Installation instructions, Warning, Tools and parts – Maytag W10155112A User Manual

Page 5: Location requirements

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Tools and Parts

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

Parts supplied:

Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts were included.

4 leveling legs

Parts needed:

Check local codes and consult gas supplier. Check existing gas supply, electrical supply and
venting, and read “Electrical Requirements,” “Gas Supply Requirements” and “Venting
Requirements” before purchasing parts.
Mobile home installations require special parts (listed following) that may be ordered by
calling the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. For further information, please refer
to the “Assistance or Service” section.

Mobile Home Installation Kit. Ask for Part Number 346764.

Metal exhaust system hardware.

Location Requirements

You will need

A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. A gas dryer must be exhausted to
the outdoors. See “Venting Requirements.”

A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the dryer. See
“Electrical Requirements.”

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

A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire dryer. (If slope is greater
than 1" [2.5 cm], install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810.) Clothes may not
tumble properly and dryers with automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if
dryer is not level.

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
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.
NOTE: No other fuel-burning appliance can be installed in the same closet as a dryer.

8" or 10" pipe wrench

8" or 10" adjustable
wrench (for gas

Flat-blade screwdriver

Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or
hex-head socket wrench
(for adjusting dryer feet)

¼" nut driver or socket
wrench (recommended)



Vent clamps

Pipe-joint compound
resistant to LP gas

Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)


Tape measure


Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.

Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

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