Whirlpool LG5721XS Operating instructions

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AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE5720XS
and
Gas Model
LG5721XS
Microwave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room Air Condllmners, Oehumldlfwrs.
Aulomallc Washers. Clolhes Dryers. Freezers. Refrlgeralor-I
Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
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LAUNDRY INFORMATION
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CENTER
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
START BUTTON
LINT SCREEN
,
DRYER DRUM
MODEL
AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
LOADING
DOOR
Remove
the Consumer Buy Guide label
before
using
your
dryer. It will be easier
to remove.
Wipe out the dryer
drum with a damp
cloth to remove
dust
from storing
or shipping.
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from the plate located as shown].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Model
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundrv Information
Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip
and warranty
Please complete
Registration
Card
product.
and mail the Owner
furnished
with this
Contents
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Service Company
Telephone
Number
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
Selecting a Cycle and
Starting Your Dryer
Dryer Cycles and Settings
Cool Down Times
DRYING TIPS .
FLUFFAIR Setting
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TUMBLE PRESS@Setting
Drying Times
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01987 Whirlpool
Mixed Loads..
Lint Signal
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL.
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Cleaning
Dryer Interior,
Vacation Care
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
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WHIRLPOOL DRYER
WARRANTY
Corporation
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Additional
Safety Instructions and Your Responsibilities
NEVER operate the dryer if...
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it is not working
right [i.e. noisy, too hot).
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it is damaged.
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parts are missing [i.e. door latch].
l all
panels are not in place.
l the
lint screen
is loose, damaged
or
missina
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical
switches.
3. ;;tFeguish
any open
.
4. Immediately
call your
gas supplier.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
ALWAYS shut off the gas valve
ing on vacation.
before
leav-
ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or
turn off electrical
power before attempting
to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if
yours is a gas dryer.
You are personally
rerponslble
for making
sure that your dryer...
l is properly
maintained.
. is properly
installed and leveled in a well
ventilated
room’ on a floor that can suppart the weight.
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is located
in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7.2”C).
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is connected
to the proper
outlet and
electrical
supply.’
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is properly
connected
to fuel and exhaust systems.’
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is not installed
against
drapes
or
curtains.*
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is used only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
9 is not used by children or anyone unable
to operate
it properly.
*See “Installation
InstructIons”
for complete lnformatlon.
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TYPE OF LOAD
COllONS
- LINENS
EXTRA HEAW - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts
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HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear, diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
EX HEAW
HEAVY
MEDIUM
PERMIT PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends,T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics [polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERMIT PRESS
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER- Pillows, bras,
stuffedtoys............................
PLASTIC-Shower
curtains,
tablecloths............................
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
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OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE. SHEER NYLON
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAW
HIGH
LIGHT
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Work clothes,
jacketsraincoats
.
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MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS-Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks.
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
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LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze, lace, etc.
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SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
40-50 MINS.
30-40 MINS.
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
PERMIT PRESS
HEAW HIGH
30-40 MINS.
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
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15-20 MINS.
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERMIT PRESS
20-30 MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
1 . Select
a CYCLE
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
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Push the START Button
The dryer will starttumbling
push the START Button.
when you
Turn the Temoerature
Selector
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
To stop the dryer, open the door (or
turn the Control Knob to OFF).
To restart the dryer, close the door,
select cycle, if necessary, and push
START.
The Cycle Control Knob should point to an OFF area when the dryer is
not in use. If the dryer is stopped
before the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle
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Dryer cycles and settings
If the load is dryer than you want,
set the dial more to the right the next
time you dry that kind of load.
Cool down times
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumbling-This
cool down time helps:
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wrinkles from setting in.
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handling
the hot load items
easier.
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle helps
provide the special care that permanent press and synthetic
fabrics
need...a
period of heated drying
followed
by a 10 minute cool down.
The chart on page 4 suggests time
and temperature
settings for different
kinds of loads.
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has
10 minutes of cool down time at the
end of the cycle.
All other cycles have 5 minutes of
cool down time.
The EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and
LIGHT cycles describe
the loads
they are designed
to dry The chart
on page 4 tells what is meant by
EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and LIGHT
loads.
At each setting, the dryer will run
about long enough to dry the load
described
by the setting Example:
The HEAVY Cycle is designed
to be
longenoughtodryaloadofheavy
fabrics (towels, jeans, corduroys,
etc.)
when the Temperature
Selector is set
on PERM’T PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
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MORE TIME
LESS TIME -
If the load is not as dry as you want,
set the dial more to the left the next
time you dry that kind of load.
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Drying tips
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers,
1. Set the Temperatur ‘e Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Set the Control Knob to the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle and select the
number of minutes you want.
3. Push the START Button.
TUMBLE
PRESS” Setting
The TUMBLE PRESSsetting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing such as
items that may have been packed
in a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed from the dryer.
1. Set Tempemture
Selector to PERMIT
PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
2. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
3. Push the START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 10 minutes. The heat shuts off and the
dryer continues to tumble the load
for 10 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS onlv a
Drying times
Mixed loads
Drying times will vary depending
on:
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of moisture in the clothes.
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and weight of the fabric.
l size of load.
l room temperature
around the dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See your “Dryer Guide” for more
information.
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested for the lightest fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove dry
items and reset the control.
Clean lint screen before each load. If you
neglect to clean your lint screen, the signal will
sound. The (whistle tone] signal lets you know
the air flow is being restricted. Restricted air flow
reduces drying efficiency.
Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as
shown on page 9.
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Lint. screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
blocked
by lint can
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a FIRE HAZARD. This lint
should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
ELECTRIC DRYERS
GAS DRYERS
Cleaning should be done only by a qualified
person.
1. Remove back panel (electric)
or lower access panel (gas).
wires,
2. Avoid damaging
thermostats, funnel or igniter.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art-with
a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
re-level dryer.
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Caring for your dryer
Remove loose and sharp objects
from pockets and cuffs before drying
pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Some pretreatment
products can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or near
your dryer.
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Cleaning dryer interior
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Never leave wet or damp
in your dryer.
laundry
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts etc.
Garments which contain unstable
dyes, such as denim blue jeans or
brightly colored cotton items, may
discolor the dryer interior. If the
interior is discolored,
clean with
one of the following methods to
avoid staining later load items,
Powdered
laundry detergent
and
very warm water
Make a paste with detergent and
very warm water. Apply paste to
a soff cloth and scrub area until
all excess dye is removed. Wipe
thoroughly
with a damp cloth.
Tumble a load of rags. -ORLiquid spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with
a cloth until all excess dye is
removed. Tumble a load ot rags.
Vacation care
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Unplug power cord or turn off
electrical
power.
For gas dryers, close gas valve.
Clean lint screen.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
l. Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
. Is the power supply plugged
into a live
circuit with the proper voltage?
l Is the door
closed tightly?
l Did you push the START Button?
. Have you checked
Your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
The AIR setting is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are without heat.
l Is the gas turned
on? If not, turn the Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and start.
l An electric
dryer uses a circuit breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse is blown, the dryer
may run, but not heat.
uct warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. To
locate TECH-CARE service
in your area,
call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step21 or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages
under:
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IF DRYING TIME SEEMS TOO LONG:
Is the lint screen clean? See page 9 of
this book for cleaning
instructions.
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B of this book and your”Dryer
Guide:’
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2.
If you need
assistance?..
Call Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE’n service asslstance
telephone
number.
Dlal tree
tram anywhere
In the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct you in
how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from
your appliance
or, if service is necessary,
recommend
a qualified
service
company in your area.
3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
has a
netnationwide
work of franchised
TECH-CARE8
Serv7iEC1y-CARE
Companies.
FnANCnlSEDSERVKE ice
TECH-CARE service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the prod. I
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4. If you have a problem?..
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk
with one of our Consultants,
or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP’”
replacement parts?.
FSP is a registered
trademark
of
Whirlpool
Corporation
for quality
parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever
you need a replacement
part for Your
Whirlpool
appliance.
FSP replacement
parts will fit right and work right, because
they are made to the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new
Whirlpool
appliance.
‘If You must call or write, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of
purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is
needed
in order to better respond
to
your request for assistance.
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WHIRLPOOL”
DRYER
WARRANTY
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CAREa service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace
light bulbs.
6. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery
This product is designed
to be repaired
in
the home.
D. Damage
to dryer caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of
incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may
not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
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