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Gas Furnace Safety; Save These Instructions - Whirlpool GAS FURNACE User Instructions

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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:
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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The furnace area must be kept clear and free of
combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
Insulating materials may be combustible. A furnace
installed in an attic or other insulated space must be
kept free and clear of insulating materials. Examine
the furnace when it is installed and also any time
insulation is added.
For proper and safe operation, the furnace needs air
for combustion and ventilation. Do not block or
obstruct air openings on the furnace, air openings to
the area in which the furnace is installed, and the
spacings around the furnace.
This furnace is equipped with an ignition device which
automatically lights the burners. See the "Gas
Furnace Operation" section for information on lighting
and shutting down the furnace.
Should the gas supply fail to shut off or if overheating
occurs, shut off the gas valve to the furnace before
shutting off the electrical supply.
Do not use the furnace if any part has been under
water. A flood-damaged furnace is extremely
dangerous. Attempts to use the furnace can result in
fire or explosion. A qualified service agency should be
contacted to inspect the furnace and to replace all
gas controls, control system parts, electrical parts that
have been wet, or the furnace if deemed necessary.
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GAS FURNACE SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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 instructions.
Examine the furnace installation at least once a year
to determine that:
– All flue gas carrying areas external to the furnace,
(i.e. chimney, vent connector) are clear and free of
obstructions.
– The vent connector is in place, slopes upward, and
is physically sound without holes or excessive
corrosion.
– The return air duct connection(s) is physically
sound, is sealed to the furnace casing, and
terminates outside the space containing the
furnace.
– The physical support of the furnace is sound
without sagging, cracks, gaps, etc. around the base
so as to provide a seal between the support and the
base.
– There are no obvious signs of deterioration of the
furnace.
– The pilot and burner flames are in good adjustment.
See the "Gas Furnace Maintenance" section.
It is also recommended that the furnace should be
inspected by a qualified person at least once per
year.

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