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ELECTRICAL
INSTALLATION
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ALL ELECTRIC Laundry Centers
_The
following are specific requirements
for proper and safe electrical installation of your laundry
center. Failure to follow these instructions can create an
electrical shock and/or a fire hazard.
_This
appliance MUST be properly grounded,
Electrical shock can result if the laundry center is not properly
grounded, Follow the instructions in this manual for proper
grounding,
_Do
not use an extension cord with this
laundry center, Some extension cords are not designed to
withstand the amounts of electrical current this laundry center
utilizes and can melt, creating electrical shock and/or fire hazard,
Locate the laundry center 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,
_A
U,L, approved strain relief must be
installed onto power cord, If the strain relief is not attached, the
cord can be pulled out of the laundry center 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
receptacle
OR aluminum
wired power
cord with an
aluminum wired receptacle.
NOTE: Laundry centers operating on a 208 volt power supply
will have longer drying times than laundry centers operating on
a 240 volt power supply,
GROUNDING
REQ UIREMENTS
Non-Canadian ELECTRIC Laundry Center
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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 asto whether
the appliance is properly grounded,
For a grounded, cord-connected laundry center:
1, The laundry center MUST be grounded, In the event of
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electrical shock by a path of least resistance for electrical
current,
2, If your laundry center is equipped with a power supply cord
having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding
plug, the plug MUSTbe 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,
For a permanently connected laundry center:
The laundry center MUSTbe connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system; or an equipment grounding con-ductor
MUSTbe run with the circuit conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding
terminal or lead on the appliance,
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ALL 6AS Laundry
Centers
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The laundry center is equipped with a three-prong (grounding)
plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be
plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle,
Do not cut or remove thegrounding prong from the plug,
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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 asto whether
the appliance is properly grounded,
For a grounded cord connected laundry center:
1, The laundry center MUSTbe grounded, In the event of
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electrical shock by providing a path of least resistance for the
electrical current,
2, Since your laundry center is equipped with a power supply
cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a
grounding plug, the plug MUSTbe plugged into an appropriate
outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance
with all codes and ordinances, If in doubt, call a licensed
electrician,
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NON-CANAD/AN ELECTR/CLaundry Center
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR A 3 WIRE SYSTEM
Remove the screw securing the terminal
block accesscover to the rear panel and
remove cover,
Install a U,L, approved strain relief
connector in the entry hole on the back
panel,
Insert a NEMA 10-30 Type SRDT, U,L, approved power cord
through the strain relief,
Attach the power cord neutral (central wire) conductor to
the silver colored center terminal on the terminal block,
Tighten the screw securely,
GREEN GROUND
SCREW
SILVER TERMINAL
NEUTRAL
GROUND
WIRE

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