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Spacing Requirements for a Front Load Washer

Alcove or Closet Installation

Minimum clearance for stable operation:   

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

If both the washer and a dryer are installed in the same location, the front of the alcove or closet must have at least a 72 in² (465 cm²) unobstructed air opening. Your washer alone does not require a specific air opening.

Undercounter Installation

A 39.6 in. (1066 mm) C 27 in. (686 mm)
B 1 in. (25 mm) D 1 in. (25 mm)

Installation on a Pedestal

A 54.6 in. (1386 mm) D 27 in. (686 mm)
B 34 in. (864 mm) E 38.7 in. (984 mm)
C 5.9 in. (150 mm) F 53.4 in. (1356 mm)

Side by Side Installation

A 1 in. (25 mm) D 34 in. (864 mm)
B 27 in. (686 mm) E 2 in. (50 mm)
C 17 in. (432 mm) F 5.9 in. (150 mm)

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