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Gas Dryer
Minimum Clearance Other Than Alcove or Closet Installation
Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0 cm (0 in.) clearance both sides and 2.5 cm (1 in.) rear.
Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.
PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION
1
OF NEW DRYER
CSA (AGA) APPROVED
NEW FLEXIBLE GAS
LINE CONNECTOR
GAS
EXTERNAL
INLET
PIPE
DUCT
OPENING
DUCT
TAPE
10 cm (4 in.) METAL DUCT
DUCT
TAPE
VENT
PROTECTION
BRACKET
TIP: Install your dryer before installing your washer.
This will allow better access when installing dryer exhaust.
DISCONNECTING GAS
TURN GAS
DISCONNECT AND DISCARD OLD
SHUT-OFF
FLEXIBLE GAS CONNECTOR AND
VALVE TO THE
OLD DUCTING MATERIAL
OFF POSITION.
WARNING -
FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS.
The use of old flexible connectors can cause leaks and
personal injury. Always use new flexible connectors when
installing gas appliances.
REMOVING LINT FROM WALL EXHAUST
OPENING
INTERNAL DUCT
OPENING
Pull the vent protection bracket
out until it stops, and let it rest on
the floor. The bracket prevents
the unit from moving too close
to the wall and crushing the
rear vent. Prolong by adding a
DASHED FLEXIBLE duct.
NEVER REUSE OLD
WALL
CHECK THAT EXHAUST HOOD
DAMPER OPENS AND CLOSES
FREELY.

GAS REQUIREMENTS

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WARNING!
• Installation must conform to local codes and ordinances,
or in their absence, the NCAN/CGA-B149, Natural Gas,
Installation.
• This gas dryer is equipped with a Valve & Burner Assembly
for use only with natural gas. Using conversion kit
WE25M43, your local service organization can convert this
dryer for use with propane (LP) gas. ALL CONVERSIONS
MUST BE MADE BY PROPERLY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL
CODES AND ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CAN/
CGA-B149.1 AND B149.2 INSTALLATION CODE.
• The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply
piping system during any pressure testing of that system
at a test pressure in excess of 0.5 PSI (3.4 KPa).
• The dryer must be isolated from the gas supply piping
system by closing the equipment shut-off valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping of test pressure
equal to or less than 0.5 PSI (3.4 KPa).
DRYER GAS SUPPLY CONNECTION
5 cm (2")
0.9 cm (3/8")
6.6 cm (2-5/8")
NOTE: Add to vertical dimension
the distance between cabinet
bottom to floor.
GAS SUPPLY
• A 0.3 cm (1/8-in.) National Pipe Taper thread plugged tapping,
accessible for test gauge connection, must be installed
immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to
the dryer. Contact your local gas utility should you have
questions on the installation of the plugged tapping.
• Supply line is to be 1.2 cm (1/2-in.) rigid pipe and equipped
with an accessible shut-off within 2 m (6 ft.) of, and in the
same room with, the dryer.
• Use pipe thread sealer compound appropriate for natural or
LP gas or use Teflon tape.
• You must use with this dryer a flexible metal connector listed
connector ANSI Z21.24 / CSA 6.10.
• Connect flexible metal connector to dryer and gas supply.
• Open shut-off valve.
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Tilt the dryer sideways
and remove the foam
shipping pads by pulling
at the sides and breaking
them away from the
dryer legs. Be sure to
remove all of the foam
pieces around the legs.
NPT MALE THREAD GAS SUPPLY
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