Maytag Mede251yl Installation Instructions

ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Table of Contents
DRYER SAFETY.......................................................................... 2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS.............................................. 3
Tools and Parts....................................................................... 3
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS..................................................... 4
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS................................................. 6
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS.......................................................... 7
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION.................................................... 8
Power Supply Cord Connection............................................ 9
Direct Wire Connection........................................................ 11
VENTING.................................................................................... 14
Venting Requirements.......................................................... 14
Plan Vent System.................................................................. 15
Venting Kits........................................................................... 15
Install Vent System............................................................... 16
CONNECT INLET HOSE........................................................... 17
CONNECT VENT....................................................................... 18
LEVEL DRYER........................................................................... 19
COMPLETE INSTALLATION CHECKLIST............................... 19
DOOR REVERSAL KIT (OPTIONAL)........................................ 20
STACKING WASHER AND DRYER (OPTIONAL).................... 20
TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................... 20
Para una version de estas instrucciones en español, visite www.Whirlpool.com
INSTALLATION NOTES
Date of purchase:__________________________________
Date of installation:________________________________
Installer:_________________________________________
Model number:____________________________________
Serial number:____________________________________
W10385103B
W10385104B - SP
1
DRYER SAFETY
IMPORTANT: When discarding or storing your old clothes dryer, remove the door.
2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
TOOLS AND PARTS
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Tools needed:
Parts needed: (Not supplied with dryer)
■■ Vent clamps
■■ Vent elbows and ductwork
Additional parts may be required, depending in your installation.
Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting.
Read “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements”
before purchasing parts.
Flat-blade screwdriver
Wire stripper (direct wire
installations)
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Tin snips (new vent
installations)
If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
■■ A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt
minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be
at least 4 ft. (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to
the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals
with upturned ends.
■■ A UL listed strain relief.
Parts supplied:
Parts package is located in dryer drum. Check that all parts
are included.
NOTE: Do not use leveling legs supplied if installing with a
pedestal or a stack kit.
1/4" and 5/16" nut driver
(recommended)
Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (25 mm) or
hex-head socket wrench
Leveling legs (4)
Utility knife
Tape measure
Short inlet hose
(steam models only)
Level
“Y” connector
(steam models only)
Long inlet hose
(steam models only)
Pliers
Rubber washers
(steam models only)
Optional Equipment: (Not supplied with dryer)
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
Refer to your Use and Care Guide for information about
accessories available for your dryer.
3
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installing dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping
quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
DRYER DIMENSIONS
Front view:
27"
(686 mm)
35 3/8"
(899 mm)
1"*
(25 mm)
* Approx. measurement
Side view:
You will need:
■■ A location allowing for proper exhaust installation. See
“Venting Requirements.”
■■ A separate 30 amp circuit.
■■ If using power supply cord, a grounded electrical outlet
located within 2 ft. (610 mm) of either side of dryer. See
“Electrical Requirements.”
■■ Floor must support dryer weight of 200 lbs. (90.7 kg). Also
consider weight of companion appliance.
■■ Cold water faucets located within 4 ft. (1.2 m) of the water fill
valves, and water pressure of 20 - 120 psi (138 - 827 kPa).
You may use the water supply for your washer using the “Y”
connector and short hose (if needed) which are provided.
■■ Level floor with maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire
dryer. If slope is greater than 1" (25 mm), install Extended
Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810. If not level, clothes
may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may
not operate correctly.
■■ For garage installation, place dryer at least 18" (460 mm)
above floor. If using a pedestal, you will need 18" (460 mm)
to bottom of dryer.
■■ The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where
it will be exposed to water and/or weather.
IMPORTANT: Do not operate, install, or store dryer where
it will be exposed to water, weather, or at temperatures below
40° F (4° C). Lower temperatures may cause dryer not to
shut off at end of automatic sensor cycles, resulting in longer
drying times.
48 3/4"
(1238 mm)
35 3/8"
(899 mm)
31/2"
(89 mm)
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or
sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
6 7/8"
(174 mm)
1"*
(25 mm)
* Approx. measurement
Back view:
61/4"
(159 mm)
Power
supply
cord or
cable
Installation Clearances
For each arrangement, consider allowing more space for ease
of installation and servicing; spacing for companion appliances
and clearances for walls, doors, and floor moldings. Space
must be large enough to allow door to fully open. Add spacing
on all sides of dryer to reduce noise transfer. If a closet door
or louvered door is installed, top and bottom air openings
in door are required.
29"
(736 mm)
Vent
1"*
(25 mm)
* Approx.
measurement
Water inlet†
14"
(358 mm)
281/8"
(715 mm)
Vent:
31/2" (89 mm)
Water Inlet:
31/4" (83 mm)
61/8"
(156 mm)
†
Steam models only
NOTE: Most installations require a minimum of 5" (127 mm) clearance
behind dryer for exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting Requirements.”
4
Installation spacing for recessed area
or closet installation
Cabinet installation (dryer only):
All dimensions show recommended and minimum spacing
allowed.
■■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
7"
(178 mm)
■■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, floor
moldings, dryer venting, and gas line.
■■ Additional spacing should be considered on all sides
18"
(460 mm)
of the dryer to reduce noise transfer.
■■ For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are
acceptable.
■■ Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
Recommended installation clearances:
5"
(127 mm)
Closet installation (dryer only):
3"
(76 mm)
34" recommended
(864 mm)
18" min.
(457 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
48 in.2
(310 cm2)
Custom under counter installation (dryer only):
3"
(76 mm)
5"
(127 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
24 in.2
(155 cm2)
39" min.
(990 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
Closet Installation (stacked washer and dryer):
6"
(152 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
Mobile home - Additional installation requirements:
3"
(76 mm)
76"
(1930 mm)
48 in.2
(310 cm2)
This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The
installation must conform to the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280
(formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile home construction
and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280) or Standard CAN/CSA-Z240
MH.
Mobile home installations require:
■■ Metal exhaust system hardware, available for purchase from
5"
(127 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
3"
(76 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
24 in.2
(155 cm2)
your dealer. For further information, see “Assistance or
Service” section in your Use and Care Guide.
■■ Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into dryer. Openings (such as a nearby
window) should be at least twice as large as dryer exhaust
opening.
5
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
It is your responsibility:
■■ To contact a qualified electrical installer.
■■ To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
- latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
The National Electrical Code requires a 4-wire power supply
connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in
remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
■■ To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240
volt, 60 Hz, AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208
volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate)
on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line.
Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in
the neutral or grounding circuit.
■■ Do not use an extension cord.
■■ If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
Electrical Connection
To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of
electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions
provided for it here.
■■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire
electrical supply connection. The neutral ground conductor
is permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire)
within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical
supply connection, the neutral ground conductor must be
removed from the external ground connector (green screw),
and secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire)
of the terminal block. When the neutral ground conductor is
secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the
terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral
conductor. The green ground wire of the 4-wire power cord
must be secured to the dryer cabinet with the green
ground screw.
■■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral
ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
■■ A 4-wire power supply connection must 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 (1) new branch-circuit installations after
1996, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas
where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral
conductors.
If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
■■ A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt
minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be
at least 4 ft. (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to
the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals
with upturned ends.
■■ A UL listed strain relief.
6
If your outlet looks like this:
Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with
ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain
relief. The 4-wire power supply cord, at least
4 ft. (1.22 m) long, must have four 10-gauge
copper wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of
NEMA Type 14-30R. The ground wire (ground
4-wire receptacle conductor) may be either green or bare. The
(14-30R)
neutral conductor must be identified by a white
cover.
Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with
ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain
relief. The 3-wire power supply cord, at least
4 ft. (1.22 m) long, must have three 10-gauge
3-wire receptacle copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of
NEMA Type 10-30R.
(10-30R)
If connecting by direct wire:
Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire)
and be:
■■ Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable
(with ground wire), covered with flexible metallic conduit. All
current-carrying wires must be insulated.
■■ 10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum) at least
5 ft. (1.52 m) long.
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS
1. Prepare dryer for leveling legs
To avoid damaging floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard
from dryer carton; place under entire back edge of dryer.
Firmly grasp dryer body (not console panel) and gently lay
dryer down on cardboard.
2. Screw in leveling legs
diamond
marking
Examine leveling legs, find diamond marking. Screw legs into
leg holes by hand, use a wrench to finish turning legs until
diamond marking is no longer visible.
Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging under each
of the 2 dryer back corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the
dryer on the corner posts until it is close to its final location.
Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.
7
ELECTRIC INSTALLATION
For power supply cord installations:
For direct wire installations:
Before you start: disconnect power.
1. Choose electrical connection type
2. Remove terminal block cover
Power supply cord 4-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R).
Go to Power Supply Cord Connection.
Power supply cord 3-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 10-30R).
Go to Power Supply Cord Connection.
4-wire direct connection:
Go to Direct Wire Connection.
3-wire direct connection:
Go to Direct Wire Connection.
NOTE: If local codes do not permit connection of a
cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire, go to “Optional
3-wire connection”. This connection may be used with
either a power supply cord or a direct wire connection.
8
Remove hold-down screw and terminal block cover.
Power Supply Cord Connection
Power supply cord strain relief:
4-Wire Power Supply Cord Connection
1. Attach power supply cord strain relief
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes
and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections.
A
B
4-wire receptacle (NEMA
type 14-30R)
4-prong plug
Spade terminals with
upturned ends
Ring terminals
C
D
Remove the screws from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
(UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp
sections (C) into the hole below the terminal block opening
(B) so that one tab is pointing up (A) and the other is pointing
down (D), and hold in place. Tighten strain relief screws just
enough to hold the two clamp sections (C) together.
2. Attach power supply cord
1. Prepare to connect neutral ground
wire and neutral wire
to strain relief
E
B
A
Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that
the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the
strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the
dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not further
tighten strain relief screws at this point.
Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B).
Remove neutral ground wire (E) from green external ground
conductor screw (A).
2. Connect neutral ground wire and
neutral wire
If your outlet looks like this:
Power supply cord 4-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R):
Go to 4-Wire Power Supply Cord
Connection on this page.
B
E
C
Power supply cord 3-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 10-30R):
Go to 3-Wire Power Supply Cord
Connection on page 10.
Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or
center) (C) of power supply cord under center terminal block
screw (B). Tighten screw.
9
3. Connect ground wire
1. Remove center screw
A
B
F
Connect ground wire (F) (green or bare) of power supply cord
under green external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten
screw.
4. Connect remaining wires
Remove center terminal block screw (B).
2. Connect neutral wire
B
C
Connect remaining wires under outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover
into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down
screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements.
Connect neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord
under center terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw.
3. Connect remaining wires
3-Wire Power Supply Cord Connection
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
10
3-wire receptacle (NEMA
type 10-30R)
3-prong plug
Spade terminals with
upturned ends
Ring terminals
Connect remaining wires under outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover
into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down
screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements.
Direct Wire Connection
4-Wire Direct Wire Connection
Direct wire strain relief
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes
and where local codes do not permit 3-wire connections.
1. Attach direct wire strain relief
1. Prepare your 4-wire cable
for direct connection
A
31 ⁄2"
m)
(89 m
B
1"
m)
(25 m
C
5
(127 "
mm
)
Unscrew the removable conduit connector (A) and any
screws from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking
on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief
(C) through the hole below the terminal block opening (B).
Reaching inside the terminal block opening, screw the
removable conduit connector (A) onto the strain relief threads
and tighten securely.
2. Attach direct wire cable to strain relief
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft. (1.52 m) of extra length so
dryer may be moved if needed.
Strip 5" (127 mm) of outer covering from end of cable,
leaving bare ground wire at 5" (127 mm). Cut 11/2" (38 mm)
from remaining 3 wires. Strip insulation back 1" (25 mm).
Shape ends of wires into hooks.
2. Prepare to connect neutral ground
wire and neutral wire
E
B
A
Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain
relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in
a horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screw against the
direct wire cable.
Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral
ground wire (E) from green external ground conductor
screw (A).
If your wiring looks like this:
4-wire direct connection:
Go to 4-Wire Direct Connection on
this page.
3-wire direct connection:
Go to 3-Wire Direct Connection on
page 12.
11
3-Wire Direct Wire Connection
3. Connect neutral ground wire and
neutral wire
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
B
E
1. Prepare your 3-wire cable
for direct connection
1"
C
m)
(25 m
3½"
(89 m
m)
Connect neutral ground wire (E) and place
hooked end (hook facing right) of neutral
wire (white or center wire) (C) of direct wire
cable under center screw of terminal block
(B). Squeeze hooked ends together and
tighten screw.
4. Connect ground wire
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft. (1.52 m) of extra length so
dryer may be moved if needed.
Strip 31/2" (89 mm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip
insulation back 1" (25 mm). If using 3-wire cable with ground
wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Shape wire ends
into hooks.
2. Remove center screw
A
B
F
Connect ground wire (green or bare) (F) of direct wire cable
under green external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten
screw.
5. Connect remaining wires
Remove center terminal block screw (B).
3. Connect neutral wire
B
C
Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under
outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze
hooked ends together and tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab
of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure
cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements.
12
Place hooked end of neutral wire (white
or center) (C) of direct wire cable under
center terminal block screw (B), hook
facing right. Squeeze hooked end together.
Tighten screw.
4. Connect remaining wires
2. Connect neutral ground wire and
neutral wire
B
E
C
Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under
outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked
ends together and tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal
block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with
hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements.
Optional External Ground for
3-Wire Connection
Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or
center wire) (C) of power supply cord or cable under center,
terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw.
3. Connect remaining wires
(Power Supply Cord Shown)
IMPORTANT: You must verify with a qualified electrician that this
grounding method is acceptable before connecting.
1. Prepare to connect neutral ground
wire and neutral wire
E
B
A
Place ends of remaining wires under outer terminal block
screws. Tighten screws.
4. Connect external ground wire
Install the correct strain relief for your electrical connection
method, as shown on page 9 or 11.
Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground
wire (E) from green external ground conductor screw (A).
A
G
Connect a separate copper ground wire (G) under the green
external ground conductor screw (A) to an adequate ground.
Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer
rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to
Venting Requirements.
13
VENTING
Exhaust hoods:
Venting Requirements
insects from entering the home.
■■ Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object
that may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes,
or snow).
■■ Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
■■ An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
Recommended Styles:
Louvered Hood
Box Hood
Acceptable Style:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
of a building. Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for
exhausting.
Angled Hood
Elbows:
■■ 45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
4"
(102 mm)
Good
Better
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent
■■ Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps
may be used.
■■ Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent:
■■ Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid
crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent: (Acceptable only if accessible to clean)
■■ Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location.
■■ Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result
in reduced airflow and poor performance.
■■ Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.
■■ The total length should not exceed 73/4 ft. (2.4 m).
■■ The length of flexible metal vent used must be included in the
overall vent system design as shown in the Vent System Chart.
NOTE: If using an existing vent system, clean lint from entire
length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged
with lint. Replace plastic or metal foil vents with rigid metal or
flexible metal vents. Review Vent System Chart and if necessary,
modify existing vent system to achieve best drying performance.
14
Clamps:
■■ Use clamps to seal all joints.
■■ Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws
or other fastening devices that extend into interior of duct
and catch lint. Do not use duct tape.
Alternate exhaust installations (for close clearance):
Plan Vent System
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installation:
B
C
A
D
E
F
G
B
Over-the-top installation
(also available with one offset elbow)
H
A.Dryer
BElbow
C.Wall
D. Exhaust hood
E.Clamps
F. Rigid metal or
flexible metal vent
G. Vent length
necessary to
connect elbows
H. Exhaust outlet
Optional exhaust installations:
Periscope installation
Special provisions for mobile homes:
Exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible
portion of mobile home and must not terminate beneath the
mobile home. Terminate exhaust vent outside.
If you prefer, dryer may be converted to exhaust out right side,
left side, or through bottom. You must contact your local dealer
to have dryer converted.
15
Determine vent path:
■■ Select route that will provide straightest and most direct
path outdoors.
■■ Plan installation to use fewest number of elbows and turns.
■■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room
as possible.
■■ Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Install Vent System
1. Install exhaust hood
12" min.
(305 mm)
■■ Use as few 90° turns as possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance:
■■ Use the following Vent System Chart to determine type of vent
material and hood combinations acceptable to use.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified
in Vent system chart.
Exhaust systems longer than those specified will:
■■ Shorten life of dryer.
■■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times
and increased energy usage.
The Vent System Chart provides venting requirements that will
help achieve best drying performance.
12" min.
(305 mm)
Install exhaust hood and use caulking compound to seal
exterior wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood
NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installation have a 90° turn
inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one
90° turn to the chart.
Vent System Chart
Number of
90° elbows
Type
of vent
Box/louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
64 ft. (20 m)
58 ft. (17.7 m)
1
Rigid metal
54 ft. (16.5 m)
48 ft. (14.6 m)
2
Rigid metal
44 ft. (13.4 m)
38 ft. (11.6 m)
3
Rigid metal
35 ft. (10.7 m)
29 ft. (8.8 m)
4
Rigid metal
27 ft. (8.2 m)
21 ft. (6.4 m)
16
Vent must fit over the exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust
hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp. Run vent to dryer location using
straightest path possible. Avoid 90° turns. Use clamps to seal
all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws, or other fastening
devices that extend into interior of vent to secure vent,
because they can catch lint.
CONNECT INLET HOSE
3. Tighten couplings
(Steam models only)
For non-steam models, proceed to “Connect Vent”.
The dryer must be connected to the cold water faucet using the
new inlet hoses. Do not use old hoses.
NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk
of hose failure. Record hose installation or replacement dates on
the hoses for future reference.
Periodically inspect and replace hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts,
wear, or leaks are found.
1. T urn cold water off, remove hose,
and replace rubber washer
Using pliers, tighten the couplings with additional
two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling
can result.
4. Attach long hose to “Y”
connector and tighten couplings
Turn cold water faucet off and remove washer inlet hose.
Check and see if rubber washer is in the “Y” connector.
Remove old rubber washer from inlet hose and replace with
new rubber washer provided.
2. A ttach short hose and
“Y” connector
One end of the long hose has a
wire mesh strainer inside the coupling. Attach this end to the
“Y” connector. Attach washer cold inlet hose to other side of
“Y” connector. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated
on connector. Using pliers, tighten the couplings an additional
two-thirds turn.
A
B
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can result.
If space permits, attach the female end of the “Y” connector
to the cold water faucet. See figure A.
If “Y” connector cannot be attached directly to the cold water
faucet, the short hose must be used. See figure B. Attach
short hose to cold water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand
until it is seated on faucet. Then attach “Y” connector to male
end of the short hose. Screw on coupling by hand until it is
seated on connector.
17
5. A ttach long hose to dryer fill valve
and tighten coupling
CONNECT VENT
1. Connect vent to exhaust outlet
Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet
in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure vent is
clean. Dryer vent must fit over dryer exhaust outlet and inside
exhaust hood. Check that vent is secured to exhaust hood
with a 4" (102 mm) clamp.
Remove protective cap from
water inlet valve. Attach other end
of long hose to fill valve at bottom of dryer back panel.
Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on fill valve
connector. Using pliers, tighten the couplings an additional
two-thirds turn.
2. Move dryer to final location
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling
can result.
6. Turn on cold water faucet
Move dryer to final location, taking care not to crush or
kink vent.
After dryer is in place, remove corner posts and cardboard
from under dryer.
Check that the water faucets are turned on.
7. Check for leaks
Check for leaks around “Y” connector, faucet, and hoses.
18
LEVEL DRYER
COMPLETE INSTALLATION
CHECKLIST
qCheck that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra
1. Level dryer
part, go back through steps to see what was skipped.
q Check that you have all of your tools.
q Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
qCheck dryer’s final location. Be sure vent is not crushed Place
level here
or kinked.
q Check that dryer is level. See “Level Dryer”.
q Remove film on console and any tape remaining on dryer.
qWipe dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust.
Check levelness of dryer from
side to side. Repeat from front to back.
q Read “Dryer Use” in your Use and Care Guide.
qFor power supply cord installation, plug into a grounded
NOTE: The dryer must be level for the moisture sensing system
to operate correctly
Steam Models Only:
outlet. For direct wire installation, turn on Power.
q Be sure the water faucets are on (steam models only).
q Check for leaks around “Y” connector, faucet, and hoses.
q If you live in a hard water area, use of a water softener is Not Level
LEVEL
Not Level
recommended to control the buildup of scale through the water system in the dryer. Over time, the buildup of lime
scale may clog different parts of the water system, which
will reduce product performance. Excessive scale buildup
may lead to the need for certain part replacement or repair.
All Models:
2. Adjust leveling legs
qSelect a Time Dry heated cycle, and start dryer. Do not
select Air Only Temperature setting.
If dryer will not start, check the following:
• Controls are set in a running or “On” position.
• Start button has been pushed firmly.
• Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply.
• Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has not tripped.
• Dryer door is closed.
This dryer automatically runs an installation diagnostic routine
at the start of its first cycle.
If dryer is not level, prop up using a wood block, use wrench
to adjust legs up or down, and check again for levelness.
Once dryer is level, make sure all four legs are snug against
the floor and the dryer does not rock.
NOTE: You may notice an odor when dryer is first heated.
This odor is common when heating element is first used.
The odor will go away.
19
DOOR REVERSAL (OPTIONAL)
If you prefer to reverse the door swing on your dryer:
A door reversal kit, Part Number W10406955 is available
to order. For further information, see “Assistance or Service”
section in your Use and Care Guide.
STACKING WASHER AND DRYER
(OPTIONAL)
If you prefer to stack your washer and dryer:
A stack kit, Part Number 8572546, is available to order. For
further information, see “Assistance or Service” section in your
“Use and Care Guide”.
TROUBLESHOOTING
See your “Use and Care Guide” or visit our website and
reference Frequently Asked Questions to possibly avoid
the cost of a service call.
W10385103B
W10385104B - SP
© 2011
All rights reserved
06/11
Printed in U.S.A.