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5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
INFORMATION
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRICAL SHOCK, AND PERSONAL INJURY:
• DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR AN
ADAPTER PLUG WITH THIS APPLIANCE.
Dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance
with local codes and ordinances, or in the absence of
local codes, in accordance with the NATIONAL ELEC-
TRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70.

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

This appliance must be supplied with 120V, 60Hz, and connected
to a properly grounded branch circuit, protected by a 15- or
20-amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse. If electrical supply
provided does not meet the above specifications, it is recom-
mended that a licensed electrician install an approved outlet.
WARNING - THIS DRYER IS EQUIPPED A
THREE-PRONG (GROUNDING) PLUG FOR YOUR
PROTECTION AGAINST SHOCK HAZARD AND
SHOULD BE PLUGGED DIRECTLY INTO A PROP-
ERLY GROUNDED THREE-PRONG RECEPTACLE.
DO NOT CUT OR REMOVE THE GROUNDING
PRONG FROM THIS PLUG.
ENSURE PROPER GROUND EXISTS BEFORE USE.
IF LOCAL CODES PERMIT,
AN EXTERNAL GROUND WIRE
(NOT PROVIDED), WHICH MEETS
LOCAL CODES, MAY BE ADDED
BY ATTACHING TO THE GREEN
GROUND SCREW ON THE REAR
OF THE DRYER, AND TO A GROUNDED
METAL COLD WATER PIPE OR OTHER
ESTABLISHED GROUND.
Installation Instructions
HOOD OR WALLCAP
• Terminate in a manner to prevent back drafts or entry of birds or
• Termination should present minimal resistance to the exhaust air flow
• Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct. This could cause lint
• Wall caps must be installed at least 12 in. above ground level or any
SEPARATION OF TURNS
For best performance, separate all turns by at least 4 ft. of straight duct,
including distance between last turn and exhaust hood.
TURNS OTHER THAN 90°
• One turn of 45° or less may be ignored.
• Two 45° turns should be treated as one 90° turn.
• Each turn over 45° should be treated as one 90° turn.
SEALING OF JOINTS
• All joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section of
• The duct shall not be assembled with screws or other fastening means
• Duct joints can be made air and moisture-tight by wrapping the
• Horizontal runs should slope down toward the outdoors 1/2 inch per foot.
INSULATION
Duct work that runs through an unheated area or is near air conditioning
4
should be insulated to reduce condensation and lint build-up.

6 EXHAUST INFORMATION

WARNING - IN CANADA AND IN THE UNITED STATES,
THE REQUIRED EXHAUST DUCT DIAMETER IS 4 IN (102mm).
DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER THAN SPECIFIED IN THE
EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE.
Using exhaust longer than specified length will:
• Increase the drying times and the energy cost.
• Reduce the dryer life.
• Accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.
The correct exhaust installation is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Problems due to incorrect installation are not covered
by the warranty.
Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil transition duct
and replace with UL listed transition duct.
The MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE duct length and number of bends
of the exhaust system depends upon the type of duct, number
of turns, the type of exhaust hood (wall cap), and all conditions
noted below. The maximum exhaust length for rigid metal duct
is shown in the table below.
EXHAUST LENGTH
RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM LENGTH
Recommended
4" DIA.
4"
No. of 90°
Rigid
Elbows
Metal
0
90 Feet
1
60 Feet
2
45 Feet
3
35 Feet
4
25 Feet
EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECKLIST
other wildlife.
and should require little or no maintenance to prevent clogging.
build up.
other obstruction with the opening pointed down.
duct must point away from the dryer.
that extend into the duct and catch lint.
overlapped joints with duct tape.
Exhaust Hood Types
Use only for short
run installations
4" DIA.
4" DIA.
2-1/2"
Rigid
Metal
60 Feet
45 Feet
35 Feet
25 Feet
15 Feet

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