Amana 40086101 User Manual
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Wipe drum with clean rag and soap diluted in warm water to remove any oil used in manufacturing. Make a paste of laundry detergent and clean drum if necessary.
To reverse the direction that door
opens, see the Owner's Manual.
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Kits are available at extra cost through
your Amana dealer or
Directional Exhaust Kit
DK1 SalesAccessory (Directional
Exhaust Kit #528P3).
Flexible Metal Vent Kit
Exhausting the dryer in
Secure all joints with clamps or duct tape. DO NOT use sheet metal
screws or other fastening means which extend into the duct to attach
exhaust pipe joints. They could catch lint and reduce the efficiency of the exhaust system.
IMPORTANT: Keep exhaust duct as short as possible.
Be sure old ducts are clean before installing your new dryer.
To prevent backdraft when dryer is not in operation, outer end of exhaust pipe must have a weather hood with hinged dampers (obtain locally).
Weather hood should be installed at least 12" (30.5 cm) above the ground. Higher clearances may be necessary in areas where heavy snowfall can occur.
No extra system length consideration is necessary when
exhausting through the roof. Use
MAXIMUM EXHAUST LENGTH table to calculate system length. Use a roof cap that provides air flow equal to weather hood.
Dryer can be exhausted to the outdoors through the back, left, right or bottom of the dryer.
Dryer is shippedfrom factory readyfor rearexhaust, No kits required.
To exhaust dryer throughsides or bottom,install a DK1Sales
Accessory (Directional Exhaust Kit 528P3). Available as optional equipment at extra cost.
Exhaust duct must be tour inches (10.2 cm) in diameter without
obstructions. Rigid metal duct is recommended.
DO NOT use plastic pipe, foil pipe, or flexible plastic pipe, because it contributes to poor drying performance and collects lint, which can lead to a fire hazard. To identify flexible foil or plastic duct, pinch the coils of the duct between your fingers. If the coils can be brought together, do not use the duct.
_ Rigid Metal
Do Not Use
k. Flexible Foil
feet (6.1 m)
14 feet (4.3 m)
90 g Elbows
feet (6.1 m)
16 feet (4.9 m)
12 feet (3.7 m)
8 feet (2.4 m)
6 feet (1.8 m) for each additionalelbow.
for Short Runs Only
4" (10.16 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
(not supplied with dryer)
grounding through neutral.
1.Remove access cover from rear ofdryer.
2.Use a strain relief and insert endof powercord through power supply hole.
3.Use the three screws fromenvelope located in thedrum to attach the remainingpower cord wires tothe terminalblock as follows:
•Red wire to "LI" terminal.
•Black wire to"L2" terminal.
•White wire to Neutral terminal.
4.Tighten allscrews and reinstall accesscover removedin step 1.
Place dryer in position, adjust alllegs (4) untildryer islevel sideto side and front to back.
About Ground Wires
In the event of an electricalshort circuit, a groundwire reducesthe risk of electric
shock by providing anescape wire for theelectric current.
Standard accepted color codingfor ground wires isgreen or green with a yellow stripe.
Grounding wires and wires colored like grounding wires are NOT to be used as current carrying conductors.
This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanentwiring system, or an
•Power cord (pigtail) is not supplied with electricdryer. Type ofpigtail and gauge of wire must conform to local codesand instructions.
Method of wiring dryer is optional and subject to local code requirements.
•Connect dryer to power supply with MAXIMUM RATED VOLTAGE listed on the nameplate.
•Use copper wire only. Shorter than 15'(4.5 m) use 10 A.W.G. Longer than
15" (4.5 m) use 8 A.W.G.
To reduce the risk of fire, the dryer MUST be exhaustedto the outdoors. DO NOTexhaust dryer air into a window well, gas vent, chimney or enclosed, unventilated area, such as an attic, wall, ceiling, crawl space under a building or concealed space of a building.
To reduce the riskof fire, DO NOT use plastic pipe, foil pipe, or flexible plastic pipe to exhaust the dryer.
Never install flexible duct in concealed spaces, such as a wall or ceiling.
To avoid risk of personal injury or death due to electrical shock:
•Observe all local codes and ordinances.
•Disconnect electrical power to unit before servicing.
•Ground appliance properly.
•Check with a qualified electrician if you are not sure this appliance is properly grounded.
•DO NOT ground to gas line.
•DO NOT ground to cold water pipe if pipe is interruptedby plastic,
•DO NOT modify plug on power cord.If plug doesnot fitelectrical outlet, have proper
outlet installed by qualified electrician.
•DO NOT have a fuse in the neutral or ground circuit. A fuse
in the neutral or ground circuit could result in an electrical
•DO NOT use an extension cord with this appliance.
•DO NOT use an adapter plug with this appliance.
•DO NOT pinch power cord.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,serious injury or death,all wiringand grounding mustconform with thelatest edition of the National Electric
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,or the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1, and suchlocal regulations as mightapply. It is the customer'sresponsibility to have the wiring andfuses checked by a qualified electrician to makesure your home has adequateelectrical powerto operate the dryer.
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Use dimensions shown in manual to determine space needed for installation.
Place dryer on a solid floor in an area with an adequate air supply. A Closet door must have a supply air vent of 40sq. in. (260 sq. cm) min.
Dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.
Leveling legs can be adjustedfrom inside thedryer with a 1/4"driver. Allfour legs must rest firmly on thefloor so the weight of the dryer isevenly distributed. The dryer must not rock.
Dryer needs a 3 or 4 wire 120/240 Volt, 30 amp, 60 Hertz, 1 Phase electrical supply. Refer to serial plate for specific requirements. Wiring diagram is located in control hood.
Use rigid or
•Dryer exhaust duct must be secured to the mobile home structure. Dryer exhaust duct MUST NOT terminate under the mobile home.
•Exhaust duct must not be connected to any other duct, vent or chimney.
•Venting materials are not supplied with the dryer (obtain locally). Do not use plastic or thin foil flexible ducting.
•Static pressure in the dryer'sexhaust duct shouldbe nogreater than .6 inches
(1.5 cm). Check with dryer running and no load. This can be measured with a manometer placed on the exhaust duct approximately two feet (61 cm)from thedryer.
For the best exhaust system
Locate dryer so exhaust duct is as short as possible.
Verify old ducts are cleaned before installing new dryer.
Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter rigid or flexible metal duct.
Use as few elbows as possible.
Use duct tape on all joints.
Dryer Dimensions and Clearances
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* With leveling legs turned into base
3" (7.6 cm)
Centered air openings 40sq. in.
(260 sq. cm) Min. !
3" (7.6 cm) I,
2" (5.1 cm)
Outer wall of
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