Electrical Requirements; Venting Requirements - Whirlpool 3RLEC8600 Installation Instructions Manual

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Exhaust dimensions
10 mm
359 mm

Electrical Requirements

This dryer is supplied without an electric cord and plug. It must
be connected by a competent electrician to a single-phase
electrical supply at the voltage shown on the dataplate, using
a suitable fixed wiring installation in accordance with local and
national wiring regulations.
A 3-wire circular cord of minimum conductor size 2.5 mm
cross-section area should be used.
A 30A supply fuse should be used. A switch having a
contact separation in both poles that provides full
disconnection under overvoltage category III conditions must
be incorporated into the fixed wiring for dryer disconnection.
The dryer should be positioned so that the disconnection
switch is easily accessible to the user.
A cord clamp bush is provided on the dryer, and should
be tightened on completion of wiring. The electrical mains
terminals are located behind the small rear access panel
(terminal block cover), and connections should be made in
accordance with the terminal markings. Remember to replace
the terminal access panel (terminal block cover).
NOTE: In accordance with the European EMC Directive
(2004/108/EC), the maximum electric supply system impedance
to which the electric dryer should be connected is declared to
be 0.29 Ohm + J 0.18 Ohm.
If codes permit and an additional earth bond wire is used, it is
recommended that a competent electrician determine that the
earth bond path is adequate.
260 mm
Recommended Earthing Method
It is your responsibility to contact a qualied electrical installer
to ensure that the electrical installation is adequate and in
conformance with all local codes and ordinances.
108 mm
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into a flue which
is used for exhausting fumes from appliances burning gas
or other fuels, chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawl space,
concealed space of a building, or any other vent used for
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Do not install flexible non-metal vent.
Do not install metal vent that is smaller than 102 mm (4")
in diameter.
Do not install flexible vent in enclosed walls, ceilings, or
102 mm (4") heavy metal vent and clamps must be used.
Use 102 mm (4") clamps to seal all joints. Vent must not be
connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices
which extend into the interior of the vent and catch lint. Do
not use duct tape.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper,
carpets, etc.
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for exhausting.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and

Venting Requirements

To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE



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