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Maytag MEDC300BW Installation Manual

Electric dryer installation instructions 29" wide models - u.s.a. only.
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ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
29" WIDE MODELS - U.S.A. ONLY
Para obtener acceso al manual de uso y cuidado en español, o para obtener información adicional acerca de su producto, visite:
Tenga listo su número de modelo completo. Puede encontrar el número de modelo y de serie dentro de la cavidad superior de la puerta.
W10562358A
W10562359A-SP
www.whirlpool.com

Table of Contents

DRYER SAFETY ......................................................................... 2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................. 4
Tools and Parts ...................................................................... 4
Location Requirements ......................................................... 5
Electrical Requirements ........................................................ 6
Install Leveling Legs .............................................................. 7
Electrical Connection ............................................................ 7
VENTING ................................................................................... 13
Venting Requirements ......................................................... 13
Plan Vent System ................................................................. 14
Venting Kits .......................................................................... 14
Install Vent System .............................................................. 16
Connect Vent ........................................................................ 16
Level Dryer ........................................................................... 16
Complete Installation Checklist ......................................... 16
Reverse Door Swing (Optional) .......................................... 17
Troubleshooting ................................................................... 19
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 29" WIDE MODELS - U.S.A. ONLY Para obtener acceso al manual de uso y cuidado en español, o para obtener información adicional acerca de su producto, visite: www.whirlpool.com Tenga listo su número de modelo completo. Puede encontrar el número de modelo y de serie dentro de la cavidad superior de la puerta. Table of Contents DRYER SAFETY .................
  • Page 2: Dryer Safety

    DRYER SAFETY...
  • Page 4: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Tools and Parts Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. Tools needed: Level Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) Parts supplied (all models): Flat-blade screwdriver #2 Phillips screwdriver Leveling legs (4)
  • Page 5: Location Requirements

    " Location Requirements (349 mm) " " " (578 mm) (705 mm) (705 mm) A. Wide opening side-swing door B. Wide opening hamper door *Most installations require a minimum 5½" (140 mm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting Requirements.”...
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

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

    Install Leveling Legs Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord 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.
  • Page 8: Power Supply Cord Connection

    Direct Wire Power Supply Cord Connection Power supply cord strain relief Attach power supply cord strain relief Remove the screws from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp sections (C) into the hole (B) below the terminal block opening so that one tab is pointing up (A) and the other is pointing down (D), and hold in place.
  • Page 9 4-wire Power Supply Cord Connection Connect ground wire IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R) B. 4-prong plug C. Ground prong D.
  • Page 10: Direct Wire Connection

    Attach direct wire cable to Connect neutral wire strain relief Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief Connect neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a to center terminal block screw (B).
  • Page 11 Connect remaining wires Prepare to 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 block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
  • Page 12: Connect External Ground Wire

    Connect neutral wire Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire Place hooked end of neutral wire (white or center) (C) of direct wire cable under center terminal block screw (B). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or center wire) (C) of power supply cord or cable under center Connect remaining wires terminal block screw (B).
  • Page 13: Venting

    VENTING Venting Requirements Exhaust hoods: Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object that ■ may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or snow). Recommended Styles: Louvered hood Box hood Acceptable Style: WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
  • Page 14: Plan Vent System

    Alternate installations for close clearances Plan Vent System Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown. Recommended exhaust installations Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible.
  • Page 15 Special provisions for mobile home installations: Vent System Chart The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible (Long Vent Models Only) portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside. Number of Type Box/louvered, or...
  • Page 16: Install Vent System

    NOTE: The dryer must be level for the moisture sensing system Connect Vent to operate correctly. Connect vent to exhaust outlet Not Level LEVEL Not Level Tighten and adjust leveling legs Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer.
  • Page 17: Reverse Door Swing (optional)

    If you do not feel heat, turn off dryer, and check the following: Lift door off top screws There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for ■ the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped.
  • Page 18 Flip door over Switch door catch, bezel, & plug Plug Catch and bezel Flip door over so handle side is down. Attach door hinges Remove the door catch, bezel, and plug from the inside of the inner door by squeezing and pulling/pushing them. Place the door catch, bezel, and plug on the sides opposite from where they were.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    Remove door strike and Insert screws in hinge holes on door strike plug dryer cabinet Door strike Door strike plug Remove door strike and door strike plug from dryer cabinet. NOTE: Two people may be needed to reinstall door. Insert the door strike into door strike plug hole and secure with screw.
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