Whirlpool LE6685XP Operating instructions

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LAUNDRY INFORMATION CENTER
LOADING DOOR
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.
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 the plate located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information
Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip
and warranty
Please complete
and mail the Owner
Registration
Card furnished
with this
product.
Contents
PARTS AND FEATURES.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST.
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The Automatic
Cycles
Timed Drying
DRYING TIPS.
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FLUFFAIR Setting .
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TUMBLE PRESS@Setting
.
Drying Times
...
Mixed Loads
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End-of-Cycle
Signal
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01986 Whirlpool
Model
Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Service Company
Telephone
Number
Page
LINTSCREEN..
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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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Changing
the Drum Light
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE..
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...
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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
is located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7.2”CJ.
Read this “Use and Care Guide” and l is connected
to the right kind of outlet,
your “Dryer Guide” carefully for imporelectric supply and grounding?
tant use and safety information.
l is properly
connected
to fuel and exYou are personally responsible for
haust systems:
making sure that your dryer...
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected of home clothes dryers
l is installed
by a qualified
installer.
l is not run where
there may be exl is properly
maintained.
plosives
fumes.
l is installed
in an area protected
from
l is not used by children
or anyone unthe weather.
able to operate it properly
l is properly
installed and leveled in a
Instructions”
for
well ventilated
room* on a floor that ‘See the “Installation
complete
information.
can support the weight.
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SUGGESTED
CYCLE
TYPE OF LOAD
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRAHEAW - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts . . . . . . . . . . .
HEAVYWEIGHTFABRtCS- Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes . .
MEDIUMWEIGHTCOTTONS Sheets, pillowcases, cotton
underwear, diapers . .
.
LIGHTWEIGHTCOTTONS - Batistes,
organdies, lingerie . . . . . . .
HEAW
HIGH
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
PERM7 PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHTFABRICS- Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
... ...
.
MEDIUMWEIGHTFABRICS-Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks. . . . . . . . . . . . .
LIGHTWEIGHTFABRlCS- Lingerie,
blouses, dresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PERM’TPRESS
MED
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
KNITS GENTLE
PRESS
LOW
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 . . .
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SHEERNYLON
OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE.
PERMITDDESS
AUTOMATIC
ME,n
PERMANENT
KNITS GiEN‘-’I LtPRESS
LOW
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PRESS
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KNITS GENTLE
LOW
TIMED
DRYING
20-30 MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
2.
Set TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
Turn the Temperature
Push the
3. START Button
To stop and restart
the dryer
The dryer will start tumbling
. push the START button.
when you
If the START button is pushed when
the control knob is pointing to an OFF
area, the End-of-Cycle
Signal will
sound. Dryer will not start.
The Cycle
Control
Knob sl lould
Selector
to the
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.
p,011nt 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 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.
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.
weight cotton items. The load tumbles
wlthout heat during the last 5 minutes. This helps make the load easier
to handle.
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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.
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Timed drying
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.
l Turn the Control
Knob to the number
of minutes you want- from 10 to 60.
l 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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If items are drier than you like, use
a setting to the right of the * the next
time you dry a similar load.
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
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,plastictablecloths,foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers,
etc.
1. Turn Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Turn Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in the TIMED
DRYING CYCLE.
3. Push START Button.
TUMBLE
PRESS” Setting
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing such as
items that may have been packed
in a suttcase, 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
thedryer continues to tumble the load
for 5 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESSonly a
few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer
stops.
Drying times
Mixed loads
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room temperature
around the dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your “Dryer Guide” for
more information.
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.
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To reduce wrinkllng, take the load
from dryer as saan as tumbling stops.
This is Important far permanent press,
knits and synthetic fabrics.
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 drying permanent press, synthetics and other items that
should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops,
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Lint screen
Clean
the lint screen
before
each load. A screen blocked
be a FIRE HAZARD.
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen with
your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen.
Push the screen firmly back into place.
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 otten, depending
on dryer usage.
ELECTRIC DRYERS
GAS DRYERS
Cleaning should be done only by a qualified
WARNING:
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical
power.
Avoid injury or damage
- do not
put hands inside cabinet.
Make sure dryer is cool.
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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
zippers.
Wipe off ail spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
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
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or near
your dryer.
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Cleaning dryer inter&
WARNING: Before
cleaning
interior, unplug
a
power supply cord or,
turn off electrical
power to
avoid electrical
shock 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 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 or rags.
Vacation care
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Unplug power cord or turn off
electrical
power.
For gas dryers, close gas valve.
Clean lint screen.
Changing the drum light
1. Open
2. Remove the light bulb by turning
it counterclockwise.
3. Replace
the bulb only with a
40-watt appliance
bulb from most
hardware, grocery or variety stores.
4. Replace the liaht bulb cover
anb lock it in $ace by turning
counterclockwise.
the dryer door and remove
light bulb cover by turning it
clockwise.
CAUTION: The bulb cover must be securely in place during dryer opemtion to prevent overheating
and possible
damage
to fabrics. Operating
the dryer with the bulb cover removed can cause the dryer to fail or
create a FIRE HAZARD.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before
calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If your dryer
if your dryer does not heat:
The AIR setting is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are
without heat.
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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.
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electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse iS
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
if drying time seems long:
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Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the propervoltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Do you push the START Button?
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Have you checked
main fuses or circuit
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your home’s
breaker box?
Is the lint screen Clean?
See page 7 of this book and page
of your “Dryer Guide:’
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2.
If you need
assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINER service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental U.S. . . . . (800) 253-1301
Mtchigan . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii . . . (BOO) 253-l 121
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.
3.
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
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 order to better respond to your request for assistance.
If you need setice%.
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CAREa Serv-
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ice technicians
are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide afterwarranty
service,
anywhere
in the
United States. To locate TECH-CARE
service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number [see Step 2) or look in your
telephone
directory
Yellow Pages
under:
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trademark
of Whirlpool
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lor
quality parts. look tor this
FSP
symbol ot quality whenever
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