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Existing Furnace Removal; Thermostat Location; Combustion And Ventilation Air Requirements - Whirlpool WGFM195 Installation Instructions Manual

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Suspended Furnace
A. ³⁄₈ " (1 cm) diameter threaded
rod (6)
B. 8" (20.3 cm) minimum clearance
between center rod and furnace
cabinet to allow for circulator
blower removal.
C. Level furnace end to end, slight
forward tilt with front 0" to ³⁄₄ "
(1.9 cm) below back.

Existing Furnace Removal

NOTE: When an existing furnace is removed from a venting
system serving other appliances, the venting system may be too
large to properly vent the remaining attached appliances.
The following vent testing procedure is reproduced from the
American National Standard/National Standard of Canada for
Gas-Fired Central Furnaces ANSI Z21.4, CSA-2.3 latest edition
Section 1.23.1.
The following steps shall be followed with each appliance
connected to the venting system placed in operation, while any
other appliances connected to the venting system are not in
1. Seal any unused openings in the venting system.
2. Inspect the venting system for proper size and horizontal
pitch, as required by the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1 or the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code,
CSA B149.1-05 and these instructions. Determine that there
is no blockage or restriction, leakage, corrosion and other
deficiencies which could cause an unsafe condition.
3. As far as practical, close all building doors and windows and
all doors between the space in which the appliance(s)
connected to the venting system are located and other
spaces of the building.


To avoid property damage, personal injury or death,
sufficient fresh air for proper combustion and ventilation
of flue gases must be supplied. Most homes require
outside air be supplied into the furnace area.
Improved construction and additional insulation in buildings have
reduced heat loss by reducing air infiltration and escape around
doors and windows. These changes have helped in reducing
heating/cooling costs but have created a problem supplying
combustion and ventilation air for gas-fired and other
fuel-burning appliances.
Appliances that pull air out of the house (clothes dryers, exhaust
fans, fireplaces, etc.) increase the problem by starving appliances
for air.
D. Tilt outward to allow for door and
circulator blower removal.
E. Position as close as possible to
blower deck to allow for
circulator blower removal.
F. 2" x 2" x ¹⁄₈ " (5.1 cm x 5.1 cm x
3.2 mm) angle iron (3)
G. Support nuts
H. Hold down nuts
4. Close fireplace dampers.
5. Turn on clothes dryers and any appliance not connected to
the venting system. Turn on any exhaust fans, such as range
hoods and bathroom exhausts, so they shall operate at
maximum speed. Do not operate a summer exhaust fan.
6. Follow the lighting instructions. Place the appliance being
inspected in operation. Adjust thermostat so appliance shall
operate continuously.
7. Test for leaking from draft hood appliances at the draft hood
relief opening after 5 minutes of main burner operation. Use
the flame of a match or candle.
8. After it has been determined that each appliance connected
to the venting system properly vents when tested as outlined
above, return doors, windows, exhaust fans, fireplace
dampers and any other gas burning appliance to their
previous conditions of use.
9. If improper venting is observed during any of the above tests,
the venting system must be corrected in accordance with the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 and/or
National Gas and Propane Installation Code CSA B149.1-05.
If resizing is required on any portion of the venting system, use
the appropriate table in Appendix G in the latest edition of the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 and/or National Gas and
Propane Installation Code CSA B149.1-05.

Thermostat Location

The thermostat should be placed approximately 5 ft (1.5 m) from the
floor on a vibration-free, inside wall in an area having good air
NOTE: Do not install the thermostat where it may be influenced
by any of the following:
Drafts, or dead spots behind doors, in corners or under cabinets
Hot or cold air from registers
Radiant heat from the sun
Light fixtures or other appliances
Radiant heat from a fireplace
Concealed hot or cold water pipes or chimneys
Unconditioned areas behind the thermostat, such as an outside wall
Consult the instructions packaged with the thermostat for
mounting instructions and further precautions.
House depressurization can cause back drafting or improper
combustion of gas-fired appliances, thereby exposing building
occupants to gas combustion products that could include carbon
If this furnace is to be installed in the same space with other gas
appliances, such as a water heater, ensure there is an adequate
supply of combustion and ventilation air for the other appliances.
Refer to the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code NFPA
54/ANSI Z223.1 or CAN/CSA B149 Installation Codes or
applicable provisions of the local building codes for determining
the combustion air requirements for the appliances.
Most homes will require outside air to be supplied to the furnace
area by means of ventilation grilles or ducts connecting directly
to the outdoors or spaces open to the outdoors such as attics or
crawl spaces.



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