Whirlpool LE6605XP Operating instructions

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Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
LAUNDRY INFORMATION CENTER
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TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
START BUTTON
NUMBER PLATE
LOADING DOOR
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label
before
using
your
dryer. It will be easier
to remove.
’ Wipe out the dryer
1 drum with a damp
1 cloth to remove dust
from storing or shipI ping.
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 the plate located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information
Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip
and warranty.
Please complete
Registration
Card
product.
and mail the Owner
furnished
with this
Contents
The Automatic Cycles
Timed Drying .
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FLUFFAIR Setting . .
TUMBLEPRESS@
Setting
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Mixed Loads
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Drying Times .
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Serial Number
Purchase
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Date
Service Company
Telephone
Number
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End-of-Cycle Signal
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LINT SCREEN..
LINT REMOVAL..
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CARING FOR YOUR DRYER..
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Cleaning Dryer Interior. . . .
Vacation Care. . . . . . .
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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 .
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PARTS AND FEATURES.
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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST. . . . . . . . . .
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
DRYING TIPS.
Model
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Your
Responsibilities
Read thls “Use and Care Guide” and
your “Dryer Guide” carefully for important use and safety information.
You are personally responsible for
making sure that your dryer...
l is installed
by a qualified installer.
l is properly
maintained.
l Is installed
in an area protected from
the weather.
l is properly
installed and leveled in a
well ventilated room’ on a floor that
can support the weight.
is located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7.2”C).
l is connected
to the right kind of outlet,
electric supply and grounding:
l is properly
connected to fuel and exhaust systems:
l is used
only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers
l is not run where
there may be explosives fumes.
l is not used by children
or anyone unable to operate it properly
*See the “Installation Instructions” for
complete information.
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. FOR YOUR SAFEIT.
IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRI- II
3. EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN
FLAME.
4. IMMEDIATELY CALL
YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
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:LAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER
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Selecting a cycle
and starting
your dryer
Before starting your dryer, be
sure laundry is sorted and loaded
properly (see your “Dryer Guide”).
Be sum the door Is tightly
closed.
TYPEOF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRAHEAW - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, qultts . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . .
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels.
jeans, corduroys, work cloth& . . . , . . . . .
MEDlUMWElGHT COTTONS-
Sheets, pillowcases. cotton
underwear, dlapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SUGGESTED SUGQESTED
TEMPERATURE
CYCLE
AIJT~MATIC
REGULAR
HEAW
HIGH
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERM’T
PRESS
MED
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batlstes,
organdles, lingerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PERMANENT PRESS,SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Work clothes.
jackets, mlncoats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MEDlUMWElGHT FABRtCS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks.. . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRlCS - Lingerie,
blouses. dresses . . . . . . . .I . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
KNITS
HEAWWEIGHT - Cattans, rayons,
blend&T-shirts, slacks,shtrts . . . . . . . . . . . .
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.] and blends, lingerle.
blouses. dresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LIWTWEIWIT AND DELICATE FABRICS
SheerCurtains(2or3panels)
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Gauze. lace, etc.
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RUBBER,PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
F0AM RUBBER- Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys . . . . . . I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PLASTIC- Shower curtains,
tablecloths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS. . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON . . .
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PERMIT PRESS
MED
AUTOk lATlC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS GENTLE
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS
GENTLE
LOW
TIMED
FLUFF
AIR
DRYING
LOW
2.
Set TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
Turn the Temperature Selector to the
needed drying temperature
Push the
3. START Button
To stop and restart
the dryer
The dryer will start tumbling when you
push the STARTbutton.
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.
If the STARTbutton is pushed when
the control knob is pointing to an OFF
area, the End-of-Cycle Signal will
sound. Dryer will not start.
The Cycle
Control
Knob should
polnt to OFF when the dryer
Is not in use.
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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.
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.
weight cotton Kerns. The load tumbles
wlihout
heat during
ihe last 5 mln-
utes. This heIDS make the load easier
to handle.
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If items are drier than you like, use
a setting to the right of the * the nex
time you dry a similar load.
Use
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESSto dry
permanent
press, knits and other synmetic fabrics.
The load tumbles wlthout heat during
the last 10 minutes. This helps keep
wrinkles from setting in.
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.
l Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want-from 10 to 60.
l The last 5 minutes of this cycle
are
without heat - a cool-down time. This
helps make the load easier to
handle.
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If items are not as dry as you like, use
a setting to the left of the * the next
time you dry a slmilar load.
Drying tips
TUMBLE PRESS" Setting
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 Temperature Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Turn Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in me TIMED
DRYING CYCLE.
3. Push STARTButton.
The TUMBLEPRESSsetting 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 TUMBLEPRESS.
2. Set Temperature Selector to PERMIT
PRESS/MED.
3. Push STARTButton.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 10 minutes. The heat shuts off and the
dryer continues to tumble me load
for 5 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLEPRESSonly a
few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer
StODS.
Mixed loads
Drying times
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.
Drying times will vary depending on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room temperature
around the dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse water.
l amount of lint in the lint screen.
To reduce wrinkling, take the load
from dryer as soon astumbling stops
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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.
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Lint screen
Clean the ilnt screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can
increase drying time and may be a FIREHAZARD.
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. This lint
should be removed
on dryer usage.
every
2 to 3 years,
or more otten, depending
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ELECTRIC
DRYERS
WARNING:
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn oti
electrical
power.
Avold Injury or damage
- do not
put hands lnslde cabinet.
Make sum dryer is cool.
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Igniter
GAS DRYERS
Cleaning should be done only by a qualified
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Funnel
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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Remove
loose and sharp
objects
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.
Cleaning dryer interior
Wlpe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage the finish.
WARNING: Before
cleaning
interior, unplug
power supply cord or,
turn off elect&al
power to
avoid electrlcal
shock hazard.
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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.
Never leave wet or damp laundry
in your dryer.
Powdered
laundry
very warm water
detergent
and
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
or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts etc.
spray
household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with
a cloth until all excess dye is
removed. Tumble a load or rags.
Sharp
Vacation care
Unplug power cord or turn off
electrical power.
l For gas dryers, close gas valve.
0 Clean lint screen.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling for
assistance...
3.
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide net1 work of franchised
Performance problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If your dryer
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If your dryer
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does not heat:
The AIR setting is without heat.
The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the
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.
If drying
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does not run:
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Do you push the STARTButton?
Have you checked your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
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time seems
long:
Is the lint screen clean?
See page 7 of this book and page 6
of your “Dryer Guide!’
2.
If you need service?..
If you need
assistance:..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental U.S. . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan . . . . . . . . . . [800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii . . . (800) 253-1121
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.
ice technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate TECH-CARE
service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone
directory Yellow Pages
under:
4.
If you have a
problem?..
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step
2) and talk with one of our Consultants,
or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 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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Making your world a little easier.
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01986 Whirlpool Corporation
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