Whirlpool LG4441XW Operating instructions

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LE444UXW LG4441XW
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Contents
Page
Important
Safety
Instructions..
Additional safety instructions
and your responsibilities
Operating
Instructions
Starting your dryer
Dryer cycles and settings
Cool-down limes
Using air setting
Using TUMBLE PRESS@
Caring For Your Dryer
Cleaning the lint screen
Cleaning the dryer interior
Lint removal
If You Need Service Or
Assistance.
Whirlpool
Automatic
Dryer
Warranty....................
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Thank you for buying a WhIrlpool
appliance. Please complete and malt
the Owner Regstration Card provided
with thus product. Then complete the
form below. Have this rnformatron 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
skp.
l Keep this book, the Dryer Guide and
the sales slip together in a handy
place.
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Model
Number
Serial
Number
12
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
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.
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical
switches.
3. iitkeguish
any open
.
4. Immediately
call your
gas supplier.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasdine 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
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury to persons when using your dryer, follow
basic precautions,
including the following:
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Read all instructions
before
using the dryer.
making sure that your dryer
is installed, repaired and parts
NEVER dry items cleaned,
replaced by a qualified person.
washed, soaked in or spotted with
wax, paint, gasoline or flammable
l Use only fabric softeners
specififluids in the dryer. The fumes can
tally labeled as not being harmful
create a FIRE HAZARD or
to the dryer.
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand
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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.
- allowtng lint build-up inside the
play with or crawl inside the dryer.
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.
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Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities
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NEVER operate the dryer if:
- il 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
operale it properly.
*See the Installation Instructions for
complete information.
OperatingInstructions
Startingyour dryer
Be sure to refer to the chart below and the Dryer Guide for proper
and control setting informatton
before starting it.
Cottons and linens
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads, mattress
pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT COTTONS -Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS - Sheets,
pillowcases, cotton, underwear, diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies, lingerie
loadtng
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
TYPE OF LOAD
sorting,
HIGH
EX HEAVY
HEAVY
MEDIUM
LIGHT
Permanent
press, synthetics
and
blends
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Work
clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shorts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERMANENT
PRESS
40-50 MINS.
Knits
PERMANENT
PRESS
40-50 MINS.
HIGH
30-40 MINS.
LOW
HEAVYWEIGHT-Cottons,
rayons,
blends, T-shorts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetic (polyester,
acrylrc, etc.) and blends, lingerre, blouses,
dresses
Delicate
30-40 MINS.
20-30 MINS.
PERMANENT
PRESS
20-30 MINS
15-20 MINS.
fabrics
Sheer curtarns (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze, lace, etc.
Rubber, plastic, heat-sensitive
fabrics
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtarns, tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED
RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE,
SHEER NYLON
PERMANENT
PRESS
20-30 MINS.
DO NOT OVERDRY.
some fabrics.
shrinkage,
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Overdrying
HIGH
can cause
AIR
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
static cling, and damage
1. Select a cycle by turning the Cycle
Control Knob either way. Stop when
the indicator on the knob’s outer ring
points to the cycle and setting you
want. See pages 6-7 for further cycle
information.
2. Set the Temperature
Selector
the desrred temperature
settings.
3. Push the Start Button
the dryer.
on
to start
4. To stop and restart the dryer:
l 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 Start Button to
restart the dryer.
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 Centrot
Knob to an OFF area.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
Dryercyclesandsettings
More drying
time
Less drying
time
The PERMANENT PRESS cycle helps
provide the special care that permanent
press and synthetic fabrics need. This
cycle dries with heat followed by a 10
minute cool-down period. See the chart
on page 4 for suggested time and
temperature settings.
The EX HEAVY HEAVY, MEDIUM
and LIGHT cycles describe the loads
they are designed to dry. See chart on
page 4 for load description.
At each setting, the dryer will run
about long enough to dry the load
described by the setting. Example:
The HEAVY cycle is designed to be
long e.nough to dry a load of heavy
fabrics (towels, jeans, corduroys, etc.)
when the Temperature Selector is set
on HEAVY HIGH.
If the load is not as dry as you want,
set the Cycle Control Knob more to
the lefl the next time you dry that kind
of load.
If the load is drier than you want,
set the Cycle Control Knob more to the
right the next time you dry that kind
of load.
For a damp dry, turn the Cycle Control
Knob to the LIGHT setting in the
Regular cycle.
Cool-downtimes
In all cycles, the heat shuts off before
the dryer stops tumbling. This cooldown time helps:
l keep wrinkles from setting in.
l make handling the hot load items
easier.
The PERMANENT PRESS cycle has
10 minutes of cool-down time at the end
of the cycle.
The REGULAR cycle has 5 minutes
of cool-down time.
TO help reduce wrinkling, take the
load from the dryer as soon as tumbling
stops. This is very important for permanent press. knits and synthetic fabrics.
NOTE: Overdrying can cause
shrinkage, static cling and damage to
some fabrics.
The dryer does not heat when the Temperature Selector is set on AIR. This
setting can be used to fluff or air dry
bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Turn the Temperature Selector
to AIR.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the
number of minutes you want in the
PERMANENT PRESS cycle.
3. 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
LOW.
3. Push the Start Button.
The load will tumble in heated air for
10 minutes. Then the dryer will tumble
the clothes for 10 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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CaringForYourDryer
Cleaningthe lint screen
The lint screen is located on top of the dryer. Clean it before
blocked by lint can increase drying time.
each load. A screen
1. Grasp the cover and pull the lint
screen straight 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.
Cleaningthe dryer interior
Electric Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Unplug
the power supply cord
or turn off the electrical power
before cleaning the interior.
l Make sure the dryer
is cool.
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.
Powdered laundry detergent
Make a paste with detergent and very
warm water. Apply paste lo 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
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Electric dryer
Igniter
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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
before removing lint.
9 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
We suggestyou 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:
9 Is the power supply plugged into a live
circuit with the proper voltage?
l Is the door closed tightly?
l Did you push the Start Button?
l Have you checked your home’s marn
fuses or circuit breaker box?
If your dryer does not heat:
The AIR setting is without heat.
l The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
. Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the
Cycle Control Knob to OFF. Turn on
gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls
and star-.
l An electric dryer circuit uses 2 breakers or 2 fuses. If one breaker is tripped
or 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 6
for cleanrng Instructions.
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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.:
1-800-253-1301
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:..
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Whirlpool has a
”
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ssavrcs Whirlpools” service
companies.
Whirlpool service technicrans 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-LINE” service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
:pd
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 specrfications 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’...
l 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.
‘If you must call or write, 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
for assistance.
WhirlpoolPAutomatic
DryerWarranty
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LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSP” replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship
Service must be provided by an authorized
WhirlooolSM service comoanv.
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.
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 i service assistance telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
@Registered Trademark/SM
Part No. 3391361 Rev. A
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.