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Recommended Ground Method - Whirlpool 8316557 Installation Instructions Manual

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Check that dryer is equipped
with the correct burner for the
particular type of gas used. Burner
information can be found on the
serial/rating plate in the door well of
the appliance. If this information does
not agree with the type of gas
available, see your dealer.
This dryer is equipped for use
with NATURAL GAS. It is certified by
CSA International for manufactured,
mixed and L.P. (propane and
butane) gases with appropriate
conversion. No attempt shall be
made to convert the appliance from
the gas specified on the serial/rating
plate for use with a different gas
without consulting the serving gas
supplier. Conversion must be done by
a qualified service technician. Gas
conversion kit part numbers are listed
on the gas valve burner base.
Provide a rigid gas supply line of
1/2-inch IPS pipe to the dryer
location. If the total length of the
supply line is more than 20 feet
(6.1 m), larger pipe will be needed.
For L.P. gas usage, 3/8-inch,
approved copper tubing may be
used. Pipe-joint compounds suitable
for use with L.P. gas should be used.
shutoff valve
"open" position
to dryer
The supply line shall be equipped
with a shutoff valve installed within 6
ft. (1.8 m) of dryer in accordance with
the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1 — latest edition*. This valve
should be located in the same room
as the dryer and should be in a
location that allows ease of opening
and closing. Do Not block access to
the shutoff valve.
If the dryer is installed in a
confined area such as a bathroom or
closet, provision must be made for
enough air for combustion and
ventilation. (Check governing codes
and ordinances. or refer to the
section of this instruction covering
recessed and closet installations.)
If local codes and ordinances
permit, it is recommended that new
flexible metal tubing, design-certified
by the AGA or CSA, be used for
connecting the dryer to the gas
supply line. (The gas feed pipe which
extends through the lower rear of the
dryer is provided with 3/8-inch metal
pipe thread.)
If rigid
pipe is used
as a gas supply line, a
combination of pipe fittings must
be used to obtain an in-line
connection to the dryer.
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,"
page 12, for minimum spacing
For ease of installation,
operation and servicing (if ever
needed) adequate space should be
provided around the dryer.
A 1/8-inch NPT plugged tapping,
accessible for gauge testing, must be
installed immediately upstream of the
gas supply connection to the dryer.
The dryer must be disconnected from
the gas supply piping system during
any pressure testing of the system at
gas supply
test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig.
The dryer must be isolated from the gas
supply piping system by closing the
equipment shut-off valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping
system at test pressures equal to or less
than 1/2 psi.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
Important: Observe all governing
codes and ordinances.
A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 15- or
20-ampere fused electrical supply is
required. A time-delay fuse or circuit
breaker is recommended.
It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance be
If codes permit and a separate ground
wire is used, it is recommended that a
qualified electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
ground method
The dryer, when installed, must be
electrically grounded in accordance
with local codes, or in the absence of
local codes, with the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70*.
appliance must be grounded. In the
event of malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of
least resistance for electric current.
The power supply cord plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet
that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordinances.
WARNING - Improper connection of
the equipment-grounding conductor
can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or
serviceman if you are in doubt as to
whether the appliance is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the appliance - if it will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
3-prong ground-type
supply cord
Copies of the standards listed above may
be obtained from:
* National Fire Protection Association
One Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02269
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