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ELECTRIC DRYERS
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
W10233410A
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................2
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................4
Tools and Parts ............................................................................4
Optional Pedestal.........................................................................4
Location Requirements ...............................................................4
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................6
Electrical Connection ...................................................................8
Venting Requirements................................................................13
Plan Vent System .......................................................................14
Install Vent System.....................................................................15
Install Leveling Legs...................................................................16
Connect Vent..............................................................................16
Level Dryer .................................................................................16
Reverse Door Swing ..................................................................16
Close door and check that it latches securely. .........................18
Complete Installation .................................................................18
DRYER USE ..................................................................................19
Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................19
Stopping or Restarting Your Dryer ............................................20
Lock Controls .............................................................................20
Drying and Cycle Tips ................................................................20
Status Lights...............................................................................20
Cycles .........................................................................................21
Modifiers.....................................................................................22
Options .......................................................................................22
Changing Cycles, Options, and Modifiers .................................22
Drying Rack Options ..................................................................22
DRYER CARE................................................................................24
Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................24
Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................24
Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................24
Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................24
Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................25
Changing the Drum Light ...........................................................25
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................25
Dryer Operation ..........................................................................25
Dryer Results ..............................................................................26
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................27
WARRANTY .................................................................................28
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.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Tools and Parts
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
■
Flat-blade screwdriver
■
Vent clamps
■
#2 Phillips screwdriver
■
■
Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (25.4 mm) or
hex-head socket wrench
(for adjusting dryer feet)
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
■
Tin snips (new vent
installations)
■
Wire stripper (for direct
wire installations)
■
¼" nut driver or socket
wrench (recommended)
■
Level
■
Tape measure
Optional Pedestal
Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You have the option of
purchasing pedestals of different heights separately for this dryer.
You may select a 10" (254 mm) pedestal or a 15.5" (394 mm)
pedestal with a storage drawer. The pedestal will add to the total
height of the dryer for a total height of approximately
46" (1168 mm) or 51.5" (1308 mm), respectively.
For a garage installation, you will need to place the 10" (254 mm)
pedestal at least 9" (229 mm) above the floor. You will need to
place the 15.5" (394 mm) pedestal at least 3" (76 mm) above the
floor.
Parts supplied
Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts are
included.
Optional pedestal (15.5" [394 mm] model shown)
To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or
refer to the “Assistance or Service” section.
4 Leveling legs
NOTE: Do not use leveling legs if installing the dryer on a
pedestal.
Pedestal Height
Color
Part Number
10" (254 mm)
White
WHP1000SQ
15.5" (394 mm)
White
XHP1550VW
Parts needed
Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting.
See “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements”
before purchasing parts.
■ For close-clearance installations between 28.65" (728 mm)
and 34.15" (867 mm), see “Plan Vent System” section for
venting requirements.
Stack Kit
Are you planning to stack your washer and dryer? To do so, you
will need to purchase a Stack Kit.
To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your washer
or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. Ask for Part
Number 8572546.
Location Requirements
34.15"
(867.4 mm)
Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware
available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased
your dryer. For further information, please refer to the “Assistance
or Service” section.
If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
■ A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated
120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or
SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that
connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade
terminals with upturned ends.
■
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A UL listed strain relief.
You will need
■
A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See
“Venting Requirements.”
■
A separate 30-amp circuit.
■
■
■
■
If you are using a power supply cord, a grounded electrical
outlet located within 2 ft (610 mm) of either side of the dryer.
See “Electrical Requirements.”
A sturdy floor to support the total dryer weight of 127 lbs
(57.6 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance
should also be considered.
A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire
dryer. (If slope is greater than 1" [25 mm], install Extended
Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810.) Clothes may not tumble
properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate
correctly if dryer is not level.
For a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer
at least 18" (460 mm) above the floor. If you are using a
pedestal, you will need 18" (460 mm) to the bottom of
the dryer.
Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only
2"*
(50 mm)
36" min
(914 mm)
1"*
(25 mm)
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to
open fully.
1"*
(25 mm)
*Required spacing
Closet installation - Dryer only
3"*
(76 mm)
14" max.*
(356 mm)
Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At
lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an
auto cycle. Drying times can be extended.
The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will
be exposed to water and/or weather.
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or
sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
Installation clearances
27"
(686 mm)
48 in.2*
(310 cm2)
18" min.*
(457 mm)
24 in.2*
(155 cm2)
3"*
(76 mm)
1"*
5"**
28.65"
(25 mm) (728 mm) (127 mm)
B
A
Dryer Dimensions
A. Side view - closet or confined area
B. Closet door with vents
50"
(1283 mm)
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.
Recessed or closet installation - Dryer on pedestal
36"
(914 mm)
14" max.
(356 mm)
18" min.*
(457 mm)
*28.65"
(728 mm)
27"
(686 mm)
*Most installations require a minimum 5" (127 mm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting
Requirements.”
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation
The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this
dryer. This dryer has been tested for spacing of 0" (0 mm)
clearance on the sides and rear. Recommended spacing should
be considered for the following reasons:
■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
■
Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and
floor moldings.
■
Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the
dryer to reduce noise transfer.
■
For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are
acceptable.
■
Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
1"
(25 mm)
27"
(686 mm)
A
28.65"
5"**
1"*
1"
(25 mm) (25 mm) (728 mm) (127 mm)
B
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.
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Mobile home - additional installation requirements
Installation spacing for cabinet installation
■
For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top of the cabinet are required.
7"* (178 mm)
7"* (178 mm)
This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations.
The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280
(formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction
and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280).
Mobile home installations require:
■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for
purchase from your dealer.
■
9"*
(229 mm)
Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a
nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer
exhaust opening.
Electrical Requirements
It is your responsibility
■
To contact a qualified electrical installer.
■
To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
1"*
5"**
28"
27"
1"
1"
(127 mm) (728 mm) (25 mm) (25 mm) (686 mm) (25 mm)
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.
The National Electrical Code requires a 4-wire supply
connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved
in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
Recommended installation spacing for recessed or
closet installation, with stacked washer and dryer
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.
■
To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt,
60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt
electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a
separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect
to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the
neutral or grounding circuit.
■
Do not use an extension cord.
■
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
Electrical Connection
To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of
electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions
provided for it here.
■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral
ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire
connection” in the “Electrical Connection” section.
*Required spacing
6"* (152 mm)
■
This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire
electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire is
permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire)
within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical
supply connection, the neutral ground wire must be removed
from the external ground conductor screw (green screw), and
secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of
the terminal block. When the neutral ground wire is secured
under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the
terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral
conductor.
■
A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
appliance is installed in a location where grounding through
the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the
neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations,
(2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas
where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral
conductors.
72"
(1829 mm)
5½"**
(140 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
27"
(686 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.
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If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
■ A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated
120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or
SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that
connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade
terminals with upturned ends.
■
A UL listed strain relief.
If your outlet looks like this:
4-wire receptacle (14-30R)
Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply
cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have four 10-gauge copper
wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 14-30R. The
ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The
neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover.
If your outlet looks like this:
3-wire receptacle (10-30R)
Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply
cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have three 10-gauge copper
wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R.
If connecting by direct wire:
Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire)
and be:
■ Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable
(with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All
current-carrying wires must be insulated.
■
10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).
■
At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.
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Electrical Connection
Power Supply Cord
Direct Wire
WARNING
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard
Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord.
Use 10 gauge solid copper wire.
Use a UL listed strain relief.
Use a UL listed strain relief.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
1. Disconnect power.
2. Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover.
C
D
Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief
■
Remove the screws from a ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain
relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two
clamp sections into the hole below the terminal block
opening so that one tab is pointing up and the other is
pointing down, and hold in place. Tighten strain relief
screws enough to hold the two clamp sections together.
A
B
B
A
A. Neutral ground wire
B. External ground conductor screw
C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Terminal block cover and hold-down screw
3. Install strain relief.
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C
D
A. Strain relief tab pointing up
B. Hole below terminal block opening
C. Clamp section
D. Strain relief tab pointing down
■
Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure
that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside
the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with
the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not
further tighten strain relief screws at this point.
Electrical Connection Options
If your home has:
And you will be
connecting to:
Go to Section
4-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R)
A UL listed,
120/240-volt
minimum,
30-amp, dryer
power supply
cord*
4-wire connection:
Power supply cord
4-wire direct
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
4-wire connection:
Direct Wire
3-wire receptacle
(NEMA type 10-30R)
A UL listed,
120/240-volt
minimum,
30-amp, dryer
power supply
cord*
3-wire connection:
Power supply cord
3-wire direct
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box*
3-wire connection:
Direct Wire
5"
(127 mm)
Style 2: Direct wire strain relief
■
Unscrew the removable conduit connector and any
screws from a ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL
marking on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the
strain relief through the hole below the terminal block
opening. Reaching inside the terminal block opening,
screw the removable conduit connector onto the strain
relief threads.
(89 mm)
A
B
*If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet-ground
conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
4-wire connection: Power supply cord
C
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes
and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire
connections.
A
B
F
A. Removable conduit connector
B. Hole below terminal block opening
C. Strain relief threads
C
■
Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain
relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be
in a horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screw against
the direct wire cable.
D
E
G
A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)
B. 4-prong plug
C. Ground prong
D. Neutral prong
E. Spade terminals with upturned ends
F. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
G. Ring terminals
1. Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw.
4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type
of electrical connection:
4-wire (recommended)
3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)
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2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor
screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire
(white or center wire) of power supply cord under center,
silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw.
A
C
D
B
4-wire connection: Direct wire
IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes
and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire
connections.
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer
can be moved if needed.
Strip 5" (127 mm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving
bare ground wire at 5" (127 mm). Cut 1½" (38 mm) from 3
remaining wires. Strip insulation back 1" (25 mm). Shape
ends of wires into a hook shape.
1" )
mm
E
(25
5"
(127 m
m)
When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of
the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right),
squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw, as shown.
A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows
position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved
to center silver-colored terminal block screw.
B. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
C. Neutral ground wire
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord
to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
A
D
E
B
F
C
1. Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw.
2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor
screw. Connect neutral ground wire and place the hooked
end (hook facing right) of the neutral wire (white or center
wire) of direct wire cable under the center screw of the
terminal block. Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten
screw.
B
A
C
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord
C. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
D. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral ground wire
F. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
D
E
4. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows
position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved
to center silver-colored terminal block screw.
B. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
C. Neutral ground wire
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
5. Tighten strain relief screws.
6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to
“Venting Requirements.”
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3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
D
A
3-wire connection: Power supply cord
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
B
E
D
E
A
B
F
C
G
F
A. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R)
B. 3-wire plug
C. Neutral prong
D. Spade terminals with upturned ends
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
F. Ring terminals
G. Neutral (white or center wire)
C
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable
C. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
D. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral ground wire
F. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
4. Place the hooked ends of the other direct wire cable wires
under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).
Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.
1. Loosen or remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw.
2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply
cord to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the
terminal block. Tighten screw.
C
A
D
B
E
5. Tighten strain relief screw.
6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to
“Venting Requirements.”
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Neutral ground wire
C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
4. Tighten strain relief screws.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
6. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to
“Venting Requirements.”
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3-wire connection: Direct wire
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer
can be moved if needed.
Strip 3½" (89 mm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip
insulation back 1" (25 mm). If using 3-wire cable with ground
wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Shape ends of wires
into a hook shape.
1"
(25
)
mm
4. Tighten strain relief screw.
5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
6. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to
“Venting Requirements.”
Optional 3-wire connection
3½"
m)
(89 m
When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of
the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right),
squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw, as shown.
Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes
do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to
neutral wire.
1. Remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw.
2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor
screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire
(white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under
center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw.
B
A
C
D
1. Loosen or remove center, silver-colored terminal block screw.
2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire)
of direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block
(hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten
screw.
E
C
A
F
D
B
E
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Neutral ground wire
C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
C. Neutral ground wire
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief
F. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician
3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
3. Place the hooked ends of the other direct wire cable wires
under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).
Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.
4. Tighten strain relief screws.
5. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external
ground conductor screw to an adequate ground.
6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down screw.
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■
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported
when the dryer is in its final location.
■
Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and
kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor
performance.
■
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings,
or floors.
■
The total length of flexible metal vent should not exceed
7¾ ft (2.4 m).
Venting Requirements
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Elbows
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a concealed space
of a building.
Good
Better
Clamps
■ Use clamps to seal all joints.
■
Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
duct and catch lint. Do not use duct tape.
If using an existing vent system
■
Clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure
exhaust hood is not plugged with lint.
■
Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid or flexible
heavy metal vent.
■
Review Vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if
necessary to achieve the best drying performance. Only rigid
or flexible metal vent shall be used for exhausting.
Clamp
Exhaust
Recommended hood styles are shown here.
B
If this is a new vent system
A
Vent material
■
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
■
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be
used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended.
4"
(102 mm)
4"
(102 mm)
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
4"
102 mm
The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable.
4"
(102 mm)
4" (102 mm) heavy metal exhaust vent
DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your
dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For
more information, see the “Assistance or Service” section.
2½"
(64 mm)
Rigid metal vent
■ For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are
recommended.
■
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
insects from entering the home.
■
■
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (305 mm) from the ground
or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and
kinking.
Flexible metal vent
■ Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for
cleaning.
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■
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Optional exhaust installations
This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left
side, or through the bottom. Contact your local dealer to have the
dryer converted.
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper,
carpets, etc.
WARNING
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
Plan Vent System
Fire Hazard
Choose your exhaust installation type
Cover unused exhaust holes with one of the
following kits:
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
Other installations are possible.
B
279818 (white)
W10186596 (midnight grey)
Contact your local dealer.
C
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, electrical shock, or serious injury.
D
A
E
F
G
■
H
A. Dryer
B. Elbow
C. Wall
D. Exhaust hood
E. Clamps
F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent
G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows
H. Exhaust outlet
A
B
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Left or right side exhaust installation
C. Bottom exhaust installation (not an option
with pedestal installations)
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C
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
A
B
A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow)
B. Periscope installation
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate
installations are available for purchase. To order, please see
the “Assistance or Service” section.
■ Over-the-Top Installation:
Part Number 4396028
■
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance
■
Use the following Vent system chart to determine type of vent
material and hood combinations acceptable to use.
■
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in
the Vent system chart. Exhaust systems longer than those
specified will:
■
Shorten the life of the dryer.
■
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will
help to achieve the best drying performance.
Vent system chart
NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90º turn
inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one
90º turn to the chart.
Number of
90º turns
or elbows
Type of
vent
Box or
Louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
mismatch):
0
Rigid metal
64 ft (20 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 mm) to 18" (457 mm) mismatch
1
Rigid metal
54 ft (16.5 m)
48 ft (14.6 m)
Part Number 4396011 - 18" (457 mm) to 29" (737 mm)
mismatch
2
Rigid metal
44 ft (13.4 m)
38 ft (11.6 m)
3
Rigid metal
35 ft (10.7 m)
29 ft (8.8 m)
4
Rigid metal
27 ft (8.2 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
Part Number 4396014 - 29" (737 mm) to 50" (1270 mm)
mismatch
Special provisions for mobile home installations
The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible
portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate
beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside.
Install Vent System
1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (102 mm) clamp.
3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See “Determine vent path” in “Plan Vent System.” Avoid 90º
turns. 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. Items sticking through the
vent can catch lint.
Determine vent path
■
Select the route that will provide the straightest and most
direct path outdoors.
■
Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and
turns.
■
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room
as possible.
■
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
■
Use the fewest 90° turns possible.
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Install Leveling Legs
WARNING
Level Dryer
Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to
side, then front to back.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
1. To protect the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from
the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire back edge
of the dryer.
2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel).
Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration.
If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block.
Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again
for levelness.
Reverse Door Swing
You can change your door swing from a right-side opening to a
left-side opening, if desired.
1. Place a towel or soft cloth on top of the dryer or work space
to protect the surface.
Remove the door assembly
1. Remove the 4 screws that hold the door hinge on the front
panel of the dryer.
3. Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.
A
4. Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to
finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer
visible.
5. Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging under each
of the 2 dryer back corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the
dryer on the corner posts until it is close to its final location.
Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.
Connect Vent
1. Using a 4" (102 mm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet
in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent
is clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet
and inside the exhaust hood. Check that the vent is secured
to exhaust hood with a 4" (102 mm) clamp.
2. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent.
3. (On gas models) Check that there are no kinks in the flexible
gas line.
4. Once the exhaust vent connection is made, remove the
corner posts and cardboard.
B
A. Dryer front panel
B. Door assembly
2. Lay the door assembly on a flat, protected surface with the
inside (inner door assembly) facing up.
3. Remove the 6 Phillips head screws to release the outer door
assembly from the inner door assembly, as indicated below.
See illustration. It is important that you remove only the
6 indicated screws.
4. Lift the inner door assembly off the outer door assembly.
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6. Reassemble the inner and outer door assemblies with the
6 screws.
5. Rotate outer door 180°.
180˚
Reverse hinge
1. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to remove 2 plug strips
from the inner door. Slide the head of the screwdriver under
the plugs, being certain not to scratch the inner door surface.
Lift up.
Reverse the strike
1. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to remove plug strip from
the dryer door opening. Slide the head of the screwdriver
under the plugs, being certain not to scratch the dryer
surface. Lift up.
2. Remove the strike
3. Insert strike on the opposite side.
B
2. Remove the 4 screws that attach to the inner door hinge and
move the hinge to the other side. Reinstall the 4 screws.
A
A. Plug strip (cannot be seen from this angle)
B. Door strike
A
A. Door hinge
3. Reinstall plug strips on opposite side of the inner door.
4. Check for fingerprints on the glass. Clean glass if necessary.
5. Place the inner door assembly inside the outer door
assembly. To fit correctly, the inner door assembly edge fits
completely inside the outer door assembly edge.
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Reinstall the door
1. Reattach door to dryer front panel with the 4 screws.
A
B
A. Dryer front panel
B. Door assembly
2. Check for fingerprints on the glass. Clean glass if necessary.
Close door and check that it latches securely.
Complete Installation
1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part,
go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.
2. Check that you have all of your tools.
3. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
4. Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not
crushed or kinked.
5. Check that the dryer is level. See “Level Dryer.”
6. For power supply cord installation, plug into an outlet. For
direct wire installation, reconnect power.
7. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape
remaining on the dryer.
8. Read “Dryer Use.”
9. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
10. Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and start the dryer. Do not
select the Air Dry Temperature setting.
If the dryer will not start, check the following:
■
Controls are set in a running or “On” position.
■
The Start button has been pushed firmly.
■
Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply
is connected.
■
Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
■
Dryer door is closed.
11. When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the
dryer door and feel for heat. If you feel heat, cancel cycle and
close the door.
If you do not feel heat, turn off the dryer and check the
following:
■
There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for
the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or
that both circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still
no heat, contact a qualified technician.
NOTE: You may notice an odor when the dryer is first heated.
This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The
odor will go away.
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DRYER USE
Starting Your Dryer
WARNING
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
flammable on it (even after washing).
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Follow these basic steps to start your dryer. Please refer to
specific sections of this manual for more detailed information.
1. Clean lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint
Screen.”
2. Place laundry into dryer and shut door.
3. Press POWER.
4. Select an Auto or Timed Cycle. The preset settings for Auto
or Timed Cycles will illuminate. The estimated (auto cycle) or
actual (timed) cycle time (in minutes) will show in the display.
NOTE: A default time is displayed when an auto cycle is
selected. During the first few minutes of the drying process,
the cycle time may automatically vary from the default time
based on the size and fabric type of the load. Toward the end
of the drying process, the estimated time display will adjust
again, showing the final drying time.
To use an Auto Cycle
■
Select an Auto Cycle. Auto cycles are preset to Normal.
■
Select DRYNESS LEVEL to adjust how dry you want the
load. As the cycle runs, the control senses the dryness of
the load and adjusts the time automatically for the
selected dryness level.
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.
To make changes to the Dryness Level and/or Options
during an Auto Cycle:
■
Press STOP once.
■
Adjust Dryness Level and/or Options.
NOTE: Dryness Level selections can be made only while
using Auto Cycles. Selecting More, Normal, or Less
automatically adjusts the sensed time needed.
Auto Dry cycles take 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.
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To use a Timed Cycle
■
Select a Timed Cycle.
■
Press MORE TIME or LESS TIME until the desired drying
time is displayed. Tap MORE TIME or LESS TIME and the
time will change by 1-minute intervals. Press and hold
MORE TIME or LESS TIME, and the time will change by
5-minute intervals.
NOTE: The Timed Cycle Adjust feature can be used only
with Timed Cycles.
Drying and Cycle Tips
Select the correct cycle and dryness level or temperature for your
load. If an Auto Cycle is running, the display shows the estimated
cycle time, which is determined by your dryer automatically
sensing the dryness level of your load. If a Timed Cycle is
running, the display shows the exact number of minutes
remaining in the cycle.
Cool Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few
minutes of all cycles. Cool Down makes the loads easier to
handle and reduces wrinkling. The length of the Cool Down
depends on the load size and dryness level.
Drying tips
■
Press TEMPERATURE until the desired temperature
illuminates.
■
Follow care label directions when they are available.
■
If desired, add a fabric softener sheet. Follow package
instructions.
■
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.
■
Avoid drying heavy work clothes together with lighter fabrics.
This could cause overdrying of lighter fabrics and lead to
increased shrinkage or wrinkling.
To make changes to Time and/or Options during a Timed
Cycle:
■
Press STOP once.
■
Adjust the Time and/or Options.
5. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, select WRINKLE PREVENT. For
more details, see “WRINKLE PREVENT” in the “Options”
section.
6. (OPTIONAL STEP) The Cycle Signal is preset to on. If desired,
you may turn the Cycle Signal off.
7. Press and hold START for approximately 1 second until dryer
starts. Be sure the door is closed.
■ If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of selecting a
cycle, the dryer automatically shuts off.
Cycle tips
■
Dry most loads using the preset cycle settings.
■
Refer to the Auto Cycles or Timed Cycles Preset Settings
chart (in the “Cycles” section) for a guide to drying various
loads.
■
Stopping or Restarting Your Dryer
To pause/stop the dryer at any time
■
Open the door or press STOP once.
To restart the dryer
Close the door. Press and hold START until dryer starts.
NOTE: You cannot use the Timed Cycle Adjust and you
cannot modify temperature with the Auto Dry cycles.
If you wish to adjust the cycle length of a Timed Cycle,
press More Time or Less Time. Adjust the temperature of
a Timed Cycle by pressing TEMPERATURE until the
desired temperature is selected.
NOTE: You cannot use the Dryness Level with Timed
Cycles.
To end/cancel your dryer at any time
Press STOP twice or open the door.
NOTE: Drying will continue from where the cycle was interrupted
if you close the door and press Start within 5 minutes. If the cycle
is interrupted for more than 5 minutes, the dryer will shut off.
Select new cycle settings before restarting the dryer.
Drying temperature and Dryness Level are preset when
you choose an Auto Cycle. You can select a different
dryness level, depending on your load, by pressing
Dryness Level and choosing More or Less.
Status Lights
Follow the progress of your dryer with the drying Status indicator
lights.
Lock Controls
This feature allows you to lock your settings to avoid unintended
use of the dryer. You can also use the control lock feature to
avoid unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation.
To enable the control lock feature:
Press and hold CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The
CONTROLS LOCKED icon lights up, and a single beep tone is
heard. To unlock, press and hold CYCLE SIGNAL button for
3 seconds. The indicator light turns off.
Wet
The Wet light illuminates at the beginning of an Auto Cycle if a
wet item is detected.
■ In an Auto Cycle, if a wet item is not detected after
approximately 5 minutes, the dryer goes directly into Cool
Down and the Cool Down and WRINKLE PREVENT indicators
illuminate, if selected.
■
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In a Timed Cycle, wet items are not detected. The dryer will
continue to run for the length of time selected, and the Wet
light will illuminate. The damp light will not illuminate.
Damp
Delicate
The Damp light illuminates in an Auto Cycle when the laundry is
approximately 80% dry.
Use this cycle to get extra low heat for drying synthetic fabrics,
washable knit fabrics and no-iron finishes.
Cool Down
Auto Cycles Preset Settings
The Cool Down light illuminates during the cool down part of the
cycle. Laundry cools for ease in handling.
Auto Cycles Load Type
Temperature
Time*
(Minutes)
Clothes Dry
HEAVY DUTY
Heavyweight mixed loads,
towels
High
45
The Clothes Dry light illuminates when the drying cycle is
finished. This indicator stays on during WRINKLE PREVENT.
WRINKLE PREVENT
DENIM
Denim pants, jackets
Medium High
55
NORMAL
Sheets, corduroys, sturdy
work clothes
Medium
40
CASUAL
Permanent press, synthetics,
casual business clothes
Low
35
DELICATE
Lingerie, blouses
Extra Low
30
The WRINKLE PREVENT light illuminates when this option is
selected. This indicator stays on with Clothes Dry.
Check Lint Screen
The Check Lint Screen light is a reminder to check to see
whether the lint screen needs to be cleaned. The Check Lint
Screen light will come on when the machine is turned on. The
light will flash until the cycle is started or the door is opened, and
then the light will turn off.
Indicator lights
Other indicator lights show Cycle, Options and Modifier settings
selected.
Cycles
Select the drying cycle that matches the type of load you are
drying. See the Auto Cycles Preset Settings chart or the Timed
Cycles Preset Settings chart.
*Estimated time with dryness level (normal) setting. Time will vary
depending on load type and load size.
Timed Cycles
Use Timed Cycles to select a specific amount of drying time and
a drying temperature. When a Timed Cycle is selected, the
Estimated Time Remaining display shows the actual time
remaining in your cycle. You can change the actual time in the
cycle by pressing More Time or Less Time. See “Changing
Cycles, Options, and Modifiers.”
Timed Dry
Use this cycle to complete drying if items are still damp after an
Auto Cycle. Timed Dry is also useful for drying heavyweight and
bulky items such as bedspreads and work clothes.
QUICK DRY™
Use this cycle for drying small loads or loads that need a short
drying time.
Auto Cycles
Auto Cycles allow you to match the cycle to the load you are
drying. See the following Auto Cycles Preset Settings chart. Each
cycle dries certain fabrics at the recommended temperature. A
sensor detects the moisture in the load and automatically adjusts
the drying time for optimal drying.
Touch Up
Use this cycle to help smooth out wrinkles from items such as
clothes packed in a suitcase or items wrinkled from being left in
the dryer too long.
Timed Cycles Preset Settings
Timed Cycles Load Type
Temperature
Default Time
(Minutes)
TIMED DRY Heavyweight,
bulky items, bedspreads,
work clothes
High
40
Use this cycle to get medium-high heat for drying denims.
QUICK DRY™
Small loads, sturdy fabric
High
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Normal
TOUCH UP
Helps to smooth out
wrinkles
Medium High
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Heavy Duty
Use this cycle to get high heat for heavy fabrics such as cotton
towels or bedspreads.
Denim
Use this cycle to get medium heat for drying sturdy fabrics such
as sturdy work clothes.
Casual
Use this cycle to get low heat for drying no-iron fabrics such as
sport shirts, casual business clothes and permanent press
blends.
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■
Modifiers
Use Modifiers to select temperatures for the Timed Cycles only.
Press TEMPERATURE until the desired temperature setting
glows. Temperature modifiers cannot be used with the Auto
Cycles.
WRINKLE PREVENT is preset to OFF. The Auto Dry cycles
will retain the WRINKLE PREVENT setting. For example, if
you select WRINKLE PREVENT in the Normal cycle,
WRINKLE PREVENT will be on the next time you select the
Normal cycle.
NOTE: WRINKLE PREVENT must be selected with a cycle in
order to work. If you do not select WRINKLE PREVENT, the dryer
stops after cool down.
Cycle Signal
The Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the drying
cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of the
cycle reduces wrinkling.
Press CYCLE SIGNAL to turn the signal off.
NOTE: When WRINKLE PREVENT is selected and the Cycle
Signal is on, a tone sounds every 5 minutes until the clothes are
removed, or WRINKLE PREVENT ends.
Changing Cycles, Options, and Modifiers
Air Dry
Use the Air Dry Modifier for items that require drying without heat
such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics. This table
shows examples of items that can be dried using Air Dry.
You can change Auto Cycles, Timed Cycles, Modifiers, and
Options anytime before pressing Start.
■ Three short tones sound if an unavailable combination is
selected. The last selection will not be accepted.
Changing Cycles after pressing Start
Type of Load
Time*
(Minutes)
Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys
20 - 30
Plastic - Shower curtains, tablecloths
20 - 30
Rubber-backed rugs
40 - 50
1. Press STOP twice. This ends the current cycle.
2. Select the desired cycle and options.
3. Press and hold START. The dryer starts at the beginning of
the new cycle.
NOTE: If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of selecting the
cycle, the dryer automatically shuts off.
Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon
10 - 20
Changing Modifiers and Options after pressing Start
*Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.
When using Air Dry
■
Check that coverings are securely stitched.
■
Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during the cycle.
■
Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry.
NOTE: Air Dry is not available with Auto Cycles.
Options
You can customize your cycles by selecting options.
WRINKLE PREVENT
WRINKLE PREVENT helps smooth out wrinkles that form when
you cannot unload the dryer promptly at the end of a cycle.
During this option, the dryer periodically starts and stops,
tumbling the load for 90 minutes.
■ Press WRINKLE PREVENT to get up to 90 minutes of heatfree, periodic tumbling at the end of a cycle.
■
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Stop WRINKLE PREVENT at any time by pressing WRINKLE
PREVENT or opening the dryer door.
You can change a Modifier or Option anytime before the selected
Modifier or Option begins.
1. Press STOP once.
2. Select the new Modifier and/or Option.
3. Press and hold START to continue the cycle.
NOTE: If you happen to press Stop twice, the program clears and
your dryer shuts down. Restart the selection process.
Drying Rack Options
The drying rack is useful for drying items you would not
necessarily want to tumble dry or that you would normally line dry
(for example, sweaters).
If your model does not have a drying rack, you may be able to
purchase one for your model. For information on ordering Drying
Rack (Part Number W10121663), please refer to the front page of
the manual or contact the dealer from whom you purchased your
dryer.
The drying rack is recommended for use with the Air Dry cycle or
with Timed Dry cycles. The drying rack cannot be used with Auto
Cycles.
To use the drying rack
Do not remove the lint screen.
1. Open dryer door.
A
A. Front edge
2. Place drying rack inside dryer drum, positioning the back wire
on the ledge of the inner dryer back panel. Push down on
front edge of drying rack to secure over the lint screen.
B
A
A. Drying rack front edge
B. Dryer back panel
6. Select a timed cycle and temperature (see following chart).
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a
clothesline or by using the Air Dry temperature setting.
7. You may change the cycle time by pressing MORE TIME or
LESS TIME. Reset time as needed to complete drying. Refer
to the following table.
8. Press (and hold) START button (about 3 seconds).
NOTE: You must remove drying rack for normal tumbling. Do not
use auto cycles with the drying rack.
This chart shows examples of items that can be rack dried and
the suggested temperature setting and drying time. Actual drying
time will depend on the amount of moisture items hold.
Rack Dry
Setting
Temp.
Time*
Wool Sweaters
Block to shape and lay flat on
the drying rack.
Timed
cycles
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
Cotton or polyester fiber filled
Timed
cycles
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
Foam rubber filled
Timed
cycles
Air Dry
(no heat)
90
Sneakers or canvas shoes
Timed
cycles
Air Dry
(no heat)
90
*(Minutes) Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
3. Put the wet items on top of the drying rack. Leave space
between the items so air can reach all the surfaces.
NOTE: Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the drying
rack.
4. Close the door.
5. Press the POWER button.
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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.
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer. The
control panel has an indicator light to remind you to clean the lint
screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
To clean
1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen with
your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint.
Wet lint is hard to remove.
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 while the screen
is in the dryer.
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 the screen with 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.
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen
in 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 and
stains are 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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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
avoid transfer of dye.
Removing Accumulated Lint
Some towels made of synthetic fibers and natural fibers
(polyester and cotton blends) may shed more lint than other
towels, causing your dryer’s lint screen to fill up faster. Be
sure to remove lint from the lint screen before and after drying
new towels.
From Inside the Dryer Cabinet
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check
the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See “Venting
Requirements.”
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.
From the Exhaust Vent
Vacation and Moving Care
3. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
4. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
Vacation care
Changing the Drum Light
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. Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”
Moving care
The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when
you open the door.
To change the drum light
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back
wall of the dryer. Remove the screw located in the lower right
corner of the cover. Remove the cover.
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.
For direct-wired dryers:
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt
appliance bulb only. Replace the cover and secure with the
screw.
4. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1. Disconnect power.
2. Disconnect wiring.
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 fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer.
Check that 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.
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric
dryers use 2 fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or
reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
Unusual sounds
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Is the correct power supply available?
Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a
qualified electrician.
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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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Was a regular fuse used?
Use a time-delay fuse.
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Is the dryer door firmly closed?
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Was the Power button pressed?
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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Was the Start button firmly pressed?
Press and hold for 1 second.
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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 the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?
Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
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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 front of the dryer requires a minimum
of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear
of the dryer requires 5" (127 mm). See “Installation
Instructions.”
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Has an air dry cycle been selected?
Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
See “Modifiers.”
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Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer displaying code message
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“PF” (power failure), check the following:
Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?
Press POWER, and then press and hold START to restart the
dryer.
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“E” Variable (E1, E2, E3) service codes:
Call for service.
Dryer Results
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
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Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
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Cycle time too short
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
“Venting Requirements.”
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Are fabric softener sheets blocking the lint screen grille?
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
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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 “Plan Vent
System.”
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
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Is the auto cycle ending early?
The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the
dryer.
Change the dryness level setting on Auto Cycles. Increasing
or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of
drying time in a cycle.
Do not use a drying rack with an Auto Cycle.
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Lint on load
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Loads are wrinkled
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
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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 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
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call.
If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
use only factory specified parts. Factory specified parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
precision used to build every new AMANA® appliance.
To locate factory specified parts in your area, call the following
customer assistance telephone number or your nearest
designated service center.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors and service
companies. Amana® appliances designated service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
For Assistance and Service
Call Amana® toll free: 1-800-843-0304, or visit our website at
www.amana.com/help
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AMANA® LAUNDRY WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Amana brand of Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Amana”) will pay for factory
specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased.
Service must be provided by a Amana designated service company. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada
and applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. Proof of original purchase date is required
to obtain service under this limited warranty.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Replacement parts or repair labor if this major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is
used in a manner that is inconsistent to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
2. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you on how to use your major appliance, to replace or
repair house fuses, or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
3. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Amana.
5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage
results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Amana within 30 days from the date of purchase.
6. Pick up and delivery. This major appliance is intended to be repaired in your home.
7. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
8. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an
authorized Amana servicer is not available.
9. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance
with Amana’s published installation instructions.
10. Replacement parts or repair labor on major appliances with original model/serial numbers that have been removed, altered, or
cannot be easily determined.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. Some states and provinces
do not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so this limitation may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES; EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
AMANA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states and provinces do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
If outside the 50 United States and Canada, contact your authorized Amana dealer to determine if another warranty applies.
If you think you need repair service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. If you are unable to resolve the
problem after checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling
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Amana. In the U.S.A., call 1­800­843-0304. In the Canada, call 1­800­807-6777.
Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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