ROPER’” Appliances IMPORTANT: Installer: Leave Installation Instructions with the appliance. Homeowner: Keep Installation Instructions for future reference Save Installation Instructions for local electrical inspector’s use. Part No.3393136 Rev. A Before you start... Fire Hazard Never install dryer up against draperies or curtains or on carpet. . Keep any and all items from falling or collecting behind the dryer. l Replace all access panels before operating dryer. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fire or explosion. . If you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches, 3. Extinguish any open flame. 4. Immediately call your gas supplier. . Do Not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. l Mark an X across the letter or number as you complete each step. You need these tools to inst to install the dryer...proper installation is your responsibility. C Make sure you n have everything necessary for proper installation. You’ll need: requirements: some l To meet code codes keep from or limit installation of clothes dryers in garages, closets, mobile homes and sleeping quarters. (Check with your local building inspector] Important: observe all governing codes and ordinances. l To check utilities: proper gas and l electric supply connections should be available. To check exhaust requirements: a four inch metal exhaust duct is required. LOCATION This appliance is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation of the dryer 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). For mobile home use, this appliance MUST be fastened to the floor and MUST be exhausted to the outside. Order Mobile Home Installation Kit No. 346765 from your Whirlpool dealer. Kit includes the necessary fastening hardware and detailed installation instructions. Exhaust system hardware is also available through your Whirlpool dealer. This installation must conform with American National Standard, National Fuel Gas Code ANSI 2223.1 - latest edition, and all local codes and ordinances. Input ratings shown on the rating plate (serial tag) are for elevations up to 2,000 feet. For elevations above 2,000 feet, ratings should be reduced at a rate of 4% for each 1,000 feet above sea level. Gas supply requirements Fire Hazard . This dryer must be connected to a regulated gas supply. Failure to do so could cause highpressure gas release, resulting in a fire or explosion. l Have the L.P. gas checked by a qualified person before installing the dryer. The L.P. gas supply must not exceed a pressure of 13” water column. l New flexible tubing should be used. Reusing old flexible tubing might result in possible leaks or fire hazard. Failure to follow these instructions may result in fire or explosion. OBSERVEALL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES First make certain that this dryer is equipped with n the correct burner for the particular type of gas in the home. Burner information will be found on the rating plate in door well of the appliance. If this information does not agree with the type of gas available, see your dealer A B. This dryer is equipped for use with NATURAL GAS. It is certified by A.G.A. for manufactured, mixed and L-F?gases with appropriate conversion. No attempt shall be made to convert the appliance from the gas specified on the rating plate for use with a different gas without consulting the serving gas supplier. Conversion must be done by a qualified service technician. Gas conversion kit part numbers are listed on the gas valve burner base. c. Size: Must be large enough to fully open dryer door. For recessed or closet installation spacing see back cover Support: The floor must be able to support the appliance weight of 175 pounds. Level floor: Maximum floor slope under dryer - 1 inch. Protection from the weather: Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45” F, or the dryer may not shut off when automatic cycles are used. PANEL A Provide a gas supply line to the dryer location. When rigid pipe is used it should be ‘/2 inch IPS. When acceptable to the gas supplier, 3/einch approved tubing may be used for lengths under 20 feet. For lengths over 20 feet, larger tubing should be used. Pipe joint compounds resistant to the action of LP gas must be used. The supply line sho?;jd be equipped with a shut-off valve. This valve should be located in the same room as the dryer and should be in a location that allows ease of opening and closing. Do not block access to shut-off valve. If the dryer is installed in a confined area such as a n bedroom, bathroom or closet, it must be exhausted to the outside and provision made for enough air for combustion and ventilation. (Check governing codes and ordinances.] Also refer to the section of this instruction covering Recessed or Closet Installations. E recommende that flexible m Association, be used for connecting the appliance to the gas supply line. [The gas pipe which extends through the lower rear of the appliance has 3/~inch male pipe thread.] rrgid pipe is used as a gas n supply line, a combination of pipe fittings must be used to obtain an in-line connection to the dryer H Make sure the lower edges n of the cabinet, plus the back and bottom sides of the dryer are free of obstructions to permit adequate clearance of air openings for combustion air See Recessed Area Instructions, Panel B, for minimum spacing requirements, For ease of installation, I n operation and servicing (if ever needed] adequate space should be provided around the dryer J A ‘/e inch NPT plugged accessible for test gage connection, must be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the dryer The dryer and its individual shut -off valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2psig (3.45 kPa). The dryer must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shut-off valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2psig (3.45 kPa). n tapping, Important: observe all governing codes and ordinances. K The dryer shutoff valve and the are located behind the lower front access panel. Open the access panel by pushing down on the locking clips with a small, flat-blade screwdriver, and pulling panel forward. The clips are located on top of the panel 3 inches in from each side. The panel is hinged at the bottom. Close the access panel after servicing. Do Not operate the dryer with the access panel open. L n wiring diagram If dryer will not opera-te, check the following to be sure that: 1. Electric supply is connected. 2. Fuse is intact and tight. 3. Door is closed. 4. Controls are set in a running or “On” position. 5. Start button has been pushed firmly or the power control lever moved upward to start. 6. Gas shut-off valves are open both on dryer and on supply lines. n Electrical reaufrements Electrical Shock Hazard l Electrical ground is required on this appliance. l Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. l Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. Do Not modify the power supply cord plug. lf it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. l Do Not use an extension cord wit this appliance. Such use may result in a fire, electrical shock or other personal injury. . Do Not have a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit. A fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit could result in electrical shock. Failure to follow these instructions could result in electrical shock or other personal injury. A 120 volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 or 20 Ampere fused electrical supply is required. Time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD Electrical ground is required on this appliance. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD GROUNDING PRONG. For your personal safety, this appliance must be grounded. This appliance is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3-prong grounding plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating 3-prong grounding-type wall receptacle, ’ \ grounded in 3prong grounding accordance with Plug the National ” $7 POWW Electrical Code, ANSl/NFPA 70 - latest ‘% SUPPlY cord edition, and all local codes and ordinances. If a mating wall receptacle is not available, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician. For added personal safety, using the clamp and green-colored copper wire furnished, connect this separate grounding wire (#I8 minimum] from the external grounding connector on the back of the appliance to a grounded cold water pipe? TEMPORARYGROUNDING METHOD DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD GROUNDING PRONG. THIS, HOWEVER,IS NOT RECOMMENDED. If changing and properly grounding the wall receptacle is impossible and where local codes permit (consult your electrical inspector), a temporary adapter may be plugged into the existing 2-prong wall receptacle to mate with the 3-prong power supply cord. PANEL B Use Duct Tape to seal all joints. If this is done, you must connect a separate copper grounding wire (No. 18 minimum] to a grounded cold water pipe’ by means of a clamp and then to the external ground connector screw. If the dryer is installed in a confined area such as a bedroom, bathroom Do not ground to a gas supply pipe or hot water pipe. Do not connect to electrical supply until appliance permanently grounded. n \ is ‘Mmtol Cold Water or closet, it must be exhausted to the outside and provision made for enough air for combustion and ventilation. (Check governing codes and ordinances.) Also refer to the section of this instruction covering Recessed and Closet Instructions. Pi& The Exhaust Outlet is locate at the bottom center of the dryer back. K MUST BE TIGHT v must have metal continuity to electrical ground and not be interrupted by plastic, rubber or other electrically insulating connectors [including water meter or pump] without adding a jumper wire at these connections. Bumps on grounding clamp must contact pipe. The Exhaust Duct can be routed up, down, left, right or straight out the back of the dryer. P An Exhaust Hood should cap the Fire/Health Hazard Do Not use non-metal, flexible duct. 0 Do Not use metal duct smaller than four inches in diameter. mDo Not use exhaust hoods with magnetic latches. BCheck that exhaust system is not longer than specified. Exhaust systems longer than specifted will: -Accumulate lint. Shorten the life of the dryer. -Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage. Lailure to follow specifications nay result in a fire. l DDo Not exhaust dryer into a chimney, furnace cold air duct, attic or crawl space, or any other duct used for venting. l Clean the exhaust system every other year. l Do Not install flexible duct in enclosed walls, ceilings or floors. 4ccumulated lint could result in a ‘ire or cause moisture damage. Exhaust the dryer outside to prevent exposure to substances in the gas fuels and combustion which may be harmful to your health. The moisture and lint indoors may cause: - FIREHAZARD from lint collected in dryer; - Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpet, etc. - House cleaning problems and possible health problems. Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire damage or personal injury. exhaust duct to prevent exhausted air returning into dryer The outlet of the hood must be at least 12 inches from the ground or anything else that may be in the path of the exhaust. A 2% inch outlet Exhaust Hood should be used with short systems only. (This outlet creates greater back pressure than other hood types.] Exhaust Hoods with magnetic latches should not be used. The Maximum Length of the exhaust system depends upon the type of duct used, number of elbows and type of exhaust hood. The maximum length for both rigid and flexible duct is shown NUMBER Of 90” TURNS A EXH AU ST HO01 B YPE C 0 1 2 3 4 64 54 44 35 27 FT. FT. FT. FT. FT. 64 54 44 35 27 FT. FT. FT. FT. FT. 58 48 38 29 21 FT. FT. FT. FT. FT. 0 1 2 3 4 36 31 27 25 23 FT. FT. FT. FT. FT. 1 36 31 27 25 23 FT. FT. FT. FT FT. 28 23 19 17 15 FT. FT. FT. FT. FT. The Maxlmum 2 elbows and length using a 2W’Exhaust a 2” x 6” rectangular hood Is B fl. OF 4” DIA. RIGID METAL LENGTH OF METAL DUCT. duct with l Metal flexible duct may be used. It should be fully extended and supported when the dryer is in its final position. DO NOT KINK OR CRUSH THE DUCT. The metal flexible duct must be completely open to allow adequate exhaust air to flow. For Exhaust Systems not covered by the exhaust length chart, check with your Roper dealer or service center for a dryer manual Part No. 603197. The back pressure in any exhaust system used must not exceed 0.6 inches of water column measured with an inclined manometer at the point that the exhaust duct connects to the dryer. For Mobile Home installation, the dryer must have an outside exhaust. If you exhaust the dryer through the floor and the area under your mobile home is enclosed, the exhaust system must terminate outside the enclosed area. Extension beyond the enclosure will prevent lint and moisture build-up under mobile home. Now start... 1. Open the shut - off valve in the gas supply line. Take tape off of front corners of dryer 2 Open dryer and n remove the literature and parts packages. (If your dryer has a drying rack it should be removed also.] Remove all parts from the plastic packages. Line these up next to your tools so each part is there when you need it. Check to see that you have these parts: 4 legs 1 grounding wire or socket to finish turning the legs until you have reached the diamond mark. Floor Damage Slide dryer onto cardboard or hardboard before moving across floor. Failure to do so may cause damage to floor covering. 7, Now stand the dryer up. Move the’dryer‘ciose to its final location. To make sure the dryer is level, take a carpenter’s level and place it on the top of the dryer, first side to side, then front to back. If the dryer is not level, screw the legs of the dryer up or down to adjust. Remove the red 4. Take two of the cardboard corners from the carton and place them on the floor in back of the dryer 5 n body of the dryer and 6 n leas in hand. Connect gas supply to dryer Use pipe joint compound H resistant to the action of LP gas for gas connections. If flexible metal tubing is used, be certain there - 10 Firmly grasp the gently lay it on its back-on the cardboard corners. All connections must wrench-tightened. With one of the check theyidges for a diamond marking. That’s how far the leg is supposed to go into the hole. Start-to screw the legs into the holes by hand. Use a small amount of liquid detergent to lubricate the screw so it is easier to turn the leg. Use a 1” wrench 13 Use a brush and n liauid deteraent to test all gas connections forkaks. Bubbles around connections will indicate a leak. If a leak appears, shut off gas valve controls and adjust connections. Then check connections again. - 8. Wipe the interior of the drum thoroughly with a damp cloth before using the dryer. Fire Hazard Do Not use an open flame to test for leaks from gas connections. Checking for leaks with a flame may result in a fire or explosion. - - II IC Ulya, see Exhaust Requirements. d Connect exhaust duct to exhaust + hood. Use duct I ,I IL tape to seal v Y all joints in exhaust duct. Use caulking compound to seal exteriorwall opening around exhaust hood. Connect the grounding wire to the external grounding connector on the back of the dryer. Connect the other end of the grounding wire to a grounded cold water pipe. Plug the etectr cord into the grounded outlet.& Turn the dryer on to remove air from the gas supply line. Using a b L full heat cycle [not the L ’ .0 air cycle), let the dryer run for at m QD least five minutes. If the burner does not ignite and you can feel no heat inside the dryer, shut off the dryer for five minutes. Check that all supply valve controls are in “ON” position and that the electrical cord is plugged in. Repeat the five-minute test. that the gas valve shut - off control is still in the “ON” position. that all of the parts w you removed from the installation parts packages in step 2 are now installed in the dryer If you still have an extra part, go back through the steps to see what you skipped. 18 Check to make sure n you have all the tools you started with in step A. Numbers correspond to steps. To get the most efficient your new Roper dryer, read your Roper Use and Care Guide. Keep Installation Instructions and Guide close to the dryer for easy reference. 1use from L 11. 6. PANEL C _,.- - .-._...._..I.- ,,--..... __.. . .- ...__---. . -... I Recessed and closet installation instructions If dryer does not operate properly... Recessed front view If dryer will not operate, check the following to be sure that: Fire/Health Hazard Exhaust the dryer to the outside to prevent exposure to substances in the gas fuels and combustion which may be harmful to your health. l If dryer is installed in a closet, the dryer MUSTbe exhausted outside. Failure to do so may result in a fire. -II- l --II0”’ -1 0” I-1’ A. B. C. D. min. Closet Side view Front view TO PREVENTLARGE AMOUNTS OF LINT AND MOISTUREFROM ACCUMULATING AND TO MAINTAIN DRYING EFFICIENCY,THIS MACHINE MUST BE EXHAUSTEDOUTDOORS. ‘Additiinol clearances for wall, door and floor moldings may be required. “Opening is minimum for closet door. Louvered door with equivalent air openings is acceptable. “‘Additional space may be needed when external exhalat elbow is used. The following installation spacings and door air openings for the dryer are possible when installed and exhausted as noted. (Spacing as indicated is in inches and is minimum allowable. For ease of installation and service, additional spacing should be considered.) Companion appliance spacings should be considered. Detailed space requirements can be found on the label located on the back panel of dryer. NOTE: No other fuel burning appliance may be installed in the same closet. . Part No. 3393136 Rev. A 0 1990 Whirlpool Corporatlon . Electrical supply is connected. Fuse is intact and tight. Door is closed. Controls are set in a running or “ON” position. E. Start button has been pushed firmly or the power control lever moved upward to start F Gas shutoff valves are open both on dryer and on supply lines. When moving the dryer... Disconnect the electrical cord and grounding wire and tape securely to dryer. l Shut off the gas supply valve controls in the gas supply line. l Disconnect gas pipe and fittings from dryer and cap the gas supply line. l Tape the drum to the front panel. Tape the dryer door, lint screen lid and end of gas pipe. l Screw leveling legs all the way in. Before installing your dryer in your new home, check with your gas supplier or dealer to see that your dryer is equipped with the correct burner for the particular type of gas in your new home. Burner information may be found on the rating plate in the door well of the dryer. l Appliances Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 Printed in U.S.A.