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Installing The Pedestal; Complete Installation - Whirlpool PEDESTAL Installation Instructions Manual

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If your washer or dryer is still in its packaging
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move washer or dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
1. Position the packaged washer/dryer close to its final position.
Cut the packaging as follows:
Washer: Cut plastic film along dotted cut line around the
base. Do not remove the packaging.
Dryer: Cut carton around top and down corners along dotted
cut lines. Lay all four carton sides on floor. Discard carton top
and corner posts.
IMPORTANT: Leave carton bottom underneath dryer.
2. Lay washer/dryer on its back.
NOTE: When laying the washer on its back, hold the bottom
cap down on the floor. Do not remove the plastic film, corner
posts or top cap. These protect the floor and washer back.
When laying the dryer on its back, the floor and dryer back
are protected by cartoning.

Installing the Pedestal

Follow these instructions to install the pedestal on a washer or dryer.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install pedestal.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
The parts bag contains four #12 x ⁵⁄₈" hex head sheet metal
screws used in step 3, and the Installation Instructions.
1. Make sure that all four spacer pads are in place on the top of
the pedestal. These pads reduce vibration between the
pedestal and the washer/dryer.
spacer pads
2. If your washer/dryer has feet installed, remove them. Do not
install the feet that came with a new washer/dryer.
3. Partially install the two #12 x ⁵⁄₈" hex head sheet metal screws
in the lower holes. Leave a space of about ³⁄₈" (1 cm) between
the screw head and the bottom of the washer/dryer.
washer bottom
install screws
4. Move the pedestal against the washer/dryer bottom. Slide the
pedestal's keyhole slots over the lower two partially installed
5. Position the pedestal toward the front of the washer/dryer and
install the two remaining hex head sheet metal screws. Do not
tighten completely.
6. Align the sides of the pedestal so that they are even with the
sides of the washer/dryer. Reach inside pedestal opening and
securely tighten all four pedestal screws.
lower screws in
keyhole slots
7. Tip the washer/dryer back to its upright position. Remove and
discard packaging including the washer's plastic film, corner
posts and top cap.

Complete installation

1. Slide the washer/dryer close to its final location.
2. Follow the installation instructions that came with your model
to finish installing or reinstalling your washer/dryer (i.e., hoses,
vents, etc.).
3. Level the washer/dryer from side to side and front to back.
NOTE: Make sure all four pedestal feet are in solid contact
with the floor.
Place a level on the top. Locate the ¹⁄₄" hex head screws on
the top of each pedestal foot. Reach inside the pedestal and
use a ¹⁄₄" hex head ratchet or open-end wrench to adjust the
feet up or down as needed to level the washer/dryer.
dryer bottom
install screws


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