electric dryer installation instructions 29" wide models - usa

ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
29" WIDE MODELS - U.S.A. ONLY
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Table of Contents
DRYER SAFETY ......................................................................... 2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................. 4
Tools and Parts ...................................................................... 4
Location Requirements ......................................................... 5
Electrical Requirements ........................................................ 6
Install Leveling Legs .............................................................. 7
Electrical Connection ............................................................ 7
VENTING................................................................................... 13
Venting Requirements ......................................................... 13
Plan Vent System ................................................................. 14
Venting Kits .......................................................................... 14
Install Vent System .............................................................. 16
Connect Vent ........................................................................ 16
Level Dryer ........................................................................... 16
Complete Installation Checklist ......................................... 16
Reverse Door Swing (Optional) .......................................... 17
Troubleshooting ................................................................... 19
W10514172B
W10514174A-SP
DRYER SAFETY
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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Tools and Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.
Tools needed:
Level
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
Parts supplied (all models):
Flat-blade screwdriver
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Leveling legs (4)
Wire stripper
(direct wire installations)
Tin snips
(new vent installations)
Parts package is located in dryer drum. Check that all parts
are included.
Parts needed:
Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting,
and read “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements”
before purchasing parts.
Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware,
available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased
your dryer. For further information, please reference the
“Assistance or Service” section of the “Use and Care Guide”.
1/4" nut driver
(recommended)
Vent clamps
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.
Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (25 mm) or
hex-head socket wrench
Utility knife
Tape measure
Pliers
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Location Requirements
Minimum spacing for recessed area or closet
installation
The dimensions shown following are for the minimum spacing
allowed.
■■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
■■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and
floor moldings.
■■ Additional spacing of 1" (25 mm) on all sides of the dryer
is recommended 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.
Minimum Required Spacing
You will need:
■■ A location allowing for proper exhaust installation.
See “Venting Requirements.”
■■ A separate 30 amp circuit.
■■ If you are using power supply cord, a grounded electrical
outlet located within 2 ft. (610 mm) of either side of dryer.
See “Electrical Requirements.”
■■ A sturdy floor to support the total weight (dryer and load)
of 200 lbs. (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion
appliance should also be considered.
■■ 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.
Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45°F (7°C). At
lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an
automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.
The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will
be exposed to water and/or weather.
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.
Installation clearances:
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to
open fully.
14" max.*
(356 mm)
18"*
(457 mm)
3"*
(76 mm)
48 in.2*
2
(310 cm )
24 in.2 * 2
(155 cm )
1"
(25 mm)
29"
(737 mm)
A
1"* 27¾"
1"
(25 mm) (25 mm) (705 mm)
B
3"*
(76 mm)
C
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
C. Closet door with vents
*Additional spacing recommended
Mobile home - Additional installation requirements
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).
■■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for
purchase from your dealer.
■■ Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such
as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large
as the dryer exhaust opening.
Dryer Dimensions
A
B
A. Wide opening side-swing door
B. Wide opening hamper door
*Most installations require a minimum 5½" (140 mm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting
Requirements.”
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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. A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. 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.
■■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral
ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
■■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire
electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire 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 wire must be removed
from the external ground connector screw (green screw), and
secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of
the terminal block. When the neutral ground wire is secured
under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal
block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor.
■■ A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
dryer 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, (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.
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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 4 10-gauge solid
copper wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of
NEMA Type 14-30 R. 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.
If your outlet looks like this:
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 3 10-gauge solid
copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of
3-wire receptacle 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
Electrical Connection
Power Supply Cord
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.
Electrical Connection Options
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.
Now stand the dryer on its feet. Slide the dryer until it is
close to its final location. Leave enough room for electrical
connection and to connect the exhaust vent.
1. Choose electrical connection type
Power supply cord 4-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R): Go to steps 1-2 on
page 9 for power supply cord strain relief:
then steps 3-6 for 4-wire Power Supply
Cord Connection section. Then, go to
Venting Requirements.
Power supply cord 3-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 10-30R): Go to steps 1-2 on
page 9 for power supply cord strain relief:
then steps 3-5 for 3-wire Power Supply
Cord Connection section.
Then go to Venting Requirements.
4-wire direct connection: Go to steps
1-2 on page 10 for direct wire strain relief:
then steps 3-8 for 4-wire Direct Wire
Connection section. Then go to Venting
Requirements.
3-wire direct connection: Go to steps
1-2 on page 11 for direct wire strain relief:
then steps 3-7 for 3-wire Direct Wire
Connection section. Then go to Venting
Requirements.
NOTE: If local codes do not permit connection of a
cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire, go to “Optional
3-wire Connection” section. This connection may be
used with either a power supply cord or a direct wire
connection.
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Direct Wire
Power Supply Cord Connection
Power supply cord strain relief
1.
Attach power supply cord
strain relief
A
B
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 (B) below the terminal block opening
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
to strain relief
2. Remove terminal block cover
B C
D
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.
E
F
Before you start, disconnect power. Remove hold-down screw
(D) and terminal block cover (A).
A. Terminal block cover
B. External ground conductor screw
C. Center terminal block screw
D. Hold-down screw
E. Neutral ground wire
F. Hole below terminal block cover
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For 3-wire Power Supply Cord Connection, see page 9.
For 4 wire Power Supply Cord Connection, continue to
step 3.
4-wire Power Supply Cord Connection
5. Connect ground wire
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile
homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire
connections.
B
A
C
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
3.
A
F
E
D
G
4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)
4-prong plug
Ground prong
Neutral prong
Spade terminals with upturned ends
3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
Ring terminals
Prepare to connect neutral
ground wire and neutral wire.
F
Connect ground wire (F) (green or bare) of power supply cord
to external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten screw.
6. Connect remaining wires
A
B
E
Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral
ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A).
4.
Connect neutral ground wire
and neutral wire
C
Connect remaining wires to 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.
3-wire Power Supply Cord Connection
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
B
C
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or
center) (C) of power supply cord under center terminal block
screw (B). Tighten screw.
E
A
B
E
D
G
3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R)
3-wire plug
Neutral prong
Spade terminals with upturned ends
3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
Ring terminals
Neutral (white or center wire)
F
3. Remove center screw
B
Remove center terminal block screw (B).
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2. Attach direct wire cable to
4. Connect neutral wire
B
strain relief
C
Connect neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord
to center terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw.
5. Connect remaining wires
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 screws.
For 3-wire Direct Wire Connection, see page 11.
For 4 wire Direct Wire Connection, continue to step 3 below.
4-wire Direct Wire Connection
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes
and where local codes do not permit 3-wire connections.
3. Prepare your 4-wire cable for
direct connection
Connect remaining wires to 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
Direct wire strain relief
1. Attach direct wire strain relief
A
B
C
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 through the
hole (B) below the terminal block opening. Reaching inside the
terminal block opening, screw the removable conduit connector
onto the strain relief threads (C).
10
1"
m)
(25 m
5
(127 "
mm
)
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.
4. Connect wires to terminal block
To connect wires to terminal block, place hooked end of wire
under terminal block screw, facing to the right, squeeze hooked
end together and tighten screw.
5. Prepare to connect neutral
ground wire and neutral wire
8. Connect remaining wires
A
B
E
Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral
ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A).
6. Connect neutral ground wire
and neutral wire
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 holddown screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements.
3-wire Direct Wire Connection
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
3. Prepare your 3-wire cable for
direct connection
1"
m)
5
2
( m
C
B
3½"
(89 m
m)
E
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.
7. 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.
4. Connect wires to terminal block
A
To connect wires to terminal block, place hooked end of wire
under terminal block screw, facing to the right, squeeze hooked
end together and tighten screw.
5. Remove center screw
F
Connect ground wire (green or bare) (F) of direct wire cable
to external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten screw.
B
Remove center terminal block screw (B).
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2. Connect neutral ground wire
6. Connect neutral wire
and neutral wire
B
B
C
C
Place hooked end of neutral wire (white or center) (C) of direct
wire cable under center terminal block screw (B). Squeeze
hooked end together. Tighten screw.
E
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.
7. Connect remaining wires
3. Connect remaining wires
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 holddown screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements.
Optional 3-wire Connection
You must verify with a qualified electrician that this
grounding method is acceptable before connecting.
1. Prepare to connect neutral
Place hooked ends of remaining wires under outer terminal
block screws (hooks facing right). Tighten screws.
4. Connect external ground wire
A
ground wire and neutral wire
A
B
E
Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground
wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A).
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G
Connect a separate copper ground wire (G) from the 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.
VENTING
Venting Requirements
Exhaust hoods:
■■ Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object that
may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or
snow).
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.
Good
4"
(102 mm)
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.
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.
■■ 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).
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.
See “Venting Kits” for more information.
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Alternate installations for close clearances
Plan Vent System
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best
for your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
Other installations are possible.
B
C
D
E
A
F
G
B
Over-The-Top installation (also available with one offset elbow)
H
A.Dryer
B.Elbow
C.Wall
D. Exhaust hood
E.Clamps
F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows
H. Exhaust outlet
Periscope installation
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate
installations are available for purchase.
Venting Kits
For more information, call 1-866-698-2538, or visit us
at www.whirlpool.com/accessories.
Part Number Descriptions
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8171587RP
0–5" Metal vent periscope
4396037RP
0"-18" Metal vent periscope
4396011RP
18" - 29" Metal vent periscope
4396014
29" - 50" Metal vent periscope
4392892
In-Wall metal DuraVent™ Periscope
4396028
Sure Connect™ venting kit
(over-the-top installation)
4396009RP
5' Universal connect vent, flexible dryer venting
4396010RP
6' SecureConnect™ vent, flexible dryer venting
4396013RB
Dryer vent installer’s kit
4396033RP
5' flexible dryer venting with clamps
4396727RP
8' flexible dryer venting with clamps
4396004
Dryer offset elbow
4396005
Wall offset elbow
4396006RW
DuraSafe™ close elbow
4396007RW
Through-the-wall vent cap
4396008RP
4" steel dryer venting clamps - 2 pack
8212662
Flush mounting louvered vent hood 4"
Special provisions for mobile home installations:
The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible
portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate
beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside.
Determine vent path:
■ Select route that will provide straightest and most direct
Vent System Chart
(Long Vent Models Only)
Number of
90° turns
or elbows
Type
of vent
Box/louvered, or
Angled hoods
0
Rigid metal
120 ft. (36.6 m)
1
Rigid metal
110 ft. (33.5 m)
2
Rigid metal
100 ft. (30.5 m)
3
Rigid metal
90 ft. (27.4 m)
4
Rigid metal
80 ft. (24.4 m)
5
Rigid metal
70 ft. (21.3 m)
path outdoors.
■ Plan installation to use fewest number of elbows and turns.
■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room
as possible.
Install Vent System
1. Install exhaust hood
■ Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
■ Use as few 90° turns as possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance:
12" min.
(305 mm)
■ Use 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.
12" min.
(305 mm)
■ 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.
Vent System Chart
Number of
90° turns
or 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)
Install exhaust hood and use caulking compound to seal
exterior wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood
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.
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Connect Vent
NOTE: The dryer must be level for the moisture sensing system
to operate correctly.
1. Connect vent to exhaust outlet
Not Level
LEVEL
Not Level
2. Tighten and adjust leveling legs
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.
2. Move dryer to final location
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 legs are level, make sure all four legs are snug against
the ground before tightening them.
Complete Installation Checklist
Move dryer to final location. Avoid crushing or kinking vent.
After dryer is in place, remove corner posts and cardboard
from under the dryer.
Level Dryer
1.
Level Dryer
❑
Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra
part, go back through steps to see what was skipped.
❑
❑
❑
Check that you have all of your tools.
❑
For power supply cord installation, plug into an outlet.
For direct wire installation, turn on power.
❑
❑
❑
Check that dryer is level. See “Level Dryer”.
❑
❑
Read “Dryer Use” in your “Use and Care Guide”.
Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
Check dryer’s final location. Be sure vent is not crushed
or kinked.
Remove film on console and any tape remaining on dryer.
Wipe dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
Set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air cycle) for
20 minutes and start the dryer.
If the 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
is on.
■ Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
Check levelness of dryer from side to side. Repeat from
front to back.
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■ Dryer door is closed.
❑
When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the
dryer door and feel for heat. If you feel heat, cancel cycle and
close the door.
3. Lift door off top screws
If you do not feel heat, turn off dryer, and check the
following:
■ There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for
the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or
that both circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still
no heat, contact a qualified technician.
NOTE: You may notice an odor when the dryer is first heated.
This odor is common when the heating element is first used.
The odor will go away.
Reverse Door Swing (Optional)
29" Super Wide Side-Swing Door
1. Place towel on dryer
Place towel on top of dryer to avoid damaging the surface.
NOTE: Magnetized screw driver is helpful.
2. Remove bottom screws
Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from dryer cabinet
side of hinges. Loosen (do not remove) top screws from dryer
cabinet side of hinges.
Lift door until top screws in dryer cabinet are in large part of
hinge slot. Pull door forward off screws. Set door (handle side
up) on top of dryer. Remove top screws from dryer cabinet.
4. Remove screws from hinges
Remove screws attaching hinges to door.
5. Remove screws from door
Remove screws at top, bottom, and side of door (4 screws)
that hold the inner and outer door together. Holding door over
towel on dryer, grasp sides of outer door and lift to separate it
from inner door. Set outer door aside.
NOTE: Do not pry apart with putty knife or screwdriver.
Do not pull on door seal or plastic door catches.
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6. Switch door catch, bezel, & plug
Catch and bezel
8.
Flip door over
Plug
Flip door over so handle side is down.
9.
Attach door hinges
Remove the door catch, bezel, and plug from the inside of
the inner door by squeezing and pulling/pushing them. Place
the door catch, bezel, and plug on the sides opposite from
where they were.
7. Rotate outer door
Rotate outer door 180º and set it back down on inner door.
Reattach outer door panel to inner door panel so handle is
on the side where hinges were just removed. Insert 4 door
screws.
Reattach door hinges to dryer door so that the larger hole is
at the bottom of the hinge.
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10. Remove door strike and
door strike plug
Door strike
Insert screws in hinge holes on
dryer cabinet
Door strike plug
Remove door strike and door strike plug from dryer cabinet.
Insert the door strike into door strike plug hole and secure
with screw. Insert door strike plug into original door strike
hole and secure with screw.
11.
12.
Remove and transfer
hinge hole plugs
NOTE: Two people may be needed to reinstall door.
Insert screws into the bottom holes on left side of dryer
cabinet. Tighten screws halfway. Position door so large
end of door hinge slot is over screws. Slide door up so
screws are in bottom of slots. Tighten screws. Insert and
tighten top screws in hinges.
13. Check door strike alignment
Use a small, flat-blade screwdriver to gently remove 4 hinge
hole plugs on left side of dryer cabinet. Transfer plugs into
hinge holes on opposite side of dryer cabinet.
Close door and check that door strike aligns with door
catch. If it is needed, slide door catch left or right within slot
to adjust alignment.
Troubleshooting
See the Use and Care Guide or visit our website and reference
Frequently Asked Questions to possibly avoid the cost of a
service call.
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