Cycle conlrol knob Temperature sdectw I Unt screen Dryer drum v - LARGECAPACITY AUTOMATICDRYERS LE5720XS LG5721XS mdelmdserlt3I number plate Contents Page important Safety Instructions Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities ............... .3 Operating lnstructlons Starting your dryer.. ....................... -4 The regular cydes ......................... .6 The permanent press cycle ........... .7 Using fluff air ................................. .7 Using TUMBLE PRESS@............... 6 Using damp dry ............................. .6 Lint signal ...................................... .8 Carlng For Your Dryer Cleaning the lint screen.. ............... .9 Lint screen maintenance ............... .9 Cleaning the dryer.. ...................... 10 Lint removal ................................. 1 1 If You Need Servb Or Assistance ..................................... 12 Whlrlpool Autornatlc Dryer Warranty ....................................... .16 01992 Whirlpool Corporation If your dryer has a Consumer Buy Guide label, remove it. tt will be easier to remove before the dryer is used. To remove any remaining glue: l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then remove. or l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners. These can damage the finish. See ‘Important Safety Instructions’on page 3. NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels inside the dryer. You should wipe out the dryer drum with a damp cloth before using to remove dust from storing or shipping. Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a question. l Copy model and serial numbers from plate (on the frame behind the door) and purchase date from sales slip. l Keep this brxk, the Dryer Guide and the sales slip together in a handy place. Model Numb Sdal Number Purdwa Date Savlce Company Phone Number FOR YOUR SAFETY If you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2 Don’t touch electrlcal switches. 3. liiteguIsh any open 4. lmmeblately suppller. call your gas FOR YOUR SAFETY Do not store or use gasollne or other flammable vapors and llqulds In the vlclnlty of thls or any other appliance. The fumes can create a flre hazard or exploslon. ImportantSafetyInstructions Read all lnstructbns before uslng the dryer. l NEVER dry items cleaned, washed, soaked in or spotted with wax, paint, gasoline or flammable fluids in the dryer. The fumes can aeate a flRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand launder and air dry fabrics containing these materials. l NEVER allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. l DO NOT reach into a dryer it the drum is moving. l When discarding an old dryer, ALWAYS remove the door to prevent accidental entrapment. . DO NOT install or store dryer where it will be exposed to the weather. l DO NOT tamper with the controls. l You are responsible for maklng sure that your dryer is installed, repaired and has parts replaced by a qualified person. l Use only fabric softeners specifiilly labeled as not being harmful to the dryer. l FlRE HAZARD and DAMAGE to materials can resutt from: -drying rubber, rubber-lie and heat sensitive materials with heat. -allowing lint build-up inside the dryer or exhaust system. Cleaning should be done periodically by a qualified person. l Clean lint screen before or after each bad. l DO NOT let dust, lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc. pile up around or under the dryer. l Dryer must be electrically grounded. See the Installation Instructions. - SAVE THESE HSTRUCllONS l Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyourresponsibilities l l l l NEVER operate the dryer if: -II is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot). -it is damaged. -parts are missing (i.e. door latch). -all panels are not in plaoe. -the lint screen is loose, damaged or missing. ALWAYS shut off the gas vake before leaving on vacation if you have a gas dryer. ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical power before attempting to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if you have a gas dryer. You are responsible for maklng sure that your dryer: -is properly maintained. -is properly installed and leveled on a floor that can support the weight in a well ventilated room.’ - Is located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7°C). -is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.’ - is properly conneded to fuel and exhaust systems.’ -is not installed against drapes or curtains.’ - is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. - is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. ’‘See the Installation Instructions for complete information. OperatingInstructions Startingyourdryer Be sure to refer to the chart below and the Dryer Guide for proper sorting, bading and control setting information before starting yolir dryer. NOTE: Do not overdry. Overdrying some fabrics. can cause shrinkage, TYPE Of LOAD Cottona and linen8 EXTRA HEAVY-Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts HEAVYWEIGHT-Towels, jeans. corduroys, work dothes MEDIUMWEIGHTSheets, pillowcases, fY.mxl unclelwear, diirs LIGHTWEIGHT-B&is&q orgendes, lingerie static ding, and damage SUGGESTED CYCLE SUGGESTED TEMPERATURE EXTRA HEAVY PERMT PRESS HEAVY HIGH HEAVY MEDIUM LIGHT Permanent ~resa, synlheks and blends HEAVYWEIGHT-Work domes, jackets, reincoats MEDIUMWEIGHTShirts, play dothes, sheets, slacks LIGHTWEIGHT-Lingerie, Moues. dresses PERMANENT PRESS Knits HEAVYWEIGHT-Cottons, rayons, blends, T-shirts, sladq shii MEDlUMWElGHTSynthetics (polyester, auylic, etc.), dress &I&S, skirts, sweaters LIGHTWEIGHTSynthetics (polyester, aaylic. etc.) and blends, lingerie, b&uses. dresses PERMANENT PRESS 40-50 min Delicate fabrics Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels) gauze, lace, etc. PERMANENT PRESS 1520 min Rubber, plastk, heeMensluve fabrk8 FOAM RUBBER-F’ilbws, bras, stuffed toys PLASTlC&howef curtains. tabledoths RUBBER-BACKED RUGS OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON PERMANENT PRESS 4 4MO min 3040 min PERMT PRESS HEAW HIGH 2030 min PERM’T PRESS HEAVY 30-40 min 20-M min 2030 min 20-30 min 44X0 min 1520 min KNITS GENTLE LOW KNITS GENTLE LOW FLUFF AIR’ -seepage7. 1. Select a cycle by turning the Cycle Control Knob either way. Stop when the indicator on the knob’s outer ring points to the cycle and time you want. See pages 6-7 for further cycle information. 2. Set the Temperature Selector on the desired temperature setting. 3. Push the start Button to start the dryer. 4. To stop and restart the dryer: l Open the door or turn the Cycle Control Knob to OFF to stop the dryer. . Close the door, select a cycle (if necessary) and push the Start Button to restart the dryer. The Cycle Control Knob should point to an OFF area when the dryer is not in use. lf the dryer is stopped before the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle Control Knob to an OFF area 5 Operating Instructloos Continued Theregularcycles The names of the regular cycles describe the types of loads they are designed to dry. Each cyde is folbwed by a 5 minute cool-down period. During the cool-down, the bad tumbles wfthout heat. This helps make the bad easier to handle. Use EX HEAVY to dry items such as bedspreads, mattress pads and quilts. Use HEAVY to dry items such as towels, jeans, mrduroys and work clothes. Use MED to dry items such as sheets, pillowcases, cotton underwear and diapers. Use LIGHT to dry batistes, organdies and lingerie. For the first few bads, set the Cycle Control Knob to point to one of the lines between any of the cycles. When the dryer stops, feel the dried items. More drying time 6 lass drying Unw lf the kerns are drier than you like, set the Cycle Control Knob more to the right the next time you dry a similar bad. l tf kerns are not as dry as you like, set the Cycle Control Knob more to the bft the next time you dry a similar bad. NOTE: Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling and damage to some fabrics. l T$‘ERMANENT PRESS The PERMANENT PRESS cycle helps provide the special care that permanent press and synthetic fabrics need. The cyde consists of a timed period of heated drying and a 10 minute cooldown period. During the cool-down, the bad tumbles without heat. This helps keep wrinkles from setting and makes the load easier to handle. NOTE: To help reduce wrinkling, remove the bad from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops. This is important for permanent press, knits and synthetic fabrics. UsingFLUFFAIR Flre Hazard Do not dry plastic or rubber items with heat. Use FLUFF AIR setting, or line dy Failure to do so could result In flre or damaged ttems. The dryer does not heat when the Temperature Selector is set on FLUFF AIR. This setting can be used to flufl or air dry bedding, plastic tablecbths, foam rubber pillows. stuffed toys, sneakers, etc. 1. Turn the Temperature Selector to FLUFF AIR. 2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the desired number of minutes you want in the PERMANENT PRESS cycle. 3. Push the Start Button. NOTE Repeat steps above if more time is needed to dry items. 7 UsingTUMBLEPRESS The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes wrinkles from clothing that has been packed in a suitcase or cbset. and from items not removed from the dryer at the end of a cycle. 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on TUMBLE PRESS. 2. Set the Temperature Selector on PERM’T PRESS HEAW HIGH. 3. Push the Start Button. The bad will tumble in heated air for 10 minutes. Then the dryer will tumble the clothes for 10 more minutes without heat. For best results, put only a few items at a time in this cycle. As soon as the dryer stops, put the items on hangers or fob them. UsingDAMPDRY Use this setting to dry damp items that do not require an entire drying cycle, or to dry kerns to damp level. (Two examples are heavy cottons, such as jeans, whii you do not want to become stiff, or cotton clothes which are easier to press when damp.) 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on DAMP DRY. 2 Push the Start Button. The dryer tumbles the bad with heat for 20 minutes, then without heat for 10 minutes. ‘5 =P / \ 3\ Lint signal Clean the lint screen before each load. A signal will sound if you neglect to dean your lint screen. The signal (a whistle tone) lets you know the air flow is restriied. Restricted air flow reduces drying effiiiency. Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as shown on page 9. CaringForYourDryer Do not run the dryer wlth the lint ecreen loose, cause overheatlng and damage to both the Cleaningthe lint screen The lint screen is located under a lid on top of the dryer. Clean R before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. 1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen straight out 2. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash the screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. 3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and close the lii. Lint screenmaintenance Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can cause a residue build-up on the lint screen. A clogged lint screen can extend drying times. Clean the lint screen every six months or more frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue build-up. Use the folbwing method: 1. Wet both sides of lint screen wfth hot water. 2. Wet a nybn brush with hot water and liquid detergent. 3. Scrub lint screen with the brush until all residue build-up is reITlOVed. 4. Rinse with hot water. 5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel and replace in dryer. 9 Carlng For Your Dryer Continued Cleaningthe dryer Ebctrlcal Shock and Personal injury Hazard l Turn off the electrkal power before cleaning the Interior. l Wke sure the dryer b cool. Failure to do so could result ln elect&al shock or lnlury. Flre Hazard l Use non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do 80 could result ln an explosion. Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or brigMly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior. If you want to remove stain from dMv;;zrn use one of the followlng . Powdered laundry detergent 1. Make a paste with detergent and very warm water. 2. Apply paste to a soft cloth and scrub area until all excess dye is removed. 3. wipe thoroughly with a damp cbth. 4. Tumble a bad of rags to dry. Llquld non-flammable household cleaner 1. Apply to stained area 2. Rub with a doth until all excess dye is removed. 3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth. 4. Tumble a bad of rags to dry. To clean dryer exterior: wipe with a soft, damp cloth. 10 Lint removal Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel for fire. tt is recommended the lint be removed every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person. lf you have any questions, please call our Consumer Assffancs Center at 1-800-253-1301. Thermoet+o Heat elenleull ElectrIcal Shock and Personal Injury Hazard l Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the electrlcal power before removlng dryer panels. l Make sure the dryer Is cool. l Dryer parts can have sharp edges. Use care when handllng. Failure to do so could result In ektrksl shock or personal Injury. 1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn Electrk dryer with back panel removed I Gas dryer with lower front access panel removed off the electrical power. 2. Remove back panel (electric) or lower front access panel (gas). See Installation Instructions. 3. Remove lint from shaded area with a soft brush or vacuum deaner. Avoid damaging wires, thermostats (electric), funnel (gas) or igniter (gas). 4. Replace panel; reconnect and relevel dryer, i-fnecessary. If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance Wesuggestyoufollow thesesteps: 1. Before calling for assistance ... Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yoursetf without tools of any kind. If your dryer does not run: l ls the power supply plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? l ts the door dosed tightly? l Did you push the Start Button? l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? lf your dryer does not heat: l The FLUFF AIR setting is without heat. l The last minutes of heat settings are without heat. l If you have a gas dryer, is the gas turned on? If not, turn the Cycle Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and start. l The circuit supplying an electric dryer uses 2 breakers or 2 fuses. If one breaker is tripped or one fuse is blown, the dryer may run, but not heat. If drying time seems too long: ls the lint screen clean? See page 9 for cleaning instructions. l Is the exhaust dud or outside exhaust hood dogged? Clean if needed. l See the Dryer Guide. l 12 2. If you need asslstance’.~ Call Whirlpool Consumer Asslstance Center telephone number. Dial free from anywhere In the U.S.: 14w-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instrud you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area lf you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-53 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need sarvlceP... Whirlpool has a nationwide network lm of authorized ~~= Whirlpool” service 9 companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or bdc in your telephone directory Yelbw Pages under: 4. If you need FSP replacement parts*... FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of qualii 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 exading specifications used to buiM every new Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satlsfled wlth how the problem was solved’,. l Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. l Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. *When requesting assistance, please provide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This information is needed in order to belter respond to your request. Notes 14 Notes 15 WHIRLPOOL” AutomaticDryerWarranty DROO 1 LENGM OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FSP replacement parts and repair labor to FULL ONE-YEAR correct defects in materials or workmanship. WARRANl-Y Service must be provided by an authorized From Date of Purchase WhirlpoolSU service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Coned 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. B. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup 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. L Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifiiions made to the appliance. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATtON 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 exdusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other tights which vary from state to state. Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details. please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the ‘Service and Assistance’ s&ion of this book. After checking ‘Service and Assistance,’ additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 14K#O-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S. @ Registered Trademark / SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Part No. 3395413 01992 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.