Whirlpool | WED4950HW | Dimension Guide | Whirlpool WED4950HW Dimension Guide

Gas and Electric Dryer
PRODUCT MODEL NUMBERS
WED4950HW, WGD4950HW, WED4850HW,
WGD4850HW, YWED4850HW
Installation clearances:
Back View
4"
(101 mm)
For each arrangement, consider allowing more space for ease of
installation and servicing, spacing for companion appliances, and
clearances for walls, doors, and floor moldings. Space must be
large enough to allow door to fully open. Add spacing on all sides
of dryer to reduce noise transfer. If a closet door or louvered door
is installed, top and bottom air openings in door are required.
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or
sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
301/4"
(768 mm)
11/4"
(32 mm)
11/4"
(32 mm)
Dryer Dimensions
Front View
141/2"
43/4"
(121 mm) (368 mm)
29"
(737 mm)
91/4"
(235 mm)
141/2"
43/4"
(121 mm) (368 mm)
Steam
91/4"
(235 mm)
Non-Steam
Installation spacing for recessed area
or closet
NOTE: Minimum height of leveling legs should be 1/2" (13 mm),
or high enough for dryer to match the height of the accompanying
washer.
The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing 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" (25 mm) on all sides of the 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.
■■ Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
Side View
Installation Spacing
407/8"
(1038 mm)
1/2"
(13 mm)
503/4"
(1289 mm)
42"
(1067 mm)
281/4"
(717 mm)
281/4"
(717 mm)
14" max
(356 mm)
3"/3"
(76 mm/
76mm)
18"/18"
(457 mm/
457 mm)
A
A. Wide opening side-swing door
B. Wide opening hamper door
B
3"/3"
(76 mm/
76mm)
6"/0"
(152 mm/
0 mm)
48"2/48"2
(310 cm2/
310 cm2)
24"2/24"2
(155 cm2/
155 cm2)
1"/1"
(25 mm/25 mm)
1"/0"
(25 mm/0 mm)
Recommended/Minimum spacing
W10848818A
01/18
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
GAS SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
Gas supply: This dryer is equipped for use with Natural gas. Dryer can be converted to L.P. gas. When rigid pipe is used it should be 1/2" IPS. 3/8"
approved aluminum or copper tubing may be used for lengths under 20 ft (6.1 m) if local codes and gas supplier permit. Lengths over 20 ft (6.1 m)
should use larger tubing and a different size adapter fitting. Pipe-joint compounds resistant to the action of L.P. gas must be used. An individual
manual shut-off valve must be installed within 6 ft (1.8 m) of the dryer in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS – Gas models only
Use a 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. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral
or grounding circuit. Do not use an extension cord.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS – Electric models only
Use a 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. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral
or grounding circuit. Do not use an extension cord.
WATER (STEAM MODELS ONLY) REQUIREMENTS
The dryer must be connected to the cold water faucet using new inlet hoses. Do not use old hoses. Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling
can result. A cold water faucet should be located within 4 ft. (1.2 m) of the water fill valves, and should have water pressure of 20–100 psi
(137.9–689.6 kPa). You may use the water supply for your washer using the “Y” connector and short hose, which are provided.
VENTING REQUIREMENTS
Acceptable Style:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall,
ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space of a building. Only rigid
or flexible metal vent shall be used for exhausting.
Angled hood
4"
(102 mm)
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent
■■ Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps
may be used.
■■ Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent:
■■ Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid crushing
and kinking.
Flexible metal vent (Acceptable only if accessible to clean):
■■ Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location.
■■ Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in
reduced airflow and poor performance.
■■ Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.
■■ The total length should not exceed 73/4 ft. (2.4 m).
NOTE: If using an existing vent system, clean lint from entire length of
the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint. Replace
plastic or metal foil vents with rigid metal or flexible metal vents. Review
“Vent System Chart” and, if necessary, modify existing vent system to
achieve best drying performance.
Exhaust hoods:
■■ Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object that may
obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or snow).
Recommended Styles:
Louvered hood
Determine vent path:
■■ Select route that will provide straightest and most direct path
outdoors.
■■ Plan installation to use fewest number of elbows and turns.
■■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room
as possible.
■■ Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
■■ Use as few 90° turns as possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying
performance:
■■ Use following “Vent System Chart” to determine type of vent material
and hood combinations acceptable to use.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in “Vent
System Chart.” Exhaust systems longer than those specified will:
■■ Shorten life of dryer.
■■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
The “Vent System Chart” provides venting requirements that will help
achieve best drying performance.
Vent System Chart
Number of
90° turns
or elbows
Type
of vent
Box/louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
64 ft. (20 m)
58 ft. (17.7 m)
1
Rigid metal
54 ft. (16.5 m)
48 ft. (14.6 m)
2
Rigid metal
44 ft. (13.4 m)
38 ft. (11.6 m)
3
Rigid metal
35 ft. (10.7 m)
29 ft. (8.8 m)
4
Rigid metal
27 ft. (8.2 m)
21 ft. (6.4 m)
Box hood
Because Whirlpool Corporation policy includes a continuous commitment to improve
our products, we reserve the right to change materials and specifications without notice.
Dimensions are for planning purposes only. For complete details, see Installation
Instructions packed with product. Specifications subject to change without notice.
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