• Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct. This
will cause lint to accumulate, creating a potential fire
hazard.
• Do not assemble ductwork with any fasteners that
extend into the duct. These fasteners can accumulate
lint, creating a potential fire hazard.
• Do not obstruct incoming or exhausted air.
• Provide an access for inspection and cleaning of the
exhaust system, especially at turns and joints. Exhaust
system shall be inspected and cleaned at least once a year.
RECOMMENDED
CONFIGURATION
TO MINIMIZE
EXHAUST
BLOCKAGE.
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
NOTE: ELBOWS WILL PREVENT DUCT
KINKING AND COLLAPSING.
5 LEVELING AND STABILIZING
YOUR DRYER
THIS DRYER COMES READY FOR REAR
EXHAUSTING. IF SPACE IS LIMITED, USE
THE INSTRUCTIONS IN SECTION 9 TO
EXHAUST DIRECTLY FROM THE SIDES OR
BOTTOM OF THE CABINET.
STAND THE DRYER UPRIGHT NEAR THE FINAL LOCATION AND ADJUST
THE 4 LEVELING LEGS, AT THE CORNERS, TO ENSURE THAT THE DRYER
IS LEVEL FROM SIDE TO SIDE AND FRONT TO REAR.
LEVEL
FRONT-TO-BACK.
STANDARD REAR EXHAUST
(Vented at floor level)
FOR STRAIGHT LINE INSTALLATION,
CONNECT THE DRYER EXHAUST TO
THE EXTERNAL EXHAUST HOOD
USING DUCT TAPE OR CLAMP.
EXTERNAL
DUCT
OPENING
DUCT TAPE OR
DUCT CLAMP
4" METAL DUCT
(CUT TO PROPER
LENGTH)
DUCT TAPE OR
DUCT CLAMP
NOTE: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SOLID METAL EXHAUST DUCTING.
HOWEVER, IF FLEXIBLE DUCTING IS USED IT MUST BE UL-LISTED METAL
NOT PLASTIC.
4 LEVELING
LEGS
4
LEVEL
SIDE-TO-SIDE.
Installation Instructions, Indoor Exhausting
CONNECTING THE DRYER
TO HOUSE VENT
DON’T
RIGID METAL TRANSITION DUCT
• For best drying performance, a rigid metal transition
duct is recommended.
• Rigid metal transitions ducts reduce the risk of crushing and kinking.
DO NOT
SIT DRYER
ON FLEXIBLE
EXHAUST.
DO NOT USE
EXCESSIVE
EXHAUST
LENGTH
UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (SEMI-RIGID) TRANSITION DUCT
• If rigid metal duct cannot be used, then UL-listed
flexible metal (semi-rigid) ducting can be used (Kit
WX08X10077).
• Never install flexible metal duct in walls, ceilings, floors
or other enclosed spaces.
• Total length of flexible metal duct should not exceed 8
feet (2.4m).
• For many applications, installing elbows at both the
dryer and the wall is highly recommended (see illustrations below). Elbows allow the dryer to sit close to the
wall without kinking and or crushing the transition
duct, maximizing drying performance.
• Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
DO NOT
CRUSH
FLEXIBLE
EXHAUST
AGAINST
WALL.
6 ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION
• If your dryer is approved for installation in an alcove or
closet, it will be stated on a label on the dryer back.
• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See the
EXHAUST INFORMATION sections 3 & 4.
• Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and adjacent
walls or other surfaces is:
0 in. either side
3 in. front and rear
• Minimum vertical space from floor to overhead cabinets,
ceiling, etc. is 52 in.
• Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and
must contain a minimum of 60 sq. in. of open area equally
distributed. If the closet contains both a washer and a
dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 sq. in. of open
area equally distributed.
UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL-TYPE) TRANSITION DUCT
• In special installations, it may be necessary to connect
the dryer to the house vent using a flexible metal (foiltype) duct. A UL-listed flexible metal (foil-type)duct
may be used ONLY in installations where rigid metal or
flexible metal (semi-rigid) ducting cannot be used AND
where a 4" diameter can be maintained throughout the
entire length of the transition duct.
• In Canada and the United States, only the flexible
metal(foil-type) ducts that comply with the “Outline for
Clothes Dryer Transition Duct Subject 2158A” shall be
used.
• Never install flexible metal duct in walls, ceilings, floors
or other enclosed spaces.
• Total length of flexible metal duct should not exceed 8
feet (2.4m).
• Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
• For best drying performance:
7 BATHROOM OR BEDROOM
INSTALLATION
1. Slide one end of the duct over the clothes dryer
outlet pipe.
2. Secure the duct with a clamp.
3. With the dryer in its permanent position, extend the
duct to its full length. Allow 2” of duct to overlap the
exhaust pipe. Cut off and remove excess duct. Keep
the duct as straight as possible for maximum airflow.
4. Secure the duct to the exhaust pipe with the other
clamp.
• The dryer MU ST be vented to the outdoors. See
EXHAUST INFORMATION section 3 & 4.
• The installation must conform with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, with the NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70.
8 MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED
HOME INSTALLATION
DO
ELBOW HIGH
RECOMMENDED
ELBOWS HIGH
RECOMMENDED
5
• Installation must conform to the MANUFACTURED
HOME CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY STANDARD,
TITLE 24, PART 32-80 or, when such standard is not
applicable, with AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD
FOR MOBILE HOME, ANSI/NFPA NO. 501B.
• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors with the
termination securely fastened to the mobile home
structure. (See EXHAUST INFORMATION
section 3 & 4.)
• The vent MUST NOT be terminated beneath a mobile or
manufactured home.
• The vent duct material MUST BE METAL.
• Do not use sheet metal screws or other fastening devices
which extend into the interior of the exhaust vent.
• See section 2 for electrical connection information.
Installation Instructions
ADDING NEW DUCT
9 DRYER EXHAUST TO RIGHT, LEFT
OR BOTTOM CABINET
FIXING
HOLE
WARNING - BEFORE PERFORMING
THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE
TO DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY. PROTECT YOUR
HANDS AND ARMS FROM SHARP EDGES
WHEN WORKING INSIDE THE CABINET.
BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES
PORTION "A"
RIGHT OR
LEFT SIDE
EXHAUST
Reconnect the cut portion (A) of the duct to the blower
housing. Make sure that the shortened duct is aligned with
the tab in the base. Use the screw saved previously to secure
the duct in place through the tab on the appliance base.
REMOVE
SCREW
AND SAVE.
ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR
EXHAUST TO LEFT OR RIGHT
SIDE OF CABINET
REMOVE
DESIRED
KNOCKOUT
(ONE ONLY).
• Preassemble 4" elbow with 4" duct. Wrap duct tape
around joint.
• Insert duct assembly, elbow first, through the side opening
and connect the elbow to the dryer internal duct.
CAUTION: Be sure not to pull or damage the
electrical wires inside the dryer
when inserting the duct.
Detach and remove the bottom, right or left side knockout
as desired. Remove the screw inside the dryer exhaust duct
and save. Pull the duct out of the dryer.
FIXING HOLE
B
A
9"
EXHAUST CAN
BE ADDED TO
LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE
Cut the duct as shown and keep portion A.
TAB LOCATION
DUCT
TAPE
BEND TAB
UP 45 o
• Apply duct tape as shown on the joint between the dryer
internal duct and the elbow.
DUCT
TAPE
Through the rear opening, locate the tab in the middle of
the appliance base. Lift the tab to about 45º using a flat
blade screwdriver.
6
CAUTION:
Internal duct joints must be
secured with tape, otherwise
they may separate and cause
a safety hazard.
Installation Instructions
10 CHANGING DIRECTION OF
DOOR OPENING
ADDING ELBOW FOR EXHAUST
THROUGH BOTTOM OF CABINET
1. Open the door and remove the filler plugs opposite the
hinges. With the door completely open, remove the
bottom screws from each hinge on the dryer face. Insert
these screws about half way into the TOP holes, for each
hinge on the opposite side (where you removed the filler
plugs). Apply firm pressure to get the screw started.
2. Loosen the top screws from each hinge on the dryer face
half way. With one hand holding the top of the door and
the other hand holding the bottom, remove the door
from the dryer by lifting it UP and OUT.
3. Rotate the door 180º. Insert the door on the opposite side
of the opening by moving the door IN and DOWN
until the top hinge and the bottom hinge are resting on
the top screws inserted in step 1.
4. Remove the remaining screws from the side of the
opening from which the door was removed. With these
screws secure each hinge at the bottom. Tighten the two
top screws on each hinge. Reinsert the plastic plugs on
the side from which the door was removed.
• Insert the elbow through the rear opening and connect it
to the dryer internal duct.
• Apply duct tape on the joint between the dryer internal
duct and elbow, as shown on page 6.
CAUTION:
Internal duct joints must be secured with tape,
otherwise they may separate and cause a
safety hazard.
REMOVE THE
BOTTOM SCREW
FROM EACH HINGE
ON THE DRYER
FACE.
ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR
OF CABINET (SIDES AND BOTTOM
EXHAUST)
LOOSEN THE TOP
SCREWS FROM
EACH HINGE ON
THE DRYER FACE
HALF WAY.
MOVE THE DOOR IN AND
DOWN UNTIL THE TOP HINGE
AND THE BOTTOM HINGE ARE
RESTING ON THE TOP SCREWS
INSERTED IN STEP 1.
PLATE
(KIT WE1M454)
SECURE EACH HINGE
AT THE BOTTOM AND
TIGHTEN THE TWO TOP
SCREWS OF EACH HINGE.
Connect standard metal elbows and ducts to complete the
exhaust system. Cover back opening with a plate (Kit
WE1M454) available from your local service provider.
Place dryer in final location.
WARNING - NEVER LEAVE THE BACK
OPENING WITHOUT THE PLATE. (Kit WE1M454)
11 SERVICING
WARNING - LABEL ALL WIRES
PRIOR TO DISCONNECTING WHEN
SERVICING CONTROLS. WIRING
ERRORS CAN CAUSE IMPROPER AND
DANGEROUS OPERATION AFTER
SERVICING/INST ALLATION.
500A436P001_Rev0
Pub # 31-16220
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For servicing phone numbers for replacement parts, and
other information, refer to Owner’s Manual or visit our
Web site.
Notes