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MDG31 / MDG51 / MDG77
Installation/Operator Manual
WARNING: For your safety the information
in this manual must be followed to
minimize the risk of fire or explosion and
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.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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 instructions.
● 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.
AVERTISSEMENT: Assurez-vous de bien
suivre les instructions données dans cette
notice pour réduire au minimum le risque
d’incendie ou d’explosion ou pour éviter
tout dommage matériel, toute blessure ou
la mort.
—Ne pas entreposer ni utiliser d’essence
ni d’autres vapeurs ou liquides
inflammables à proximité de cet
appareil ou de tout autre appareil.
—QUE FAIRE SI VOUS SENTEZ UNE
ODEUR DE GAZ:
Ne pas tenter d’allumer d’appareils.
Ne touchez à aucun interrupteur. Ne
pas vous servir des téléphones se
trouvant dans le bâtiment.
● Évacuez la pièce, le bâtiment ou la
zone.
● Appelez immédiatement votre
fournisseur de gaz depuis un voisin.
Suivez les instructions du fournisseur.
● Si vous ne pouvez rejoindre le
fournisseur de gaz, appelez le service
des incendies.
●
●
—L’installation et l’entretien doivent être
assurés par un installateur ou un
service d’entretien qualifié ou par le
fournisseur de gaz.
RETAIN THESE
INSTRUCTIONS IN A
SAFE PLACE FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
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Retain This Manual in a Safe Place for Future Reference
This product embodies advanced concepts in engineering, design, and safety. If this product is properly
maintained, it will provide many years of safe, efficient, and trouble free operation.
Only qualified technicians should service this equipment.
OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS displayed on the equipment or specified in the installation
manual included with the dryer.
The following “FOR YOUR SAFETY” caution must be posted near the dryer in a prominent location.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
POUR VOTRE SÉCURITÉ
Do not store or use gasoline
or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
Ne pas entreposer ni utiliser d’essence
ni d’autres vapeurs ou liquides
inflammables à proximité de cet
appareil ou de tout autre appareil.
We have tried to make this manual as complete as possible and hope you will find it useful. The manufacturer
reserves the right to make changes from time to time, without notice or obligation, in prices, specifications,
colors, and material, and to change or discontinue models. The illustrations included in this manual may not
depict your particular dryer exactly.
IMPORTANT
For your convenience, log the following information:
DATE OF PURCHASE _________________________________________________________ MODEL NO. _________________
DISTRIBUTOR’S NAME ____________________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number(s) ________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
For replacement parts, contact the distributor from which the dryer was purchased or contact:
Maytag Co.
403 West Fourth Street North, Newton, Iowa 50208
Telephone: (641) 787-7000
“IMPORTANT NOTE TO PURCHASER”
Information must be obtained from your local gas supplier on the
instructions to be followed if the user smells gas. These instructions
must be posted in a prominent location near the dryer.
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IMPORTANT
You must disconnect and lockout the electric
supply and the gas supply before any covers or
guards are removed from the machine to allow
access for cleaning, adjusting, installation, or
testing of any equipment per OSHA standards.
Please observe all safety precautions displayed
on the equipment and/or specified in the
installation manual included with the dryer.
Before installation, check that the local distribution
conditions, nature of gas and pressure, and
adjustment of the appliances are compatible.
Table of Contents ________
Safety Precautions ................................ 4
MDG31 Specifications ........................... 6
MDG51 Specifications ........................... 8
MDG77 Specifications ......................... 10
Installation Procedures ...................... 12
Location Requirements .........................................
Unpacking/Setting Up ...........................................
Dryer Enclosure Requirements .............................
Fresh Air Supply Requirements ............................
Exhaust Requirements .........................................
Electrical Information ............................................
Gas Information ....................................................
Converting from One Family of Gas to Another .....
Gas Pressure Testing ...........................................
Water Information .................................................
Preparation for Operation/Start-Up ........................
Preoperational Test ...............................................
Preoperational Instructions ...................................
Shutdown Instructions ..........................................
CAUTION
Dryer(s) should never be left unattended while in
operation.
“Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection
when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause
improper operation.”
«Attention: Au moment de l’entretien des
commandes, étiquetez tous les fils avant de les
débrancher. Des erreurs de câblage peuvent
entraîner un fonctionnement inadéquat et
dangereux.»
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Service/Parts Information .................. 23
WARNING
Children should not be allowed to play on or near
the dryer(s). Children should be supervised if near
dryer(s) in operation.
Warranty Information ......................... 24
Under no circumstances should the dryer door
switch(es), lint door/drawer switch(es), or heat
safety circuit(s) ever be disabled.
Routine Maintenance .......................... 24
The dryer must never be operated with any of the
back guards, outer tops, or service panels
removed. Personal injury or fire could result.
Service .................................................................. 23
Parts ..................................................................... 23
Returning Warranty Cards ..................................... 24
Warranty ............................................................... 24
Cleaning ................................................................ 24
Data Label Information ....................... 25
The dryer must never be operated without the lint
filter/screen in place, even if an external lint
collection system is used.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not dry mop heads in the dryer. Do not use
dryer in the presence of dry cleaning fumes.
The dryers must not be installed or stored in an
area where it will be exposed to water
and/or weather.
The wiring diagram for the dryer is located behind
the control panel.
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List of Acronyms _____________________________
HVAC
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
in wc
Inches of Water Column
L.C.D.
Liquid Crystal Display
L.E.D.
Light Emitting Diode
L.P.
Liquid Propane
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
UL
Underwriters Laboratory
Telephone: (641) 787-7000
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Safety Precautions ____________________
Warning
!
For your safety, the information in this manual
must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or
explosion and to prevent property damage, personal injury,
or loss of life.
The dryer must never be operated with any of the back
guards, outer tops, or service panels removed. Personal
injury or fire could result.
A program should be established for the inspection and
cleaning of lint in the burner area, exhaust ductwork, and
area around the back of the dryer. The frequency of inspection
and cleaning can best be determined from experience at
each location.
Warning
!
The collection of lint in the burner area and
exhaust ductwork can create a potential fire
hazard.
Failure to properly install, maintain, and/or operate dryer
according to this manual and operator’s manuals included
with dryer may result in conditions which can cause serious
injury, death and/or property damage.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
For personal safety, the dryer must be electrically grounded
in accordance with local and/or country codes. In the absence
of these codes use the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA
NO. 70-LATEST EDITION or in Canada, the Canadian
Electrical Codes Parts 1 & 2 CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST
EDITION.
Note
Purchaser and user should consult the local gas supplier for
proper instructions to be followed in the event the user smells
gas. The instructions should be posted in a prominent
location.
!
Failure to electrically ground the dryer properly will
void the warranty.
Warning
What To Do If You Smell Gas:
!
Personal injury or fire could result should the dryer
door switch, lint door/drawer, or heat safety circuit
ever be disabled.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch.
• Do not use any phone in your building.
Remove articles from the dryer as soon as the drying cycle
has been completed.
• Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
Warning
!
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
Articles left in the dryer after the drying and cooling
cycles have been completed can create a fire
hazard.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified
installer, service agency, or gas supplier.
Dryers must be exhausted to the outdoors.
Although the manufacturer produces a very versatile dryer,
there are some articles that, due to fabric composition or
cleaning method, should not be dried in it.
Warning
!
Dry only water washed fabrics. Do not dry articles
spotted or washed in dry cleaning solvents,
combustible detergents, or “all purpose” cleaner.
Explosion could result.
For safety, proper operation, and optimum performance, the
dryer must not be operated with a load less than 66% of its
rated capacity.
Warning
!
You must disconnect and lockout the electric
supply and the gas supply before any covers or
guards are removed from the machine to allow access for
cleaning, adjusting, installation, or testing of any equipment
per OSHA standards.
Important
!
Do not dry rags or articles coated or contaminated with
gasoline, kerosene, oil, paint, or wax. Explosion could
result.
The dryer must be installed in a location/
environment, which the ambient temperature
remains between 40° F (4.44° C) and 130° F (54.44° C).
Items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable or
cooking oil constitute a fire hazard and should not be
placed in a tumble dryer.
The operation of this appliance may affect the operation of
other types of gas appliances, which take their air for safe
combustion from the same room. If in doubt, consult the
appliance manufacturer(s).
Do not dry mop heads. Contamination by wax or
flammable solvents will create a fire hazard.
Do not use heat for drying articles that contain plastic,
foam, sponge rubber, or similarly textured rubber
materials. Drying in a heated tumbler may damage
plastics or rubber and also may be a fire hazard.
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Use this dryer only for its intended purpose, drying fabrics.
The “Cool Down” Cycle of tumble dryers should be used to
reduce the temperature of the items. They should not be
removed from the tumble dryer or piled or stacked while hot.
Fabric softeners or similar products should not be used in a
tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of static electricity, unless
this practice is specifically recommended by the manufacturer
of the fabric softener or product.
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Warning
!
To reduce the risk of personal injury, install
lockable doors to prevent public access to the rear
of the dryers.
Exhaust duct outlet should be checked periodically for
blockages, and if any found, removed.
Important
!
A means of restraint must be used to prevent
straining of the gas supply when the appliance is
moved.
An external means of power removal (disconnect device)
must be provided by the installer.
NOTES ____________________________________
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CE ONLY
Important
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This appliance must only be installed and
operated in the country of destination indicated on
the dryer’s data plate. If the appliance is to be installed and
operated in a country other than the one indicated on the
data plate, a data plate amendment must be obtained from
Maytag.
Warning
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!
This appliance must only operate with the gas type
indicated on the dryer’s data plate. If the
appliance is converted (gas type is changed), a data plate
amendment must be obtained from Maytag.
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This appliance may cause spillage of products of
combustion from an open-flue appliance fitted in the same
room, and that such an appliance shall be tested for
clearance of products with the appliance in operation and
all windows and doors closed.
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MDG31 Specifications ________________________________________________________________
30 lb
13.61 kg
TUMBLER DIAMETER
30”
76.20 cm
TUMBLER DEPTH
27”
68.58 cm
11.04 cu ft
312.62 L
TUMBLER/DRIVE MOTOR
1/4 hp
0.18 kW
BLOWER/FAN MOTOR
1/2 hp
0.37 kW
DOOR OPENING (DIAMETER)
19-3/8”
49.23 cm
DOOR SILL HEIGHT
WATER CONNECTION
DRYERS PER 20’/40’ CONTAINER
DRYERS PER 48’/53’ TRUCK
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
14-7/8”
37.78 cm
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (DRY WEIGHT)
TUMBLER VOLUME
120V
285 lb
Steam
Electric
Gas
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
HEAT INPUT
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
INLET PIPE CONNECTION
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
OVEN SIZE
kcal/hr
kW
Btu/hr
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
STEAM CONSUMPTION
OPERATING STEAM PRESSURE
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
BOILER HORSEPOWER (NORMAL LOAD)
SUPPLY CONNECTION
RETURN CONNECTION
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60 Hz
129.27 kg
140.61 kg
310 lb
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
!
N / A
12 / 28
34 / 38
1ø
2w
360 cfm
10.19 cmm
55,000 Btu/hr
13,860 kcal/hr
6”
15.24 cm
N / A
N / A
1/2” M.N.P.T.
N / A
N / A
5/13/05
Note
The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice or obligation.
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MDG51 Specifications _________________________________________________________________
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (DRY WEIGHT)
TUMBLER DIAMETER
TUMBLER DEPTH
TUMBLER VOLUME
TUMBLER/DRIVE MOTOR
BLOWER/FAN MOTOR
DOOR OPENING (DIAMETER)
DOOR SILL HEIGHT
WATER CONNECTION
Steam
Electric
Gas
DRYERS PER 20’/40’ CONTAINER
DRYERS PER 48’/53’ TRUCK
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
HEAT INPUT
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
INLET PIPE CONNECTION
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
OVEN SIZE
kcal/hr
kW
Btu/hr
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
STEAM CONSUMPTION
OPERATING STEAM PRESSURE
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
BOILER HORSEPOWER (NORMAL LOAD)
SUPPLY CONNECTION
RETURN CONNECTION
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
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22.68 kg
50 lb
93.98 cm
37”
65.41 cm
25-3/4”
453.64 L
16.02 cu ft
0.75 kW
1 hp
0.37 kW
1/2 hp
69.55
cm
27-3/8”
40.64 cm
16”
3/4”-11.5 NH (North America)
3/4” B.S.P.T. (Outside North America)
10 / 22
28 / 30
120V 1ø 2w 60 Hz
247.21 kg
545 lb
256.28 kg
565 lb
14.87 cmm
525 cfm
22,680 kcal/hr
90,000 Btu/hr
20.32 cm
8”
N/A
N/A
1/2” M.N.P.T.
1/2” F.B.S.P.T. (CE and Australia Only)
N/A
N/A
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Note
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MDG51 Specifications _________________________________________________________________
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MDG77 Specifications ______________________________________________________________
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (DRY WEIGHT)
TUMBLER DIAMETER
TUMBLER DEPTH
TUMBLER VOLUME
TUMBLER/DRIVE MOTOR
BLOWER/FAN MOTOR
DOOR OPENING (DIAMETER)
DOOR SILL HEIGHT
WATER CONNECTION
Steam
Electric
Gas
DRYERS PER 20’/40’ CONTAINER
DRYERS PER 48’/53’ TRUCK
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
HEAT INPUT
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
INLET PIPE CONNECTION
34.02 kg
75 lb
93.98 cm
37”
90.17 cm
35-1/2”
625.52 L
22.09 cu ft
0.75
kW
1 hp
0.37 kW
1/2 hp
69.53 cm
27-3/8”
40.64 cm
16”
3/4”-11.5 NH (North America)
3/4” B.S.P.T. (Outsi de North Ameri ca)
9 / 20
25 / 27
120V
1ø 2w 60 Hz
272.16 kg
600 lb
281.23 kg
620 lb
15.86 cmm
560 cfm
27,720 kcal/hr
110,000 Btu/hr
20.32 cm
8”
N / A
N / A
1/2” M.N.P.T.
1/2” F.B.S.P.T. (C E and Australia Only)
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
OVEN SIZE
kcal/hr
kW
Btu/hr
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT
APPROXIMATE SHIPPING WEIGHT
AIRFLOW
STEAM CONSUMPTION
OPERATING STEAM PRESSURE
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
COMPRESSED AIR CONNECTION
COMPRESSED AIR VOLUME
BOILER HORSEPOWER (NORMAL LOAD)
SUPPLY CONNECTION
RETURN CONNECTION
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
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N / A
N / A
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Note
The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice or obligation.
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MDG77 Specifications ______________________________________________________________
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Installation Procedures _______________
Unpacking/Setting Up _________________
Installation should be performed by competent professional
in accordance with local, state, and country codes. In the
absence of these codes, the installation must conform to
applicable American National Standards: ANSI Z223.1-LATEST
EDITION (National Fuel Gas Code) or ANSI/NFPA NO. 70LATEST EDITION (National Electrical Code) or in Canada,
the installation must conform to applicable Canadian
Standards: CAN/CGA-B149.1-M91 (Natural Gas) or CAN/
CGA-B149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION (for General
Installation and Gas Plumbing) or Canadian Electrical Codes
Parts 1 & 2 CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST EDITION (for
Electrical Connections).
Remove protective shipping material (i.e., plastic wrap and
optional shipping box) from the dryer.
Location Requirements _______________
Before installing the dryer, be sure the location conforms to
local, state, and country codes. In the absence of such codes
or ordinances the location must conform with the National
Fuel Gas Code ANSI.Z223.1 LATEST EDITION, or in Canada,
the installation must conform to applicable Canadian
Standards: CAN/CGA-B149.1-M91 (Natural Gas) or
CAN/CGA-B149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION (for
General Installation and Gas Plumbing).
Important
!
Dryer must be transported and handled in an
upright position at all times.
The dryer can be moved to its final location while still attached
to the skid or with the skid removed. To remove the skid from
the MDG31, MDG51, or MDG77, locate and remove the 2
bolts securing the base of the dryer to the wooden skid. One
is located at the center rear and the other is at the center
front.
With the skid removed, use caution and assure all four
leveling legs are fully retracted if the dryer is to be slid into its
final position.
Leveling Dryer
The dryer is equipped with 4 leveling legs, 1 at each corner of
the base. For optimum performance the dryer should be
level front-to-back and side-to-side.
The dryer must be installed on a sound level floor capable of
supporting its weight. Carpeting must be removed from the
floor area that the dryer is to rest on.
Dryer Enclosure Requirements _______
The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it
will be exposed to water and/or weather.
Bulkheads and partitions should be made of noncombustible
material.
Commercial Type II (MDG31, MDG51, MDG77)
Dryers installed in residential garages must be elevated
18-inches (45.72 cm) above the floor.
Note
!
Provisions for adequate air supply must be provided as noted
in this manual (refer to Fresh Air Supply Requirements
section).
Allowances must be made for opening the control
door.
Clearance provisions must be made from combustible
construction as noted in this manual (refer to Dryer Enclosure
Requirements section).
Provisions must be made for adequate clearances for
servicing and for operation as noted in this manual (refer to
Dryer Enclosure Requirements section).
The dryer must be installed with a proper exhaust duct
connection to the outside as noted in this manual (refer to
Exhaust Requirements section).
The dryer must be located in an area where correct exhaust
venting can be achieved as noted in this manual (refer to
Exhaust Requirements section).
Important
!
The dryer should be located where a minimum
amount of exhaust ducting will be necessary.
A
The requirement to allow the door to open completely for
the MDG31 is 33-inches (83.8 cm), and the MDG51 and
MDG77 are 40-inches (101.6 cm).
B
A minimum overhead clearance of 6-inches (15.24 cm)
is required.
C
Dryer should be positioned a minimum of 12-inches
(30.48 cm) away from the nearest obstruction. 24-inches
(60.96 cm) is recommended for ease of installation,
maintenance, and service.
D
1/16” (1.5875 mm) minimum is required.
E
Flooring should be level or below dryer cabinet for ease
of removing panels during maintenance.
F
Dryers may be positioned sidewall to sidewall, however
a 1/16” (1.5875 mm) minimum allowance must be made
for the opening and closing of the control door, along
with the removal of panels during maintenance.
The dryer must be installed with adequate clearance for air
openings into the combustion chamber.
Caution
!
This dryer produces combustible lint and must be
exhausted to the outdoors. Every 6 months,
inspect the exhaust ducting and remove any lint buildup.
Important
!
The dryer must be installed in a location/
environment, which the ambient temperature
remains between 40° F (4.44° C) and 130° F (54.44° C).
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Domestic Type I (MDG31, MDG51 Only)
A = 10-inches (25.4 cm)
B = 11-inches (27.94 cm)
EXAMPLE: For a bank of 4 MDG31 dryers, 2 unrestricted
openings measuring 10-inches by 11-inches (25.4 cm by
27.94 cm) are acceptable.
A = 6-inches (15.24 cm)
B = 24-inches (60.96 cm)
EXAMPLE: For MDG51, 2 unrestricted openings measuring
6-inches by 24-inches (15.24 cm by 60.96 cm) are acceptable.
If a closet door is installed: unobstructed air openings are
required. The air openings shall be located 3-inches
(7.62 cm) from the lower opening (above floor level) and upper
opening (below ceiling). The total free area of the air openings
in the door shall not be less than 179 inch2 (1154.836 cm2)
for MDG31; and 293 inch 2 (1890.319 cm 2) for MDG51.
Louvered doors with equivalent air openings are acceptable.
No other fuel-burning appliance shall be installed in the same
closet as the dryer.
Fresh Air Supply Requirements _______
Important
!
Make-up air must be free of dry cleaning solvent
fumes. Make-up air that is contaminated by dry
cleaning solvent fumes will result in irreparable damage to
the motors and other dryer components.
Exhaust Requirements ________________
Exhaust ductwork should be designed and installed by a
qualified professional. Improperly sized ductwork will create
excessive back pressure, which results in slow drying,
increased use of energy, and shutdown of the burner by the
airflow (sail) switch, burner hi-limits, or lint chamber hi-limit
protector thermostat. The dryer must be installed with a proper
exhaust duct connection to the outside.
When the dryer is operating, it draws in room air, heats it,
passes this air through the tumbler, and exhausts it out of the
building. Therefore, the room air must be continually
replenished from the outdoors. If the make-up air is
inadequate, drying time and drying efficiency will be adversely
affected. Ignition problems and sail switch “fluttering”
problems may result, as well as premature motor failure from
overheating. The dryer must be installed with provisions for
adequate combustion and make-up air supply.
The dryer shall not be exhausted into any gas vent, chimney,
wall, ceiling or concealed space of a building.
Air supply (make-up air) must be given careful consideration
to ensure proper performance of each dryer. As a general
rule, an unrestricted air entrance from the outdoors of 110
inch2 (710 cm2) is required for each MDG77, 90 inch2 (580
cm2) for each MDG51, 55 inch2 (354 cm2) for each MDG31.
(Based on 1 inch2 [6.5 cm2] per 1,000 Btu [252 kcal].)
The ductwork should be laid out in such a way that the
ductwork travels as directly as possible to the outdoors with
as few turns as possible. There should be a minimum
6-inch (15.24 cm) clearance between the back guard and the
first bend in the ductwork for ease of servicing. Single or
independent dryer venting is recommended. It is suggested
that the use of 90° turns be avoided; use 30° and/or 45°
bends instead. The radius of the elbows should preferably
be 1-1/2 times the diameter of the duct. All ductwork should
be smooth inside with no projections from sheet metal
screws or other obstructions, which will collect lint. When
adding ducts, overlap the duct being connected. All ductwork
joints must be taped to prevent moisture and lint from
escaping into the building. Back draft dampers must be
installed in all commonly ducted systems. Inspection doors
should be installed at strategic points in the exhaust ductwork
for periodic inspection and cleaning of lint from the ductwork.
It is not necessary to have a separate make-up air opening
for each dryer. Common make-up air openings are
acceptable. However, they must be set up in such a manner
that the make-up air is distributed equally to all the dryers.
To compensate for the use of registers or louvers used over
the openings, this area must be increased by approximately
33%. Make-up air openings should not be located in an area
directly near where exhaust vents exit the building.
Allowances must be made for remote or constricting
passageways or where dryers are located at high altitudes
or predominantly low pressure areas.
Note
!
Component failure due to dry cleaning solvent
fumes will void the warranty.
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Caution
!
This dryer produces combustible lint and must be
exhausted to the outdoors.
Improperly sized or installed exhaust ductwork can create
a potential fire hazard.
Important
!
It is recommended that exhaust or booster fans
not be used in the exhaust ductwork system.
Telephone: (641) 787-7000
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Important
Vertical Venting
!
Exhaust back pressure measured by a
manometer/magnehelic in the exhaust duct must
be no less than 0 and must not exceed 0.6 in wc (1.48 mb).
Note
!
When the exhaust ductwork passes through a wall,
ceiling, or roof made of combustible materials, the
opening must be 2-inches (5.08 cm) larger than the duct
(all the way around). The duct must be centered within this
opening.
When vertical dryer venting is used, the length of the ductwork
from the dryer to the outside exhaust outlet, must not exceed
12 feet (3.66 meters). The minimum diameter of this ductwork
must be at least 6-inches (15.24 cm) for MDG31, and 8-inches
(20.32 cm) for MDG51 and MDG77. Including tumbler/dryer
elbow connections or elbows used for outside protection from
the weather, no more than 3 elbows should be used in the
exhaust duct run. If more than 3 elbows are used, the
cross-sectional area of the ductwork must be increased.
As per the National Fuel Gas Code, “Exhaust ducts for type
2 clothes dryers shall be constructed of sheet metal or
other noncombustible material. Such ducts shall be
equivalent in strength and corrosion resistance to ducts
made of galvanized sheet steel not less than 26 gauge
(0.0195-inches [0.50 mm]) thick.”
The ductwork for this appliance must be suitable for the
appliance category in accordance with national installation
regulations of the country of destination.
Outside Ductwork Protection
To protect the outside end of the horizontal ductwork from the
weather, a 90° elbow bent downward should be installed
where the exhaust exits the building. If the ductwork travels
vertically up through the roof, it should be protected from the
weather by using a 180° turn to point the opening downward.
In either case, allow at least twice the diameter of the duct
between the duct opening and the nearest obstruction (refer
to the diagram).
A = 20 feet (6.10 meters)
B = MDG31: 6-inches (15.24 cm)
MDG51, MDG77: 8-inches (20.32 cm)
C = 12 feet (3.66 meters)
D = MDG31: 6-inches (15.24 cm)
MDG51, MDG77: 8-inches (20.32 cm)
Important
!
Do not use screens, louvers, or caps on the
outside opening of the exhaust ductwork.
Single Dryer Venting
Important
!
For extended ductwork runs, the cross-sectional
area of the ductwork can only be increased to an
extent. When the ductwork approaches the maximum
limits as noted in this manual, a professional HVAC firm
should be consulted for proper venting information.
Horizontal Venting
When horizontal dryer venting is used, the length of the
ductwork from the dryer to the outside exhaust outlet, must
not exceed 20 feet (6.10 meters). The minimum diameter of
this ductwork must be at least 6-inches (15.24 cm) for MDG31,
and 8-inches (20.32 cm) for MDG51 and MDG77. Including
tumbler/dryer elbow connections or elbows used for outside
protection from the weather, no more than 1 elbow should be
used in the exhaust duct run. If more than 1 elbow is used,
the cross-sectional area of the ductwork must be increased.
NOTE 1 Opening from combustible materials must be 2-inches (5.08 cm)
larger than the duct (all the way around). The duct must be centered
within this opening.
NOTE 2 Distance should be 2 times the diameter of the duct to the nearest
obstruction.
Multiple Dryer (Common) Venting
Important
!
For extended ductwork runs, the cross-sectional
area of the ductwork can only be increased to an
extent. When the ductwork approaches the maximum
limits as noted in this manual, a professional HVAC firm
should be consulted for proper venting information.
If it is not feasible to provide separate exhaust ducts for each
dryer, ducts from individual dryers may be channeled into a
“common main duct.” The individual ducts should enter the
bottom or side of the main duct at an angle not more than 45º
in the direction of airflow. The main duct should be tapered,
with the diameter increasing before each individual duct is
added.
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Important
!
Electrical Information _________________
No more than 4 dryers should be connected to 1
main common duct.
The illustration below shows the minimum cross-sectional
area for multiple dryer round or square venting. These figures
must be increased if the main duct run from the last dryer to
where it exhausts to the outdoors is longer than 12 feet (3.66
meters) or has more than 1 elbow in it.
A = MDG31 6-inch (15.24 cm)
MDG51 8-inch (20.32 cm)
MDG77 8-inch (20.32 cm)
B = 12 feet (3.66 meters)
Electrical Requirements
All electrical connections must be made by a properly licensed
and competent electrician. This is to ensure that the electrical
installation is adequate and conforms to local, state, and
national regulations or codes of the country of origin. In the
absence of such codes, all electrical connections, materials,
and workmanship must conform to the applicable
requirements of the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA NO.
70-LATEST EDITION or in Canada, the Canadian Electrical
Codes Parts 1 & 2 CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST EDITION.
Important
!
Failure to comply with these codes or ordinances,
and/or the requirements stipulated in this manual
can result in personal injury or component failure.
Note
!
Component failure due to improper installation will
void the warranty.
Each dryer should be connected to an independently protected
branch circuit. The dryer must be connected with copper
wire only. Do not use aluminum wire, which could cause a
fire hazard. The copper conductor wire/cable must be of proper
ampacity and insulation in accordance with electric codes
for making all service connections.
NOTE 1 Opening from combustible materials must be 2-inches (5.08 cm)
larger than the duct (all the way around). The duct must be centered
within this opening.
NOTE 2 Distance should be 2 times the diameter of the duct to the nearest
obstruction.
MDG31
Multiple Dryer Venting with 6-Inch (15.24 cm) Diameter
360 cfm (10.19 cmm) Exhaust Connections at Common Duct
NUMBER OF DRYERS
SQ IN
SQ CM
IN
MINIMUM ROUND
DUCT DIAMETER
CM
MINIMUM CROSSSECTIONAL AREA
4
80
516.1
10
25.4
3
80
516.1
10
25.4
2
54
348.4
8
20.32
1
30
193.55
6
15.24
MDG51
Multiple Dryer Venting with 8-Inch (20.32 cm) Diameter
525 cfm (14.87 cmm) Exhaust Connections at Common Duct
NUMBER OF DRYERS
SQ IN
MINIMUM CROSSSECTIONAL AREA SQ CM
IN
MINIMUM ROUND
DUCT DIAMETER
CM
4
120
774.2
12
30.48
3
120
774.2
12
30.48
2
80
516.1
10
25.4
1
54
348.4
8
20.32
MDG77
Multiple Dryer Venting with 8-Inch (20.32 cm) Diameter
560 cfm (15.86 cmm) Exhaust Connections at Common Duct
NUMBER OF DRYERS
SQ IN
MINIMUM CROSSSECTIONAL AREA SQ CM
IN
MINIMUM ROUND
DUCT DIAMETER
CM
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4
120
774.2
12
30.48
3
120
774.2
12
30.48
2
80
516.1
10
25.4
1
54
348.4
8
20.32
Note
!
The use of aluminum wire will void the warranty.
An individual ground circuit must be provided to
each dryer, do not daisy chain.
Component failure due to improper voltage application will
void the warranty.
The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in
specifications at any time without notice or obligation.
Important
!
A separate protected circuit must be provided to
each dryer.
The dryer must be connected to the electric supply shown
on the data label. In the case of 208 VAC or 240 VAC, the
supply voltage must match the electric service
specifications of the data label exactly.
Important
!
The wire size must be properly sized to handle the
related current.
Warning
!
208 VAC and 240 VAC are not the same. Any
damage done to dryer components due to
improper voltage connections will automatically void the
warranty.
Telephone: (641) 787-7000
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Warning (Gas Models Only)
Grounding
!
Dryers built for use with a voltage between 200
and 240 must verify the input voltage during
installation. If the nominal voltage is outside of the
medium tolerances shown on the diagram below, adjust
the autotransformer, located near the burner assembly. To
adjust the autotransformer wiring, place the red wire on the
appropriate tap (HIGH, MED, LOW) of the autotransformer.
For additional wiring details, refer to the electrical diagram
located on the inside of the control panel.
TERM
For added personal safety, when possible, it is suggested
that a separate ground wire (size per local codes) be
connected from the ground connection of the dryer to a
grounded cold water pipe. Do not ground to a gas pipe or hot
water pipe. The grounded cold water pipe must have
metal-to-metal connection all the way to the electrical ground.
If there are any nonmetallic interruptions, such as, a meter,
pump, plastic, rubber, or other insulating connectors, they
must be jumped out with a wire (size per local codes) and
securely clamped to bare metal at both ends.
LINE VOLTAGE
50 Hz
60 Hz
HIGH
260
226
283
249
MED
239
208
260
230
LOW
217
189
236
208
A ground (earth) connection must be provided and installed
in accordance with local, state, and national regulations or
codes of the country of origin. In the absence of these codes,
grounding must conform to applicable requirements of the
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA NO. 70-LATEST EDITION,
or in Canada, the installation must conform to applicable
Canada Standards: Canadian Electrical Codes Parts 1 & 2
CSA C22.1-1990 or LATEST EDITION. The ground connection
may be to a proven earth ground at the location service panel.
Important
!
Electrical Service Specifications
Gas Models Only
Provisions are made for ground connection in each dryer at
the electrical service connection area.
ELECTRICAL SERVICE SPECIFICATIONS
IMPORTANT:
208 VAC AND 230/240 VAC ARE NOT THE SAME. When ordering,
specify exact voltage.
NOTES:
When fuses are used they must be dual element, time delay, current
limiting, class RK1 or RK5 ONLY. Calculate/determine correct fuse
value, by applying either local and/or National Electrical Codes to
listed appliance amp draw data.
Circuit breakers are thermal-magnetic (industrial) motor curve type
ONLY. For others, calculate/verify correct breaker size according to
appliance amp draw rating and type of breaker used.
Circuit breakers for 3-phase (3ø) dryers must be 3-pole type.
A.
B.
C.
SERVICE
VOLTAGE
PHASE
120
1ø
120
1ø
WIRE
SERVICE
APPROX.
AMP DRAW
60 Hz
50 Hz
Electrical Grounding Instructions – This dryer is
equipped with a 3-prong (grounding) plug for your
protection against shock hazard and should be plugged
directly into a properly grounded 3-prong receptacle. Do
not cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
10.3
—
15
15.6
—
20
15.6
—
20
MD G7 7
120
1ø
2
Electrical Connections
A wiring diagram is located behind the control panel for
connection data.
If local codes permit, power to the dryer can be made by the
use of a flexible UL listed power cord/pigtail (wire size must
conform to rating of dryer), or the dryer can be hard wired
directly to the service breaker panel. In both cases, a strain
relief must be installed where the wiring enters the dryer.
MD G5 1
2
Warning
!
MD G3 1
2
For personal safety and proper operation, the dryer
must be grounded.
For CE Models Only
2/15/08
The means for disconnection from the supply must be
incorporated into wiring having a minimum contact separation
of 3.0 mm in all poles.
Single-Phase (1ø)
Wiring Connections/Hookup
The electrical input connections are made into the rear service
box located at the upper right area of the dryer. The ground
connection is made to the copper lug, also provided in this
box. To gain access, the service box cover must be removed.
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Important
Gas Models Only
!
120-240V Application with Neutral
For ease of service, the individual gas supply line
of each dryer must have its own manual shutoff
valve.
The dryer and its individual shutoff valve must be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any
pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess
of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa) for non-CE dryers or 50 mb for CE
dryers.
Failure to isolate or disconnect the dryer from supply as
noted can cause irreparable damage to the gas valve,
voiding the warranty.
Note
200-240V Application without Neutral
!
The dryer must be isolated from the gas supply
piping system by closing its individual manual
shutoff valve during any pressure test of the gas supply
system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5
kPa) for non-CE dryers or 50 mb for CE dryers.
Warning
!
Fire or explosion could result due to failure of
isolating or disconnecting the gas supply as noted.
Note
!
Undersized gas piping will result in ignition
problems, slow drying, increased use of energy,
and can create a safety hazard.
Caution
!
The dryer must be grounded. A ground lug has
been provided for this purpose.
Input connection wiring must be sized properly to handle the
dryer’s current draw. This information is printed on the dryer’s
data label.
Important
!
A strain relief must be used where the input wiring
enters the oven assembly.
Gas Information _______________________
It is your responsibility to have all plumbing connections,
materials, and workmanship conform to local and state
regulations or codes of the country of destination. In the
absence of such codes, all plumbing connections, materials,
and workmanship must conform to the applicable local
requirements. In the USA this is the National Fuel Gas Code
ANSI Z223.1-LATEST EDITION, or in Canada, the Canadian
Installation Codes CAN/CGA-B149.1-M91 (Natural Gas) or
CAN/CGAB149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION.
In Australia, the fuel gas code is AS 5601/AG 601, local
authority, gas, electricity, and any other relevant statutory
regulations.
It is important that gas pressure regulators meet applicable
pressure requirements, and that gas meters be rated for the
total amount of all the appliance Btu being supplied.
Important
!
Failure to comply with these codes or ordinances,
and/or the requirements stipulated in this manual,
can result in personal injury and improper operation of the
dryer.
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The dryer must be connected to the type of heat/gas indicated
on the data label and pressure must be confirmed. If this
information does not agree with the type of gas available, do
not operate the dryer. Contact the distributor who sold the
dryer or contact the manufacturer.
The input ratings shown on the data label are for elevations
up to 2,000 feet (610 meters), unless elevation requirements
of over 2,000 feet (610 meters) were specified at the time the
dryer order was placed with the factory. The adjustment or
conversion of dryers in the field for elevations over 2,000 feet
(610 meters) is made by changing each burner orifice. If this
conversion is necessary, contact the distributor who sold the
dryer or contact the manufacturer.
Important
!
If connection to this appliance is made with a
flexible hose, it must be suitable for the appliance
category in accordance with national installation
regulations of the country of destination, and if in doubt the
installer must contact the supplier. The manufacturer of
this appliance does not recommend the use of flexible gas
supply line/hose. An external gas supply shutoff must be
provided.
CE Dryers
There is an N.P.T. to B.S.P.T. adaptor included with each dryer,
which must be installed to the gas inlet. The adaptor is
shipped in the tumbler.
Important
!
Pipe joint compounds that resist the action of
natural, propane, and butane gases must be used.
Telephone: (641) 787-7000
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Heat Input/Gas Consumption/Orifice (Injector) Data (For Non-CE [European] Models Only)
Gas Specifications for Non-CE Approved Dryers**
Gas
Type
Model
MD G31
MD G51
MD G77
Nominal
Heating Value
Supply
Pressure
B tu /ft 3
in WC
Gross
Heat Input
Btu/hr
kW
DMS
mm
Orifice
(Injector)
Quantity
Orifice Size
Burner
Pressure
in WC
Natural
1,000
7.0-13.0
55,000
16.12
20
4.089
1
3.0
*Liquid Propane
2,500
11.0
55,000
16.12
44
2.184
1
10.0
Natural
1,000
7.0-13.0
90,000
26.38
29
3.454
2
3.0
*Liquid Propane
2,500
11.0
90,000
26.38
47
2.994
2
10.0
Natural
1,000
7.0-13.0
110,000
32.24
22
3.988
2
3.0
*Liquid Propane
2,500
11.0
110,000
32.24
44
2.184
2
10.0
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
* Gas valve’s internal regulator disabled.
** Consult factory for elevations over 2,000 feet (610 meters) for correct orifice size.
Heat Input/Gas Consumption/Orifice (Injector) Data (For CE [European] Models Only)
Gas Specifications for CE Approved Dryers**
Model
Gas
Type
MDG51
MDG31
Natural (I2H/I2E)
Supply
Pressure
Gross
Heat Input
Fuel
Consumption
B tu /ft 3
mb
Btu/hr
kW
1,000
15-30
55,000
16.12
1.557 M3/H
Orifice Size
Orifice
(Injector)
Quantity
Burner
Pressure
DMS
mm
22
3.988
1
mb
6.9
M3/H
Natural (I2L)
830
20-35
55,000
16.12
1.876
22
3.988
1
9.5
Natural (I2E L L )
830
15-30
55,000
16.12
1.876 M3 /H
22
3.988
1
9.5
M3/H
1,000
20
55,000
16.12
1.557
31
3.048
1
—
830
25
55,000
16.12
1.876 M3/H
31
3.048
1
—
3,175
28-30
55,000
16.12
1.162 kg/H
48
1.930
1
—
*Propane (I3+)
2,500
37
55,000
16.12
1.162 kg/H
48
1.930
1
—
Butane (I3B/P)
3,175
28-30/50
55,000
16.12
1.162 kg/H
44
2.184
1
18.1
Propane (I3P)
2,500
28-30/50
55,000
16.12
1.162 kg/H
44
2.184
1
24.9
Natural (I2H/I2E)
1,000
15-30
90,000
26.38
2.549 M3/H
29
3.454
2
7.2
M3/H
*Natural (I2E+)
*Butane (I3+)
Natural (I2L)
830
20-35
90,000
26.38
3.071
29
3.454
2
8.9
Natural (I2E L L )
830
15-30
90,000
26.38
3.071 M3/H
29
3.454
2
8.9
26.38
2.549
M3/H
35
2.794
2
—
M3/H
*Natural (I2E+)
1,000
20
90,000
830
25
90,000
26.38
3.071
35
2.794
2
—
*Butane (I3+)
3,175
28-30
90,000
26.38
1.901 kg/H
50
1.778
2
—
*Propane (I3+)
2,500
37
90,000
26.38
1.901 kg/H
50
1.778
2
—
Butane (I3B/P)
3,175
28-30/50
90,000
26.38
1.901 kg/H
47
1.994
2
18.1
Propane (I3P)
2,500
28-30/50
90,000
26.38
1.901 kg/H
47
1.994
2
24.9
M3/H
Natural (I2H/I2E)
Natural (I2L)
MDG77
Nominal
Heating Value
Natural (I2E L L )
*Natural (I2E+)
1,000
15-30
110,000
32.24
3.115
22
3.988
2
6.9
830
20-35
110,000
32.24
3.753 M3/H
22
3.988
2
9.5
M3/H
830
15-30
110,000
32.24
3.753
22
3.988
2
9.5
1,000
20
110,000
32.24
3.115 M3/H
31
3.048
2
—
M3/H
830
25
110,000
32.24
3.753
31
3.048
2
—
*Butane (I3+)
3,175
28-30
110,000
32.24
2.324 kg/H
48
1.930
2
—
*Propane (I3+)
2,500
37
110,000
32.24
2.324 kg/H
48
1.930
2
—
Butane (I3B/P)
3,175
28-30/50
110,000
32.24
2.324 kg/H
44
2.184
2
18.1
Propane (I3P)
2,500
28-30/50
110,000
32.24
2.324 kg/H
44
2.184
2
24.9
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
* Gas valve’s internal regulator disabled.
** Consult factory for elevations over 2,000 feet (610 meters) for correct orifice size.
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Important
Piping/Connections
MDG31
MDG51
MDG77
1/2”
1/2”
1/2”
!
Test all connections for leaks by brushing on a soapy water
solution (liquid detergent works well).
CE dryer connections will be B.S.P.T., all others will be N.P.T.
There should be a minimum 6-inch (15.24 cm) clearance
between the back guard and the first bend in the gas piping
for ease of servicing. It is recommended that a gas shutoff
valve be provided to the gas supply line of each dryer for ease
in servicing.
The size of the main gas supply line (header) will vary
depending on the distance this line travels from the gas meter
or, in the case of L.P. gas, the supply tank, other gas-operated
appliances on the same line, etc. Specific information
regarding supply line size should be determined by the gas
supplier.
Note
!
Warning
Never test for leaks with a flame!!!
Converting from One Family
of Gas to Another ______________________
Warning (CE Dryers)
!
This appliance must only be operated with the gas
type indicated on the dryer’s data plate. If the
appliance is converted (gas type changed), a data plate
amendment must be obtained from Maytag (dryer’s serial
number is required to purchase a conversion kit).
Important
!
Undersized gas supply piping can create a low or
inconsistent pressure, which will result in erratic
operation of the burner ignition system.
TYPICAL NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION
Pipe joint compounds that resist the action of
natural, L.P., and butane gases must be used.
!
Any burner changes or conversions must be
made by a qualified professional.
The dryers manufactured for Belgium, Luxemburg, Greece,
Estonia, Slovak Republic, Iceland, Malta, Poland and Cyprus
cannot be converted from one family of gas to another.
Conversion from Natural Gas
to Propane or Butane Gas
The following conversion allows the dryer to be operated with
either propane, butane, or LPG. The use of gas valve kit (P/N
140414) disables the internal regulator of the gas valve.
Therefore, the gas supply is ungoverned and an external
regulator must be provided at the source of the supply
(example L.P. tank) or the gas supply line to the dryer. The
type of L.P. kit supplied will depend on the country the dryer is
installed in.
Parts Required for Conversion:
TYPICAL L.P. GAS INSTALLATION
Description
Unregulated Gas Conversion Kit**
OR
Regulated L.P. Gas Conversion Kit****
Burner Orifice (Injector)
L.P. Conversion Label
*
**
***
****
P/N
140414
Qty
***
140416
*
114515
***
***
1
Refer to page 18 for orifice (injector) size.
Required for unregulated propane or butane only.
MDG31 will require 1; MDG51 and MDG77 will require 2.
Required for regulated LPG or propane only.
Instructions
Disconnect electrical power to the dryer.
Consistent gas pressure is essential at all gas connections.
It is recommended that a 3/4-inch (19.05 mm) pipe gas loop
be installed in the supply line servicing a bank of dryers. An
in-line pressure regulator must be installed in the gas supply
line (header) if the (natural) gas pressure exceeds 13.0 in wc
(32.34 mb) pressure.
A plugged tap, accessible for a pressure gauge connection,
must be installed in the main gas supply line immediately
upstream of the dryers.
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Close all shutoff valves in dryer’s gas supply line.
Important
!
The MDG51 and MDG77 will require that the
following procedures be performed on both
burner assemblies.
Open the panel located just below the loading door.
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Locate the gas train and disconnect the union, 3 electrical
plugs, and the gas train mounting screws from the burner.
Carefully slide the gas train out of the gas train enclosure.
(The carbon ignitor located at the far end of the gas train is
very fragile.)
Remove 2 burner tube mounting screws and remove burner
tube in order to gain access to the orifice.
Using a 3/8” wrench or socket, remove the existing orifice
and replace it with an orifice from the kit.
Important
!
Unregulated Gas Valve
Regulate (govern) gas externally (refer to “Supply Pressure”
in chart on page 18) to the correct gas pressure for the gas
being used. Operate dryer through 1 complete cycle to ensure
proper operation.
Regulated Gas Valve
Refer to “Gas Pressure Adjustment” on the following page to
adjust the gas valve to the appropriate burner pressure listed
on page 18. The supply pressure must also match what is
listed on page 18 for the type of gas to be used.
Use extreme care when removing and replacing
orifice (injector). This orifice (injector) is made of
brass, which is easily damaged.
Important
!
Reinstall the burner tube onto the burner base.
Conversion from Propane or Butane Gas
to Natural Gas
Use a flat screwdriver to remove the regulator vent cap.
• For unregulated L.P. gas (most countries): install
blocking pin (P/N 140414).
The following conversion allows the dryer to be operated with
natural gas.
• For regulated L.P. gas (some countries): remove the
white plastic regulator adjustment screw (under vent
cap). Remove spring under screw and replace with
spring from kit (P/N 140416). Replace regulator
adjustment screw.
Parts Required for Conversion:
Install the gas train back into the dryer gas train enclosure.
Be sure the tab at the rear of the gas train engages into the
mounting slot.
Connect the union and the 3 electrical plugs.
Affix L.P. Conversion Label (P/N 114515) to the dryer’s data
label.
Complete L.P. Kit Conversion Confirmation Label (P/N
114083) and affix this label as close as possible to the dryer’s
existing dryer rating (data) label/plate.
Non-CE Dryers
Affix L.P. Conversion Rating Label Addendum (P/N 114090)
as close as possible to the dryer’s existing dryer rating (data)
label/plate.
CE Dryers
Affix new data plate label that came with the conversion kit.
Open all shutoff valves, reconnect electrical power to the dryer,
and test for leaks.
Important
!
Never test for leaks with an open flame!!! Use a
soapy water solution or product intended for that
purpose.
Conversions done improperly can result in a fire or
explosion!
Description
Vent Cap and Spring
Burner Orifice (Injector)
P/N
140415
*
Qty
**
**
* Refer to page 18 for orifice (injector) size.
** MDG31 will require 1; MDG51 and MDG77 will require 2.
Instructions
Disconnect electrical power to the dryer.
Close all shutoff valves in dryer’s gas supply line.
Important
!
The MDG51 and MDG77 will require that the
following procedures be performed on both
burner assemblies.
Open the panel located just below the loading door.
Locate the gas train and disconnect the union, 3 electrical
plugs, and the gas train mounting screws from the burner.
Carefully slide the gas train out of the gas train enclosure.
(The carbon ignitor located at the far end of the gas train is
very fragile.)
Remove 2 burner tube mounting screws and remove burner
tube in order to gain access to the orifice.
Using a 3/8” wrench or socket, remove the existing orifice
and replace it with an orifice from the kit.
Important
!
Use extreme care when removing and replacing
orifice (injector). This orifice (injector) is made of
brass, which is easily damaged.
Reinstall the burner tube onto the burner base.
Select from the following 3 options, the conversion to be
performed:
• Converting from unregulated L.P. to regulated natural
gas: use a flat screwdriver to remove the cap with
blocking pin and install the regulator vent cap from the kit
(P/N 140415).
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• Converting from unregulated L.P. to unregulated
natural gas: no change to the regulator is required.
• Converting from regulated L.P. to regulated natural gas:
remove the white plastic regulator adjustment screw
(under vent cap). Remove spring under screw and
replace with spring from kit (P/N 140415). Replace
regulator adjustment screw.
Install the gas train back into the dryer gas train enclosure.
Be sure the tab at the rear of the gas train engages into the
mounting slot.
Connect the union and the 3 electrical plugs.
Open all shutoff valves, reconnect electrical power to the dryer,
and test for leaks.
Operate the dryer through 1 complete cycle to ensure proper
operation.
With dryer operating, check the manifold (burner) pressure
at the tap on the gas valve to ensure proper operating pressure
(refer to chart on page 18).
Gas Pressure Adjustment
Disconnect electrical power to the dryer.
Important
!
The MDG51 and MDG77 will require that the
following procedures be performed on both
burner assemblies.
To adjust gas valve’s internal regulator, remove the regulator
vent cap with the regulator adjustment tool, which is located
on the back guard between the gas inlet and exhaust outlet
(refer to the illustration below for proper use of adjustment
tool). Be sure to use one of the wide ends of the adjustment
tool for removal of the vent cap. Once vent cap is removed,
the narrow end of the adjustment tool can be used to turn the
plastic adjustment screw in the valve. Turn the screw
clockwise to raise pressure and counterclockwise to lower
pressure.
Gas (burner) pressures are measured with the burner in
operation for all burner adjustment conditions. Therefore
once the necessary adjustments have been made, the dryer
must be operated in a heating cycle to verify that the pressure
is correct. If it is not correct, you must discontinue the power
to the unit and make further adjustments. Repeat these steps
as many times as necessary to achieve the correct burner
pressure. Once the adjustment of the valve is complete, the
vent cap must be replaced and sealed with, for example,
paint to prevent maladjustment by the user.
Warning (CE Dryers)
!
This appliance must only be operated with the gas
type indicated on the dryer’s data plate. If the
appliance is converted (gas type changed), a data plate
amendment must be obtained from Maytag.
Conversions done improperly can result in a fire or
explosion!
Gas Pressure Testing _________________
For proper operation, the gas pressure must be correct,
consistent and maintained at the gas pressure rates shown
on page 18. Provisions are made at the gas valve for taking
gas pressure readings.
There are 2 types of devices used to measure gas pressure.
They are the spring/mechanical type gauge and the
manometer. The use of the spring/mechanical type gauge is
not recommended because they are very easily damaged
and are not always accurate. The preferred type of gauge is
the manometer because it is a simple device to use and is
highly accurate. A manometer is simply a glass or transparent
plastic tube with a scale graduated in inches or mb. When it
is filled with water and pressure is applied, the water in the
tube rises, showing the exact gas pressure.
Gas Pressure Test Procedure
Turn gas cock in gas supply line to “OFF” position.
50 Hz dryers: Back out miniature screw inside pressure tap
and attach manometer (refer to the illustration on page 20).
60 Hz dryers: Install pressure tap and attach manometer (refer
to the illustration on page 20).
Turn gas cock to “ON” position.
Start the dryer in Heat Mode and wait for ignition. Gas manifold
pressure should be as shown on page 18.
If the gas pressure needs to be adjusted, refer to “Gas
Pressure Adjustment” on this page.
Once test is complete, turn gas cock to “OFF” position.
Remove manometer. Tighten screw inside the pressure tap
or install plug.
Turn gas cock to “ON” position and check for leaks with soap
solution with main burner “ON.”
Water Information _____________________
Before You Start
Check Local Codes and Permits
Call your local water company or the proper municipal
authority for information regarding local codes.
Important
!
Edge #1 for vent cap
Edge #2 for adjustment screw
It is your responsibility to have all plumbing
connections made by a qualified professional to
ensure that the plumbing installation is adequate and
conforms to local, state, and federal regulations or codes.
It is the installer’s or owner’s responsibility to see that the
required water pressure, pipe size, or connections are
provided. The manufacturer assumes no responsibility if
the fire suppression system is not connected, installed, or
maintained properly.
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Warning
Installation
!
Water Supply
The fire suppression system must be supplied with a
minimum water pipe size of 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) and be
provided with 40 psi +/- 20 psi (2.75 bar +/- 1.37 bar) of
pressure.
If the rear area of the dryer or the water supply is located in an
area where it will be exposed to cold/freezing temperatures,
provisions must be made to protect these water lines from
freezing.
Electrical power must be provided to the dryer at
all times. If the main electrical power supply to the
dryer is disconnected, the fire suppression system is
inoperative!!
Preparation for Operation/Start-Up ___
The following items should be checked before attempting to
operate the dryer:
• Read all “CAUTION,” “WARNING,” and “DIRECTION”
labels attached to the dryer.
• Check incoming supply voltage to be sure that it is the
same as indicated on the data label. In the case of
208 VAC or 240 VAC, the supply voltage must match
the electric service exactly.
• GAS MODELS – Check to ensure that the dryer is
connected to the type of heat/gas indicated on the dryer
data label.
• GAS MODELS – Be sure that all gas shutoff valves are
in the open position.
• Be sure all back panels (guards) and electric box
covers are in place.
• Be sure the service doors are closed and securely in
place.
• Be sure the lint door/drawer is securely in place.
• Rotate the tumbler (drum) by hand to be sure it moves
freely.
• Check bolts, nuts, screws, terminals, and fittings for
tightness and security.
• Check that the vent is connected to the dryer and is
exhausted to the outdoors.
Warning
!
If the water in the supply line or water solenoid
valve freezes, the fire suppression system will be
inoperative!!
Water Connections
The water connection is made to the 3/4”-11.5 NH hose
adaptor, which is shipped in the tumbler and must be installed
to the 1/2” N.P.T. water connection, located at the upper rear
of the dryer. A flexible supply line/coupling must be used in
an effort to avoid damaging the electric water solenoid valve.
Note
!
The 3/4”-11.5 NH is a standard hose coupling
screw thread. It is not to be confused with 3/4”
N.P.T. The sealing of an NH connection is made with a
washer opposed to the mating threads of an N.P.T.
assembly. The 2 thread designs are not compatible.
It is recommended that a filter or strainer be installed in the
water supply line.
Important
!
Preoperational Test ___________________
Flexible supply line/coupling must be used.
Solenoid valve failure due to hard plumbing
connections will void warranty.
All dryers are thoroughly tested and inspected before leaving
the factory. However, a preoperational test should be
performed before the dryer is publicly used. It is possible
that adjustments have changed in transit or due to marginal
location (installation) conditions.
The dryer is to be connected to the water mains using a
new hose set and the old hose set should not be reused.
Optional Manual Bypass
Provisions are made in the dryer’s fire suppression system
for the installation of an optional manual bypass. The
connections for the manual bypass are made at the “tee” or
“three way” fitting located in the outlet supply side of the water
solenoid valve. The manual ball cock shutoff valve must be
located outside of the dryer at a distance from the dryer where
it is easily accessible. The use and connection of this manual
bypass is at the option or discretion of the owner.
The water connection for the manual bypass is made to the
“tee” or “three way” fitting, which has a 3/8” F.N.P.T. and a
coupling must be used to provide the minimum 1/2-inch (12.7
mm) supply (feed) line.
Turn on electric power to the dryer.
Refer to the Operating Instructions for starting your particular
model dryer.
Gas Dryers
Open all shutoff valves.
When a gas dryer is first started (during initial start-up), it has
a tendency not to ignite on the first ignition attempt. This is
because the gas supply piping is filled with air, so it may take
a few minutes for the air to be purged from the lines.
Note
!
Electrical Requirements
No independent external power source or supply connection
is necessary. The 24-volt power to operate the fire
suppression system is accomplished internally in the dryer
(from the dryer controls).
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During the purging period, check to be sure that
all gas shutoff valves are open.
A gas pressure test should be taken at the gas valve pressure
tap of each dryer to ensure that the water column pressure is
correct and consistent.
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Note
!
Non-Coin Models
Water column pressure requirements (measured
at the pressure tap of the gas valve body) must be
verified.
!
In most cases there is no regulator provided in an
L.P. dryer. The water column pressure must be
regulated at the source (L.P. tank), or an external regulator
must be added to each dryer.
The dryer will then start (i.e. blower, tumbler, and heat).
The L.E.D. display will read MANUAL DRYING CYCLE D,
___MIN REMAIN.
Note
Safety Related Circuits
Make a complete operational check of all safety related
circuits:
• Door Switch(es)
• Hi-Limit Thermostats
• Sail Switch
Make a complete operational check of all operating controls.
Tumbler Coating
The tumbler is treated with a protective coating. We suggest
dampening old garments or cloth material with a solution of
water and nonflammable mild detergent and tumbling them
in the tumbler to remove this coating.
Microprocessor Programs/Selections
Each microprocessor controller (computer) has been
preprogrammed by the factory with the most commonly used
parameter (program) selections. If computer program
changes are required, refer to the computer programming
manual, which was shipped with the dryer.
Preoperational Instructions __________
!
The dryer can be stopped at any time by pressing
the “STOP/CLEAR” key, at this time the dryer will
go into a cycle pause. If the “STOP/CLEAR” key is pressed
again at this point, the cycle that was in progress will be
cancelled and returned to the “READY” state.
When the programmed drying time has expired, the non-coin
microprocessor controller (computer) will proceed into the
Cool Down Cycle.
Once the Cool Down Cycle begins at the end of the heat
cycle, the L.E.D. display will read COOL DOWN TEMP __/__
MINUTES remaining. At the end of the heat cycle, the dryer
will shut off the heat and continue the fan and tumbler until
the Cool Down Time or temperature is reached.
Shutdown Instructions ________________
If the dryer is to be shutdown (taken out of service) for a
period of time, the following must be performed:
Discontinue power to the dryer either at the external disconnect
switch or the circuit breaker.
Discontinue the heat supply:
Gas Models – Discontinue the gas supply.
Shut off external gas supply shutoff valve.
Important
!
For more detailed information regarding the
microprocessor controller (computer), refer to the
microprocessor user’s manual included with the dryer.
Coin Models
Microprocessor Controller (Computer)
When the microprocessor controller (computer) is in the ready
state, the L.C.D. screen will display “Ready, Insert $XX.XX
(amount) to Start”.
Insert coin(s). Once the correct “Amount to Start” has been
inserted, the L.C.D. will display “Select Temperature”.
Select temperature by pressing “HI,” “MED,” or “LO.” The
cycle will start and the L.C.D. will display the Dry Cycle selected
and the remaining time.
The dryer will continue through the drying and cooling cycles,
until the vended time has expired.
Note
To stop the dryer, open main door. Continuation of
the cycle will resume only after the door has been
closed and any one of the 3 temperature selections is
pressed.
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The L.E.D. display reads “READY” (no cycle in progress).
Press the letter on the keypad corresponding to the cycle
desired (e.g. key “D”).
Important
!
Microprocessor Controller (Computer)
Shut off internal gas supply shutoff valve located in the gas
valve burner area.
Service/Parts Information ____________
Service
Service must be performed by a qualified trained technician,
service agency, or gas supplier. If service is required, contact
the Maytag distributor from whom the equipment was
purchased. If the distributor cannot be contacted or is
unknown, contact the Maytag Co. for a distributor in your area.
Note
!
When contacting the Maytag Co., be sure to give
them the correct model number and serial number
so that your inquiry is handled in an expeditious manner.
Parts
Replacement parts should be purchased from the distributor
from whom the Maytag equipment was purchased. If the
distributor cannot be contacted or is unknown, contact the
Maytag Co. for a distributor in your area.
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Note
Note
!
When ordering replacement parts from the Maytag
distributor or the Maytag Co. be sure to give them
the correct model number and serial number so that your
parts order can be processed in an expeditious manner.
Warranty Information _________________
Returning Warranty Cards
Before any dryer leaves the manufacturer’s test area, a
warranty card is placed on the back side of the main door
glass. These warranty cards are intended to serve the
customer where we record the individual installation date
and warranty information to better serve you should you file a
warranty claim.
Important
!
A separate warranty card must be completed and
returned for each individual dryer.
Suggested time intervals shown are for average
usage which is considered 6 to 8 operational
(running) hours per day.
Important
!
Dryer produces combustible lint and must be
exhausted to the outdoors. Every 6 months,
inspect the exhaust ducting and remove any lint buildup.
Suggested Cleaning Schedule
Every Third or Fourth Load
Clean the lint screen every third or fourth load. A clogged lint
screen will cause poor dryer performance. The lint door/
drawer is located just below the loading door of the dryer.
Open the lint door/drawer, brush the lint off the lint screen,
and remove the lint. Inspect lint screen and replace if torn.
Note
!
To remove the lint drawer from the dryer, pull
drawer out approximately halfway. Press the lint
door/drawer stop downward and pull the drawer out.
Note
!
!
Be sure to include the installation date when
returning the warranty card(s).
Important
Warranty
For a copy of the manufacturer’s commercial warranty
covering your particular dryer(s), contact the Maytag distributor
from whom you purchased the equipment and request a dryer
warranty form. If the distributor cannot be contacted or is
unknown, warranty information can be obtained from the
Maytag Co.
!
Weekly
Clean lint accumulation from lint chamber, thermostat, and
microprocessor temperature sensor area.
Warning
Note
!
!
Whenever contacting the Maytag Co. for warranty
information, be sure to have the dryer’s model
number and serial number available so that your inquiry
can be handled in an expeditious manner.
To avoid the hazard of electrical shock,
discontinue electrical supply to the dryer.
90 Days
Routine Maintenance _________________
Cleaning
A program and/or schedule should be established for
periodic inspection, cleaning, and removal of lint from various
areas of the dryer, as well as throughout the ductwork system.
The frequency of cleaning can best be determined from
experience at each location. Maximum operating efficiency
is dependent upon proper airflow. The accumulation of lint
can restrict this airflow. If the guidelines in this section are
met, the dryer will provide many years of efficient, trouble
free, and most importantly, safe operation.
Remove lint from gas valve burner area with a dusting brush
or vacuum cleaner attachment.
Clean any lint accumulation in and around the motor(s) casing
opening.
Note
!
To prevent damage, avoid cleaning and/or
touching ignitor/flame-probe assembly.
Every 6 Months
Inspect and remove lint accumulation in customer furnished
exhaust ductwork system and from dryer’s internal exhaust
ducting.
Warning
Note
!
Lint from most fabrics is highly combustible. The
accumulation of lint can create a potential fire
hazard. Keep dryer area clear and free from combustible
materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and
liquids.
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The frequency of cleaning the lint screen can best
be determined from experience at each location.
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!
The accumulation of lint in the exhaust ductwork
can create a potential fire hazard.
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Note
!
Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air. Check back draft dampers in the
exhaust ductwork. Inspect and remove any lint
accumulation, which can cause the damper to bind or stick.
A back draft damper that is sticking partially closed can
result in slow drying and shutdown of heat circuit safety
switches or thermostats.
When cleaning the dryer cabinet(s), avoid using harsh
abrasives. A product intended for the cleaning of
appliances is recommended.
7 Days After Installation
and Every 12 Months Thereafter
A competent professional should inspect bolts, nuts, screws,
setscrews, grounding connections and nonpermanent gas
connections (unions, shutoff valves, and orifices). Belts
should be examined. Cracked or seriously frayed belts
should be replaced. Complete an operational check of
controls and valves. Complete an operational check of all
safety devices (lint door/drawer switch, door switches, sail
switch, and hi-limit thermostats).
Data Label Information _____________________________________________________________
Standard Label
CE Label
When contacting Maytag, the information on the data label is required to ensure proper service/parts assistance. The data label
is located at the upper left rear of the dryer behind the back guard.
1. Model Number – This describes the style of dryer and type of heat (gas, electric, or steam).
2. Serial Number – Allows the manufacturer to gather information on your particular dryer.
3. Type of Heat – This describes the type of heat for your particular dryer, gas (either natural gas or L.P. gas), electric, or steam.
4. Heat Input (For Gas Dryers) – This describes the heat input in British thermal units per hour (Btu/hr) or kilowatts (kW).
5. Orifice Size (For Gas Dryers) – Gives the number drill size used.
6. Electric Service – This describes the voltage and current rating for a particular model.
7. Gas Manifold Pressure (For Gas Dryers) – This describes the manifold pressure taken at the gas valve tap.
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