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Grounding Instructions - Whirlpool 27' Job Aid

27" electric and gas dryers
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the customer to contact a qualified electrician to assure that the electrical installation is
adequate and is in conformance with National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70-1987 (or the
latest edition) and local codes and ordinances.
Allow slack in the line between the wall and the appliance so that it can be
move if servicing is ever necessary.
A U.L.-listed strain relief must be provided at each end of the power supply cable (at the appliance and
at the junction box). Wire sizes (10-gauge COPPER WIRE ONLY) and connections must conform with
the 30-ampere circuit rating.
E. For mobile home installation, the three-wire power supply cord must be removed and the
appliance wiring must be revised. The appliance frame must not be connected to the neutral
terminal, but must be connected to the grounding wire (green) of the power supply cord.
See Alternate electrical connection - mobile home installation, for detailed instructions.
If a four-wire receptacle of NEMA type 14-30R is available, a matching power supply cord (pigtail)
must be used. This cord contains No. 10-gauge copper conductors with spade or ring terminals on the
dryer end and terminating in a NEMA type 14-30P plug on supply end. The fourth (grounding) must be
identified by a green cover and the neutral conductor by a white cover. Cord should be at least three
feet long. The four-wire power supply cord and strain relief are not provided with the dryer.
Disconnect power supply cord from the electric supply before making these
changes. Use a new power supply cord.
Failure to do so may result in electrical shock.

Grounding Instructions

This appliance must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system; or an equipment-
grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding
terminal or lead on the appliance.
Electrical grounding is required on this appliance.
This appliance is manufactured with the neutral terminal connected to the frame.
Make sure power supply is turned off.
A. If local codes permit connection of the frame-grounding conductor to the neutral wire of the power
supply cord:
1. Loosen the terminal block cover hold-down screw. Swing cover open to the right.
2. Attach a U.L.-listed strain relief to the dyer through the power supply cord hole. Place the
power supply cord or direct wire through the strain relief.
3. Connect the neutral wire on the power supply cord to the center, silver-colored terminal of the
terminal block and connect the other wires to the outer terminals.
Electrical Shock Hazard


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