Tools and Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or
hex-head socket wrench
(for adjusting dryer feet)
Wire stripper (for direct
Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts
4 leveling legs
Check local codes, check existing electrical supply and venting
and see "Electrical Requirements" and "Venting Requirements"
before purchasing parts.
Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware
available for purchase from your local Sears store or Sears
Service Center. For further information, please call
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
You will need
A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See
A separate 30-amp circuit.
Tin snips (new vent
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of
either side of the dryer. See "Electrical Requirements."
A sturdy floor to support the total weight (dryer and load) of
200 lbs (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion
appliance should also be considered.
A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire
Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At
lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an
automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.
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. Contact your local building inspector.
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to
*Most installations require a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See "Venting
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation
The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this
dryer. This dryer has been tested for spacing of 0" (0 cm)
clearance on the sides and rear. Recommended spacing should
be considered for the following reasons:
Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and
Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the
dryer to reduce noise transfer.
For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are
Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
Additional spacing is required if you exhaust out the rear of
the dryer to either the right or left side.