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W10514172A
W10514174A-SP
DRYER SAFETY ......................................................................... 2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................. 4
Tools and Parts ...................................................................... 4
Location Requirements ......................................................... 5
Electrical Requirements ........................................................ 6
Install Leveling Legs .............................................................. 7
Electrical Connection ............................................................ 7
VENTING ................................................................................... 13
Venting Requirements ......................................................... 13
Plan Vent System ................................................................. 14
Venting Kits .......................................................................... 14
Install Vent System .............................................................. 16
Connect Vent ........................................................................ 16
Level Dryer ........................................................................... 16
Complete Installation Checklist ......................................... 16
Reverse Door Swing (Optional) .......................................... 17
Troubleshooting ................................................................... 19
ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
29" WIDE MODELS - U.S.A. ONLY
Para obtener acceso al manual de uso y cuidado en español, o para obtener información adicional acerca de su producto, visite:
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Tenga listo su número de modelo completo. Puede encontrar el número de modelo y de serie dentro de la cavidad superior de la puerta.
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    ELECTRIC DRYER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 29" WIDE MODELS - U.S.A. ONLY Para obtener acceso al manual de uso y cuidado en español, o para obtener información adicional acerca de su producto, visite: www.whirlpool.com Tenga listo su número de modelo completo. Puede encontrar el número de modelo y de serie dentro de la cavidad superior de la puerta. Table of Contents DRYER SAFETY.......................................................................... 2 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS.............................................. 4 Tools and Parts....................................................................... 4 Location Requirements.......................................................... 5 Electrical Requirements......................................................... 6 Install Leveling Legs............................................................... 7 Electrical Connection............................................................. 7 VENTING...................... ...
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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. Tools needed: Level Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) Parts supplied (all models): Flat-blade screwdriver #2 Phillips screwdriver Leveling legs (4) Wire stripper (direct wire installations) Tin snips (new vent installations) Parts package is located in dryer drum. Check that all parts are included. 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 “Use and Care Guide”. 1/4" nut driver (recommended) Vent c ...
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    Location Requirements Minimum 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 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 Requiremen ...
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    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 ...
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    Install Leveling Legs Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord 1. Prepare dryer for leveling legs To avoid damaging floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from dryer carton; place under entire back edge of dryer. Firmly grasp dryer body (not console panel) and gently lay dryer down on cardboard. 2. Electrical Connection Options Screw in leveling legs diamond marking Examine leveling legs, find diamond marking. Screw legs into leg holes by hand, use a wrench to finish turning legs until diamond marking is no longer visible. Now stand the dryer on its feet. Slide the dryer until it is close to its final location. Leave enough room for electrical connection and to connect the exhaust vent. 1. Choose electrical connection type Power supply cord 4-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 14-30R): Go to steps 1-2 on page 9 for power supply cord strain relief: then steps 3-6 for 4-wire Power Supply Cord Connection section. Then, go to Venting Requirements. Po ...
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    Direct Wire Power Supply Cord Connection Power supply cord strain relief 1. Attach power supply cord strain relief A B C D Remove the screws from a 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp sections (C) into the hole (B) below the terminal block opening so that one tab is pointing up (A) and the other is pointing down (D), and hold in place. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold the two clamp sections (C) together. 2. Attach power supply cord to strain relief 2. Remove terminal block cover B C D A Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not further tighten strain relief screws at this point. E F Before you start, disconnect power. Remove hold-down screw (D) and terminal block ...
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    4-wire Power Supply Cord Connection 5. Connect ground wire IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. B A C F E D G A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R) B. 4-prong plug C. Ground prong D. Neutral prong E. Spade terminals with upturned ends F. 3/4" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief G. Ring terminals 3. A Prepare to connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire. F Connect ground wire (F) (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw (A). Tighten screw. 6. Connect remaining wires A B E Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A). 4. Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire C B E Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord under center terminal block screw (B). Tighten scr ...
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    2. Attach direct wire cable to 4. Connect neutral wire B C Connect neutral wire (white or center) (C) of power supply cord to center terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw. 5. Connect remaining wires strain relief Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screws. For 3-wire Direct Wire Connection, see page 11. For 4 wire Direct Wire Connection, continue to step 3 below. 4-wire Direct Wire Connection IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit 3-wire connections. 3. Prepare your 4-wire cable for direct connection Connect remaining wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. Direct Wire Connection Direct wire st ...
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    5. Prepare to connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire 8. Connect remaining wires A B E Remove center terminal block screw (B). Remove neutral ground wire (E) from external ground conductor screw (A). 6. Connect neutral ground wire and neutral wire Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together and tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with holddown screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. 3-wire Direct Wire Connection Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 3. Prepare your 3-wire cable for direct connection 1" m) 5 2 ( m C B 3½" (89 m m) E Connect neutral ground wire (E) and place hooked end (hook facing right) of neutral wire (white or center wire) (C) of direct wire cable under center screw of terminal block (B). Squeeze h ...
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    2. Connect neutral ground wire 6. Connect neutral wire and neutral wire B B C C Place hooked end of neutral wire (white or center) (C) of direct wire cable under center terminal block screw (B). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. E Connect neutral ground wire (E) and neutral wire (white or center wire) (C) of power supply cord or cable under center terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw. 7. Connect remaining wires 3. Connect remaining wires Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together and tighten screws. Finally, reinsert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with holddown screw. Now, go to Venting Requirements. Optional 3-wire Connection You must verify with a qualified electrician that this grounding method is acceptable before connecting. 1. Prepare to connect neutral Place hooked ends of rema ...
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    VENTING Venting Requirements 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 Styles: Louvered hood Box hood Acceptable Style: 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. Angled hood Elbows: ■■ 45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows. Good 4" (102 mm) Better 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: (Acc ...
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    Alternate installations for close clearances Plan Vent System 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. Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible. B C D E A F G B Over-The-Top installation (also available with one offset elbow) H A. Dryer B. Elbow C. Wall D. Exhaust hood E. Clamps F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows H. Exhaust outlet Periscope installation NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. Venting Kits For more information, call 1-800-901-2042, or visit us at www.applianceaccessories.com. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777 or visit us at www.whirlpoolparts.ca. Part Number Descriptions 14 8171587RP 0–5" 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. Determine vent path: ■■ Select route that will provide straightest and most direct Vent System Chart (Long Vent Models Only) Number of 90° turns or elbows Type of vent Box/louvered, or Angled hoods 0 Rigid metal 120 ft. (36.6 m) 1 Rigid metal 110 ft. (33.5 m) 2 Rigid metal 100 ft. (30.5 m) 3 Rigid metal 90 ft. (27.4 m) 4 Rigid metal 80 ft. (24.4 m) 5 Rigid metal 70 ft. (21.3 m) path outdoors. ■■ Plan installation to use fewest number of elbows and turns. ■■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible. Install Vent System 1. Install exhaust hood ■■ Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. ■■ Use as few 90° turns as possible. Determine vent l ...
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    Connect Vent NOTE: The dryer must be level for the moisture sensing system to operate correctly. 1. Connect vent to exhaust outlet Not Level LEVEL Not Level 2. Tighten and adjust leveling legs Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure vent is clean. Dryer vent must fit over dryer exhaust outlet and inside exhaust hood. Check that vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4" (102 mm) clamp. 2. Move dryer to final location If dryer is not level, prop up using a wood block, use wrench to adjust legs up or down, and check again for levelness. Once legs are level, make sure all four legs are snug against the ground before tightening them. Complete Installation Checklist q Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through steps to see what was skipped. q Check that you have all of your tools. q Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials. q Check dryer’ ...
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    q When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the dryer door and feel for heat. If you feel heat, cancel cycle and close the door. 3. Lift door off top screws If you do not feel heat, turn off dryer, and check the following: ■■ There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still no heat, contact a qualified technician. NOTE: You may notice an odor when the dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away. Reverse Door Swing (Optional) 29" Super Wide Side-Swing Door 1. Place towel on dryer Place towel on top of dryer to avoid damaging the surface. NOTE: Magnetized screw driver is helpful. 2. Remove bottom screws Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from dryer cabinet side of hinges. Loosen (do not remove) top screws from dryer cabinet side of hinges. Lift doo ...
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    6. Switch door catch, bezel, & plug Catch and bezel 8. Flip door over Plug Flip door over so handle side is down. 9. Attach door hinges Remove the door catch, bezel, and plug from the inside of the inner door by squeezing and pulling/pushing them. Place the door catch, bezel, and plug on the sides opposite from where they were. 7. Rotate outer door Rotate outer door 180º and set it back down on inner door. Reattach outer door panel to inner door panel so handle is on the side where hinges were just removed. Insert 4 door screws. Reattach door hinges to dryer door so that the larger hole is at the bottom of the hinge. 18 ...
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    10. Remove door strike and door strike plug Door strike Insert screws in hinge holes on dryer cabinet Door strike plug Remove door strike and door strike plug from dryer cabinet. Insert the door strike into door strike plug hole and secure with screw. Insert door strike plug into original door strike hole and secure with screw. 11. 12. Remove and transfer hinge hole plugs NOTE: Two people may be needed to reinstall door. Insert screws into the bottom holes on left side of dryer cabinet. Tighten screws halfway. Position door so large end of door hinge slot is over screws. Slide door up so screws are in bottom of slots. Tighten screws. Insert and tighten top screws in hinges. 13. Check door strike alignment Use a small, flat-blade screwdriver to gently remove 4 hinge hole plugs on left side of dryer cabinet. Transfer plugs into hinge holes on opposite side of dryer cabinet. Close door and check that door strike aligns with door catch. I ...
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