Electrical Shock Hazard; Grounding Requirements - Electric Dryer (Usa) - Frigidaire GLEQ2170KE0 Installation Instructions Manual

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Electrical
installation
The following are specific requirements for proper and safe
electrical installation of your dryer. Failure to follow these
instructions can create electrical shock and/or a fire hazard.
- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD -
• This appliance MUST be properly grounded. Electrical
shock can result if the dryer is not properly grounded.
Follow the instructions in this manual for proper ground-
ing.
Do not use an extension cord with this dryer. Some ex-
tension cords are not designed to withstand the amounts
of electrical current this dryer utilizes and can melt, creat-
ing electrical shock and/or fire hazard. Locate the dryer
within reach of the receptacle for the length power cord
to be purchased, allowing some slack in the cord. Refer
to the pre-installation requirements in this manual for the
proper power cord to be purchased.
- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD -
A U.L.-approved strain relief must be installed onto pow-
er cord. If the strain relief is not attached, the cord can be
pulled out of the dryer and can be cut by any movement
of the cord, resulting in electrical shock.
Do not use an aluminum wired receptacle with a copper
wired power cord and plug (or vice versa). A chemical
reaction occurs between copper and aluminum and can
cause electrical shorts. The proper wiring and receptacle
is a copper wired power cord with a copper wired recep-
tacle.
Dryers operating on 208 volt power supply will have
longer drying times than dryers operating on 240 volt power
supply.
Grounding
requirements
- Electric dryer (USA)
- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD - Improper
connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result
in a risk of electrical shock. Check with a licensed electrician
if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly
grounded.
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
1. The dryer MUST be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the
risk of electrical shock by a path of least resistance for
electrical current.
2. After you purchase and install a 3 wire or 4 wire power
supply cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor
and a grounding plug that matches you wiring system,
the plug MUST be plugged into an appropriate, copper
wired receptacle that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. If in
doubt, call a licensed electrician.
DO NOT modify the plug you've installed on this appliance.
For a permanently connected dryer:
1. The dryer 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.
Grounding
requirements
- Electric dryer (Canada)
- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD - Improper
connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result
in a risk of electrical shock. Check with a licensed electrician
if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly
grounded.
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
1. The dryer MUST be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the
risk of electrical shock by a path of least resistance for
electrical current.
2. Since your dryer is equipped with a power supply
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. If in
doubt, call a licensed electrician.
DO NOT modify the plug provided with the appliance.

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