Welcome .................................................... 1
Safety Instructions .................................... 2
Dryer Exhaust Tips .................................... 3
Operating Tips ........................................... 4
Controls At A Glance ............................. 5-6
Care and Cleaning ..................................... 7
Reversing the Door ................................... 7
Special Laundry Tips................................. 8
Before You Call .......................................... 9
Notes ........................................................ 10
Warranty ..................................... Back Page
Model: MD9206
Important Safety
Notice & Warning
Welcome and congratulations on
your purchase of a Maytag dryer!
Your complete satisfaction is very
important to us. For best results, we
suggest reading this material to help
acquaint you with proper operating
and maintenance procedures.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the
Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.
Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the burning of gas can result in low-level exposure to some of
the listed substances, including benzene, formaldehyde
and soot, due primarily to the incomplete combustion of
natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP) fuels. Exhaust
ducts should be kept free of obstructions and properly
exhausted dryers will minimize exposure.
Should you need assistance in the future, it is helpful to:
1) Have complete model and serial number identification of your dryer. This is located on a data plate in the
lower center of the door opening.
Model Number
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
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.
Serial Number
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
2) IMPORTANT: Keep this guide and the sales receipt
in a safe place for future reference. Proof of original purchase date is needed for warranty service.
If you have questions, write us (include your model
number and phone number) or call:
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch;
do not use any phone in your building.
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIRSM Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
1-800-688-9900 USA
1-800-688-2002 CANADA
1-800-688-2080 USA TTY (for deaf, hearing
impaired or speech impaired)
(Mon.–Fri., 8am–8pm Eastern Time)
Internet: http://www.maytag.com
• 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.
For service and warranty information, see back page.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
NOTE: In our continuing effort to improve the quality of
our appliances, it may be necessary to make changes to
the dryer without revising this guide.
Llame al telefono 1-800-688-9900 si desea
instrucciones en Español de este folleto.
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons when using
your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
11. Keep the area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from lint accumulation, dust and
2. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
a. Do not dry items that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable
or explosive substances as they give off vapors
that could ignite or explode. Any material on
which you have used a cleaning solvent, or which
is saturated with flammable liquids or solids,
should not be placed in the dryer, until all traces
of these flammable liquids or solids and their
fumes have been removed. There are many highly flammable items used in homes, such as: acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some
liquid household cleaners, some spot removers,
turpentine, waxes and wax removers.
12. The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct should be
cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
13. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never
plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is
not grounded adequately and in accordance with
local and national codes. See installation instructions for grounding this appliance.
14. Do not sit on top of the clothes dryer.
WARNING — Do not place into your
dryer items that have been spotted or
soaked with vegetable oil or cooking oil.
Even after being washed, these items may
contain significant amounts of these oils.
The remaining oil can ignite spontaneously.
The potential for spontaneous ignition
increases when the items containing vegetable oil or cooking oil are exposed to
heat. Heat sources, such as your clothes
dryer, can warm these items, allowing an
oxidation reaction in the oil to occur.
Oxidation creates heat. If this heat cannot
escape, the items can become hot enough
to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing
these kinds of items may prevent heat from
escaping and can create a fire hazard.
b. Items containing foam rubber (may be labeled
latex foam) or similarly textured rubber-like
materials must not be dried on a heat setting.
Foam rubber materials when heated, can under
certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
4. Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the drying compartment.
5. Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.
6. Do not install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to the weather.
All washed and unwashed fabrics that contain vegetable oil or cooking oil can be dangerous. Washing these items in hot water
with extra detergent will reduce, but will
not eliminate, the hazard. Always use the
“cool down” cycle for these items to
reduce the items’ temperature. Never
remove these items from the clothes dryer
hot or interrupt the drying cycle until the
items have run through the “cool down”
cycle. Never pile or stack these items when
they are hot.
7. Do not tamper with controls.
8. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in published user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the skills to carry out.
9. Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended for dryer use by the
manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
10. Clean the lint screen before or after each load.
Save These Instructions
Dryer Exhaust Tips
WARNING — Plastic or nonmetal flexible duct presents a potential fire hazard.
Read the installation instructions
and the user’s guide.
Let a poor exhaust system cause
slow drying.
Let your
dryer exhaust
the air easily.
Restrict your dryer with a
poor exhaust system.
Use plastic, thin
foil, or nonmetal flexible
Use 4 inch diameter
rigid metal duct. Tape all joints.
Never use lint-trapping screws.
Use longer than
necessary duct
runs with many
Keep duct runs
as straight as
Allow crushed
or clogged
ducts and vent.
Clean all old ducts
before installing your new
dryer. Be sure vent flap
opens and closes freely.
Operating Tips
Clean the Lint Filter...
• after each load.
• to shorten drying time.
• to operate more energy efficiently.
NOTE: Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter in place.
Load the Dryer Properly...
• by placing only one wash load in the dryer at
a time.
• avoid very small loads or mixing heavyweight and
lightweight clothes.
• when only one or two articles need drying, add a
few similar items to improve tumbling and drying
Add A Fabric Softener Sheet...
(If So Desired)
• after loading the dryer.
• to control static cling.
• before the load becomes warm. This helps prevent greasy–looking softener stains.
• and remove any used softener sheets from the dryer to prevent greasy–looking softener stains.
Use A Drying Rack...
(Found in select models or purchased
separately from your dealer using
part # MAL1000AXX.)
• to dry items, such as sneakers, pillows, caps,
stuffed toys, washable sweaters, etc. inside the
dryer without tumbling. (Make sure nothing hangs
over the edge of the rack.)
• with a Time Dry heat cycle or an Air Fluff cycle
according to care label recommendations.
• by positioning the rack in the tumbler with the two
extension wires towards you. The legs should rest
firmly on the front and back of the drum.
Controls At A Glance
Select Cycle
Auto Dry EASY CARE/PERMANENT PRESS is designed for permanent press or manmade fabrics such as acrylic, nylon, polyester or blends. It minimizes wrinkling by providing a cool down period by tumbling the load in unheated air at the end of the cycle.
Simply set the control to the desired dryness level (more dry – less dry). The triangle
symbol, ▲, is the initial preferred setting for the majority of loads.
Select Temperature
REGULAR – for sturdy cottons or those labeled “Tumble Dry”.
DELICATE – for heat sensitive items labeled “Tumble Dry Low” or “Tumble Dry Warm”.
AIR FLUFF – tumbles without heat. Used for sensitive loads or items needing freshening.
Note: The dial can be turned in either direction to select a cycle. Once started, the dial
will not advance at a specific rate during the Auto Dry cycles. At first the dial may not
advance at all. Toward the end of the cycle (when the load begins to dry) the dial will
advance at a more regular rate and much more quickly. This is normal operation.
Auto Dry REGULAR is designed for loads such
as towels, underwear, t-shirts, jeans, etc. Set the
control to the desired dryness level (more dry –
less dry). The triangle symbol, ▲, is the initial
preferred setting for the majority of loads.
be selected for any load if the
Auto Dry sensor system is not
desired. Set the control to the
desired number of minutes. Set
the appropriate heat for drying
by rotating the temperature
Press Start
Push this button to start the dryer. The dryer door must be shut for the dryer to
operate. If the door is opened during the cycle, the start button must be pushed
again to resume the cycle once the door is closed.
Shortly before the cycle is complete, an audible signal will sound.
Care and Cleaning
Control Panel – clean with a soft, damp cloth.
Do not use abrasive substances.
Cabinet – wipe off any marks with soap and water.
Use an appliance wax once a year if desired.
Tumbler – remove any stains (such as crayon,
ink pen or fabric dye) with an all purpose
cleaner. Then tumble old towels or rags to
remove any excess stain or cleaning substance.
Dryer Exhaust System – should be inspected and
cleaned once a year to maintain optimum performance. The outside exhaust hood should be cleaned
more frequently to ensure proper operation. (Refer to
the Installation Instructions for more information.)
Reversing the Door
Directions for reversing the dryer door.
1) Remove the hinge hole covers and screws. Move the door catch cover to the opposite side.
2) While supporting the door, remove 2 screws in the hinges that secure the hinges to the cabinet.
3) Remove door by lifting slightly at the hinges and pulling the hinge tabs out of the hinge slots.
4) Move the following parts to the opposite side of the door: 2 hinges and 4 hinge screws, 4 door screws,
door strike and screw, inner door cover plate and screw.
5) Attach the door to the opposite side of the cabinet using the 2 counter sunk hinge screws. (See below).
Screw the lower hinge screw in first. This will help to align the door and hinges.
6) Replace the hinge hole covers to the opposite side.
Special Laundry Tips
Please follow the care label or manufacturer’s instructions for drying special items. If care label instructions are not
available, use the following information as a guide.
& Comforters
• Follow the care label instructions or dry on the Regular cycle.
• Be sure it is thoroughly dry before using or storing.
• Dry only one blanket at a time for best tumbling action.
• Be sure it is thoroughly dry before using or storing.
& Draperies
• Use the Permanent Press cycle to help minimize wrinkling.
Cloth Diapers
• Use the Regular cycle to make diapers come out soft and fluffy.
Down–filled Items
• Use the Regular cycle and a delicate temperature setting.
(jackets, sleeping bags,
comforters, etc.)
• Place a clean pair of sneakers in the dryer with the item to fluff the down
comforters, etc. Adding a couple of dry towels shortens dry time and
absorbs moisture.
Foam Rubber
• DO NOT dry on a heat setting. Use the Time Dry/Air Fluff (no-heat) cycle.
(rug backs, stuffed toys,
certain shoulder pads, etc.)
• Dry these in small loads for best results and remove as soon as possible.
WARNING – Drying a rubber item with heat may damage it or be
a fire hazard.
• DO NOT dryer-dry kapok or foam pillows.
• Use the Regular cycle.
• Add a couple of dry towels and a pair of clean sneakers to help the
tumbling action and to fluff the item.
(shower curtains, outdoor
furniture covers, etc.)
• Use the Time Dry/Air Fluff cycle on a Delicate or Air Fluff temperature
depending on the care label instructions.
Avoid Dryer Drying...
• Fiberglass Items (curtains, draperies, etc.)
• Woolens, unless recommended on the label.
• Vegetable or cooking oil soaked items. (See pg.2)
Before You Call
Check these points if your clothes dryer...
• Be sure the door is latched shut.
• Be sure the power cord is plugged into a live electrical outlet.
Doesn’t Run
• Check the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
• Press the START button again if the door is opened during the cycle.
• Check the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
Doesn’t Heat
• Select a heat setting, not air-fluff.
• On a gas dryer, check that the gas supply is on.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• Check all of the above, plus...
• Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close freely.
• Use 4” rigid metal exhaust duct.
Doesn’t Dry
• Do not overload. 1 Wash load = 1 Dryer load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Check that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from
the load.
Is Noisy
• Check the load for objects such as coins, loose buttons, nails, etc.
Remove promptly.
• Be sure the dryer is leveled properly as outlined in the installation manual.
• Be sure the rubber feet are installed on the leveling legs.
Control Knob
Advances Slowly
• This is normal operation for an Auto Dry cycle, especially at the beginning of
cycle. Once the load begins to dry, the control knob will start to advance. The
rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle because there is
more moisture in the load. As the load becomes more dry, the control knob will
advance more quickly.
For further assistance contact Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance:
U.S. 1-800-688-9900 or Canada 1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
Clothes Dryer Warranty
Full One Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase, any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or
replaced free of charge.
Limited Warranty
After the first year from date of original retail purchase, through the time periods listed below, the parts designated below
which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other
costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
Second Year – All parts.
Third Through Fifth Year – Dryer tumbler.
Additional Limited Warranty Against Rust-Through
Should an exterior cabinet, including the door, rust through during the one year period starting from the date of retail purchase, repair or replacement will be made free of charge. After the first and through the tenth year, repair or replacement
will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
Please Note: This full warranty and the limited warranties apply when the dryer is located in the United States or Canada.
Dryers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranties only, including parts which fail during the first two years.
Canadian Residents
This warranty covers only those dryers installed in Canada that have been listed with Canadian Standards Association
unless the dryers are brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada.
The specific warranties expressed above are the ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
To Receive Warranty Service
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased; or call Maytag
Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service,
please call or write:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIRSM Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
U.S. 1-800-688-9900
Canada 1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
When contacting Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance about a service problem, please include the following:
(a) Your name, address and telephone number;
(b) Model number and serial number (found on the front panel of the door opening) of your appliance;
(c) Name and address of your dealer and the date the appliance was purchased;
(d) A clear description of the problem you are having.
(e) Proof of purchase.
What is not covered by these warranties:
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following:
a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair, modification, alteration or adjustment not authorized by the manufacturer or an authorized servicer.
c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been
removed, altered, or cannot be readily determined.
3. Light bulb
4. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
5. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
6. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as
a result of any breach of these warranties.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion may not apply.
User’s Guides, service manuals and parts catalogs are available from
Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance.
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