Whirlpool LE7680XS Operating instructions

AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE7680XS
and
Gas Model
LG7681XS
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Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
INMRMATION
CENTER
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
START BUTTON
LINT SCREEN
DRYER DRUM
Remove
LOADING
the
Con-
sumer 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.
DOOR
SENSOR
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 warrantv.
Please complete
and mail the Owner
Registration
Card furnished
with this
product.
Contents
Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Service Company
Telephone
Number
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS. .
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. .
Selecting a Cycle and
Starting Your Dryer
,
Automatic
Cycles..
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Timed Drying ,
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DRYING TIPS
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FLUFFAIR Setting . . .
Model
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TUMBLE PRESS@Setting .
Electronic DRY-MISER@
Control
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Gentle Heat.
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Drying Times
Mixed Loads
End-of-Cycle
Signal
Lint Signal
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL.
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CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Cleaning
Dryer Interior.
Vacation Care
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL DRYER
WARRANTY
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Corporation
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missing.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical
switches.
3. :ttEeguish
any open
.
4. Immediately
gas supplier.
call your
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that your dryer...
l is properly
maintained.
l is properly
installed and leveled in a well
ventilated
room’ on a floor that can support the weight.
l
is located
in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7.2C).
l
is connected
to the proper
outlet and
electrical
supply:
l
is properly
connected
to fuel and exhaust’systems.’
l
is not installed
against
drapes
or
curtains.’
l
is used only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
* is not used by children or anyone unable
to operate
it properly.
*See L61nsiaIIati0n
Instructtons”
lor cornplete information.
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M&ED
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - 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
HEAVY
HIGH
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blend&T-shirts,slacks,shiris
LIGHTWEIGHT-Synthetics
(polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends. lingerie.
blouse&dresses
RUGS
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
MED
LOW
PRESS
.._ ._
PERM’T PRESS
MED
PRESS
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze,iace,etc.
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RUBBER-BACKED
PERM’T PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets,raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
ciothes,sheets,
slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
biouses,dresses
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys __......._..,,.._...,,.._
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
MED LOW
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PERrRf;ENT
Ex
LOW
FKF
Ex
LOW
1 . Select
Set
2 . TEMPERATURESELECTOR
a CYCLE
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
The Temperature
Selector can be
set on any desired drying temperature or anywhere
between two
temperatures.
3 . Push the
To stop and restart
the dryer
START Button
The dryer will start tumbling when
push the START Button.
If the START Button is pushed when
Cycle Control Knob is pointing to
OFF area, the End-of-Cycle
Signal
sound. Dryer will not start.
you
the
an
will
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.
The Cycle Cantrol Knob should point to an OFF area when me dryer Is
not In use. If the dryer Is stopped
betore the cycle Is flnished, turn the Cycle
Control Knob to an OFF area.
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The automatic cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The Cycle Control Knob will not
move until the clothes load is almost
dry, or the COOL-DOWN portion
of the cycle has been reached. After
COOL-DOWN, the knob automatically moves to an OFF area and
tumbling stops.
weight cotton items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5
minutes.This
helps make the load
easier to handle.
permanent
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in, and
makes the load easier to handle.
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 70.
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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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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l
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
TLIMBLE PRESS’ Setting
The dryer does not heat when the
Control Knob is set on FLUFFAIR. This
setting can be used to fluff bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in FLUFFAIR.
2. Push the START Button.
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 15 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 5 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Electronic DRY-MISER”
Control
An electronic
sensor determines
the amount of motsture in the
clothes and automatically
shuts off
when the proper dryness is reached.
Gentle Heat
The dryer automatically
reduces
the heat settings in HEAVY HIGH and
PERMIT PRESS MED cycles. During
the last few minutes of each of
these cycles the dryer temperature
gradually
reduces to a lower heat
setting. This helps prevent
overdrying.
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Drying times
Mixed loads
Drying times will vary depending
on.
0 amount of moisture in the clothes.
0 type and weight of the fabric.
0 size of the load.
l room temperature
around the
dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
0 amount of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See your “Dryer Guide”
for more informatlon
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.
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
Clean lint screen before each load. If you
neglect to clean your lint screen, the signal will
sound. The [whistle tone] signal lets you know
the air flow is being restricted. Restricted air flow
reduces drying efficiency.
Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as
shown on page 9.
Lint screen
Clean
increase
Open
^+r-i-h+
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
the lirl “nrl
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lint
CP~PP”
e
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off t6e screen
with your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen.
Push the screen
place.
firmly bdck
Lint removal
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 DRYERS
Cleaning
should
GAS DRYERS
be done only by a qualified
person.
into
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or
near your dryer.
Remove loose and sharp obiects from
clothing before drying --pins-buckles,
etc. Close metal zippers.
Cleaning dryer interior
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Never leave wet or damp
in your dryer.
laundry
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
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
and
very warm water
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 spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with
a cloth until all excess dye is
removed. Tumble a load of rags.
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 five steps:
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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:
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 main
fuses or circuit breaker
box?
uct warranty
and provide
after-warrant-y
service, anywhere
in the United States. TO
locate TECH-CARE service
in your area,
call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2 1 or look in
your telephone
directory
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under:
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APPuAHCES-“OUSEHOLDY&,0-SERVICE
IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
The AIR settlng is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are without heat.
l 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.
4. If you have a problem?..
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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 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
IF DRYING TIME SEEMS TOO LONG:
. Is the lint screen clean? See page 9 of
this book for cleaning
instructions.
. See page8 of this book and your”Dryer
Guide:’
5.
2.
If you need
assistance%.
Call Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE@ service asslstance
telephone
number.
Dial free
from anywhere
In the U.S.:
l-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.
3.
If you need service?..
technicians
Whirlpool
has a
netnationwide
work of franchised
TECH-CARE’”
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE service
are trained to fulfill the prod-
If you need FSP@
replacement part&
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
specifications
used to build every new
Whirlpool
appliance.
‘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.
WHIRLPOOIT
DRYER
WARRANTY
DROOl
FSP@replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials
or workmanship.
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.
B. 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.
Part No. 3388800
Rev.A
01987
Corporation
Whirlpool
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