/II 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 I LAUNDRY INFORMATION I 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 .. TUMBLE PRESS@Setting Drying Times . . I 2 Number Page 2 3 4 4 6 6 7 7 7 8 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 .. WHIRLPOOL DRYER WARRANTY Corporation i 9 9 10 10 10 11 12 Additional Safety Instructions and Your Responsibilities NEVER operate the dryer if... l it is not working right [i.e. noisy, too hot). l it is damaged. l 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. l is located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7.2”C). l is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.’ l is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems.’ l is not installed against drapes or curtains.* l 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. 3 TYPE OF LOAD COllONS - LINENS EXTRA HEAW - Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts . 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 . . OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE. SHEER NYLON PERMIT PRESS HEAW HIGH LIGHT PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Work clothes, jacketsraincoats . .._........... MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS-Shirts, play clothes, sheets, slacks. LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie, blouses, dresses . LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels) Gauze, lace, etc. . 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 ‘:o”y;;;;S 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. 3 n 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 1 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: l keep wrinkles from setting in. l make 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. I + 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. 6 I 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: l amount of moisture in the clothes. l type 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. 8 II 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. 9 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. - 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 l l IO l 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: l IF DRYING TIME SEEMS TOO LONG: Is the lint screen clean? See page 9 of this book for cleaning instructions. l See page B of this book and your”Dryer Guide:’ l 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 k 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. 2 r 11 WHIRLPOOL” DRYER WARRANTY rmnn4 ----. 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. Whirlpool Part No. 3388786 Rev. A 01987 Whirlpool Corporation Automallc Washers. Clothes Dryers. Freezers. Refrlgeralor-Freezers ‘i Printed in U.S.A. Ice Makers. Olshwashers. Built-In Ovens and Surface Units, Ranges.