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Whirlpool W10151595B Use & Care Manual

240-volt electric compact dryer


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For questions about features, operation/performance,
parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301.
or visit our website
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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 Table of Contents ... 2 W10151595B...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DRYER SAFETY... 2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS... 3 Tools and Parts ...3 Location Requirements ...4 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 Starting Your Dryer...14 TABLE OF CONTENTS Stopping and Restarting ...15...
  • Page 3: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Tools and Parts Tools needed Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. ■ Flat-blade screwdriver ■ Vent clamps ■ #2 Phillips screwdriver ■ Caulking gun and compound (for installing ■...
  • Page 4: Location Requirements

    Location Requirements You will need ■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.” ■ A separate 30-amp circuit. ■ A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (610 mm) of either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.” ■...
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    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 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 1. Disconnect power. 2. Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover. A. Terminal block cover B. External ground conductor screw C. Center terminal block screw D. Hold-down screw location E. Neutral ground wire F. Hole below terminal block opening 3.
  • 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 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center terminal block screw. Tighten screw. A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center terminal block screw B.
  • 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 terminal block screw C. Neutral wire (white or center wire) D. 3/4" (19 mm) 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

    Venting Requirements WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS. IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances. The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space of a building.
  • Page 12: Plan Vent System

    ■ Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch. 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 or rigid metal vent C.
  • Page 13: Install Leveling Legs

    2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp. 3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible. See “Determine vent path” in “Plan Vent System.” Avoid 90º turns.
  • 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 re, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
  • Page 15: Drying, Cycle, And Temperature Tips

    Cycle and temperature tips Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting ( Use a no heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic, or heat-sensitive fabrics. Line-dry bonded or laminated fabrics. NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for various loads, refer to the care label directions.
  • Page 16: Cleaning The Dryer Interior

    2. Squeeze body of lint screen lightly while pulling off the cover. 3. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. 4. Replace cover on lint screen body. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and close the door.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) In U.S.A - In Canada 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 ■ Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material. ■ Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF (7ºC)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45ºF (7ºC). ■ Is the dryer located in a closet? Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door.
  • 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

    5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Whirlpool within 30 days from the date of purchase.

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