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Installation; Grounding Requirements - Electrolux 300 Series Use & Care Manual

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Connecting the
electrical system
The following are specific requirements
for proper and safe electrical installation
of your dryer. Failure to follow these
instructions can create electrical shock
and/or a fire hazard.
• This appliance MUST be properly
grounded. Electrical shock can result
if the dryer is not properly grounded.
Follow the instructions in this manual
for proper grounding.
• DO NOT use an extension cord with
this dryer. Some extension cords
are not designed to withstand the
amounts of electrical current this
dryer utilizes and can melt, creating
electrical shock and/or fire hazard.
Locate the dryer within reach of the
receptacle for the length power cord
to be purchased, allowing some slack
in the cord. Refer to the
Pre-Installation Requirements section
of this manual for the proper power
cord to be purchased.
• A U.L.-approved strain relief must be
installed onto power cord. If the strain
relief is not attached, the cord can
be pulled out of the dryer and can
be cut by any movement of the cord,
resulting in electrical shock.
• DO NOT use an aluminum wired
receptacle with a copper wired
power cord and plug (or vice versa).
A chemical reaction occurs between
copper and aluminum and can cause
electrical shorts. The proper wiring
and receptacle is a copper wired
power cord with a copper wired
Dryers operating on 208 volt power supply
will have longer drying times than dryers
operating on 240 volt power supply.


The dryer, when installed, must be electri-
cally grounded in accordance with local
codes and the National Electrical code
ANSI/NFPA 70 or the Canadian Electrical
Code, Part 1, CSA C22.1.

Grounding requirements -

electric dryer (USA)
Improper grounding of the dryer may
cause serious injury or death. Check with
a licensed electrician if you are in doubt
as to whether the appliance is properly
For a grounded, cord-connected
1. The dryer MUST be grounded. In the
event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of
electrical shock by providing a path of
least resistance for electrical current.
2. After you purchase and install a 3-wire
or 4-wire power supply cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a
grounding plug that matches your wiring
system, the plug MUST be plugged into
an appropriate, copper wired receptacle
that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances. If in doubt, call a licensed
3 . DO NOT modify the plug you've
installed on this appliance. If it will not fit
the outlet, have a proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected dryer:
The dryer MUST be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring system;
or an equipment grounding conductor
must be run with the circuit conductors
and connected to the equipment-
grounding terminal or lead on the

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