Whirlpool W10296186B-SP Use & care guide

ELECTRONIC DRYER
®
Use & Care Guide
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QUICK START GUIDE/
DRYER USE............PG. 4
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Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
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GUIDE DE DÉMARRAGE RAPIDE/UTILISATION
DE LA SÉCHEUSE....PG. 12
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE DES MATIÈRES
Page
Page
DRYER SAFETY........................................................................................... 2
QUICK START GUIDE /DRYER USE ......................................................... 4
Cycles ....................................................................................................... 5
Additional Features ................................................................................... 5
Changing Cycles and Settings ................................................................. 5
DRYER CARE............................................................................................... 6
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................. 7
WARRANTY ................................................................................................. 9
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE ..................................................BACK COVER
SÉCURITÉ DE LA SÉCHEUSE ................................................................. 10
GUIDE DE DÉMARRAGE RAPIDE/!
UTILISATION DE LA SÉCHEUSE............................................................ .12
Programmes ........................................................................................... 14
Caractéristiques supplémentaires.......................................................... 14
Modification des programmes et réglages ............................................ 14
ENTRETIEN DE LA SÉCHEUSE............................................................... 15
DÉPANNAGE ............................................................................................. 17
GARANTIE.................................................................................................. 19
ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE............................... COUVERTURE ARRIÈRE
W10296184B
W10296186B - SP
DRYER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
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IMPORTANT: The gas installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
The dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
WARNING: For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or
the gas supplier.
WARNING: Gas leaks cannot always be detected by smell.
Gas suppliers recommend that you use a gas detector approved by UL or CSA.
For more information, contact your gas supplier.
If a gas leak is detected, follow the “What to do if you smell gas” instructions.
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QUICK START GUIDE /DRYER USE
WARNING
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Fire Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
flammable on it (even after washing).
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
QUICK START GUIDE
AccuDry
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
before operating this appliance.
This Use and Care Guide covers several different models. Your dryer may not have all the cycles and features described.
USING AUTOMATIC CYCLES
USING TIMED CYCLES
Automatic Cycles automatically match
the cycle setting to the type of load and
adjust drying time for optimal performance.
Use Timed Cycles to set a drying time and
temperature. See the Cycles information on the
following pages for more information.
See the Cycles information on the following
pages for more detail on each cycle.
1. Clean lint screen.
2. Place laundry in the dryer. Shut the door.
3. Press POWER.
4. Select the desired TIMED cycle.
5. Press TEMP until the desired temperature glows.
6. Press and hold START/PAUSE to begin.
1. Clean lint screen.
2. Place laundry in the dryer. Shut the door.
3. Press POWER.
4. Select the desired AUTOMATIC cycle.
5. Press and hold START/PAUSE to begin.
Stopping Your Dryer
Pausing or Restarting
To stop your dryer at any time
To stop the dryer at any time
Open the door or press START/PAUSE once.
Press POWER.
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To restart the dryer
Close the door and press and hold START/PAUSE
Cycles
Air Dry
NOTE: Not all cycles are available on all models.
Press the cycle selector button to select the drying cycle that
matches the type of load you are drying. See AUTOMATIC or
TIMED Cycle Settings chart.
Use the Air Dry temperature setting with TIMED DRY 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.
20 min
Push to Select
Type of Load
Est.
Time*!
(Minutes)
Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys
20 - 30
Plastic - shower curtains, tablecloths
20 - 30
Rubber-backed rugs
40 - 50
Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon
10 - 20
*Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
When using Air Dry:
Cycle selection button
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Check that coverings are securely stitched.
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Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during the cycle.
AUTOMATIC Cycles allow you to match the cycle to the load you
are drying. See the following AUTOMATIC Preset Cycle Settings
chart. Each cycle dries certain fabrics at the recommended
temperature.
A sensor detects the moisture in the load and automatically
adjusts the drying time for optimal drying. Drying time will vary
depending on load size, fabric type, and the amount of water
removed by the washer.
NOTE: Drying tempratures are set for Automatic Cycles and
cannot be adjusted.
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Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry.
Automatic Cycle Settings
You can change AUTOMATIC Cycles, TIMED DRY Cycles, and the
drying temperature on TIMED DRY Cycles at any time before
pressing START/PAUSE.
■ Three short tones sound if an unavailable combination is
selected. The last selection will not be accepted.
Automatic Cycles
Automatic Cycles!
Load Type
Temperature
Est.
Cycle
Time!
(Minutes)
HEAVY DUTY!
Heavyweight items, towels, jeans
Hot
45
NORMAL!
Corduroys, work clothes, sheets
Warm
35
DELICATE!
Lingerie, blouses, washable
woolens
Low
30
Additional Features
Cycle Signal
The Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the drying
cycle is finished. Press CYCLE SIGNAL to turn On or Off at any
time before or during a cycle.
Changing Cycles and Settings
Changing Cycles after starting dryer:
1. Press the POWER button. This ends the current cycle and
turns the dryer OFF.
2. Press the POWER button again or press the cycle selector to
turn on the dryer.
3. Select the desired cycle and options.
4. Press and hold START/PAUSE. The dryer starts at the
beginning of the new cycle.
Changing Drying Temperature:
You can change the drying temperature on Timed Dry cycles at
any time by pressing the TEMP button until the desired drying
temperature is lit.
Timed Cycles
Use TIMED Cycles to select a specific amount of drying time and
a drying temperature. Press the TEMP button to change the
drying temperature from the default setting. The default drying
temperature is Hot.
TIMED DRY Cycle Settings
TIMED DRY Cycles!
Load Type
Temperature
Cycle Time*!
(Minutes)
TIMED DRY !
Heavyweight items, !
bulky items, bedspreads,
work clothes
Hot
60, 40, 20
*Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
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DRYER CARE
Cleaning the Dryer Location
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen
in dryer.
Cleaning the Dryer Interior
To clean dryer drum:
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very
warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
OR
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer. !
A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.
To clean:
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.
Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained
area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye and stains
are removed.
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum.
NOTE: Garments that contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue
jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor 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 person.
2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
IMPORTANT:
■ Do not run the dryer if the lint screen is loose, damaged,
blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
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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.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months, or more
frequently, if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
From the Exhaust Vent:
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
Vacation, Storage, and Moving Care
Non-Use or Storage Care
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.”
Moving care
To wash:
For power supply cord-connected dryers:
1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
1. Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
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For direct-wired dryers:
Changing the Drum Light
WARNING
The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when
you open the door.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect power.
Disconnect wiring.
Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
Reinstalling the dryer
Follow the “Installation Instructions” to locate, level, and connect !
the dryer.
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 and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
For additional recommendations, refer to your Installation Instructions.
Dryer Operation
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Dryer will not run
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Is the dryer door firmly closed?
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Was the START/PAUSE button firmly pressed? !
Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start/Pause
button for 2-5 seconds.
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Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
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 fuse or reset the
circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
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Is the correct power supply available? !
Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a
qualified electrician.
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Was a regular fuse used? !
Use a time-delay fuse.
No heat
■
Has the dryer had a period of non-use? !
If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
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Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum
and front or rear of the dryer? !
Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects.
Clean out pockets before laundering.
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Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to
back and side to side? !
The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the
Installation Instructions.
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?!
The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric
dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the
fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call
an electrician.
Dryer displaying error message (WET indicator flashing)
WET indicator is flashing:!
If the WET indicator on the dryer control panel is flashing, with
a pause between flashes, the dryer control has detected a
problem that requires service. Call for service.
Dryer Results
Unusual sounds
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Is the clothing knotted or balled up? !
When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to
vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
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Is the lint screen clogged with lint? !
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
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Has the Air Dry temperature setting been selected? !
Select the right temperature for the types of garments being
dried. See “Additional Features.”
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Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? !
Separate the load to tumble freely.
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Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood 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 the
Installation Instructions.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? !
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length? !
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the
Installation Instructions.
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? !
Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF
(7ºC)? !
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
Is the dryer 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 the Installation
Instructions.
Cycle time too short
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Is the automatic cycle ending early? !
The load may not be contacting the moisture sensor strips.
Level the dryer.
Lint on load
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Is the lint screen clogged?!
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Stains on load or drum
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Was dryer fabric softener properly used? !
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can !
stain your garments.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled
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Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?!
Remove garments promptly to prevent wrinkling.
■
Was the dryer overloaded? !
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Odors
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Have you recently been painting, staining, or varnishing in
the area where your dryer is located?!
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Changing the Automatic Default Settings
IMPORTANT: Your dryness level 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.
If all your loads on all AUTOMATIC Cycles are consistently not as
dry as you would like, you may change the default settings to
increase the default dryness level. This change will affect all of
your Automatic Cycles.
There are 3 drying settings, which are displayed using the WET,
DAMP, and COOL DOWN indicators:
1. (factory preset dryness level) - WET indicator lit.
2. (slightly drier clothes, 15% more drying time) - WET and
DAMP indicators lit.
3. (much drier clothes, 30% more drying time) - WET, DAMP,
and COOL DOWN indicators lit.
To change the AUTOMATIC default settings:
NOTE: The AUTOMATIC default settings cannot be changed
while the dryer is running.
1. Press and hold the TEMP button for at least 6 seconds. The
dryer will beep, and the current drying mode will be displayed.
2. To select a new drying setting, press the TEMP button again
until the desired drying setting is shown. !
NOTE: While cycling through the settings, the current setting
will be lit solid, but the other settings will flash.
3. Press the START/PAUSE button to save the drying setting and
exit to standby mode.!
NOTE: To exit without saving, press the POWER button.
4. The drying setting you selected will become your new preset
drying setting for all AUTOMATIC cycles.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION LAUNDRY WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts
and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased. Service must be
provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies
only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain
service under this limited warranty.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Replacement parts or repair labor if this major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is
used in a manner that is inconsistent to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
2. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you on how to use your major appliance, to replace or
repair house fuses, or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
3. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage
results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Whirlpool within 30 days from the date of purchase.
6. Pick up and delivery. This major appliance is intended to be repaired in your home.
7. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
8. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an
authorized Whirlpool servicer is not available.
9. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance
with Whirlpool’s published installation instructions.
10. Replacement parts or repair labor on major appliances with original model/serial numbers that have been removed, altered, or
cannot be easily determined.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. Some states and provinces
do not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so this limitation may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES; EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states and provinces do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
If outside the 50 United States and Canada, contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.
If you think you need repair service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. If you are unable to resolve the
problem after checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling
Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1­800­253-1301. In Canada, call 1­800­807­6777.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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