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MDG75V
(1.000 CFM/Phase 5 and D.T.)
Installation Manual
WARNING: For your safety the information in
this manual must be followed to minimize the
risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property
damage, personal injury or death.
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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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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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. __________________________________________
DEALER’S NAME __________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number(s)
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
For replacement parts, contact the dealer from which the dryer was purchased or contact:
Maytag Co.
403 West Fourth Street North
Newton, Iowa 50208
(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.
IMPORTANT
YOU MUST DISCONNECT AND LOCKOUT THE ELECTRIC SUPPLYAND THE GAS
SUPPLY OR THE STEAM 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
(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) STANDARDS.
“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.»
CAUTION
DRYERS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED WHILE IN OPERATION.
WARNING
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY ON OR NEAR THE DRYER(S).
CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED IF NEAR DRYERS IN OPERATION.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
DO NOT DRY MOP HEADS IN THE DRYER.
DO NOT USE DRYER IN THE PRESENCE OF DRY CLEANING FUMES.
WARNING
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should the dryer door switches, lint drawer switch,
or heat safety circuit ever be disabled.
WARNING
The dryer must never be operated with any of the back guards, outer tops, or service
panels removed. PERSONAL INJURY OR FIRE COULD RESULT.
WARNING
DRYER MUST NEVER BE OPERATED WITHOUT THE LINT FILTER/SCREEN IN
PLACE, EVEN IF AN EXTERNAL LINT COLLECTION SYSTEM IS USED.
IMPORTANT
PLEASE OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS displayed on the equipment and/or
specified in the installation manual included with the dryer.
Dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water or weather.
The wiring diagram for the dryer is located in the front electrical control box area.
Table of Contents
SECTION I
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ............................................................................... 3
A. Receiving and Handling ............................................................................................................... 3
B. Safety Precautions ...................................................................................................................... 4
SECTION II
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................... 6
A. Specifications ............................................................................................................................. 6
B. Component Identification ............................................................................................................ 8
SECTION III
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES ......................................................................... 10
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
Location Requirements ............................................................................................................. 10
Unpacking/Setting Up ............................................................................................................... 11
Dryer Enclosure Requirements .................................................................................................. 12
Fresh Air Supply Requirements ................................................................................................. 13
Exhaust Requirements ............................................................................................................... 14
Electrical Information ................................................................................................................ 19
Gas Information ........................................................................................................................ 25
Preparation For Operation/Start-Up ......................................................................................... 29
Preoperational Tests ................................................................................................................. 30
Preoperational Instructions ........................................................................................................ 32
Shutdown Instructions ............................................................................................................... 32
SECTION IV
SERVICE/PARTS INFORMATION ...................................................................... 33
A. Service ..................................................................................................................................... 33
B. Parts ........................................................................................................................................ 33
SECTION V
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE .................................................................................. 34
A.
B.
C.
D.
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................... 34
Adjustments ............................................................................................................................. 35
Lubrication ............................................................................................................................... 35
Lint Drawer Removal ................................................................................................................ 36
SECTION VI
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................... 37
SECTION VII
DATA LABEL INFORMATION ............................................................................. 43
A. Data Label ............................................................................................................................... 43
SECTION VIII
PROCEDURE FOR FUNCTIONAL CHECK OF REPLACEMENT
COMPONENTS ....................................................................................................... 45
SECTION I
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
A. RECEIVING AND HANDLING
The dryer is shipped in a protective stretch wrap cover with protective cardboard corners and top cover (or
optional box) as a means of preventing damage in transit. Upon delivery, the dryer and packaging, and wooden
skid should be visually inspected for shipping damage. If any damage whatsoever is noticed, inspect further
before delivering carrier leaves.
Dryers damaged in shipment:
1. ALL dryers should be inspected upon receipt and before they are signed for.
2. If there is suspected damage or actual damage, the trucker’s receipt should be so noted.
3. If the dryer is damaged beyond repair, it should be refused. Those dryers, which were not damaged in a
damaged shipment, should be accepted, but the number received and the number refused must be noted
on the receipt.
4. If you determine that the dryer was damaged after the trucker has left your location, you should call the
delivering carrier’s freight terminal immediately and file a claim. The freight company considers this
concealed damage. This type of freight claim is very difficult to get paid and becomes extremely difficult
when more than a day or two passes after the freight was delivered. It is your responsibility to file freight
claims. Dryer/parts damaged in transit cannot be claimed under warranty.
5. Freight claims are the responsibility of the consignee, and ALL claims must be filed at the receiving end.
Manufacturer assumes no responsibility for freight claims or damages.
IMPORTANT: The dryer must be transported and handled in an upright position at ALL times.
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B. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING: For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of
fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
WARNING: The dryer must never be operated with any of the back guards, outer tops, or
service panels removed. PERSONAL INJURY OR FIRE COULD RESULT.
1. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
2. 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.
3. WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS...
a. DO NOT try to light any appliance.
b. DO NOT touch any electrical switch.
c. DO NOT use any phone in your building.
d. Clear the room, building, or area of ALL occupants.
e. Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
f. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
4. Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or gas supplier.
5. Dryers must be exhausted to the outdoors.
6. Although Maytag 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, a combustible detergent, or “all purpose” cleaner.
EXPLOSION COULD RESULT.
WARNING: DO NOT dry rags or articles coated or contaminated with gasoline, kerosene, oil, paint,
or wax.
EXPLOSION COULD RESULT.
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WARNING: DO NOT dry mop heads. Contamination by wax or flammable solvents will create a
fire hazard.
WARNING: DO NOT use heat for drying articles that contain plastic, foam, sponge rubber, or
similarly textured rubber materials. Drying in a heated basket (tumbler) may damage
plastics or rubber and may be a fire hazard.
7. 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.
8. For personal safety, the dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes and/or 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: Failure to do so will VOID THE WARRANTY.
9. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should the dryer door switches, lint drawer switch, or heat safety
circuit ever be disabled.
WARNING: PERSONAL INJURY OR FIRE COULD RESULT.
10. This dryer is not to be used in the presence of dry cleaning solvents or fumes.
11. Remove articles from the dryer as soon as the drying cycle has been completed.
WARNING: Articles left in the dryer after the drying and cooling cycles have been completed can
create a fire hazard.
12. READ AND FOLLOW ALL CAUTION AND DIRECTION LABELS ATTACHED TO THE
DRYER.
13. For safety, proper operation, and optimum performance, the dryer must not be operated with a load less
than sixty-six percent (66%) 50 lbs (22.7 kg) 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 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) STANDARDS.
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SECTION II
SPECIFICATIONS
A. SPECIFICATIONS
Gas
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (DRY WEIGHT)
BASKET (TUMBLER) DIAMETER
BASKET (TUMBLER) DEPTH
BASKET (TUMBLER) MOTOR
DOOR OPENING (DIAMETER)
BASKET (TUMBLER) VOLUME
EXHAUST CONNECTION (DIAMETER)
AIRFLOW
DRYERS PER 20'/40' CONTAINER
DRYERS PER 48'/53' TRUCK
VOLTAGE AVAILABLE
APPROX. WEIGHT (UNCRATED)
APPROX. WEIGHT (CRATED)
HEAT INPUT
INLET PIPE CONNECTION
34 kg
94 cm
91.5 cm
0.745 kw
54.61 cm
0.634 cu.m.
20.3 cm
28.3 cmm
10/20
24/26
120-460v 1ø-3ø 3, 4w 50/60 Hz
75 lbs
37”
36”
1 HP*
21-1/2”
22.4 cu. ft.
8”
1000 cfm
721 lbs
327 kg
349.7 kg
771 lbs
44,100 kcal/hr
175,000 btuh
3/4” F.P.T.**
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
*
ALL MDG75V reversing dryers are supplied with two (2) 3-phase (3ø) motors standard: a 1/2 HP (0.37 kw)
blower motor and a 1/2 HP (0.37 kw) drive motor.
** Size of piping to dryer varies with installation conditions. Contact factory for assistance.
NOTE: Manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice
or obligation.
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Specifications
MDG75V
NOTE: Manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice
or obligation.
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B. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
1. Dryer Front View
Illus. No.
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2
3
4
5
Description
Controls
Control (top access) Door Assembly
Main Door Assembly
Lint Compartment Area (lint screen located behind lint door or left sidewall)
Data Label and Installation Label (affixed to the upper left side panel area behind the
top control [access] door)
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2. Dryer Rear View
Illus. No.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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Description
Heating Unit
Electric Service Relay Box
Basket (tumbler) Bearing Mount Assembly
Idler Bearing Mount Assembly
Blower Motor Assembly (for reversing models only)
Leveling Legs (rear)
Basket (drive) Motor Assembly
Dryer Exhaust
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SECTION III
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
Installation should be performed by competent technicians in accordance with local and state codes. In the
absence of these codes, the installation must conform to applicable American National Standards: ANSI Z223.1LATEST EDITION (National Fuel Gas Code) or ANSI/NFPA NO. 70-LATEST 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 (Liquid Propane [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).
A. LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
Before installing the dryer, be sure the location conforms to local codes and ordinances. 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-B149.1M91 (Natural Gas) or CAN/CGA-B149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION (for General Installation and
Gas Plumbing).
1. 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.
IMPORTANT: “The dryer must be installed on noncombustible floors only.”
2. The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.
3. The dryer is for use in noncombustible locations.
4. Provisions for adequate air supply must be provided as noted in this manual (refer to Fresh Air Supply
Requirements in Section D).
5. Clearance provisions must be made from combustible construction as noted in this manual (refer to Dryer
Enclosure Requirements in Section C).
6. Provisions must be made for adequate clearances for servicing and for operation as noted in this manual
(refer to Dryer Enclosure Requirements in Section C).
7. Dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors as noted in this manual (refer to Exhaust Requirements in
Section E).
8. Dryer must be located in an area where correct exhaust venting can be achieved as noted in this manual
(refer to Exhaust Requirements in Section E).
IMPORTANT: Dryer should be located where a minimum amount of exhaust duct will be necessary.
9. The dryer must be installed with a proper exhaust duct connection to the outside.
10. The dryer must be installed with provisions for adequate combustion and make-up air supply.
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CAUTION: This dryer produces combustible lint and must be exhausted to the outdoors. Every six
(6) months, inspect the exhaust ducting and remove any lint build up.
B. UNPACKING/SETTING UP
Remove protective shipping material (i.e., plastic wrap and/or optional shipping box) from dryer.
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 unskid
the dryer, locate and remove the four (4) bolts securing the base of the dryer to the wooden skid. Two (2) are
at the rear base (remove the back panel for access), and two (2) are located in the bottom of the lint chamber.
To remove the two (2) bolts located in the lint chamber area, remove the lint door.
To increase bearing life and improve efficiency, the dryer should be tilted slightly to the rear.
1. Leveling Dryer
The dryer is equipped with four (4) leveling legs, one (1) at each corner of the base. Two (2) are located
at the rear of the dryer base, and two (2) are located in the lint chamber (coop). To increase bearing life
and improve efficiency, the dryer should be tilted slightly to the rear.
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C. DRYER ENCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Bulkheads and partitions should be made of noncombustible materials and must be located a minimum of
12-inches (30.48 cm), 18-inches (45.72 cm) or more is recommended for ease of installation, maintenance, and
service above the dryer’s outer top, except along the front of the dryer which may be partially closed in if
desired. The clearance between the bulkhead header and the dryer must be a minimum of 4-inches (10.16 cm)
and must not extend more than 4-inches (10.16 cm) to the rear of the front. The bulkhead facing must not be
closed in ALL the way to the top of the dryer. A 1-inch (2.54 cm) clearance is required.
NOTE: Allowances must be made for the opening of the control door.
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 and the lint door. It is suggested that the dryer be positioned
about 2 feet (0.61 meters) away from the nearest obstruction for ease of installation, maintenance, and service
(to be measured from the back guard). Refer to the illustration above for details.
NOTE: Air considerations are important for proper and efficient operation.
IMPORTANT: Even though a minimum of only 12-inches (30.48 cm) is required, 18-inches
(45.72 cm) or more is suggested. The additional clearance is advantageous for
ease of installation and service.
IMPORTANT: When fire sprinkler systems are located above the dryers, a minimum of 18-inches
(45.72 cm) above the dryer console (module) is required. Dryers may be positioned
sidewall to sidewall however, a 1/16” (1.5875 mm) minimum allowance is required
between dryers (or wall) for ease of installation and maintenance. Allowances must
be made for the opening and closing of the control door and the lint door.
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D. FRESH AIR SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
When the dryer is operating, it draws in room air, heats it, passes this air through the basket (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.
Air supply (make-up air) must be given careful consideration to assure proper performance of each dryer. An
unrestricted source of air is necessary for each dryer. An airflow of 1,000 cfm (cubic feet per minute), (28.3
cmm [cubic meters per minute]) must be supplied to each dryer. As a general rule, an unrestricted air entrance
from the outdoors (atmosphere) of a minimum of 1-1/2 square feet (0.14 square meters) is required for each
dryer. The dryer must be installed with provisions for adequate combustion and make-up air supply.
IMPORTANT: Make-up air openings should not be located in an area directly near where exhaust
vents exit the building.
To compensate for the use of registers or louvers used over the openings, this make-up air must be increased by
approximately thirty-three percent (33%). Make-up air openings should not be located in an area directly near
where exhaust vents exit the building.
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.
EXAMPLE: For a bank of four (4) dryers, two (2) unrestricted openings measuring 2 feet by 1-1/2 feet (0.61
meters by 0.46 meters), (6 square feet [0.56 square meters]) is acceptable.
Allowances must be made for remote or constricting passageways or where dryers are located at excessive
altitudes or predominantly low pressure areas.
IMPORTANT: Make-up air must be provided from a source 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.
NOTE: Component failure due to dry cleaning solvent fumes will VOID THE WARRANTY.
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E. EXHAUST REQUIREMENTS
1. General Exhaust Ductwork Information
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, overheating
of the dryer, and shutdown of the burner by the airflow (sail) switches, burner hi-limits, or basket (tumbler)
hi-heat thermostats. The dryer must be installed with a proper exhaust duct connection to the outside.
CAUTION: This dryer produces combustible lint and must be exhausted to the outdoors.
CAUTION: DRYER MUST BE EXHAUSTED TO THE OUTDOORS.
CAUTION: IMPROPERLY SIZED OR INSTALLED EXHAUST DUCTWORK CAN
CREATE A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.
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. Single or independent dryer venting is recommended.
IMPORTANT: It is recommended that exhaust or booster fans not be used in the exhaust ductwork
system.
Horizontal Venting:
When single dryer venting is used, the length of ductwork from the dryer to the outside exhaust outlet
must not exceed 25 feet (7.62 meters). The minimum diameter of this ductwork must be at least
8-inches (20.32 cm). In the case of multiple (common) dryer venting, the distance from the last dryer to the
outside exhaust outlet must not exceed 15 feet (4.57 meters). The shape of the ductwork is not critical
so long as the minimum cross-sectional area is provided. It is suggested that the use of 90° turns be
avoided; use 30° and/or 45° angles instead. The radius of the elbows should preferably be 1-1/2 times
the diameter of the duct. Including basket (tumbler)/dryer elbow connections or elbows used for outside
protection from the weather, no more than two (2) elbows should be used in the exhaust duct run. If more
than two (2) elbows are used, the cross-sectional area of the ductwork must be increased. ALL ductwork
should be smooth inside with no projections from sheet metal screws or other obstructions, which will
collect lint. When adding ducts, the duct to be added should overlap the duct to which it is to be connected.
ALL ductwork joints must be taped to prevent moisture and lint from escaping into the building. Inspection
doors should be installed at strategic points in the exhaust ductwork for periodic inspection and cleaning of
lint from the ductwork.
Vertical Venting:
When single dryer venting is used, the length of the ductwork from the dryer to the outside exhaust outlet
must not exceed 15 feet (4.57 meters). The minimum diameter of this ductwork must be at least
8-inches (20.32 cm). In the case of multiple (common) dryer venting, the distance from the last dryer to the
outside exhaust outlet must not exceed 15 feet (4.57 meters). The shape of the ductwork is not so critical
so long as the minimum cross-sectional area is provided. It is suggested that the use of 90º turns be
avoided; use 30º and/or 45º 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, the duct to be added should
overlap the duct to which it is to be connected. ALL ductwork joints must be taped to prevent moisture
and lint from escaping into the building. Inspection doors should be installed at strategic points in the
exhaust ductwork for periodic inspection and cleaning of lint from the ductwork.
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IMPORTANT: Exhaust back pressure measured by a manometer in the exhaust duct must be no less
than 0 and must not exceed 0.3 inches (0.75 mb) of water column (W.C.).
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.
a. Outside Ductwork Protection
1) 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.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use screens, louvers, or caps on the outside opening of the exhaust
ductwork.
2. Single Dryer Venting
When possible, it is suggested to provide a separate exhaust duct for each dryer. The exhaust duct 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. It is suggested that the use of 90° turns in the ducting be avoided; use 30° and/or 45° angles
instead. The shape of the exhaust ductwork is not critical so long as the minimum cross section area is
provided.
IMPORTANT: Exhaust back pressure measured by a manometer in the exhaust duct must be no less
than 0 and must not exceed 0.3 inches (0.75 mb) of water column.
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IMPORTANT: For extended ductwork runs, the cross section area of the ductwork can only be
increased to an extent. When the ductwork approaches the maximum limits noted in
this manual, a professional heating, venting, and air conditioning (HVAC) firm should
be consulted for proper venting information.
ALL ductwork should be smooth inside with no projections from sheet metal screws or other obstructions,
which will collect lint. When adding ducts, the duct to be added should overlap the duct to which it is to
be connected. ALL ductwork joints must be taped to prevent moisture and lint from escaping into the
building. Inspection doors should be installed at strategic points in the exhaust ductwork for periodic
inspection and cleaning of lint from the ductwork.
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.
a. Outside Ductwork Protection
1) 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.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use screens, louvers, or caps on the outside opening of the exhaust
ductwork.
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3. Multiple (common) Dryer Venting
IMPORTANT: For extended ductwork runs, the cross section area of the ductwork can only be
increased to an extent. When the ductwork approaches the maximum limits noted in
this manual, a professional heating, venting, and air conditioning (HVAC) firm should
be consulted for proper venting information.
ALL ductwork should be smooth inside with no projections from sheet metal screws or other obstructions,
which will collect lint. When adding ducts, the duct to be added should overlap the duct to which it is to be
connected. ALL ductwork joints must be taped to prevent moisture and lint from escaping into the
building. Inspection doors should be installed at strategic points in the exhaust ductwork for periodic
inspection and cleaning of lint from the ductwork.
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.
a. Outside Ductwork Protection
1) 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.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use screens, louvers, or caps on the outside opening of the exhaust
ductwork.
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IMPORTANT VENTING REMINDERS
1. Ductwork size and installation should be done by a qualified professional.
2. The dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
3. Ductwork should be routed as short as possible to the outdoors with as few elbows as possible.
4. Avoid 90° turns, use 30° or 45° turns instead.
5. For single dryer venting, the size of the ductwork must be a minimum of 8-inches (20.32 cm) for short runs
(refer to the illustration on page 16). For longer runs, the diameter must be increased.
6. The inside of the ductwork should be as smooth as possible with no projections from sheet metal screws.
7. Ducts added should overlap the duct to which it is to be connected.
8. ALL ducts should be taped to prevent moisture and lint from escaping into the building.
9. Inspection (cleaning) doors should be installed throughout strategic points in the ductwork for periodic
inspection and cleaning.
10. Wherever the ductwork passes through 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.
11. The outside of the ductwork must be protected from the weather. A 90° elbow must be used for horizontal
run and when vertically through a roof by using a 180° turn to point the opening downward. The distance
between the exhaust duct and the nearest obstruction (i.e., roof or ground) must be twice the diameter of
the duct.
12. DO NOT use screens, louvers, or caps on the outside opening of the exhaust ductwork.
13. Exhaust back pressure measured by a manometer at the dryer’s exhaust duct area must be no less than 0
and must not exceed 0.3 inches (0.75 mb) of water column (W.C.).
14. Exhaust ductwork outlets should not be located in an area directly where make-up air openings are
located.
WARNING: DRYER MUST NEVER BE OPERATED WITHOUT THE LINT FILTER/
SCREEN IN PLACE, EVEN IF AN EXTERNAL LINT COLLECTION
SYSTEM IS USED.
15. It is recommended that exhaust or booster fans not be used in the exhaust ductwork system.
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F. ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
1. Electrical Requirements
It is your responsibility to have ALL electrical connections made by a properly licensed and competent
electrician to assure that the electrical installation is adequate and conforms to local and state regulations or
codes. 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.
IMPORTANT: Each circuit must be connected to an independently protected branch circuit.
IMPORTANT: USE ONLY COPPER CONDUCTOR CABLE of proper ampacity and insulation in
accordance with electrical codes for making service connections.
NOTE: The use of aluminum wire will VOID THE WARRANTY.
IMPORTANT: A separate circuit servicing each dryer must be provided.
2. Electrical Service Specifications
a. Electric Service
1) Gas Models
IMPORTANT: The dryer must be connected to the electric supply shown on the data label that is
affixed to the upper left side panel area behind the top control (access) door. In the
case of 208 VAC or 240 VAC, the supply voltage must match the electric service
specifications of the data label exactly.
IMPORTANT: USE ONLY COPPER CONDUCTOR CABLE of proper ampacity and insulation in
accordance with electrical codes for making service connections.
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.
NOTE: On gas dryers, to convert from 208 VAC to 240 VAC (or visa versa), the 24 VAC
transformer wiring sequence must be changed.
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NOTE: Component failure due to improper voltage application will VOID THE WARRANTY.
3. Grounding
A ground (earth) connection must be provided and installed in accordance with state and local codes. 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.
For added personal safety, when possible, it is suggested that a separate ground wire (no. 18 minimum) 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 no. 4 copper wire and securely
clamped to bare metal at both ends.
IMPORTANT: For personal safety and proper operation, the dryer must be grounded.
Provisions are made for ground connection in each dryer
at the electrical service connection area.
4. Electrical Connections
A wiring diagram is located inside the control box for
connection data.
a. Gas Models
NOTE: A CIRCUIT SERVICING EACH DRYER
MUST BE PROVIDED.
1) Single-Phase (1ø) Wiring Connections/Hookup
The electrical input connections on ALL
single-phase (1ø) gas dryers are made into the
rear service box located at the upper left area of
the dryer.
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SINGLE-PHASE (1Ø) ELECTRICAL
CONNECTIONS LEADS
Black
+
Positive
White
Neutral
Green
Ground
or
L2
If local codes permit, power to the dryer can be made by the use of a flexible U.L. listed power
cord or 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.
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5. 3-Phase (3ø) Wiring Connections/Hookup (for non-reversing models only)
The only electrical input connections to the dryer are the 3-phase (3ø) power leads (L1, L2, L3, and
sometimes Neutral) and ground. Single-phase (1ø) power for the control circuit is done internally to the
dryer. No single-phase (1ø) input connection is required on a 3-phase (3ø) dryer.
IMPORTANT: A CIRCUIT SERVICING EACH DRYER MUST BE PROVIDED.
a. Gas Models
1) 3-Phase (3ø) Wiring Connections/Hookup
For gas dryers manufactured for operation at
3-phase (3ø), the electrical connections are made
at the power distribution block located in the
service box at the rear, upper left corner of the
dryer. The ground connection is made to the
copper lug also provided in this box. To gain
access to the service box and contactor, the service
box cover must be removed.
If local codes permit, power to a gas dryer
can be made by the use of a flexible U.L. listed
power cord or pigtail (wire size must conform
to rating of dryer), or the dryer can be hard
wired directly to the service breaker panel. In
ALL cases, a strain relief must be installed
where the wiring enters the dryer and service
box area.
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6. 3-Phase (3ø) Wiring Connections/Hookup (for reversing models only)
The electrical connections on ALL 3-phase (3ø) gas dryers are made into the rear service box located at
the upper left area of the dryer. Electrical connections for electrically heated dryers are made in the
electric oven area located at the upper rear area of the dryer.
IMPORTANT: A separate circuit servicing each dryer must be provided.
If local codes permit, power to a gas dryer can be made
by the use of a flexible U.L. listed power cord or pigtail
(wire size must conform to rating of dryer), or the dryer
can be hard wired directly to the service breaker panel.
In ALL cases, a strain relief must be installed where the
wiring enters the dryer.
The only electrical input connections to the dryer are the
3-phase (3ø) power leads (L1, L2, L3, and sometimes
neutral) and ground. Single-phase (1ø) power for the
control circuit is done internally to the dryer. No
single-phase (1ø) input connection is required on a 3-phase
(3ø) dryer.
For gas dryers manufactured for operation at 3-phase (3ø), the
electrical connections are made at the power distribution block
located in the service box at the rear, upper left corner of the
dryer. The ground connection is made to the copper lug also
provided in this box. To gain access to the service box contactor,
the service box cover must be removed.
CAUTION: The dryer must be grounded. A ground lug has been provided for this purpose.
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MDG75V (GAS)
ELECTRICAL SERVICE SPECIFICATIONS (PER DRYER)
IMPORTANT: 208 VAC AND 240 VAC ARE NOT THE SAME. When ordering, specify exact voltage.
NOTES: A. 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.
B. 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.
C. Circuit breakers for 3-phase (3ø) dryers must be 3-pole type.
SERVICE
VOLTAGE
PHASE
120
1ø
208
WIRE
SERVICE
APPROX.
AMP DRAW
MINIMUM
WIRE SIZE
FUSING
CIRCUIT
Dual
BREAKER
Element
Time Delay
20
20
60 Hz
50 Hz
2
13
---
*
1ø
2
7.6
---
*
15
15
240
1ø
2
7
---
*
15
15
208
3ø
3
4.7
---
*
15
15
240
3ø
3
4.9
5.5
*
15
15
380/400
3ø
3/4
---
2.9
*
15
15
416
3ø
3/4
---
3.1
*
15
15
460/480
3ø
3/4
2.8
---
*
15
15
*AWG Stranded Wire Type...size wire as per National Electrical Code or local codes.
IMPORTANT: Figures shown are for non-reversing models ONLY. For reversing models, contact
the factory.
IMPORTANT: The dryer must be connected to the electric supply shown on the data label that is
affixed to the upper left side panel area behind the top control (access) door. 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.
NOTE: Manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice
or obligation.
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G. GAS INFORMATION
It is your responsibility to have ALL plumbing connections made by a qualified professional to assure that the
gas plumbing installation is adequate and conforms to local and state regulations or codes. In the absence of
such codes, ALL plumbing connections, materials, and workmanship must conform to the applicable requirements
of 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/CGA-B149.2-M91 (Liquid Propane [L.P.] Gas) 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 and improper operation of the dryer.
The dryer and its individual shutoff valves 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). 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).
IMPORTANT: Failure to isolate or disconnect dryer from supply as noted can cause irreparable
damage to the gas valve, which will VOID THE WARRANTY.
WARNING: FIRE OR EXPLOSION COULD RESULT.
1. Gas Supply
The gas dryer installation must meet the American National Standard...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/CGA-B149.2-M91 (L.P. Gas) or LATEST EDITION, as well as local codes and ordinances
and must be done by a qualified professional.
NOTE: Undersized gas piping will result in ignition problems, slow drying, increased use of energy, and
can create a safety hazard.
The dryer must be connected to the type of heat/gas indicated on the dryer data label affixed to the upper
left side panel area behind the top control (access) door. If this information does not agree with the type of
gas available, DO NOT operate the dryer. Contact the Maytag dealer who sold the dryer or contact the
Maytag Co.
IMPORTANT: Any burner changes or conversions must be made by a qualified professional.
The input ratings shown on the dryer 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
Maytag dealer who sold the dryer or contact the Maytag Co.
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2. Technical Gas Data
a. Gas Specifications
TYPE OF GAS
NATURAL
Manifold Pressure*
In-Line Pressure
LIQUID PROPANE
3.5 inches W.C.
8.7 mb
10.5 inches W.C.
26.1 mb
6.0 - 12.0 inches W.C.
14.92 - 29.9 mb
11.0 inches W.C.
27.4 mb
Shaded areas are stated in metric equivalents
* Measured at outlet side of gas valve pressure tap when gas valve is on.
b. Gas Connections
Inlet connection ------------------- 3/4” N.P.T.
Inlet supply size ------------------- 3/4” N.P.T. (minimum)
Btu/hr input (per dryer) ---------- 175,000 (44,100 kcal/hr)
1) Natural Gas
Regulation is controlled by the dryer’s gas valve’s internal regulator. Incoming supply pressure
must be consistent between a minimum of 6.0 inches (14.92 mb) and a maximum of 12.0 inches
(29.9 mb) water column (W.C.) pressure.
2) Liquid Propane (L.P.) Gas
Dryers made for use with L.P. gas have the gas valve’s internal pressure regulator blocked open so
that the gas pressure must be regulated upstream of the dryer. The pressure measured at each
gas valve pressure tap must be a consistent 10.5 inches (26.1 mb) water column. There is no
regulator or regulation 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.
TYPE OF GAS
Natural
Liquid Propane
MODEL
NUMBER
BTU
Per Hour
Rating
kcal/hr
Rating
Qty.
D.M.S.*
Part
Number
Qty.
D.M.S.*
Part
Number
MDG75V
175,000
44,100
4
#30
140819
4
#49
140803
Shaded area is stated in metric equivalent
* Drill Material Size (D.M.S.) equivalents are as follows:
Natural Gas ........................ #30 = 0.1285” (3.2639 mm).
L.P. Gas ............................. #49 = 0.0730” (1.8542 mm).
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Liquid Propane
Conversion Kit
Part Number
883329
3. Piping Connections
ALL components/materials must conform to National Fuel Gas Code Specifications ANSI Z223.1-LATEST
EDITION, or in Canada, CAN/CGA-B149.1-M91 (Natural Gas) or CAN/CGA-B149.2-M91 (Liquid
Propane [L.P.] Gas) or LATEST EDITION (for General Installation and Gas Plumbing), as well as local
codes and ordinances and must be done by a qualified professional. 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 BTUs being supplied.
The dryer is provided with a 3/4” N.P.T. inlet pipe connection located at the right side of the base of the
dryer. The minimum pipe size (supply line) to the dryer is 3/4” N.P.T. For ease in servicing, the gas supply
line of each dryer must have its own shutoff valve.
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: Undersized gas supply piping can create a low or inconsistent pressure, which will result in
erratic operation of the burner ignition system.
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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 12.0 inches (29.9
mb) of water column (W.C.) pressure.
NOTE: A water column test pressure of 3.5 inches (8.7 mb) for natural gas and 10.5 inches (26.1 mb)
for liquid propane (L.P.) dryers is required at the gas valve pressure tap of each dryer for
proper and safe operation.
A 1/8” N.P.T. plugged tap, accessible for a test gauge connection, must be installed in the main gas supply
line immediately upstream of each dryer.
IMPORTANT: Pipe joint compounds that resist the action of natural gas and L.P. gas must be used.
IMPORTANT: Test ALL connections for leaks by brushing on a soapy water solution (liquid
detergent works well).
WARNING: NEVER TEST FOR LEAKS WITH A FLAME!!!
ALL components/materials must conform to National Fuel Gas Code Specifications ANSI Z223.1-LATEST
EDITION, or in Canada, 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), as well as local codes and ordinances
and must be done by a qualified professional. 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 BTUs being
supplied.
IMPORTANT: 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).
NOTE: 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).
IMPORTANT: This gas dryer is not provided with an internal gas supply shut off and an external gas
supply shut off must be provided.
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H. PREPARATION FOR OPERATION/START-UP
The following items should be checked before attempting to operate the dryer:
1. Read ALL “CAUTION,” “WARNING,” and “DIRECTION” labels attached to the dryer.
2. Check incoming supply voltage to be sure that it is the same as indicated on the dryer data label affixed to
the upper left side panel area behind the top control (access) door. In the case of 208 VAC or 240 VAC,
the supply voltage must match the electric service specifications of the data exactly.
3. GAS MODELS - Check to assure that the dryer is connected to the type of heat/gas indicated on the
dryer data label.
4. GAS MODELS - The sail switch damper assembly was installed and adjusted at the factory prior to
shipping. However, each sail switch adjustment must be checked to assure that this important safety
control is functioning. (Refer to sail switch adjustment on page 31.)
5. Check bolts, nuts, screws, terminals, and fittings for tightness and security.
6. GAS MODELS - Be sure that ALL gas shutoff valves are in the open position.
7. Check ALL back guard panels and service box covers have been replaced.
8. Check the lint drawer to assure that it is closed and secured in place.
9. Rotate the basket (tumbler/drum) by hand to be sure it moves freely.
10. Check basket (tumbler) bearing setscrews to insure that they are ALL tight.
11. Check vent is connected to the dryer and is exhausted to the outdoors.
12. There should be a source of fresh air entering the room. This source should not be near where the
dryers exhaust to the outside.
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I. PREOPERATIONAL TESTS
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.
1. Turn on electric power to the dryer.
2. Refer to the Operating Instructions for starting your particular model dryer.
3. GAS MODELS ONLY
a. 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: During the purging period, check to be sure that ALL gas shutoff valves are open.
NOTE: Gas dryers are equipped with a Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) system, which has internal
diagnostics. If ignition is not established within three (3) times, the heat circuit in the DSI
module will “LOCKOUT” until it is manually reset. To reset the DSI system, open and close
the main door and restart the dryer.
b. A gas pressure test should be taken at the gas valve pressure tap of each dryer to assure that the
water column (W.C.) pressure is correct and consistent.
NOTE: Water column pressure requirements (measured at the pressure tap of the gas valve body):
Natural Gas -------------------- 3.5 Inches (8.7 mb) Water Column.
Liquid Propane (L.P.) Gas --- 10.5 Inches (26.1 mb) Water Column.
IMPORTANT: 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.
4. Make a complete operational check of ALL safety related circuits:
a. Door Switch(es)
b. Hi-Limit Thermostats
c. Cycling Thermostat
d. GAS MODELS ONLY - Sail Switch
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NOTE: To check for proper sail switch operation, open the main door and while holding main door
switch plunger in, start dryer. Dryer should start but heat circuit should not be activated (on).
If the heat system is activated, the sail switch is improperly adjusted and must be adjusted by
bending the actuator arm of the sail switch toward the burner box. If the actuator arm is bent
too far toward the burner box of the dryer, the dryer may not have heat when needed. After
any adjustment to the sail switch, the above procedure must be repeated to verify proper
operation of the sail switch.
5. Make a complete operational check of ALL operating controls.
NOTE: If computer program changes are required, refer to the computer programming section of the
manual supplied with the dryer.
6. The dryer should be operated through one (1) complete cycle to assure that no further adjustments are
necessary and that ALL components are functioning properly.
BASKET (TUMBLER) COATING
The basket (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 basket (tumbler) to remove
this coating.
7. Check the electric service phase sequence (3-phase [3ø] models only). While the dryer is operating, check
to see if the blower (impellor/fan) wheel is rotating in the proper direction. Looking from the front, the
blower (impellor/fan) wheel should spin in the clockwise (CW) direction. If it is, the phasing is correct. If
the phasing is incorrect, reverse two (2) of the three (3) leads at connections L1, L2, and L3 of the power
supply to the dryer.
IMPORTANT: If the blower (impellor/fan) wheel is rotating in the wrong direction, this will not only
drastically reduce drying efficiency, but it can also cause premature component failure.
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J. PREOPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
OPL MODELS
1. To start the dryer:
a. Microprocessor controller (computer) dryers
1) The light emitting diode (L.E.D.) display will read “FILL.”
2) Press the “E” on the keyboard (touch pad).
3) The L.E.D. display will quickly show “Ld30,” “LC04,” and “F180.” The dryer will start, and the
L.E.D. display will show “dr30.”
K. SHUTDOWN INSTRUCTIONS
If the dryer is to be shutdown (taken out of service) for a period of time, the following must be performed:
1. Discontinue power to the dryer either at the external disconnect switch or the circuit breaker.
2. Discontinue the heat supply:
a. GAS MODELS...discontinue the gas supply.
1) SHUT OFF external gas supply shutoff valve.
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SECTION IV
SERVICE/PARTS INFORMATION
A. SERVICE
1. Service must be performed by a qualified trained technician, service agency, or gas supplier. If service is
required, contact the Maytag dealer from whom the equipment was purchased. If the dealer cannot be
contacted or is unknown, contact the Maytag Co. for a dealer 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.
B. PARTS
1. Replacement parts should be purchased from the dealer from whom the Maytag equipment was purchased.
If the dealer cannot be contacted or is unknown, contact the Maytag Co. for a dealer in your area.
NOTE: When ordering replacement parts from the Maytag dealer 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.
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SECTION V
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
A. 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 air
circulation. The accumulation of lint can restrict this airflow. If the guidelines in this section are met, a Maytag
dryer will provide many years of efficient, trouble free, and most importantly safe operation.
WARNING: LINT FROM MOST FABRICS IS HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE. THE
ACCUMULATION OF LINT CAN CREATE A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.
WARNING: KEEP DRYER AREA CLEAR AND FREE FROM COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS.
NOTE: Suggested time intervals shown are for average usage which is considered six (6) to eight (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 build up.
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 screen is located in a drawer below the main door. Open the lint drawer, brush or vacuum the lint off the lint
screen, and remove the lint. Inspect lint screen and replace if torn.
NOTE: The frequency of cleaning the lint screen can best be determined from experience at each
location.
WEEKLY
Clean lint accumulation from lint chamber, thermostat, and microprocessor temperature sensor (sensor bracket)
area.
WARNING: TO AVOID THE HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DISCONTINUE
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY TO THE DRYER.
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90 DAYS
Inspect and remove lint accumulation in customer furnished exhaust ductwork system and from dryer’s internal
exhaust ducting.
WARNING: THE ACCUMULATION OF LINT IN THE EXHAUST DUCTWORK CAN
CREATE A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.
WARNING: DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE FLOW OF COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION
AIR.
WARNING: INSPECT AND REMOVE ANY LINT ACCUMULATION, WHICH CAN CAUSE
THE BACK DRAFT DAMPER TO BIND OR STICK.
NOTE: A back draft damper that is sticking partially closed can result in slow drying and shutdown of
heat circuit safety switches or thermostats.
NOTE: When cleaning the dryer cabinet(s), avoid using harsh abrasives. A product intended for the
cleaning of appliances is recommended.
B. ADJUSTMENTS
7 DAYS AFTER INSTALLATION AND EVERY 6 MONTHS THEREAFTER
Inspect bolts, nuts, screws, (bearing setscrews), grounding connections, and nonpermanent gas connections
(unions, shutoff valves, and orifices). Motor and drive belts should be examined. Cracked or seriously frayed
belts should be replaced. Tighten loose V-belts when necessary. Complete operational check of controls and
valves. Complete operational check of ALL safety devices (door switches, lint drawer switch, sail switch,
burner, and hi-limit thermostats).
C. LUBRICATION
The motor bearings, idler bearings...and under normal/most conditions the basket (tumbler) bearings are permanently
lubricated. It is physically possible to relubricate the basket (tumbler) bearings if you choose to do so even
though this practice is not necessary. Use Shell Alvania #2 or its equivalent. The basket (tumbler) bearings used
in the dryer DO NOT have a grease fitting. Provisions are made in the bearing housing for the addition of a
grease fitting which can be obtained elsewhere, or from Maytag by ordering kit Part No. 882159, which includes
two (2) fittings.
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D. LINT DRAWER REMOVAL
To remove the lint drawer from the dryer pull drawer out approximately halfway. Rotate/move lint drawer stop
hinge (refer to the illustration below) downward and pull drawer out.
IMPORTANT: After replacing the lint drawer back into the dryer, be sure to rotate/move hinge back
to the upward stop position.
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SECTION VI
TROUBLESHOOTING
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST DISCONTINUE AND LOCKOUT THE ELECTRIC SUPPLY
AND THE GAS SUPPLY BEFORE ANY COVERS OR GUARDS ARE
REMOVED FROM THE DRYER TO ALLOW ACCESS FOR CLEANING,
ADJUSTING, INSTALLATION, OR TESTING OF ANY EQUIPMENT PER
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) STANDARDS.
The information provided will help isolate the most probable component(s) associated with the difficulty described.
The experienced technician realizes, however, that a loose connection or broken/shorted wire may be at fault
where electrical components are concerned...and not necessarily the suspected component itself.
Electrical parts should always be checked for failure before being returned to the factory.
The information provided should not be misconstrued as a handbook for use by an untrained person making
repairs.
IMPORTANT: When replacing blown fuses, the replacement must be of the exact rating as the fuse
being replaced.
WARNING: ALL SERVICE AND TROUBLESHOOTING SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY
A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL OR SERVICE AGENCY.
WARNING: WHILE MAKING REPAIRS, OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
DISPLAYED ON THE DRYER OR SPECIFIED IN THIS MANUAL.
MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLER (COMPUTER) MODELS
A. No light emitting diode (L.E.D.) display...
1. Service panel fuse blown or tripped breaker.
2. Blown control circuit L1 or L2 1/2-Amp (Slo-Blo) fuse.
3. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
4. Failed step down transformer (for models 380 volts or higher only).
B. Drive motor is not operating (does not start)...
1. Failed drive motor contactor (relay).
2. Failed arc suppressor (A.S.) board (for reversing models only).
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3. Failed drive motor.
4. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
C. Drive motor (reversing) operates in one (1) direction only, stops and restarts in same direction...
1. Failed drive motor contactor (relay).
2. Failed arc suppressor (A.S.) board (for reversing models only).
3. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
D. Drive motor operates okay for a few minutes and then stops and will not restart...
1. Motor is overheating and tripping out on internal overload protector...
a. Motor air vents clogged with lint.
b. Low voltage to the motor.
c. Failed motor.
d. Basket (tumbler) is binding...check for obstruction.
e. Failed idler bearings or basket (tumbler) bearings.
E.
Blower motor is not operating (does not start)...
1. Failed blower motor contactor (relay).
2. Failed arc suppressor (A.S.) board (for reversing models only).
3. Failed motor.
4. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
F.
Blower motor operates okay for a few minutes and then stops and will not restart...
1. Motor is overheating and tripping out on internal overload protector...
a. Motor air vents clogged with lint.
b. Low voltage to the motor.
c. Failed motor.
d. Failed (out of balance) impellor (fan).
G.
Both drive motor and blower motor are not operating (DO NOT start)...microprocessor controller
(computer) motor indicator dots are on...
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1. Fault in main door switch circuit.
2. Blown fuse (2-Amp very fast acting fuse [if applicable]).
3. Failed arc suppressor (A.S.) board (for reversing models only).
4. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
5. Failed 24 VAC transformer.
H. Both drive motor and blower motor run a few minutes and then stop...microprocessor controller
(computer) display continues to read time or percent of extraction and ALL indicator dots are
off...
1. Fault in main door switch circuit...
a. Failed main door switch.
b. Main door switch is out of adjustment.
c. Loose connection in door switch circuit.
I.
Microprocessor controller (computer) display reads “dSFL”...
1. Fault in microprocessor heat sensing circuit...
a. Failed microprocessor temperature sensor.
b. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
c. Broken wire or connection somewhere between the microprocessor controller (computer) and the
microprocessor temperature sensor.
J.
Microprocessor controller (computer) display reads “door”...
1. Fault (open circuit) in door switch circuit...
a. Failed main door switch.
b. Broken connection/wire in main door circuit.
2. Failed 24 VAC transformer.
K. Microprocessor controller (computer) will not accept any keyboard (touch pad) entries, i.e.,
light emitting diode (L.E.D.) display reads “FILL” and when keyboard (touch pad) entries are
selected, the L.E.D. display continues to read “FILL”...
1. Failed keyboard (touch pad) label assembly.
2. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
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L.
Microprocessor controller (computer) will only accept certain keyboard (touch pad) entries...
1. Failed keyboard (touch pad) label assembly.
2. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
M. Microprocessor controller (computer) locks up and light emitting diode (L.E.D.) display reads
erroneous message(s) or only partial segments...
1. Transient power voltage (spikes)...disconnect power to dryer, wait 1 minute, and reestablish power to
dryer. If problem is still evident...
a. Failed keyboard (touch pad) label assembly.
b. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
N. Dryer stops during a cycle and L.E.D. display returns to “FILL”...
1. Fault in microprocessor heat sensor circuit...
a. Loose connection in wires between temperature sensor and microprocessor controller (computer).
2. Loose connection somewhere in main power circuit to microprocessor controller (computer).
O. No heat (for gas models only)...ignitor sparks, burner goes on and off right away...
1. Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) ignitor/flame-probe is out of adjustment...reposition closer to the flame area.
2. Sail switch is fluttering...
a. Lint screen is dirty.
b. Restriction in exhaust ductwork.
3. Insufficient make-up air.
4. Failed ignitor/flame-probe assembly.
5. Failed DSI module.
6. Failed gas valve.
P.
Heating unit is not operating (no heat) and heat indicator dot is on...
GAS MODELS ONLY
1. Fault in sail switch circuit...
a. Sail switch is out of adjustment or has failed.
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b. Sail switch damper is not closing or is fluttering...
1) Lint screen is dirty.
2) Restriction in exhaust ductwork.
2. Fault in burner hi-limit circuit or tripped manual reset hi-limit.
3. Fault in lint chamber sensor bracket or tripped manual reset hi-heat protector thermostat.
4. Failed Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) module.
5. Failed DSI ignitor/flame-probe assembly.
6. Failed microprocessor controller (computer).
Q. Dryer operates but is taking too long to dry...
1. Exhaust ductwork run too long or is undersized...back pressure must be no less than 0 and must not
exceed 0.3 inches (0.75 mb) of water column (W.C.).
2. Restriction in exhaust ductwork...
a. Exhaust back draft damper is sticking partially closed.
b. Restriction in ductwork...check ductwork from dryer ALL the way to the outdoors.
3. Low and/or inconsistent gas pressure (for gas models only).
4. Insufficient make-up air.
5. Poor air/gas mixture at burner...yellow or poor flame pattern; adjust gas burner air adjustment shutters (for
gas models only).
6. Lint screen is not being cleaned on a regular basis or often enough.
7. Extractors (washers) are not performing properly.
8. Sail switch is fluttering...restriction in exhaust ductwork (for gas models only).
9. Failed microprocessor controller (computer)...temperature calibration is inaccurate.
10. Failed microprocessor temperature sensor...calibration is inaccurate.
R. Condensation on main door glass...
1. Too long, undersized, or improperly installed ductwork.
2. Back draft damper is sticking in partially closed position.
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S.
Dryer is making scraping noise at basket (tumbler) area...
1. Check for object caught in basket (tumbler)/wrapper area.
2. Basket (tumbler) is out of proper alignment...
a. Check both vertical and lateral alignment.
b. Check gap between front panel and basket (tumbler) front...setscrews may have come loose and
basket (tumbler) walked forward or backwards.
3. Loose basket (tumbler) tie rod.
4. Failed basket (tumbler) support.
T.
Excessive noise and/or vibration...
1. Dryer is not leveled properly.
2. Impellor (fan/blower) is out of balance...
a. Excessive lint build up on impellor (fan/blower).
b. Failed impellor (fan/blower).
3. Loose basket (tumbler) tie rod.
4. Basket (tumbler) is out of adjustment or adjustment bolts (hardware) are loose.
5. Failed basket (tumbler) support.
6. Loose motor mount.
7. Failed idler and/or basket (tumbler) bearings.
8. V-belt(s) either too tight or too loose.
U. Main burners are burning with a yellow flame (for gas models only)...
1. Burner air shutters are out of adjustment.
2. Insufficient make-up air.
3. Dust and/or lint in burner.
4. Insufficient gas pressure.
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SECTION VII
DATA LABEL INFORMATION
A. DATA LABEL
When contacting the Maytag dealer or the Maytag Co., certain information is required to insure proper service/
parts information. This information is on the data label affixed to the upper left side panel area behind the top
control (access) door. When contacting Maytag, please have the model number and serial number available.
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THE DATA LABEL
1. MODEL NUMBER
The model number is an Maytag Company number, which describes the size of the
dryer and the type of heat (gas, electric, or steam).
2. SERIAL NUMBER
The serial number allows Maytag to gather information on your particular dryer.
3. MANUFACTURING CODE NUMBER
The manufacturing code number is a number issued by the manufacturer, which
describes ALL possible options on your particular model.
4. TYPE OF HEAT
This describes the type of heat for your particular dryer: gas (either natural gas or
liquid propane [L.P.] gas) or steam.
5. HEAT INPUT (for GAS DRYERS)
This describes the heat input in British Thermal Units per Hour (BTUH).
6. ORIFICE SIZE (for GAS DRYERS)
Gives the number drill size used.
7. ELECTRIC SERVICE
This describes the electric service for your particular model.
8. GAS MANIFOLD PRESSURE (for GAS DRYERS)
This describes the manifold pressure taken at the gas valve tap.
9. APPLICABLE APPROVAL SEAL(S)
I.E., Canadian Standards Association International.
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SECTION VIII
PROCEDURE FOR FUNCTIONAL CHECK
OF REPLACEMENT COMPONENTS
1. Microprocessor Controller (computer) Board
a. Upon completing installation of the replacement microprocessor controller (computer) board, reestablish
power to the dryer.
b. Start the drying cycle.
c. Verify that the motor(s) and the heat indicator dots, in the microprocessor controller (computer) light
emitting diode (L.E.D.) display are on. (Refer to the illustration below.)
d. Verify that the motor(s), heat, and door indicator lights on the back side of the microprocessor controller
(computer) board are lit. (Refer to the illustration below.)
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e. Open main door. The dryer must stop and ALL indicator lights on the back side of the microprocessor
controller (computer) board must go out. (Refer to the illustration on the previous page.)
f. Try to restart the dryer with the main door open.
g. The microprocessor controller (computer) board’s light emitting diode (L.E.D.) display must read “DOOR.”
h. Close the main door and restart the dryer.
i. Functional check of microprocessor controller (computer) board is complete.
2. For Models With Johnson Controls Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) Module (G760)
Theory Of Operation:
Start the drying cycle. When the gas burner ignites within the chosen trial for ignition time (6-seconds), the
flame sensor detects gas burner flame and signals the DSI module to keep the gas valve open...as long as
there is a call for heat. The DSI module will “LOCKOUT” if the gas burner flame is not sensed at the end
of the trial for ignition period. The trial for ignition period will be repeated for a total of three (3) retries/
trials (the initial try and two [2] more retries/trials). If the flame is not sensed at the end of the third retry/
trial (inter-purge period of 30-seconds) the DSI module will “LOCKOUT” (L.E.D. flashes).
A steady L.E.D. indicator indicates normal operation.
No L.E.D. indicator indicates a power or an internal failure has occurred.
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