29" and 27" Dryers
Gas (U.S.A. and Canada)
PRODUCT MODEL NUMBERS
WGD4700Y, WGD4750X, WGD4800X, WGD4850X, WGD4890X, WGD4900X,
WGD4910X,WGD5100V, WGD5200V, WGD5300V, WGD5500X, WGD5510V,
WGD5550X, WGD5600X, WGD5610X, WGD5700A, WGD5700V, WGD5700X
Installation clearances:
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully.
Most installations require a minimum 5½" (140 mm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow.
27" Wide Models
Dryer Dimensions
29" Wide Models
Dryer Dimensions
23¾"
(603 mm)
43"
(1092 mm)
43"
(1092 mm)
*29 1/2"
(749 mm)
27"
(687 mm)
13¾"
(349 mm)
*29 1/2"
(749 mm)
27"
(687 mm)
A
B
A. Large opening side-swing door
B. Large opening side-swing door
Installation Spacing
14" max.*
(356 mm)
18"*
(457 mm)
3"*
(76 mm)
2
48 in.*
2
(310 cm )
24 in.* 2
(155 cm )
2
A. Large opening side-swing door
B. Large opening side-swing door
C. Wide opening side-swing door
D. Wide opening hamper door
1"
(25 mm)
27"
(686 mm)
A
1"* 29¼" 5½"*
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
Installation Spacing
14" max.*
(356 mm)
18"*
(457 mm)
3"*
(76 mm)
48 in.2*
2
(310 cm )
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet
The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed.
■■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
■■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and
floor moldings.
24 in.2 * 2
(155 cm )
1"
(25 mm)
29"
(737 mm)
A
1"* 27¾"
1"
(25 mm) (25 mm) (705 mm)
B
A. Recessed area
B. Side view – closet or confined area
C. Closet door with vents
*Required spacing
3"*
(76 mm)
■■ 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
C
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.
W10115228C
02/2012
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
GAS SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
Gas supply: This dryer is equipped for use with Natural gas. Dryer can be converted to L.P. gas. When rigid pipe is used it should be 1/2" IPS. When
acceptable to the gas supplier and local codes, 3/8" approved tubing may be used for lengths under 20 ft (6.1 m). For lengths over 20 ft (6.1 m), larger
tubing should be used. Pipe-joint compounds resistant to the action of L.P. gas must be used. An individual manual shutoff valve must be installed
within 6 ft (1.8 m) of the dryer in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
A 120-volt, 60 Hz, AC-only, 15 or 20 amp fused electrical supply is required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker and a separate circuit
are recommended.
VENTING REQUIREMENTS
Exhaust venting: Exhaust your dryer to the outside. 4" (102 mm)
diameter vent is required. Rigid or flexible metal exhaust vent
must be used. Do not use plastic or metal foil vet. Exhaust hood
must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the ground or any object that
may be in the path of the exhaust.
Exhaust hoods:
Recommended Styles:
Louvered Hood
Box Hood
Acceptable Style:
Angled Hood
Determine vent path:
■■ Select route that will provide straightest and most direct
path outdoors.
■■ Plan installation to use fewest number of elbows and turns.
The “Vent System Chart” provides venting requirements that
will help achieve best drying performance.
Vent System Chart
Number of
90° turns or
elbows
Type
of vent
Box/louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
64 ft. (20 m)
58 ft. (17.7 m)
1
Rigid metal
54 ft. (16.5 m)
48 ft. (14.6 m)
2
Rigid metal
44 ft. (13.4 m)
38 ft. (11.6 m)
3
Rigid metal
35 ft. (10.7 m)
29 ft. (8.8 m)
4
Rigid metal
27 ft. (8.2 m)
21 ft. (6.4 m)
NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations for 27" wide
models have a 90º turn inside the dryer. To determine
maximum exhaust length, add one 90º turn to the chart.
Vent System Chart
(29" Wide Long Vent Models Only)
Number of
90° turns
or elbows
Type
of vent
0
Rigid metal
120 ft. (36.6 m)
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance:
1
Rigid metal
110 ft. (33.5 m)
■■ Use following Vent System Chart to determine type of vent
2
Rigid metal
100 ft. (30.5 m)
3
Rigid metal
90 ft. (27.4 m)
4
Rigid metal
80 ft. (24.4 m)
5
Rigid metal
70 ft. (21.3 m)
■■ 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.
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:
Box/louvered, or
Angled hoods
■■ Shorten life of dryer.
■■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times
and increased energy usage.
Because Whirlpool Corporation policy includes a continuous commitment to improve
our products, we reserve the right to change materials and specifications without notice.
Dimensions are for planning purposes only. For complete details, see Installation
Instructions packed with product. Specifications subject to change without notice.