Washer
PRODUCT MODEL NUMBERS
MHWE201Y, MHWE251Y,
MHWE301Y
Washer Dimensions:
Undercounter installation washer only:
27"
(686 mm)
501/4"
(1276 mm)
Cabinet installation:
2"
(50 mm)
7"
(178 mm)
36" min.
(914 mm)
9"
(229 mm)
36"
(914 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
4"
(102 mm)
301/2"
(775 mm)
Recessed area or closet installation without pedestal
3"
(76 mm)
48" min.
(1220 mm)
4"
(102 mm)
3"
(76 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
Recessed or closet installation with pedestal
1"
(25 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
38"
24" min.
(965 mm)
(610
48 in.2
(310 cm2)
24 in.2
(155 cm2)
1"
(25 mm)
4"
(102 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
Recessed or closet installation stacked washer and dryer
12"
(305 mm)
3"
(76 mm)
48 in.2
(310 cm2)
72"
(1829 mm)
51/4"
(133 mm)
3"
(76 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
24 in.2
(155 cm2)
All dimensions show recommended spacing allowed, except for
closet door ventilation openings which are the minimum required.
For each arrangement, consider allowing more space for ease of
installation and servicing, and spacing for companion appliances
and clearances for walls, doors, and floor moldings.
Space must be large enough to allow door to fully open.
Add spacing of 1" (25 mm) on all sides of washer to reduce
noise transfer. If a closet door or louvered door is installed, top
and bottom air openings in door are required.
W10408696B
06/2011
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 is recommended. It is
recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
DRAIN SYSTEM
Drain system can be installed using a floor drain, wall standpipe, floor standpipe, or laundry tub. Select method you need.
IMPORTANT: To avoid siphoning, only 41/2" (113 mm) of drain hose should be inside standpipe. Always secure drain hose with
beaded tie strap.
Floor standpipe drain system
41/2"
(113 mm)
30"
(762 mm)
Minimum diameter for a standpipe drain: 2" (51 mm). Minimum
carry-away capacity: 17 gal. (64 L) per minute. A 1/4" (6 mm)
diameter to 1" (25 mm) diameter Standpipe Adapter Kit is
available (Part Number 3363920). Top of standpipe must be
at least 30" (762 mm) high; install no higher than 96" (2.4 m)
from bottom of washer. If you have an overhead sewer and
need to pump higher than 96 inches, a sump pump and
associated hardware are needed. See “Alternative Parts”.
Laundry tub drain system
41/2"
(113 mm)
30"
(762 mm)
Minimum capacity: 20 gal. (76 L). Top of laundry tub must
be at least 30" (762 mm) above floor; install no higher than
96" (2.4 m) from bottom of washer.
Floor drain system
Wall standpipe drain system
30"
28"
(762
(710 mm)
41/2"
(113 mm)
See requirements for floor standpipe drain system.
Because Whirlpool Corporation policy includes a continuous commitment to improve
our products, we reserve the right to change materials and specifications without notice.
Floor drain system requires a Siphon Break Kit (Part Number
285834), 2 Connector Kits (Part Number 285835), and an
Extension Drain Hose (Part Number 285863) that may be
purchased separately. See “Alternative Parts”. Minimum siphon
break height: 28" (710 mm) from bottom of washer. (Additional
hoses may be needed.)
Dimensions are for planning purposes only. For complete details, see Installation
Instructions packed with product. Specifications subject to change without notice.