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Electrical Requirements - Whirlpool W10115226B Installation Instructions Manual

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If you are using power supply cord, a grounded electrical
outlet located within 2 ft. (610 mm) of either side of dryer.
See "Electrical Requirements."
A sturdy floor to support the total weight (dryer and load)
of 200 lbs. (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion
appliance should also be considered.
Level floor with maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire
dryer. (If slope is greater than 1" [25 mm], install Extended
Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810.) If not level, clothes
may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may
not operate correctly.
Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45°F (7°C). At
lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an
automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.
The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will
be exposed to water and/or weather.
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or
sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
Installation clearances:
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door
to open fully.
Dryer Dimensions
43"
(1092 mm)
*29
/
"
1
2
(749 mm)
27"
(687 mm)
A
A. Large opening side-swing door
B. Wide opening hamper door
*Most installations require a minimum 5½" (140 mm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See "Venting
Requirements."
minimum spacing for recessed area or
closet installation
The dimensions shown following are for the minimum spacing
allowed.
Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and
floor moldings.
Additional spacing of 1" (25 mm) on all sides of the dryer is
recommended to reduce noise transfer.
For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings
are acceptable.
Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
4
23¾"
(603 mm)
43"
(1092 mm)
*29
/
"
1
2
(749 mm)
27"
(687 mm)
B
minimum Required Spacing
18"*
(457 mm)
27"
1"
(25 mm)
(686 mm)
A
*Additional spacing recommended
mobile home - Additional installation requirements
This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The
installation must conform to the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280
(formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction
and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280).
Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for
purchase from your dealer.
Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such
as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large
as the dryer exhaust opening.
13¾"
(349 mm)

Electrical Requirements

It is your responsibility:
To contact a qualified electrical installer.
To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
The National Electrical Code requires a 4-wire power supply
connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved
in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt,
60 Hz, AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt
electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) 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.
14" max.*
48 in.
2
*
(356 mm)
2
(310 cm )
*
2
24 in.
(155 cm )
1"
1"*
29
5
¼"
½"*
(25 mm)
(25 mm)
(743 mm)
(140 mm)
B
A. Recessed area
B. Side view – closet or confined area
C. Closet door with vents
3"*
(76 mm)
3"*
2
(76 mm)
C

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