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Installation instructions

Please read and follow the ‘Safety and warnings’ and ‘Installation instructions’ sections carefully before using your dryer!

Accessories

Please check you received the following accessories with your Fisher & Paykel dryer. You will find them inside the drum:

  • 1 x Drying rack (DE6060P and DE6060G only)
  • 1 x Installation instructions and user guide
  • 1 x Wall mounting kit
  • 1 x Duct adapter

Unpacking

To ensure the best performance from your new dryer please follow the instructions below.

Removing the packaging

  1. Remove the outer packaging (including the polystyrene packer and plastic wrapping). All packaging must be removed prior to use.
  • Ensure packaging materials are kept out of reach of children.
  • Please help protect the environment and dispose of the packaging from around the dryer in an environmentally friendly manner.
  1. Tilt the dryer backwards and ‘walk’ it off the base one foot at a time. Not doing so may cause damage to your floor and dryer.
  2. Remove all packaging and accessories from inside the drum and ensure you remove protective covers from the door and console.

Location

  • The dryer must be installed in a well-ventilated, dust- free environment.

  • The dryer must not be installed on any textured floor coverings (eg carpet, rugs).

  • Do not install the dryer behind a lockable door, sliding door, or behind a door where the hinge is on the opposite side to that of the dryer in such a way that the full opening of the door is inhibited. Ensure the dryer door can always be opened fully.

  • Do not install the dryer outside, in a damp place, where there is a risk of freezing, where it may be rained on, in direct sunlight or close to a source of heat.

  • Do not place your dryer on top of its power cable.

Venting

Correct installation is very important for all dryers to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

Never run the dryer unless the airflow system is free from obstruction.

There must be adequate ventilation to avoid the back flow of gases into the room from appliances burning fuels, including open fires, when operating the dryer.

Exhaust air must not be discharged into a flue which is used for exhausting fumes from appliances burning gas or other fuels.

External venting

Your dryer has been designed to be vented outside to provide the following advantages:

  • Ensures optimum efficiency by preventing recirculation of moist air.
  • Eliminates condensation on walls and ceilings.
  • Reduces the chance of lint being sucked into the dryer.
  • Prevents lint and other fine particles being blown into the room.

All external venting systems should be:

  • Made from 100 mm diameter flexible foil sleeved with a galvanised metal pipe where the vent system goes through the wall, or 100 mm diameter galvanised metal piping.
  • Exhausted outside and not into another confined space, eg the roof cavity of a house.
  • Fitted with a vent cap outside to stop rain water entering the dryer exhaust system.
  • Angled to avoid condensation running back into the dryer.
  • The vent system should be a maximum of 2 metres with no more than three 90° bends.
  • Vent systems over 2 metres long require special installation. Contact a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.

Internal venting

The dryer is set up in the factory for front venting. If front venting is used there must be adequate ventilation to avoid the build up of moisture in the room, which can affect the performance of the dryer. Venting must comply with local by-laws and regulations.

Installation options

There are two different ways your dryer can be positioned. Freestanding or inverted and mounted on a wall.

Free standing

The dryer stands on the floor and can easily be moved into position.

  1. Move the dryer into the desired position. Do not lift the dryer by the top panel.
  2. Have a minimum clearance on all sides of at least 20 mm.
  3. Have a minimum clearance at the rear of 75 mm. The spacers from the accessory wall mounting kit can be used to set this distance.
  4. Install the dryer on a stable and level floor.

Free standing venting options

The vent system should be a maximum of 2 metres with no more than three 90° bends.

Through-wall venting

The dryer is vented directly through the wall using Kit part number PD-SVHCW4, in combination with the duct adaptor supplied with the dryer. The dryer is vented with a kit that can be positioned to remove the air to the side. Kit part number PD-DK4W.

Movable venting

The dryer is vented through a window using Kit part number PD-F0408, in combination with the duct adaptor supplied with the dryer. This requires the dryer to be a minimum distance of 140 mm from the wall to ensure the ducting is not restricted with tight bends or can be crushed.

Before a rear venting option is installed the dryer must be changed from the front venting factory setup. Remove the outlet grille from the front left-hand side and replace with the outlet cover from the rear left-hand side. These covers should be gently pried at the sides to prevent damage.

Front venting

Front venting is the only recommended option for venting into the room. The dryer is set up for front venting when it leaves the factory.

All efforts should be made to vent the dryer externally if possible, to avoid moisture build up in the area around the dryer.


Through-wall venting with kit

 


Through-wall venting

 


Movable venting

Inverted wall mounting installation

Your dryer has been designed to be inverted and mounted on the wall above a washer or tub. A wall mounting kit must be used. Inverting allows access to the dryer control panel.

Tools and parts required:

  • Drill and 3 mm bit
  • Phillips head screwdriver

Wall mounting kit includes:

  • 2 x Plastic spacers
  • 2 x Wall hanging brackets
  • 2 x Hanging hook
  • 4 x Wood screws
  • 6 x Screws for hanging hooks and plastic spacers


Inverted wall mounting

Inverting the panel

  1. Unplug your dryer from the wall.
  2. Invert the panel of the dryer by unscrewing the screws on the side of the console (A).
  3. Remove the console from the dryer.
  4. Unscrew six screws on the inside of the console (B).
  5. Rotate the grey panel 180 ̊ (C).
  6. Re-screw the six screws on the inside of the console.
  7. Align the console by placing the hooks into the spaces on the dryer.
  8. Ensure the wiring is firmly pressed into the clips (D).
  9. Re-screw the console to the dryer.

Mounting dryer on wall

  1. Determine the position of the dryer on the wall and mark the bracket position. A minimum of 50 mm is needed between the top of the dryer and the ceiling for ease of installation. If mounting above a washing machine, allow sufficient room to open the lid of the washer. Refer to page 10 for lid clearances.
  2. Fix the wall hanging brackets to the wall securely, eg into the stud. If the studs are too far apart, fit a timber slat to the studs and then mount the brackets onto the slat. Add the same slat under the two spacers. The distance between the centre of each bracket is 555 mm (A).
  3. To install the hooks onto the dryer, remove one screw from each side (B), reuse these with two more (each side) from the kit to fasten the hooks in place.
  4. Remove plastic plugs from the back of the dryer and screw the spacers provided in place (C).
  5. With assistance, mount the dryer on the wall brackets.

Before a rear venting option is installed the dryer must be changed from the front venting factory setup. Remove the outlet grille from the front left-hand side and replace with the outlet cover from the rear left-hand side. These covers should be gently pried at the sides to prevent damage.

External venting options

  • The dryer can be vented with a kit that can be positioned to vent upwards or to the side. Kit part number PD-DK4W.

  • The dryer can be vented directly through the wall with Kit part number PD-SVHCW4, in combination with the duct adaptor supplied with the dryer.

The vent system should be a maximum of 2 metres with no more than three 90° bends.

Internal venting

Front venting is the only option for internal venting. The dryer is set up for front venting when it leaves the factory.

All efforts should be made to vent the dryer externally, if possible, to avoid moisture build up in the area around the dryer.

Electrical connection

  1. This appliance must be connected to a 220 V – 240 V, 50 Hz, sinusoidal, 10A electrical supply.
  2. Uncoil the power cord, remove and discard the plastic pin cover and plug into a power socket.
  3. Connect the appliance to an earthed outlet protected by a fuse of suitable capacity.
  • Check the power cord for damage and make sure it is not squashed or twisted when installing the dryer.
  • Always remove the power cord from the power socket by the plug, not by the cord.

     
Wall mounting ducting

 

 

     
Through-wall mounted ducting

 

 

  • Do not touch or operate the dryer with wet hands or with bare-feet.
  • A damaged power cord must be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
    The appliance must not be operated until it is repaired, as there is risk of electric shock.
  • Do not operate this dryer if it has been damaged during transport. Contact your Fisher & Paykel dealer or Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician. 

Completing the installation

Installation test cycle

Ensure the installation test cycle is completed before you dry any items in your dryer. This is to check that your dryer is installed correctly and that it is functioning properly prior to use.

  1. Turn your dryer on by pressing the ‘Power’ button.

  2. Select the ‘Time Dry’ cycle for 30 minutes. Ensure the drum is empty and the door is closed (you will hear it click shut).

  3. Touch the button. The drum will start rotating.

  • Observe the dryer for any problems.
  • The dryer will beep and display any faults on the screen if there are any problems.
    Refer to 'Before you call for service'.
  1. At the completion of the cycle open the door and check that there is warmth inside the dryer. This indicates the dryer is operating normally.

    If there are any problems, you must address these before proceeding with normal use. The dryer will automatically turn off at the end of the cycle if there are no problems.

Before you start, it is a good idea to go through the following checklist:

  1. Has the packaging been removed?
  2. Is the lint filter correctly in place?
  3. Has the power cord been connected to an appropriate power supply and the power turned on?
  4. Have you performed the installation test cycle?

Product Specifications

Property

DE5060G

DE6060P & 
DE6060G

Capacity (kg)* 5 6

Dimensions (mm)

Property DE5060G DE6060P & 
DE6060G
Width 600 600
Depth 585 585
Height 830 830

Electrical 

Property DE5060G DE6060P & 
DE6060G
Volts 220 – 240 220 – 240
Hz 50 50
Amps (maximum) 10 10
Rated Power (W) 1750 1750

*Capacity refers to the maximum dry weight of items the dryer can dry at any one time. 

Some cycles have a lower maximum capacity (see the ‘Drying cycles’ section). Maximum capacity according to AS/NZS 2442.1:1996.

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