Whirlpool LG5721XS Specifications

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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.
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Whirlpool” service
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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
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Notes
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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.