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120-volt, 60 Hz
120/240-volt, 60 Hz
Part No. 8316557


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  • Page 1 Installation Instructions Part No. 8316557 IMPORTANT: Read and save COMMERCIAL these instructions ELECTRONIC DRYER ELECTRIC IMPORTANT Installer: Leave Installation Instructions with the owner. 120-volt, 60 Hz 120/240-volt, 60 Hz Owner: Keep Installation Instructions for future reference. Save Installation Instructions for local ®...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Before you start... IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire, Your safety and the safety of others are very important. electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic We have provided many important precautions, including the following: DANGER safety message in this manual and...
  • Page 3: Exhaust Requirements

    DO NOT Whirlpool Service Manual, “Exhausting KINK OR CRUSH THE VENT. The metal Whirlpool Dryers,” Part No. 603197, flexible vent must be completely available from your Whirlpool parts open to allow adequate exhaust air distributor.
  • Page 4: Gas Dryer

    Back-draft Damper Kits, Part No. Do Not install screening or cap over 3391910, are available from your end of vent. Whirlpool dealer and should be The installation must conform installed in each dryer's exhaust vent with local codes, or in the absence of...
  • Page 5: Recommended Ground Method

    A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 15- or Check that dryer is equipped If local codes and ordinances 20-ampere fused electrical supply is with the correct burner for the permit, it is recommended that new required. A time-delay fuse or circuit particular type of gas used. Burner flexible metal tubing, design-certified breaker is recommended.
  • Page 6 Now Start... Move dryer close to final To exhaust dryer, see Exhaust position. Remove cardboard or requirements, Pages 3-4. Connect With dryer in laundry area. hardboard from under dryer. exhaust vent system to dryer exhaust outlet and exhaust hood using 4" WARNING (10.2 cm) clamps.
  • Page 7: Electric Dryer

    Now Start... Electric Dryer WARNING Electrical requirements Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and If codes permit and a separate install dryer. ground wire is used, it is Failure to do so can result in back or recommended that a qualified other injury.
  • Page 8 Power supply cord Direct wire Make electrical connection. Use a new UL-approved power supply WARNING cord rated 240-volt min., 30 amperes This dryer is manufactured with the and marked for use with a clothes cabinet-ground conductor dryer. connected to the NEUTRAL (center) of the wiring harness at the terminal block.
  • Page 9: Power Supply Cord

    Four-wire connection... Four-wire receptacle (required for mobile homes) POWER SUPPLY CORD Remove center terminal block screw. Remove appliance ground wire spade (green with yellow stripes) from terminals with external ground connector screw. upturned ends Fasten under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Connect ground wire (green) of 3/4"...
  • Page 10 Three-wire connection... Three-wire receptacle POWER SUPPLY CORD Where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire: Loosen or remove center spade terminal block screw. terminals with upturned ends Connect the neutral wire (white or center) of power supply cord to the center, silver-colored terminal ring terminals...
  • Page 11 Three-wire connection... Three-wire receptacle DIRECT WIRE OR Where local codes Do Not permit POWER SUPPLY CORD connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire: After reattaching the terminal cover, connect a separate copper ground wire from the external Three-wire power supply cord must Remove center terminal block ground connector screw to an have three, No.-10 copper wires and...
  • Page 12: Product Dimensions

    ** Opening is minimum for closet door. Louvered door with equivalent air opening is Tape end of dryer gas pipe. acceptable. Part No. 8316557 Prepared by Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 Printed in U.S.A. © 2000 Whirlpool Corporation...

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