Installation
Instructions
Gas Dryer
06
DES I GN
CE
R TI FI E D
Questions on Installation? Call: 1-800-GECARES (US)
or Visit our Web site at: www.GEAppliances.com (US)
WARNING RISK OF FIRE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
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.
• 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
• 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 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.
• Dryers installed in residential garages must be elevated 18” (46 cm) above the floor.
• Save these instructions. (Installers: Be sure to leave these instructions with the
customer).
In the state of Massachusetts, installation must be performed by a qualifiedor
licensed contractor, plumber, or gasfitter qualified or licensed by the state.
M ATERIALS YOU WILL NEED
4" DIA. METAL DUCT
(RECOMMENDED)
(x2)
4" DIAM METAL ELBOW
10" ADJUS TABLE WRENCHES
8" PIPE WRENCH
SLIP JOINT PLIERS
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL (SEMI-RIGID)
UL LISTED TRANSITION DUCT
(IF NEEDED)
KIT WX08X10077 (INCLUDES 2 ELBOWS)
LEVEL
FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER
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).
EXHAUST HOOD
PIPE
COMPOUND
SOAP SOLUTION
FOR LEAK DETECTION
(x2)
4" DUCT CLAMPS
OR
4" SPRING CLAMPS
DUCT TAPE
(x2)
FLEXIBLE GAS LINE CONNECTOR
SAFETY GLASSES
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.
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31-16225-1 07/08/10 GE
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
2 GAS REQUIREMENTS
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 WE25X0217, your local service
organization can convert this dryer for use with
propane (LP) gas. ALL CONVERSIONS MUST BE MADE BY
PROPERLY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED PERSONNEL AND
IN ACCORDANCE 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.
REMOVING LINT FROM WALL
EXHAUST OPENING
DRYER GAS SUPPLY CONNECTION
• Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil
transition duct and replace with UL listed transition
duct.
2"
WALL
2-5/8"
INTERNAL DUCT
OPENING
CHECK THAT EXHAUST
HOOD DAMPER OPENS
AND CLOSES FREELY.
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 compound or Teflon tape appropriate for natural or 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.
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
WARNING: NEVER USE AN OPEN
FLAME TO TEST FOR GAS LEAKS.
TIGHTEN THE FLEXIBLE
GAS LINE USING TWO
ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES.
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Installation Instructions
5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
6 EXHAUST INFORMATION
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 SHOCK,
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.
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.
• 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.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
This appliance must be supplied with 120V, 60Hz, and
connected to a properly grounded branch circuit,
protected by a 15- or 20- amp circuit breaker or timedelay 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
Exhaust Hood Types
Use only for short
Recommended
run installations
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.
4" DIA.
4" DIA.
4" DIA.
4"
No. of 90º
Elbows
0
1
2
3
4
2-1/2"
Rigid
Metal
90
60
45
35
25
Feet
Feet
Feet
Feet
Feet
Rigid
Metal
60
45
35
25
15
EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECK LIST
Feet
Feet
Feet
Feet
Feet
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.
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 ½inch
per foot
INSULATION
Duct work that runs through an unheated area or is near air
conditioning should be insulated to reduce condensation and
lint build-up.
ENSURE PROPER GROUND EXISTS BEFORE USE.
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.
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Installation Instructions
STANDARD REAR EXHAUST
(Vented above floor level)
7 EXHAUST CONNECTION
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
RISK OF FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY:
• 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 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.
LEVEL
SIDE-TO-SIDE.
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.
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
EXTERNAL
DUCT
OPENING
4 LEVELING LEGS
GAS
INLET
PIPE
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
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.
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2 ANTI-TIP LEGS
Installation Instructions
CONNECTING THE DRYER
TO HOUSE VENT
DON’T
DO NOT
SIT D RYER
ON FLEXIBLE
EXHAUS 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.
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. 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(foiltype) 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:
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.
DO NOT USE
EXCESSIVE
EXHAUST
LENGTH
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 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
• 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
ELBOW HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
ELBOWS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED
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• 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, 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
ADDING NEW DUCT
12 DRYER EXHAUST TO RIGHT, LEFT
FIXING
HOLE
OR BOTTOM CABINET
WARNING - BEFORE PERFORMING
PORTION "A"
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
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.
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.
CAUTION: Be sure not to pull or damage the
Note: Only 4” round rigid metal ducting allowed inside
dryer.
electrical wires inside the dryer when inserting the
duct.
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.
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.
DUCT
TAPE
CAUTION:
Internal duct joints must be
secured with tape, otherwise
they may separate and cause
a safety hazard.
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Installation Instructions
ADDING ELBOW FOR EXHAUST
THROUGH BOTTOM OF CABINET
13 CHANGING DIRECTION OF
DOOR OPENING
• 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.
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°
AND REINSTALL.
PL ATE
(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.
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REMOVE 4 HOLE PLUGS AND
PLACE THEM IN THE HOLES
ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE.
Installation Instructions
14 CONNECTING INLET HOSES
(on some models)
14 CONNECTING INLET HOSES (cont.)
8. Turn the water faucet on.
9. Check for leaks around the ‘’Y’’ connector,
faucet and hose couplings.
To produce steam, the dryer must connect to the cold
water supply. Since the washer must also connect to the
cold water, a “Y” connector is inserted to allow both inlet
hoses to make that connection at the same time.
NOTE: Use the new inlet hoses provided; never
use old hoses.
1. Turn the cold water faucet off. Remove the washer inlet
hose from the washer fill valve connector (cold).
2. Ensure the rubber flat washer is in place and screw
the female coupling of the short hose onto the washer fill
valve connector. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
3. Attach the female end of the ‘’Y’’ connector to the male
coupling of the short hose. Ensure the rubber flat washer
is in place. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
WATER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
Hot and cold water faucets MUST be installed within 42
in. (107 cm) of your washer’s water inlet. The faucets
MUST be 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) garden hose-type so inlet hoses
can be connected. Water pressure MUST be between 10
and 120 pounds per square inch. Your water department
can advise you of your water pressure.
NOTE: A water softener is recommended to reduce
buildup of scale inside the steam generator if the home
water supply is very hard.
15 SERVICING
WARNING- LABEL ALL WIRES
PRIOR TO DISCONNECTION WHEN
SERVICING CONTROLS. WIRING ERRORS
CAN CAUSE IMPROPER AND DANGEROUS
OPERATION AFTER SERVICING/
INSTALLATION.
4. Insert the filter screen in the coupling of the washer’s
inlet hose. If a rubber flat washer
is already in place remove it before installing
the filter screen. Attach this coupling to one male end of
the ‘’Y’’ connector. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
5. Ensure the rubber flat washer is in place and attach
the dryer’s long inlet hose to the other male end of the
‘’Y’’ connector. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
6. Ensure the rubber flat washer is in place and attach
the other end of the dryer’s long inlet hose to the fill valve
connector at the bottom of the dryer back panel. Tighten
by hand until firmly seated.
For replacement parts and other information, refer to
Owner’s Manual for servicing phone numbers.
TO REGISTER YOUR DRYER
CALL TOLL-FREE
1-888-269-1192
7. Using pliers, tighten all the couplings with
an additional two–thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the couplings may
result.
Prompt registration confirms your right to protection under the
terms of your warranty.
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For Questions on Installation, Call: 1-800-626-2000 (US) or
1-800-561-3344 (Canada).
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