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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

CONNECTING ELECTRIC DRYERS

WARNING:
shock, serious injury, or death, the wiring and
grounding must conform to the latest edition of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 and all
applicable local regulations. Please contact a quali-
fied electrician to check your home s wiring and
fuses to ensure that your home has adequate elec-
trical power to operate the dryer.
Special Electrical Requirements for Mobile
or Manufactured Homes
WARNING:
electric shock, or injury to persons when using
this appliance, follow basic precautions, including
the following:
Any installation in a manufactured or mobile home must
comply with the Manufactured Home Construction and
Safety Standards Title 24 CFR, Part 32-80 or Standard
CAN/CSA0Z240 MH and local codes and ordinances.
A 4-wire connection is required for all mobile and
manufactured home installations, as well as all new
construction after January 1, 1996. Failure to do so
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
To help prevent fire, electric
To reduce the risk of fire,
Electrical Requirements for Electric Models Only
WARNING:
electric shock, or injury to persons when using
this appliance, follow basic precautions, including
the following:
This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment ground-
ing conductor must be run with the circuit conduc-
tors and connected to the equipment grounding ter-
minal or lead on the dryer. Failure to do so can result
in fire, explosion, or death.
The dryer has its own terminal block that must be
connected to a separate 240 VAC, 60-Hertz, single-
phase circuit, fused at 30 amperes. The circuit must
be fused on both sides of the line. ELECTRICAL
SERVICE FOR THE DRYER SHOULD BE OF THE
MAXIMUM RATE VOLTAGE LISTED ON THE NAME-
PLATE. DO NOT CONNECT DRYER TO 110-, 115-,
OR 120-VOLT CIRCUIT. Heating elements are avail-
able for field installation in dryers which are to be
connected to an electrical service of a different
voltage than that listed on the rating plate. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in fire, explosion, or
death.
If branch circuit to dryer is 15 ft. (4.5 m) or less in
length, use UL (Underwriters Laboratories) listed
No.-10 AWG wire (copper wire only), or as required
by local codes. If over 15 ft. (4.50 m), use UL-listed
No.-8 AWG wire (copper wire only), or as required
by local codes. Allow sufficient slack in wiring so
dryer can be moved from its normal location when
necessary. Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion,
or death.
The power cord (pigtail) connection between wall
receptacle and dryer terminal block IS NOT sup-
plied with the dryer. Type of pigtail and gauge of
wire must conform to local codes and with instruc-
tions on the following pages. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in fire, explosion, or death
A 4-wire connection is required for all new con-
struction after January 1, 1996. A 4-wire connection
must be used where local codes do not permit
grounding through the neutral wire. Failure to do so
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
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To reduce the risk of fire,

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