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29 IN. (73.7 CM) ELECTRIC DRYER

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Table of Contents

DRYER SAFETY................................................1

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ....................1

Tools and Parts..............................................1

Location Requirements ................................2

Electrical Requirements.................................3

Electrical Connection.....................................4

Venting Requirements ...................................8

Plan Vent System .......................................... 8

Install Vent System...................................... 10

Install Leveling Legs.................................... 10

Level Dryer .................................................. 10

Connect Vent............................................... 10

Reverse Door Swing (Optional)................... 10

Complete Installation .................................. 11

DRYER SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”

These words mean:

DANGER

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.

WARNING

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Tools and Parts

Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.

Proper installation is your responsibility.

Parts supplied:

Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts were included.

Flat-blade screwdriver

Adjustable wrench that opens to 1 in. (2.5 cm) or hex-head socket wrench

(for adjusting dryer feet)

Level

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Vent clamps

■ Tin snips (new vent installations)

Safety glasses

Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent)

Gloves

Wire stripper (direct wire installations)

4 leveling legs

Parts needed:

Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting and see “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 your “Dryer User Instructions.”

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Dryer Dimensions

Location Requirements

WARNING

Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer.

Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

You will need

■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See

“Venting Requirements.”

■ A separate 30 amp circuit.

A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the 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.

■ A level floor with a maximum slope of 1 in. (2.5 cm) under entire dryer. (If slope is greater than 1 in. [2.5 cm], install

Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part No. 279810.) Clothes may not tumble properly and models with automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is not level.

Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.

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.

1. Small Opening Side-Swing Door

2. Large Opening Side-Swing Door

3. Wide Opening Side-Swing Door

4. Wide Opening Hamper Door

* Most installations require a minimum 5½ in. (14 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting

Requirements.”

Minimum installation 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 in. (2.5 cm) 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.

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1. Recessed area

2. Side view - closet or confined area

3. Closet door with vents

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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).

Mobile home installations require:

■ 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.

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 Electric Code requires a 4-wire 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, 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 cabinet ground connector to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection” section.

This dryer is manufactured with a 3-wire, cabinet-ground conductor connected to the NEUTRAL (white or center wire) of the wiring harness at the terminal block.

Use a 4-wire conductor cord when the dryer is installed in a mobile home or an area where local codes do not permit grounding through the neutral.

If using a power supply cord:

Use a UL approved power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain:

■ A UL approved 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 approved strain relief.

If your outlet looks like this:

4-wire receptacle (14-30R)

Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL approved 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

14-30R. The ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover.

If your outlet looks like this:

3-wire receptacle (10-30R)

Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL approved strain relief. The 3-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have 3, No.-10 copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 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 non-metallic sheathed copper cable

(with ground wire), protected 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.

For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:

This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

For a permanently connected dryer:

This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dryer.

WARNING:

Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.

Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power supply cord: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

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Power Supply Cord

WARNING

Electrical Connection

Direct Wire

WARNING

Fire Hazard

Use a new UL approved 30 amp power supply cord.

Use a UL approved strain relief.

Disconnect power before making electrical connections.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver).

Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.

Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining

2 terminals (gold).

Securely tighten all electrical connections.

Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

1.

Disconnect power.

2.

Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover.

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Fire Hazard

Use 10 gauge solid copper wire.

Use a UL approved strain relief.

Disconnect power before making electrical connections.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver).

Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.

Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining

2 terminals (gold).

Securely tighten all electrical connections.

Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

3.

Assemble a ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL approved strain relief (UL marking on strain relief) into the hole below the terminal block opening. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold the two clamp sections together. Put power supply cord through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position.

1. Terminal block cover

2. External ground connector

3. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw

4. Hold-down screw location

5. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)

6. Hole below terminal block opening

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4.

Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection:

4-wire (recommended)

3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)

Electrical Connection Options

If your home has: And you will be connecting to:

Go to Section

4-wire receptacle

(NEMA Type 14-30R)

A UL listed, 120/

240 volt minimum, 30 amp., dryer power supply cord*

4-wire connection:

Power Supply

Cord

4-wire direct A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box*

4-wire connection:

Direct Wire

5"

(12.7 cm)

3-wire receptacle

(NEMA type 10-30R)

A UL listed, 120/

240 volt minimum, 30 amp., dryer power supply cord*

3-wire connection:

Power Supply

Cord

3-wire direct

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A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box*

3-wire connection:

Direct Wire

* If local codes do not permit the connection of a framegrounding conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire connection” section.

4-wire connection: Power Supply Cord

IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections.

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1.

Remove center terminal block screw.

2.

Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground connector screw. Fasten it under center, silver colored terminal block screw.

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3

1. External ground connector - Dotted line shows

position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being

moved to center terminal block screw

2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw

3. Green/yellow wire of harness

3.

Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.

4.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center screw of the terminal block.

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5

1. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)

2. 4-prong plug

3. Ground prong

4. Neutral prong

5. Spade terminals with upturned ends

6. ¾ in. (1.9 cm) UL approved strain relief

7. Ring terminals

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1.

³⁄₄

in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief

2. Green wire of power supply cord or bare copper wire

3. External ground connector

4. Center silver-colored terminal block screw

5. Neutral wire (white or center wire)

6. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)

5.

Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.

Tighten screws.

6.

Tighten strain relief screws.

7.

Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.

Secure cover with hold-down screw.

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4-wire connection: Direct Wire

IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections.

Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed.

Strip 5 in. (12.7 cm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving bare ground wire at 5 in. (12.7 cm). Cut 1 ¹⁄₂ in. (3.8 cm) from 3 remaining wires. Strip insulation back 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bend ends of wires into a hook shape.

4.

Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together.

Tighten screw.

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When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. See example below.

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1.

³⁄₄

in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief

2. Green or bare copper wire of power supply cord

3. External ground connector

4. Center silver-colored terminal block screw

5. Neutral wire (white or center wire)

6. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)

5.

Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).

Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.

1.

Remove center terminal block screw.

2.

Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground connector screw. Fasten it under center, silver colored terminal block screw.

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3

1. External ground connector - Dotted line shows

position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being

moved to center terminal block screw

2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw

3. Green/yellow wire of harness

3.

Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.

6.

Tighten strain relief screws.

7.

Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.

Secure cover with hold-down screw.

3-wire connection: Power Supply Cord

Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire:

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3

1. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R)

2. 3-wire plug

3. Neutral prong

4. Spade terminals with up turned ends

5.

³⁄₄

in. (1.9 cm) UL approved strain relief

6. Ring terminals

7. Neutral (white or center wire)

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1.

Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.

2.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver colored terminal screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw.

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1.

Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.

2.

Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together.

Tighten screw.

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4

4

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1. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)

2. External ground connector

3. Center silver-colored terminal block screw

4. Neutral wire (white or center wire)

5.

³⁄₄

in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief

3.

Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.

Tighten screws.

4.

Tighten strain relief screws.

5.

Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.

Secure cover with hold-down screw.

3-wire connection: Direct Wire

Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire.

Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed.

Strip 3 ¹⁄₂ in. (8.9 cm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip insulation back 1 in. (2.5 cm). If using 3-wire cable with ground wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Bend ends of wires into a hook shape.

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When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw.

1 5

1. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)

2. External ground connector

3. Center silver-colored terminal block screw

4. Neutral wire (white or center wire)

5.

³⁄₄

in. (1.9 cm) UL-listed strain relief

3.

Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).

Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.

4.

Tighten strain relief screws.

5.

Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.

Secure cover with hold-down screw.

Optional 3-wire connection

Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire.

1.

Remove center terminal block screw.

2.

Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground connector screw. Connect appliance ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw.

3.

Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.

Tighten screws.

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4.

Tighten strain relief screws.

5.

Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.

Secure cover with hold-down screw.

6.

Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground connector screw to an adequate ground.

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Venting Requirements

WARNING

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1. External ground connector

2. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow)

3. Neutral wire (white or center wire)

4. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician

■ The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, or a concealed space of a building.

Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.

Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or floors.

■ Use clamps to seal all joints. Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices which extend into the interior of the duct. Do not use duct tape.

IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect indoors, which may result in:

Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wall-

paper, carpets, etc.

Housecleaning problems and health problems.

Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.

Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and kinking.

Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when the dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance.

An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and insects from entering the home.

Exhaust hood must be at least 12 in. (30.5 cm) from the ground or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as flowers, rocks or bushes, etc.).

If using an existing vent system, clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint.

Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid metal or flexible metal vent.

Plan Vent System

Typical exhaust installations

Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.

Fire Hazard

Use a heavy metal vent.

Do not use a plastic vent.

Do not use a metal foil vent.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire.

WARNING:

To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE

EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.

4 in. (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended.

DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For more information, see the “Assistance or Service” section of your

“Dryer User Instructions.”

1. Dryer

2. Elbow

3. Wall

4. Exhaust hood

5. Clamps

6. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent

7. Vent length necessary to connect

elbows

8. Exhaust outlet

Standard exhaust installation with rigid metal or flexible metal vent

Determine Vent Length

1.

Select the route that will provide the straightest and most direct path outdoors. Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns. When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. Avoid 90º turns.

Alternate installations for close clearances

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.

2.

Determine vent length.

The maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon:

The type of vent (rigid metal or flexible metal).

The number of elbows used.

■ Type of hood.

Recommended hood styles are shown here.

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1. Over the top installation (also available with one

offset elbow)

2. Periscope installation

NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. Please reference the “Assistance or

Service” section of your “Dryer User Instructions.”

■ Over the top installation:

Part Number 4396028

Periscope installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch):

Part Number 4396037 - 0 in. (0 cm) to 18 in. (45.72 cm) mismatch

Part Number 4396011 - 18 in. (45.72 cm) to 29 in. (73.66 cm) mismatch

Part Number 4396014 - 29 in. (73.66 cm) to 50 in. (127 cm) mismatch

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.

4"

(10.2 cm)

4"

(10.2 cm)

1. Louvered hood style

2. Box hood style

The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable.

4"

(10.2 cm)

2 ½"

(6.4 cm)

See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood type for the maximum vent lengths you can use.

Exhaust systems longer than specified will:

■ Shorten the life of the dryer.

■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage.

3.

Determine the number of elbows you will need.

NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than specified in the Vent

Length Chart.

The following chart helps you determine your maximum vent length based on the number of 90° turns or elbows you will need and the type of vent (rigid or flexible metal) and hood that you will use.

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Vent Length Chart

Number of

90º turns or elbows

Type of vent

0 Rigid metal

Flexible metal

1

2

3

4

Rigid metal

Flexible metal

Rigid metal

Flexible metal

Rigid metal

Flexible metal

Rigid metal

Flexible metal

Box or

Louvered hoods

64 ft (20 m)

36 ft (11 m)

Angled hoods

58 ft (17.7 m)

28 ft (8.5 m)

54 ft (16.5 m)

31 ft (9.4 m)

48 ft (14.6 m)

23 ft (7 m)

44 ft (13.4 m)

27 ft (8.2 m)

38 ft (11.6 m)

19 ft (5.8 m)

35 ft (10.7 m)

25 ft (7.6 m)

27 ft (8.2 m)

23 ft (7 m)

29 ft (8.8 m)

17 ft (5.2 m)

21 ft (6.4 m)

15 ft (4.6 m)

5.

Place a carton corner post 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.

6.

Once connection is made and dryer is in final location, remove corner posts and cardboard.

Level Dryer

Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side-to-side, then front-to-back.

Install Vent System

1.

(Optional) Put on safety glasses and gloves.

2.

Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around exhaust hood.

3.

Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp.

4.

Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.

See “Determine Vent Length.” Avoid 90º turns. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the vent to secure vent.

Install Leveling Legs

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install dryer.

Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block. Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for levelness.

NOTE: It might be necessary to level the dryer again after it is moved into its final position.

Connect Vent

1.

Using a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet and inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp.

2.

Move dryer into final position. Do not crush or kink vent. Make sure dryer is level.

3.

(On gas models) Check to be sure there are no kinks in the flexible gas line.

Reverse Door Swing (Optional)

You can change your door swing from a right-side opening to a left-side opening, if desired.

Reversible Large Side-Swing Door

1.

To protect the floor, use a large, flat piece of cardboard from the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire back edge of the dryer. See illustration.

2.

Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the top or console panel).

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4

3

Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard.

3.

Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.

4.

Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer visible.

1.

Place towel (1) on top of dryer to protect surface.

2.

Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from cabinet side of hinges (3). Loosen (do not remove) top screws from cabinet side of hinges.

3.

Lift door until top screws in cabinet are in large part of hinge slot. Pull door forward off screws. Set door on top of dryer.

Remove top screws from cabinet.

4.

Use a small, flat-blade screwdriver to carefully remove 4 hinge hole plugs (4) on left side of cabinet. Insert plugs in hinge holes on right side of cabinet.

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5.

Insert screws in bottom holes on left side of 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.

8.

Remove door strike (5) from cabinet. Use a small, flat-blade screwdriver to carefully remove 4 hinge hole plugs (6) on left side of cabinet. Insert plugs in hinge holes on right side of cabinet.

9.

Insert screws in bottom holes on left side of 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.

6.

Close door and check that door strike aligns with door catch

(2). If needed, slide door catch left or right within slot to adjust alignment.

Reversible Super Wide Side-Swing Door

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5

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1.

Place towel (1) on top of dryer to protect surface.

2.

Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from cabinet side of hinges (4). Loosen (do not remove) top screws from cabinet side of hinges.

3.

Lift door until top screws in 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 cabinet.

4.

Remove screws attaching hinges to door.

5.

Remove screws at top, bottom and side of door (4 screws).

Holding door over towel on dryer, grasp sides of outer door and carefully lift to separate it from inner door. Do NOT pry apart with putty knife. Do NOT pull on door seal or plastic door catches.

6.

Be careful to keep cardboard spacer centered between doors.

Reattach outer door panel to inner door panel so handle is on the side where hinges were just removed.

7.

Attach door hinges to door so large part of hinge slot is at bottom of hinge.

10.

Remove door strike plug (2). Insert the door strike you removed in Step 8 in hole and secure with screw. Insert door strike plug in original door strike hole and secure with screw.

11.

Close door and check that door strike aligns with door catch

(3). If needed, slide door catch left or right within slot to adjust alignment.

Complete Installation

1.

Check to be sure all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.

2.

Check to be sure you have all of your tools.

3.

Dispose of all packaging materials.

4.

Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not crushed or kinked.

5.

Check to be sure the dryer is level. (See “Level Dryer.”)

6.

Plug into a grounded outlet. Turn power on.

7.

Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape remaining on the dryer.

8.

Read your “Dryer User Instructions.”

9.

Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust.

10.

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 a grounded outlet.

Electrical supply is connected.

House fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has not tripped.

■ Dryer door is closed.

11.

When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the dryer door and feel for heat.

If you do not feel heat, turn off the dryer and check the following:

■ There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer.

Check to make sure 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 a burning odor when the dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away.

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