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Whirlpool WED9151YW Installation Instructions Manual

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ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
W10385103B
W10385104B - SP

Table of Contents

DRYER SAFETY ......................................................................... 2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................. 3
Tools and Parts ...................................................................... 3
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS .................................................... 4
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS ................................................ 6
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS ......................................................... 7
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ................................................... 8
Power Supply Cord Connection ........................................... 9
Direct Wire Connection ....................................................... 11
VENTING ................................................................................... 14
Venting Requirements ......................................................... 14
Plan Vent System ................................................................. 15
Venting Kits .......................................................................... 15
Install Vent System .............................................................. 16
CONNECT INLET HOSE .......................................................... 17
CONNECT VENT ...................................................................... 18
LEVEL DRYER .......................................................................... 19
COMPLETE INSTALLATION CHECKLIST .............................. 19
DOOR REVERSAL KIT (OPTIONAL) ....................................... 20
TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................. 20
Para una version de estas instrucciones en espaƱol, visite www.Whirlpool.com
INSTALLATION NOTES
Date of purchase:
Date of installation:
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Installer:
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Model number:
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Serial number:
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    LEVEL DRYER ................19 COMPLETE INSTALLATION CHECKLIST ......19 DOOR REVERSAL KIT (OPTIONAL) ........20 STACKING WASHER AND DRYER (OPTIONAL) ....20 TROUBLESHOOTING .............. 20 Para una version de estas instrucciones en español, visite www.Whirlpool.com INSTALLATION NOTES _________________________________ Date of purchase: _______________________________...
  • Page 2: Dryer Safety

    DRYER SAFETY IMPORTANT: When discarding or storing your old clothes dryer, remove the door.
  • Page 3: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS TOOLS AND PARTS Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Tools needed: Parts needed: (Not supplied with dryer) Vent clamps ■ Vent elbows and ductwork ■ Additional parts may be required, depending in your installation. Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting. Read “Electrical Requirements”...
  • Page 4: Location Requirements

    DRYER DIMENSIONS LOCATION REQUIREMENTS Front view: Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, 27" installing dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping (686 mm) quarters. Contact your local building inspector. " (899 mm) 1"* (25 mm) * Approx.
  • Page 5 Installation spacing for recessed area Cabinet installation (dryer only): or closet installation All dimensions show recommended and minimum spacing allowed. 7" Additional spacing should be considered for ease of (178 mm) ■ installation and servicing. Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, floor ■...
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    If your outlet looks like this: ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with It is your responsibility: ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply cord, at least To contact a qualified electrical installer. ■...
  • Page 7: Install Leveling Legs

    INSTALL LEVELING LEGS Prepare dryer for leveling legs To avoid damaging floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from dryer carton; place under entire back edge of dryer. Firmly grasp dryer body (not console panel) and gently lay dryer down on cardboard. Screw in leveling legs diamond marking...
  • Page 8: Electric Installation

    ELECTRIC INSTALLATION For power supply cord installations: For direct wire installations: Before you start: disconnect power. Remove terminal block cover Choose electrical connection type Power supply cord 4-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 14-30R). Go to Power Supply Cord Connection. Power supply cord 3-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 10-30R).
  • Page 9: Power Supply Cord Connection

    Power Supply Cord Connection Power supply cord strain relief: 4-Wire Power Supply Cord Connection IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. Attach power supply cord strain relief 4-wire receptacle (NEMA 4-prong plug type 14-30R)
  • Page 10 Connect ground wire Remove center screw Connect ground wire (F) (green or bare) of power supply cord Remove center terminal block screw (B). under green external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten screw. Connect neutral wire Connect remaining wires Connect neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord under center terminal block screw (B).
  • Page 11: Direct Wire Connection

    Direct Wire Connection Direct wire strain relief 4-Wire Direct Wire Connection IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes Attach direct wire strain relief and where local codes do not permit 3-wire connections. Prepare your 4-wire cable for direct connection Unscrew the removable conduit connector (A) and any Direct wire cable must have 5 ft.
  • Page 12 3-Wire Direct Wire Connection Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. Prepare your 3-wire cable for direct connection Connect neutral ground wire (E) and place hooked end (hook facing right) of neutral wire (white or center wire) (C) of direct wire Direct wire cable must have 5 ft.
  • Page 13: Wire Connection

    Connect remaining wires Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together and tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
  • Page 14: Venting

    VENTING Exhaust hoods: An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and ■ Venting Requirements insects from entering the home. Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object ■ that may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or snow).
  • Page 15: Plan Vent System

    Alternate exhaust installations (for close clearance): Plan Vent System Choose your exhaust installation type Recommended exhaust installation: Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow) Dryer Rigid metal or flexible metal vent Elbow G. Vent length C. Wall necessary to D.
  • Page 16: Install Vent System

    Determine vent path: Install Vent System Select route that will provide straightest and most direct ■ path outdoors. Install exhaust hood Plan installation to use fewest number of elbows and turns. ■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room ■...
  • Page 17: Connect Inlet Hose

    CONNECT INLET HOSE Tighten couplings (Steam models only) For non-steam models, proceed to “Connect Vent”. The dryer must be connected to the cold water faucet using the new inlet hoses. Do not use old hoses. NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure.
  • Page 18: Connect Vent

    CONNECT VENT Attach long hose to dryer fill valve and tighten coupling Connect vent to exhaust outlet Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure vent is clean. Dryer vent must fit over dryer exhaust outlet and inside exhaust hood.
  • Page 19: Level Dryer

    LEVEL DRYER COMPLETE INSTALLATION CHECKLIST Level dryer Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through steps to see what was skipped. Check that you have all of your tools. Place level here Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
  • Page 20: Door Reversal Kit (Optional)

    DOOR REVERSAL (OPTIONAL) If you prefer to reverse the door swing on your dryer: A door reversal kit, Part Number W10406955 is available to order. For further information, see “Assistance or Service” section in your Use and Care Guide. STACKING WASHER AND DRYER (OPTIONAL) If you prefer to stack your washer and dryer: A stack kit, Part Number 8572546, is available to order.

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