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Electrical Requirements – Gas Dryer
Electrical Requirements – Gas Dryer
WARNING
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
fire, or electrical shock.
IMPORTANT: The dryer must be electrically grounded in
IMPORTANT: The dryer must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes and ordinances or, in the absence of
accordance with local codes and ordinances or, in the absence of
local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
latest edition.
latest edition.
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrical installer determine that
recommended that a qualified electrical installer determine that
the ground path is adequate.
the ground path is adequate.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
National Fire Protection Association
One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 15- or 20-amp, fused electrical
A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 15- or 20-amp, fused electrical
circuit is required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is also
circuit is required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is also
recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit
recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this dryer be provided.
serving only this dryer be provided.
Recommended Ground Method
Recommended Ground Method
The dryer, when installed, must be electrically grounded in
The dryer, when installed, must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes,
accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes,
with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, latest edition,
with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, latest edition,
and all local codes and ordinances.
and all local codes and ordinances.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
This dryer is equipped with a cord having an equipment-
This dryer is equipped with a cord having an equipment-
grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
ordinances.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Improper connection of the equipment-
Improper connection of the equipment-
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or
personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is
personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
dryer: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed
dryer: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
by a qualified electrician.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Electrical Requirements – Electric Dryer
Electrical Requirements – Electric Dryer
IMPORTANT: The dryer must be electrically grounded in
IMPORTANT: The dryer must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes and ordinances or, in the absence of
accordance with local codes and ordinances or, in the absence of
local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
latest edition.
latest edition.
The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection
The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection
for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling
for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling
after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrical installer determine that
recommended that a qualified electrical installer determine that
the ground path is adequate.
the ground path is adequate.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
National Fire Protection Association
One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
A four-wire or three-wire, single-phase, 120/240-volt, 60-Hz,
A four-wire or three-wire, single-phase, 120/240-volt, 60-Hz,
AC-only electrical supply (or four-wire or three-wire,
AC-only electrical supply (or four-wire or three-wire,
120/208-volt, if specified on the model/serial rating plate) is
120/208-volt, if specified on the model/serial rating plate) is
required on a separate, 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of
required on a separate, 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of
the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.
the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.
A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
appliance is installed in a location where grounding through
appliance is installed in a location where grounding through
the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the
the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the
neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations,
neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations,
(2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where
(2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where
local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductor.
local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductor.
Recommended Ground Method
Recommended Ground Method
It is your responsibility to contact a qualified electrical installer to
It is your responsibility to contact a qualified electrical installer to
ensure that the electrical installation is adequate and in
ensure that the electrical installation is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
latest edition, and all local codes and ordinances.
latest edition, and all local codes and ordinances.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
This dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding
This dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and
into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
For a permanently connected dryer:
For a permanently connected dryer:
This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal,
This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on
connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on
the dryer.
the dryer.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Improper connection of the equipment-
Improper connection of the equipment-
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or
personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is
personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power
supply cord: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
supply cord: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
installed by a qualified electrician.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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