Use & Care Guide
Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien
ELECTRONIC DRYER
SÉCHEUSE ÉLECTRONIQUE
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W10385090A
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ELECTRONIC DRYER
SÉCHEUSE ÉLECTRONIQUE
DRYER SAFETY .......................................................................2
ACCESSORIES ........................................................................4
CHECK YOUR VENT SYSTEM FOR GOOD AIR FLOW ...........5
CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES .........................................6
CYCLE STATUS INDICATORS..................................................7
CYCLE GUIDE ..........................................................................8
USING YOUR DRYER ............................................................10
ADDITIONAL FEATURES .......................................................12
DRYER CARE .........................................................................12
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................15
WARRANTY ............................................................................18
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE ..................................... Back Cover
SÉCURITÉ DE LA SÉCHEUSE ...............................................19
ACCESSOIRES ......................................................................21
VÉRIFICATION D’UNE CIRCULATION D’AIR ADÉQUATE
POUR LE SYSTÈME D’ÉVACUATION ....................................22
TABLEAU DE COMMANDE ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES ..........23
TÉMOINS LUMINEUX DE PROGRAMME ..............................24
GUIDE DES PROGRAMMES..................................................25
UTILISATION DE LA SÉCHEUSE ...........................................28
CARACTÉRISTIQUES SUPPLÉMENTAIRES ..........................30
ENTRETIEN DE LA SÉCHEUSE .............................................31
DÉPANNAGE ..........................................................................34
GARANTIE ..............................................................................38
ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE........................... Couverture arrière
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRYER SAFETY
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TABLE DES MATIÈRES
3
ACCESSORIES
Customize your new washer and dryer with the following
genuine Maytag® accessories.For more information on options
and ordering, contact your dealer, call us at 1-800-901-2042, or
visit: www.maytag.com/accessories.
In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777, or visit: www.maytag.ca.
15" Pedestal
Color-matched pedestals raise
the washer and dryer to a more
comfortable working height.
The large drawer provides
convenient storage.
Stack Kit
If space is at a premium,
the stack kit allows the dryer
to be installed on top of
the washer.
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Worksurface
The worksurface bridges
the washer and dryer, and
provides a convenient working
and storage area.
CHECK YOUR VENT SYSTEM FOR GOOD AIR FLOW
Maintain good air flow by:
■ Cleaning your lint screen before each load.
■ Replace plastic or foil vent material
with 4" (102 mm) diameter heavy, rigid
vent material.
■ Use the shortest length of vent possible.
■ Use no more than four 90° elbows in a vent system;
each bend and curve reduces air flow.
Good
Better
Good air flow
Along with heat, dryers require good air flow to efficiently
dry laundry. Proper venting will reduce your drying times
and improve your energy savings. See “Installation
Instructions”.
The venting system attached to the dryer plays a big role in
good air flow.
Service calls caused by improper venting are not covered
by the warranty and will be paid by the customer, regardless
of who installed the dryer.
■ Remove lint and debris from the exhaust hood.
■ Remove lint from the entire length of the vent system
at least every 2 years. When cleaning is complete, be
sure to follow the “Installation Instructions” supplied
with your dryer for final product check.
■ Clear away items from the front the dryer.
Use Sensor Cycles for better fabric care and energy savings
Use the Sensor Cycles to provide the most energy savings and enhanced fabric care from the dryer. During Sensor Cycles,
drying air temperature and moisture level are sensed in the load. This sensing occurs throughout the drying cycle and the dryer
shuts off when the load reaches the selected dryness. Use the NORMAL DRY dryness level to provide optimal energy savings.
With Timed Cycles, the dryer runs the amount of time set and sometimes results in shrinkage, wrinkling, and static due to
over-drying. Use Timed Cycles for the occasional damp load that needs a little more drying time or when using the drying rack.
Tips for getting the best performance from your steam dryer (on some models)
!" Results may vary depending on fabric. 100% cotton
garments with wrinkle-free finish may yield better results
than those without. 100% cotton items may require
additional touching up after the Steam Cycle.
!" Use of dryer sheet is not recommended with Steam Cycles.
It may cause temporary staining on clothes.
!" It is not recommended to use Steam Cycles for items that
have been starched. Wash any starched or new garments
prior to using a Steam Cycle.
!" The Custom Refresh Cycle is best for smoothing out
wrinkles and reducing odors from loads consisting of
small numbers of dry items of wrinkle-free cotton, cottonpolyester blend, common knits, and synthetic garments.
!" The Auto Refresh Cycle is best for smoothing out wrinkles
from clothes that have been left in the dryer too long. For
best results, do not overload the dryer.
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CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES
Not all features and cycles are available on all models.
Steam models
1
2
3
4
5
6
Non-steam models
1
2
3
4
5
6
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POWER/CANCEL BUTTON
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CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
Press to turn the dryer on and off.
Press to stop/cancel a cycle at any time.
Use your dryer’s Cycle Control knob to select a cycle
for your laundry load. See “Cycle Guide” for detailed
descriptions of cycles.
3
START/PAUSE BUTTON
Press and hold to start a cycle, or press once while a cycle
is in process to pause it.
4
MORE TIME/LESS TIME for TIMED CYCLES
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LED DISPLAY AND SETTINGS BUTTONS
Use these buttons with Timed Cycles to increase or
decrease the length of a Timed Cycle.
When you select a cycle, its default settings will light up
and the Estimated Time Remaining will be displayed.
Use the buttons along the bottom of the display to adjust
settings. See “Cycle Guide” for available settings on each
cycle. Not all settings are available with all cycles.
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Cycle Status Lights
The indicator bar in the display will let you know
what stage the drying cycle is in process. For
more information on each stage, see “Cycle Status
Indicators”.
Temp Level
When using Timed Cycles or Custom Refresh, you may
select a dry temperature based on the type of load
you are drying. Use the warmest setting safe for the
garments in the load. Follow garment label instructions.
NOTE: Sensor Cycles use a preset temperature that is
not adjustable.
Dryness Level
You may adjust the Dryness Level on Sensor Cycles, if
desired. If items are not as dry as you would like after
an Sensor Cycle, select More Dry. If items are too dry,
select Less Dry.
NOTE: Dryness Level is for use with Sensor Cycles
only.
Wrinkle Prevent™ Option
If you will be unable to remove a load immediately,
press Wrinkle Prevent to add 90 minutes of periodic
tumbling to help reduce wrinkling.
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CYCLE SIGNAL
Use this button to turn the signal indicating the
end of a drying cycle on or off.
Control Lock
If the dryer is running:
Press and hold the Cycle Signal button for 3
seconds to lock the controls of the dryer and
avoid an accidental change in cycle options
or settings during a drying cycle. Press and
hold again for 3 seconds to unlock.
To enable the Control Lock feature if the dryer
is off, it is not necessary to press POWER
before activating the Control Lock feature.
CYCLE STATUS INDICATORS
Steam model shown
The Cycle Status Indicators show the progress of a cycle.
Sensing
The Sensing indicator will light during Sensor Cycles to
indicate that the moisture sensor on the dryer is operating.
This indicator will not light during Timed Cycles or options
such as Wrinkle Prevent™.
Done
This will indicate that the selected cycle has ended and the
load may be removed from the dryer. If the Wrinkle Prevent
option has been selected, the dryer may continue to tumble
the load, even if the Done indicator is lit.
Wet
The load is still wet and/or the cycle just started.
In the Custom Refresh or the Auto Refresh Steam Cycles
(on some models), the Wet indicator comes on after the
water has been sprayed into the drum, 4-5 minutes into the
cycle. The Wet light illuminates until the dryer goes into Cool
Down with 1 minute of time remaining.
Wrinkle Prevent™
This indicator will light if the Wrinkle Prevent option has been
selected and is running. The dryer will continue to tumble the
load for up to 90 minutes after the cycle has ended.
Damp
This indicator is used with Sensor cycles to show that the
load is partially dried and items that you may wish to hang
up or iron while still damp may removed.
Steam (on some models)
This indicator will light when the Steam function is active.
NOTE: Steam is not available on all models or on all cycles.
Controls Locked
This indicator will light when the controls are locked. Press
and hold the Cycle Signal button for 3 seconds to unlock.
Cool Down
The dryer has finished drying with heat, and is now tumbling
the load without heat to cool it down and reduce wrinkling.
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CYCLE GUIDE — SENSOR CYCLES
Settings and options shown in bold are default settings for that cycle.
Not all features and cycles are available on all models.
Not all settings and options are available on each cycle.
Use Sensor Cycles for better fabric care and energy savings
The dryer senses moisture in the load or air temperature and shuts off when the load reaches the selected dryness level.
Use the NORMAL dryness level to provide optimal energy savings.
Items to dry:
Cycle:
Drying
Temperature:
Dryness
Level:
Default
Time:
Available
Options:
Work clothes, casual
wear, mixed cottons,
sheets, corduroys
Normal
Medium
More
Normal
Less
35
Wrinkle Prevent™
Uses Medium heat to dry large
loads of mixed fabrics and items.
Normal is the preferred energy
cycle.
Work clothes, casual
wear, mixed cottons,
sheets, corduroys
Eco Normal
Medium
More
Normal
Less
35
Wrinkle Prevent™
Recommended for average-sized
loads of medium-weight items
where improved energy savings is
desired.
Heavyweight items
such as towels, jeans,
or heavy work clothes
Heavy
Duty
High
More
Normal
Less
40
Wrinkle Prevent™
Offers stepped drying starting
with High heat followed by Medium
heat for enhanced fabric care
and energy savings.
Shirts, blouses,
permanent press,
synthetics,
lightweight items
Wrinkle
Control
Low
More
Normal
Less
35
Wrinkle Prevent™
Uses a stepped drying temperature
from Medium to Low for improved
moisture removal and enhanced
fabric care.
Undergarments,
blouses, lingerie,
performance wear,
washable woolens
Delicate
Extra Low
More
Normal
Less
30
Wrinkle Prevent™
Uses Extra Low heat to gently
dry delicate items.
Damp Dry
Low
Normal
20
Wrinkle Prevent™
Use this cycle for items that you
do not wish to dry completely, such
as items to be ironed.
Clothes to come out
suitable for ironing
Load Size Recommendations
For best results, follow the wet load size recommendations noted
for each cycle.
Small load: Fill the dryer drum with 3-4 items,
not more than 1/4 full.
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Cycle Details:
Medium load: Fill the dryer drum up to about 1/2 full.
Large load: Fill the dryer drum up to about 3/4 full.
Do not overload. Items need to tumble freely.
CYCLE GUIDE — TIMED AND STEAM CYCLES
Settings and options shown in bold are default settings
for that cycle.
Not all features and cycles are available on all models.
Not all settings and options are available on each cycle.
Steam cycles (on some models) are designed for use
with dry loads to loosen wrinkles, reduce odors, and
refresh fabrics.
Steam model
Non-Steam model
Using Air Dry
Adjusting drying time on Timed Cycles
When you select a Timed Cycle, the
default time appears in the display.
Use the More Time/Less Time buttons
to increase or decrease the time in
1 minute increments. Press and
hold to change the time in 5 minute
increments.
The maximum dry time is 100 minutes.
Selecting the Drying Temperature
A High heat setting may be used for drying heavyweight
items such as towels and work clothes.
A Low to Medium heat setting may be used for drying
medium-weight items such as sheets, blouses, dresses,
underwear, permanent press fabrics, and some knits.
Use a no heat (Air Dry) setting for foam, rubber, plastic,
or heat-sensitive fabrics.
Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures
for various loads, refer to the care label directions.
Items to dry:
Cycle:
Use the Air Dry temperature setting with Timed Cycles for items
that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic, and
heat-sensitive fabrics. This chart shows examples of items that
can be dried using Air Dry.
Type of Load
Foam rubber – pillows, padded bras,
stuffed toys
Plastic – shower curtains, tablecloths
Rubber-backed rugs
Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon
Est. Time*
(Minutes)
20–30
20–30
40–50
10–20
*Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
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NOTE: Air Dry setting is only available with Timed Cycles.
Drying
Temperature:
Default
Time:
Available
Options:
Cycle Details:
Any load
NOTE: Select Air
Dry to dry foam,
rubber, plastic,
or heat-sensitive
fabrics.
Timed Dry
High
Medium
Low
Extra Low
Air Dry
40
Wrinkle Prevent™
Use to dry items to a damp level for items that do
not require an entire drying cycle. Select a drying
temperature based on the type of fabrics in your
load. If you are unsure of the temperature to select
for a load, select the lower setting rather than the
higher setting.
Small loads and
sportswear
Rapid Dry
(Non-Steam
models only)
High
Medium
Low
Extra Low
Air Dry
27
Wrinkle Prevent™
For small loads of 3-4 items.
Mixed Loads
Freshen Up
(Non-Steam
models only)
High
Medium
Low
Extra Low
Air Dry
20
Wrinkle Prevent™
Use to reduce wrinkles, including from loads left in
the dryer too long. Cycle run time may be manually
adjusted, and Temperature is selectable.
Shirts, blouses,
and slacks
Custom
Refresh
(Steam
models only)
Medium
15
Wrinkle Prevent™
Use to reduce odors and light wrinkles.
NOTE: Do not add dryer sheets.
Mixed Loads
Auto Refresh
(Steam
models only)
High
Medium
20
Wrinkle Prevent™
Use to reduce wrinkles, including from loads left in
the dryer too long. Cycle run time may be manually
adjusted, and Temperature is selectable.
NOTE: Do not add dryer sheets.
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USING YOUR DRYER
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before
operating this appliance.
1. Clean the lint screen
3. Press POWER/CANCEL
Press the POWER/CANCEL button to turn on the dryer.
Clean the lint screen before each load. Pull the lint screen
straight up. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse
or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. Push
the lint screen firmly back into place.
For additional cleaning information, see “Dryer Care”.
4. Select the desired cycle
2. Load the dryer
Steam model shown
Select the desired cycle for your load. See the “Cycle Guide”
for more information about each cycle. Not all cycles are on
all models.
Open the door by pulling on the handle. Place laundry in the
dryer. Add a dryer sheet to wet load, if desired. Close the door.
IMPORTANT: Do not overload the dryer. Items need to tumble
freely. Overloading can lead to poor drying performance and
may increase wrinkling and tangling.
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5. Adjust cycle settings, if desired
7. Remove garments promptly
after cycle is finished
Steam model shown
Steam model shown
You may adjust different settings, depending on whether
you have selected a Sensor Cycle, Timed Cycle, or Steam
Cycle (on some models). See the “Cycle Guide” for detailed
information.
NOTE: Not all options and settings are available with all cycles.
Not all cycles are on all models.
Sensor Cycles:
You can select a different dryness level, depending on your
load, by pressing the button for More, Normal, or Less.
Selecting More, Normal, or Less automatically adjusts the
dryness level at which the dryer will shut off. Once a dryness
level is set, it cannot be changed without stopping the cycle.
Sensor Cycles give the best drying in the shortest time.
Drying time varies based on fabric type, load size, and
dryness setting.
Timed Cycles:
When you select a Timed Cycle, the
default time appears in the display.
Use the More Time and Less Time
buttons to increase or decrease the time
in 1 minute increments. Press and hold to
change the time in 5 minute increments.
The default temperature may be changed
by pressing the Temp Level button until the desired dry
temperature is lit.
Steam Cycles (on some models):
Steam cycles add an extra boost of steam to help reduce
odors and loosen wrinkles.
Custom Refresh: Use to reduce odors and light wrinkles from
small loads of 3-4 items.
Auto Refresh: Use to reduce wrinkles, including from loads left
in the dryer too long.
Promptly remove garments after cycle
has completed to reduce wrinkling. If
you will be unable to remove the load
promptly, select the Wrinkle Prevent™ option before pressing
START/PAUSE to add up to 90 minutes of periodic tumbling
after the end of the drying cycle.
Changing the Sensor Cycle settings
to increase drying time
If all your loads on all Sensor Cycles are consistently
not as dry as you would like, you may change the default
settings to increase the default dryness level.
Your automatic drying settings can be adjusted to adapt to
different installations, environmental conditions or personal
preference. This change is retained and will affect all of your
Automatic cycles, not just the current cycle/load. There
are 3 drying settings, which are displayed using the time
display:
01 Factory preset dryness level.
02 Slightly drier clothes, 15% more drying time.
03 Much drier clothes, 30% more drying time.
To change the drying settings:
NOTE: The settings cannot be changed while the dryer is
running or paused. The dryer must be in standby mode (the
power button is off) to adjust the default settings.
1. Before starting a cycle, press and hold the TEMP LEVEL
button for 6 seconds.
2. Press the TEMP LEVEL button to select the dryness
level shown in the time display: 1, 2, or 3.
3. Press START/PAUSE to save the new dryness level
setting.
6. Press and hold START/PAUSE
to begin cycle
Press and hold the START/PAUSE button to begin the cycle.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES
USING THE DRYING RACK
To obtain a drying rack for your dryer, follow the instructions
included in your dryer drum. Remove and discard any
packing material before use.
Use the Drying Rack for items that you do not want to
tumble dry, such as sweaters and tennis shoes. When you
use the drying rack, the drum continues to turn, but the rack
remains stationary.
The drying rack is intended for use with the Timed Dry
cycles only. The drying rack cannot be used with
Sensor cycles.
DRYER CARE
CLEANING THE DRYER LOCATION
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would
block the air flow for proper dryer operation. This includes
clearing piles of laundry in front of the dryer.
To use the drying rack:
IMPORTANT: Do not remove the lint screen.
1. Open dryer door.
CLEANING THE DRYER INTERIOR
2. Align the two hooks on the front of the drying rack with
the holes in the dryer door opening and press down fully
into holes. Rest the rear support on the dryer back ledge.
3. Place wet items on top of the drying rack. Allow space
around items for air to circulate. The drying rack does
not move, but the drum will rotate; be sure to leave
adequate clearance between items and the inside of
the dryer drum. Make sure items do not hang over the
edges or between drying rack grille.
4. Close the door.
5. Select a Timed Dry/Air Dry, or Low Temperature cycle.
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using the Air Dry setting.
6. When the cycle is selected, the Estimated Time
Remaining display shows the default time. You can
change the actual time in the cycle by increasing or
decreasing the cycle time.
7. Start the dryer.
NOTE: Check the lint screen and remove any lint
accumulated from items dried on the drying rack
after the cycle is finished.
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To clean dryer drum
1. Use a mild hand dish detergent mixed at a low
concentration with very warm water, and rub with
a soft cloth.
2. Rinse well with a wet sponge or towel.
3. Tumble a load of clean clothes or towels to dry drum
OR
Use a microfiber cloth and hot water in a spray bottle
to clean the drum and a second microfiber towel to dry.
NOTE: Garments that contain unstable dyes, such as
denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may
discolor the rear of the dryer interior. These stains are
not harmful to your dryer and will not stain future loads
of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside out to avoid
transfer of dye.
REMOVING ACCUMULATED LINT
From Inside the Dryer Cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often,
depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by
a qualified appliance servicer.
From the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often,
depending on dryer usage.
CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer.
Be sure to clean the lint screen before each load. A screen
blocked by lint can increase drying time.
NON-USE, STORAGE, AND MOVING CARE
Install and store your dryer where it will not freeze. Because
some water may stay in the hose, freezing can damage
your dryer. If storing or moving your dryer during freezing
weather, winterize it.
To clean:
Non-Use or Storage Care
1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen
with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove
lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.
Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will
be on vacation or not using your dryer for an extended
period of time, you should:
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”
3. Turn off the water supply to the dryer. This helps to
avoid unintended flooding (due to a water pressure
surge) while you are away.
Moving Care
2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
IMPORTANT:
!" Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose,
damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause
overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
!" If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal,
check the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See
“Venting Requirements.”
As needed cleaning
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build
up on the lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying
times for your clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before
your load is completely dry. The screen is probably clogged
if lint falls off while the screen is in the dryer.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months,
or more frequently, if it becomes clogged due to a residue
buildup.
To wash:
1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent.
Scrub lint screen with the brush to remove residue
buildup.
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel.
Reinstall screen in dryer.
For power supply cord-connected dryers:
1. Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Gas models only: Close shut-off valve in gas supply line.
3. Gas models only: Disconnect gas supply line pipe and
remove fittings attached to dryer pipe.
4. Gas models only: Cap the open fuel supply line.
5. Steam models only: Shut off water faucet.
6. Disconnect the water inlet hose from faucet, then drain
the hose. Transport hose separately.
7. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
8. Use tape to secure dryer door.
For direct-wired dryers:
1. Disconnect power.
2. Disconnect wiring.
3. Steam models only: Shut off water faucet.
4. Steam models only: Disconnect the water inlet hose from
faucet, then drain the hose. Transport hose separately.
5. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
6. Use tape to secure dryer door.
Reinstalling the Dryer
Follow the “Installation Instructions” to locate, level, and
connect the dryer.
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR STEAM MODELS
Water Inlet Hose
Replace inlet hose and hose screen after 5 years of use
to reduce the risk of hose failure. Periodically inspect and
replace inlet hose if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks
are found.
When replacing your inlet hose, record the date
of replacement.
To Winterize the Dryer
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Shut off water faucet.
3. Disconnect water inlet hose from faucet and drain.
To Use the Dryer Again
1. Flush water pipes. Reconnect water inlet hose to faucet.
Turn on water faucet.
2. Plug in dryer or reconnect power as described in the
“Installation Instructions.”
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CHANGING THE DRUM LIGHT
The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum
when you open the door.
To change the drum light:
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light
bulb cover on the back wall of the dryer.
Remove the screw located in the lower
right corner of the cover. Remove the
cover.
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace
the bulb with a 10-watt appliance bulb only.
Replace the cover and secure with the screw.
4. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/help
for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call.
If you experience
Solution
Possible Causes
Dryer Operation
Door not closed completely.
Make sure the dryer door is closed completely.
START/PAUSE button not pressed
firmly or held long enough.
Press and hold the START/PAUSE button 2–5 seconds.
Household fuse is blown or circuit
breaker has tripped.
There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the
dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both
circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuses or reset the
circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.
Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply.
Check with a qualified electrician.
Wrong type of household fuse.
Use a time-delay fuse.
Household fuse is blown or circuit
breaker has tripped.
The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric
dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the
fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call
an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.
Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply.
Check with a qualified electrician.
Supply line valve not open.
For gas dryers, make sure that the valve on the gas supply line
is open.
Humming or whining
noise with Steam cycle
selected
Water valve on dryer is running.
The water valve on the dryer is used during the Steam function. If
the dryer has just been installed or unused for an extended period,
the valve may be louder and run longer. This is normal.
Thumping noise
Dryer hasn’t been used in a while.
This is normal. The thumping sound should diminish after a few
minutes of use.
Rattling or vibrating
noise
A small object caught between the
edges of dryer drum.
Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean
out pockets before laundering.
Dryer isn’t properly leveled.
The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the
“Installation Instructions.” All four dryer feet should be in firm
contact with the floor.
Clothing is balled up in dryer.
When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to
vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Gas valve operating.
On gas dryers, you may hear the gas valve clicking as it opens and
closes. This is normal.
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Clean lint screen before each load.
The exhaust vent or outside
exhaust hood is clogged with lint,
restricting air movement.
Run the dryer for 5–10 minutes. Hold your hand under
the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you
do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint
or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
See “Installation Instructions”.
The exhaust vent is not the correct
length.
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has
too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times.
See “Installation Instructions”.
The dryer is not level.
Clothes not contacting the moisture sensors during Sensor
cycles. See “Level the Dryer” in the Installation Instructions.
The exhaust vent diameter is not
the correct size.
Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
The Air Dry temperature setting
has been selected.
Select the right temperature for the types of garments
being dried. See “Cycle Guide”.
Dryer will not run
Dryer will not heat
Unusual Noise
Clicking noise
Dryer Results
Clothes are not drying
satisfactorily or drying
times are too long
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TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/help
for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call.
If you experience
Possible Causes
Solution
Dryer Results (cont.)
The load is too large and heavy
to dry quickly.
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer sheets are blocking the grille.
The air outlet grille is just inside the door, behind the lint screen.
Check that it is not blocked by a dryer sheet.
Use only one dryer sheet, and use it only once.
The dryer is located in a room with
temperature below 45ºF (7ºC).
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
The dryer is located in a closet.
Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top
and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires
a minimum of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most
installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5" (127 mm).
See “Installation Instructions”.
The load may not be contacting the
sensor strips on Sensor Cycles.
Level the dryer. See “Installation Instructions”. All four dryer
feet should be in firm contact with the floor.
Clothes are coming out of the
Refresh cycle with damp or wet
spots.
Under certain environmental or installation conditions you
may experience underdrying. Select the Auto Refresh cycle
(20 min. default time), which can be customized by selecting
High temperature. The cycle time will automatically be
calculated based on the size of your load.
The sensor cycle is ending early.
Change the dryness level setting on Sensor Cycles. Increasing
or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of
drying time in a cycle. If loads are consistently ending too
early, see also “Changing the Sensor Cycle settings to increase
drying time”.
Lint on load
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Clean lint screen before each load.
Stains on load
Improper use of dryer sheets.
Add dryer sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Dryer sheets
added to a partially dried load can stain your garments.
Do not use dryer sheets with steam cycles.
Stains on drum
Loose dyes in clothes.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled
The load was not removed from
dryer at the end of the cycle.
On steam models, select Auto or Custom Refresh cycle to
tumble the load with water and heat. On non-steam models,
select Freshen Up. These cycle are best for smoothing out
wrinkles and reducing odors from loads consisting of wrinklefree cotton, cotton-polyester blends, common knits, and
synthetic garments.
Clothes are not drying
satisfactorily or drying
times are too long
Cycle time is too short
NOTE: Refer to garment care label instructions. Dry clean only
garments are not recommended.
Loads are wrinkled
(Steam models only)
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The dryer was overloaded.
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely. When using the Auto
Refresh cycle (on steam models), adjust the time based on
the load size. Results may also vary depending on fabric type.
This cycle is best for reducing wrinkles and odors from loads
consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton-polyester blends,
common knits, and synthetics.
For steam cycles, the water is not
properly connected with the dryer.
Make sure water is connected to the dryer. Check that water
inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s water
inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on.
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/help
for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call.
If you experience
Possible Causes
Solution
Dryer Results (cont.)
Odors
Load too hot
Recent painting, staining, or
varnishing in the area where your
dryer is located.
Ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from
the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
On Steam models, the dryer is
not connected correctly to water
supply.
Make sure dryer is connected to water supply. Check that
water inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s
water inlet valve and that the water supply is turned on.
Odors are left in garments after
wearing.
To reduce odors left in garments after wearing, select
Custom Refresh (steam models only). This cycle is best
for reducing wrinkles and odors from loads consisting
of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton-polyester blends, common
knits, and synthetics.
Load removed before cool-down
portion of cycle complete.
Allow the dryer to complete the cool-down portion of the cycle
before removing the load.
Using a cycle with a high
temperature setting.
Select a Sensor Cycle with a lower heat setting to avoid
overdrying the load.
Dryer Displaying Code Message
“PF” (power failure)
The drying cycle has been
interrupted by a power failure.
Press and hold START/PAUSE to restart the dryer.
“L2” Diagnostic Code
(low or no line voltage
condition)
There may be a problem with your
home power supply keeping the
dryer’s heater from turning on.
The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is
present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and
return to the estimated time remaining.
Try the following:
Check to see if a household fuse has blown or circuit breaker
has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or
breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Confirm the power cord is properly installed. Refer to
“Installation Instructions” for details.
Select a Timed Cycle with heat, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.
“AF” (low airflow
condition)
“F# E#” (F1 E1, F3 E1, etc.)
variable service codes
The lint screen or vent is clogged;
the vent is crushed or kinked or
has too many turns.
The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is
present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and
return to the estimated time remaining.
Try the following:
$MFBOMJOUTDSFFO
t $MFBO
MJOU TDSFFO
t$IFDLUPTFFJGUIFWFOUSVOGSPNUIFESZFSUPUIFXBMMJT
IFDL UP TFF JG UIF WFOU SVO GSPN UIF ESZFS UP UIF XBMM JT
crushed or kinked.
t$POýSNUIFWFOUSVOGSPNUIFESZFSUPUIFXBMMJTGSFFPGMJOU
POýSN UIF WFOU SVO GSPN UIF ESZFS UP UIF XBMM JT GSFF PG MJOU
and debris.
Confirm the exterior vent exhaust hood is free of lint and debris.
Confirm your vent system falls within the recommended run
length and number of elbows for the type of vent you are using.
Refer to “Plan Vent System” in the “Installation Instructions”
for details.
Select a Timed Cycle with heat, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, have your entire home venting run
cleaned.
The dryer is in need of service.
If a code beginning with an “F” appears in the display.
Alternating between F# and E#, the dryer control has
detected a problem that requires service. Call for service.
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