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Installation Requirements (DV45K6200)

Read through the following instructions before installing the dryer.

Key Installation Requirements

Remove the door from all discarded appliances.

  • A grounded electrical outlet.

  • A power cord for electric dryers (except in Canada).

  • Gas lines (for gas models) that must meet national and local regulations.

  • An exhaust system made of rigid metal or flexible stiff-walled metal exhaust ducting.

Location Considerations

The dryer should be located where there is enough space at the front for loading the dryer, and enough space behind for the exhaust system. This dryer is factory-ready for the rear exhaust option. To exhaust out the bottom, right or the left, use the accessory exhaust kit. Instructions are included with the kit. Make sure the room in which the dryer is located has enough fresh air. The dryer must be located where there are no air-flow obstructions. For gas dryers, adequate clearance must be maintained as noted on the data plate to ensure adequate air for combustion and the proper dryer operation.

The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather. The dryer area must be kept clear of combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and liquids. A dryer produces combustible lint. The area around the dryer should be kept lint-free.

Ducting Requirements

Use a 4-inch (10.2 cm) diameter rigid aluminum or galvanized steel duct.

  Recommended Use only for Short-run Installation
Weather Hood Type
4" (10.2cm)

2.5" (6.4cm)

No. of 90° Elbows Rigid Metallic flexible* Rigid Metallic flexible*
0 80 ft. (24.4 m) 41 ft. (12.4 m) 74 ft. (22.6m) 33 ft. (10.1 m)
1 68 ft. (20.7 m) 37 ft. (11.2 m) 62 ft. (18.9 m) 29 ft. (8.8 m)
2 57 ft. (17.4m) 33 ft. (10.1 m) 51 ft. (15.5m) 25 ft. (7.6 m)
3 47 ft. (14.3 m) 29 ft. (8.8 m) 41 ft. (12.5 m) 21 ft. (6.5 m)

If you Integrate the Dryer’s Vent System with an existing Exhaust System:

  • Make sure the exhaust system meets all applicable local, state, and national regulations.

  • Verify you are not using flexible plastic duct.

  • Make sure to check for and remove all lint buildup from inside the existing ducts.

  • Confirm the duct is not kinked or crushed.

  • Make sure the exhaust hood damper opens and closes freely.


Manometer Measurements
The static pressure in any exhaust system must not exceed 0.83 inches of water column or be less than 0. Note that these values are measured with the dryer running with a manometer presented to the exhaust duct that connects to the dryer. The dryer tumbler must be empty and lint filter clean.

Alcove or Closet Installation

Sides 1 in. (25 mm) Rear 5.9 in. (150 mm)
Top 17 in. (432 mm) Closet Front 2 in. (51 mm)



A 1 in. (25 mm) D 2 in. (50 mm)
B 27 in. (686 mm) E

32.6 in. (828 mm) - DV50K7500* 

32.4 in. (823 mm) - DV45K6500*, 6200*

C 17 in. (432 mm) F 5 in. (127 mm)

Exhausting Requirements

• You must exhaust the dryer to the outside to reduce the risk of fire when you install the dryer in an alcove or closet.
• Do not use a plastic or non-metal flexible duct.
• If your existing ductwork is plastic, nonmetal, or combustible, replace it with metal.
• Use only a metal exhaust duct that is non-flammable to ensure containment of exhaust air, heat, and lint.

The dryer must not be exhausted into a chimney, a wall, a ceiling, an attic, a crawl space, or a concealed space of a building. Exhausting the dryer to the outside will prevent large amounts of lint and moisture from being blown into the room.

In the United States and Canada

  • All dryers must be exhausted to the outside.

  • The required exhaust duct is 4 inches (10.2 cm) in diameter.

  • See “Ducting requirements ” upper section for the maximum duct length and number of bends that can be used.

  • The total length of flexible metal duct must not exceed 7 feet 10.5 inches (2.4 meters).

  • Do not assemble the duct with screws or other fasteners that extend into the duct and catch lint.

  • For the United States only:  Use only foil-type flexible ducts, if any, specifically identified for use with the appliance by the manufacturer and that comply with the Outline for Clothes Dryer Transition Duct. Use Subject 2158A.

Outside the United States and Canada

    If you are outside the United States or Canada, please refer to the local codes.

Gas Requirements

• Your dryer uses an automatic ignition system to ignite the burner. There is no constant burning pilot.
• Any pipe joint compound used must be resistant to the action of any liquefied petroleum gas.
• As a courtesy, most local gas utilities will inspect a gas appliance installation.

  • Use only natural or LP (liquid propane) gases.


  • Gas dryers are equipped with a burner vent for use with natural gas. If you plan to use your dryer with LP (liquid propane) gas, it must be converted for safe and proper performance by a qualified service technician.

  • A 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) gas supply line is recommended and must be reduced to connect to the 3/8 inch (1 cm) gas line on your dryer. The National Fuel Gas Code requires that an accessible, approved manual gas shut-off valve be installed within 6 inches of your dryer.

  • Gas dryers installed in residential garages must be raised 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor.

  • Additionally, a 1/8 inch (0.3 cm) N.P.T. (National Pipe Thread) plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection, must be installed immediately upstream of your dryer’s gas supply connection.

  • Your dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply pipe system during any pressure testing of the system.

  • Do not reuse old flexible metal gas lines. Flexible gas lines must be design certified by the American Gas Association (CGA in Canada).


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Installation Instructions
Your dryer must be installed by a licensed plumber or gas fitter. A “T” handle manual gas valve must be installed in the gas supply line to your dryer. If a flexible gas connector is used to install your dryer, the connector can be no longer than 3 feets (36 inches).

  • Gas leaks may occur in your system, creating a dangerous situation.

  • Gas leaks may not be detected by smell alone.

  • Gas suppliers recommend you purchase and install a UL-approved gas detector.

  • Install and use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Electrical Requirements

The wiring diagram is located on the plate under the control panel or rear frame.

  • Improperly connecting the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether your dryer is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with your dryer – if it doesn’t fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

  • To prevent unnecessary risk of fire, electrical shock, or personal injury, all wiring and grounding must be done in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/ NFPA No. 70-Latest Revision (for the U.S.) or the Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1 – Latest Revisions and local codes and ordinances. It is your responsibility to provide adequate electrical service for your dryer.

  • All gas installations must be done in accordance with the national Fuel Code ANSI/Z2231 – Latest Revision (for the U.S.) or CAN/CGA – B149 Installation Codes – Latest Revision (for Canada) and local codes and ordinances.


This dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, the ground will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of least resistance for the electrical current.

Gas Models

  • Your dryer has a cord with an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

  • Do not modify the plug provided with your dryer – if it doesn’t’t fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

  • Do not connect the ground wire to plastic plumbing lines, gas lines, or hot water pipes.

Electric Models

  • Your dryer has an optional cord with an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. This cord is sold separately.

  • The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

  • Do not modify the plug provided with your dryer – if it doesn’t’t fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

  • If a power cord is not used and the electric dryer is to be permanently wired, the dryer must be connected to a permanently grounded metal wiring system, or an equipment grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment grounding terminal or lead on the dryer.

Electric Connections

Do not use extension cords.

Before operating or testing, follow all grounding instructions in the “Grounding ” section. An individual branch (or separate) circuit serving only your dryer is recommended.

Gas models - U.S. and Canada

  • A 120 volt, 60 Hz AC approved electrical service with a 15-ampere fuse or circuit breaker is required.

Electric Models - U.S. only

  • Most U.S. dryers require a 120 / 240 volt, 60 Hz AC approved electrical service. Some require 120 / 208 volt, 60 Hz approved electrical service. The electric service requirements can be found on the data label located behind the door. A 30-ampere fuse or circuit breaker on both sides of the line is required.

  • If a power cord is used, the cord should be plugged into a 30-ampere receptacle.

  • The power cord is not provided with U.S. electric model dryers. This cord is sold separately.

Electric models – Canada Only

  • A 120 / 240 volt, 60 Hz AC approved electrical service fused through a 30-ampere fuse or circuit breaker on both sides of the line is required.

  • All Canadian models are shipped with the power cord attached. The power cord should be plugged into a 30-ampere receptacle.

  • In Canada, you may not convert a dryer to 208 volts.

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