27" (69 cm) electric washer/dryer installation instructions

27" (69 cm) electric washer/dryer installation instructions
27" (69 CM) ELECTRIC WASHER/DRYER
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Table of Contents
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.................... 2
Tools and Parts ............................................. 2
Alternate Parts ............................................... 2
Location Requirements ................................. 3
Drain System ................................................. 4
Electrical Requirements ................................ 4
Electrical Connection .................................... 6
Venting Requirements ................................. 11
Remove Shipping Strap .............................. 11
Install Leveling Legs .................................... 12
Connect the Drain Hose.............................. 12
Connect the Inlet Hoses.............................. 13
Secure the Drain Hose ................................ 13
Plan Vent System ........................................ 14
Install Vent System ...................................... 15
Level Washer/Dryer ..................................... 15
Connect Vent............................................... 16
Complete Installation................................... 16
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.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Tools and Parts
Alternate Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the safety instructions provided with any tools
listed here.
Tools needed:
■
#2 Phillips and flat-blade
screwdriver
■
Wire stripper (direct wire
installations)
■
Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or
⁹⁄₁₆" open-end wrench (for
adjusting washer/dryer
feet)
■
Knife
■
Vent clamps
■
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
■
Pliers
■
Scissors
■
Tin snips (for new vent
installations)
■
Level
■
¼" nut driver or socket
wrench
■
Wood block (for leveling)
■
Ruler or measuring tape
Your installation may require additional parts. For ordering
information, please refer to the toll free phone numbers on the
front page of the “Washer/Dryer User Instructions.”
If You Have
You Will Need to Buy
Laundry tub or
standpipe taller than
96" (2.4 m)
Sump pump system (if not already
available)
1" (2.5 cm) diameter
standpipe
2" (5 cm) diameter to 1" (2.5 cm)
diameter standpipe adapter, Part
Number 3363920
Overhead sewer
Standard 20 gal. (76 L) 34" (86.4 cm)
tall drain tub or utility sink and sump
pump (available from local plumbing
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
Parts supplied:
Remove parts package from the washer basket. Check that all
parts were included.
C
B
A
D
E
A. Water inlet hoses (2)
B. Inlet hose flat washers (4)
C. Front leveling feet with nuts (2)
D. Shipping strap (Not in parts
bag. See “Remove Shipping
Strap”)
F
G
E. Drain hose
F. Yellow, single wire hose
clamp
G. Silver, double wire hose
clamp
Parts needed:
Check local codes, electrical supply and venting, and read
“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 the “Washer/Dryer User
Instructions.”
2
Location Requirements
Washer/Dryer Dimensions
WARNING
71⁵⁄₈"
(181.9 cm)
23³⁄₄"
(60.3 cm)
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
32¹⁄₄"
(81.9 cm)
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
*32"
(81.3 cm)
You will need
■
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" (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.
27"
(68.6 cm)
*Most installations require a minimum 5½" (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" (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.
■
Rear clearance may be 0" when house exhaust system is lined
up directly with dryer exhaust.
A
C
B
6"
(15.2 cm)
3"
(7.6 cm)
48 in.2
(310 cm2)
Installation Clearances
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open
fully.
24 in.2
(155 cm2)
1" 32"
27"
0"
0"
(0 cm) (68.6cm) (0 cm) (2.5 cm) (81.3 cm)
3"
(7.6 cm)
5¹⁄₂"
(14 cm)
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
C. Closet door with vents
3
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.”
Laundry tub drain system (view C)
Standpipe drain system - wall or floor (views A & B)
Floor drain system (view D)
The standpipe drain requires a minimum diameter standpipe of
2" (5 cm). The minimum carry-away capacity can be no less than
17 gal. (64 L) per minute. A 2" (5 cm) diameter to 1" (2.5 cm)
diameter standpipe adapter kit is available. See “Alternate Parts.”
The top of the standpipe must be at least 39" (99 cm) high and no
higher than 96" (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer.
The floor drain system requires a siphon break that may be
purchased separately. See “Alternate Parts.”
The siphon break must be a minimum of 28" (71 cm) from the
bottom of the washer. Additional hoses might be needed.
The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal. (76 L) capacity. The top
of the laundry tub must be at least 34" (86.4 cm) above the floor
and no higher than 96" (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer.
34"
(86.4 cm)
39"
(99 cm)
C
A
D
B
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, One 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-amp 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.
4
■
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.
■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire
electrical supply connection. The green cabinet-grounding
conductor is permanently connected to the neutral conductor
(white wire) within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a
4-wire electrical supply connection, the green cabinetgrounding conductor must be removed from the external
ground connector (green screw), and secured under the
neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block.
When the green cabinet-grounding conductor is secured
under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal
block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor.
■
If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet
ground connector to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
■
Use a 4-wire conductor cord when the 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.
If your outlet looks like this:
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 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.
If your outlet looks like this:
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
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is
properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
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.
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 copper wires
and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R.
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Electrical Connection
Initial Installation - for Power Supply Cord or Direct Wire Installations
Power Supply Cord
Direct Wire
WARNING
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard
Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord.
Use 10 gauge solid 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.
3. Install strain relief.
Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief
■
A
B
Remove the screws from a ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
(UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp
sections into the hole below the terminal block opening so
that one tab is pointing up and the other is pointing down, and
hold in place. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold
the two clamp sections together.
A
C
B
C
E
D
A. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
B. Hold-down screw
C. Terminal block cover
D. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
E. External ground conductor screw
6
A. Strain relief tab
B. Hole below terminal block opening
C. Clamp section
■
Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that
the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the
strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the
dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position.
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
4-wire direct
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
4-wire connection:
Direct Wire
3-wire receptacle
(NEMA type 10-30R)
A UL listed,
120/240 volt
minimum,
30-amp, dryer
power supply
cord*
3-wire connection:
Power supply cord
3-wire direct
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
3-wire connection:
Direct Wire
5"
(12.7 cm)
Style 2: Direct wire strain relief
■
Unscrew the removable conduit connector and any screws
from a ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain
relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief through the
hole below the terminal block opening. Reaching inside the
terminal block opening, screw the removable conduit
connector onto the strain relief threads.
3¹₂"
(8.9 cm)
A
B
C
A. Removable conduit connector
B. Hole below terminal block opening
C. Strain relief threads
*If local codes do not permit the connection of a frame-grounding
conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire connection”
section.
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.
F
B
A
■
Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief
should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a
horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screw against the
direct wire cable.
C
D
E
G
A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)
B. 4-prong plug
C. Ground prong
D. Neutral prong
E. Spade terminals with upturned ends
F. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
G. Ring terminals
1. Remove center terminal block screw.
4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type
of electrical connection:
4-wire (recommended)
3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)
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2. Remove neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral
grounding wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of
power supply cord under center, silver-colored terminal block
screw. Tighten screw.
A
B
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
washer/dryer can be moved if needed.
Strip 5" (12.7 cm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving
bare ground wire at 5" (12.7 cm). Cut 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) from
3 remaining wires. Strip insulation back 1" (2.5 cm). Shape ends of
wires into a hook shape.
D
C
E
A. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
C. External ground conductor screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center)
E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
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, as shown.
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
D
C
B
E
1. Remove center terminal block screw.
2. Remove neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral
grounding wire and place the hooked end (hook facing right)
of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct wire cable
under the center screw of the terminal block. Squeeze hooked
ends together. Tighten screw.
A
A
F
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord
C. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral wire (white or center)
F. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
4. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
5. Tighten strain relief screws.
6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
7. Go to “Venting Requirements.”
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B
D
C
E
A. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
C. External ground conductor screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire
E. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
C
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.
D
C
B
B
E
A
D
F
E
A
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord
C. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral wire (white or center)
F. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
4. 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.
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.
6. Go to “Venting Requirements.”
3-wire connection: Direct Wire
5. Tighten strain relief screw.
6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
7. Go to “Venting Requirements.”
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
washer/dryer can be moved if needed.
Strip 3¹⁄₂" (8.9 cm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip
insulation back 1" (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.
3-wire connection: Power supply cord
1
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
B
D
E
A
C
G
F
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, as shown.
A. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R)
B. 3-wire plug
C. Neutral prong
D. Spade terminals with up turned ends
E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
F. Ring terminals
G. Neutral (white or center wire)
1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.
1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.
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2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire)
of direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block
(hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten
screw.
C
B
D
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 neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral
grounding wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of
power supply cord/cable under center, silver-colored terminal
block screw. Tighten screw.
B
A
E
A
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
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.
C
E
D
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes)
C. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
D. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician
E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
4. Tighten strain relief screw.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
6. Go to “Venting Requirements.”
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.
6. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external
ground conductor screw to an adequate ground.
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Venting Requirements
Remove Shipping Strap
WARNING
WARNING
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.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
To prevent floor damage, set washer/dryer onto cardboard before
moving across floor. Move washer/dryer close to its final location.
1. Do not cut yellow strap. Pull yellow strap firmly, until
completely removed from washer/dryer. There should be
2 cotter pins on the end of the shipping strap. Remove the
hang tag and pin from the vent pipe.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this washer/dryer
MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
4" (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 the
“Washer/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:
2. Tilt the washer/dryer forward. Move each of the 2 rear legs in
an up-down motion to check the self-adjusting leveling legs
for free movement. This is required for proper leveling. Gently
lower the washer/dryer to the floor.
3. Cut the shipping strap about 16" (40.6 cm) from the plug end.
Look for the words “CUT HERE.” Discard end with cotter pins.
You will use the remaining piece of shipping strap to secure
the drain hose.
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint,
wallpaper, carpets, etc.
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
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" (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.
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Install Leveling Legs
Install the front leveling feet
4. Open clamp. Twist hose back and forth while pushing onto
drain connector on the side of the washer/dryer. Continue until
hose contacts the ribbed stops on the cabinet.
1. Prop up the front of the washer/dryer about 4" (10.2 cm) with
a wood block or similar object. The block needs to support
the weight of the washer/dryer.
2. Screw the locknut onto each foot to within 1" (2.5 cm) of the
base.
1"
(2.5 cm)
3. Screw the feet into the correct holes at the front corner of the
washer/dryer until the nuts touch the washer.
NOTE: Do not tighten the nuts until the washer/dryer is level.
4. Tilt the washer/dryer back and remove the wood block. Gently
lower the washer/dryer to the floor.
5. Place clamp over the area marked “CLAMP.” Release clamp.
For laundry tub or standpipe drain systems
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.
Connect the Drain Hose
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 according to the
following instructions:
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installation, this procedure must
be followed exactly.
1. Check the drain hose to see whether it is the proper length.
2. Wet the inside of the straight end of the drain hose with tap
water.
IMPORTANT: Do not use any lubricant other than water.
3. Squeeze ears of the silver, double-wire clamp with pliers to
open. Place clamp over the straight end of the drain hose
¼" (6.4 mm) from the end.
A
B
A. Hooked end
B. Drain hose
2. Put 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.
■
¼"
(6.4 mm)
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Do not lay excess hose on the bottom of the laundry tub.
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.”
If you are working in a closet or recessed area
Connect the Inlet Hoses
1. Insert a new flat washer (supplied) into each end of the inlet
hoses. Firmly seat the washers in the couplings.
A
Move the washer/dryer into its final position and remove
cardboard from under washer/dryer. Remove the access panel by
removing 3 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. Replace access panel upon
completion of washer/dryer installation.
B
A. Coupling
B. 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 it is seated on the washer.
3. Attach the hose with the blue coupling to the cold water
faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until it is 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.
■
The apparatus must be connected to the water faucets using
the new hoses. Do not use old hoses.
Secure the Drain Hose
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the valves can result.
Clear the water lines
1. Move the washer/dryer to its final location and remove any
cardboard used to move the washer/dryer.
2. Locate the remaining piece of shipping strap. See “Remove
Shipping Strap.”
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.
Shipping strap
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 it is 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.
3. Wrap the drain hose to the laundry tub leg or standpipe with
the shipping strap (A or B below). Push fastener into the
nearest hole in the shipping strap (see illustration above).
A
B
A. Cold water inlet valve (blue)
B. Hot water inlet valve (red)
7. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water
(bottom) inlet valve. Screw on coupling by hand until it is
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.
A
B
C
If the water faucets and the drain standpipe are recessed, put
the hooked end of the drain hose in the standpipe. Tightly
wrap the shipping strap around the water inlet hoses and the
drain hose (C above). Push fastener into the nearest hole in
the shipping strap (see illustration above).
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Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions provided with the vent
system.
Plan Vent System
Typical exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from rear of the washer/dryer.
Other installations are possible.
D
A
E
F
B
A
B
A. Loop system with standard elbows
B. Loop system with one offset and one standard elbow
C. Vent system with one periscope (2" [5 cm] clearance)
G
C
H
A. Dryer
B. Rigid metal or
flexible metal vent
C. Clamps
D. Wall
C
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations
are available for purchase. Please reference the “Assistance or
Service” section of the “Washer/Dryer User Instructions.”
■ Over the top Installation:
E. Elbow
F. Clamps
G. Elbow
H. Exhaust hood
Part Number 4396028
■
Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
mismatch):
Optional exhaust installations
Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) mismatch
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.
Part Number 4396011 - 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm)
mismatch
A
B
C
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Rear exhaust for offset close clearance connection
C. Left or right side exhaust installation
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Three close-clearance installations are shown.
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Part Number 4396014 - 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (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.
Determine vent length
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 when possible.
better
good
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.
B
A
Install Vent System
1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See “Determine vent 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.
Level Washer/Dryer
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.
4"
(10.2 cm)
4"
(10.2 cm)
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable.
4"
(10.2 cm)
2½"
(6.4 cm)
See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood
type for the maximum vent lengths you can use.
2. If the washer/dryer is not level, prop up the front with the
wood block and adjust the feet up or down as necessary.
Remove wood block.
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 Vent Length Chart.
The following 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 or flexible metal) and hood
that you will use.
Vent Length Chart
No. of
90º turns
or elbows
Type of Vent
Box or
Louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
37 ft (11.3 m)
25 ft (7.6 m)
35 ft (10.7 m)
20 ft (6.1 m)
1
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
32 ft (9.7 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
27 ft (8.2 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)
2
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
24 ft (7.3 m)
15 ft (4.6 m)
19 ft (5.8 m)
10 ft (3.0 m)
3. Tilt the washer/dryer forward until the rear of the washer/dryer
is at least 4" (10.2 cm) off the floor. You may hear the selfadjusting rear feet click into place. Lower the washer/dryer to
the floor. Check the levelness of the washer/dryer with a level
as shown above.
If washer/dryer will not level, recheck rear leveling legs for free
movement as described in the “Install Leveling Legs” section.
Repeat until the washer/dryer is level.
NOTE: It may be necessary to level the washer/dryer again
after it is moved into its final position.
4. After the washer/dryer is in the final location and level, use an
adjustable or open-end wrench to turn the nuts on the front
feet tightly against the washer cabinet.
If the nuts are not tight against the washer cabinet, the
washer/dryer may vibrate.
NOTE: Side exhaust adds a 90° turn inside the washer/dryer. To
determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90° turn to the
chart.
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Connect Vent
1. Using a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in
washer/dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the
vent is clean. The vent must fit over the exhaust outlet and
inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured to
exhaust hood with a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
2. Move washer/dryer into final position. Do not crush or kink
vent. Make sure washer/dryer is level.
Complete Installation
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 of/recycle all packaging materials. Keep the plastic
foam for use if the washer/dryer should be transported.
4. Check the washer/dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not
crushed or kinked.
5. Check 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 on power.
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 the “Washer/Dryer User Instructions.”
11. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
12. To test the washer, measure ¹⁄₂ the normal recommended
amount of detergent and pour it into the washer. Close the lid.
Select HEAVY DUTY and pull out the Cycle Control knob.
Allow the washer to complete one whole cycle.
13. To test the dryer, set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air
cycle) for 20 minutes and start the dryer.
If the dryer will not start, check the following:
■
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 off the dryer 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.
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