Electric Dryer
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Installation
Instructions
Questions on Installation? Call: 1-800-GECARES (US)
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
WARNING
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
•
IMPORTANT - Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
•
IMPORTANT
- Observe all
governing codes 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.
• Exhausting the dryer to the outdoors is strongly recommended to prevent large amounts of moisture from being
blown into the room.
• 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.
TOOLS YOU
WILL NEED
SLIP JOINT PLIERS
FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
• Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4-in. diameter
ductwork for exhausting to the outdoors. Never
use plastic or other combustible, easy-to-puncture ductwork.
• This appliance must be properly grounded and installed
as described in these instructions.
• Do not install or store appliance in an area where it
will be exposed to water and/or weather
• Install the dryer where the temperature is above 50ºF
for satisfactory operation of the dryer control system.
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" DUCT
4" DIA. METAL
EXHAUST HOOD SAFETY GLASSES
CLAMPS (2)
ELBOW
OR
4" SPRING
CLAMPS (2)
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL DUCT
(IF NEEDED)
LEVEL
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).
DUCT TAPE
GLOVES
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:
EXTERNAL
DUCT
OPENING
• 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.
DUCT TAPE OR
DUCT CLAMP
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
4" METAL DUCT
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.
DUCT TAPE OR
DUCT CLAMP
If the electric supply does not meet the above specifications, then
call a licensed electrician.
TIP: Install your dryer before installing your washer.
This will allow better access when installing dryer exhaust.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
REMOVING LINT FROM WALL
EXHAUST OPENING
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.
WALL
INTERNAL DUCT
OPENING
CONNECTING DRYER USING 4-WIRE
CONNECTION (MUST BE USED FOR
MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION)
CHECK THAT EXHAUST
HOOD DAMPER OPENS
AND CLOSES FREELY.
NOTE: Since January 1, 1996, the National Electric Code
requires that new constructions utilize a 4 wire connection
to an electric dryer.
REMOVE GROUND STRAP
AND DISCARD. KEEP GREEN
GROUND SCREW
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.
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 - USE ONLY METAL 4-IN. DUCT.
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.
The MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE length 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. Both
rigid and flexible metal duct are 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
EXHAUST LENGTH
RECOMMENDED
MAXIMUM
LENGTH
RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM
LENGTH
Exhaust
Hood
Types
Exhaust
Hood
Types
Use
only
for short
Use
only
for short
Recommended
Recommended
run run
installations
installations
4" DIA. 4" DIA.
4" DIA.
4" DIA.
GROUND
STRAP
HOT
WIRE
L2
4" DIA.
4"
2-1/2"
4"
No. of 90º
Elbows
No. of0 90º
Elbows
1
0 2
1 3
2 4
3 5
STRAIN RELIEF
BRACKET
L1
SCREWS
(3)
4" DIA.
3/4", UL
RECOGNIZED
STRAIN RELIEF
4
Rigid
Metal
Rigid
150 Feet
Metal
135 Feet
90
125Feet
Feet
60
Feet
115
Feet
45
Feet
105
Feet
35
95Feet
Feet
25 Feet
Flexible
Metal
55Flexible
Feet
Metal
52 Feet
55
Feet
49 Feet
Feet
4640
Feet
Feet
4330
Feet
Feet
4020
Feet
15 Feet
2-1/2"
Rigid
Flexible
Metal
Metal
Rigid 45 FeetFlexible
125 Feet
Metal
Metal
115 Feet
42 Feet
60
Feet
45
Feet
105 Feet
39 Feet
95 45
FeetFeet 36 Feet30 Feet
35 Feet 33 Feet20 Feet
85 Feet
25 Feet 30 Feet15 Feet
75 Feet
15 Feet
If using flexible metal duct, please refer to page 5.
10 Feet
If using flexible metal duct, please refer to page 5.
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.
• If roof vents or louvered plenums are used, they must be equivalent to a
4-in. dampened wall cap in regard to resistance to air flow, prevention of
back drafts, and maintenance required to prevent clogging.
NEUTRAL
(White) HOT
WIRE
COVER
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.
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 1/2 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
• Exhausting the dryer to the outdoors is strongly recommended to prevent large amounts of moisture from
being blown into the room.
• Use only metal duct.
• Do not terminate exhaust in a chimney, any gas vent,
under an enclosed floor (crawl space), or into an attic.
The accumulated lint could create a fire hazard.
• Provide an access for inspection and cleaning of the
exhaust system, especially at turns. Inspect and clean at
least once a year.
• Never terminate the exhaust into a common duct with a
kitchen exhaust. A combination of lint and grease could
create a fire hazard.
• Do not obstruct incoming or exhausted air.
RECOMMENDED
CONFIGURATION
TO MINIMIZE
EXHAUST
BLOCKAGE.
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
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.
NOTE: ELBOWS WILL PREVENT DUCT
KINKING AND COLLAPSING.
5 LEVELING AND STABILIZING
YOUR DRYER
STANDARD REAR EXHAUST
(Vented at floor level)
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.
FOR STRAIGHT
LINE INSTALLATION,
CONNECT THE
DRYER EXHAUST
TO THE EXTERNAL
EXHAUST HOOD USING
DUCT TAPE OR CLAMP.
(CORD NOT SUPPLIED
WITH DRYER)
CUT THE METAL EXHAUST
DUCT (NOT SUPPLIED) TO THE
PROPER LENGTH.
NOTE: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SOLID METAL EXHAUST DUCTING.
HOWEVER, IF FLEXIBLE DUCTING IS USED IT MUST BE METAL NOT PLASTIC.
4 LEVELING
LEGS
4
LEVEL
SIDE-TO-SIDE.
Installation Instructions, Indoor Exhausting
INDOOR EXHAUSTING
USING FLEXIBLE METAL DUCTS
If rigid all-metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal ducting
can be used, but it will reduce the maximum recommended duct
length. In special installations when it is impossible to use only
metal ducting, then UL-listed clothes dryer flexible metal transition
duct may be used as transition venting between the dryer and wall
connection only. The use of this ducting will affect dry time.
NOTE: MOBILE HOME, BEDROOM, BATHROOM,
ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATIONS
MUST BE EXHAUSTED TO THE OUTDOORS
OTHER INSTALLATIONS: If the installation makes it
impossible to exhaust to the outdoors, a 4" exhaust
deflector (WE25X278) must be installed. A clearance of 8"
is required between the rear of the dryer and the wall, and
the deflector should be pointing up.
If flexible transition duct is necessary, the following directions must
be followed.
NOTE: EXHAUSTING TO THE OUTDOORS IS
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, EXHAUSTING
INDOORS MAY CAUSE LINT ACCUMULATION,
AND MOISTURE DAMAGE INCLUDING MOLD
AND MILDEW.
• Use the Shortest Length Possible.
• Stretch the Duct to Its Maximum Length to avoid kinks.
• Do Not Crush or Collapse the Duct.
• Never Use Transition Duct Inside the Wall or
Inside the Dryer.
• Avoid Resting the Duct on Sharp Objects.
• Venting Must Conform to Local Building Codes.
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.
DO
DO
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
ELBOW
HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
ELBOWS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
ELBOWS
HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
7 BATHROOM OR BEDROOM
INSTALLATION
• The dryer MUST 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.
DON’T
DO NOT
SIT DRYER
ON FLEXIBLE
EXHAUST.
8 MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED
HOME INSTALLATION
DO NOT USE
EXCESSIVE
EXHAUST
LENGTH
DO NOT
CRUSH
FLEXIBLE
EXHAUST
AGAINST
WALL.
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
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)
PLATE
(KIT WE1M454)
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
PLATE
(KIT WE1M454)
(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/INSTALLATION.
TO REGISTER YOUR DRYER
CALL TOLL-FREE
1-888-269-1192
Prompt registration confirms your right to protection under the
terms of your warranty.
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For Questions on Installation, Call: 1-800-626-2003 (US)
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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