Gas Dryer
Installation
Instructions
DESIGN
06
CE
R T I FIE D
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and
carefully.
IMPORTANT• IMPORTANT- Observe
all governingcodes and ordinances.
•
Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
• 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.
• Inspect the dryer exhaust outlet and
straighten the outlet walls if they are
bent.
• 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
(x2)
10" ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES
8" PIPE WRENCH
SLIP JOINT PLIERS
LEVEL
FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER
WARNING
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. In the absence of local codes, installation must comply with National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSIZ223.1/NFPA 54 or the Canadian Natural Gas and Propane
Installation Code, CSA B149.1.
• California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
This act requires the governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the
state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm and requires businesses to
warn customers of potential exposure to such substances. Gas appliances can cause minor
exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde
and soot, caused primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas or LP fuels.
Properly adjusted dryers will minimize incomplete combustion. Exposure to these
substances can be minimized further by properly venting the dryer to the outdoors.
• 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 6 of this manual. Flexible ducting 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).
In the state of Massachusetts, installation must be performed by a qualified
or licensed contractor, plumber, or gasfitter qualified or licensed by the state.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED
4" DIA. METAL DUCT
(RECOMMENDED)
PIPE
4" DIAM METAL ELBOW EXHAUST HOOD COMPOUND SOAP SOLUTION
FOR LEAK DETECTION
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL (SEMI-RIGID)
UL LISTED TRANSITION DUCT
(x2)
(IF NEEDED)
KIT WX08X10077 (INCLUDES 2 ELBOWS) 4" DUCT CLAMPS
DUCT TAPE
SAFETY GLASSES
OR
4" SPRING CLAMPS
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL TYPE)
UL LISTED TRANSITION DUCT
(IF NEEDED.)
Step 1 Verify Your Gas Installation (see section 2).
Step 2 Prepare the Area and Exhaust for Installation of
New Dryer (see section 1).
Step 3 Check and Insure the Existing External Exhaust is
Clean (see section 1) and Meets Attached Installation
Specifications (see section 6).
Step 4 Remove the Foam Shipping Pads (see section 1).
Step 5 Move the Dryer to the Desired Location.
Step 6 Level Your Dryer (see section 8).
Step 7 Connect the Gas Supply (see section 3) and check
for leaks (see section 4).
(x2)
FLEXIBLE GAS LINE CONNECTOR
GLOVES
Step 8 Connect the External Exhaust (see section 7).
Step 9 Connect the Power Supply (see section 5).
Step 10 Check the Operation of the Power Supply, Gas
Connections, and Venting.
Step 11 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 9.
For Bathroom or Bedroom Installation see section 10.
For Mobile or Manufactured Home see section 11.
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 proper operation and service.
2 GAS REQUIREMENTS
1 PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION
OF NEW DRYER
WARNING
TIP: Install your dryer before installing your washer.
This will allow better access when installing dryer exhaust.
• Installation must conform to local codes and ordinances,
or in their absence, the NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE,
ANSI Z223.
• This gas dryer is equipped with a Valve & Burner Assembly for use only with natural gas. Using conversion kit
WE2 5X0217, your local service organization can convert
this dryer for use with propane (LP) gas. ALL CONVERSIONS MUS T BE MADE BY PROPER LY TRAINED
AND QUALIFIED PER SONNEL A ND IN A CCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES AND ORDINANCE
REQUIREMENTS.
• The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply
piping system during any pressure testing of that system
at a test pressure in excess of 0.5 PSI (3.4 KPa).
• The dryer must be isolated from the gas supply piping
system by closing the equipment shut-off valve during
any pressure testing of the gas supply piping of test
pressure equal to or less than 0.5 PSI (3.4 KPa).
DISCONNECTING GAS
TURN GAS
SHUT-OFF VALVE
TO THE OFF
POSITION.
DISCONNECT AND DISCARD OLD
FLEXIBLE GAS CONNECTOR AND
OLD TRANSITION DUCTING
MATERIAL. REPLACE WITH NEW
CSA(AGA) APPROVED FLEXIBLE
GAS LINE CONNECTOR AND UL
APPROVED TRANSITION DUCT.
WARNING - NEVER REUSE OLD
FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS.
The use of old flexible connectors can cause leaks and
personal injury. Always use new flexible connectors when
installing gas appliances.
DRYER GAS SUPPLY CONNECTION
2"
REMOVING LINT FROM WALL
EXHAUST OPENING
• Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil
transition duct and replace with UL listed transition
duct.
2-5/8"
WALL
INTERNAL DUCT
OPENING
3/8" NPT MALE THREAD GAS SUPPLY
NOTE: Add to vertical dimension
the distance between cabinet
bottom to floor.
GAS SUPPLY
• A 1/8-in. National Pipe Taper thread plugged tapping,
accessible for test gauge connection, must be installed
immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to
the dryer. Contact your local gas utility should you have
questions on the installation of the plugged tapping.
• Supply line is to be 1/2-in. rigid pipe and equipped with
an accessible shut-off within 6 ft. of, and in the same
room with the dryer.
• Use pipe thread sealer compoundor Teflon tape
appropriate for naturalor LP gas.
• You must use with this dryer a flexible metal connector
listed connector ANSI Z21.24 / CSA 6.10. The length of
the connect shall not exceed 3 ft.
• Connect flexible metal connector to dryer and gas supply.
• Open shut-off valve.
CHECK THAT EXHAUST
HOOD DAMPER OPENS
AND CLOSES FREELY.
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.
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Installation Instructions
3 RECONNECTING GAS
Listed connector ANSI Z21.24 / CSA 6.10
FLARE
NPT
1/8" NPT PIPE
PLUG FOR
CHECKING GAS
INLET PRESSURE
3/8" NPT
PIPE SIZE
AT LEAST 1/2"
Note: The connector and fittings are designed for use only
on the original installation and are not to be reused for
another appliance or at another location. Keep flare end of
adaptor free of grease, oil and thread sealant.
Caution: Use adapters as shown. Connector nuts must not
be connected directly to pipe threads.
TIGHTEN ALL CONNECTIONS
USING TWO ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES.
DO NOT OVERTORQUE GAS CONNECTIONS!
4 LEAK TEST
TIGHTEN THE FLEXIBLE
GAS LINE USING TWO
ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES.
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Installation Instructions
6 EXHAUST INFORMATION
5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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.
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE, ELECTRICAL S HOCK, AND PERSONAL
INJURY:
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.
• 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.
Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil transition
duct and replace with UL listed transition duct.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.
This appliance must be supplied with 120V, 60Hz, and connected
to a properly grounded branch circuit, protected by a 15- or 20amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse. If electrical supply provided does not meet the above specifications, it is recommended that
a licensed electrician install an approved outlet.
EXHAUST LENGTH
RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM LENGTH
WARNING - THIS DRYER IS EQUIPPED
A THREE-PRONG (GROUNDING) PLUG FOR
YOUR PROTECTION AGAINST SHOCK
HAZARD AND SHOULD BE PLUGGED
DIRECTLY INTO A PROPERLY GROUNDED
THREE-PRONG RECEPTACLE. DO NOT CUT
OR REMOVE THE GROUNDING PRONG
FROM THIS PLUG.
Exhaust Hood Types
Use only for short
Recommended
run installations
4" DIA.
4" DIA.
4" DIA.
4"
No. of 90º
Elbows
0
1
2
3
2-1/2"
Rigid
Metal
Rigid
Metal
90 Feet
60 Feet
45 Feet
35 Feet
60 Feet
45 Feet
35 Feet
25 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.
ENSURE PROPER GROUND EXISTS BEFORE USE.
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.
IF LOCAL CODES PERMIT,
AN EXTERNAL GROUND WIRE
(NOT PROVIDED), WHICH MEETS
LOCAL CODES, MAY BE ADDED
BY ATTACHING TO THE GREEN
GROUND SCREW ON THE REAR
OF THE DRYER, AND TO A GROUNDED
METAL COLD WATER PIPE OR OTHER
ESTABLISHED GROUND.
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
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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
7 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 6 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.
8 LEVELING DRYER
LEVEL
FRONT-TO-BACK.
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.
LEVEL
SIDE-TO-SIDE.
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.
CSA (AGA) APPROVED
NEW FLEXIBLE GAS
LINE CONNECTOR
GAS
EXTERNAL
INLET
DUCT
PIPE
OPENING
4 LEVELING LEGS
DUCT TAPE OR
DUCT CLAMP
4" METAL DUCT
(CUT TO PROPER
LENGTH)
STAND THE DRYER UPRIGHT NEAR THE
FINAL LOCATION AND ADJUST THE 4 LEVELING
LEGS TO MATCH THE HEIGHT OF YOUR WASHER.
ADJUST THE 2 ANTI-TIP LEGS TO CONTACT
THE FLOOR.
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.
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2 ANTI-TIP LEGS
Installation Instructions
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.
9 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
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:
EXHAUST INFORMATION section.
• 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.
• The closet should be vented to the outdoors to prevent
gas pocketing in case of a gas leak in the supply line.
• No other fuel-burning appliance shall be installed in the
same closet with the dryer.
10 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 MUST be vented to the outdoors. See
EXHAUST INFORMATION section 6.
• The installation must conform with local codes or, in
the absence of local codes, with the NATIONAL FUEL
GAS CODE, ANSI Z223.
11 MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED
HOME INSTALLATION
DO
• Installation must conform to the MANUFACTURED HOME
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
ELBOWS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
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CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY STANDARD, TITLE 24, PART
32-80 or, when such standard is not applicable, with AMERICAN
NATIONAL STANDARD FOR MOBILE HOME, NO. 501B.
• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors with the termination securely fastened to the mobile home structure. (See
EXHAUST INFORMATION section 6.)
• The vent MUST NOT be terminated beneath a mobile or
manufactured home.
• The vent duct material MUST BE METAL.
• KIT 14-D346-33 MUST be used to attach the dryer securely
to the structure.
• The vent MUST NOT be connected to any other duct, vent,
or chimney.
• Do not use sheet metal screws or other refastening devices
which extend into the interior of the exhaust vent.
• Provide an opening with a free area of at least 25 sq. in.or
introduction of outside air into the dryer room.
Installation Instructions
12 DRYER EXHAUST TO LEFT OR
BOTTOM CABINET
ADDING NEW DUCT
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"
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 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 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"
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.
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CAUTION:
Internal duct joints must be
secured with tape, otherwise
they may separate and cause
a safety hazard.
Installation Instructions
13 CHANGING DIRECTION OF
DOOR OPENING
ADDING ELBOW FOR EXHAUST
THROUGH BOTTOM OF CABINET
• 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 7.
REMOVE 4
HINGE SCREWS.
REMOVE 4 HOLE PLUGS AND
PLACE THEM IN THE HOLES
ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE.
CAUTION:
Internal duct joints must be secured with tape,
otherwise they may separate and cause a
safety hazard.
ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR
OF CABINET
ROTATE DOOR 180 0
AND REINSTALL.
PLATE
(KIT WE1M454)
PLATE
(KIT WE1M454)
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.
14 SERVICING
WARNING - LABEL ALL WIRES
PRIOR TO DISCONNECTION WHEN
SERVICING CONTROLS. WIRING
ERRORS CAN CAUSE IMPROPER AND
DANGEROUS OPERATION AFTER
SERVICING/INST ALLATION.
TO REGISTER YOUR DRYER
CALL TOLL-FREE
1-888-269-1192
Prompt registration confirms your right to protection under the
terms of your warranty.
For replacement parts and other information, refer to
Owner's Manual for servicing phone numbers.
www.GEAppliances.com
For Questions on Installation, Call: 1-800-626-2000 (US) or
Pub.
31-16225
1-800-561-3344 (Canada).
Pub.##31-15476
500A436P006
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