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Gas Dryer

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

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INFORMATION
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND PERSONAL INJURY:
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR AN
ADAPTER PLUG WITH THIS APPLIANCE.
Dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local
codes and ordinances, or in the absence of local codes, in
accordance with the current CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical
code part 1. Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in an electric shock. Check with a
qualified electrician or service representative or personnel
if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly
grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance: if it will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified
electrician.

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

This appliance must be supplied with 120V, 60Hz, and connected
to a properly grounded branch circuit, protected by a 15- or 20-
amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse. If electrical supply provided
does not meet the above specifications, it is recommended that a
licensed electrician install an approved outlet.
WARNING -
THIS DRYER 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 THE GROUNDING PRONG FROM
THIS PLUG. INSTALLATION MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE CURRENT CSA C22.1 CANADIAN
ELECTRICAL CODE PART 1 AND/OR LOCAL CODES.
IF LOCAL CODES PERMIT, AN EXTERNAL
GROUND WIRE (NOT PROVIDED), WHICH MEETS
LOCAL CODES, MAY BE ADDED BY ATTACHING TO THE GREEN
GROUND SCREW ON THE REAR OF THE DRYER, AND TO A GROUNDED
METAL COLD WATER PIPE OR OTHER ESTABLISHED GROUND.
EXHAUST INFORMATION
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WARNING - USE ONLY METAL 10 cm (4in.)
DUCT. DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER THAN
SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE.
Using exhaust longer than specified length will:
• Increase the drying times and the energy cost.
• Reduce the dryer life.
• Accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.
The correct exhaust installation is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Problems due to incorrect installation are not covered by
the warranty.
The MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE length of the exhaust system
depends upon the type of duct, number of turns, the type of
exhaust hood (wall cap), and all conditions noted below. Both
rigid and flexible metal duct are shown in the table below.
EXHAUST LENGTH
If using flexible metal duct, please refer to page 18.
EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECKLIST
HOOD OR WALLCAP
• Terminate in a manner to prevent back drafts or entry of birds or other
wildlife.
• Termination should present minimal resistance to the exhaust air flow
and should require little or no maintenance to prevent clogging.
• Never install a screen in or over the exhaust duct.
• Wall caps must be installed at least 30 cm (12 in.) above ground level or
any other obstruction with the opening pointed down.
• If roof vents or louvered plenums are used, they must be equivalent to
a 10 cm (4 in. ) dampened wall cap in regard to resistance to air flow,
prevention of back drafts, and maintenance required to prevent clogging.
SEPARATION OF TURNS
For best performance, separate all turns by at least 1.2 m (4 ft.) of straight
duct, including distance between last turn and dampened wall cap.
TURNS OTHER THAN 90º
• One turn of 45º or less may be ignored.
• Two 45º turns should be treated as one 90º turn.
• Each turn over 45º should be treated as one 90º turn.
SEALING OF JOINTS
• All joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section of
duct must point away from the dryer.
• Do not assemble the ductwork with fasteners that extend into the duct.
They will serve as a collection point for lint.
• Duct joints should be made air- and moisture-tight by wrapping the
overlapped joints with duct tape.
• Horizontal runs should slope down toward the outdoors 1.2cm (1/2 in.) /ft.
INSULATION
Duct work that runs through an unheated area or is near air conditioning
should be insulated to reduce condensation and lint build-up.
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