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Table of Contents DRYER SAFETY.......................................................................... 2 Installation Requirements.............................................. 3 Tools and Parts....................................................................... 3 Location Requirements.......................................................... 3 Electrical Requirements......................................................... 4 Install Leveling Legs............................................................... 6 Electrical Connection............................................................. 7 VENTING.................................................................................... 13 Venting Requirements.......................................................... 13 Plan Vent System.................................................................. 14 Venting Kits........................................................................... 14 Install Vent System............................................................... 15 Connect Vent......................................................................... 15 Level Dryer............................................................................ 16 Complete Installation Checklist.......................................... 16 Reverse Door Swing (Optional)........................................... 17 Troubleshooting.................................................................... 18 W10096988A W10306460A-SP 1 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. 2 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Tools and Parts Parts supplied: Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. Tools needed: Leveling legs (4) Parts package is located in dryer drum. Check that all parts are included. Parts needed: Flat-blade screwdriver #2 Phillips screwdriver Check local codes. Check existing 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 dryer. For further information, please reference the “Assistance or Service” section of the Dryer User Instructions. Wire stripper (direct wire installations) Tin snips (new vent installations) 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. 1/4" nut driver (recommended) Vent clamps Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (25 mm) or hex-head socket wrench Utility knife Tape measure Pliers Level Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) Location Requirements You will need: ■■ A location allowing for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.” ■■ A separate 30 amp circuit. 3 ■■ If you are using power supply cord, a grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft. (610 mm) of either side of dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.” ■■ A sturdy floor to support the total weight (dryer and load) of 200 lbs. (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance should also be considered. ■■ Level floor with maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire dryer. (If slope is greater than 1" [25 mm], install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810.) If not level, clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly. 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. Drying times can be extended. The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather. 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. Installation clearances: The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. Dryer Dimensions 43" (1092 mm) 43" (1092 mm) 27" (687 mm) 13¾" (349 mm) 18"* (457 mm) 3"* (76 mm) 2 48 in.* 2 (310 cm ) 24 in.* 2 (155 cm ) 2 1" (25 mm) 27" (686 mm) A 1"* 29 ¼" 5 ½"* 1" (25 mm) (25 mm) (743 mm) (140 mm) B 3"* (76 mm) C A. Recessed area B. Side view - closet or confined area C. Closet door with vents *Additional spacing recommended Mobile home - Additional installation requirements This 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). 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. Electrical Requirements *29 1/2" (749 mm) A 27" (687 mm) B A. Large opening side-swing door B. Wide opening hamper door *Most installations require a minimum 5½" (140 mm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting Requirements.” Minimum spacing for recessed area or closet installation The dimensions shown following 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. 4 14" max.* (356 mm) ■■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for 23¾" (603 mm) *29 1/2" (749 mm) Minimum Required Spacing 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. The National Electrical Code requires a 4-wire power supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations. 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. ■■ 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 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 neutral ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection” section. ■■ 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 external ground connector screw (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. ■■ A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the dryer 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: 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), covered 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. ■■ 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: 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 14-30 R. 4-wire receptacle The ground wire (ground conductor) may be (14-30R) either green or bare. The neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover. If your outlet looks like this: 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. 3-wire receptacle (10-30R) 5 Install Leveling Legs WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. 2. Screw in leveling legs diamond marking Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 1. Prepare dryer for leveling legs Examine leveling legs, find diamond marking. Screw legs into leg holes by hand, use a wrench to finish turning legs until diamond marking is no longer visible. Now stand the dryer on its feet. Slide the dryer until it is close to its final location. Leave enough room for electrical connection and to connect the exhaust vent. To avoid damaging floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from dryer carton; place under entire back edge of dryer. Firmly grasp dryer body (not console panel) and gently lay dryer down on cardboard. 6 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 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. Electrical Connection Options 1. Choose electrical connection type Power supply cord 4-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 14-30R): Go to steps 1-2 on page 8 for power supply cord strain relief: then steps 3-6 for 4-wire Power Supply Cord Connection section. Then, go to Venting Requirements. Power supply cord 3-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 10-30R): Go to steps 1-2 on page 8 for power supply cord strain relief: then steps 3-5 for 3-wire Power Supply Cord Connection section. Then go to Venting Requirements. 4-wire direct connection: Go to steps 1-2 on page 10 for direct wire strain relief: then steps 3-8 for 4-wire Direct Wire Connection section. Then go to Venting Requirements. 3-wire direct connection: Go to steps 1-2 on page 10 for direct wire strain relief: then steps 3-7 for 3-wire Direct Wire Connection section. Then go to Venting Requirements. 2. Remove terminal block cover C B A D E F Before you start, disconnect power. Remove hold-down screw (D) and terminal block cover (A). A. Terminal block cover B. External ground conductor screw C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw D. Hold-down screw E. Neutral ground wire F. Hole below terminal block cover NOTE: If local codes do not permit connection of a cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire Connection” section. This connection may be used with either a power supply cord or a direct wire connection. 7 Power Supply Cord Connection Power supply cord strain relief 1. 4-wire Power Supply Cord Connection Attach power supply cord strain relief IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. A B A F B C C D Remove the screws from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp sections (C) into the hole below the terminal block opening (B) so that one tab is pointing up (A) and the other is pointing down (D), and hold in place. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold the two clamp sections (C) together. 2. 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" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief G. Ring terminals 3. Prepare to connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire. Attach power supply cord to strain relief E B A 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. Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A). 4. Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire For 3-wire Power Supply Cord Connection, see page 8. For 4 wire Power Supply Cord Connection, continue to step 3 on this page. B E C Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord under center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw. 8 5. Connect ground wire 3-wire Power Supply Cord Connection Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. B E D A C A F Connect ground wire (F) (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten screw. F G A. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) B. 3-wire plug C. Neutral prong D. Spade terminals with upturned ends E. 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief F. Ring terminals G. Neutral (white or center wire) 3. Remove center screw 6. Connect remaining wires B Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). 4. Connect neutral wire Connect remaining wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. B C Connect neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord to center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw. 5. Connect remaining wires Connect remaining wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. 9 Direct Wire Connection Direct wire strain relief 4-wire Direct Wire Connection 1. Attach direct wire strain relief IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit 3-wire connections. A 3. Prepare your 4-wire cable for direct connection B C Unscrew the removable conduit connector (A) and any screws from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief (C) through the hole below the terminal block opening (B). Reaching inside the terminal block opening, screw the removable conduit connector (A) onto the strain relief threads. 2. Attach direct wire cable to strain relief 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. 1" m) (25 m 5 (127 " mm ) Direct wire cable must have 5 ft. (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer may be moved if needed. Strip 5" (127 mm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving bare ground wire at 5" (127 mm). Cut 11/2" (38 mm) from remaining 3 wires. Strip insulation back 1" (25 mm). Shape ends of wires into hooks. 4. Connect wires to terminal block To connect wires to terminal block, place hooked end of wire under terminal block screw, facing to the right, squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. 5. Prepare to connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire For 3-wire Direct Wire Connection, see page 11. For 4 wire Direct Wire Connection, continue to step 3 on this page. E B A Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A). 10 6. Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire 3-wire Direct Wire Connection Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. B C E 3. Prepare your 3-wire cable for direct connection 1" m) (25 m 3½" (89 m m) Connect neutral ground wire (E) and place hooked end (hook facing right) of neutral wire (white or center wire) (C) of direct wire cable under center screw of terminal block (B). Squeeze hooked ends together and tighten screw. 7. Connect ground wire Direct wire cable must have 5 ft. (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer may be moved if needed. Strip 31/2" (89 mm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip insulation back 1" (25 mm). If using 3-wire cable with ground wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Shape wire ends into hooks. 4. Connect wires to terminal block A F Connect ground wire (green or bare) (F) of direct wire cable to external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten screw. 8. Connect remaining wires To connect wires to terminal block, place hooked end of wire under terminal block screw, facing to the right, squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. 5. Remove center screw B Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together and tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. 11 2. 6. Connect neutral wire B Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire B C E C Place hooked end of neutral wire (white or cente) (C) of direct wire cable under center terminal block screw (B). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. 7. Connect remaining wires Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or center wire) (C) of power supply cord or cable under center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw. 3. Connect remaining wires Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together and tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. Optional 3-wire Connection Place hooked ends of remaining wires under outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Tighten screws. 4. Connect external ground wire You must verify with a qualified electrician that this grounding method is acceptable before connecting. 1. Prepare to connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire E B A G A Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A). 12 Connect a separate copper ground wire (G) from the external ground conductor screw (A) to an adequate ground. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. VENTING Venting Requirements 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). WARNING B 4" (102 mm) A 4" (102 mm) Fire Hazard use a heavy metal vent. Recommended styles: A. Louvered hood B. Box hood Do not use a metal foil vent. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE 2½" (64 mm) 4" (102 mm) Do not use a plastic vent. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. C Acceptable styles: C. Angled hood Elbows: ■■ 45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows. 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. ■■ Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps may be used. ■■ Do not use plastic or metal foil vent. Good Better Clamps: Rigid metal vent: ■■ Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid crushing and kinking. Flexible metal vent: (Acceptable only if accessible to clean) ■■ Use clamps to seal all joints. ■■ Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices that extend into interior of duct and catch lint. Do not use duct tape. ■■ 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 7 3/4 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. 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. See “Venting Kits” for more information. 13 Alternate installations for close clearances Plan Vent System Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible. B C D E A F G Over-The-Top installation (also available with one offset elbow) B I A. Dryer B. Elbow C. Wall D. Exhaust hood E. Clamps H F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows H. Exhaust outlet I. Optional side exhaust outlet Optional exhaust installations: Exhaust can be converted out the right side, left side, or through the bottom (4-way vent kit). Each kit includes step-by-step instructions. For ordering information, see “Venting Kits”. Periscope installation NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. Venting Kits For more information, call 1-800-901-2042, or visit us at www.applianceaccessories.com. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777 or visit us at www.whirlpoolparts.ca. Part Number Descriptions A B A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation B. Left or right side exhaust installation C. Bottom exhaust installation 14 C 8171587RP 0–5" Metal vent periscope 4396037RP 0"-18" Metal vent periscope 4396011RP 18" - 29" Metal vent periscope 4396014 29" - 50" Metal vent periscope 4392892 In-Wall metal DuraVent™ Periscope 279818 4-way vent kit - white W10186596 4-way vent kit - universal grey 4396028 Sure Connect™ venting kit (over-the-top installation) 4396009RP 5' Universal connect vent, flexible dryer venting 4396010RP 6' SecureConnect™ vent, flexible dryer venting 4396013RB Dryer vent installer’s kit 4396033RP 5' flexible dryer venting with clamps 4396727RP 8' flexible dryer venting with clamps 4396004 Dryer offset elbow 4396005 Wall offset elbow 4396006RW DuraSafe™ close elbow 4396007RW Through-the-wall vent cap 4396008RP 4" steel dryer venting clamps - 2 pack 8212662 Flush mounting louvered vent hood 4" 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. Install Vent System 1. Install exhaust hood 12" min. (305 mm) 12" min. (305 mm) Install exhaust hood and use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around exhaust hood. Determine vent path: ■■ Select route that will provide straightest and most direct 2. Connect vent to exhaust hood 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 Vent must fit over the exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp. Run vent to dryer location using straightest path possible. Avoid 90° turns. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws, or other fastening devices that extend into interior of vent to secure vent, because they can catch lint. and increased energy usage. Connect Vent The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will help achieve best drying performance. 1. Connect vent to exhaust outlet 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) Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure vent is clean. Dryer vent must fit over dryer exhaust outlet and inside exhaust hood. Check that vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4" (102 mm) clamp. NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90º turn inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90º turn to the chart. 15 2. Move dryer to final location 2. Tighten and adjust leveling legs If dryer is not level, prop up using a wood block, use wrench to adjust legs up or down, and check again for levelness. Once legs are level, make sure all four legs are snug against the ground before tightening them. Move dryer to final location. Avoid crushing or kinking vent. After dryer is in place, remove corner posts and cardboard from under the dryer. Level Dryer 1. Complete Installation Checklist q Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through steps to see what was skipped. q Check that you have all of your tools. q Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials. q Check dryer’s final location. Be sure vent is not crushed Level Dryer or kinked. q Check that dryer is level. See “Level Dryer”. q Remove film on console and any tape remaining on dryer. q Wipe dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. q Read “Dryer Use” in your Use and Care Guide. q 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 pushed firmly. Check levelness of dryer from side to side. Repeat from front to back. NOTE: The dryer must be level for the moisture sensing system to operate correctly. ■■ Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply is on. ■■ Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has not tripped. ■■ Dryer door is closed. q When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the dryer door and feel for heat. If you feel heat, cancel cycle and close the door. Not Level LEVEL Not Level If you do not feel heat, turn off dryer, and check the following: ■■ There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that 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 an odor when the dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away. 16 Reverse Door Swing (Optional) 1. Remove bottom screws Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from dryer cabinet side of hinges. Loosen (do not remove) top screws from dryer cabinet side of hinges. 3. Remove screws from hinges Place towel on dryer Place towel on top of dryer to avoid damaging the surface. 2. 4. Lift door off top screws Remove screws attaching hinges to door. 5. Remove screws from door Remove screws at top, bottom, and side of door (5 screws). Keep door screws separate from hinge screws as they are different sizes. Holding door over towel on dryer, grasp sides of outer door and lift to separate it from inner door. NOTE: Do not pry apart with putty knife or screwdriver. Do not pull on door seal or plastic door catches. 6. Rotate outer door Take outer door and rotate it 180º and set it back down on inner door. Be certain to keep cardboard spacer centered between doors. Reattach outer door panel to inner door panel so handle is on the side where hinges were just removed. Insert 5 door screws. Lift door until top screws in dryer cabinet are in large part of hinge slot. Pull door forward off screws. Set door (handle side up) on top of dryer. Remove top screws from dryer cabinet. 17 7. Flip door over Flip door over so handle side is down. 8. Attach door hinges 9. Remove and transfer plugs Remove the 4 screws that attach 2 plugs on the left side. Transfer plugs to opposite side using the same 4 screws. 10. Insert screws in hinge holes on dryer cabinet NOTE: 2 people maybe needed to reinstall door. Insert screws into the bottom holes on left side of dryer cabinet. Tighten screws halfway. Position door so large end of door hinge slot is over screws. Slide door up so screws are in bottom of slots. Tighten screws. Insert and tighten top screws in hinges. 11. Check door strike alignment Reattach door hinges to dryer door so that the larger hole is at the bottom of the hinge. Close door and check that door strike aligns with door catch. If it is needed, slide door catch left or right within slot to adjust alignment. Troubleshooting 18 See the Use and Care Guide or visit our website and reference Frequently Asked Questions to possibly avoid the cost of a service call. Notes 19 W10096988A W10306460A-SP 20 © 2010 Whirlpool Corporation. All rights reserved ® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A. 2/10 Printed in U.S.A.
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