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Kenmore c978-97322 electric laundry center use & care guide
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7. Plumbing information

WATER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
• HOT AND COLD WATER FAUCETS – Must be within 42" of
the appliance water inlet hose connections. The faucets
must be 3/4" garden hose-type so inlet hoses can be con-
nected.
• WATER PRESSURE – Must be between 10 and 120 pounds
per square inch with a maximum unbalance pressure, hot
vs. cold flowing, of 10 pounds per square inch.
• WATER TEMPERATURE – Water heater should be set to
deliver 120° F (50° C) in the washer when HOT wash is se-
lected.
• SHUT-OFF VALVES – Both hot and cold water shut-off
valves (faucets) should be supplied.
• LOCATION – Do not install appliance in an area where the
temperature will fall below freezing. If appliance is stored
or transported in freezing temperatures, be sure all water
from the fill and drain systems has been removed.
DRAIN REQUIREMENTS
• DRAIN RATE – The drain or standpipe must be capable of
accepting a discharge at the rate of 16 gallons per minute.
• DRAIN HEIGHT – The drain height must be 33" minimum
and 96" maximum.
• STANDPIPE DIAMETER – The standpipe diameter must be
1-1/2" minimum. There MUST be an air gap around the
drain hose in the standpipe. A snug fit can cause a siphon-
ing action.

8. Connecting to plumbing facilities

If not installed, install rubber washer in one end of hot water
hose. Thread hot water hose onto connection labeled H at
top rear of washer. Hand tighten, plus an additional 1/8 turn
with pliers.
If not installed, install rubber washer in one end of cold wa-
ter hose. Thread cold water hose onto connection labeled C
at top rear of washer. Hand tighten, plus an additional 1/8
turn with pliers.
Move appliance as close to final location as possible, leaving
room for you to make water, drain, electrical and vent con-
nections to your home.
NOTE: If longer drain hose is
required, order drain hose
extension kit, part number
WH49X301. Connect addi-
tional drain hose (contained
in kit) to original hose with
hose clamp (contained in kit).
Insert free end of drain hose
into drain opening of your
home up to drain hose stop-
per (do not remove hose
stopper it prevents siphon-
ing). If water valves and
drain are built into wall, fas-
ten drain hose to one of wa-
ter hoses with cable tie pro-
vided (ribbed side on inside).
If your drain is a standpipe,
fasten drain hose to
standpipe with cable tie pro-
vided.
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