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Installation Requirements; Tools And Parts; Location Requirements - Whirlpool 8577213C Installation Instructions Manual

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A flexible gas connector, when used, must not exceed 3 feet.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:

Tools and Parts

Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
here.
Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in,
Tools needed
washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-
8" or 10" pipe wrench
cleaning solvents, other flammable, or explosive
substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or
8" or 10" adjustable wrench
explode.
Flat-blade screwdriver
Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close
Phillips screwdriver
supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is
Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (25 mm) or hex-head
used near children.
socket wrench
Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
Level
remove the door to the drying compartment.
5/16 " socket wrench
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Utility knife
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed
Vent clamps
to the weather.
Pipe-joint compound resistant to LP gas
Do not tamper with controls.
Caulk gun and caulk (for installing new exhaust vent)
Pliers
Putty knife
IMPORTANT: The gas installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 or the Canadian Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1.
Parts supplied
The dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National
Remove parts bag from dryer drum. Check that all parts were
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 or Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1.
included.
Dryer foot (4)
Tools and Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
Tools needed
8" or 10" pipe wrench
8" or 10" adjustable wrench
Flat-blade screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (25 mm) or hex-head
socket wrench
Level
5/16 " socket wrench
Utility knife
Vent clamps
Pipe-joint compound resistant to LP gas
Caulk gun and caulk (for installing new exhaust vent)
Pliers
Putty knife
Parts supplied
Remove parts bag from dryer drum. Check that all parts were
included.
Dryer foot (4)
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Location Requirements

Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt
any servicing unless specifically recommended in this
Use and Care Guide or in published user-repair instruc-
WARNING
tions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static
unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or
similarly textured rubber-like materials.
Explosion Hazard
Clean lint screen before or after each load.
Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent sur-
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
rounding areas free from the accumulation of lint,dust,
gasoline, away from dryer.
and dirt.
Do not install in a garage.
The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
See installation instructions for grounding requirements.
If installing a gas dryer:
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Check code requirements: Some codes limit or do not permit
installation of clothes dryers in garages, closets, or sleeping
quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
Make sure that lower edges of the cabinet, plus the back and
bottom sides of the dryer, are free of obstructions to permit
adequate clearance of air openings for combustion air. See
"Recessed Area and Closet Installation Instructions" below for
minimum spacing requirements.
NOTE: The dryer must not be installed in an area where it will be
exposed to water and/or weather.
Location Requirements
Recessed Area and Closet Installation Instructions
WARNING
This dryer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. For
recessed area and closet installations, minimum clearances
can be found on the serial tag on the dryer.
The installation spacing is in inches and is the minimum
allowable. Additional spacing should be considered for ease
of installation, servicing, and compliance with local codes and
ordinances.
Explosion Hazard
If closet door is installed, the minimum unobstructed air opening
in the top and bottom is required. Louvered doors with equivalent
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
air openings are acceptable.
gasoline, away from dryer.
The dryer must be exhausted outdoors.
Do not install in a garage.
No other fuel-burning appliance may be installed in the same
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
closet as the dryer.
If installing a gas dryer:
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Check code requirements: Some codes limit or do not permit
installation of clothes dryers in garages, closets, or sleeping
quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
Make sure that lower edges of the cabinet, plus the back and
bottom sides of the dryer, are free of obstructions to permit
adequate clearance of air openings for combustion air. See
"Recessed Area and Closet Installation Instructions" below for
minimum spacing requirements.
NOTE: The dryer must not be installed in an area where it will be
exposed to water and/or weather.
Recessed Area and Closet Installation Instructions
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