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GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
This dryer is equipped with a 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.
WARNING:
Improper connection of the equipment-
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative
or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with
the dryer: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GAS SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use a new CSA International approved gas supply line.
Install a shut-off valve.
Securely tighten all gas connections.
If connected to LP, have a qualified person make sure
gas pressure does not exceed 13" (330 mm) water
column.
Examples of a qualified person include:
licensed heating personnel,
authorized gas company personnel, and
authorized service personnel.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
GAS TYPE
Natural Gas:
This dryer is equipped for use with Natural gas. It is
design-certified by CSA International for LP (propane or
butane) gases with appropriate conversion.
Your dryer must have the correct burner for the type of gas
in your home. Burner information is located on the rating
plate in the door well of your dryer. If this information does
not agree with the type of gas available, contact your dealer
or call the phone numbers referenced in the "Assistance or
Service" section of your "Use and Care Guide".
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company.
LP Gas Conversion:
IMPORTANT: Conversion must be made by a qualified
technician.
No attempt shall be made to convert the dryer from the gas
specified on the model/serial rating plate for use with a different
gas without consulting your gas company.
GAS SUPPLY LINE
Must include 1/8" NPT minimum plugged tapping accessible
for test gauge connection, immediately upstream of the gas
connection to the dryer.
A
B
A. 3/8" flexible gas connector
B. 3/8" pipe to flare adapter fitting
C. 1/8" NPT minimum plugged tapping
D. 1/2" NPT gas supply line
E. Gas shutoff valve.
1/2" IPS pipe is recommended.
3/8" approved aluminum or copper tubing is acceptable for
lengths under 20 ft. (6.1 m) if local codes and gas supplier
permit.
If you are using Natural gas, do not use copper tubing.
Lengths over 20 ft. (6.1 m) should use larger tubing and
a different size adapter fitting.
If your dryer has been converted to use LP gas, 3/8" LP
compatible copper tubing can be used. If the total length of
the supply line is more than 20 ft. (6.1 m), use larger pipe.
NOTE: Pipe-joint compounds that resist the action of LP gas
must be used. Do not use TEFLON
Must include shut-off valve
In the U.S.A.:
An individual manual shut-off valve must be installed within
six (6) ft. (1.8 m) of the dryer in accordance with the National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1. The location should be easy to
reach for opening and closing.
In Canada:
An individual manual shut-off valve must be installed in
accordance with the B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane
Installation Code. It is recommended that an individual
manual shutoff valve be installed within six (6) ft. (1.8 m) of
the dryer. The location should be easy to reach for opening
and closing.
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