Installation requirements, Location requirements, Tools and parts – Maytag WED4890BQ Installation User Manual

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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.


Caulking gun and

compound (for installing

new exhaust vent)

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.

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.

Parts supplied (all models):

Leveling legs (4)


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:

Flat-blade screwdriver

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Wire stripper

(direct wire installations)

Tin snips

(new vent installations)

Adjustable wrench that

opens to 1" (25 mm) or

hex-head socket wrench

Vent clamps

1/4" nut driver


Utility knife

Tape measure


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