Use& CareGuide Cycle control knob and temDerature Start button Lint screen Dryer drum ading door Drum light (not shown) CUSTOMIZED SERIES LARGECAPACITY AUTOMATIC DRYERS LE6150XS LG6151XS Contents Page important Safety instructions .................... .3 Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities ............................................. 3 Operating Instructions Stating your dryer ....................................... 4 The automatic cycles .................................. 6 Timed drying ............................................... 7 Using TUMBLE PRESS@............................. 7 Using damp dry ........................................... 7 Additional Dryer Features Gentle heat system ..................................... End-of-cycle signal ...................................... : Lint signal .................................................... 8 Caring For Your Dryer Cleaning the lint screen ............................... 9 Lint screen maintenance ............................. 9 Cleaning the dryer ..................................... Lint removal .............................................. i: Changing the drum light ............................ 13 For Visually And Physically impaired Consumers ................................................. 13 if You Need Service Or Assistance ......... .14 Whirlpool Automatic Dryer Warranty ....... 16 01992 Whirlpool Corporation If your dryer has a Consumer Buy Guide label, remove it. It will be easier to remove before the dryer is used. To remove any remaining glue: l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then remove. or l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners. These can damage the finish. See ‘Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels inside the dryer. You should wipe out the dryer drum with a damp cloth before using to remove dust from storing or shipping. 2 Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a question. aCopy model and serial numbers from label (on the frame behind the door) and purchase date from sales slip. l Keep this book, the Dryer Guide and the sales slip together in a handy place. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Date Service Company Phone Number FOR YOUR SAFETY if you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches. 3. Extinguish any open flame. 4. immediately call your gas supplier. FOR YOUR SAFETY Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. ImportantSafetyInstructions To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using your dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: DO NOT tamper with the controls. You are responsible for making sure that your dryer is installed, repaired and has parts replaced by a qualified person. l Use only fabric softeners specifically labeled as not being harmful to the dryer. l FIRE HAZARD and DAMAGE to materials can result from: - drying rubber, rubber-like and heat sensitive materials with heat. allowing lint build-up inside the dryer or - exhaust system. Cleaning should be done periodically by a qualified person. l Clean lint screen before or after each load. l DO NOT let dust, lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc. pile up around or under the dryer. l Dryer must be electrically grounded. See the Installation Instructions. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTiONS - Read ail instructions before using the dryer. NEVER dry items cleaned, washed, soaked in or spotted with wax, paint, gasoline or flammable fluids in the dryer. The fumes can create a FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand launder and air dry fabrics containing these materials. NEVER allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. DO NOT reach into a dryer if the drum is moving. When discarding an old dryer, ALWAYS remove the door to prevent accidental entrapment. DO NOT install or store dryer where it will be exposed to the weather. l l l l l l l l Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities l l l l NEVER operate the dryer if: - it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot). - it is damaged. - parts are missing (i.e. door latch). - all panels are not in place. - the lint screen is loose, damaged or missing. ALWAYS shut off the gas valve before leaving on vacation if you have a gas dryer. ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical power before attempting to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if you have a gas dryer. You are responsible for making sure that your dryer: - is properly maintained. - is properly installed and leveled on a floor that can support the weight in a well ventilated room.* - is located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7°C). - is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.’ - is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems.* - is not installed against drapes or curtains.’ - is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. - is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. *See the Installation Instructions for complete information. 3 OperatingInstructions Startingyour dryer Be sure to refer to the chart below and the Dryer Guide for proper sorting, loading and control setting information before starting your dryer. NOTE: Do not overdry. Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling, and damage some fabrics. SUGGESTED CYCLE TYFEOFLOAD cottonsandMTRAHEAVY-Be&qw&~ pads, quik HEAVYWElGHT-Twtek, jems, corduroys, vmkcbthes MEDIUMWE~GHT-S~~~~S, pilm amflunderwear,diapers LIGHTWElGHT-Wstes, ogand%, lingerie PERMANENT PRESS PERMANENT PRESS PERMANENT PRESS PERMANENT PRESS -msyrrthetics andtlienb HEAVYWElGHT-Workcbti,m, raimats MEDIlJMWElGHTShirts, playdothes, sheets, slacks LIGHTWEIGHT-UngerIe,blouses,dresses PERMANENT PRESS PERMANENT PRESS KNITS Knits HEAWWElGHT4%ons,rayum,bIends, T&iris, siack, shirts MEDIUMWElGHT+mthetics (@yes&r, acrylii, etc.), dress slacb, skirts, sveaters LIGHTWE~GHT+IUX%CS @Iyear, aaylii etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses KNITS KNITS KNITS Daatefebrics sheer curtains (2 of 3 pimels), gauze, laaz, etc. Fire Hazard Drying rubber, plastic and other heat-sensitive damage them or be a FIRE HAZARD. Rubber,plastic,heaEeensitivefabrics FOAMRU3EER+ilbv~,bras,stuffed~ PLAmGmwaartains,tabledoths RUBBER-SACKED RUGS OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON KNITS materials with heat can Line Dry (See Dryer Guide) 1. Select a cycle by turning the Cycle Control Knob either way. Stop when the indicator on the knob’s outer ring points to the cycle and setting you want. See pages 6-7 for further cycle information. 2. Push the Start Button to start the dryer. To stop and restart the dryer l Open the door or turn the Cyde Control Knob to OFF to stop the dryer. l Close the door, select a cycle (if necessary) and push the Start Button to restart the dryer. To change the cycle and/or time, turn the Cycle Control Knob either way to point to a new setting. The Cycle Control Knob should point to an OFF area when the dryer is not in use. If the dryer is stopped before the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle Control Knob to an OFF area. Operating Continued instructions Theautomaticcycles The automatic cycles allow you to select the degree of dryness you prefer for the dothes being dried. The automatic DRY-MISER@ control is a thermostat that senses the dryer air temperature. The dryer automatically shuts off when the selected dryness is reached. The Cycle Control Knob will not move until the clothes load is almost dry, or the cooldown portion of the cyde has been reached. After the cool-down portion is complete, the Cyde Control Knob automatically moves to an OFF area and tumbling stops. Use KNITS to dry knitted items and lightweight delicate fabrics. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5 minutes. This helps make the load easier to handle. For the first few loads, set the Cyde Control Knob to point to the + in either automatic cycle. When the dryer stops, feel the dried items. l If items are drier than you like, use a setting to the right of the t the next time you dry a similar load. l If items are not as dry as you like, use a setting to the left of the * the next time you dry a similar load. NOTE: Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling and damage to some fabrics. 6 TIMEDDRYING Use the TIMED DRYING cycle for any load you want to dry by time. This cycle is designed for small loads, large bulky items or items to be fluffed or dusted. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the number of minutes you want from 10 to 70. The last 5 minutes of this cycle are without heat to help make the load easier to handle. UsingTUMBLEPRESS@ The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes wrinkles from dothing that has been packed in a suitcase or closet, and from items not removed from the dryer at the end of a cycle. 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on TUMBLE PRESS. 2. Push the Start Button. The load will tumble in heated air for 10 minutes. Then the dryer will tumble the clothesfor 10 more minutes without heat. For best results, put only a few items at a time in this cycle. As soon as the dryer stops, put the items on hangers or fold them. UsingDAMPDRY Use this setting to dry damp items that do not require an entire drying cyde, or to dry items to damp level. (Two examples are heavy cottons, such as jeans, which you do not want to become stiff, or cotton clothes which are easier to press when damp.) l.Set the Cycle Control Knob on DAMP DRY. 2. Push the Start Button. The dryer tumbles the load with heat for 20 minutes, then without heat for 10 minutes. 7 AdditionalDryerFeatures GentleHeatsystem For better fabric care, the Gentle Heat system helps prevent overdrying. Drying temperatures are automatically reduced to a lower heat setting during the last few minutes of drying. Gentle Heat is followed by a cool-down period in all cycles to make your clothes easier to handle. ‘5 =-P 3’ \’ End-of-cyclesignal The dryer sounds a signal to let you know when the cycle is finished. The signal cannot be turned off and is not adjustable. The signal is helpful when you are drying permanent press, synthetics and other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops. Lint signal Clean the lint screen before each load. A signal will sound if you neglect to dean your lint screen. The signal (a whistle tone) lets you know the airflow is restricted. Restricted airflow reduces drying efficiency. Turn off the dryer and dean the lint screen as shown on page 9. CaringForYourDryer Product and Fabric Damage Hazard 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. Cleaningthe lint screen The lint screen is located under a lid on top of the dryer. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. 1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen straight out. 2. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash the screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. 3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and dose the lid. Lint screenmaintenance Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can cause a residue build-up on the lint screen. A clogged lint screen can extend drying times. Clean the lint screen every six months or more frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue build-up. Use the following method: 1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water. 2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. 3. Scrub lint screen with the brush until all residue build-up is removed. 4. Rinse with hot water. 5Thoroughiy dry lint screen with a clean towel and replace in dryer. 9 Caring For Your Dryer Continued Cleaningthe dryer Electrical Shock and Personal injury Hazard l Tum off the electrical power before cleaning the interior. @Make sure the dryer is cool. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or injury. Fire Hazard 4se non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do so could result in an explosion. Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior. To remove stains from dryer drum use one of the following methods: Powdered laundry detergent 1. Make a paste with detergent and very warm water. 2. Apply paste to a soft doth and scrub area until all excess dye is removed. 3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp doth. 4.Tumble a load of rags to dry. Liquid non-flammable household cleaner 1. Apply to stained area. 2. Rub with a cloth until all excess dye is removed. 3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp doth. 4. Tumble a load of rags to dry. To clean dryer exterior: Wipe with a soft, damp cloth. 10 Lint removal Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel for fire. It is recommended the lint be removed every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person. If you have al‘Y questions, please call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-253-l 301. Heat etemont temtlndr Eketttcdryuwtthbeckpmelremovad I Electrical Shock and Personal injury Hazard *Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the electrical power before removing dryer panels. @Make sure the dryer is cool. @Dryer parts can have sharp edges. Use care when handling. *When replacing front panel after lint removal, the wire clips holding the door switch wires must be anchored to top of front and side panels. Wires MUST NOT touch rotating drum. (See page 12, step 7.) Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury. if your dryer is electric, or is gas and has a lower front access panel: 1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the electrical power. 2. Remove back panel (electric) or lower front access panel (gas). See Installation Instructions. 3. Remove lint from shaded area in illustration with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner. Avoid damaging wires, thermostats (electric), funnel (gas) or igniter (gas). 4. Replace panel; reconnect and relevel dryer, if necessary. NOTE: See page 12 if your dryer is gas and has a full front panel. Gas dryer with lower front eccesfi panel removed 11 Caring For Your Dryer Continued Remove screws before opanlng top Front pand a \Bdt -Drum View D 12 lfyourdryerisgasandhasafullfmntpanel, remove fmnt panei as follows: 1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the electrical power. 2. Open lint screen lid. Remove two screws in lint screen area. 3. Open top by pulling forward and up at each front corner (see view A). Rest raised top against wall behind dryer (top is hinged at rear). 4. Remove two internal screws from front panel flanges (near top front corners). Lift front panel slightly, lifting off lower clips (see view B). Slowly pull front panel forward, disengaging panel from drum. (Drum will drop slightly.) 5. Move front panel aside and rest edge against side of dryer. Avoid disconnecting wire clips (see view C) or damaging wires. 6. Remove lint from area shown in “gas dryer” illustration on page 11 with soft brush or vacuum cleaner. Avoid damaging wires, funnel or igniter. 7. Reassemble in reverse order. Before closing the top, check the following: -Drum seal must be flared out (see view D) and properly positioned against panel at back of drum. Rotate drum counterclockwise one full turn to check drum seal. -Belt should be centered and tight on dryer drum. -Wire clips which hold the door switch wires must be anchored in slot in top of front panel (see view C) and along top edge of side panel. Door wires must not touch drum when dryer is operating. See Warning, page 11. 8. Replace top panel and lint screen screws. Top and front panels must be securely in place before operating dryer. 9. Reconnect power and level dryer again (if necessary). NOTE: Call Consumer Assistance at 1-800-253-l 301 for assistance or more information. Changingthe drumlight l l Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard Before removlng light bulb, either unplug the dryer or disconnect the dryer at the maln power supply. The bulb cover must be in place during dryer operation to prevent overheating and possible damage to fabrics. Operating the dryer with the bulb cover removed can cause the dryer to fail or create a FIRE HAZAY.3. 1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect the electricity leading to the dryer at the main power supply. 2. Open the dryer door and remove the light bulb cover from back wall of the dryer. Turn the cover clockwise to remove. 3. Remove the light bulb by turning it counterclockwise. 4. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb only. 5. Replace the light bulb cover and lock in place by turning countercicckwise. 6. Reconnect power supply. ForVisuallyand PhysicallyImpaired Whirlpool offers you: l Easy to read Control panel instructions. NOTE: The control panel also includes Braille labels. aEasy to read Use and Care literature. aEasy Grip Knob-Kit No. X921 1 For consumers who have c%iculty turning the Cycle Control Knob, an Easy Grip Knob kit is ‘available. The kit includes easy to grip rubber control knob covers for boti; your dryer and matching washer (LA61 50X5). If ordering for both appliances, order only one kit. 13 For Visually and Physically Impaired Continued For visually impaired consumers, audio cassettes and braille Use and Care literature are also available. Order kit number(s) listed below: l Braille Use and Care llterature Kit No. 787481 l Audio cassette Use and Care literature Kit No. 787482 To order any of these materials, please write to: Whirlpool Corporation Attention: Customer Service Department 1900 Whirlpool Drive LaPorte, IN 48850 If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance Wesuggestyou follow thesesteps: 1. Before calling for a&stance ... Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. If your dryer does not run: l Is the power supply plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? l Is the door dosed tightly? @Didyou push the Start Button? l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? If your dryer does not heat: l Is the Cycle Control Knob set to a mark to the left of 20 minutes in the Timed Drying cycle? The last 10 minutes are without heat. @The last minutes of heat settings are without heat. l If you have a gas dryer, is the gas turned on? If not, turn the Cycle Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and start. 14 *The circuit supplying an electric dryer circuit uses 2 breakers or 2 fuses. If one breaker is tripped or one fuse is blown, the dryer may run, but not heat. If drying tlme seems too long: Is the lint screen dean? See page 9 for cleaning instructions. l Is the exhaust duct or outside exhaust hood clogged? Clean if needed. l See the Dryer Guide. 2. If you need assistance*... Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-253-l 301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The wnsultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. l If you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service*... Whirlpool has a nationwide 1- network of authorized =n- WhirlpoolSMservice companies. 9 Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: 5.lf you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved*... l Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent wnsumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. .Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. *When requesting assistance, please provide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to your request. APPLIANCES - NOUSENOLD MAJOR - SERVICE a REPAIR ELECTREAL APPLIANCES MAJOR - REPAIRING 6PARTS OR WASHBB YACHHES, DRYERS LROWERS-SEWlCtM WHIRLPOOLAPfUANCES AUIHORIZEDWHIRLPDOL!33lVKE SERWCE COMPANIES m SERVICEco 123 Maple...”..........9999999 4.lf you need FSPreplacement parts*... FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 15 WHIRLPOOL@’ AutomaticDryerWarranty DR006 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the dryer. 2. Instruct you how to use the dryer. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing. 4. Replace light bulbs. B. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to dryer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRAm From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or wnsequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking ‘Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S. @ Registered Trademark / SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Part No. 3395414 01992 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.