Whirlpool LG6811XS Operating instructions

Gas Model
LG6811XS
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CYCLE CONTROL
KNOB
RMATION
CENTER
RE SELECTOR
START BUllON
LINT SCREEN
DRYER DRUM
NUMBER PLATE
ADING
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 plate located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Model
Number
Serial Number
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information
Purchase Date
Center with your “Dryer Guide” and sales
slip.
Thank you for purchasing
a Whirlpool
Service ComPany Phone Number
product.
Please
complete
and mail the Owner Registration
Card furnished with this product.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS,
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
Selecting a Cycle and
Starting Your Dryer
Automatic Cycles.
Timed Drying
DRYING TIPS
FLUFFAIR Setting
TUMBLE PRESS@Setting
Automatic
DRY-MISER”
Control
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01987 Whirlpool
Gentle Heat.
Drying Times
Mixed Loads
End-of-Cycle
Signal
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL.,
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER..
Cleaning
Dryer Interior.
Vacation Care
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL DRYER
WARRANTY
Corporation
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Additional
Safety
Instructions
NEVER operate
the dryer if...
it IS not working
right [i.e. norsy. too hot].
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it is damaged.
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parts are missing [i.e. door latch).
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panels are not in place.
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the lint screen
is loose, damaged
or
missing.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical
switches.
3. FatFeguish
any
open
.
4. Immediately
call your
gas supplier.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
and Your Responsibilities
ALWAYS shut off the gas valve
ing on vacation.
before
leav-
ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or
turn off electrical
power before attempting
to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if
yours is a gas dryer.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that your dryer...
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is properly
maintained.
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is properly
Installed and leveled in a well
ventilated
room* on a floor that can support the weight.
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is located
in an area where the temperature is above 45 F (7.2 C).
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is connected
to the proper
outlet and
electrical
supply.’
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is properly
connected
to fuel and exhaust systems.’
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is not installed
against
drapes
or
curtains.’
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is used only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes drvers.
. is not used bv children or anyone unable
to operate
it.properly.
*See “Installation
Instructions”
for complete intormation.
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Work clothes,
jacket&raincoats
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MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks.
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blousesdresses
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SUGGESTED
CYCLE
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
HEAVY
HIGH
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERM’T PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERMIT PRESS
MED
MED LOW
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics [polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze, lace, etc.
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
EX LOW
FLUFF
AIR
EX LOW
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffedtoys............................
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths............................
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE. SHEER NYLON
MED LOW
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
I . Select
Set
2 . TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
a CYCLE
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
3 . Push
To stop and restart
the dryer
the START Button
The dryer will start tumbling when
push the START Button.
If the START Button is pushed when
Cycle Control Knob is pointing to
OFF area, the End-of-Cycle
Signal
sound. Dryer will not start.
The Temperature
Selector can be set
on any desired temperature
or anywhere between 2 temperatures.
you
the
an
will
TO Stop the dryer, open the door (or
furn the Control Knob to OFF).
TO r&art
the dryer, close the door,
select Cycle, if necessary, and push
START.
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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The automatic cycles
The automatic
Cycles allow you to select the degree of dryness you prefer
for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob will not move until
the clothes load is almost dry, or the
COOL-DOWN portion of the cycle has
been reached. Affer COOL-DOWN, the
knob automatically
moves to an OFF
area 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.
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weight cotton items. The load tumbles
wlthout heat during the last 5 minutes. This helps make the load easier
to handle.
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS to dry
permanent
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last IO minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in, and
makes the load easier to handle.
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.
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Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 70.
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of this cycle are
without heat - a cool-down
time.
This helps make the load easier to
6 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 lett of the * the next
time you dry a similar load.
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Drying tips
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers,
etc.
1. Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in FLUFFAIR.
2. Push the START Button.
Automatic
Control
DRY-MISER”
The thermostat senses the air
temperature.
The dryer automatically
shuts off when the selected dryness
is reached.
TUMBLE
PRESS” Setting
The TU6tBLE PRES
wrinkles from dry clothing such as
items that may have been packed
in a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed from the dryer.
1. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
2. Set Temperature
Selector to PERMIT
PRESVMED.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 15 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the load
for 5 more minutes.
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For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only a
few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer
stops.
Gentle Heat
The dryer automatically
reduces
the heat settings in HEAVY HIGH and
PERMIT PRESS MED cycles. During
the last few minutes of each of
these cycles the dryer temperature
gradually
reduces to a lower heat
setting. This helps prevent
overdrying.
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Drying times
Mixed loads
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
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and weight of the fabric.
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around the dryer.
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of the wash rlnse water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See 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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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.
’ Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
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R”.d+, -0:
blocked
by lint can
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Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
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.
be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more otten,
depending
on dryer usage.
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done
This lint should
GAS DRYERS
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 shaded area see art-with
a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
re-level dryer.
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and sharp objects
Remove lo&
from pockets and cuffs before drying
pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or near
your dryer.
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Cleaning dry& interior
Wipe off all 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
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 of rags.
Vacation care
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Unplug power cord or turn off
electrical
power.
For gas dryers, close gas valve.
Clean lint screen
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five 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 DOES NOT RUN:
Is the power supply plugged
into a live
circuit with the proper voltage?
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you push the START Button?
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Have you checked
your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker
box?
uct warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. TO
locate TECH-CARE service
in your area,
call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 21 or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages
under:
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IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
The 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 Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and start.
l An electric
dryer uses a crrcuit 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:
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Is the lint screen clean? See page 9 of
this book for cleaning
instructions.
. See page
of this book and your “Dryer
Guide”
2.
If you need
assistance?..
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone
number [see Step 2) and talk
with one ot our Consultants.
or it you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
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replacement parts?.
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trademark
of
Call Whlrlpool
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parts.
rlstance
telephone
number.
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Look for this symbol of quality whenever
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In the U.S.:
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part for your
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appliance.
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and talk with one of our trained Consulparts will fit right and work right, because
tants. The Consultant
can instruct you in they are made to the same exacting
how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from specifications
used to build every new
your appliance
or, if service is necessary,
Whirlpool
appliance.
recommend
a qualified
service
com*If you must call or write, please provide.
pany in your area.
model number, serial number, date of
purchase,
and a complete
description
3.
of the problem.
This information
is
needed
in order to better respond
to
Whirlpool
has a
your request for assistance.
nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE”
Service
Companies
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If you need service?..
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DRYER
WARRANTY
r LENGTH OF WARRANN
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
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 a franchised
TECH-CARE s 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.
6. 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.
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or limitation of
incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may
not apply to you. This warranty
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Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
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