Whirlpool LE7665XP Operating instructions

AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE7665XP
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Gas Model
_ LG7666XP
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
out
the
Wipe
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
you need
service
or call with a
question, have this information
ready
1. Comdete
Model
and Serial Numbers
(from-the
plate
located
as shown)
date from sales slip
2. Purchase
here
When
Complete
Model
Complete
Senal
Number
Number
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Purchase
Date
Keep this book, your warranty,
sales slip
and “Dryer
Guide”
in the Laundry
Information
Center
on the back
of the dryer
Service Company
and
Telephone
Number
console.
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
Proof-of-purchase
is all
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
Page
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PARTS
AND
FEATURES.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST.
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Automatic Cycles .
Timed Drying
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DRYING TIPS. .
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FLUFFAIR Setting . . . .
TUMBLE PRESS@Setting . . .
Gentle Heat
Drying Times
Mixed Loads . . . .
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End-of-Cycle
Signal
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Lint Signal
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LINT SCREEN.
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LINT REMOVAL.
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CARING FOR YOUR DRYER..
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Cleaning
Dryer Interior
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Vacation Care
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE,
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I, Before Calling for
Assistance
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2. If You Need Assistance
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3. If You Need Service . . . .
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4. If You Have a Problem
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Corporation
Your
Responsibilities
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer..
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is installed
by a qualified
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area
from the weather.
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installer.
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protected
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is located
in an area wnere
111e WITIperature
is above 45°F (7.2%).
is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric
supply and grounding.*
is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems.*
is used only for jobs normally
expected of home clothes dryers.
is not run where there may be explosive fumes.
is not used bv children
or anyone
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IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
3. EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN
FLAME.
4. IMMEDIATELY CALL
YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY 9
DO NOT STORE OR USE
GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE.
Selecting a cycle
and 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.
SUGGESTED SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
CYCLE
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY-Bedspreads,
mattress pad&quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Towels,
jeans,corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
HEAVY
HIGH
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KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes.
jacket&raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes,sheets.
slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses,dresses
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KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends,T-shirts,slacks,shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.] and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
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AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PERMIT PRESS
MED
PRESS
MED
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze,lace,etc.
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RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys _.
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PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
PERMJEzESS
MED LOW
PRESS
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PERFR;JsENT
Ex
LOW
TIMED
DRYING
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20-30
MINS.
20-30
40-50
MINS.
MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
Select a
1. CYCLE
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information
on
the cycles.
Push the
3. START Button
The dryer will start tumbling
you push the START Button.
The Cycle
Control
The Temperature
Selector can
be set at any desired drying temperature or anywhere
between
two temperatures.
To stop and restart
the dryer
when
Knob should
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.
point
to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
Operating
instructions
The automatic
cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob moves and stops
several times until the load reaches
the dryness setting you selected. Then
the knob automatically
moves to
OFF and tumbling stops.
weight cotton items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5
minutes. This helps make the load
easier to handle.
Use
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS to dry
permanent
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in.
Tlmeddqing
Use the TIMED DRYING Cycle for
any load you want to dry by time. For
example:
small loads, large bulky
items. items to be fluffed or dusted
with the FLUFFAIR heat setting.
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Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 60.
. The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
without heat - a cool-down
time. This
helps make the load easier to
handle.
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For the first few loads, set the Control
Knob to point to an* in either automatic cycle. When the dryer stops.
feel the dried items.
If items are drier than you like, use
a setting to the right of the* the next
time you dry a similar load.
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If items are not as dry as you like,
use a setting to the left of the *the
next time you dry a similar load.
Drying
tips
TUMBLE
The dryer does not heat when the
Control Knob is set on FLUFFAIR. This
setting can be used to fluff bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in FLUFFAIR.
2. Push the START Button.
PRESS” Setting
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing
such as
items that may have been packed
in a surtcase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
1. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
2. Set Temperature
Selector to PERM’T
PRESS/ MED.
3. Push 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 5 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Gentle Heat
The dryer automatically
reduces the
heat setting in HEAVY HIGH and PERMIT
PRESS MED cycles. The last 7 minutes
of each of these cycles gradually
reduces the dryer temperature
to a
lower heat setting. This helps prevent
over drying.
Drying
times
Mixed loads
Drying times will vary depending
on.
amount of moisture In the clothes.
0 type and weight of the fabric.
0 size of the load.
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around the
dryer.
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of the wash rinse
water.
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of lint in the lint screen.
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temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your “Dryer Guide”
for more information.
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End-of-cycle
signal
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.
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 are drying
permanent
press, synthetics
and other items
that should be taken out as soon as the dryer
stops.
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.
Lint screen
Clean
increase
Open
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
the Ird and pull the lint screen
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the icreen
Lint removal
Lint can gather rnsrde the dryer and create a fire hazard.This
lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending
on
dryer usage.
Heat Element
GAS DRYERS
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
WARNING:
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electrical shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical power.
Avoid Injury or damage -do not
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put hands
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be done only by a qualified
inside
cabinet.
Make sure dryer is cool.
person.
1. Remove
back panel (electric)
or lower access panel (gas).
2. Avoid damaging
wires,
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 pockets and cuffs before drying
pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
Some pretreatment
products can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or
near your dryer.
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zippers.
Cleaning dryer interior
Wlpe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain
dull or damage
the finish.
may
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Never leave wet or damp
laundry
in your dryer.
Before
unplug
or turn
power
shock
cleaning interior,
power supply cord
ofl electrical
to avoid electrical
hazard.
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
very warm water
detergent
and
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. -OR-
Sharp or heavy objects should
liquid
spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with a
cloth until all excess dye is removed. Tumble a load of rags.
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check packets for bolts, nuts, etc.
Vacation care
Unplug power cord or turn off electrical power.
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close gas valve.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
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Before calling for
assistance...
3.
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If your dryer does not run:
If the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
volt.
age?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you push the START Button?
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
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If your dryer does not heat:
The AIR setting is without heat.
The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
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 you need service<..
Whirlpool
has
nationwide
a
network
of franchised TECH-CARE@
Service
Companies. TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained
to
fulfill the product 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 Step 2) or look
in your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
If drying time seems long:
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Is the lint screen clean?
See page 8 of this book and page
of your “Dryer Guide!’
2.
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If you need
assistance*...
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number.
Dial free from:
Continental U.S. . (800) 2534301
Michigan . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii (800) 2534121
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.
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. Stephen E. Upton
Senior Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘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 orderto better respond to your request for assistance.
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