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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

CONNECTING GAS DRYERS

GAS REQUIREMENTS (GAS MODELS ONLY)
WARNING:
electric shock, or injury to persons when using this
appliance, follow basic precautions, including
the following:
• Gas supply requirements: As shipped from the
factory, this dryer is confi gured for use with natural
gas (NG). It can be converted for use with propane
(LP) gas. Gas pressure must not exceed 8 inches
water column for (NG), or 13 inches water column for
(LP).
• A qualifi ed service or gas company technician must
connect the dryer to the gas service. Failure to follow
these instructions can result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• Isolate the dryer from the gas supply system by
closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply. Failure to do so can
result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• Supply line requirements: Your laundry room must
have a rigid gas supply line to your dryer. In the
United States, an individual manual shutoff valve
MUST be installed within at least 6 ft. (1.8 m) of the
dryer, in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code
ANSI Z223.1 or Canadian gas installation code CSA
B149.1. A ⅛ inch NPT pipe plug must be installed.
Failure to do so can result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• If using a rigid pipe, the rigid pipe should be ½ inch
IPS. If acceptable under local codes and ordinances
and when acceptable to your gas supplier, ⅜ inch
approved tubing may be used where lengths are less
than 20 ft. (6.1 m). Larger tubing should be used for
lengths in excess of 20 ft. (6.1 m). Failure to do so can
result in fi re, explosion, or death.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR
GAS MODELS ONLY
WARNING:
Failure to follow safety warnings could result in serious
injury or death.
• The power cord of this dryer is equipped with a
3-prong (grounding) plug for protection against
shock hazard and should be plugged directly into
a properly grounded 3-prong receptacle. Failure to
follow this warning can result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the power cord. Failure
to follow this warning can result in fi re, explosion, or
death.
• For personal safety, this dryer must be properly
grounded. Failure to follow this warning can result in
fi re, explosion, or death.
To reduce the risk of fi re,
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD
• Connect the dryer to the type of gas shown on
the nameplate. Failure to do so can result in fi re,
explosion, or death.
• To prevent contamination of the gas valve, purge the
gas supply of air and sediment before connecting
the gas supply to the dryer. Before tightening the
connection between the gas supply and the dryer,
purge remaining air until the odor of gas is detected.
Failure to do so can result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• DO NOT use an open fl ame to inspect for gas leaks.
Use a noncorrosive leak detection fl uid. Failure to do
so can result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• Use only a new AGA- or CSA-certifi ed gas supply
line with fl exible stainless steel connectors. Failure to
do so can result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• Securely tighten all gas connections. Failure to do so
can result in fi re, explosion, or death.
• Use Tefl on tape or a pipe-joint compound that is
insoluble in propane (LP) gas on all pipe threads.
Failure to do so can result in fi re, explosion,
or death.
• DO NOT attempt any disassembly of the dryer;
disassembly requires the attention and tools of
an authorized and qualifi ed service technician or
company. Failure to follow this warning can result in fi re,
explosion, or death.
• This dryer must be plugged into a 120-VAC, 60-Hz.
grounded outlet protected by a 15-ampere fuse or
circuit breaker. Failure to follow this warning can result
in fi re, explosion, or death.
• Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to
have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong
wall outlet. Failure to follow this warning can result in
fi re, explosion, or death.
3-prong
grounding
type wall
receptacle
3-prong
grounding
plug
10
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.

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