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Before You Start; Important Safety Instructions - Whirlpool 3RAWZ480E Installation Instructions Manual

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Before you start...

Your safety and the safety of
others are very important.
We have provided many important
safety messages in this manual and on
your appliance. Always
read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to
potential hazards that can kill
or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the
safety alert symbol and either the word
"DANGER" or "WARNING." These
words mean:
You can be killed or seriously
injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously
injured if you don't follow
All safety messages will tell you what
the potential hazard is, tell you how to
reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are
not followed.
For your safety the
information in this manual must be
followed to minimize the risk of fire or
explosion or to prevent property
damage, personal injury or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline, or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.


To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons
when using the dryer, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
• Read all instructions before using the
• Do not place items exposed to
cooking oils in your dryer. Items
contaminated with cooking oils may
contribute to a chemical reaction that
could cause a load to catch fire.
• Do not dry articles that have been
previously cleaned in, washed in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, other
flammable, or explosive substances as
they give off vapors that could ignite or
• Do not allow children to play on or in
the dryer. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the dryer
is used near children.
• Before the dryer is removed from
service or discarded, remove the door
to the drying compartment.
• Do not reach into the dryer if the drum
is moving.
• Do not install or store the dryer where
it will be exposed to the weather.
Tools and materials
needed for
Assemble the required tools and parts
before starting installation. Read and follow
the instructions provided with any tools
listed here.
• Flat-blade
• Knife
• Vent clamps
• #2 Phillips
• Sealing gun and
• Adjustable wrench
(for installing new
that opens to
exhaust vent)
2.5 cm (1 in.) or
• Pliers
hex-head socket
• Wire stripper
wrench (for
(direct wire
adjusting dryer
• Level
• 1⁄4 in. nut driver or
socket wrench
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not repair or replace any part of
the dryer or attempt any servicing
unless specifically recommended in
these Installation Instructions, Use
and Care Guide, or in published user-
repair instructions that you understand
and have the skills to carry out.
• Do not use fabric softeners or
products to eliminate static unless
recommended by the manufacturer of
the fabric softener or product.
• Do not use heat to dry articles
containing foam rubber or similarly
textured rubber-like materials.
• Clean lint screen before or after each
• Keep area around the exhaust
opening and adjacent surrounding
areas free from the accumulation of
lint, dust, and dirt.
• The interior of the dryer and exhaust
vent should be cleaned periodically by
qualified service personnel.
• See installation instructions for
earthing requirements.
Parts supplied for
Remove parts package from dryer drum.
Check that all parts were included.
NOTE: Do not use
leveling legs if
installing the dryer
on a pedestal.
4 leveling legs


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