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Gas Dryers; Gas Requirements; Electrical Requirements - Kenmore 796.6143 Series Use & Care Manual

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

GAS DRYERS

GAS REQUIREMENTS (GAS MODELS ONlY)
WARNING:
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 (GAS MODELS ONLY)
• 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.
• The power cord of this dryer is equipped with a
3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard
3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
Failure to follow this warning can result in fi re, explosion,
or death.
To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance,
• 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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