® ELECTRONIC ELECTRIC DRYER Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts accessories or service call: 1-800-253-1301 or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ... 2 3979274B...
TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY...3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...4 Tools and Parts ...4 Optional Pedestal...4 Location Requirements ...5 Electrical Requirements ...7 Electrical Connection ...8 Venting Requirements...12 Plan Vent System ...12 Install Vent System...14 Install Leveling Legs ...14 Level Dryer ...14 Connect Vent...15 Reverse Door Swing ...15 Complete Installation ...17 DRYER USE ...18...
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”...
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Tools and Parts Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation. Proper installation is your responsibility. Flat-blade screwdriver Adjustable wrench that opens to 1 in. (2.5 cm) or hex-head socket wrench (for adjusting dryer feet) Level Wire stripper (direct wire installations) #2 Phillips screwdriver Parts supplied...
Location Requirements Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. You will need A location that allows for proper exhaust installation.
Minimum installation spacing for recessed or closet installation, with or without a pedestal The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed. 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.
Electrical Requirements 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, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
Power Supply Cord Fire Hazard Use a new UL approved 30 amp power supply cord. Use a UL approved strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.
Electrical Connection Options If your home has: And you will be connecting to: 4-wire receptacle A UL listed, (NEMA Type 14-30R) 120/240 volt minimum, 30 amp, dryer power supply cord* 4-wire direct A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 5" (12.7 cm) 3-wire receptacle A UL listed,...
4-wire connection: Direct wire 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 dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 5 in.
3-wire connection: Direct wire Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 3 in. (8.9 cm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip insulation back 1 in.
4 in. (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used. DURASAFE™ vent products are recommended. DURASAFE™ 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 this manual.
1. Standard rear offset exhaust installation 2. Left or right side exhaust installation 3. Bottom exhaust installation (Not an option with pedestal installations.) Alternate installations for close clearances 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.
Vent Length Chart Number of Type of Box or 90º turns vent Louvered or elbows hoods Rigid metal 64 ft (20 m) Flexible metal 36 ft (11 m) Rigid metal 54 ft (16.5 m) Flexible metal 31 ft (9.4 m) Rigid metal 44 ft (13.4 m) Flexible metal...
Connect Vent 1. Using a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet and inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4 in.
Reverse the hinge and hinge bracket 1. Place the inner door, screwhead side up, on the work surface. 2. Remove the 4 screws that hold the hinge to the door. 3. Remove the 2 screws that hold the handle bracket to the door.
Complete Installation 1. Check to be sure all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. 2. Check to be sure you have all of your tools. 3.
Starting Your Dryer Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire. Fire Hazard No washer can completely remove oil.
To use a Manual Cycle Rotate the dial to select a Manual Cycle. Press MORE TIME or LESS TIME until the desired drying time is displayed. Tap MORE TIME or LESS TIME and the time will change by 1-minute intervals. Press and hold MORE TIME or LESS TIME and the time will change by 5-minute intervals.
Cycle tips Dry most loads using the preset cycle settings. Refer to the Automatic or Manual Preset Cycle Settings chart (in the “Cycles” section) for a guide to drying various loads. Drying temperature and Dryness Level are preset when you choose an Automatic Cycle. You can choose a different dryness level, depending on your load by pressing the DRYNESS LEVEL button to select MORE or LESS.
Automatic Preset Cycle Settings Automatic Cycles Load Type HEAVY DUTY Heavyweight, towels NORMAL Corduroys, work clothes CASUAL Permanent press, synthetics DELICATE Lingerie, blouses, washable woolens SUPER DELICATE Exercise wear, sheer curtains, lace * Estimated Time with Dryness Level (medium) setting. Manual Cycles Use Manual Cycles to select a specific amount of drying time and a drying temperature.
End of Cycle Signal The End of Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the drying cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of the cycle reduces wrinkling. Press and release the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL to adjust the sound level or turn off the signal.
DRYER CARE Cleaning the Dryer Location Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation.
Vacation and Moving Care Vacation care Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will be on vacation or not using your dryer for an extended period of time, you should: 1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power. 2.
Dryer will not run Check the following: Is the power cord plugged in? Has a fuse blown, or has circuit breaker tripped? Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse. Is the dryer door firmly closed? If not, the time display will blink.
Whirlpool designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance...
In the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this dryer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP replacement parts to replace the porcelain top should it chip or rust due to defective materials or workmanship.