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All about the

Installation

of your Dryer

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Important Safety Instructions

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Reversing Door ..............................................

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Installation Requirements .................................

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Accessories.........................................................

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Installed Dryer Dimensions ..................................

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Notes ............................................................

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Installation Instructions ..................................

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Français..............................................................

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(0903) 137112300B

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

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 loss of life. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

WARNING - RISK OF FIRE

Read all of the following instructions before installing and using this appliance:

Destroy the carton and plastic bags after the dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers causing suffocation. Place all materials in a garbage container or make materials inaccessible to children.

Clothes dryer installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

Install the clothes dryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local codes.

The electrical service to the dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, or in Canada, the Canadian electrical code C22.1 part 1.

The gas service to the dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, or in Canada, CAN/ACG B149.1-2000.

The dryer is designed under ANSI Z 21.5.1 or ANSI/UL 2158 - CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 112 (latest editions) for HOME USE only. This dryer is not recommended for commercial applications such as restaurants, beauty salons, etc.

Do not install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic venting material. Flexible venting materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed and trap lint. These conditions will obstruct clothes dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.

The instructions in this manual and all other literature included with this dryer are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Good safe practice and caution MUST be applied when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

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 department.

Save these instructions for future reference.

Pre-InstallationRequirements

Tools and materials needed for installation:

• Adjustable pliers

• Carpenter’s level

• Gas line shutoff valve (gas dryer)

• Phillips, straight, & square bit

• External vent hood

• ½ NPT union flare adapters (x2)

screwdrivers

4-inch(10.2 cm), rigid metal or

and flexible gas supply line (gas

• Adjustable wrench

semi-rigidmetal exhaust duct work

dryer)

• Pipe wrench for gas supply (gas

3-wireor4-wire240 volt cord kit

• Metal foil tape (not duct tape)

dryer)

(electric dryer)

 

LP-resistantthread tape (for natu-

• 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp

 

ral gas or LP supply, gas dryer)

 

 

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

Please read all instructions before using this dryer.

Recognize safety symbols, words and labels

Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as described below:

Definitions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety

messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

DANGER

DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

Installation Checklist

Exhaust Venting

Free-flowing,clear of lint buildup

4 inch (10.2 cm) rigid or semi-rigidducting of minimal length and turns

NO foil or plastic venting material

Approved vent hood exhausted to outdoors

Leveling

Dryer is level, side-to-sideandfront-to-back

Cabinet is setting solid on all corners

Gas Supply (Gas Dryer)

Manual shutoff valve present in supply

All connections sealed with approved sealer and wrench tight

Conversion kit for LP system

Gas supply turned on

No leaks present at all connections - check with soapy water, NEVER check with flame

WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.

240v Electric Supply (Electric Dryer)

Approved NEMA 10-30Ror14-30Rservice cord with all screws tight on terminal block

Approved strain relief installed

Terminal access cover installed before initial operation

Door Reversal

Follow detailed instructions in this guide

Test hinge and latch for function

Electrical Power

House power turned on

Dryer plugged in

Final Checks

Installation Instructions and Use and Care Guideread thoroughly

Door latches and drum tumbles when cycle starts

Registration card sent in

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

NOTE

Because of potentially inconsistent voltage capabilities, the use of this dryer with power created by gas powered generators, solar powered generators, wind powered generators or any other generator other than the local utility company is not recommended.

Electrical requirements for electric dryer

CIRCUIT - Individual 30 amp. branch circuit fused with 30 amp. time delay fuses or circuit breakers. Use separately fused circuits for washer and dryer. DO NOT operate a washer and a dryer on the same circuit.

POWER SUPPLY - 3-wireor4-wire,240 volt, single phase, 60 Hz, Alternating Current.

IMPORTANT

This dryer is internally grounded to neutral unless it was manufactured for sale in Canada. Grounding through the neutral link is prohibited for: (1) new branch circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes do not permit grounding through the neutral.

OUTLET RECEPTACLE - NEMA 10-30Ror NEMA14-30Rreceptacle to be located so the power supply cord is accessible when the dryer is in the installed position.

GROUNDING CONNECTION - See “Grounding requirements” in Electrical Installation section.

3-WIREPOWER SUPPLY CORD KIT (not supplied)

4-WIREPOWER SUPPLY CORD KIT (not supplied)

3-wirereceptacle (NEMA type10-30R)

The dryer MUST employ a 3-conductorpower supply cord NEMA10-30type SRDT rated at 240 volt AC minimum, 30 amp, with 3 open end spade lug connectors with upturned ends or closed

loop connectors and marked for use with clothes dryers. For 3-wirecord connection instructions see ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR A3-WIRESYSTEM.

4-wirereceptacle (NEMA type14-30R)

The dryer MUST employ a 4-conductorpower supply cord NEMA14-30type SRDT or ST (as required) rated at 240 volt AC minimum, 30 amp, with 4 open end spade lug connectors with upturned ends or closed loop connectors and marked for use with clothes dryers. For4-wirecord connection instructions see ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR A4-WIRESYSTEM.

NOTE

Dryers manufactured for sale in Canada have factoryinstalled, 4-wirepower supply cord (NEMA14-30R).

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Electrical requirements for gas dryer

CIRCUIT - Individual, properly polarized and grounded 15 amp. branch circuit fused with 15 amp. time delay fuse or circuit breaker.

POWER SUPPLY - 2-wire,with ground, 120 volt, single phase, 60 Hz, Alternating Current.

POWER SUPPLY CORD - The dryer is equipped with a 120 volt 3-wirepower cord.

GROUNDING CONNECTION - See “Grounding requirements” in Electrical Installation section.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord with 3-pronggrounded plu

Gas supply requirements

WARNING

EXPLOSION HAZARD

Uncoated copper tubing will corrode when subjected to natural gas, causing gas leaks. Use ONLY black iron, stainless steel, or plastic-coatedbrass piping for gas supply.

1Installation MUST conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 (latest edition).

2The gas supply line should be 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) pipe.

3If codes allow, flexible metal tubing may be used to connect your dryer to the gas supply line. The tubing MUST be constructed of stainless steel or plastic-coatedbrass.

4The gas supply line MUST have an individual shutoff valve.

5A 1/8 inch (0.32 cm) N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection, MUST be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the dryer.

6The dryer MUST be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa).

7The dryer MUST be isolated from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa).

8Connections for the gas supply must comply with the Standard for Connectors for Gas Appliances, ANSI Z21.24.

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Exhaust system requirements

Use only 4 inch (10.2 cm) diameter (minimum) rigid or flexible metal duct and approved vent hood which has a swing-outdamper(s) that open when the dryer is in operation. When the dryer stops, the dampers automatically close to prevent drafts and the entrance of insects and rodents. To avoid restricting the outlet, maintain a minimum of 12 inches (30.5 cm) clearance between the vent hood and the ground or any other obstruction.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

Failure to follow these instructions can create excessive drying times and fire hazards.

The following are specific requirements for proper and safe operation of your dryer.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

Do not install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic or metal foil venting materials. Flexible venting materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed and trap lint. These conditions will obstruct clothes dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.

If your present system is made up of plastic duct or metal foil duct, replace it with a rigid or semi-rigidmetal duct. In Canada and the United States if metal (foil type) duct is installed, it must be of a specific type identified by the appliance manufacturer as suitable for use with clothes dryers and in the United States must also comply with the Outline for Clothes Dryer Transition Duct, UL standard 2158A. Also, ensure the present duct is free of any lint prior to installing dryer duct.

Correct

Incorrect

Correct

Incorrect

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Exhaust system requirements, continued

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

A clothes dryer must be exhausted outdoors. Do not exhaust dryer into a chimney, a wall, a ceiling, an attic, a crawl space or any concealed space of a building. A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. If the dryer is not exhausted outdoors, some fine lint will be expelled into the laundry area. An accumulation of lint in any area of the home can create a health and fire hazard.

The dryer must be connected to an exhaust outdoors. Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the outdoor exhaust opening and in the surrounding area.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

Do not allow combustible materials (for example: clothing, draperies/curtains, paper) to come in contact with exhaust system. The dryer MUST NOT be exhausted into a chimney, a wall, a ceiling,

or any concealed space of a building which can accumulate lint, resulting in a fire hazard.

Do not screen the exhaust ends of the vent system, or use any screws, rivets or other fasteners that extend into the duct to assemble the exhaust system. Lint can become caught in the screen, on the screws or rivets, clogging the duct work and creating a fire hazard as well as increasing drying times. Use an approved vent hood to terminate

the duct outdoors, and seal all joints with duct tape. All male duct pipe fittings MUST be installed downstream with the flow of air.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

Exceeding the length of duct pipe or number of elbows allowed in the “MAXIMUM LENGTH” charts can cause an accumulation of lint in the exhaust system. Plugging the system could create a fire hazard, as well as increase drying times.

 

 

 

MAXIMUM LENGTH

 

Number

 

of 4” (10.2cm) Rigid Metal Duct

 

 

VENT HOOD TYPE

 

 

(Preferred)

 

90° of

 

 

 

 

turns

4”

 

 

2.5”

 

 

 

 

(10.2cm)

louvered

(6.35cm)

0

 

64 ft. (19.5 m)

48 ft. (14.6 m)

1

 

52 ft. (15.9 m)

40 ft. (12.2 m)

2

 

44 ft. (13.5 m)

32 ft. (9.8 m)

3

 

32 ft. (9.8 m)

24 ft. (7.3 m)

4

 

28 ft. (9.5 m)

16 ft. (4.9 m)

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

Do not install flexible plastic or flexible foil venting material.

If installing semi-rigidventing, do not exceed 8 ft. (2.4 m) duct length.

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Exhaust system requirements, continued

Install male fittings in correct direction:

CORRECT

INCORRECT

In installations where the exhaust system is not described in the charts, the following method must be used to determine if the exhaust system is acceptable:

1Connect an inclined or digital manometer between the dryer and the point the exhaust connects to the dryer.

2Set the dryer timer and temperature to air fluff (cool down) and start the dryer.

3Read the measurement on the manometer.

4The system back pressure MUST NOT be higher than 0.75 inches of water column. If the system back pressure is less than 0.75 inches of water column, the system is acceptable. If the manometer reading is higher than .075 inches of

water column, the system is too restrictive and the installation is unacceptable.

Although vertical orientation of the exhaust system is acceptable, certain extenuating circumstances could affect the performance of the dryer:

Only the rigid metal duct work should be used.

Venting vertically through a roof may expose the exhaust system to down drafts causing an increase in vent restriction.

Running the exhaust system through an uninsulated area may cause condensation and faster accumulation of lint.

Compression or crimping of the exhaust system will cause an increase in vent restriction.

The exhaust system should be inspected and cleaned a minimum of every 18 months with normal usage. The more the dryer is used, the more often you should check the exhaust system and vent hood for proper operation.

Exhaust direction

Directional exhausting can be accomplished by installing a quick-turn90° dryer vent elbow directly to exhaust outlet of dryer. Dryer vent elbows are available through your local parts distributor or hardware store.

See also CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS on the next page.

NOTE

Use of 90° quick-turnelbow required to meet minimum installation depth offree-standingdryer:

Straight back venting allows for 0” (0 cm) installation.

Venting right with 90° elbow allows for 0.75” (2 cm) installation.

Venting downward with 90° elbow allows for 0.75” (2 cm) installation.

Venting left with short, straight adapter and 90° elbow allows for 3.75” (9.5 cm) installation.

Venting upward with short, straight adapter and 90° elbow allows for 4” (10.5 cm) installation.

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Manufactured or mobile home installation

1Installation MUST conform to current Manufactured Home Construction & Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 32-80(formerly the Federal Standard

for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280) or Standard CAN/CSAZ240 MH.

2Dryer MUST be exhausted outside (outdoors, not beneath the mobile home) using metal ducting that will not support combustion. Metal ducting must be 4 inches (10.16 cm) in diameter with no obstructions. Rigid metal duct is preferred.

3If dryer is exhausted through the floor and area beneath the mobile home is enclosed, the exhaust

system MUST terminate outside the enclosure with the termination securely fastened to the mobile home structure.

4Refer to previous sections in this guide for other important exhaust venting system requirements.

5When installing a gas dryer into a mobile home, a provision must be made for outside make up air. This provision is to be not less than twice the area of the dryer exhaust outlet.

6Installer MUST anchor this (1) dryer or (2) dryer mounted on pedestal to the floor with approved Mobile Home Installation Kit - P/N 137067200.

Clearance requirements

WARNING

EXPLOSION HAZARD

Do not install the dryer where gasoline or other flammables are kept or stored. If the dryer is installed in a garage, it must be a minimum of 18 inches (45.7 cm) above the floor. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, fire or burns.

IMPORTANT

DO NOT INSTALL YOUR DRYER:

1In an area exposed to dripping water or outside weather conditions.

2In an area where it will come in contact with curtains, drapes, or anything that will obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.

3On carpet. Floor MUST be solid with a maximum slope of 1 inch (2.54 cm).

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Clearance requirements, continued

Installation in a Recess or Closet

1A dryer installed in a bedroom, bathroom, recess or closet, MUST be exhausted outdoors.

2No other fuel burning appliance shall be installed in the same closet as the gas dryer.

3Your dryer needs the space around it for proper ventilation.

DO NOT install your dryer in a closet with a solid door.

4Closet door ventilation required: A minimum of 120 square inches (774.2 cm²) of opening, equally divided at the top and bottom of the door, is required. Openings should be located 3 inches (7.6 cm) from bottom and top of door.

Openings are required to be unobstructed when a door is installed. A louvered door with equivalent air openings for the full length of the door is acceptable.

3”(7.6cm)

60 sq. in. (387.1cm²)

60 sq. in. (387.1cm²)

3” (7.6cm)

closet door

MINIMUM INSTALLATION CLEARANCES - Inches (cm)

 

SIDES

REAR

TOP

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

Alcove

0” (0 cm)

0” (0 cm)*

0” (0 cm)

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

Under-

0” (0 cm)

0” (0 cm)*

0” (0 cm)

n/a

Counter

Closet

0” (0 cm)

0” (0 cm)*

0” (0 cm)

1” (2.54 cm)

 

 

 

 

 

*For other than straight back venting, a quick-turn90° dryer vent elbow (vented right or down in freestanding dryer or right onpedestal-mounteddryer) must be installed to achieve 0” (0 cm) installation.

0”

 

(0cm)

 

 

0”

 

(0cm)

1”

0”

(2.54cm)

(0cm)

NOTE

To achieve an installation with 0” (0 cm) clearance for the back of the dryer (for other than straight back venting), a quick-turn90° dryer vent elbow must be installed as described previously in this manual.

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