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Whirlpool WED5500BW0 Installation Instructions Manual

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ELECTRIC DRYER
27" WiDE
INSTALLATI N INSTR
MODELS - U.S.A. ONLY
CTIONS
Para obtener acceso al manual de uso y cuidado en espa_ol, o para obtener informaci6n adicional acerca de su producto, visite:
www.whirlpool.com
Tenga listo su nOmero de modelo completo. Puede encontrar el nOmero de modelo y de serie dentro de la cavidad superior de la puerta.
Table of Contents
DRYER SAFETY .........................................................................
2
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3
Tools and Parts ......................................................................
3
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4
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5
iNSTALL LEVELING LEGS .........................................................
6
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6
VENTING ...................................................................................
12
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12
Plan Vent System .................................................................
13
Venting Kits ..........................................................................
14
install Vent System ..............................................................
14
Vent ........................................................................
15
LEVEL DRYER ..........................................................................
15
iNSTALLATiON CHECKLIST ..............................
16
REVERSE DOOR SWING (OPTIONAL) ...................................
16
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BACK COVER
iNSTALLATiON
NOTES
Date of purchase:
Date of installation:
Installer:
Model number:
Serial number:
W10563341A
W10563342A=SP

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Para obtener acceso al manual de uso y cuidado en espa_ol, o para obtener informaci6n adicional acerca de su producto, visite: www.whirlpool.com Tenga listo su nOmero de modelo completo. Puede encontrar el nOmero de modelo y de serie dentro de la cavidad superior de la puerta.
  • Page 2: Dryer Safety

    DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 3: Installation Requirements

    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: Location Requirements

    Parts supplied: The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather. Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping quarters.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    if your outlet looks like this: Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer. Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to with ring or spade terminals and UL listed introduce outside air into the dryer.
  • Page 6: Install Leveling Legs

    iNSTALL LEVELING LEGS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Power Supply Cord 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, Prepare dryer for leveling legs "_ Fire Hazard Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord.
  • Page 7 Direct Wire Power SuppMy Cord Connection Power supply cord strain relief Attach power supply cord strain relief Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge copper wire. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal.
  • Page 8 4owire Power Supply Cord Connection IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA 4-prong plug type 14-30R) Connect ground wire (F) (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw (A).
  • Page 9 Direct Wire Connection Direct wire strain relief Remove center terminal block screw (B). Unscrew the removable conduit connector (A) and any screws from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief (C) through the hole below the terminal block opening (B).
  • Page 10 4owire Direct Wire Connection IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit 3-wire connections. 1, Prepare your 4-wire cable for direct connection (12? Connect ground wire (green or bare) (F) of direct wire cable to external ground conductor screw (A).
  • Page 11 Optionam 3owire Connection IMPORTANT: You must verify with a qualified electrician that this grounding method is acceptable before connecting. ground wire and neutral wire Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A). and neutral wire Place hooked end of neutral wire (white or...
  • Page 12: Venting

    Rigid metal vent: Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid crushing and kinking. Flexible metal vent: (Acceptable only if accessible to clean) Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location. Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance.
  • Page 13: Plan Vent System

    Clamps: Optional exhaust installations: Use clamps to seal all joints. Exhaust can be converted out the right side, left side, or through Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws the bottom (4-way vent kit). Each kit includes step-by-step or other fastening devices that extend into interior of duct instructions.
  • Page 14: Venting Kits

    Determine vent length and elbows needed for best Venting Kits drying performance: [] Use following Vent System Chart to determine type of vent For more information, call 1-800-901-2042, or visit us at material and hood combinations acceptable to use. www.appiianceaccessories.com, in Canada, call 1-800-807-6777 or visit us at www.whirlpoo[parts.ca.
  • Page 15: Connect Vent

    LEVEL DRYER "2. Connect vent to exhaust hood Level Dryer Vent must fit over the exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp. Run vent to dryer location using straightest path possible. Avoid 90 ° turns. Use clamps to seal all joints.
  • Page 16: Complete Installation Checklist

    COMPLETE iNSTALLATiON 27" Wide Model Side-Swing Door CHECKLIST Place towel on dryer [_ Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through steps to see what was skipped. [_ Check that you have all of your tools. [_ Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
  • Page 17 Remove screws from hinges Flip door over so handle side is down. Attach door hinges Remove screws attaching hinges to door. Remove screws from door Remove screws at top, bottom, and side of door (6 screws). Keep door screws separate from hinge screws as they are different sizes.
  • Page 18 Remove bottom screws Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from dryer cabinet side of hinges. Loosen (do not remove) top screws from dryer cabinet side of hinges. NOTE: 2 people may be needed to reinstall door. Insert screws into the bottom holes on left side of dryer cabinet. Lift door off top screws Tighten screws halfway.
  • Page 19 Rotate outer door Rip door over Flip door over so handle side is down. Rotate outer door 180 ° and set it back down on inner door. Be certain to keep cardboard spacer centered between doors. Reattach outer door panel to inner door panel so handle is on the side where hinges were just removed.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    "Frequently Asked Questions" to possibly avoid the cost of a service call. W10563341A 01/13 (_)/TM@2013 Whirlpool. All rights reserved. Used under license in Canada. Printed in U.S.A. W10563342A=SP ®/TM ®2013 Whirlpool. Tous droits r6serv6s. Impdm6 aux E.-U. Emploi sous licence au Canada.

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