Skip to main content
Icon/Error Created with Sketch.
block.addtocart.title

block.addtocart.message


Product Help | Whirlpool

Installation of Water Line - Dryer

Connecting the Inlet Hose

The dryer must be connected to the cold water faucet using the new inlet hoses (not supplied). Do not use old hoses.

NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record hose installation or replacement dates on the hoses for future reference. Periodically inspect and replace hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are found.

  1. Turn cold water faucet off and remove the washer inlet hose. Remove old rubber washer from inlet hose and replace it with a new rubber washer.

Turn off water faucet and remove the washer inlet hose and rubber washer

  1. Attach 2 ft. (0.6 m) inlet hose to a cold water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on faucet. Then attach the “Y” connector to the male end of the 2 ft. (0.6 m) inlet hose. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the connector.

Inlet hose attaching to faucet and its male end attaching to Y connector

  1. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional 2/3 turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can result.

Tight the coupling near faucet using pliers

  1. Attach one of the 5 ft. (1.5 m) inlet hose ends to the “Y” connector. Attach washer cold inlet hose to another side of the “Y” connector. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the connector. Using pliers, tighten the couplings an additional 2/3 turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can result.

Attaching inlet hoses to the Y connector and tight them using pliers

  1. Remove the protective cap from the water inlet valve. Attach other ends of the long hose to fill the valve at bottom of dryer back panel. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the fill valve connector. Using pliers, tighten the couplings an additional 2/3 turn. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can result. 

Note: Water connection to the dryer for steam is on the right-hand side of the back of the dryer. If you have a gas dryer, the gas connection is on the left side. 

Removal of cap from the water inlet valve at the bottom of dryer back panel                Attaching long hose to inlet valve at bottom of dryer back panel

  1. Check that the water faucets are turned on.

Water faucet is turned on

  1. Check for leaks around “Y” connector, faucet, and hoses.

Checking the leaks around the Y connector.

See your Installation Instructions if you have further questions on the connection of the water line for your steam dryer.

If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.

 

Still need help? Contact us or schedule service.

Please contact us or click below to make an appointment from our preferred list of service providers for service on your appliances.

United States
   

Interested in purchasing an Extended Service Plan?

Please click below to learn more on how you can save up to 25% on New Appliance Extended Service Plans within 30 days of your appliance purchase.

United States
 

Still need help? Contact us or schedule service.

Please contact us or click below to make an appointment from our preferred list of service providers for service on your appliances.

United States
   

Interested in purchasing an Extended Service Plan?

Please click below to learn more on how you can save up to 25% on New Appliance Extended Service Plans within 30 days of your appliance purchase.

United States
 

 

 

  • Was this article helpful?