Whirlpool LE7000XM Operating instructions

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DRYER DRUM
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damp
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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 DRY Setting
DRYING TIPS
FLUFF AIR Setttng
Mixed Loads
TUMBLE PRESS Setting
Drying Times
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End-of-Cycle
Srgnal
Dryrng Rack
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER
Vacation
Care
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
1 Before Culling for
Assrstance
2 If You Need Assistance
3 If You Need Service
A If You Have a Problem
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
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Read this “Use and Care Gurde”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
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for
is installed
by a qualified
installer
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventilated
room’ on a floor
that can support the weight.
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is located
in an area where the temperature
is above 45 F (7.2 Cl.
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 by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
‘See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
complete
information.
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.
TYPE OF LOAD
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COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
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clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
-KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels]
Gauze. lace. etc.
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
Drying these and other heat-sensitive
materials
oan damage
them or be a
FIRE HAZARD.
SUGGESTED SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
CYCLE
HEAVY
HIGH
P,UTGMAT~C
REGULAR
PERMIT PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PI RM’T PRESS
PERMIT PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
A UTOMATIC
PI RM’T PRESS
PERMIT PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
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KNITS GENTLE
LOW
‘lERMIT PRESS
TIMED
DRYING
;‘O-30 MINS.
Z O-30 MINS.
J.O-50 MINS.
“5-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
Set TEMPERATI’RE
2. SEl,ECTOR
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want See page 6 for Information
on
the cvcles
Changing
to the
lb stop and restart
the dryer
Push the
3. ST.AHT Hutton
The dryer WIII start tumbling
you push the START Button
Turn the Temperature
Selector
.leeded
drying temperature.
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
when
a setting
The setting can be changed
at any
time by turning the Control Knob to a
new setting
The Cycle
Control
Knob should
point to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
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Operating
instructions
The automatic
cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer forthe 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.
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in.
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 FLUFF AIR heat setting.
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Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 60.
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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
FLUFF
tips
AIR
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,
etc.
1. Set Temperature
Selector on
FLUFF AIR.
2. Turn Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in the
PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
3. Push START button.
Mixed loads
TUMBLE
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing
such as
items that may have been packed
in a suitc:ase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
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1. Set Ternperature Selector on HEAVY
HIGH.
2. Set Control Knob on TUMBLE PRESS.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 5 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 10 more minutes.
For best result&TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Drying
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabric;, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest
fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove
dry items and reset the control.
PRESS” Setting
times
Drying times will vary depending
on.
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of moisture in the clothes.
9 type and weight of the fabric.
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temperature
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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selection.
See page 6 in your”Dryer
for more information.
Guide”
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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 are dryrng
permanent
press, synthetics and other items
that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops.
[‘sing the drying
rack
The drying rack lets you dry items that you may not want to tumble; for
example,
sneakers, stuffed toys, knitted wool, etc.
The rack does not move, but the drum turns. Make sure nothing hangs
over the edges of the rack.
1. Rear legs on the
rack fit Into Indents In
the back wall of the
dryer.
2. Fit rear legs into
indents. Push in against
the springs in the legs.
3. Lower the front
so legs rest on dryer
opening.
4. Put wet items on top of the rack.
5. Close the door; set time and
Leave space between them so air
temperature,
push the START Button.
can reach all surfaces.
Use a setting in the TIMED DRY Cycle. Drying time will depend
on how
much moisture the items hold.The following
chart suggests temperature
settings for different kinds of items that might best be rack dried.
To rack
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Use Temperature
dry.
Wool sweaters
!Block !o shape ano ‘(2,
:lat on the rack )
.Stuffed toys or pillows
:Cottori or polyester
‘Iber frlied )
KNITS GENTlLt
LOW
Stuffed toys or pillows’
[Foam rubber fllled)
FLUFF AIR
Sneakers
or canvas
shoes‘
HCAVv HIGH
FLUFF AIR
*WARNING: Drying with heat may damage
rubber and will be a FIRE HAZARD.
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Be sure to take the rack
setting...
out for normal
tumble
the foam
drying.
Lint screen
Clean
Increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the IInt off the screen
with your fingers
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen
Open the Ild and pull the lint screen
straight out
DO NOT run the dryer with
the lent screen loose.
damaged
or mtsslng
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Doing so can cause overheatrng. can damage
fabrrcs and
can be a FIRE HAZARD.
Push the screen
;lluce
firmly bock
tnto
Lint removal
Lint can gather Inside the dryer and create a fire hazard This lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on
dryer usage.
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
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be done
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical
power.
Avoid injury or damage
- do not
aut hands inside cabinet.
Make sure dryer is cool.
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only
by a qualified
person.
Remove back panel (electnc)
or
front 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 relevel dryer
1.
Caring for your dryer
Remove sharp objects from clothing
before drying - pins, buckles, etc
Close metal zippers.
Never leave
your dryer
Wipe oft all spills with a damp. soft
cloth Spills allowed
to remain moy
dull or damage
the flnlsh
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc
Non-colorfast
Items can stain the
drum Wipe carefully
after drying to
make sure there IS no dye to be
transferred
to Items In the next load
Some pretreatment
products
con
damage
dials, console and finish. Do
not use these products on or near
your dryer
kkcation
wet or damp
laundry
care
Disconnect
power
supply cord
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For gas dryers,
gas valve.
close
Clean
lint screen.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling
for assistance..
Performance
problems
often result from lrtle thongs you can find
and frx yourself wrthout tools of any
kind
DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
Is power supply cord plugged
In?
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Is door closed trghtly?
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Drd you push START Button?
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Are fuses blown or a circuit-breaker
trapped’
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
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The AIR settrng IS wrthout heat
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The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat
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Is gas turned on? If not turn Control
Knob to OFF Turn on gas Walt 5
minutes Reset controls and start
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An electric
dryer has two fuses If
not a circuit-breaker
If one IS
blown.the
dryer may run but not
heat
DRYING TtME SEEMS LONG:
9 Is the lint screen clean’
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See page 6 In your’ Dryer Guide
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2. If
yolk
need assistance
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Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of ourtrarned
Consultants The Consultant
can instruct
you In how to obtarn satrsfactory
operatron
from your appliance
or. If
servrce IS necessary,
recommend
a
quaIlfred
service company
In your
area
3. If you need service”...
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Ice technrcrans
Whirlpool
has
a natronwrde
network of franchised
.
the product
warranty
and provrde
after-warranty
servrce, anywhere
In
the United States To locate
TECHCARE servtce in your area, call our
COOL-LINE servrce assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under
4. If JOU hale
a problemA...
Call our COOL-LINE
service
asslstance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer. write to
Mr Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporatron
Admrnrstratrve
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
If you must call or write, please provide model number. serial number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
descrrptron
of the problem
This informatron IS needed
in order to better respond
to your request
for
assrstance
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trademark
of WhIrlpool
Corporotlon
for
quality
parts
look
for lhls
FSP
symbol
01 quality
whenever
you need
a replacement
part
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for your
Whirlpool
appliance
FSP replacement
parts
will fit right
and work
right
because
they
are
made
to the same
exacting
speclflcatlons
used to build
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new WhIrlpool
appliance
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