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Whirlpool 8535845 Installation Instructions Manual page 2

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Before you begin...
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
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:
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
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.
WARNING: For your safety the
information in this manual
must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion or
to prevent property damage,
personal injury or death.
— Do not store or use gasoline or
other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
• Do not try to light any
• Do not touch any electrical
switch; do not use any phone in
your building.
• Clear the room, building or area
of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas
supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's
• If you cannot reach your gas
supplier, call the fire
— Installation and service must be
performed by a qualified
installer, service agency or the
gas supplier.
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and
vapors, such as gasoline, away
from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches
above the floor for a garage
Failure to do so can result in
death, explosion, or fire.
For proper drying
The location must provide:
• Protection from weather and water:
Do not store or use dryer where it will
be exposed to water and weather.
• Room temperature above 45°F: If
room temperature is below 45°F,
automatic cycles may not shut off.
• Level floor: Maximum slope under
entire dryer should not be more than 1
inch. If slope is greater than 1 inch,
install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part
No. 279810. Clothes may not tumble
properly and automatic sensor cycles
may not operate correctly if dryer is
not level.
• Sturdy floor to support dryer weight
of 175 pounds.
It is your responsibility to:
• Observe all governing codes and
• Check code requirements: Some
codes limit or do not permit installation
of clothes dryers in garages, closets,
mobile homes or sleeping quarters.
Contact your local building inspector.
• Comply with the installation
specifications and dimensions.
• Consider spacing requirements for
companion appliances.
• Properly install dryer.
• Check that you have everything
necessary for proper installation.
• Contact a qualified installer to insure
that the electrical and gas installation
meets all national and local codes and
• Exhaust to outdoors: Dryer must be
exhausted outdoors to prevent
exposure to harmful substances in the
gas fuels; to prevent large amounts of
lint and moisture from accumulating
and to maintain drying efficiency.
This installation must conform with local
codes or in the absence of local codes,
with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54 installation codes*.
Copies of the standards listed may be
obtained from:
* CSA International
8501 East Pleasant Valley Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44131-5575