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Maytag W10131619A Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1: Electric Dryer

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY.......................... 2 Starting Your Dryer.......................18 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................... 4 Drying Rack Option ......................19 Tools and Parts........................4 DRYER CARE ..........................19 Location Requirements ......................4 Cleaning the Dryer Location ....................19 Electrical Requirements......................5 Cleaning the Lint Screen ......................19 Electrical Connection ......................
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: ■ ■ Read all instructions before using the dryer. Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this ■...
  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Tools and Parts Location Requirements Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. ■ Flat-blade screwdriver ■ Tin snips (new vent installations) ■ #2 Phillips screwdriver ■...
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    Mobile Home - Additional Installation Requirements Dryer Dimensions This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer.
  • Page 6 ■ A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the appliance is installed in a ■ At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long. location where grounding through the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductors.
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection

    Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord Direct Wire WARNING WARNING Fire Hazard Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use a UL listed strain relief. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
  • Page 8 ■ Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the ■ Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position.
  • Page 9 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor 4-wire connection: Power Supply Cord screw. Tighten screw. IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. A.
  • Page 10 4-wire connection: Direct Wire IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 5"...
  • Page 11 4. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal 2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver- block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. colored terminal screw of the terminal block.
  • Page 12 When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold- the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw, as down screw.
  • Page 13: Venting Requirements

    4" 102 mm Venting Requirements 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent Vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Maytag Services. For more WARNING information, see the “Assistance or Service” section. Rigid metal vent ■...
  • Page 14: Plan Vent System

    Exhaust Plan Vent System Recommended hood styles are shown here. Choose your exhaust installation type Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible. 4" (102 mm) 4" (102 mm) A. Louvered hood style B.
  • Page 15: Install Vent System

    Alternate installations for close clearances ■ Use the fewest 90° turns possible. Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Two close- clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance ■...
  • Page 16: Install Leveling Legs

    Install Leveling Legs Level Dryer Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back. WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 1.
  • Page 17: Complete Installation

    7. Attach door hinges to dryer door so that the larger hole is at the bottom of the hinge. Complete Installation 1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.
  • Page 18: Starting Your Dryer

    DRYER USE Starting Your Dryer WARNING WARNING Fire Hazard Explosion Hazard No washer can completely remove oil. Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
  • Page 19: Drying Rack Option

    To restart your dryer Style 2: Your drying rack does not have front legs. Do not remove the lint screen. Slide drying rack over the bottom of the dryer door opening. Push down to secure drying rack on 1. Close the door. frame.
  • Page 20: Cleaning The Dryer Interior

    3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen with the brush to Vacation and Moving Care remove residue buildup. 4. Rinse screen with hot water. Vacation care 5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen in dryer. Cleaning the Dryer Interior Operate your dryer only when you are at home.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to possibly avoid the cost of a service call... In U.S.A. ■ Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying? Dryer Operation The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry. See “How Automatic Drying Works”...
  • Page 22 ■ Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? Lint on load Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material. ■ Is the lint screen clogged? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load. Stains on load or drum ■ Was dryer fabric softener properly used? Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
  • Page 23: Assistance Or Service

    If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section. Additional help is available by contacting the place of purchase. Visit us at Information may also be obtained by visiting our website at Part Number Accessory Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of 20-48KITRC 4"...
  • Page 24 W10131619A © 2008 7/08 ®Registered trademark/™ Trademark of Maytag Corporation or its related companies. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.