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Electrical Requirements - Whirlpool W10222387A Installation Instructions Manual

24"(69 cm) electric washer/dryer
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Floor drain system (view D)
The floor drain system requires a siphon break that may be
purchased separately. See "Alternate Parts."
The siphon break must be a minimum of 28" (711 mm) from the
bottom of the washer. Additional hoses might be needed.
(864 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.
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.
Electrical Connection
To properly install your washer/dryer, you must determine the type
of electrical connection you will be using and follow the
instructions provided for it here.
This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire
electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire is
permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire)
within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical
supply connection, the neutral ground wire must be removed
from the internal ground connector (green screw), and secured
under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal
block. When the neutral ground wire is secured under the
neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block, the
dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor.
If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral ground
wire to the neutral wire, see "Optional 3-wire connection"
A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
appliance is installed in a location where grounding through
the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the
neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations,
(2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas
where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral
If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes
dryers. The kit should contain:
A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt
minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at
least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer
must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned
A UL listed strain relief.
If your outlet looks like this:
4-wire receptacle (14-30R)
Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply cord,
at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have four 10-gauge copper wires
and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 14-30R. The ground
wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The neutral
conductor must be identified by a white cover.
If your outlet looks like this:
3-wire receptacle (10-30R)
Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply cord,
at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have three 10-gauge copper wires
and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R.
If connecting by direct wire:
Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire)
and be:
Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable
(with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All
current-carrying wires must be insulated.
10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).
At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.
For a grounded, cord-connected washer/dryer:
This washer/dryer must be grounded. In the event of
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for
electric current. This washer/dryer uses a cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is
properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
For a permanently connected washer/dryer:
This washer/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 washer/dryer.
Improper connection of the equipment-
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or
personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the washer/dryer
is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power
supply cord: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.



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