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Electrical Requirements - U.s.a. Only - Whirlpool YWED9500E Installation Instructions Manual

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Spacing for recessed area or closet installation
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing
Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
Additional clearances might be required for wall, door,
and floor moldings.
Additional spacing of 1" (25 mm) on all sides of the
dryer is recommended to reduce noise transfer.
For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilitation openings
are acceptable.
Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
14" max
(356 mm)
(152 mm/0 mm)
(25 mm/0 mm)
Recommended/Minimum spacing
Mobile home - Additional installation requirements:
This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations.
The installation must conform to the Manufactured
Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR,
Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile home
construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280) or Standard
Mobile home installations require:
All dryers:
Metal exhaust system hardware, available for purchase
from your dealer. For further information, see "Assistance
or Service" section in your "Use and Care Guide."
Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into dryer. Openings (such as a
nearby window) should be at least twice as large as
dryer exhaust opening.
For gas dryers mobile home installations:
Mobile Home Installation Hold-down Kit is available to order.
For further information, see "Assistance or Service" section
in your "Use and Care Guide."
(76 mm)
48 in.2/48 in.2
(310 cm
(457 mm)
24 in.2/24 in.2
(155 cm
(76 mm)
(25 mm)
It is your responsibility:
To contact a qualified electrical installer.
To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70 - latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
The National Electrical Code requires a 4-wire power supply
connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved
in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
To supply the required 3- or 4-wire, single phase, 120/240
volt, 60 Hz, AC only electrical supply (or 3- or 4-wire,
120/208 volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating
plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of
the line. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have
a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit.
Do not use an extension cord.
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician determine that
the ground path is adequate.
Electrical Connection
To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of
electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions
provided for it here.
This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire
electrical supply connection. The neutral ground conductor
is permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white
wire) within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire
electrical supply connection, the neutral ground conductor
must be removed from the external ground connector (green
screw), and secured under the neutral terminal (center or
white wire) of the terminal block. When the neutral ground
conductor is secured under the neutral terminal (center or
white wire) of the terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated
from the neutral conductor.
If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral
ground wire to the neutral wire, see "Optional 3-wire
connection" section.
A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
appliance is installed in a location where grounding through
the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the
neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations,
(2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas
where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral
If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated 120/240
volt minimum, with a temperature rating of 140° F (60° C)
minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT, and
be at least 4 ft. (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to
the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals
with upturned ends.
A UL listed strain relief.


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