Frigidaire 137168200A User Manual

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All about the

Installation

of your Washer

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

Important Safety Instructions..............................

2-3

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

9-10

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

4-5

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

11

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

6

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

12

Unpacking Washer..............................................

7-8

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

13

www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

(0901) 137168200A

Important Safety Instructions

WARNING

Please read all instructions before using this washer.

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.

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.

Installation Checklist

Shipping Hardware

Foam shipping support (under wash tub) removed and stored

Shipping bolts and spacers removed from rear of appliance and stored

Hole plugs (shipped in bag in drum) installed in holes in backsheet

Leveling

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

Cabinet is setting solid on all corners

Water Supply

Rubber washers (shipped in drum) are installed in NEW inlet hoses (shipped in drum)

HOT supply is connected to HOT inlet and COLD supply is connected to COLD inlet

HOT and COLD water supply turned on

No leaks present at water supply connections or appliance inlet connections -

recheck in 24 hours

Drain

Stand pipe or wall drain height minimum 24”

Drain hose snapped in “U” channel (shipped in drum)

Drain hose secured in place with cable tie (shipped in drum)

Electrical Power

House power turned on

Washer plugged in

Final Checks

Installation Instructions and Use and Care Guideread thoroughly

Door locks and water enters drum when cycle starts

Registration card sent in

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Important Safety Instructions

NOTE

The electrical service to the washer 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.

WARNING

SUFFOCATION HAZARD

Destroy the carton and plastic bags after the washer 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.

CAUTION

EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD

To avoid back or other injury, have more than one person move or lift the washer.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

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.

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.

IMPORTANT

The instructions in this manual and all other literature included with this washer 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.

Maximum benefits and enjoyment are achieved when all the Safety and Operating Instructions are understood and practiced as a routine with your laundering tasks.

Save these instructions for future reference.

Tools and materials needed for installation:

OR

OR

 

 

AND

 

 

AND

 

Adjustable

3/8” or 10 mm

Ratchet and

 

 

 

Adjustable

 

Carpenter’s level

wrench

box wrench

socket set

 

 

 

pliers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Installation Requirements

Electrical system requirements

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.

NOTE

Because of potentially inconsistent voltage capabilities, the use of this washer 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.

OUTLET RECEPTACLE - Properly grounded 3-prongreceptacle to be located so the power supply cord is accessible when the washer is in an installed position.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord with 3-pronggrounded plug

NOTE

GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) receptacle is not required.

Ground requirements

WARNING

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.

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

2Since your washer is equipped with a power supply

cord having an equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug, 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 or in the absence

of local codes, with the National Electrical Codes, ANSI/NFPA 70 (latest edition). If in doubt, call a licensed electrician. DO NOT cut off or alter the grounding prong on the power supply cord. In situations where a two-slotreceptacle is present, it is the owner’s responsibility to have a licensed

electrician replace it with a properly grounded three prong grounding type receptacle.

Water supply requirements

Hot and cold water faucets MUST be installed within 42 inches (107 cm) of your washer’s water inlet. The faucets MUST be 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) with threading for laundry hose connection. Water pressure MUST be between 30 and 120 psi. Pressure difference between hot and cold cannot be more than 10 psi. Your water department can advise you of your water pressure.

Drain system requirements

1Drain capable of eliminating 17 gals (64.3 L) per minute.

2A standpipe diameter of 1-1/4in. (3.18 cm) minimum.

3The standpipe height above the floor should be:

Minimum height: 24 in. (61 cm)

Maximum height: 96 in. (244 cm)

96”

(244cm)

max.

24”

(61cm)

min.

NOTE

Drain hose attached to the washer can reach a 74 in. (188 cm) high standpipe. For higher standpipe, use hose P/N 137098000, available from an authorized parts distributor.

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Installation Requirements

Clearance requirements

IMPORTANT

DO NOT INSTALL YOUR WASHER:

1In an area exposed to dripping water or outside weather conditions. The ambient temperature should never be below 60° F (15.6° C) to maximize detergent effectiveness.

2In an area (garage or garage-typebuilding) where gasoline or other flammables (including automobiles) are kept or stored.

3On carpet. Floor MUST be solid with a maximum slope of 1 inch (2.54 cm). To minimize vibration or movement, reinforcement of the floor may be necessary.

Installation in a Recess or Closet

If washer and dryer are installed in the same closet, door ventilation is required: A minimum of 120 square inches (774.2 cm²) of opening, equally divided at the top and bottom of the door, is required. Louvered openings should be located 3 inches (7.6 cm) from bottom and top of door. Air 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)

 

0”

 

 

 

 

(0cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0”

 

 

 

 

(0cm)

1”

0”

(2.54cm)

(0cm)

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Installed WASHer dimensions

50.8” (129cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to clear open door

 

 

29.75” (75.5cm)*

 

 

 

 

 

27.0”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(68.5cm)

 

 

to front of closed door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

water supply connection

on rear of unit1

 

drain hose

 

on rear

power cord

of unit3

on rear of unit2

51.25”

 

(130cm)

 

36.0”

 

(91.5cm)

freestand washer on floor

floor line

washer mounted on optional pedestal

floor line

*To obtain these minimal depth dimensions, dryer must be vented straight back. Using a quick-turn90° elbow (right or down on freestanding dryer) adds approximately 0.75 in. (2.0 cm) to installation depth. Upward venting of exhaust onpedestal-mountedor freestanding dryer adds approximately 4 in. (10.2 cm) to installation depth. Leftward venting onpedestal-mountedor freestanding dryer adds approximately 3.75 in. (9.5 cm) to installation depth. Downward venting of exhaust onpedestal-mounteddryer adds approximately

2.25 in. (5.7 cm) to installation depth.

1Hot and cold inlet hose length approximately 43 inches (109cm)2Power supply cord length approximately 60 inches (152.5cm).3Drain hose length approximately 52 inches (132cm).

50.8” (129cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to clear open door

 

 

 

 

 

27.0”

 

 

 

 

 

29.75” (75.5cm)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to front of closed door

 

 

 

 

 

(68.5cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

electrical

71.5”

 

supply on

(182cm)

 

rear of unit

 

water supply

 

 

connection

 

 

on rear of unit1

 

 

 

centerline

 

gas supply

height for

 

rear vent

 

pipe on rear

 

 

 

of gas unit

 

 

 

drain hose

37”

 

on rear

(94cm)

power cord

of unit3

 

 

 

on rear of unit2

 

39”

(99cm)

*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.

 

1Hot and cold inlet hose length approximately 43 inches (109cm)

 

2Power supply cord length approximately 60 inches (152.5cm).

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3Drain hose length approximately 52 inches (132cm).

 

unpacking washer

Removing foam packaging

WARNING

SUFFOCATION HAZARD

Destroy the carton and plastic bags after the washer 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.

1Temporarily remove door tape.

2Open washer door and remove everything from the drum.

3Close door and reapply door tape.

4Using a rug, blanket or piece of cardboard to protect the floor, carefully lay the washer on it’s back.

CAUTION

EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD

To avoid back or other injury, have more than one person move or lift the washer.

5Remove styrofoam base and shipping plug and set them aside.

6Carefully return the washer to an upright position.

7Carefully move the washer to within 4 feet (1 m) of its final location.

IMPORTANT

Save styrofoam base and shipping plug for use to help prevent washer damage during any future moves.

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unpacking washer

Removing shipping hardware

NOTE

Rubber expansion material on spacers may need time to relax before they can be easily pulled through shipping hole.

x 2

x 4

x 4

2 P CLAMPS

Remove all of the following:

 

4 BOLTS

4 SPACERS

 

2 P CLAMPS

 

 

 

4 BOLTS

4 SPACERS

IMPORTANT

Save all shipping bolts and spacers for future use. If the washer is to be transported at a later date, the shipping hardware must be reinstalled to help prevent shipping damage.

Installing hole plugs

x 4

4 HOLE PLUGS

(IN BAG)

Locate 4 hole plugs in the small bag supplied with washer instruction guides. Insert them in the holes in washer back panel.

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Leveling your washer

Excessive noise and vibration can be prevented by properly leveling the washer.

1For free standing installation and with the washer within 4 feet (1 m) of its final location, place a level on top of the washer.

2Use adjustable pliers to adjust the leveling legs so the washer is level front-to-rearandside-to-side,and stablecorner-to-corner.

3Press down on alternate corners and sides and feel for the slightest movement. Adjust the appropriate leg(s) so the washer sits solidly on the floor on ALL four legs. Keep the leveling leg extension at a minimum for best performance of the washer.

NOTE

For pedestal installations, see additional installation instructions included with the pedestal.

installation instructions

a b

raise lower

c

d

 

Connecting inlet water

1Run some water from the hot and cold faucets to flush the water lines and remove particles that might clog the water valve screens and to determine which faucet is hot and which is cold supply.

2Remove the inlet hoses and rubber washers from the plastic bag located in the drum of the washer and install the rubber washers in each end of the inlet hoses.

RUBBER WASHERS

USE ONLY

MUST BE PRESENT

NEW HOSES

ab

c d

3 Connect the HOT inlet hose to the HOT inlet

connection on the washer and the COLD inlet hose to

COLD

the COLD inlet connection on the washer. Tighten by

HOT

hand until snug. Then tighten each supply connection

f

another 2/3 turn with pliers. Do not cross thread

or over-tightenthese connections.

e

4 Connect the HOT inlet hose to the HOT water

supply and the COLD inlet hose to the COLD water

 

supply. Tighten by hand until snug. Then tighten

 

each supply connection another 2/3 turn with pliers.

 

5 Turn on the water and check for leaks.

g

 

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installation instructions

Connecting drain and electrical

1Snap one end of the drain hose hanger (shipped in washer drum) onto the drain hose. Continue wrapping it around the hanger and snap it in place.

2Place the hook end of the drain hose in the drain opening. Secure the drain hose with the cable tie (provided in the enclosure package) to the

standpipe, inlet hose, laundry tub, etc. so the hose does not pull out from the force of the water.

IMPORTANT

Check to ensure the power is off at a circuit breaker/ fuse box before plugging the power cord into an outlet.

3 Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

CABLE TIE

any circumstances,

 

cut, remove,

 

or bypass the

 

grounding prong.

 

Power cord with 3-pronggrounded plug

4Turn on the power at a circuit breaker/fuse box.

5Carefully slide the washer to its final position.

Recheck for level and rock corners for stability. Remove and discard door tape.

6Read the Use & Care Guide provided with the washer. It contains valuable and helpful information that will save you time and money.

7If you have any questions during initial operation, please review the “Service Prevention Checklist” in your Use & Care Guide before calling for service.

8Place these instructions in a location near the washer for future reference.

NOTE

A wiring diagram and technical data sheet are located under the washer top panel, on top of the detergent dispenser housing.

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