24 IN. (61 CM) ELECTRIC WASHER/DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Table of Contents WASHER/DRYER SAFETY ..............................1 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ....................2 Tools and Parts..............................................2 Alternate Parts ...............................................2 Location Requirements ................................2 Drain System..................................................3 Electrical Requirements.................................4 Electrical Connection.....................................5 Venting Requirements ...................................9 Install Leveling Legs ....................................10 Remove Foam Packing............................... 10 Connect Drain Hose.................................... 10 Connect Inlet Hoses.................................... 11 Secure Drain Hose ...................................... 12 Plan Vent System ........................................ 12 Install Vent System...................................... 13 Level Washer/Dryer..................................... 14 Connect Vent............................................... 14 Complete Installation .................................. 14 WASHER/DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: DANGER WARNING You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions. You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. 8542748 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Tools and Parts Alternate Parts Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation. Proper installation is your responsibility. Tools needed:. ■ #2 Phillips and flat-blade screwdriver ■ Adjustable wrench that opens to 1 in. (2.5 cm) or ⁹⁄₁₆ in. (14 mm) open-end wrench (for adjusting dryer feet) If You Have You Will Need to Buy Sump pump system (if not already available) Vent clamps Laundry tub or standpipe taller than 96 in. (2.4 m) Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter standpipe 2 in. (5 cm) diameter to 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter standpipe adapter, Part Number 3363920 Overhead sewer Standard 20 gal. (76 L) 34 in. (86.4 cm) tall drain tub or utility sink and sump pump (available from local plumbing suppliers) Floor drain Siphon break, Part Number 285320, additional drain hose, Part Number 285702 and connector kit, Part Number 285442 Drain hose too short Drain hose, Part Number 285664 and connector kit, Part Number 285442 Lint clogged drain Drain protector, Part Number 367031 Water faucets beyond reach of fill hoses 2 longer water fill hoses: 6 ft (1.8 m) Part Number 76314, 10 ft (3.0 m) Part Number 350008 ■ Knife ■ Safety glasses ■ ■ ■ Level ■ Gloves ■ ¼ in. nut driver or socket wrench ■ Pliers ■ Scissors ■ Tin snips (for new vent installations) ■ Wood block (for leveling) ■ Ruler or measuring tape ■ Wire stripper (direct wire installations) Your installation may require additional parts. For ordering information, please refer to the toll free phone numbers on the front page of your “Washer/Dryer User Instructions.” Parts supplied: Remove parts package from the washer basket. Check that all parts were included. 2 1 3 4 Location Requirements 5 6 1. Water inlet hoses (2) 2. Inlet hose flat washers (4) 3. Rear leveling legs (2) 4. Front leveling legs (2) 7 WARNING 8 5. Plastic strap 6. Drain hose 7. Yellow, single wire hose clamp 8. Silver, double wire hose clamp Parts needed: Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting, and see “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements” before purchasing parts. Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased your washer/dryer. For further information, please reference the “Assistance or Service” section of your “Washer/Dryer User Instructions.” Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. You will need 2 ■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.” ■ A separate 30 amp circuit. ■ A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the washer/dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.” ■ A sturdy floor to support the washer/dryer weight (washer/ dryer, water and load) of 500 lbs (226.8 kg). ■ A level floor with a maximum slope of 1 in. (2.5 cm) under entire washer/dryer. Clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if washer/ dryer is not level. Installing on carpet is not recommended. ■ A water heater set to deliver 120°F (49°C) water to the washer. ■ Hot and cold water faucets located within 4 ft (1.2 m) of the hot and cold water fill valves, and water pressure of 5-100 psi (34.5-689.6 kPa). The washer/dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather. Do not operate your washer in temperatures at or below 32ºF (0ºC). Some water can remain in the washer and can cause damage in low temperatures. See “Washer/Dryer Care” in the “Washer/Dryer User Instructions” for winterizing information. Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45°F (7°C). At lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an automatic cycle. This can result in longer drying times. Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, installation of the washer/dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector. Installation Clearances The location must be large enough to fully open the dryer door. Washer/Dryer Dimensions ■ Rear clearance may be 0 in. when house exhaust system is lined up directly with dryer exhaust. 0" (0 cm) 3" (7.6 cm) 48 in.2 (310 cm2) 24 in.2 (155 cm2) 3" (7.6 cm) 0" (0 cm) 237/8" (60.64 cm) 0" (0 cm) 1 271/4" 1" (2.5 cm) (69.22 cm) 51/2" (14 cm) 2 3 1. Recessed area 2. Side view - closet or confined area 3. Closet door with vents Mobile Home - Additional Installation Requirements This washer/dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: ■ Metal exhaust system hardware which is available for purchase from your dealer. ■ Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer exhaust opening. Drain System The washer/dryer can be installed using the standpipe drain system (floor or wall), the laundry tub drain system, or the floor drain system. Select the drain hose installation method you need. See “Alternate Parts.” Standpipe drain system - wall or floor (view 1 & 2) * The standpipe drain requires a minimum diameter standpipe of 2 in. (5 cm). The minimum carry-away capacity can be no less than 17 gal. (64 L) per minute. A 2 in. (5 cm) diameter to 1 in. (2.5-cm) diameter standpipe adapter kit is available. See “Alternate Parts.” The top of the standpipe must be at least 39 in. (99 cm) high and no higher than 96 in. (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer. * Most installations require a minimum 5½ in. (14 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting Requirements.” Minimum installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation The following dimensions shown are for the minimum spacings allowed. ■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. ■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and floor moldings. ■ Additional spacing of 1 in. (2.5 cm) on all sides of the washer/ dryer is recommended to reduce noise transfer. ■ For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top and bottom of the door are required. Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are acceptable. 39 (99 cm) 1 2 Laundry tub drain system (view 3) The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal. (76 L) capacity. The top of the laundry tub must be at least 34 in. (86.4 cm) above the floor and no higher than 96 in. (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer. 3 Floor drain system (view 4) If your outlet looks like this: The floor drain system requires a siphon break that may be purchased separately. See “Alternate Parts.” The siphon break must be a minimum of 28 in. (71 cm) from the bottom of the washer. Additional hoses might be needed. 4-wire receptacle (14-30R) Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have 4, 10-gauge solid copper wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 14-30R. The ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover. 34" (86.4 cm) If your outlet looks like this: 3 4 Electrical Requirements It is your responsibility ■ To contact a qualified electrical installer. ■ To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269. ■ To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240-volt, 60-Hz., AC-only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208-volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-ampere circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit. ■ Do not use an extension cord. ■ If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate. Electrical Connection To properly install your washer/dryer, you must determine the type of electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions provided for it here. ■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet ground connector to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire Connection.” ■ This washer/dryer is manufactured with a 3-wire, cabinetground conductor connected to the NEUTRAL (white or center wire) of the wiring harness at the terminal block. ■ Use a 4-wire conductor cord when the washer/dryer is installed in a mobile home or an area where local codes do not permit grounding through the neutral. If using a power supply cord: ■ Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain: ■ A UL listed 30 amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends. ■ A UL listed strain relief. 4 3-wire receptacle (10-30R) Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have 3, 10-gauge solid copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R. If connecting by direct wire: Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) and be: ■ Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable (with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All current-carrying wires must be insulated. ■ 10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum.) ■ At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long. For a grounded, cord-connected washer/dryer: This washer/dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This washer/dryer uses a cord having an equipmentgrounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. For a permanently connected washer/dryer: This washer/dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the washer/dryer. WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the washer/dryer is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power supply cord: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord Direct Wire WARNING WARNING Fire Hazard Fire Hazard Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use 10 gauge copper wire. Use a UL listed strain relief. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector. Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector. Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining 2 terminals (gold). Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining 2 terminals (gold). Securely tighten all electrical connections. Securely tighten all electrical connections. Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. 1. Disconnect power. 2. Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover. 1 2 3. Assemble a ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief) into the hole below the terminal block opening. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold the two clamp sections together. Put power supply cord through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet. 4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection: 4-wire (recommended) 4 3 3-wire (if 4-wire is not available) 1. Center silver-colored terminal block screw 2. Hold-down screw 3. Terminal block cover 4. Internal ground connector 5 Electrical Connection Options If your home has: And you will be connecting to: Go to Section 4-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 14-30R) A UL listed, 120/ 240 volt minimum, 30 amp., dryer power supply cord* 4-wire connection: Power supply cord A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 4-wire connection: Direct Wire A UL listed, 120/ 240 volt minimum, 30 amp., dryer power supply cord* 3-wire connection: Power supply cord A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 3-wire connection: Direct Wire 4-wire direct 5" (12.7 cm) 1. Remove center terminal block screw. 2. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from internal ground connector screw. Fasten it under center, silver colored terminal block screw. 1 2 3 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) 3-wire direct 1. Center silver-colored terminal block screw 2. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) 3. Internal ground connector 3. Move the green painted screw from the internal to the external ground connector location. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 4. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw. 2 *If local codes do not permit the connection of a frame-grounding conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire Connection” section. 1 3 4-wire connection: Power supply cord IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for all mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. 6 2 7 6 5 1 3 4 5 1. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R) 2. 4-prong plug 3. Ground prong 4. Neutral prong 5. Spade terminals with upturned ends 6. ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 7. Ring terminals 6 7 4 1. Neutral wire (white or center wire) 2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw 3. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) 4. External ground connector 5. Green or bare wire of power supply cord 6. Internal ground connector 7. ¾ in. (1.9 cm) UL listed, strain relief 5. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 6. Tighten strain relief screws. 7. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 4-wire connection: Direct Wire IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 5 in. (12.7 cm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving bare ground wire at 5 in. (12.7 cm). Cut 1¹⁄₂ in. (3.8 cm) from 3 remaining wires. Strip insulation back 1 in. (2.5 cm). Shape ends of wires into a hook shape. 3. Move the green painted screw from the internal to the external gound connector location. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 4. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. 2 1 When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. See example below. 3 7 6 5 4 1. Neutral wire (white or center wire) 2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw 3. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) 4. External ground connector 5. Green or bare wire of power supply cord 6. Internal ground connector 7. ¾ in. (1.9 cm) UL listed, strain relief 5. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 1. Remove center terminal block screw. 2. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from internal ground connector screw. Fasten it under center, silver colored terminal block screw. 1 2 6. Tighten strain relief screws. 7. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 3 1. Center silver-colored terminal block screw 2. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) 3. Internal ground connector 7 3-wire connection: Power supply cord 3-wire connection: Direct Wire Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 2 4 5 1 7 3 6 Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 3¹⁄₂ in. (8.9 cm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip insulation back 1 in. (2.5 cm) If using 3-wire cable with ground wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Shape ends of wires into a hook shape. 1 1. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) 2. 3-wire plug 3. Neutral prong 4. Spade terminals with up turned ends 5. ³⁄₄ in. (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 6. Ring terminals 7. Neutral (white or center wire) 1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw. 2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver colored terminal screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw. When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. 2 1 3 5 4 1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw. 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. 2 1. Neutral wire (white or center wire) 2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw 3. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) 4. Internal ground connector 5. ¾ in. (1.9 cm) UL listed, strain relief 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 1 3 5 4 1. Neutral wire (white or center wire) 2. Center silver-colored terminal block screw 3. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) 4. Internal ground connector 5. ¾ in. (1.9 cm) UL listed, strain relief 8 3. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. Venting Requirements WARNING Fire Hazard Use a heavy metal vent. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. Optional 3-wire connection Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 1. Remove center terminal block screw. 2. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from internal ground connector screw. Connect appliance ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Move the green painted screw from the internal to the external ground connector location. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground connector screw to an adequate ground. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this washer/dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS. 4 in. (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended. DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For more information, see the “Assistance or Service” section of your “Dryer User Instructions.” ■ The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, or a concealed space of a building. ■ Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch. ■ Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or floors. ■ Use clamps to seal all joints. Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices which extend into the interior of the duct. Do not use duct tape. IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances. Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect indoors, which may result in: Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpets, etc. Housecleaning problems and health problems. 1 2 5 4 3 1. Neutral wire (white or center wire) 2. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) 3. External ground connector 4. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician 5. Internal ground connector 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent. Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and kinking. Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when the washer/dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance. An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and insects from entering the home. Exhaust hood must be at least 12 in. (30.5 cm) from the ground or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as flowers, rocks or bushes, etc.). If using an existing vent system, clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint. Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid metal or flexible metal vent. 9 Install Leveling Legs WARNING Remove Foam Packing 1. Open the washer lid. The latch under the dryer will keep the lid open. 2. Pull the foam packing ring out of the washer. Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install washer/dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. To protect the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from the shipping carton. Gently place the washer/dryer on its side, on the cardboard. Install the rear leveling legs NOTE: Keep the foam ring and use it when transporting your washer/dryer. This packing material is used to keep the washer tub stable during transport. 1. Push legs into holes in rear corners until they snap into place. Connect Drain Hose 2. Check adjustability of rear legs by pushing in one leg. The other leg should come out. Check both legs. If they do not move freely, repeat step 1. Install the front leveling legs Proper connection of the drain hose protects your floors from damage due to water leakage. To prevent the drain hose from coming off or leaking, it must be installed per the following instructions: IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installation, this procedure must be followed exactly. 1. Check the drain hose to see whether it is the proper length. 2. Wet the inside of the straight end of the drain hose with tap water. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER LUBRICANT. 3. Squeeze ears of the silver, double-wire clamp with pliers to open. Place clamp over the straight end of the drain hose ¼ in. (6.4 mm) from the end. 1. Examine the front leveling legs. Find the diamond marking. 2. Screw front legs by hand, into the holes in the triangular braces in the front corners. Use wrench to finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer visible. . 4. Open clamp. Twist hose back and forth while pushing onto drain connector on the side of the washer/dryer. Continue until hose contacts the ribbed stop on the cabinet. 3. Carefully stand the washer/dryer upright. 5. Place clamp over the area marked “CLAMP.” Release clamp. 10 For laundry tub or standpipe drain systems Clear the water lines 1. Open the yellow, single-wire clamp and slide over the hooked end of the drain hose to secure the rubber and corrugated sections together. 5. Run water through both faucets and inlet hoses, into a bucket or laundry tub, to get rid of particles in the water lines that might clog the inlet valve screens. Connect the inlet hoses to the washer 6. Attach the hose with the blue coupling to the cold water (top) inlet valve. Screw on coupling by hand until seated on the washer. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional two-thirds turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the valves can result. 1. Hooked end 2. Drain hose 1 2. Put the hooked end of drain hose into laundry tub or standpipe. Rotate hook to eliminate kinks. To prevent drain water from going back into the washer: ■ Do not straighten hooked end of the drain hose and force excess drain hose into standpipe. Hose should be secure but loose enough to provide a gap for air. ■ Do not lay excess hose on the bottom of the laundry tub. 2 1. Cold water inlet valve (blue) 2. Hot water inlet valve (red) For use with floor drain Remove the drain hose hook from the corrugated drain hose. You may need additional parts. See “Floor Drain” under “Alternate Parts.” Connect Inlet Hoses 1. Insert a new flat washer (supplied) into each end of the inlet hoses. Firmly seat the washers in the couplings. 1 2 7. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet valve. Screw on coupling by hand until seated on the washer. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional two-thirds turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the valves can result. If you are working in a closet or recessed area Move the washer/dryer into its final position and remove cardboard from under washer/dryer. Remove the access panel by removing three Phillips-head screws and one bumper, located at the top of the access panel. Set panel, screw, and bumper aside. Complete hookup of water hoses and (on gas models) the flexible gas connector through the access area. Replace access panel upon completion of washer/dryer installation. 1. Coupling 2. Washer Connect the inlet hoses to the water faucets Make sure the washer basket is empty. 2. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until seated on the washer. 3. Attach the hose with the blue coupling to the cold water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until seated on the washer. 4. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional twothirds turn. Check for leaks 8. Turn on the water faucets and check for leaks. A small amount of water might enter the washer. You will drain this later. NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record hose installation or replacement dates for future reference. ■ If you connect only one water hose, you must cap off the remaining water inlet port. ■ Periodically inspect and replace hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are found. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the valves can result. 11 Optional exhaust installations Secure Drain Hose 1. Move the washer/dryer to its final location and remove any cardboard used to move the washer/dryer. 2. Locate the plastic strap included in the parts package. Beaded tie strap This washer/dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right or left side. To convert the washer/dryer, use Side Exhaust Kit Part Number 279823. If your washer/dryer was previously exhausted from the right or left side, it can be converted to rear exhaust by using standard offset connections. To cover the hole in the side, one of the following plugs can be added: 692790 (white) 3977784 (biscuit) Follow the instructions in the kit to install. Kits are available from the dealer from whom you purchased your washer/dryer. 3. Wrap the drain hose to the laundry tub leg or standpipe with the plastic strap (1 or 2 below) and secure. 1 2 3 If the water faucets and the drain standpipe are recessed, put the hooked end of the drain hose in the standpipe. Tightly wrap the plastic strap around the water inlet hoses and the drain hose (3 above). 3 2 1 1. Standard rear offset exhaust installation 2. Rear exhaust for offset close clearance connection 3. Left or right side exhaust installation Alternate installations for close clearances Plan Vent System Typical exhaust installations Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Three close-clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions provided with the vent system. Typical installations vent the dryer from rear of the washer/dryer. Other installations are possible. 1 2 3 1. Loop system with standard elbows 2. Loop system with one offset & one standard elbow 3. Vent system with one periscope (2 in. [5 cm] clearance) 1. Dryer 2. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent 3. Clamps 4. Wall 12 5. Elbow 6. Clamps 7. Elbow 8. Exhaust hood NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. Please reference the “Assistance or Service” section of your “Washer/Dryer User Instructions.” ■ Over the top Installation: Part Number 4396028 ■ Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch): The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable. 4" (10.2 cm) Part Number 4396037 - 0 in. (0 cm) to 18 in. (45.72 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396011 - 18 in. (45.72 cm) to 29 in. (73.66 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396014 - 29 in. (73.66 cm) to 50 in. (127 cm) mismatch Special provisions for mobile home installations The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside. 2½" (6.4 cm) See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood type for the maximum vent lengths you can use. Exhaust systems longer than specified will: ■ Shorten the life of the dryer. ■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage. 3. Determine the number of elbows you will need. IMPORTANT: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the Vent Length Chart. The following Vent Length Chart helps you determine your maximum vent length based on the number of 90° turns or elbows you will need and the type of vent (rigid metal or flexible metal) and hood that you will use. Vent Length Chart Number of 90º turns or elbows Type of Vent Box or Louvered hoods Angled hoods Determine Vent Length 0 1. Select the route that will provide the straightest and most direct path outdoors. Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns. When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. Avoid 90º turns. Rigid metal Flexible metal 34 ft (12.2 m) 21 ft (7.6 m) 29 ft (10.7 m) 16 ft (6.1 m) 1 Rigid metal Flexible metal 24 ft (9.7 m) 15 ft (6.4 m) 20 ft (8.2 m) 10 ft (4.9 m) 2 Rigid metal Flexible metal 14 ft (7.3 m) 7 ft (4.6 m) 12 ft (5.8 m) 2 ft (3.0 m) NOTE: Side exhaust adds a 90° turn inside the washer/dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90° turn to the chart. 2. Determine vent length. The maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon: ■ The type of vent (rigid metal or flexible metal). ■ The number of elbows used. ■ Type of hood. Recommended hood styles are shown here. 2 Install Vent System 1. (Optional) Put on safety glasses and gloves. 2. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around exhaust hood. 3. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp. 4. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible. See “Determine Vent Length.” Avoid 90º turns. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the vent to secure vent. 1 4" (10.2 cm) 4" (10.2 cm) 1. Louvered hood style 2. Box hood style 13 Level Washer/Dryer Complete Installation Properly leveling your washer/dryer prevents excessive noise and vibration. 1. Check the levelness of the washer/dryer by placing a level on the top edge of the washer, first side to side, then front to back. 1. Check to be sure all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. 2. Check to be sure you have all of your tools. 3. Dispose/recycle all packaging materials. Keep the plastic foam for use if the washer/dryer should be transported. 4. Check the washer/dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not crushed or kinked. 5. Check to be sure the washer/dryer is level and front leveling feet are tight. See “Level Washer/Dryer.” 6. Plug into a grounded outlet. Turn power on. 7. Check to be sure the water faucets are on. 8. Check for leaks around faucets and inlet hoses. 9. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape remaining on the washer/dryer. 10. Read your “Washer/Dryer User Instructions.” 11. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. 12. To test the washer, measure ¹⁄₂ the normal recommended amount of detergent and pour it into the washer. Close the lid. Select HEAVY DUTY and pull out the Cycle Control knob. Allow the washer to complete one whole cycle. 13. To test the dryer, set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air cycle) for 20 minutes and start the dryer. If the dryer will not start, check the following: 2. If the washer/dryer is not level, prop up the front with a wood block and adjust the feet up or down as necessary. Remove wood block and lower washer/dryer. Repeat this step until the washer/dryer is level. Connect Vent 1. Using a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in washer/dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean. The vent must fit over the exhaust outlet and inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp. 2. Move washer/dryer into final position. Do not crush or kink vent. Make sure washer/dryer is level. 3. (On gas models) Check to be sure there are no kinks in the flexible gas line. ■ Controls are set in a running or “On” position. ■ Start button has been firmly pushed. ■ Washer/dryer is plugged into a grounded outlet. ■ Electrical supply is connected. ■ House fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has not tripped. ■ Dryer door is closed. 14. When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the dryer door and feel for heat. If you do not feel heat, turn the dryer off and check the following: ■ There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still no heat, contact a qualified technician. NOTE: You may notice a burning odor when dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away 14 Notes 15 . 8542748 © 2003. All rights reserved. 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