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Installation Requirements (WA50K8600)


  • 120 Volt 60 Hz 15 AMP fuse or circuit breaker.
  • Individual branch circuit serving only your Washer is recommended.
  • Your washer is equipped with a power cord.


An improperly connected equipment grounding conductor can increase the risk of electrical shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service tech if you are not sure whether or not the appliance is properly grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance – if it does not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

Electrical grounding is required for this appliance.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a power cord having a three-prong grounding plug for use in a properly installed and grounded outlet. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

Important safety precautions

Never connect the ground wire to plastic plumbing lines, gas lines, or hot water pipes.

To prevent unnecessary risk of fire, electrical shock or personal injury, all wiring and grounding must be done in accordance with the National Electrical Code ANSI/ FNPA, No.70 Latest Revision and local codes and ordinances. It is the personal responsibility of the appliance owner to provide adequate electrical service for this appliance.


Check all connections at the water valve and faucet for leaks

To correctly fill your Washer in the proper amount of time, water pressure of 20 to 116psi (137 to 800kPa) is required. Water pressure less than 20 psi may cause water valve failure, or may not allow the water valve to shut off completely, or may extend the fill time beyond what your Washer controls allow, causing your Washer to turn off. A time limit is built into the controls to prevent flooding in your home if a hose becomes loose. The water faucets must be within 4 feet (122 cm) to the back of your Washer to match the inlet hoses provided with your  Washer.

Note: Accessory inlet hoses are available in various lengths up to 10 feet (275 cm) for faucets that are further away from the back of your washer. To avoid the possibility of water damage:

  • Have water faucets easily accessible.
  • Turn off faucets when the washer is not in use.
  • Periodically check that there is no leakage from the water inlet hose fittings.

Drain facility

The recommended height of the standpipe is 39 in (99 cm). The drain hose must be routed through the drain hose clip to the standpipe. The standpipe must be large enough to accept the outside diameter of the drain hose. The drain hose is attached to the washer at the factory.


For best performance, you must install your washer on a solidly constructed floor. Wood floors may need to be reinforced to minimize vibration and/or unbalanced load situations. Carpeting and soft tile surfaces are contributing factors to vibration which can cause your washer to move slightly during the spin cycle. Never install your washer on a platform or weakly supported structure.

Location considerations

Do not install your washer in areas where water may freeze, since your washer will always retain some water in its water valve, pump, and hose areas. Frozen water can damage the belts, the pump, hoses, and other components.

Alcove or closet installation

Minimum clearances for closet and alcove installations:

Sides 1 in / 25 mm Closet Front  2 in / 51 mm
Rear 6 in / 152 mm Top 21 in / 533 mm

If the washer and dryer are installed together, the closet front must have at least a 72 inВ (465 cmВ) unobstructed air opening. Your washer alone does not require a specific air opening.

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