Whirlpool LE6660XP Operating instructions

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Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
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INFORMATION
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START BUTTON
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CENTER
LINT SCREEN
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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
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from the plate located
as shown].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
here
Complete
Model
Complete
Sertal
Number
Number
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Purchase
Date
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slip
and “Dryer Guide” in the laundry
Information Center on the back of the dryer
Serwce Company
and
Telephone
Number
console.
There is no warranty
registration
to return. Proof-of-purchase
IS all
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
PARTS AND FEATURES.. . . . . .
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
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SAFETY FIRST . . .
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
Automatic Cycles . . . .
Timed Drying
DRYING TIPS
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FLUFFAIR Setting
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TUMBLE PRESS@Setting
Drying Times
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Mixed Loads . . . . . . . .
End-of-Cycle
Signal
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LINT SCREEN.
LINT REMOVAL.
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Vacation Care
Changing
the Drum Light
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE. . . . . .
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1. Before Calling for
Assistance
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2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service . . . .
4. If You Have a Problem
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
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for
is installed
by a qualified
installer.
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
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).
is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric supply and grounding.*
is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems.*
is used only for fobs normally
expected of home clothes dryers.
is not run where there may beexplosive fumes.
is not used by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
‘See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
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IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
3. ;;T&dFUlSH ANY OPEN
4. IMMEDIATELY CALL
YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
9 FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USE
GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE.
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
TYPE OF LOAD
COllONS
- 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
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
HEAVY
HIGH
PERM’T PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
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jackets. raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
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AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERMIT PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels]
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Gauze,lace,etc.
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE. SHEER NYLON
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
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PRESS
PERMIT PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
TIMED
DRYING
20-30
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MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MtNS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
Select a
1. CYCLE
2.
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information
on
the cycles.
Push the
3. START Button
The dryer will start tumbling
you push the START Button.
The Cycle
Turn
Set TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
the Temoerature
Selector
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To stop and restart
the dryer
when
Contl ,ol Knob should
To stop the dryer, open the door [or
turn the Control Knob to OFF).
To restart the dryer, close the door,
select cycle. if necessary,
and push
START.
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Operating instructions
The automatic cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob moves and stops
several times until the load reaches
the dryness setting you selected. Then
the knob automatically
moves to
OFF and tumbling stops,
weight cotton items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5
minutes. This helps make the load
easier to handle
Use
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS to dry
permanent
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in.
Timeddrying
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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Control Knob to the number
of minutes Yqu want - from 10 to 60.
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of this cycle are
without heat - a cool-down
time. This
helps make the load easier to
handle.
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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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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 left of the *the
next time you dry a similar load.
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 Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Turn the Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in the
TIMED DRYING Cycle.
3. Push the START Button.
TUMBLE
PRESS@ Settingl
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
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 PERM’T
PRESS/ MED.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 10 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 5 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
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hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
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Drying
Mixed loads
times
Drying times will vary dependtng
on
. amount of moisture in the clothes.
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and weight of the fabric.
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temperature
around the
dryer.
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of the wash rinse
water.
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of lint in the lent screen.
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temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your”Dryer
Guide”
for more information.
End-of-cycle
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signal
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.
To reduce wrinkling, take the load
from dryer as soon as tumbling stops.
This is important for permanent press,
knits and synthetic fabrics.
The dryer sounds a signal to let you know
wnen the cycle IS frnrshed. 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 blocked
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drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
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by lint can
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard.This
lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending
on
dryer usage.
GAS DRYERS
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done only by a qualified
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical
power.
’ Avoid injury or damage
- do not
put hands inside cabinet.
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sure dryer is cool.
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person.
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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Caring for your dryer
Remove sharp objects from clothing
before drying - pins, buckles, etc.
Close metal zippers.
Never leave
your dryer.
Wipe off ail spills with a damp, soft
cloth.Spills
allowed
to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
Non-colorfast
items can stain the
drum. Wipe carefully
after drying to
make sure there is no dye to be
transferred
to items in the next load.
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, console and finish. Do
not use these products on or near
your dryer.
Vacation
laundry
care
Unplug power cord or
turn off electrical
power.
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wet or damp
For gas dryers,
gas valve.
close
Clean
lint screen.
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Open the dryer door and remove
light bulb cover by turning it
clockwise.
2. Remove the light bulb by turning
it counterclockwise.
3. Replace the bulb only with a
UO-watt appliance bulb from most
4. Replace the light bulb cover
and lock it in place by turning
counterclockwise.
hardware,
grocery
or variety
stores.
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CAUTION: The bulb cover must be securely in place durtng dryer operatton to prevent overheating and possible damage to fabrics. Operating I
the dryer with the bulb cover removed can cause the dryer to
create a FIRE HAZARD.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling
for assistance..
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Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
The AIR setting is without heat.
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of heat settings
without heat.
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DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
9 Is power supply cord plugged
Is door closed tightly?
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in?
Is gas turned on? If not,turn Control
Knob to OFF.Turn on gas. Wait 5
minutes. Reset controls and start
An electric dryer uses a circuit
breaker or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
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tripped?
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or a circuit-breaker
Is the lint screen clean?
See page 6 in your”Dryer
Guide:’
2. If you need assistance*...
4. If you have a problem*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial tree from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 81 Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
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.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE@ Service Companies.
TECH-CARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
ancj provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service in Your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
Mr. Stephen E. Upton, Sr.Vice President
Whirlpool Corporatlon
Administrative Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Mi 49022
*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
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