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Whirlpool 8316557 Installation Instructions Manual page 6

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With dryer in laundry area.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and
install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
3-prong,
ground-type
outlet
exhaust duct
gas shutoff valve
1.
Take tape off front corners of
dryer. Open dryer and remove the
literature and parts packages. Wipe
the interior of the drum thoroughly
with a damp cloth.
2.
Take two of the cardboard
corners from the carton and place
them on the floor in back of the dryer.
Firmly grasp the body of the dryer
and gently lay it on its back on the
cardboard corners.
3.
With one of the legs in hand,
check the ridges for a diamond
marking. That's how far the leg is
supposed to go into the hole.
4.
Start to screw the leveling legs
into the holes by hand. (Use a small
amount of liquid detergent to
lubricate the screw threads so it is
easier to turn the legs.) Use a 1-inch
wrench or socket wrench to finish
turning the legs until you reach the
diamond mark.
Now stand the dryer up.
Slide dryer onto cardboard or
hardboard before moving across floor
to avoid damaging floor covering.
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5.
Move dryer close to final
position. Remove cardboard or
hardboard from under dryer.
6.
Remove red cap from gas pipe.
Carefully move dryer into final
position. Place level on top of the
dryer, first side to side; then front to
back. If the dryer is not level, adjust
the legs of the dryer up or down until
the dryer is level.
7.
Connect gas supply to dryer.
Use pipe-joint compound resistant to
the action of L.P. gas for gas
connections. If flexible metal tubing is
used, be certain there are no kinks.
If necessary for service, open the toe
panel, use a putty knife to press on
the toe panel lock located at the
center top of the toe panel. Pull
downward on the toe panel to open.
gas supply line
Toe panel is hinged at the bottom.
8.
Open the shutoff valve in the
gas supply line.
9.
Use a non-corrosive leak
detection fluid to check for leaks.
Bubbles around connections will
indicate a leak. NEVER TEST FOR GAS
LEAKS WITH A FLAME. If a leak
appears, shut off gas valve controls
and adjust connections. Then check
connections again. Close toe panel.
All connections must be wrench-
tightened.
10.
To exhaust dryer, see Exhaust
requirements, Pages 3-4. Connect
exhaust vent system to dryer exhaust
outlet and exhaust hood using 4"
(10.2 cm) clamps. Use caulking to
seal exterior wall opening around
exhaust hood.
11.
Carefully move dryer into
final position. Place level on top of
the dryer, first side to side; then front
to back. If the dryer is not level, adjust
the legs of the dryer up or down until
the dryer is level.
12.
Plug power supply cord into
grounded outlet.
13.
Check dryer operation (some
accumulated time may be on the
timer due to factory testing).
Pull timer-set button left. (Operating
time will accumulate per number of
depressions and type of timing cam
used.) Push START/RESTART button.
Using a full heat cycle (not the air
cycle), let the dryer run for at least
five minutes.
Note: Dryer door must be closed for
dryer to operate. When door is open,
dryer stops, but timer continues to run.
To restart dryer, close door and push
START/RESTART button.
14.
If the burner does not ignite
and you can feel no heat inside the
dryer, shut off dryer for five minutes.
Check that all supply valve controls
are in "ON" position and that the
electrical cord is plugged in. Repeat
five-minute test.
15.
If drying time is too long,
make sure lint screen is clean.

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