Whirlpool LE5800XP Operating instructions

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CYCLE CONTROL
LAUNDRY
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LINT SCREEN
DRYER DRUM
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NUMBER PLATE
ADING
DOOR
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from the plate located
as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slip
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry Information Center on the back of the dryer
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
Model
Complete
Serial
Purchase
Number
Number
Date
Service Company
and
Number
Proof-of-purchase
is all
Page
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST.
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER.
The Automatic Cycles
Timed Drying
DRYING TIPS.
FLUFFAIR Setting
TUMBLE PRESS8 Setting
Mixed Loads
Drying Times
End-of-Cycle
Signal
2
here!
Complete
Telephone
console.
Remove the Con1 sumer Buy Guide lobel before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
out
the
Wipe
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
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Lint Signal
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Vacation Care.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE.
1. Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
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is located
in an area where the temperature
is above 45°F (7.2.C).
l is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric
supply and grounding.*
l is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems.’
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
l is not run where
there may be explosive fumes.
l is not used
by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
‘See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
complete
information.
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
for
is installed
by a qualified
installer.
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventilated
room* on a floor
that can support the weight.
SMEf;ED
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes,sheets,slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses. dresses
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends,T-shirts,slacks,shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics [polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
HEAVY
HIGH
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PERM’T
PRESS
MED
PRESS
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERMIT PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels]
Gauze,lace,etc.
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AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS
GENTLE
LOW
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stutted toys
.
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PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
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OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
TIMED
DRYING
FLUFF
AIR
Select a
I. CYCLE
2.
Set TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for InformatIon
on
the cycles.
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed
drying temperature.
Push the
3. START Button
To stop and restart
the dryer
The dryer will start tumbling
you push the START Button.
The Cycle
Control
Knob
when
should
to the
the dryer, open the door (or
turn the Control Knob to OFF)
To restart
the dryer. close the door,
select cycle, II necessary,
and push
START.
To stop
point
to OFF when
the dryer
is not in use.
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Operating instructions
The automatic cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob moves and stops
several times until the load reaches
the dryness setting you selected. Then
the knob automatically
moves to
OFF and tumbling stops.
weight cotton items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5
minutes. This helps make the load
easier to handle.
Use
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS to dry
oermanent
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in.
Timeddrying
Use the TIMED DRYING Cycle for
any load you want to dry by time. For
example:
small loads, large bulky
items, items to be fluffed or dusted
with the FLUFFAIR heat setting.
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Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 60.
. The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
without heat - a cool-down
time. This
helps make the load easier to
handle.
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For the first few loads, set the Control
Knob to point to an* in either automatic cycle. When the dryer stops,
feel the dried items.
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If items are drier than you like, use
a setting to the right of the * the next
time you dry a similar load.
If items are not as dry as you like,
use a setting to the left of the *the
next time you dry a similar load.
Drying tips
TUMBLE
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers,
etc.
Turn the Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
Turn the Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in the
TIMED DRYING Cycle.
Push the START Button.
PRESS” Setting
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing such as
items that may have been packed
in a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
1. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
2. Set Temperature
Selector to HEAVY
HIGH.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
far 5 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 10 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Mixed loads
Drying
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest
fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove
dry items and reset the control.
Drying times will vary depending
on.
0 amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room temperature
around the
dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
0 dryer temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your “Dryer Guide”
for more information.
To reduce wrinkling, take the load
from dryer as soon as fumbling stops.
This is important for permanent
press,
knits and synthetic fabrics.
End-of-cycle
times
signal
The dryer sounds a signal to let you know
when the cycle is finished.The
signal cannot be
turned off and is not adjustable.
The signal is helpful when you are drying
permanent
press, synthetics
and other items
that should be taken out as soon as the dryer
stops.
Lint signal
Clean lint screen before each load. If you
neglect to clean your lint screen, the signal will
sound. The (whistle tone) signal lets you know
the air flow is being restricted. Restricted air flow
reduces drying efficiency.
Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as
shown on page 9.
Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen
with your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen
Push the screen
place.
firmly back
into
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard.This
lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending
on
dryer usage.
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done only by a qualified
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard -unplug
power
supply cord or turn off
0
electrical
power.
l Avoid
injury or damage
- do not
put hands inside cabinet.
l Make
sure dryer is cool.
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GAS DRYERS
person.
1. Remove back panel (electric)
or lower access panel (gas).
2. Avoid damaging
wires,
thermostats, funnel or igniter.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art - with a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
re-level dryer.
Caring for your dryer
Remove sharp objects from clothing
before drying - pins, buckles, etc.
Close metal zippers.
Never leave
your dryer.
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth.Spills
allowed
to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
Non-colorfast
items can stain the
drum. Wipe carefully
after drying to
make sure there is no dye to be
transferred
to items in the next load.
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, console and finish. Do
not use these products on or near
your dryer.
Vacation
laundry
care
Unplug power cord or
turn off electrical
power.
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wet or damp
For gas dryers,
gas valve
close
Clean
lint screen.
in
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling
for assistance..
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind
DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
Is power supply cord plugged
in?
l Is door
closed tightly?
l Did you push START Button?
l Are fuses blown
or a circuit-breaker
tripped?
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
l The AIR setting
is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are
without heat.
l Is gas turned
on? If not, turn Control
Knob to OFF.Turn on gas. Wait 5
minutes. Reset controls and start
l An electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
l Is the lint screen
clean?
l See page
6 in your”Dryer
Guide.”
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2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINES service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 81 Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
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WhirlDool
has
a natio;wide
network of franchised
Ice technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
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directory
Yellow
Pages under.
1. If you have a problem*.
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Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(See
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert E Gunts, Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
.lf you must call orwrite, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is needed
in order to better respond
to your request
for
assistance.
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