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English Installation Manual of WHIRLPOOL LTG5243DT7
Table of Contents
WASHER/DRYER SAFETY .................................................. 1
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ........................................ 2
Tools and Parts.................................................................. 2
Alternate Parts ................................................................... 3
Location Requirements...................................................... 3
Drain System...................................................................... 4
Electrical Requirements ..................................................... 5
Gas Supply Requirements................................................. 5
Venting Requirements ....................................................... 6
Install Leveling Legs........................................................... 7
Remove Foam Packing ..................................................... 8
Connect Drain Hose .......................................................... 8
Connect Inlet Hoses .......................................................... 8
Secure Drain Hose............................................................. 9
Plan Vent System............................................................... 9
Install Vent System .......................................................... 11
Level Washer/Dryer ......................................................... 11
Make Gas Connection ..................................................... 11
Connect Vent ................................................................... 11
Complete Installation ....................................................... 12
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
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:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
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.
When discarding or storing your old clothes dryer, remove the door.
WARNING: For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or
the gas supplier.
In the State of Massachusetts, the following installation instructions apply:
Installations and repairs must be performed by a qualified or licensed contractor, plumber, or gasfitter qualified or licensed by
the State of Massachusetts.
If using a ball valve, it shall be a T-handle type.
A flexible gas connector, when used, must not exceed 3 feet.
Tools and Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
Tools needed:
8" or 10" adjustable
wrench (for gas
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
Flat-blade screwdriver
Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or
⁹⁄₁₆" (14 mm) open-end
wrench (for adjusting
dryer feet)
Pipe-joint compound
resistant to LP gas
Parts needed for washer (not provided):
Inlet hoses
Flat washers
To order:
■ Call the dealer from whom you purchased your washer/dryer.
Call the toll-free number listed on the cover of the Washer/
Dryer User Instructions.
Visit the website listed on the cover of the Washer/Dryer User
NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk
of hose failure. Record hose installation or replacement dates for
future reference.
Vent clamps
¼" nut driver or socket
wrench (recommended)
Wood block (for leveling)
Ruler or measuring tape
Tin snips (new vent
Parts supplied:
Location Requirements
Remove parts package from the washer basket. Check that all
parts were included.
A. Rear leveling legs (2)
B. Front leveling legs (2)
Explosion Hazard
C. Drain hose
D. Plastic strap
E. Silver, double wire hose clamp
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Parts needed for dryer:
Check local codes and with gas supplier, check existing gas
supply, electrical supply and venting, and read “Electrical
Requirements,” “Gas Supply Requirements” and “Venting
Requirements” before purchasing parts.
Mobile home installations require special parts (listed following)
available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased
your dryer. For further information, please reference the
“Assistance or Service” section of the Washer/Dryer User
■ Mobile Home Installation Kit. Ask for Part Number 346764.
Metal exhaust system hardware.
You will need
A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. A gas
washer/dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. See
“Venting Requirements.”
A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of
either side of the washer/dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.”
A sturdy floor to support the washer/dryer weight (washer/
dryer, water and load) of 500 lbs (226.8 kg).
A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire
washer/dryer. Clothes may not tumble properly and automatic
sensor cycles may not operate correctly if washer/dryer is not
level. Installing on carpet is not recommended.
A water heater set to deliver 120°F (49°C) water to the washer.
Hot and cold water faucets located within 4 ft (1.2 m) of the
hot and cold water fill valves, and water pressure of 5-100 psi
(34.5-689.6 kPa).
Alternate Parts
Your installation may require additional parts. For information on
ordering, please refer to the toll free phone numbers on the front
page of the Washer/Dryer User Instructions.
If You Have
You Will Need to Buy
Laundry tub or
standpipe taller than
96" (2.4 m)
Sump pump system (if not already
1" (2.5 cm) diameter
2" (5 cm) diameter to 1" (2.5 cm)
diameter standpipe adapter, Part
Number 3363920
Overhead sewer
Standard 20 gal. (76 L) 34" (86.4 cm)
tall drain tub or utility sink and sump
pump (available from local plumbing
Floor drain
Siphon break, Part Number 285320,
additional drain hose, Part Number
285702 and connector kit,
Part Number 285442
Drain hose too short
Drain hose, Part Number 285664 and
connector kit, Part Number 285442
Lint clogged drain
Drain protector, Part Number 367031
Water faucets
beyond reach of fill
2 longer water fill hoses:
6 ft (1.8 m) Part Number 76314,
10 ft (3.0 m) Part Number 350008
The washer/dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where
it will be exposed to water and/or weather.
Do not operate your washer in temperatures at or below
32ºF (0ºC). Some water can remain in the washer and can cause
damage in low temperatures. See “Washer/Dryer Care” in the
Washer/Dryer User Instructions for winterizing information.
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. This can result in longer drying times.
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installation of the washer/dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes,
or sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
NOTE: No other fuel-burning appliance can be installed in the
same closet as a dryer.
Installation Clearances
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open
Washer/Dryer Dimensions
Mobile home installations require:
■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for
purchase from your dealer.
15 ³⁄₈"
(39.05 cm)
71 ¾"
(182.25 cm)
Mobile Home Installation Kit Part Number 346764. See “Tools
and Parts” section for information on ordering.
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.
Drain System
The washer/dryer can be installed using the standpipe drain
system (floor or wall), the laundry tub drain system, or the floor
drain system. Select the drain hose installation method you need.
See “Alternate Parts.”
32 ¹⁄₈"
(81.6 cm)
Standpipe drain system - wall or floor (views A & B)
*27 ¼"
(69.22 cm)
23 ⁷⁄₈"
(60.64 cm)
*Most installations require a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting
The standpipe drain requires a minimum diameter standpipe of
2" (5 cm). The minimum carry-away capacity can be no less than
17 gal. (64 L) per minute. A 2" (5 cm) diameter to 1" (2.5 cm)
diameter standpipe adapter kit is available. See “Alternate Parts.”
The top of the standpipe must be at least 39" (99 cm) high and no
higher than 96" (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer.
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation
The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this
washer/dryer. This washer/dryer has been tested for spacing of 0"
(0 cm) clearance on the sides, rear and top. Recommended
spacing should be considered for the following reasons:
■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and
floor moldings.
Additional spacing on all sides of the washer/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
(2.5 cm)
(2.5 cm)
(2.5 cm) (69.22 cm)
Laundry tub drain system (view C)
The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal. (76 L) capacity. The top
of the laundry tub must be at least 34" (86.4 cm) above the floor
and no higher than 96" (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer.
3" (7.6 cm)
Floor drain system (view D)
The floor drain system requires a siphon break that may be
purchased separately. See “Alternate Parts.”
The siphon break must be a minimum of 28" (71 cm) from the
bottom of the washer. Additional hoses might be needed.
24 in.2
(155 cm2)
(60.64 cm)
48 in.2
(310 cm2)
(2.5 cm)
(99 cm)
3" (7.6 cm)
(12.7 cm)
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
C. Closet door with vents
(86.4 cm)
*Required spacing
**Rear clearance may be 0" (0 cm) when house exhaust system is
lined up directly with dryer exhaust.
Mobile Home - Additional Installation Requirements
This washer/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).
Electrical Requirements
Gas Supply Requirements
Explosion Hazard
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Use a new CSA International approved gas supply line.
Do not remove ground prong.
Install a shut-off valve.
Do not use an adapter.
Securely tighten all gas connections.
Do not use an extension cord.
If connected to LP, have a qualified person make sure
gas pressure does not exceed 13" (33 cm) water
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
A 120 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15- or 20-amp, fused electrical
supply is required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is
recommended. It is also recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided.
To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged
into a mating, 3 prong, grounding-type outlet, grounded in
accordance with local codes and ordinances. If a mating
outlet is not available, it is the personal responsibility and
obligation of the customer to have the properly grounded
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT: The washer/dryer must be electrically grounded
in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local
codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
Do not ground to a gas pipe.
Check with a qualified electrician if you are not sure the
washer/dryer is properly grounded.
Do not have a fuse in the neutral or ground circuit.
■ For a grounded, cord-connected washer/dryer:
This washer/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 washer/dryer is equipped with 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.
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 washer/dryer
is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with
the washer/dryer: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Examples of a qualified person include:
licensed heating personnel,
authorized gas company personnel, and
authorized service personnel.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Gas Type
Natural Gas:
This washer/dryer is equipped for use with Natural gas. It is
design-certified by CSA International for LP (propane or butane)
gases with appropriate conversion.
■ Your washer/dryer must have the correct burner for the type of
gas in your home. Burner information is located on the rating
plate in the door well of your dryer. If this information does not
agree with the type of gas available, contact your dealer or call
the phone numbers referenced on the front page of the
Washer/Dryer User Instructions.
LP gas conversion:
Conversion must be made by a qualified technician.
No attempt shall be made to convert the appliance from the gas
specified on the model/serial rating plate for use with a different
gas without consulting your gas company.
Gas supply line
Must include ¹⁄₈" NPT minimum plugged tapping accessible
for test gauge connection, immediately upstream of the gas
supply connection to the dryer (see illustration).
½" IPS pipe is recommended.
³⁄₈" approved aluminum or copper tubing is acceptable for
lengths under 20 ft (6.1 m) if local codes and gas supplier
If you are using Natural gas, do not use copper tubing.
Lengths over 20 ft (6.1 m) should use larger tubing and a
different size adapter fitting.
Gas supply line coupling must be 34" (86.4 cm) to 37" (94 cm)
from the floor.
If your washer/dryer has been converted to use LP gas, ³⁄₈" LP
compatible copper tubing can be used. If the total length of
the supply line is more than 20 ft (6.1 m), use larger tubing.
NOTE: Pipe-joint compounds that resist the action of LP gas
must be used. Do not use TEFLON®† tape.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
Must include a shutoff valve:
An individual shutoff valve must be installed within
six (6) feet (1.8 m) of the washer/dryer in accordance with
the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54. The
location should be easy to reach for opening and closing.
Venting Requirements
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
A. Gas shutoff valve
B. ¹⁄₈" NPT minimum plugged tapping
C. ½" NPT gas supply line
D. Gas supply line coupling 34" (86.4 cm) min.
to 37" (94 cm) max. from floor
Burner input requirements:
Elevations up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m):
The design of this washer/dryer is certified by CSA
International for use at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m)
above sea level at the Btu rating indicated on the model/serial
number plate. Burner input adjustments are not required when
the dryer is operated up to this elevation.
Elevations above 10,000 ft (3,048 m):
■ When installed above 10,000 ft (3,048 m) a 4% reduction of
the burner Btu rating shown on the model/serial number plate
is required for each 1,000 ft (305 m) increase in elevation.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this washer/dryer
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling or a concealed space of a building.
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 or flexible
heavy metal vent.
Review Vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if
necessary to achieve the best drying performance.
Gas supply pressure testing
The washer/dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply
piping system during pressure testing at pressures greater
than ½ psi.
If this is a new vent system
Vent material
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be
used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended.
Dryer gas connection
This washer/dryer is equipped with its own permanent,
flexible gas connector, design-certified by CSA International,
for connecting the washer/dryer to the gas supply line.
10.2 cm
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent
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 the
Washer/Dryer User Instructions.
Flexible gas connector
Rigid metal vent
For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are
Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and
Flexible metal vent
Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported
when the dryer is in its final location.
Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and
kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
Install Leveling Legs
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
To protect the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from the
shipping carton. Gently place the washer/dryer on its side, on the
Install the rear leveling legs
1. Push legs into holes in rear corners until they snap into place.
Use clamps to seal all joints.
Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
duct. Do not use duct tape.
2. Check adjustability of rear legs by pushing in one leg. The
other leg should come out. Check both legs. If they do not
move freely, repeat Step 1.
Recommended hood styles are shown here.
Install the front leveling legs
1. Examine the front leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.
2. Screw front legs by hand, into the holes in the triangular
braces in the front corners. Use wrench to finish turning the
legs until the diamond marking is no longer visible.
(10.2 cm)
(10.2 cm)
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable.
3. Slowly stand the washer/dryer upright.
For mobile home use
Washer/dryers with gas dryers must be securely fastened to the
(10.2 cm)
(6.4 cm)
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground
or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Mobile home installations require a Mobile Home Installation Kit.
See “Tools and Parts” section for information on ordering.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper,
carpets, etc.
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
For laundry tub or standpipe drain systems
Remove Foam Packing
1. Make sure drain hose form is in correct position.
1. Open the washer lid. The latch under the dryer will keep the lid
2. Pull the foam packing ring out of the washer.
A. Drain hose form
NOTE: Keep the foam ring and use it when transporting your
washer/dryer. This packing material is used to keep the washer
tub stable during transport.
2. Put the hooked end of drain hose into laundry tub or
standpipe. Rotate hook to eliminate kinks.
To keep drain water from going back into the washer:
Connect Drain Hose
Proper connection of the drain hose protects your floors from
damage due to water leakage. To keep the drain hose from
coming off or leaking, it must be installed according to the
following instructions:
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installation, this procedure must
be followed exactly.
1. Check the drain hose to see whether it is the proper length.
2. Wet the inside of the straight end of the drain hose with tap
IMPORTANT: Do not use any lubricant other than water.
3. Squeeze ears of the silver, double-wire clamp with pliers to
open. Place clamp over the straight end of the drain hose
¼" (6.4 mm) from the end.
Do not force excess drain hose into standpipe. Hose
should be secure but loose enough to provide a gap for
Do not lay excess hose on the bottom of the laundry tub.
For use with floor drain
Do not install the drain hose form on to the corrugated drain hose.
You may need additional parts. See Floor drain under “Tools and
Connect Inlet Hoses
1. Insert a new flat washer into each end of the inlet hoses (not
provided). Firmly seat the washers in the couplings.
A. Coupling
B. Washer
(6.4 mm)
Connect the inlet hoses to the water faucets
4. Open clamp. Twist hose back and forth while pushing onto
drain connector on the side of the washer/dryer. Continue until
hose contacts the ribbed stops on the cabinet.
5. Place clamp over the area marked “CLAMP.” Release clamp.
Make sure the washer basket is empty.
1. Attach hose to the hot water faucet. Screw on coupling by
hand until it is seated on the washer.
2. Attach hose to the cold water faucet. Screw on coupling by
hand until it is seated on the washer.
3. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional twothirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape or sealants on the valve.
Damage to the valves can result.
Clear the water lines
Run water through both faucets and inlet hoses, into a laundry
tub, drainpipe or bucket to get rid of particles in the water
lines that might clog the inlet valve screens.
Check the temperature of the water to make sure that the hot
water hose is connected to the hot water faucet and that the
cold water hose is connected to the cold water faucet.
Connect the inlet hoses to the washer
1. Attach the hot water hose to the bottom inlet valve. Attaching
the hot water hose first makes it easier to tighten connection
with pliers.
2. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
3. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional twothirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape or sealants on the valve.
Damage to the valves can result.
Secure Drain Hose
1. Move the washer/dryer to its final location and remove any
cardboard used to move the washer/dryer.
2. Locate the plastic strap included in the parts package.
Beaded tie strap
3. Wrap the drain hose to the laundry tub leg or standpipe with
the plastic strap (A or B below) and secure.
A. Cold water inlet valve (top)
B. Hot water inlet valve (bottom)
4. Attach the cold water hose to the top inlet valve.
5. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
6. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional twothirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape or sealants on the valve.
Damage to the valves can result.
If the water faucets and the drain standpipe are recessed, put
the hooked end of the drain hose in the standpipe. Tightly
wrap the plastic strap around the water inlet hoses and the
drain hose (C above).
Plan Vent System
If you are working in a closet or recessed area
Move the washer/dryer into its final location and remove
cardboard from under washer/dryer. Remove the access panel by
removing three Phillips-head screws and one bumper, located at
the top of the access panel. Set panel, screw and bumper aside.
Complete hookup of water hoses and (on gas models) the flexible
gas connector through the access area. Replace access panel
upon completion of washer/dryer installation.
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the washer/
dryer. Other installations are possible.
Check for leaks
Turn on the water faucets and check for leaks. A small amount
of water might enter the washer. You will drain this water later.
NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk
of hose failure. Record hose installation or replacement dates for
future reference.
■ If you connect only one water hose, you must cap off the
remaining water inlet port.
Periodically inspect and replace hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts,
wear or leaks are found.
The apparatus must be connected to the water faucets using
the new hoses. Do not use old hoses.
A. Dryer
B. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
C. Clamps
D. Wall
E. Elbow
F. Clamps
G. Elbow
H. Exhaust hood
Optional exhaust installations
This washer/dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right or left
side. To convert the washer/dryer, use Side Exhaust Kit
Part Number 279823. If your washer/dryer was previously
exhausted from the right or left side, it can be converted to rear
exhaust by using standard offset connections. To cover the hole in
the side, one of the following plugs can be added:
692790 (white)
3977784 (biscuit)
Follow the instructions in the kit to install. Kits are available from
the dealer from whom you purchased your washer/dryer.
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations
are available for purchase. Please reference the “Assistance or
Service” section of the Washer/Dryer User Instructions.
■ Over-the-Top Installation:
Part Number 4396028
Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) mismatch
Part Number 4396011 - 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm)
Part Number 4396014 - 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (127 cm)
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.
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Rear exhaust for offset close clearance connection
C. Left or right side exhaust installation
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Three close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions provided with the vent
Determine vent path
Select the route that will provide the straightest and most
direct path outdoors.
Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
Use the fewest 90° turns possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying
A. Loop system with standard elbows
B. Loop system with one offset and one standard elbow
C. Vent system with one periscope (2" [5 cm] clearance)
Use the Vent system chart below to determine type of vent
material and hood combinations acceptable to use.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the
Vent system chart. Exhaust systems longer than those
specified will:
Shorten the life of the dryer.
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will help
to achieve the best drying performance.
Vent system chart
NOTE: Side exhaust installations add a 90º turn inside the dryer.
To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90º turn to the
Number of
90º turns
or elbows
Type of Vent
Box or
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
43 ft (13.1 m)
30 ft (9.1 m)
36 ft (11.0 m)
24 ft (7.3 m)
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
33 ft (10.1 m)
24 ft (7.3 m)
26 ft (7.9 m)
18 ft (5.5 m)
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
23 ft (7.0 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)
10 ft (3.0 m)
3. Install the adapter on the ½" rigid gas supply pipe using pipejoint compound.
Install Vent System
1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See “Determine vent path” in “Plan Vent System.” 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.
A. ½" rigid gas supply pipe
B. Use pipe-joint compound.
C. ½" NPT adapter
D. Do not use pipe-joint compound.
E. Flexible gas connector
NOTE: For LP gas connections, you must use pipe-joint
compound resistant to the action of LP gas. Do not use
TEFLON®† tape.
4. Attach the flexible gas connector to the ½" NPT adapter. Do
not use pipe-joint compound for this connection.
There should be a natural loop in the flexible gas connector.
The flexible gas connector must not be twisted, kinked or
attached with any sharp bends.
Level Washer/Dryer
Properly leveling your washer/dryer avoids excessive noise and
1. Check the levelness of the washer/dryer by placing a level on
the top edge of the washer, first side to side, then front to
5. All connections must be wrench tightened.
6. Open the shutoff valve in the supply. The valve is open when
the handle is parallel to the gas pipe.
A. Closed valve
B. Open valve
2. If the washer/dryer is not level, prop up the front with a wood
block and adjust the feet up or down as necessary. Remove
wood block and lower washer/dryer. Repeat this step until the
washer/dryer is level.
7. Test all connections by brushing on an approved noncorrosive
leak-detection solution. Bubbles will show a leak. Correct any
leak found.
Make Gas Connection
Connect Vent
1. Remove the red cap from the flexible gas connector.
2. Remove the ½" NPT adapter from the flexible gas connector.
(it will be necessary to use two adjustable wrenches).
1. Using a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in
washer/dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the
vent is clean. The vent must fit over the exhaust outlet and
inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured to
exhaust hood with a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
2. Move washer/dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink
vent. Make sure washer/dryer is level.
3. Check that there are no kinks in the flexible gas line.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
Complete Installation
1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part,
go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.
2. Check that you have all of your tools.
3. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials. Keep the plastic
foam for use if the washer/dryer should be transported.
4. Check the washer/dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not
crushed or kinked.
5. Check that the washer/dryer is level and front leveling feet are
tight. See “Level Washer/Dryer.”
Electrical Shock Hazard
7. Check that the water faucets are on.
8. Check for leaks around faucets and inlet hoses.
9. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape
remaining on the washer/dryer.
10. Read the Washer/Dryer User Instructions.
11. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
12. To test the washer, measure ¹⁄₂ the normal recommended
amount of detergent and pour it into the washer. Close the lid.
Select HEAVY DUTY and pull out the Cycle Control knob.
Allow the washer to complete one whole cycle.
13. To test the dryer, 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:
Washer/dryer is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Start button has been firmly pushed.
Electrical supply is connected.
Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
Dryer door is closed.
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
14. 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 to see whether the gas supply line shutoff
valve is open.
■ If the gas supply line shutoff valve is closed, open it, then
repeat the 5-minute test as outlined above.
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Turn on power.
If the gas supply line shutoff valve is open, contact a
qualified technician.
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