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Maytag Dryer Installation Guide - MGDC215EW.
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Electrical Requirements


Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, 
fire, or electrical shock.


120 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused electrical 

supply is required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is 

recommended. It is also recommended that a separate  

circuit serving only this dryer be provided.




For a grounded, cord-connected dryer: 

This dryer 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 dryer is equipped with a cord having 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.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment- 

grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. 
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative 
or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is 
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with 
the dryer: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet 
installed by a qualified electrician.


Venting Requirements

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE 

IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, 

chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space 

of a building. Only rigid or flexible metal vent shall be used for 



Only a 4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps 

may be used. 


Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.

Rigid metal vent:


Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid 

crushing and kinking.

Flexible metal vent: (Acceptable only if accessible to clean)


Must be fully extended and supported in final dryer location.


Remove excess to avoid sagging and kinking that may result 

in reduced airflow and poor performance.


Do not install in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.


The total length should not exceed 73/4 ft. (2.4 m).

NOTE: If using an existing vent system, clean lint from entire 

length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not 

plugged with lint. Replace plastic or metal foil vents with rigid 

metal or flexible metal vents. Review “Vent System Chart” and, 

if necessary, modify existing vent system to achieve best drying 



(102 mm)

4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent