Install Leveling Legs; Connect Vent; Level Dryer; Complete Installation - Whirlpool W10151595B Use & Care Manual

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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. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape,
screws, or other fastening devices that extend into the interior
of the vent to secure vent, because they can catch lint.

Install Leveling Legs

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 avoid damaging floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard
from dryer carton. Place cardboard under entire back edge of
2. Firmly grasp dryer body (not the console panel). Gently lay
dryer on cardboard. See illustration.
3. Start to screw legs into holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish
turning legs. They should stick out about 1" (25 mm).
4. Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging under each
of the 2 dryer back corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the
dryer on the corner posts until it is close to its final location.
Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.

Connect Vent

1. Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in
dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is
clean. Dryer vent must fit over dryer exhaust outlet and inside
exhaust hood. Check that vent is secured to exhaust hood
with a 4" (102 mm) clamp.
2. Move dryer into its final location. Avoid crushing or kinking vent.
3. Once exhaust vent connection is made, remove corner posts
and cardboard.

Level Dryer

Check levelness of dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then
front to back.
If dryer is not level, prop the dryer up using a wood block. Use a
wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for

Complete Installation

1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part,
go back through the steps to see what was skipped.
2. Check that you have all of your tools.
3. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
4. Check dryer's final location. Be sure vent is not crushed or
5. Check that dryer is on a level surface.
6. For power supply cord installation, plug into an outlet. For
direct wire installation, turn on power.
7. Remove film on the console and any tape remaining on dryer.
Remove tape from lint screen (located on inside back wall of
8. Read "Dryer Use."
9. Wipe dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
10. To test the dryer, set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air
cycle) for 20 minutes and start the dryer.
If the dryer will not start, check the following:
Controls are set in a running or "On" position.
PUSH TO START button has been firmly pressed.
Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply
is on.
Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
Dryer door is closed.
11. When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the
dryer door and feel for heat. If you feel heat, cancel cycle and
close the door.
If you do not feel heat, check the following:
Controls are set on a heated cycle, not an air cycle.
NOTE: You may notice an odor when dryer is first heated. This
odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor
will go away.


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