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Installation Requirements; Tools And Parts; Location Requirements - Whirlpool W10120482A Installation Instructions Manual

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Tools and Parts

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools
listed here.
Tools needed
Flat-blade screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Adjustable wrench that opens to 2.5 cm (1")
2.5 cm (1") Hex-head socket wrench
20 or 30 cm (8" or 10") pipe wrench
1/4" socket wrench or 1/4" nut driver
Utility knife
Vent clamps
Pipe-joint compound resistant to LP gas
Caulk gun and caulk (for installing new exhaust vent)
Tin snips
Parts supplied
Remove parts bag from dryer drum. Check that all parts were
4 leveling legs
4 gas inlet pipe adapters
Parts needed
Check local codes and gas supplier, and read electrical,
gas and venting requirements before purchasing parts.
Gas supply line must have:
• Shutoff valve
Rigid gas supply line must be:
• Minimum 12.5 mm (1/2
Flexible gas supply hose must be:
• Minimum 10 mm (3/8
L.P. gas conversion:
Gas conversion kit, part number 279918, available for
purchase from your dealer. Full instructions are supplied
with the kit. Conversion must be made by a competent


) ID pipe
) ID approved flexible hose

Location Requirements

Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 46 cm (18 inches) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Check code requirements: Some codes limit or do not permit
installation of clothes dryers in garages, closets, or sleeping
quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
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" for
minimum spacing requirements.
NOTE: The dryer must not be installed in an area where it will be
exposed to water and/or weather. If room temperature is below
7º C (45º F), automatic cycles may not shut off.
Maximum slope under entire dryer should not be more than
2.5 cm (1") . If slope is greater than 2.5 cm (1") , install
Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part No. 279810. Clothes may not
tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate
correctly if dryer is not level. Floor must be able to support
dryer weight of 79.4 kg (175 lbs).


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