Gas Furnace Safety Precautions - Whirlpool WGFD293 Installation Instructions Manual

93% and 95% 2-stage variable speed gas furnace
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Please adhere to the following warnings and cautions when installing, adjusting, altering, servicing or operating the furnace. To ensure
proper installation and operation, thoroughly read this manual for specifics pertaining to the installation and application of this product.
Recognize this symbol as a safety precaution.
Hazards or unsafe practices could result in property
damage, product damage, severe personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices may result in property
damage, product damage, personal injury or death.
The manufacturer will not be responsible for any injury
or property damage arising from improper service or
service procedures. If you install or perform service on
this unit, you assume responsibility for any personal
injury or property damage which may result. Many
jurisdictions require a license to install or service
heating and air conditioning equipment.
To prevent personal injury or death due to improper
installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance,
refer to this manual. For additional assistance or
information, consult a qualified installer, service agency
or the gas supplier.
If the information in these instructions is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property
damage, personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone
in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
— Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.


This product contains or produces a chemical or
chemicals which may cause serious illness or death and
which are known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Heating unit should not be utilized without reasonable,
routine inspection, maintenance and supervision. If the
building in which any such device is located will be
vacant, care should be taken that such device is
routinely inspected, maintained and monitored. In the
event that the building may be exposed to freezing
temperatures and will be vacant, all water-bearing pipes
should be drained, the building should be properly
winterized and the water source closed. In the event
that the building may be exposed to freezing
temperatures and will be vacant, any hydronic coil units
should be drained as well, and, in such case, alternative
heat sources should be utilized.
Special Warning for Installation of Furnace or Air Handling
Units in Enclosed Areas such as Garages, Utility Rooms or
Parking Areas.
Carbon monoxide producing devices (such as an
automobile, space heater, gas water heater, etc.) should
not be operated in enclosed areas such as unventilated
garages, utility rooms or parking areas because of the
danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning resulting from
the exhaust emissions. If a furnace or air handler is
installed in an enclosed area such as a garage, utility room
or parking area and a carbon monoxide producing device is
operated therein, there must be adequate, direct outside
This ventilation is necessary to avoid the danger of CO
poisoning which can occur if a carbon monoxide producing
device continues to operate in the enclosed area. Carbon
monoxide emissions can be (re)circulated throughout the
structure if the furnace or air handler is operating in any
CO can cause serious illness including permanent brain
damage or death.


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