Whirlpool Wed5600xw Installation Instructions

Whirlpool Wed5600xw Installation Instructions
Electric Dryer Installation Instructions
27" Wide Models - U.S.A. Only
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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.
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■■ 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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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