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Installation Instructions; Electrical Installation - Electrolux EWMED70JSS Installation Instructions Manual

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Installation Instructions


Electrical installation

The following are specifi c requirements for proper
and safe electrical installation of your dryer. Failure
to follow these instructions can create electrical
shock and/or a fi re 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 fi re 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.
Grounding requirements - Electric dryer (USA)
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
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
Dryers operating on 208 volt power supply will
have longer drying times than dryers operating
on 240 volt power supply.
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. After you purchase and install a 3 wire or 4
wire power supply cord having an equipment-
grounding conductor and a grounding plug
that matches you wiring system, 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.
3. DO NOT modify the plug you've installed on
this appliance. If it will not fi t the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualifi ed 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.

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