Install leveling legs, Connect vent, Level dryer – Maytag W10131619A User Manual

Page 16: Reverse door swing (optional), Place towel (a) on top of dryer to protect surface, Remove screws attaching hinges to door, Warning

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Install Leveling Legs


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 protect the floor, use a large, flat piece of cardboard from the dryer carton. Place

cardboard under the entire back side of the dryer.

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 the 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 from dryer packaging 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.

Connect Vent

1. Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to

existing vent, make sure the vent is clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust
outlet and inside the exhaust hood. Check that the vent is secured to exhaust hood with a
4" (102 mm) clamp.

2. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent.
3. (On gas models) Check that there are no kinks in the flexible gas line.
4. Once the exhaust vent connection is made, remove the corner posts and cardboard.

Level Dryer

Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back.

If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block. Use a wrench to adjust the legs
up or down and check again for levelness.

Reverse Door Swing (Optional)

You can change your door swing from a right-side opening to a left-side opening, if desired.







1. Place towel (A) on top of dryer to protect surface.
2. Open dryer door. Remove bottom screws from cabinet side of hinges (D). Loosen (do not

remove) top screws from cabinet side of hinges.

3. Lift door until top screws in cabinet are in large part of hinge slot. Pull door forward off

screws. Set door (handle side up) on top of dryer. Remove top screws from cabinet.

4. Remove screws attaching hinges to door.
5. Remove screws at top, bottom, and side of door (4 screws). Holding door over towel on

dryer, grasp sides of outer door and gently lift to separate it from inner door. Do not pry
apart with putty knife. Do not pull on door seal or plastic door catches.

6. Be certain to keep cardboard spacer centered between doors. Reattach outer door panel

to inner door panel so handle is on the side where hinges were just removed.