Dryer Install


$30 which includes flexible dryer vent, metal clamps, and/or aluminum tape. We do not reuse old venting kits for liability purposes. Potential additional charges apply if installation goes beyond the scope of work listed below.

Potential additional charges apply if installation goes beyond the scope of work listed below.


To ensure proper installation it is your responsibility to meet the below requirements otherwise Mud To Sky reserves the right to refuse doing the installation or if possible will fix the issues where possible and charge for the labour and parts. Our install team are not licensed plumbers, electricians or carpenters so will only operate within their scope of expertise. If any of these specialized services are required we may offer them in your area. Check by clicking on our Home Services page.


  • A location allowing for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.”
  • A separate 15 or 20 amp circuit for a gas dryer or 30 amp circuit for an electric dryer.
  • If using power supply cord, a grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft. (610 mm) of either side of dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.”
  • Floor must support dryer weight of 200 lbs. (90.7 kg). Also consider weight of companion appliance.
  • Cold water faucets located within 4 ft. (1.2 m) of the water fill valves, and water pressure of 20–120 psi (138–827 kPa). You may use the water supply for your washer using a supplied “Y” connector and a short hose (Call us to purchase).
  • Level floor with maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire dryer. If slope is greater than 1" (25 mm), install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, (call us to order). If not level, clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly.
  • For garage installation, place dryer at least 18" (460 mm) above floor. If using a pedestal, you will need 18" (460 mm) to bottom of dryer.
  • The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.

IMPORTANT: We do not operate, install, or store dryer where it will be exposed to water, weather, or at temperatures below 40°F (4°C). Lower temperatures may cause dryer not to shut off at end of automatic sensor cycles, resulting in longer drying times.

NOTE: Most installations require a minimum of 5" (127 mm) clearance behind dryer for exhaust vent with elbow


  • Ensure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with Canadian Electrical Code, C22.1 – latest edition and all local codes. A copy of above codes standard may be obtained from: Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 1R3 CANADA.
  • o supply the required 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz, AC only electrical supply on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit.
  • The dryer is equipped with a CSA International Certified Power Cord intended to be plugged into a standard 14-30R wall receptacle. The cord is 5 ft. (1.52 m) long. Be sure wall receptacle is within reach of dryer’s final location.


Water Pressure

A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water dispenser and ice maker.

Reverse Osmosis Water Supply IMPORTANT: The pressure of the water supply coming out of a reverse osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of the refrigerator needs to be between 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa). If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa). If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):

  • Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
  • Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill after heavy usage. If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified plumber


To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.

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 exhausting.

Rigid metal vent:

  • Recommended for best drying performance and to avoid crushing and kinking.

    Flexible metal vent: This is only acceptable if accessible to clean. We will not reuse existing flexible venting for liability purposes (Click here to purchase).

  • 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. /li>
  • Not to be installed in enclosed walls, ceilings, or floors.
  • The total length should not exceed 7¾ ft. (2.4 m).

NOTE: If using an existing Rigid 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.


  • Two people will do the installation
  • Connect vent to exhaust hood and secure with clamp or tape appropriate for vents (We will not use existing dryer vents for liability purposes. Click here to purchase dryer vent)
  • Run vent to dryer location using straightest path possible
  • Seal all joints with either clamps or tape fastener meant for dryer vents
  • Connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer
  • Move dryer to final location
  • Level dryer
  • Adjust leveling legs until all four legs are snug against the floor and the dryer does not rock

For steam models

  • Connect dryer to the cold water faucet using the new inlet hoses (We will not use existing inlet hoses for liability purposes. Click here to purchase inlet hoses).
  • Turn cold water off, remove hose, and replace rubber washer
  • Attach short hose and “Y” connector (To purchase “Y” connector click here)
  • Tighten couplings
  • Attach long hose to “Y” connector and tighten couplings
  • Attach long hose to dryer fill valve and tighten coupling (Buy long hose by clicking here)
  • Turn on cold water faucet
  • Check for leaks

Whirlpool Corporation. (2017). YMED5500FW: Installation Guide. Retrieved from https://www.whirlpool.ca/content/dam/global/documents/201608/installation-instructions-W10868945-RevA.pdf