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Electrical Requirements; Exhaust Requirements - Whirlpool 8535840 Installation Instructions Manual

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Electrical
requirements
WARNING
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 shock.
If codes permit and a separate
ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified
electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
Important: Observe all governing
codes and ordinances.
A four-wire or three-wire, single phase,
120/240-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, electrical
supply (or four-wire or three-wire,
120/208-volt if specified on
model/serial rating plate) is required
on a separate 30-ampere circuit, fused
on both sides of the line. A time-delay
fuse or circuit breaker is
recommended.
Recommended ground
method
It is the personal responsibility and
obligation of the customer to contact a
qualified electrician to assure that the
electrical installation is adequate and
is in conformance with the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 —
latest edition* and all local codes and
ordinances.
Copies of the standards listed may be obtained
from:
* National Fire Protection Association
One Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02269

Exhaust requirements

WARNING
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death or fire.
• Do Not use non-metal flexible vent,
or exhaust hoods with magnetic
latches.
• Do Not exhaust dryer into any gas
vent, chimney, furnace, cold air vent,
wall, ceiling, concealed space of a
building, attic or crawl space, or any
other vent used for venting.
• Do Not install flexible vent in
enclosed walls, ceilings or floors.
Important: Observe all governing
codes and ordinances.
Exhaust your dryer to the outside.
Moisture and lint indoors may cause:
• Lint to gather around the dryer where
it can be fuel for a fire.
• Moisture damage to woodwork,
furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpet, etc.
• Housecleaning problems and health
problems.
Dura Safe™ venting products are
recommended and are available
from your dealer.
Four-inch diameter vent must be
used.
Use a heavy metal vent. Do Not use
plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to
prevent crushing and kinking.
Flexible metal vent must be fully
extended and supported when the
dryer is in its final position. Remove
excess flexible vent to avoid sagging
and kinking that may result in reduced
air flow.
An exhaust hood should cap the
exhaust vent to prevent rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust outlet hood
must be at least 12
inches from the ground
or any object that may
be in the path of the
exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or
bushes, etc.).
If using an existing exhaust system,
clean lint from entire length of
system and make sure exhaust
hood is not plugged with lint.
Replace any plastic or metal foil vent
with rigid metal or flexible metal vent.
Use clamps to seal all joints. Do Not
use duct tape, screws or other
fastening devices that extend into the
interior of the vent to secure vent.
Service check: Back pressure in any
exhaust system used must not exceed
0.6 inches in water column measured
with an incline manometer at the point
that exhaust vent connects to dryer.
12"
minimum
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