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LG Dryer Installation

LG is a good, reliable brand for just about any household appliance, particularly dryers. When they are maintained, they generally last a long time and dry clothes well. There are various models of LG dryers, including those that are combination washer and dryers, but they usually follow similar rules for installation. The main difference is the water lines that need to be hooked up with the combination machines. Otherwise much of it is quite the same.

Location

Laundry settings

Install the dryer in a dry location where the floor is level and the atmosphere does not go below freezing or exposed to various weather elements. If being installed in a garage, place at least 18 inches above the floor. Ensure that it is installed according to the safety codes of your area. There must be at least 5.5 inches left between the back of the dryer, 1 inch on the sides, and 18 inches above after installation. Allow for 24 inches at the front of the machine for the door to open.

Put the dryer in its correct position. Place a level on the top of the dryer to check that it is on level flooring. Use the adjusting feet accordingly to make it level by turning the feet with an adjustable wrench. Make sure that all feet are firmly on the ground surface.

Connecting the Vents

The instructions change depending on whether you are creating a side vent or a bottom vent. For side venting, press the tabs on the knockout and remove it. Push the adapter duct onto the blower housing and attach it to the base of the dryer. Attach a 4-inch elbow to the next section of ducting and wrap duct tape around it. The male end must face away from the dryer. Insert this through the side opening pushing it onto the adaptor duct. Wrap duct tape around it. Use the screw provided to attach the back plate into place.

If you are installing the bottom ducting, push the adapter duct onto the blower housing and attach it to the dryer base. Slide the 4-inch elbow through the opening and push it into the adapter duct. The male end must face down to the ground through the hole. Wrap it with duct tape and put the cover on.

Gas Connections

Make sure that the appropriate gas is available to you before connecting. Take off the shipping cap that is on the gas connection located at the back of the dryer. Remove it carefully to avoid damaging the threads on the gas connection pipe.

Use a new flexible stainless steel connector to connect the dryer to the gas supply in the laundry room. Only use this special connector if allowed by law in your area. Tighten all of the connections firmly and test the gas supply. Use leak detection fluid on your lines to look for leaks.

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