24"(69CM) ELECTRIC WASHER/DRYER INSTAILATION INSTRUCTIONS Table of Contents WASHER/DRYER SAFETY.................................... 2 INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONS .......................... 2 Tools and Par_s...................................................2 Alternate Parts.....................................................2 Location Requirements ......................................2 Drain System ....................................................... 3 ElectricalRequirements ......................................4 ElectricalConnection ..........................................5 Venting Requirements.......................................10 Install Leveling Legs..........................................11 Remove Foam Packing.....................................11 Connect Drain Hose..........................................11 Connect Inlet Hoses..........................................12 Secure Drain Hose ............................................13 PlanVent System ..............................................13 InstallVent System............................................15 LevelWasher/Dryer...........................................15 Connect Vent.....................................................15 Complete Installation........................................15 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: 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. 8577191 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. 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. Tools needed:. • Level • Wood block (for leveling) • Ruler or measuring tape • Knife • Vent clamps 1/4"nut driver or socket wrench (recommended) • Pliers • Scissors Wire stripper (direct wire installations) • Tin snips (for new vent installations) #2 Phillips and flat-blade screwdriver Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or 9/16"(14 mm) open-end wrench (for adjusting dryer feet) Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) Parts supplied: Remove parts package from the washer basket. Check that all parts were included. B C D 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 E A. Water inlet hoses (2) B. Inlet hose flat washers (4) C. Rear leveling legs (2) D. Front leveling legs (2) E. Plastic strap F Drain hose G. Yellow, single wire hose clamp H. 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 the 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 • A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See "Venting Requirements." • Aseparate30-amp • A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the washer/dryer. See "Electrical Requirements." circuit. • Asturdyfloortosupport thewasher/dryer weight(washer/ dryer, waterandload)of500Ibs(226.8 kg). • Alevelfloorwithamaximum slopeof1"(2.5cm)underentire washer/dryer. Clothes maynottumble properly andautomatic sensor cyclesmaynotoperate correctly ifwasher/dryer isnot level.Installing oncarpetisnotrecommended. • Awaterheater settodeliver 120°F (49°C) watertothewasher. • Hotandcoldwaterfaucets located within4ft (1.2m)ofthe hotandcoldwaterfillvalves, andwaterpressure of5-100psi (34.5-689.6 kPa). Thewasher/dryer mustnotbeinstalled orstored inanareawhere itwillbeexposed towaterand/orweather. Donotoperate yourwasher intemperatures atorbelow 32°F(0°C). Somewatercanremain inthewasher andcancause damage inlowtemperatures. See"Washer/Dryer Care"inthe Washer/Dryer UserInstructions forwinterizing information. Donotoperate yourdryerattemperatures below45°F(7°C). At lowertemperatures, thedryermightnotshutoffattheendofan automatic cycle.Thiscanresultinlonger dryingtimes. Check coderequirements. Somecodeslimit,ordonotpermit, installation ofthewasher/dryer ingarages, closets, mobile homes orsleeping quarters. Contact yourlocalbuilding inspector. Installation Clearances The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. Washer/Dryer Dimensions Rear clearance may be 0" when house exhaust system is lined up directly with dryer exhaust. O" oO o oo 24in'2 -_ (155cm2)| 0" -_*l_ _- 237/8'L_-_--0 " (0 crn) 0 cm A 1" _- 27M-_ 2,5¢m (69,22 cm) 91/2" (14cm) B __' (7.6crn) / C A. Recessed area B. Side view - closet or confined area C. 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 Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: • Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer. • 15%" (39.05 crn) (60.64 cm) -_ _.JL __ and 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. 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." 71%" (1 82.25 cm) Standpipe drain system - wall or floor (views A & 13) 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. 23 T/8" *Most installations require a minimum 51/2'' (14 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See "Venting Requirements." Minimum installation installation spacing for recessed area or closet 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. A B 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" (86.4 cm) above the floor and no higher than 96" (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer. Floor drain system (view D) 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. 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 (!4-30R) D 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 four 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: 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. 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 three 10-gauge 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. • Do not use an extension cord. • 10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum). • If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate. • At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long. Electrical 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. • • GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS Connection This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire 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 neutral ground wire must be removed from the internal ground connector (green screw), and secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block. When the neutral ground wire 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 neutral ground wire to the neutral wire, see "Optional 3-wire connection" section. A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the appliance is installed in a location where grounding through the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductors. If using a power supply cord: Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain:  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. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Power Supply Cord DirectWire Fire Hazard Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use 10 gauge solid copper Use a UL listed strain relief. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect 1. 2. Fire Hazard power before making electrical connections. wire. 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 terminals (gold). Connect remaining 2 terminals (gold). 2 supply wires to remaining 2 supply wires to remaining Securely tighten all electrical connections. Securely tighten Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Disconnect power. Remove the hold-down U 3. screw and terminal block cover. all electrical connections. Install strain relief. Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief 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. _==:=:::=:==::=_ i A. Strain relief tab pointing up B. Hole below terminal block opening C. Clamp section D. Strain relief tab pointing down D A. Center silver-colored terminal block screw B. Hold-down screw C. Terminal block cover D. Internal ground conductor screw 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. Do not further tighten strain relief screws at this point. 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 4-wire connection: Power supply cord 30-amp, dryer power supply minimum, cord* _.._ 4-wire direct A fused disconnect or 4-wire connection: Direct Wire box* circuit breaker (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. t_ 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) 3-wire connection: A UL listed, 120/240-volt Power supply cord 30-amp, dryer power supply minimum, cord* o 3-wire direct A fused disconnect or 3-wire connection: Direct Wire box* circuit breaker t *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 T ........................................................ B IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for all mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. B F A. Removable conduit connector B. Hole below terminal block opening C. Strain relief threads 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. 4, Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection: 4-wire (recommended) 3-wire (if 4-wire is not available) C D E A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type !4-30R) B. 4-prong plug C. Ground prong D. Neutral prong E. Spade terminals with upturned ends F. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL Iisted strain relief G. Ring terminals G 1= 2. Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Remove neutral ground wire from internal ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center, silvercolored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. A o 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. /, "_ ....... ; 4-wire connection: Direct Wire B "c A. Center silver-colored terminal block screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Internal ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) 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. E, _A" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 3= Move the green painted screw from the internal to the external ground conductor location. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. B / o 1= Remove center, silver-colored 2. Remove neutral ground wire from internal ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground 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. terminal block screw. A o "0 / ...... G F E B D A. Neutral wire (white or center wire) B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral D. External E. Ground E Internal G. 3/4"(1.9 4. 5. 6. 7. ground wire ground conductor screw wire (green or bare) of power supply cord ground conductor location cm) UL listed, strain relief Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. Tighten strain relid screws. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. You have completed your electrical connection. "Venting Requirements." Now go to A. Center silver-colored terminal block screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Internal ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. _/4" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief Move the green painted screw from the internal to the external ground location. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 3. 1. 2. Loosen or remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw. C D G A. Neutral wire (white or center wire) B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral ground wire D. Internal ground conductor screw E.3/4"(1.9 cm) UL listed, strain relief A. Neutral wire (white or center wire) B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral ground wire D. External ground conductor screw E. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable F Internal ground conductor location G. 3/4"(1.9 cm) UL listed, strain relief 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. 4. 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4. 5. Tighten strain relief screws. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 6. You have completed your electrical connection. "Venting Requirements." Now go to 3-wire connection: Direct Wire Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 5. 6. Tighten strain relief screw. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 7. You have completed your electrical connection. "Venting Requirements." 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. Now go to 3-wire connection: Power supply cord Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 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. A ...... C A. B. C. D. E. F. G. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type !0-30R) 3-wire plug Ground prong Spade terminals with up turned ends _" (!.9 cm) UL listed strain relief Ring terminals Neutral (white or center wire) G F 1= 2. Loosen or remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw. 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. 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. 2. C L_ E Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Remove neutral ground wire from internal ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. L D C A. Neutral wire (white or center wire) B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D C. Neutral ground wire D. Internal ground conductor screw E. 3/4"(1.9 cm) UL listed, strain relief 3= B E A. Neutral wire (white or center wire) B. Neutral ground C. External ground D. Grounding path E. Internal ground 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. wire conductor screw determined by a qualified electrician conductor location Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4= 5. 6= Tighten strain relief screw. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. You have completed your electrical connection. "Venting Requirements." Now go to 4. 5. 6. Tighten strain relief screws. Move the green painted screw from the internal to the external ground conductor location. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground conductor screw to an adequate ground. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Rigid metal vent • For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended. • Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and kinking. Flexible metal vent Fire Hazard • Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for cleaning. • Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when the 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. • Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or floors. Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent. Failure to follow or fire. these instructions can result in death Elbows 45 ° elbows provide better airflow than 90 ° elbows. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this washer/dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS. j3 IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances. The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, or a concealed space of a building. 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 or flexible heavy metal vent. • Review Vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if necessary to achieve the best drying performance. If this is a new vent system Good Better Clamps • Use clamps to seal all joints. • Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the duct. Do not use duct tape. Vent material • Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent. • 4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used. DURASAFF Mventing products are recommended. Clamp Exhaust Recommended hood styles are shown here. B 4" (10.2cm) heavymetal exhaust vent DURASAFE TM 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. 1_4,,÷1 (10.2 cm) A. Louvered hood style B. Box hood style 10 The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable. 4" (1 0.2 cm)__ I/_,_ Install the front leveling legs 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. 21/2,, (6.4 crn) • An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep 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, snow line, etc.). • Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch. improper venting can cause moisture indoors, which may result in:  Moisture damage to woodwork, wallpaper, carpets, etc.  Housecleaning 3. Slowly stand the washer/dryer upright. 1. Open the washer lid. The latch under the dryer will keep the lid open. Pull the foam packing ring out of the washer. and lint to collect furniture, paint, 2. problems and health problems. Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install washer/dryer. 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. 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 1. Push legs into holes in rear corners until they snap into place. Proper connection of the drain hose protects your floors from damage due to water leakage. To keep 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. 2. Squeeze ears of the silver, double-wire clamp with pliers to open. Place clamp over the straight end of the drain hose 1A" (6.4 mm) from the end. 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. (6.4 mm) 11 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. 4. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional twothirds turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape or sealants on the valve. Damage to the valves can result. Clear the water lines i i 5. Place clamp over the area marked "CLAMR" • Run water through both faucets and inlet hoses, into a laundry tub, drainpipe or bucket to get rid of particles in the water lines that might clog the inlet valve screens. • Check the temperature of the water to make sure that the hot water hose is connected to the hot water faucet and that the cold water hose is connected to the cold water faucet. 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 1. 2. 3. the inlet hoses to the washer Attach the hot water hose to the bottom inlet valve. Attaching the hot water hose first makes it easier to tighten connection with pliers. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional twothirds turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape or sealants on the valve. Damage to the valves can result. A. Hooked end B. Drain hose 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. B 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." Insert a new flat washer (supplied) into each end of the inlet hoses. Firmly seat the washers in the couplings. A B A. Coupling B. Washer Connect the inlet hoses to the water faucets Make sure the washer basket is empty. 2. Attach the hose labeled hot to the hot water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer. 3. Attach the hose labeled cold to the cold water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer. 12 A. Cold water inlet valve (top) B. Hot water inlet valve (bottom) 4. Attach the cold water hose to the top inlet valve. 5. 6. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional twothirds turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape or sealants on the valve. 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. J Choose your exhaust installation type Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the washer/ dryer. Other installations are possible. A I ................... b Check for leaks 7. Turn on the water faucets and check for leaks, A small amount of water might enter the washer. You will drain this water 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. 1. Move the washer/dryer to its final location and remove any cardboard used to move the washer/dryer. Locate the plastic strap included in the parts package. 2. Beaded tie strap 3. Wrap the drain hose to the laundry tub leg or standpipe with the plastic strap (A or B below) and secure. A. Dryer B. Rigid me tal or flexible metal vent C. Clamps D. Wall E. F. G. H. Elbow Clamps Elbow Exhaust hood Optional exhaust installations 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. 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 plastic strap around the water inlet hoses and the drain hose (C above). B C A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation B. Rear exhaust for offset close clearance connection C. Left or right side exhaust installation 13 Alternate installations for close clearances 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. Determine vent path • 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. • Use the fewest 90 ° turns possible. J[ ....... Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance • I "\ ...... ,,,j............ A '\\, i Use the Vent system chart below to determine type of vent material and hood combinations acceptable to use. ........ ,,......... NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the Vent system chart, Exhaust systems longer than those specified will: 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) 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: Part Number 4396028 Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch): Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396011 - 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73,66 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396014 - 29" (73.66 cm)to mismatch 50" (127 cm) 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. 14 • Shorten the life of the dryer. • Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage. The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will help to achieve the best drying performance. Vent system chart NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90 ° turn inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90 ° turn to the chart. Number of 90 ° turns or elbows Type of Vent Box or Louvered hoods Angled hoods 0 Rigid metal Flexible metal 43 ft (13.1 m) 30 ft (9.1 m) 36 ft (11.0 m) 24 ft (7.3 m) 1 Rigid metal Flexible metal 33 ft (10.1 m) 24 ft (7.3 m) 26 ft (7.9 m) 18 ft (5.5 m) 2 Rigid metal Flexible metal 24 ft (7.3 m) 16 ft (4.9 m) 16 ft (4.9 m) 10 ft (3.0 m) 1. 2. 3. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around exhaust hood. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible. See "Determine vent path" in "Plan Vent System." Avoid 90° 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. Check that you have all of your tools. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials. Keep the plastic foam for use if the washer/dryer should be transported. Check the washer/dryer's final location. Be sure the vent is not crushed or kinked. Properly leveling your washer/dryer averts excessive noise and vibration. 7. Check that the washer/dryer is level and front leveling feet are tight. See "Level Washer/Dryer." For power supply cord installations, plug into an outlet. For direct wire installation, turn on power. Check that the water faucets are on. 8. Check for leaks around faucets and inlet hoses. 1. 9. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape remaining on the washer/dryer. Read the Washer/Dryer User Instructions. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. To test the washer, measure 1/2the normal recommended amount of detergent and pour it into the washer. Close the lid. Select the REGULAR cycle and pull out the Cycle Control knob. Allow the washer to complete one whole cycle. 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: 6. 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. 10. 11. 12. 13. 2. 1. 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. 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. Move washer/dryer into its final position. Do not crush or kink vent. Make sure washer/dryer is level. • Controls are set in a running or "On" position. • Start button has been firmly pushed. • Washer/dryer is plugged into a grounded outlet and/or electrical supply is on. • Household 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 household 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. 15 8577191 (c) 2005. All rights reserved. Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 TM DURASAFE is a trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A. 7/05 Printed in U.S.A.