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Electrical Requirements; Install Leveling Legs - Whirlpool 4GWED5500 Installation Instructions Manual

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This dryer is supplied without an electric cord and plug.
It is your responsibility:
To contact a qualified electrical installer.
To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with all local codes and ordinances.
To supply the required single phase, 240 volt, 60 Hz, AC
only electrical supply on a separate 30-amp circuit fused on
both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is
recommended. 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.
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 240 volt
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
A UL listed strain relief.
Connecting by direct wire:
Power supply cable must match power supply and be:
Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable
(with ground wire), covered with flexible metallic conduit. All
current-carrying wires must be insulated.
10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).
At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.
Recommended Grounding Method
It is your responsibility to contact a qualified electrical installer
to ensure that the electrical installation is adequate and in
conformance with all local codes and ordinances.


Prepare dryer for leveling legs
To avoid damaging floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard
from dryer carton; place under entire back edge of dryer.
Firmly grasp dryer body (not console panel) and gently lay
dryer down on cardboard.


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