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Whirlpool W10151595A Use & Care Manual

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240-VOLT ELECTRIC
COMPACT DRYER
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance,
parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301.
or visit our website at...www.whirlpool.com
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  • Page 1 ® 240-VOLT ELECTRIC COMPACT DRYER Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at...www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ... 2 W10151595A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DRYER SAFETY...2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...3 Tools and Parts ...3 Location Requirements ...3 Electrical Requirements ...5 Electrical Connection ...6 Venting Requirements...11 Plan Vent System ...12 Install Vent System...12 Install Leveling Legs ...13 Connect Vent...13 Level Dryer ...13 Complete Installation ...13 DRYER USE ...14 Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
  • Page 3: Installation Instructions

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the dryer. Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
  • Page 4 Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). 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.
  • Page 5: 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 Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
  • Page 6: Electrical Connection

    Power Supply Cord WARNING Fire Hazard Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.
  • Page 7 Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not further tighten strain relief screws at this point.
  • Page 8 A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral wire (white or center wire) D. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief E.
  • Page 9 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. A. External ground conductor screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral wire (white or center wire) D. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief E.
  • Page 10 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. A. Neutral ground wire B. External ground conductor screw C.
  • Page 11: Venting Requirements

    WARNING Fire Hazard Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
  • Page 12: Plan Vent System

    Choose your exhaust installation type Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. A. Exhaust hood B. Flexible metal vent or rigid metal vent C. Elbow Alternate installations for close clearances Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation.
  • Page 13: Install Leveling Legs

    Install Leveling Legs WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 1. To protect the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from the dryer carton.
  • Page 14: Dryer Use

    WARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
  • Page 15: Stopping And Restarting

    Stopping and Restarting You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle. To stop your dryer Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF. NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when the dryer is not in use.
  • Page 16: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    Cleaning the Lint Screen Every load cleaning The lint screen is located inside the dryer drum, on the back wall. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean 1. Open the door and pull the lint screen straight out. 2.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) In U.S.A. www.whirlpool.com/help - In Canada www.whirlpool.ca Dryer Operation Dryer will not run Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer.
  • Page 18 Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once. Is the exhaust vent the correct length? Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the Installation Instructions.
  • Page 19: Assistance Or Service

    Whirlpool designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance...
  • Page 20: Warranty

    If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.

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