Amana W10296137A-SP, W10300459A User Manual

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Electric Dryer Installation Instructions

29" Wide Models - U.S.A. Only

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Table of Contents

 

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

2

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

3

Tools and Parts.......................................................................

3

Location Requirements..........................................................

3

Electrical Requirements.........................................................

4

Install Leveling Legs...............................................................

5

Electrical Connection.............................................................

6

Venting Requirements..........................................................

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Plan Vent System..................................................................

12

Install Vent System...............................................................

13

Level Dryer............................................................................

14

Connect Vent.........................................................................

14

Complete Installation...........................................................

14

Reverse Door Swing (Optional)...........................................

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W10300459A

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W10296137A-SP

 

DRYER SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:

DANGER WARNING

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Tools and Parts

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

Flat-blade screwdriver

#2 Phillips head screwdriver

Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (25 mm) or hex-head socket wrench (for adjusting dryer feet)

Level

Wire stripper (direct wire installations)

Utlility knife

Parts supplied:

1/4" nut driver (recommended)

Vent clamps

Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent)

Tin snips (new vent installations)

Tape measure Pliers

Parts package is located in dryer drum. Check that all parts are included.

4 Leveling legs

Parts needed:

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

Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware, available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. For further information, please reference the “Assistance or Service” section of the Dryer

User Instructions.

If using a power supply cord:

Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain:

A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least 4 ft. (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends.

A UL listed strain relief.

Location Requirements

You will need:

A location allowing for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.”

A separate 30 amp circuit.

If you are using power supply cord, a grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft. (610 mm) of either side of dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.”

A sturdy floor to support the total weight (dryer and load) of 200 lbs. (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance should also be considered.

Level floor with maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire dryer. (If slope is greater than 1" [25 mm], install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810.) If not level, clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly.

Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45°F (7°C). 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

433/8"

151/4"

223/4"

(387 mm)

(578 mm)

(1102 mm)

 

433/8"

 

 

(1102 mm)

*26"

 

*273/4"

(660 mm)

 

(705 mm)

 

29"

29"

 

(737 mm)

(737 mm)

 

A

B

 

223/4"

 

 

433/8"

(578 mm)

433/8"

 

(1102 mm)

 

(1102 mm)

133/4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

(349 mm)

*273/4"

*273/4"

(705 mm)

(705 mm)

29"

29"

(737 mm)

(737 mm)

D

C

A.Small opening side-swing door

B.Large opening side-swing door

C.Wide opening side-swing door

D.Wide opening hamper door

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

Minimum installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation

The dimensions shown following are for the minimum spacing allowed.

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

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

Additional spacing of 1" (25 mm) on all sides of the dryer is recommended to reduce noise transfer.

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.

Minimum Required Spacing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3"*

 

 

 

 

14"max.*

48 in.2*

(76 mm)

 

 

 

 

(356 mm)

 

18"*

 

 

 

(310 cm )2

 

(457 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 in.2 *

3"*

 

 

 

 

 

(155 cm )2

(76 mm)

1"

29"

1"

1"*

27¾"

 

 

(25 mm) (737 mm)

(25 mm) (25mm) (705 mm)

 

A

B

C

A.Recessed area

B.Side view - closet or confined area

C.Closet door with vents

*Additional spacing recommended

Mobile home - Additional installation 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 24, HUD Part 280).

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.

Electrical Requirements

It is your responsibility:

To contact a qualified electrical installer.

To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.

The National Electrical Code requires a 4-wire power supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.

A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.

To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz, AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit.

Do not use an extension cord.

If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate.

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Electrical Connection

To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions provided for it here.

If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection” section.

This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire is permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire) within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical supply connection, the neutral ground wire must be removed from the external ground connector screw (green screw), and secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block. When the neutral ground wire is secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor.

A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the dryer is installed in a location where grounding through the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductors.

If using a power supply cord:

Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain:

A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least 4 ft. (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends.

A UL listed strain relief.

If your outlet looks like this:

4-wire receptacle

(14-30R)

Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft. (1.22 m) long, must have 4 10-gauge solid copper wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 14-30 R. The ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover.

If your outlet looks like this:

Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply cord, at least

4 ft. (1.22 m) long, must have 3 10-gauge solid copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of

3-wire receptacle NEMA Type 10-30R.

(10-30R)

If connecting by direct wire:

Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) and be:

Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable (with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All current-carrying wires must be insulated.

10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum). At least 5 ft. (1.52 m) long.

Install Leveling Legs

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

1.To avoid damaging the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire back edge of the dryer. See illustration.

2.Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the top or console panel). Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration.

3.Examine leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.

4.Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer visible.

5.Place a carton corner post under each of the 2 dryer back corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the dryer on the corner posts until it is close to its final location. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.

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