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Location Requirements - Whirlpool 3LWED5500 Installation Instructions Manual

Electric or gas dryer
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Parts supplied (all models):
Leveling legs (4)
Parts package is located in dryer drum. Check that all parts
are included.
Parts needed: (not supplied with dryer)
Electric cord and plug*
Vent clamps
Vent elbows and ductwork
* For Electric Dryer only. Gas Dryers come with electric cord and
plug already installed.
For gas installation:
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") ID pipe
Flexible gas supply line must be:
Minimum 10 mm (3/8") ID approved flexible hose
L.P. Gas Conversion:
Gas conversion kit is available for purchase from your dealer. Full
instructions are supplied with the kit. Conversion must be made
by a competent technician.
Additional parts may be required, depending on your installation.
Check local codes. Check existing venting and electrical and gas
supply. Read "Electrical Requirements," "Gas Requirements,"
and "Venting Requirements" before purchasing parts.


Select proper location for your dryer to improve performance
and minimize noise. Check code requirements. Some codes limit,
or do not permit, installation of the dryer in garages, closets,
mobile homes, or sleeping quarters. Contact your local building
You will need:
A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. The
dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. See "Venting
An earthed electrical outlet located within 610 mm (2 ft) of
either side of the dryer. See "Electrical Requirements."
A floor that will support the dryer and a total weight (dryer
and load) of 90,7 kg (200 lbs). The combined weight of a
companion appliance should also be considered.
A level floor with maximum slope of 25 mm (1") under entire
dryer. If slope is greater than 25 mm (1"), install Extended
Dryer Feet Kit, Part No. 279810. Clothes may not tumble
properly and models with automatic sensor cycles may not
operate correctly if dryer is not level.
It is important to make sure the room has an adequate air
supply for drying operation. The operation of this appliance
may affect the operation of other appliances which take their
air supply for safe combustion from the same room.
Adequate ventilation must be provided to avoid a backflow
of gases into the room from appliances burning other
fuels, including open fires. If in doubt consult the appliance
IMPORTANT: The dryer must not be installed or stored in an
area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather. Do not
operate your dryer at temperatures below 7°C (45°F). At lower
temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an
automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.
Proper installation is your responsibility.
Installation clearances:
For each arrangement, consider allowing more space for ease of
installation and servicing; spacing for companion appliances and
clearances for walls, doors, and floor moldings. Space must be
large enough to allow door to fully open. Add spacing on all sides
of dryer to reduce noise transfer. If a closet door or louvered door
is installed, top and bottom air openings in door are required.



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