Important Safety Instructions - Whirlpool 8316557 Installation Instructions Manual

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Before you start...
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important
safety message in this manual and
on your appliance. Always read
and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
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:
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
• Do not try to light any appliance.
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and
vapors, such as gasoline, away
from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (45.8
cm) above the floor for a garage
Failure to do so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
If installing a GAS dryer:
Post this warning in a prominent
It is recommended that the operator
post, in a prominent location,
instructions for the customer's use in the
event the customer smells gas. This
information should be obtained from
your local gas supplier.
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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.
• 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 instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas
supplier, call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be
done by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
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.
Make sure you have everything necessary
for proper installation.
Properly install dryer.
Contact a qualified installer to insure that
the electrical and gas installations meet all
national and local codes and ordinances.
Exhaust to outdoors: Dryer must be
exhausted outdoors to prevent exposure to
harmful substances in the gas fuels.
Note: The dryer must not be installed in an
area where it will be exposed to water
and/or weather,


WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons when
using your appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the
2. Do not dry articles that have been
previously cleaned in, washed in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances, as
they give off vapours that could ignite
or explode.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in
the appliance. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
4. Before the appliance is removed from
service or discarded, remove the door
to the drying compartment.
5. Do not reach into the appliance if the
drum is moving.
6. Do not install or store this appliance
where it will be exposed to the
7. Do not tamper with controls.
8. Do not repair or replace any part of
the appliance or attempt any
servicing unless specifically
recommended in the user-
maintenance instructions or in
published user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
9. Do not use fabric softeners or products
to eliminate static unless
recommended by the manufacturer
of the fabric softener or product.
10. Do not use heat to dry articles
containing foam rubber or similarly
textured rubber-like materials.
11. Clean lint screen before or after each
12. Keep area around the exhaust
opening and adjacent surrounding
areas free from the accumulation of
lint, dust, and dirt.
13. The interior of the appliance and
exhaust duct should be cleaned
periodically by qualified service
14. Do not place items exposed to
cooking oils in your dryer. Items
contaminated with cooking oils may
contribute to a chemical reaction that
could cause a load to catch fire.
Post this warning in a prominent
Do not store or use gasoline or
other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other



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