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5
. Remove
the center
terminal
Ilock screw. Remove
the neutral
lreen with yellow
stripe grounding
Yire from external
grounding
:onnector
screw. Connect
neutral
Ireen with yellow
stripe grounding
Yire and the neutral
wire (white or
:enter)
of power
supply cable
under the center
screw of terminal
Yock. Place the hook-shaped
end
)f the wire over the terminal
block
#crew with open side of the hook
acing
to the right. Squeeze
hook
2nd of wire together
to form a loop.
Connect
the other two insulated
Mires under outer terminal
block
crews. Attach
wires using the some
nethod
as the neutral
wire.
Connect
the power
supply cable
Ibare) grounding
wire to the
external grounding
connector
crew
(see Figure 21).
'ighten
all terminal
block screws
irmly.
external
neutral green
StrazOCI(*
\urki+t3
relief
Figure 21
6
. Tighten strain relief screws.
7
. Insert tab of terminal
block
zover into slot of the dryer rear
oanel (see Figure 19). Secure cover
,vith hold-down
screw.
Exhaust
requirements
Fire Hazard
Do Not use non-metal,
flexible
duct.
Do Not use metal duct smaller
than
four inches in diameter.
Do Not use exhaust
hoods with
magnetic
latches.
Improper
air supply
for exhausting
may result in a fire.
Check
that exhaust
system is not
longer than specified.
Exhaust
systems longer than specified
will:
- Accumulate
lint.
- Shorten the life of the dryer.
-
Reduce
performance,
resulting
in longer drying times and
increased
energy
usage.
Failure to follow specifications
may
result in a fire.
Do Not exhaust
dryer into a chimney,
furnace
cold air duct, attic or crawl
space,
or any other duct used for
venting.
Clean the exhaust
system every year.
Do Not install flexible
duct in
enclosed
walls, ceilings
or floors.
Accumulated
lint could
be fuel for a
fire or cause
moisture
damage.
Exhausting
your dryer indoors is Not
recommended.
The moisture
and lint
indoors may cause:
-
Lint to gather
inside and
around
the dryer and be a
fuel for fire.
-
Moisture
damage
to
woodwork,
furniture,
paint,
wallpaper,
carpet,
etc.
-
Housecleaning
problems
and possible
health problems.
Failure to follow these instructions
could
result in a fire or serious injury
or health problems.
If using an existing
exhaust
system,
clean
lint from entire length of exhaust
system. Make sure exhaust
hood is not
plugged
with lint.
The exhaust
system should be
inspected
end cleaned
yearly.
Replace
plastic
exhaust
duct with rigid
metal or flexible
metal duct.
Use duct tape to seal all
joints. Do Not use screws
to secure duct.
Four-inch
rigid metal pipe is preferred.
Plan installation
to use the fewest
number
of elbows
and turns.
exhaust air flow
better 1
good
n
Metal flexible
duct must be fully
extended
and supported
when the
dryer is in its final position.
DO NOT KINK
OR CRUSH THE DUCT. The metal flexible
duct must be completely
open to allow
adequate
exhaust
air to flow.
Allow as much room as possible when
using elbows
or making
turns. Bend
duct gradually
to ovoid
kinking.
Remove
excess flexible
duct to ovoid
sagging
and kinking that may result in
reduced
air flow.
Exhaust outlet is located
at the center
of the bottom
dryer back.
The exhaust
duct con be routed
up,
down,
left, right or
straight
out the
bock of the dryer.
General
space
requirements
ore
provided
on Page
10. Use the
straightest
path
you con, where
possible,
to ovoid
90" turns,
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