Model:
MD9806
Welcome
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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,
Should you need assistance, 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
Important Safety
Notice & Warning
The California Safe Drinking Water and "I
Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) require:
Governor of California to publish a list of substa
known to the State of California to cause cance
reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn
tomers of potential exposures to such substances.
Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the
ing of gas can result in low-level exposure to son
the listed substances, including benzene, formalde]
and soot, due primarily to the incomplete combusti
natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP) fuels. Ex
ducts should be kept free of obstructions and pro
exhausted dryers will minimize exposure.
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Serial Number
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For your safety, '
information in this manual must be :
lowed to minimize the risk of fire or exr
sion or to prevent property damage,
sonal injury or death.
2) Have proof of original date of purchase.
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or ol
flammable vapors and liquids in
vicinity of this or any other applial
Please attach your sales receipt here.
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Do not store or use gasoline
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• Do not try to light any appliancq
• Do not touch any electrical swi'
do not use any phone in your bt
ing.
• Clear the room, building or are;
all occupants.
For additional questions, please contact us:
Maytag Consumer Information
One Dependability Square
Newton, Iowa 50208
(515) 791-8911
(Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pmCentral Time)
Internet: http://www.maytag.com
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.
• Immediately call your gas supl
from a neighbor's phone. Fol
the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas sul
er, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be
formed by a qualified installer, ser
agency or the gas supplier.
Important
Safety
Instructions
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_k WARNING m 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 sur-
2. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
rounding
areas free from lint accumulation, dust and
dirt.
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 high-
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.
ly flammable items used in homes, such as: acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some
liquid household cleaners, some spot removers,
turpentine, waxes and wax removers.
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,
_._ 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
5. Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.
these kinds of items may prevent heat from
escaping and can create a fire hazard.
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 dan-
7. Do not tamperwith controls,
gerous. Washing these items in hot water
with extra detergent will reduce, but will
not eliminate, the hazard. Always use the
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.
"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.
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.
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Instructions
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Exhaust
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-- Plastic or nonmetal flexible duct presents a potential fire hazard.
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Read the installation instructions
and the user's guide,
Let a poor exhaust system cause
slow drying.
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the air easily.
Restrict your dryer with a
poor exhaust system.
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Use 4 inch diameter
rigid metal duct. Tape all joints,
Never use lint-trapping screws.
foil, or nonmetal
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ducts and vent.
Clean all old ducts
before installing your new
dryer. Be sure vent flap
opens and closes freely.
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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.
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• when only one or two articles need drying, add a
few similar items to improve tumbling and drying
efficiency.
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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.
Check the Moisture Monitor...
Indicator lights in the moisture monitor will display
when an IntelliDry cycle is in operation. The top light
NOTE: The top monitor light may not blink when
small loads of heavy, bulky items are dried, such as
large rugs or sweaters.
will blink on and off. As loads dry, there will be longer
pauses between each blink. No lights will display during
Time Dry.
The bottom light in the monitor will remain on until the
cool down portion of the cycle starts. During cool down
the dryer continues to tumble the load in unheated air to
help minimize wrinkling.
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Controls At A Glance ......................................
Step 0
Select Cycle
IntelliDry EASY CARE/PERMANENT PRESS automatically senses the moisture
the load and shuts off when the selected dryness level is reached. It minimizes wrinkl
of synthetic fabrics such as acrylic, nylon, polyester or blends by providing a cool do_
period by tumbling the load in unheated air at the end of the cycle. Simply set the co
trol to the desired dryness level (more dry - less dry). The triangle symbol, A, betwec
more dry and less dry is the initial preferred setting for the majority of loads.
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CHIME ON - turns on the chime signal
CHIME OFF - turns off the chime sign
MEDIUM - for permanent press, synthetics,
lightweight cottons or items labeled "Tumble
Dry Medium".
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.
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PRESS CARE ON - provides approxim
20 minutes of tumbling in unheated air
the Easy Care/Permanent Press cyc]
prevent wrinkling.
PRESS CARE OFF - cancels the additi
tumbling in unheated air.
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 IntelliDry 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.
lntelliDry REGULAR automatically senses the moisture
in the load and shuts off when the selected dryness level
is reached. This cycle 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, &, between more dry and less dry is the
initial preferred setting for the majority of loads.
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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,
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END OF CYCLE CHIME
Shortly before the cycle is complete, an audible chime
will sound several times. If the Press Care option has
been selected, the audible chime will sound intermittently during the cool down portion of Press Care.
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wrinkles from items that are
clean and dry but slightly wrinkled, such as from a crowded
closet, packed suitcase or from
sitting in the dryer too long after
the end of the cycle. It provides
10 minutes of heated tumbling
and 5 minutes of cool down turnbling without heat.
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Care
Control Panel - clean with a soft, damp
cloth. Do not use abrasive substances.
Cabinet - wipe off any marks with soap and watex
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 an(
cleaned once a year to maintain optimum perfor
mance. The outside exhaust hood should be cleane(
more frequently to ensure proper operation. (Refer t(
the Installation Instructions for more information.)
Replacing
Drum
Light .....................................
Instructions for replacing the bulb:
1) Unplug or disconnect the dryer from the electrical power supply,
5) Replace the bulb with a 120 volt, 10 watt
maximum candelabra base light bulb.
2) Open the door and use a Phillips screwdriver to
6) Turn the light bulb clockwise into socket.
remove the screw attaching the lens to the turnbler front,
7) Replace lens cover by hooking plastic tabs in
tumbler front below the light housing.
3) Remove lens cover by pulling cover toward
center of tumbler,
8) Reinstall the screw into the lens cover scr_
hole.
4) Rotate bulb counter-clockwise to remove from
socket.
9) Reconnect dryer to power supply.
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 scre_
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 belo_
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.
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Drying Rack Installation
Instructions .... ........
The drying rack allows you to dry items that you don't want to tumble dry;
for example, sneakers, washable sweaters, stuffed toys or pillows, etc.
The rack remains stationary, but the drum rotates.
(Make sure nothing hangs over the edges of the rack.)
To Use Rack:
1. Open dryer door.
2. Position drying rack in tumbler with the two extension wires toward you. These wires will brace the
rack against the front surface of the tumbler. Legs
will rest on front ledge and at back of drum.
3. Place wet items on the rack, leaving space between
them so air can reach all surfaces.
4. Close dryer door.
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5. Use the Timed Dry cycle if available or use Auto
Dry Regular Fabrics cycle. Select time according
to moisture and weight of item. Push the start button. It may be necessary to reset the timer if a
longer drying time is needed.
To Remove Rack:
1. Open dryer door.
2. Lift rack straight up and out.
SUG( iESTED ITEMS
SUGGESTED TEMP. SETTINGS
Washable sweaters
Heat
(block to shape and lay fiat on rack)
Stuffed toys or pillows
(cotton or polyester fiber filled)
Heat
Stuffed toys*
(foam or rubber filled)
Air Fluff
Foam rubber pillows*
Air Fluff
Sneakers
Air Fluff or Heat
*Warning: When drying foam rubber, plastic, or rubber with heat, it
is possible they will suffer damage and could lead to a fire hazard.
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Special
Laundry "Inps.........................................
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.
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Bedspreads
• Follow the care label instructions or dry on the Regular cycle.
& Comforters
• Be sure it is thoroughly dry before using or storing.
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Blankets
• Be sure it is thoroughly dry before using or storing.
Curtains
• Use the Permanent Press cycle to help minimize wrinkling.
& Draperies
• Dry these in small loads for best results and remove as soon as possible.
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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.)
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a fire hazard.
- Drying a rubber item with heat may damage it or be
• DO NOT dryer-dry kapok or foam pillows.
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.
Plastics
(shower curtains, outdoor
furniture covers, etc.)
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• Use the Time Dry/Air Fluff cycle on a Delicate or Air Fluff temperature
depending on the care label instructions.
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• Fiberglass Items (curtains, draperies, etc.)
• Woolens, unless recommended on the label.
• Vegetable or cooking oil soaked items. (Seepg.2)
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Check these 3oints if four clothes dr rer...
• 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.
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• On a gas dryer, check that the gas supply is on.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
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• Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close freely.
• Use 4" rigid metal exhaust duct.
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• Do not overload. 1 Wash load = I Dryer load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Check that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from
the load.
• Check the load for objects
Remove promptly.
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such as coins,
loose buttons,
nails, etc.
• Be sure the dryer is leveled properly as outlined in the installation manual.
• Be sure the rubber feet are installed on the leveling legs.
• This is normal operation for an In•ell•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.
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U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
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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
Additional
Fifth Year - Dryer tumbler.
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.
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
To Receive Warranty
This warranty
Service
To locate an authorized service company in your area, contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased
or call Maytag Customer Service. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write:
Maytag Customer Assistance
c/o Maytag Customer Service
RO. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
U.S. 1-800-688-9900
CANADA 1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deal hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
When contacting Maytag Customer Service be sure to provide the model and serial numbers of your appliance, the name and
address of the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance and the date of purchase.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Should you still have a problem, write to: Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP), 20 North Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois 60606, MACAP is an industry sponsored but independent group of consumer experts who receive and act on
complaints from appliance owners.
NOTE:
When writing about an unsolved service problem, please include the following information:
(a) Your name, address and telephone number;
(b) Model number and serial number (found on lower center of door opening) of your appliance;
(c) Name and address of your dealer and date the appliance was bought;
(d) A clear description of the problem you are having with the appliance.
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