Amana NEC3120F User Guide

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120-Volt Electric

120-Volt Electric

Compact Dryer

Compact Dryer

Use and Care Guide

par le dessus guide

 

 

d’utilisation et

 

 

d’entretien

 

 

Para una versión de estas instrucciones en español, visite www.amana.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Table des matières

DRYER SAFETY..........................................................................

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SÉCURITÉ DE LA SÉCHEUSE.................................................

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS...............................................

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INSTRUCTIONS D’INSTALLATION..........................................

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USING YOUR DRYER...............................................................

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UTILISATION DE LA SÉCHEUSE.............................................

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DRYER CARE............................................................................

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ENTRETIEN DE LA SÉCHEUSE...............................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING...............................................................

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DÉPANNAGE.............................................................................

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WARRANTY..............................................................................

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GARANTIE.................................................................................

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ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE...................................

BACK COVER

ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE...............

COUVERTURE ARRIÈRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W10773366A W10773375A-SP

Dryer Safety

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Installation Instructions

Tools and Parts

Tools needed

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.

Flat-blade screwdriver

Tin snips (new vent

 

installations)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Vent clamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustable wrench that opens

Caulking gun and compound

to 1" (25 mm) or hex-head

(for installing new exhaust vent)

socket wrench

 

Parts supplied

Remove parts package from the dryer drum. Check that all parts listed are included.

Cycle control knob

 

Start button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casters (4)

Cord brackets (2) and

 

screws (2)

Parts needed

Check local codes, existing electrical supply and venting, and see “Venting Requirements” and “Electrical Requirements” before purchasing parts.

■■ Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware.

For information on ordering, please refer to “Assistance or Service” on the back cover. You may also contact the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer.

Location Requirements

You will need

■■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.”

■■ A 120-volt, 60-Hz., AC only, 15or 20-amp circuit.

■■ A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (610 mm) of either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.”

■■ A sturdy floor to support the dryer weight (dryer and load) of 115 lbs (52 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance should also be considered.

■■ A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire dryer.

Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.

The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.

Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.

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Installation Clearances

The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully.

Dryer Dimensions

Front View

*203/4"

(527 mm)

31" (787 mm)

237/8"

13/4"

(606 mm)

(44 mm)

 

Side View

36"

(914 mm) 203/4"

(527 mm)

13/4"

(44 mm)

Back View

31/2"

(89 mm)

291/4"

(743 mm)

31/4" (83 mm)

13/4"

117/8"

(303 mm)

(44 mm)

 

Minimum spacing for recessed area and closet installation

The following dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed when the dryer is to be operated with, or without, the Stack Stand Kit. To purchase a Stack Stand Kit, see “Assistance or Service.”

■■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing.

■■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and floor moldings.

■■ For closet installation with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top and bottom of the door are required. Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are acceptable.

■■ Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.

Recessed or closet installation - Dryer only

14"*

 

 

 

(356 mm)

 

 

 

 

18"* (457 mm)

 

 

51/2"* 1"

 

1"

A

(140 mm) (25 mm)

B

(25 mm)

A.Side view - closet or confined area

B.Recessed area

*Most installations require a minimum 5½" (140 mm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbows. See “Venting Requirements.”

Recessed or closet installation - Stacked

12"*

 

51/2"

3"*

(305 mm)

 

(76 mm)

(76 mm)

 

 

 

48 in.2*

 

DRYER

 

(309.7 cm2)

 

 

 

12"*

 

 

 

(305 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 in.2 *

 

WASHER

(154.8 cm2)

 

3"*

 

 

 

 

 

 

(76 mm)

1"

1"

1"*

 

(25 mm)

(25 mm)

(25 mm)

 

A

 

B

C

A.Recessed area

B.Side view - closet or confined area

C.Closet door with vents

Mobile Home - Additional Location Requirements

This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 245, HUD Part 280) or Standard CAN/CSA-Z240 MH.

Mobile home installations require:

■■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer.

■■ Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer exhaust opening.

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Electrical Requirements

■■ 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15or 20amp fused electrical supply is required.

■■ A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Check that the fuse or circuit breaker matches the rating of your line.

■■ It is also recommended that a separate circuit serving only this dryer be provided.

■■ Do not use an extension cord.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:

This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.

This dryer is equipped with a cord having an equipmentgrounding conductor 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.

WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a quali•ed electrician or service representative or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the dryer: if it will not •t the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a quali•ed electrician.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Venting

Venting Requirements

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.

IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space of a building. Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used

for exhausting.

4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent

■■ Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps may be used.

■■ Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.

Rigid metal vent:

■■ Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid crushing and kinking.

Flexible metal vent: (Acceptable only if accessible to clean) ■■ Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location.

■■ Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance.

■■ Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors. ■■ The total length should not exceed 7¾ ft. (2.4 m).

NOTE: If using an existing vent system, clean lint from entire length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint. Replace plastic or metal foil vents with rigid metal

or flexible metal vents. Review “Vent System Chart” and, if necessary, modify existing vent system to achieve best drying performance.

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Exhaust hoods:

■■ Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object that may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or snow).

Recommended Style:

Louvered hood

Box hood

Acceptable Style:

Angled hood

Elbows

45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.

Good Better

Clamps

■■ Use clamps to seal all joints.

■■ Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the duct, because they can catch lint. Do not use duct tape.

Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect indoors, which may result in:

Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpets, etc.

Housecleaning problems and health problems.

Plan Vent System

Choose your exhaust installation type

Recommended exhaust installations:

Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible.

A

B

C

A.Exhaust hood

B.Flexible metal or rigid metal vent

C.Elbow

Alternate installations for close clearances:

Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.

A B

A. Over-the-top installation

(also available with one offset elbow) B. Periscope installation

NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. For information on ordering, see “Assistance or Service.”

■■ Over-the-Top Installation:

Part Number 4396028

■■ Periscope Installation (for use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch):

Part Number 4396037 - for mismatch of 0" (0 mm) to 18" (457 mm)

Part Number 4396011 - for mismatch of 18" (457 mm) to 29" (737 mm)

Part Number 4396014 - for mismatch of 29" (737 mm) to 50" (1.27 m)

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Special provisions for mobile home installations:

The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside.

Install Vent System

1.Before installing the vent system, be sure to remove the wire exhaust guard that is located at the exhaust outlet.

2. Install exhaust hood.

12" min.

(305 mm)

Determine vent path

■■ Select the route that will provide the straightest and most direct path outdoors.

■■ Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns.

■■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible.

■■ Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. ■■ Use the fewest 90° turns possible.

Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance

■■ Use the “Vent System Chart” below to determine type of vent material and hood combinations acceptable to use.

NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the Vent system chart. Exhaust systems longer than those specified will:

■■ Shorten the life of the dryer.

■■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage.

The “Vent System Chart” provides venting requirements that will help to achieve the best drying performance.

Vent System Chart

Number of

Type of vent

Box or

Angled

90º turns or

 

louvered

hoods

elbows

 

hoods

 

 

 

 

 

0

Rigid metal

36 ft (11 m)

26 ft (7.9 m)

 

 

 

 

1

Rigid metal

26 ft (7.9 m)

16 ft (4.9 m)

 

 

 

 

2

Rigid metal

16 ft (4.9 m)

6 ft (1.8 m)

 

 

 

 

12" min.

(305 mm)

Install exhaust hood and use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around exhaust hood.

3. Connect vent to exhaust hood.

Vent must fit inside exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible. See “Determine vent path” in “Plan Vent System.” Avoid 90º turns. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws, or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the vent to secure vent, because they can catch lint.

Install Cord Bracket and Casters

Do not move dryer into its final location until the following steps have been performed.

Install cord bracket

1. Remove tape from the power cord and the rear panel.

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