Whirlpool LG6099XT Operating instructions

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SUPERCAPACITYAUTDMATICDRYERS
LE6098XT LE6880XT LE7080XT
LG6099XT LG688lXT LG708lXl
Contents
Important
Safety
Instructions
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Additional safety instructions
and your responsibilities .....
Operating
Instructions
Starting your dryer. ...........
The automatic cycles .........
Timed drying ................
Using fluff air ................
Using TUMBLE PRESS@ ......
Using damp dry ..............
End-of-cycle signal ...........
Lint signal ...................
Additional
Dryer Features
Electronic DRY-MISER@ control
Gentle heat system ...........
FINISH GUARD@ setting ......
Caring For Your Dryer
Cleaning the lint screen .......
Cleaning the dryer interior .....
Lint removal .................
If You Need Service Or
Assistance
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Whirlpool
Automatic
Dryer Warranty.
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If your dryer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. It will be easier
to remove before the dryer is used.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
or
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue
as described above.
Do not use sharp instruments,
rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage
the finish. See “Important Safety
Instructions” on page 3.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside the dryer.
You should wipe out the dryer drum
with a damp cloth before using to
remove dust from storing or shipping.
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete the
form below. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers from
plate (on the frame behind the door)
and purchase date from sales slip.
l Keep this book, the Dryer Guide and
the sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1, Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical
switches.
3. Mteguish 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.
The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
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for making
Read all instructions
before
using the dryer.
sure that your dryer is installed,
repaired and parts replaced by a
NEVER dry items cleaned,
aualified oerson.
washed. soaked in or SDOtkd with
wax, pa/m, gasoline or flammable
l Use only fabric softeners specififluids in the dryer. The fumes can
cally labeled as not being harmful
create a FIRE HAZARD or
to the dryer.
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand
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and DAMAGE to
launder and air dry fabrics containmaterials can result from:
ing these materials.
-drying rubber, rubber-like and
NEVER allow children to operate,
heat sensitive materials with heat.
play with or crawl inside the dryer.
-allowing lint build-up inside the
Close supervision of children is
dryer or exhaust system. Cleannecessary when the dryer is used
ing should be done periodically
near children.
by a qualified person.
DO NOT reach into a dryer if the
l Clean lint screen before or after
drum is moving.
each load.
When discarding an old dryer,
l DO NOT let dust, lint, paper, rags,
ALWAYS remove the door to
chemicals, etc. pile up around or
prevent accidental entrapment.
under the dryer.
DO NOT install or store dryer
l Dryer must be electrically
where it will be exposed to the
grounded. See the Installation
weather.
Instructions.
DO NOT tamper with the controls.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities
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NEVER operate the dryer if:
-it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot).
- it is damaged.
-parts are missing (i.e. door latch).
-all panels are not in place.
-the lint screen is loose, damaged
or missing.
ALWAYS
shut off the gas valve
before leaving on vacation if you have
a gas dryer.
ALWAYS unplug the power supply
cord or turn off electrical power before
attempting to service the dryer. Shut
off GAS VALVE if you have a gas dryer.
You are responsible
for making
sure that your dryer:
-is properly maintained.
- is properly installed and leveled
on a floor that can support the
weight in a well ventilated room.*
- is located in an area where the
temperature is above 45°F (7.2%).
- is connected to the proper outlet
and electrical supply.*
- is properly connected to fuel and
exhaust systems.*
- is not installed against drapes or
curtains.*
- is used only for jobs normally
expected of home clothes dryers.
- is not used by anyone unable to
operate it properly.
‘See the Installation Instructions for
complete information.
OperatingInstructions
The drawings in this book may vary slightly from your dryer model. They are
designed to show the different features of all the models covered by this book.
Startingyour dryer
Be sure to refer to the chart below and the Dryer Guide for proper sorting, loading
and control setting information before starting it.
TYPE OF LOAD
Cottons and linens
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads, mattress
pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT - Towels, jeans,
corduroys, work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHTSheets, pillowcases,
cotton, underwear, diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT - Batistes. organdies,
lingerie
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
HEAVY HIGH
PERM’T PRESS
MED
MEDIUM LOW
Permanent
press, synthetics
and blends
HEAVYWEIGHT-Work
clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT - Shirts, play clothes,
sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT - Lingerie, blouses,
dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS
Knits
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS
PERM’T PRESS
MED
MEDIUM LOW
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERM’T PRESS
MED
MEDIUM LOW
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetic (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
Delicate
fabrics
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS
EX LOW
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
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
FLUFF AIR
DO NOT OVERDRY. Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling, and damage
some fabrtcs.
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1. Select a cycle by turning the Cycle
Control Knob either way to point to
the cycle and setting you want. See
pages 6-6 for further cycle
information.
2. Set the Temperature
Selector on
or between any desired temperature
settings.
3. Push the Start Button
the dryer.
to start
4. To stop and restart the dryer:
Open the door or turn the Cycle Control Knob to OFF to stop the dryer.
l Close the door, select a cycle (if necessary) and push the Stan Button to
restart the dryer.
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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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Operating
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Instructions
Theautomaticcycles
The automatic cycles allow you to
select the degree of dryness you prefer
for the clothes being dried.
The electronic DRY-MISER@ control
is an electronic sensor that determines
the amount of moisture in the clothes.
The dryer automatically shuts off when
the proper dryness is reached.
The Cycle Control Knob will not move
until the clothes load is almost dry, or
the Cool-Down portion of the cycle has
been reached. After the Cool-Down
portion is complete, the Cycle Control
Knob automatically moves to an OFF
area and tumbling stops.
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shrinkage, static c%ng and damage to
some fabrics.
TIMEDDRYING
Use the TIMED DRYING cycle for any
load you want to dry by time.
. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the
number of minutes you want from
10 to 70.
The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
without heat to help make the load
easier to handle.
Drying plastic or rubber items
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UsingFLUFFAIR
The dryer does not heat when the Cycle
Control Knob is set in FLUFF AIR. This
cycle can be used to fluff or air dry bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber
pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to
the number of minutes you want
in FLUFF AIR.
2. Push the Start Button.
UsingTUMBLEPRESS”
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from clothing that has been
packed in a suitcase or closet, and from
items not removed from the dryer at the
end of a cycle.
1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on
TUMBLE PRESS.
2. Set the Temperature Selector on
PERM’T PRESS MED.
3. Push the Start Button.
The load will tumble in heated air for
15 minutes, Then the dryer will tumble
the clothes for 5 more minutes without
heat.
For best results, put only a few items
at a time in this cycle. As soon as the
dryer stops, put the items on hangers or
fold them.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
UsingDAMPDRY
Use this setting to dry damp items or to
leave wet items damp. (Heavy cottons,
for example, are easier to press when
damp and do not become stiff.)
1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on
DAMP DRY in the TIMED DRYING
cycle.
2. Push the Start Button.
The dryer tumbles the load with heat
for 25 minutes, then without heat for
5 minutes.
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End-of-cyclesignal
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, synthetic and
other items that should be taken out
as soon as the dryer stops.
Lint signal
Clean the 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 10.
AdditionalDryerFeatures
ElectronicDRY-MISER”
control
The electronic DRY-MISER control is
an electronic sensor that determines
the amount of moisture in the clothes.
The dryer automatically shuts off when
the proper dryness is reached.
GentleHeatSystem
The dryer automatically reduces the
heat settings in HEAVY HIGH and
PERM’T PRESS MED. During the last
few minutes of each of these temperature settings the dryer temperature
gradually reduces to a lower heat setting. This helps prevent overdrying.
FINISHGUARD”setting
When you are unable to remove a load
from the dryer as soon as it stops,
wrinkles can form.
FINISH GUARD tumbles the load,
without heat, every 5 minutes for up to
40 minutes. This tumbling rearranges
and fluffs the load to help avoid wrinkles
that set in when the load remains in
the drum.
You don’t have to set the Cycle Control Knob for FINISH GUARD. FINISH
GUARD takes over automatically to
protect the load if you don’t open the
door within 5 minutes after the PERMANENT PRESS cycle stops.
A signal will sound every 5 minutes
during FINISH GUARD, for up to 40
minutes. The signal will stop when the
dryer door is opened.
CaringForYourDryer
Cleaningthe lint screen
The lint screen is located under a lid on top of the dryer, Clean it before
load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.
each
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen
loose, damaged, blocked or missing. Doing so
can cause overheating, damage and be a
FIRE HAZARD.
I. Open the lid and pull the lint screen
stratght out.
2. Roll lint off the screen with your
fingers. Do not rinse or wash the
screen. Wet lint is hard to remove.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into
place and close the lid.
Cleaningthe dryer interior
Electric Shock Hazard
Unplug the power supply cord
or turn off the electrical power
before cleaning the interior.
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or injury.
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.
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Powdered
laundry detergent
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 to dry.
-ORLiquid household
cleaner
Apply to stained area. Rub with a cloth
until all excess dye is removed. Tumble
a load of rags to dry.
To clean dryer exterior, wipe with a
soft, damp cloth.
Lint removal
Thermostats
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Heater box
Heat element
terminals
Electric dryer
Igniter
Funnel --
Gas dryer
Lint can gather inside the dryer and
create a FIRE HAZARD. This lint
should be removed at least every
2 to 3 years, or more often,
depending
on dryer usage.
Electric Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Unplug
the power supply cord
or turn off the electrical power.
l Do not put hands
inside the
cabinet.
l Make sure the dryer is cool.
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock, injury or
damage.
Cleaning should be done only by a
qualified
person.
1. Remove back panel (electric) or
lower access panel (gas).
2. Avoid damaging wires, thermostats,
funnel or igniter.
3. Remove lint from boxed-in area with
a soft brush or vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
relevel the dryer.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyou follow
thesesteps:
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 does not run:
Is the power supply plugged into a live
circuit with the proper voltage?
l Is the door closed tightly?
l Did you push the Stan Button?
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
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If your dryer does not heat:
The FLUFF AIR setting is without heat.
l The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
l Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the
Cycle Control Knob to OFF. Turn on
gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls
and start.
l 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 too long.
IS the lint screen clean? See page 10
for cleaning instructions.
l See the Dryer Guide,
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2. If you need assistance:..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@
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 satisfactory operation
from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service
company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a
ssavrca WhirlpoolSM service
companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained
to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area,
call our COOL-LINEa service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
4. If you need FSP”
replacement
parts’...
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts
in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the
Whirlpool COOL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with
how the problem was solved:..
Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of
the major appliance industry.
l Contact MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized servicer or
Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of
your action.
*When requesting assistance, 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.
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Notes
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Whirlpool@Automatic
DryerWarranty
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LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
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WHIRLPOOL
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WILL PAY FOR
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in
the home.
D. Damage to dryer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of
God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book.
After checking “Service and Assistance;’ additional help can be found by calling
our COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
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01990 Whirlpool Corporation
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