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Installation Instructions

Gas & Electric Dryer

Instructions d’Installation

Sécheuse à Gazou Électrique

Instrucciones de Instalación

Secadora a Gas y Eléctrica

www.frigidaire.com

P/N 137135100B (0903)

Table of Contents

Important Safety Instructions

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Reversing door..............................................................

14-15

Pre-installationRequirements ................................................

2

Accessories/Replacement parts............................................

16

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

3 -7

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

17

Installed Dimensions .............................................................

8

Español...............................................................................

32

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

9 - 13

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

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Important Safety Instructions

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.

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:

This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause serious body harm, death or property damage.

This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.

- 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 screw-

• External vent hood

• ½ NPT union flare adapters (x2) and

drivers

4-inch(10.2 cm), rigid metal or semi-

flexible gas supply line (gas dryer)

• Adjustable wrench

rigid metal exhaust duct work

• Metal foil tape (not duct tape)

• Pipe wrench for gas supply (gas dryer)

3-wireor4-wire240 volt cord kit

 

LP-resistantthread tape (for natural

(electric dryer)

 

gas or LP supply, gas dryer)

• 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp

 

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Electrical System Requirements

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.

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.

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

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

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Gas supply requirements

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

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

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

3.If 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.

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

5.A 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.

6.The 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).

7.The 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).

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

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.

- 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.

- 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. Also, ensure the present duct is free of any lint prior to installing dryer duct.

Correct

Incorrect

Correct

Incorrect

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Exhaust system requirements, continued

- 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.

- 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.

- 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)

- 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.

Install male fittings in correct direction:

CORRECT

INCORRECT

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Exhaust system requirements, continued

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:

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

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

3.Read the measurement on the manometer.

4.The 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.

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.

Manufactured or mobile home installation

1.Installation 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.

2.Dryer 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.

3.If 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.

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

5.When 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.

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

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Clearance requirements

- 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.

DO NOT INSTALL YOUR DRYER:

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

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

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

INSTALLATION IN A RECESS OR CLOSET

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

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

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

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

4.Closet 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 infree-standingdryer or right onpedestal-mounteddryer) must be installed to achieve 0” (0 cm) installation.

0” (0cm)

0”

(0cm)

1”

0”

(2.54cm)

(0cm)

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

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Installed dryer dimensions

 

48.25” (122.5cm)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to clear open door

 

30.5” (77.5cm)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.0”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to front of closed door

 

 

 

 

 

(68.5cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36.0”

 

(91.5cm)

 

 

 

electrical

51.25”

 

supply on

 

rear of unit

(130cm)

 

 

 

 

 

centerline

freestand dryer

gas supply

height for

on floor

rear vent

pipe on rear

 

 

 

of gas unit

3.7”

floor line

 

(9.5cm)

 

 

 

1.6”

 

 

(4cm)

 

dryer mounted on

 

19.0”

optional pedestal

16.9”

(48cm)

 

(43cm)

 

 

floor line

 

 

* To obtain these minimal depth dimensions, dryer must be vented straight back.

3.75”

 

Using a quick-turn90° elbow (right or down on freestanding dryer) adds approximately

(9.5cm)

13.50”

0.75 in. (2.0 cm) to installation depth. Upward venting of exhaust on pedestal-mounted

 

 

(34.5cm)

or freestanding dryer adds approximately 4 in. (10.2 cm) to installation depth. Leftward

 

 

to center of rear vent

venting on pedestal-mountedor freestanding dryer adds approximately 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)

 

 

 

to installation depth. Downward venting of exhaust on pedestal-mounteddryer adds

 

 

approximately 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) to installation depth.

 

 

48.25” (122.5cm)*

 

to clear open door

27.0”

30.5” (77.5cm)*

to front of closed door

(68.5cm)

 

electrical

71.5”

supply on

(182cm)

rear of unit

 

centerline

gas supply

height for

rear vent

pipe on rear

 

of gas unit

 

37”

39”

(99cm)

(94cm)

 

*To obtain these minimal depth dimensions, dryer must be vented straight back. Using a quick-turn90° elbow (right) adds approximately 0.75 in. (2 cm) to installation depth. Upward venting of exhaust on stacked dryer adds approximately 4 in. (10.2 cm) to installation depth. Downward venting of exhaust on stacked dryer adds approximately 2.25 in. (6.5 cm) to installation depth. Leftward venting of exhaust on stacked dryer adds approximately 3.75 in. (9.5 cm) to installation depth.

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Electrical installation

The following are specific requirements for proper and safe electrical installation of your dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can create electrical shock and/or a fire hazard.

- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD -

This appliance MUST be properly grounded. Electrical shock can result if the dryer is not properly grounded. Follow the instructions in this manual for proper grounding.

Do not use an extension cord with this dryer. Some extension cords are not designed to withstand the amounts of electrical current this dryer utilizes and can melt, creating electrical shock and/or fire hazard. Locate the dryer within reach of the receptacle for the length power cord to be purchased, allowing some slack in the cord. Refer to the pre-installationrequirements in this manual for the proper power cord to be purchased.

- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD -

A U.L.-approvedstrain relief must be installed onto power cord. If the strain relief is not attached, the cord can be pulled out of the dryer and can be cut by any movement of the cord, resulting in electrical shock.

Do not use an aluminum wired receptacle with a copper wired power cord and plug (or vice versa). A chemical reaction occurs between copper and aluminum and can cause electrical shorts. The proper wiring and receptacle is a copper wired power cord with a copper wired receptacle.

Dryers operating on 208 volt power supply will have longer drying times than dryers operating on 240 volt power supply.

Grounding requirements - Electric dryer (USA)

- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD -Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

For a grounded, cord-connecteddryer:

1.The dryer MUST be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by a path of least resistance for electrical current.

2.After you purchase and install a 3 wire or 4 wire power supply cord having an equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug that matches you wiring system,

the plug MUST be plugged into an appropriate, copper wired receptacle that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. If in doubt, call a licensed electrician.

DO NOT modify the plug you’ve installed on this appliance.

For a permanently connected dryer:

1.The dryer MUST be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system; or an equipment grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-groundingterminal or lead on the appliance.

Grounding requirements - Electric dryer (Canada)

- ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD -Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

For a grounded, cord-connecteddryer:

1.The dryer MUST be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by a path of least resistance for electrical current.

2.Since your dryer is equipped with a power supply cord having an equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug, the plug must be plugged into an

appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. If in doubt, call a licensed electrician.

DO NOT modify the plug provided with the appliance.

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Grounding requirements - Gas dryer (USA and Canada)

1.The dryer is equipped with a three-prong(grounding) plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly groundedthree-prongreceptacle.

2.The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. If in doubt, call a licensed electrician.

DO NOT cut or remove ground prong from the plug.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord with

3-pronggrounded plug

Gas connection

1.Remove the shipping cap from gas pipe at the rear of the dryer.

DO NOT connect the dryer to L.P. gas service without converting the gas valve. An L.P. conversion kit must be installed by a qualified gas technician.

2.Connect a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) I.D. semi-rigidor approved pipe from gas supply line to the 3/8 inch (0.96 cm) pipe located on the back of the dryer. Use a 1/2 inch to 3/8 inch (1.27 cm to 0.96 cm) reducer for the connection. Apply an approved thread sealer that is resistant to the corrosive action of liquefied gases on all pipe connections.

Manual

Flare

GAS FLOW

Flare

Shutoff

 

Union

 

Union

Valve

 

 

 

 

Closed

 

 

 

Nipple

Flexible

Inlet Pipe on

Open

 

Connector

Back of Dryer

All connections must be wrench-tightened

The supply line must be equipped with an approved manual shutoff valve. This valve should be located in the same room as the dryer and should be in a location that allows ease of opening and closing. Do not block access to the gas shutoff valve.

3.Open the shutoff valve in the gas supply line to allow gas to flow through the pipe. Wait a few minutes for gas to move through the gas line.

to dryer

from

gas

supply

 

 

 

Shutoff Valve -

Open position

4.Check for gas system leaks with a manometer. If a manometer is not available, test all connections by brushing on a soapy water solution.

- EXPLOSION HAZARD -NEVER test for gas leaks with an open flame.

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