Whirlpool 3RLGR5437 Use & care guide

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ELECTRIC AND GAS
DRYERS
Use & Care Guide
Table of Contents ................................................. 2
Models
3RLER5437, 3RLGR5437,
3RLEC8646, 3RLEQ8000,
3RLEC8600, 3RLEQ8033
8543156
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................2
DRYER DISPOSAL .........................................................................4
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
CHECKING YOUR VENT ...............................................................6
DRYER USE ....................................................................................6
Starting Your Dryer ......................................................................6
Stopping and Restarting ..............................................................7
Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips ...........................................7
Cycle Descriptions .......................................................................7
Additional Features ......................................................................8
Drying Rack (optional) ..................................................................8
DRYER CARE..................................................................................9
Cleaning the Dryer Location.........................................................9
Cleaning the Lint Screen ..............................................................9
Cleaning the Dryer Interior ...........................................................9
Removing Accumulated Lint........................................................9
Regular Servicing .......................................................................10
Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................10
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................10
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................12
DRYER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
WARNING: For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
– Installation, service, or conversions for use on other gas supplies must be performed by
a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Gas dryers should only be installed in a room if the
room meets the appropriate ventilation requirements
specified in the national installation regulations. Make
sure the room containing the dryer has an adequate
air supply for gas combustion and/or drying
operation. A window or equivalent means of
ventilation must be opened in the room when the
dryer is in use (an equivalent form of opening
includes an adjustable louvre, hinged panel, or
other means of ventilation that opens directly to
outside air).
Keep a minimum clearance of 10 cm (4 in.) between
the rear of the dryer and any wall.
The operation of this appliance may affect the
operation of other types of gas appliances which take
their air supply for safe combustion from the same
room. There has to be adequate ventilation to replace
exhausted air and thus avoid the back-flow of gases
into the room from appliances burning other fuels,
including open fires, when operating the tumble
dryer. If in doubt, consult the appliance
manufacturers.
Do not obstruct the air supply to the dryer (see
Installation Instructions for minimum clearances).
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your
dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may
contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a
load to catch fire.
Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned
in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, cooking oils, or other
flammable, or explosive substances as they give off
vapours that could ignite or explode.
Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is
used near children.
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Before the dryer is removed from service or
discarded, remove the doors to the drying
compartment.
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. A
door switch is fitted for your safety.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not continue to use this appliance if it appears to
be faulty.
Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or
attempt any maintenance unless specifically
recommended in this Use and Care Guide. Repairs
and servicing should only be carried out by
competent service personnel.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended by the manufacturer of
the fabric softener or product.
Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam
rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials.
Always use the cool-down period at end of drying
cycle to avoid a heat build-up in stored clothes.
Clean dryer lint screen before or after each load. Do
not operate dryer without lint screen in place.
Keep area around the exhaust and inlet openings
and adjacent surrounding areas free from the
accumulation of lint, dust, and dirt.
The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be
cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
See Installation Instructions for earthing instructions.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly
qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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DRYER DISPOSAL
This appliance is marked according to the European directive 2002/ 96/ EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE).
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
The symbol on the product, or on the documents accompanying the product, indicates that this appliance may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with local environmental regulations for waste disposal.
For more detailed information about treatment, recovery and recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
B
D
C
E
A. Control panel
B. Model and serial number label
C. Dryer drum
D. Lint screen
E. Wide-opening door
Additional features your dryer may have
Super wide-swing door
End of Cycle Signal selector
Wrinkle Guard selector
Automatic Dry sensor
Optional purchase
Drying rack
Control Panel
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CHECKING YOUR VENT
Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve
maximum drying efficiency and shorten drying times. Use the
minimum recommended installation clearances found in the
Installation Instructions. Refer to the Installation Instructions for
more information.
DRYER USE
Starting Your Dryer
WARNING
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
flammable on it (even after washing).
Do not use a plastic vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
If the dryer is not properly installed and vented, it will not be
covered under the warranty.
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting will be paid for
by the customer, whether it was a paid installation or selfinstalled.
1. Do not use plastic vent or metal foil vent. Use 10.2 cm (4")
metal or flexible metal vent. Do not kink or crush flexible
metal vent. It must be completely extended to allow adequate
exhaust air to flow. Check vent after installation. Refer to the
Installation Instructions for proper length requirements of
vent.
2. Use a 10.2 cm (4") exhaust hood.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
10.2 cm
(4")
3. Use the straightest path possible when routing the vent.
Good
Better
4. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws or
other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
vent to secure vent.
5. Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, but at
least every 2 years, or when installing your dryer in a new
location. When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the
Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for final
product check.
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This booklet covers several different models. Your dryer may not
have all of the cycles and features described.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Clean lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint
Screen.”
2. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
Maximum clothing load (cotton fabrics) is 9.1 kg (20 lbs).
3. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for
the type of load being dried. See “Drying, Cycle and
Temperature Tips.”
4. Select a temperature setting on models with a temperature
selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting
suggestions.
NOTE: The temperature selector is part of the Cycle Control
knob on some models.
5. Select the End of Cycle Signal, if available. The signal is
helpful when drying permanent press or synthetics. Promptly
remove these items from the dryer at the end of the cycle to
prevent wrinkles.
6. Select Wrinkle Guard, if available.
7. Press PUSH TO START. Your gas dryer has an electronic
ignition system for the burner which is fully automatic; no
action is needed by the user (there is no pilot light).
NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically when a cycle ends.
How Automatic Drying Works
During the Auto Dry Cycle, the exhaust temperature of the dryer
determines the drying time and dryness levels. A thermostat
signals the Cycle Control Knob when to move into Cool Down.
The drying time for an Auto Dry Cycle depends on load type and
load size. When drying a large or heavy load, the Cycle Control
Knob may take a long time before it begins to advance into Cool
Down. The Auto Dry Cycle takes the guesswork out of drying
time and enhances fabric care. The amount of time that is
displayed is the estimated time remaining in the cycle.
Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Press PUSH TO START.
Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips
Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load.
Cool Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few
minutes of all cycles to make the load easier to handle.
Drying tips
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Follow care label directions when they are available.
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If desired, add a fabric softener sheet. Follow package
instructions.
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To reduce wrinkling, remove the load from the dryer as soon
as tumbling stops. This is especially important for permanent
press, knits and synthetic fabrics.
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Use a no-heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic or heat-sensitive
fabrics.
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Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for
various loads, refer to the care label directions. If you are unsure
of the temperature to select for a load, select a lower setting
rather than a higher setting.
Cycle Descriptions
This manual covers several different models. Your dryer may vary
from the model shown, and may not have all of the cycles and
features described.
Cycle Control knob
Auto Dry cycle
Use your Automatic cycle to dry most loads. Your dryer has a
control that senses the moisture level in the load and shuts off
when the load reaches the selected dryness.
■ Select the temperature from the temperature selector based
on the fabrics in your load.
After drying a load, check the dryness.
If the load is drier than you like, select a setting closer to
Delicates the next time you dry a similar load.
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If a load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using a
Timed cycle. Select a setting closer to Heavy the next time
you dry a similar load.
NOTE: Drying time varies with an Automatic cycle. The type of
fabric, the size of the load, and the dryness selected affect drying
time. See “Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips.”
Timed Drying cycle(s)
Use Timed Drying for heavyweight and bulky items, such as
bedspreads and work clothes or large loads that require a long
drying time. Set the temperature selector, if available, to Hot (or
High) Heat.
On some models, you may use the Timed Drying cycle for
lightweight items such as lingerie or knits. Set the temperature
selector, if available, based on the fabrics in your load.
NOTE: Use your Timed Drying cycle to complete drying if items
are still damp after the Automatic cycle.
Cycle and temperature tips
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Use a Hot (or High) Heat setting for drying heavyweight items
such as towels and work clothes.
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Use a Medium Heat setting for drying medium weight items
such as sheets, underwear, permanent press fabrics and
some knits.
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Use a Low Heat setting for drying lightweight items such as
lingerie, blouses, dresses and some knits.
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Air Fluff or Air Dry cycles
Wrinkle Guard II
Use the Air Fluff or Air Dry cycle for items that require drying
without heat such as rubber, plastic, or heat-sensitive fabrics. Set
the Cycle Control knob to Air Fluff or Air Dry. This chart shows
examples of items that can be dried using the Air Fluff or Air Dry
cycle.
When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon as
it stops, wrinkles can form. The Wrinkle Guard II feature
periodically tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load for up to
30 minutes without heat to avoid wrinkles. Press the Wrinkle
Guard ON button to enable the Wrinkle Guard II feature. A signal
will sound periodically when the Wrinkle Guard II feature is on if
the End of Cycle Signal is selected. The signal and the tumbling
will end when you open the dryer door, or when you turn the
Cycle Control knob to Off.
Type of Load
Air Fluff or
Air Dry cycle*
Foam rubber—pillows, padded bras,
stuffed toys
Plastic—Shower curtains, tablecloths
Rubber-backed rugs
Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon
20 - 30
20 - 30
40 - 50
10 - 20
*(Minutes). Reset cycle to complete drying if needed.
End of Cycle Signal
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The End of Cycle signal sounds when a cycle is complete. If
your End of Cycle signal is selectable, the signal will sound
only if set to On.
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If the Wrinkle Guard II feature is on, the signal sounds every
few minutes. The signal stops when you open the door or
turn the Cycle Control knob to Off.
When using Air Fluff or Air Dry
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Check to see that coverings are securely stitched.
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Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during cycle.
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Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry.
Additional Features
This manual covers several different models. Your dryer may not
have all of the features described.
Heavy
Drying Rack (optional)
The drying rack is useful for machine drying items you would not
necessarily want to tumble dry or that you would normally line dry
(for example, tennis shoes, pillows, stuffed toys).
If your model does not have a drying rack, you can order one by
contacting the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer.
To use the drying rack
1. Slide rear pegs into the dimples on the back wall of the dryer.
Lower the front legs to rest on the dryer opening.
Select this setting to evenly dry large or heavy items such as
thick cotton bath towels or robes. Set the Temperature selector, if
available, to Hot (or High) Heat.
Cotton
Select this setting to thoroughly dry heavy items such as sheets,
mattress pads and quilts, or a load of towels. Set the
Temperature selector, if available, to Hot (or High) Heat.
Synthetics/Perm Press
Select this cycle to dry medium to lightweight synthetic or no-iron
items such as shirts, blouses or dresses. Choose a Medium Heat
setting if available.
Quick Dry
Use this cycle for drying small loads or loads that need a short
drying time. Choose a Hot (or High) or Medium Heat setting
depending on the type of fabrics being dried.
Delicates
2. Put the wet items on top of the rack. Leave space between
the items so air can reach all the surfaces. Close the door.
NOTE: Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the rack.
3. Select cycle and temperature to match the fabrics in your
load. Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using an air cycle. Refer to the following
table.
4. Press PUSH TO START. Reset cycle to complete drying, if
needed.
NOTE: The rack must be removed for normal tumbling. Do not
use the automatic cycle with the drying rack.
Rack Dry
Cycle
Temp
Time*
Timed
Low
60
TUMBLE PRESS setting
Wool Sweaters
Block to shape and lay flat on
the rack
Select this setting to remove wrinkles from such items as clothing
packed in a suitcase or items wrinkled from being left in the dryer
too long. Set the Temperature selector, if available, to Medium or
Low Heat depending on the fabrics in your load.
Stuffed toys or pillows
Cotton or polyester fiber filled
Timed
Low
60
Damp Dry
Stuffed toys or pillows
Foam rubber filled
Air
(no heat)
None
90
Sneakers or canvas shoes
Air
(no heat)
None
90
Select this option to dry small loads or lightweight items. Set the
Temperature selector, if available, to Low or Heat.
Select this setting to dry items to a damp level, or to dry items
that do not require an entire drying cycle. Damp dry items such
as jeans (to prevent stiffness) or cotton clothing (to make
pressing easier). If your model has a Temperature selector,
choose a temperature setting based on the fabrics in your load.
*(Minutes). Reset cycle to complete drying if needed.
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DRYER CARE
As needed cleaning
Cleaning the Dryer Location
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
WARNING
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the
lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying times for your
clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely
dry. The screen is probably clogged if lint falls off the screen.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months, or more
frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
To wash
1. Roll lint off filter using your fingers.
2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 46 cm (18 inches) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door of the dryer. Clean the lint
screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
To clean
1. Pull the lint screen toward you. Roll lint off the screen with
your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet
lint is hard to remove.
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Insert lint
screen back into dryer.
Cleaning the Dryer Interior
To clean dryer drum
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very
warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
OR
Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the
stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is
removed.
2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
IMPORTANT:
■ Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged,
blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
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If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check
the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See “Checking Your
Vent.”
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum.
NOTE: Garments that contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue
jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer
interior. These stains are not harmful to your dryer and will not
stain future loads of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside out to
prevent dye transfer.
Removing Accumulated Lint
From Inside the Dryer Cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.
From Inside the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
If you have any questions or comments, please call a designated
Whirlpool service company.
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WARNING
Regular Servicing
To keep your dryer operating at highest efficiency, regular
servicing by a designated Whirlpool service technician is
recommended. For normal use, this servicing should be at
12 monthly intervals. For heavy-duty usage, this interval should
be reduced accordingly.
Vacation and Moving Care
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Vacation care
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will be on
vacation or not using your dryer for an extended period of time,
you should:
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. If you have a gas dryer, close shutoff valve in gas supply line.
3. Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”
Moving care - Electric Dryers
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
For direct-wired dryers:
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Disconnect power.
Disconnect wiring.
Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
Moving care - Gas Dryers
For power supply cord-connected dryers:
1. Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
1. Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Close shutoff valve in gas supply line.
3. Disconnect gas supply line pipe and remove fittings attached
to dryer pipe.
4. Cap the open fuel supply line.
5. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
6. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
No heat
Dryer Operation
Dryer will not run
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Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the
dryer. Check to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or
that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse
or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
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Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The
drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the
fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call
an electrician.
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Unusual sounds
Is the correct power supply available?
Electric dryers require 240 volt power supply. Check with a
qualified electrician.
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Was a regular fuse used?
Use a time-delay fuse.
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
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Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum
and front or rear of the dryer?
Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects.
Clean out pockets before laundering.
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Is the dryer door firmly closed?
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Was the Push to Start button firmly pressed?
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Is it a gas dryer?
The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
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Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to
back and side to side?
The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the
Installation Instructions.
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Is the clothing knotted or balled up?
When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to
vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
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Is it a gas dryer?
The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
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Is the exhaust vent the correct length?
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the
Installation Instructions.
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Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?
Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
WARNING
Timer does not noticeably advance
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Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry?
The timer moves slowly and continuously for the time setting.
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying?
The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry. See
“How Automatic Drying Works” in “Dryer Use.”
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Dryer Results
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
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Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
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Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below
45ºF (7ºC)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
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Is the dryer located in a closet?
Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and
bottom of the door. The sides and front of the dryer require a
minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and the rear of the dryer
requires 5½" (14 cm). See the Installation Instructions.
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Has an air dry cycle been selected?
Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
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Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Cycle time too short
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
WARNING
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
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Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with
lint, restricting air movement?
Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the
outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not
feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace
exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the
Installation Instructions.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
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Is the automatic cycle ending early?
The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the
dryer.
Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles.
Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the
amount of drying time in a cycle.
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Lint on load
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Loads are wrinkled
Is the lint screen clogged?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
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Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
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Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Stains on load or drum
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Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can
stain your garments.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Odors
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Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in
the area where your dryer is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
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Is the electric dryer being used for the first time?
The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor
will be gone after the first cycle.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check the
“Troubleshooting” section. It may save you the cost of a service
call. If you still need help, follow these instructions.
If you need assistance or service
If your problem is not due to any of the items listed in the
“Troubleshooting” section, contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the dryer, or a designated Whirlpool service company.
When calling, please know the purchase date, and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us better respond to your request.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write or call with any
questions or concerns at:
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