Whirlpool LG4931XT Operating instructions

AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Compact
Electric Models
LE4900XT (portable)
LE4930XT
Gas Model
LG4931XT
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DOOR
AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
ACCESS DOOR [gas model
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.
OnlY)
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 plate located as shown]
2. Purchase date from sales slip
Model
Number
Serial Number
Copy this information
in these spaces
Keep this book in the Laundry lnformatron
Purchase Date
Center with your “Dryer Guide” and sales
slip.
Serwce Company
Phone Number
Thank you for purchasing
a Whirlpool
product.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration
Card furnished with this product.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Starting Your Dryer
Selecting a Cycle
Drying Times
Mixed Loads
Suggested
Load Srzes
End-of-Cycle
Slgnal
LINT SCREEN
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2
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LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER..
Cieanlng
Dryer lntertor
Vacation Care
Voltage Requirements
Optlonal lnstallatlon
Accessorres
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL DRYER’
WARRANTY
Corporation
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Additional
Safety
Instructions
NEVER operate
the dryer
If
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it is not working
right [I e noisy, too
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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
missing
and Your Responsibilities
ALWAYS shut off the gas valve
lng
hot)
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical
switches.
3. F..tzeguish
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.
or
before
leav-
on vacation
ALWAYS unplug
the power
supply
cord or
turn off electrlcal
power
before
attempting
to service
the dryer
Shut ofI GAS VALVE II
yours IS a gas dryer
You are personally
responsible
sure that Your dryer...
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IS
properly
for making
maintained
properly
installed
and leveled
ventilated
room*
on a floor that
port the weight
IS
IS located
in an area where
ture IS above
45 F (7 2 C]
IS connected
to the
electrical
supply
*
proper
IS properly
connected
haust systems
’
IS not
curtains
installed
*
the temperaoutlet
to fuel
against
by children
it properly
‘See “Installation
plete information.
or anyone
Instructions”
and
and
ex-
drapes
IS used
only for jobs normally
of home
clothes
dryers
IS not used
to operate
in a well
can sup-
or
expected
unable
for com-
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Operating instructions
Starting Your Dryer
Before starting your dryer, be sure laundry
IS sorted and loaded
properly
(see your”Dryer
Guide”)
Be sure the door is tightly closed.
1 . Select
Set
a CYCLE
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and time setting you
want
3 . Push
the START Button
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
2 . TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
The dryer WIII start tumbling
you push the START Button
To stop and restart
the dryer
The setting can be changed
at any
time by turning the Control Knob to a
new setting
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 Control Knob to an OFF area.
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when
Selecting a Cycle
Dryer cycles are designed
forthe
fabrics. This dryer has 3 cycles:
proper
REGULAR HEAVY-The
heat IS off
during the last 5 minutes of tumbling The load IS cooled down for
more comfortable
handling
drying
kinds of
AIR - No heat. This cycle IS useful
when drying heat-sensitrve
Items or
when fluffing pillows and bedding
or dustrng sheers and curtains
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COTTONS
HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts
MEDIUM AND LIGHTWEIGHT - Shirts,dresses,
sheets,diapers,
towels, work clothes
PERMANENT PRESS
HEAVY - Work clothes, jackets,
MEDIUMWEIGHT Shirts,uniforms,dresses,slacks,etc
of different
rarncoats,etc.
REGULAR HEAVY
REGULAR HEAVY
PERMANENT PRESS
PERMANENT PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - COTTONS, RAYONS, BLENDS T-Shirts,slacks,polo
shirts,etc.
LIGHTWEIGHT - SYNTHETIC FIBERS (polyester,
acrylic,
etc.) AND BLENDS Linqerie, blouses,dresses,etc.
PERMANENT PRESS
DELICATELY CONSTRUCTED FABRICS Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels]
PERMANENT PRESS
PERMANENT PRESS
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT SENSITIVE MATERIALS
Foam pillows, bras, etc.
Plasticshowercurtainstablecloths
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Rubber backed
rugs
Olefin,polypropylene,s’heern’ylon
1. : : : : : :
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Drying times
Drying times will vary depending
on.
amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
. size of the load.
l room temperature
around the dryer.
l voltage
used. See page 9 of this
book for Lroltage information
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Cl c1.t:
AIR
AIR
AIR
1 : : AIR
1..
See your “Dryer Guide”
for more information
Mixed
loads
To help reduce wrinkling,
take
the load from the dryer as soon
as tumbling
stops. This is very
important
for permanent
press,
knits and other synthetic
fabrics.
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest fabrlcs When the dryer stops, remove
dry Items and reset the control
,
Suggested load sizes
Use these load size recommendations
for your compact
dryer.
Do not use the load sizes for larger capacity
dryers that are listed
in the “Dryer Guide:’
MIXED LOAD
HEAVY WORK CLOTHES
TOWELS
1 pair slacks
2 pillowcases
2 shirts
2 T-shirts
3 work shirts
2 pair pants
9 bath
-or6 bath
3 hand
6 wash
PERMANENT PRESS
KNITS
DELICATES
6 shirts
-or2 double sheets
2 pillowcases
-or2 single sheets
2 pillowcases
2 slacks
2 shirts
-or3 dresses
1 camisole
2 slips
2 panties
2 bras
1 nightie
1 half slip
towels
towels
towels
cloths
End-of-cycle signal
The dryer sounds a signal to let you know
when the cycle IS finished The signal cannot be
turned off and is not adjustable
The signal IS helpful when you aredrying
permanent
press,synthetics
and other items
that should be taken out as soon as the dryer
stops
Lint screen
The lint screen
is inside the dryer
drum, on the
back wall. Clean
it before each
load. A screen
blocked
by lint
can increase
drying time.
Pull straight
out.
1. Use the finger holes to pull the lint
screen straight out
2. Lightly
squeeze
the body,
as
shown, while pulling the cover off
3. Roll lint off the
screen with
your fingers
DO NOT rinse
or wash the
screen. Wet
lint is hard to
remove.
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Squeeze body;
pull cover off.
4. Replace
the cover on the body of
the lint screen
5. Push the lint screen straight
back
in until it clrcks into place
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and cre tate a FIRE HAZARD. This lint
should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
ELECTRIC
Cleaning
DRYERS
should
be done
GAS DRYERS
only
by a qualified
person.
1. Remove back panel (electric)
or lower access panel [gas)
2. Avoid damaging
wares,
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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Remove loose and sharp objects
from Dockets and cuffs before drvrna pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Wipe off all spills with a damp soff
cloth Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the ftnrsh
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
Some pretreatment
products
can
damaae
dials. consoles and finish
Do not;se these products on or
near your dryer
Cleaning dryer interior
Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such as denrm blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor
the dryer interror If the interior
IS drscolored
clean wrth one of the
following methods to avoid staining
later load Hems
Powdered
laundry detergent
and
very warm water
Make a paste with detergent
and
very warm water. Apply paste to
a soft 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 of rags.
kxation
care
Unplug power cord or
turn off electrical
power
For gas dryers,
gas valve
close
Clean
lint screen
Voltage Requirements
Dryer Model LE4930XT operates on
household current of 240 or 208 volts.
Dryer times will be longer if 208 volt
current is used.
Dryer Models LE4900XT and
operates on household current of 120 volts.
Drying times will be longer than for
dryers that operate on 240 volts.
LG4931XT
4
1
Power supply for
Dryer Model LE493OXT
Optional
Installation
Power supply for
Dryer Models LE4900XT
LE493lXT
Accessories
An EXHAUST DEFLECTOR KIT [Part No.
346001) moves dryer exhaust to the
side or up or down.
The dryer can be mounted above
the compact
washer with one of the
following kits:
ELECTRIC DRYERS only
DRYER STAND KIT (Part No. 695570),
permanent
installation secured to
the wall.
STACK RACK (Part No. 346721), freestanding installation.
STACK KITS (Part No. 3390196almond, 3390175-white) mount dryer
permanently
onto the washer.
DRYER WALL MOUNT KIT (Part No.
345994), steel bracket secures to wall
and supports the dryer. Wall must be
solidly constructed
to support the
dryer. Do not use in mobile homes.
GAS DRYERS
DRYER STAND KIT (Part No. 695570),
permanent
installation secured to
the wall.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
l. Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
from little things
yourself without
IF YOUR DRYER
problems
often result
you can find and fix
tools of any kind
DOES NOT RUN:
Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the
Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas.
Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and
start.
An electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
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IF DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
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Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Do you push the START Button?
Pull straight
out.
Squeeze body;
pull cover off.
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Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
l The AIR setting
is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are
without heat.
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Is the lint screen clean? See page 7
of this book for cleaning
instructions.
See page 5 of this book and your
“Dryer Guide”
2.
If you need
as&stanceJ;...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINEa service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from 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
satisfac?ory
operation
from your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in Your
area.
3.
If you need service+:.. .
WhIrlpool
has
natronwrde
r~,i’~lpdOl
1 Network
of fran
chased TECH-CARE@
Service
Companies TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained
to
fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty
service,
anywhere rn the United States To locate
TECH-CARE sewice rn your area, call
our COOL-LINE service
assrstance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look
in your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under,
/f
4. If you have a
prbblem?..
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
Corporatron
for quality
parts Look for this symbol of quality
whenever
you need a replacement
part for your Whirlpool applrance.
FSP
replacement
parts will frt right and
work right, because they are made to
the same exacting
specrfrcations
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
descriptton
of the problem
This rnformatron is needed
in order to better
respond
to your
request
for
assrstance
WHIRLPOOL”
DRYER
WARRANTY
DROOl
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From
Date
FSP@j replacement
parts and reparr
labor
correct
defects
In malerlals
or workmanshlp
ServI’ce
must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE’&
service
company
of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
to
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service
1
2
3
4
calls to
Correct
the lnstallatlon
of the dryer
Instruct
you how to use the dryer
Replace
house fuses or correct
house
Replace
light bulbs
B. Repalrs
household
when dryer
use
C. Pick up and
the home
D. Damage
of God
IS used
dellvery
In other
This product
to dryer caused
or use of products
than
wlrlng
normal
IS deslgned
by accident
not approved
or plumbing
alngle-family
to be repalred
misuse
fire flood
by Whirlpool
In
acts
WHIRLPOOL
CORPORATION
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES
Some states do not allow
the excluston
or llmilatlon
of
incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation
or exclusion
may
not apply
to you This warranty
gives you speclflc
legal
rights. and you may
also have other rights which
vary from state to state
Outstde
contact
the United
States
CI dlfferenl
your franchised
Whirlpool
warranty
distributor
may apply
For details
or military
exchange
please
Whirlpool
Part No. 3390213
c 1988 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.