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ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................1
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................2
Tools and Parts ............................................................................2
Optional Equipment .....................................................................3
Location Requirements................................................................3
ELECTRIC DRYER POWER HOOKUP .........................................5
Electrical Requirements - U.S.A. Only.........................................5
Electrical Connection - U.S.A. Only.............................................6
VENTING .......................................................................................11
Venting Requirements................................................................11
Plan Vent System .......................................................................12
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER" or "WARNING."
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
W10255468A
W10259190A - SP
U.S.A. ONLY

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Para una version de estas intrucciones en EspaƱol, visite www.Whirlpool.com

DRYER SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
Install Vent System.....................................................................13
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS...........................................................13
CONNECT VENT...........................................................................14
(STEAM MODELS)........................................................................14
LEVEL DRYER ..............................................................................15
COMPLETE INSTALLATION .......................................................15
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................15
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You
can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    VENTING ..................11 Venting Requirements..............11 Plan Vent System ...............12 Para una version de estas intrucciones en Español, visite www.Whirlpool.com DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
  • Page 2: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Steam Models Tools and Parts Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. ■ Flat-blade screwdriver ■ Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust ■ #2 Phillips screwdriver vent) ■...
  • Page 3: Optional Equipment

    Dryer Dimensions Optional Equipment Refer to your Use and Care guide for information about the accessories available for your dryer. Location Requirements Steam Non-Steam (Electric or Gas) (Electric or Gas) 38" (965 mm) 38" (965 mm) " (827 mm) " (800 mm) 27"...
  • Page 4 Closet installation - Dryer only (460 mm) Side view Side View Closet door with vents Steam Non-Steam Steam Non-Steam (Electric or Gas) (Electric or Gas) (Electric or Gas) (Electric or Gas) 1" (25 mm) 1" (25 mm) 1" (25 mm) 1"...
  • Page 5: Electric Dryer Power Hookup

    6"* (152 mm) Recommended installation spacing for cabinet installation NOTE: Some models are not recommended for cabinet installation. ■ For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top of the cabinet are required. 76" (1930 mm) 27" 1"...
  • Page 6: Electrical Connection - U.s.a. Only

    ■ To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, If connecting by direct wire: 60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a and be: separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line.
  • Page 7 2. Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover. Style 2: Direct wire strain relief WARNING Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center A.
  • Page 8 ■ Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a 4-wire connection: Power supply cord horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screw against the direct wire cable. IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections.
  • Page 9 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw, as shown.
  • Page 10 5. Tighten strain relief screw. 3-wire connection: Direct wire 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground 7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to conductor to neutral wire.
  • Page 11: Venting

    3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent Vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Whirlpool Service. For more information, see the “Assistance or Service” section. Rigid metal vent ■...
  • Page 12: Plan Vent System

    Flexible metal vent ■ Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch. ■ Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for cleaning. Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect ■ Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when indoors, which may result in: the dryer is in its final location.
  • Page 13: Install Vent System

    ■ Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns. ■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible. ■ Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. ■ Use the fewest 90° turns possible. Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance A.
  • Page 14: Connect Vent

    2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel). Gently 4. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional two-thirds lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration. turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can result. 5.
  • Page 15: Level Dryer

    Steam Models Only: LEVEL DRYER 10. Be sure the water faucets are on. 11. Check for leaks around “Y” connector, faucet, and hoses. 12. If you live in a hard water area, use of a water softener is Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side, recommended to control the buildup of scale through the water then front to back.
  • Page 16: Dryer Results

    Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. W10255468A W10259190A - SP 3/09 © 2009 Whirlpool Corporation. Printed in U.S.A. All rights reserved.