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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

ALL ELECTRIC Dryers
The following are specific requirements for
proper and safe electrical installation of your dryer. Failure
to follow these instructions can create electrical shock
and/or a fire hazard.
This appliance MUST be properly grounded. Electrical shock
can result if the dryer is not properly grounded. Follow the
instructions in this manual for proper grounding.
Do not use an extension cord with this dryer. Some extension
cords are not designed to withstand the amounts of electrical
current this dryer utilizes and can melt, creating electrical shock
and/or fire hazard. Locate the dryer within reach of the receptacle
for the length power cord to be purchased, allowing some slack
in the cord. Refer to the pre-installation requirements in this
manual for the proper power cord to be purchased.
A U.L. approved strain relief must be installed onto power
cord. If the strain relief is not attached, the cord can be pulled
out of the dryer and can be cut by any movement of the cord,
resulting in electrical shock.
Do not use an aluminum wired receptacle with a copper
wired power cord and plug (or vice versa). A chemical reaction
occurs between copper and aluminum and can cause electrical
shorts. The proper wiring and receptacle is a copper wired
power cord with a copper wired receptacle.
NOTE: Dryers operating on 208 volt power supply will have
longer drying times than operating on 240 volt power supply.

GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS

Non-Canadian ELECTRIC Dryer
DANGER
Improper connection of the equipment
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock.
Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether
the appliance is properly grounded.
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
1. The dryer MUST be grounded. In the event of a malfunction
or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical
shock by a path of least resistance for electrical current.
2. If your dryer is equipped with a power supply cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug, the
plug MUST be plugged into an appropriate, copper wired
receptacle that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances. If in doubt,
call a licensed electrician.
For a permanently connected dryer:
1. The 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 appliance.
Canadian ELECTRIC Dryer
DANGER
Improper connection of the equipment
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock.
Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether
the appliance is properly grounded.
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
1. The dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction
or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical
shock by a path of least resistance for electrical current.
2. Since your dryer is equipped with a power supply 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. If in doubt, call a licensed electrician.
1. Remove the screw securing the
terminal block access cover to the
rear panel and remove cover.
2. Install a U.L. approved strain relief
connector in the entry hole on the
back panel.
3. Insert a NEMA 14-30 Type ST or SRDT, U.L. approved
power cord through the strain relief.
4. Attach the green power cord ground wire to the cabinet
with the green ground screw
5. Attach the white (neutral) wire from the power cord to the
silver- colored center terminal on the terminal block. Tighten
the screw securely.
6. Attach the red and black wires from the power cord to the
outer brass-colored terminals on the terminal block. Tighten
both screws securely.
7. Tighten the screws securing the cord restraint firmly against
the power cord.
8. Reinstall the terminal block access cover.
This dryer is equipped with a three-prong (grounding) plug for
your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged
directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. Do
not cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
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ALL GAS Dryers

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