AUTOMATIC DRYERS Compact Electric Models LE4900XT (portable) LE4930XT Gas Model LG4931XT WP Clolhes Dryers Freezers Relrlgeralor Freezers Ice Makers Dishwashers Bu~llln Ovens and Surlace Un~ls Ranges Microwave Ovens Trash Compac Parts and features , START BUTTON CYCLE CONTROL II ;I ’ - \ DOOR AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE ACCESS DOOR [gas model Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before using your dryer. It will be easier to remove Wipe out the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping. OnlY) Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here When you need service or call with a question, have this information ready, 1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from plate located as shown] 2. Purchase date from sales slip Model Number Serial Number Copy this information in these spaces Keep this book in the Laundry lnformatron Purchase Date Center with your “Dryer Guide” and sales slip. Serwce Company Phone Number Thank you for purchasing a Whirlpool product. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card furnished with this product. Contents Page PARTS AND FEATURES IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Starting Your Dryer Selecting a Cycle Drying Times Mixed Loads Suggested Load Srzes End-of-Cycle Slgnal LINT SCREEN Page 2 ,~I988 Whirlpool 2 LINT REMOVAL CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.. Cieanlng Dryer lntertor Vacation Care Voltage Requirements Optlonal lnstallatlon Accessorres IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE WHIRLPOOL DRYER’ WARRANTY Corporation 7 9 10 12 Additional Safety Instructions NEVER operate the dryer If l it is not working right [I e noisy, too l it IS damaged l parts are missing [I e door latch] l all panels are not In place l the lint screen IS loose damaged missing and Your Responsibilities ALWAYS shut off the gas valve lng hot) FOR YOUR SAFETY If you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches. 3. F..tzeguish any open . 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. or before leav- on vacation ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrlcal power before attempting to service the dryer Shut ofI GAS VALVE II yours IS a gas dryer You are personally responsible sure that Your dryer... l l l l l l l l IS properly for making maintained properly installed and leveled ventilated room* on a floor that port the weight IS IS located in an area where ture IS above 45 F (7 2 C] IS connected to the electrical supply * proper IS properly connected haust systems ’ IS not curtains installed * the temperaoutlet to fuel against by children it properly ‘See “Installation plete information. or anyone Instructions” and and ex- drapes IS used only for jobs normally of home clothes dryers IS not used to operate in a well can sup- or expected unable for com- 3 Operating instructions Starting Your Dryer Before starting your dryer, be sure laundry IS sorted and loaded properly (see your”Dryer Guide”) Be sure the door is tightly closed. 1 . Select Set a CYCLE Turn the Control Knob either way to point to the cycle and time setting you want 3 . Push the START Button To stop the dryer, open the door (or turn the Control Knob to OFF] To restart the dryer, close the door, select cycle, if necessary. and push START 2 . TEMPERATURE SELECTOR The dryer WIII start tumbling you push the START Button To stop and restart the dryer The setting can be changed at any time by turning the Control Knob 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. 4 when Selecting a Cycle Dryer cycles are designed forthe fabrics. This dryer has 3 cycles: proper REGULAR HEAVY-The heat IS off during the last 5 minutes of tumbling The load IS cooled down for more comfortable handling drying kinds of AIR - No heat. This cycle IS useful when drying heat-sensitrve Items or when fluffing pillows and bedding or dustrng sheers and curtains ‘I‘\ I’): <It‘ 1.0 \I) SI <iGt:SI‘Eo COTTONS HEAVY - Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts MEDIUM AND LIGHTWEIGHT - Shirts,dresses, sheets,diapers, towels, work clothes PERMANENT PRESS HEAVY - Work clothes, jackets, MEDIUMWEIGHT Shirts,uniforms,dresses,slacks,etc of different rarncoats,etc. REGULAR HEAVY REGULAR HEAVY PERMANENT PRESS PERMANENT PRESS KNITS HEAVYWEIGHT - COTTONS, RAYONS, BLENDS T-Shirts,slacks,polo shirts,etc. LIGHTWEIGHT - SYNTHETIC FIBERS (polyester, acrylic, etc.) AND BLENDS Linqerie, blouses,dresses,etc. PERMANENT PRESS DELICATELY CONSTRUCTED FABRICS Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels] PERMANENT PRESS PERMANENT PRESS RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT SENSITIVE MATERIALS Foam pillows, bras, etc. Plasticshowercurtainstablecloths : : : ” : :. : :. 1. 1.. Rubber backed rugs Olefin,polypropylene,s’heern’ylon 1. : : : : : : : : Drying times Drying times will vary depending on. amount of moisture in the clothes. l type and weight of the fabric. . size of the load. l room temperature around the dryer. l voltage used. See page 9 of this book for Lroltage information l Cl c1.t: AIR AIR AIR 1 : : AIR 1.. See your “Dryer Guide” for more information Mixed loads To help reduce wrinkling, take the load from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops. This is very important for permanent press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. When drying a load with different kinds and weights of fabrics, use the cycle suggested for the lightest fabrlcs When the dryer stops, remove dry Items and reset the control , Suggested load sizes Use these load size recommendations for your compact dryer. Do not use the load sizes for larger capacity dryers that are listed in the “Dryer Guide:’ MIXED LOAD HEAVY WORK CLOTHES TOWELS 1 pair slacks 2 pillowcases 2 shirts 2 T-shirts 3 work shirts 2 pair pants 9 bath -or6 bath 3 hand 6 wash PERMANENT PRESS KNITS DELICATES 6 shirts -or2 double sheets 2 pillowcases -or2 single sheets 2 pillowcases 2 slacks 2 shirts -or3 dresses 1 camisole 2 slips 2 panties 2 bras 1 nightie 1 half slip towels towels towels cloths End-of-cycle signal The dryer sounds a signal to let you know when the cycle IS finished The signal cannot be turned off and is not adjustable The signal IS helpful when you aredrying permanent press,synthetics and other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops Lint screen The lint screen is inside the dryer drum, on the back wall. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. Pull straight out. 1. Use the finger holes to pull the lint screen straight out 2. Lightly squeeze the body, as shown, while pulling the cover off 3. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers DO NOT rinse or wash the screen. Wet lint is hard to remove. I Squeeze body; pull cover off. 4. Replace the cover on the body of the lint screen 5. Push the lint screen straight back in until it clrcks into place Lint removal Lint can gather inside the dryer and cre tate a FIRE HAZARD. This lint should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. ELECTRIC Cleaning DRYERS should be done GAS DRYERS only by a qualified person. 1. Remove back panel (electric) or lower access panel [gas) 2. Avoid damaging wares, 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 7 Remove loose and sharp objects from Dockets and cuffs before drvrna pins, buckles, etc. Close metal zippers. Wipe off all spills with a damp soff cloth Spills allowed to remain may dull or damage the ftnrsh Never leave wet or damp In your dryer laundry Sharp or heavy objects should never be put on or in the dryer Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc Some pretreatment products can damaae dials. consoles and finish Do not;se these products on or near your dryer Cleaning dryer interior Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denrm blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interror If the interior IS drscolored clean wrth one of the following methods to avoid staining later load Hems Powdered laundry detergent and very warm water Make a paste with detergent and very warm water. Apply paste to a soft cloth and scrub area until all excess dye is removed. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth Tumble a load of rags -ORLiquid spray household cleaner Spray on stained area Rub with a cloth until all excess dye IS removed Tumble a load of rags. kxation care Unplug power cord or turn off electrical power For gas dryers, gas valve close Clean lint screen Voltage Requirements Dryer Model LE4930XT operates on household current of 240 or 208 volts. Dryer times will be longer if 208 volt current is used. Dryer Models LE4900XT and operates on household current of 120 volts. Drying times will be longer than for dryers that operate on 240 volts. LG4931XT 4 1 Power supply for Dryer Model LE493OXT Optional Installation Power supply for Dryer Models LE4900XT LE493lXT Accessories An EXHAUST DEFLECTOR KIT [Part No. 346001) moves dryer exhaust to the side or up or down. The dryer can be mounted above the compact washer with one of the following kits: ELECTRIC DRYERS only DRYER STAND KIT (Part No. 695570), permanent installation secured to the wall. STACK RACK (Part No. 346721), freestanding installation. STACK KITS (Part No. 3390196almond, 3390175-white) mount dryer permanently onto the washer. DRYER WALL MOUNT KIT (Part No. 345994), steel bracket secures to wall and supports the dryer. Wall must be solidly constructed to support the dryer. Do not use in mobile homes. GAS DRYERS DRYER STAND KIT (Part No. 695570), permanent installation secured to the wall. If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: l. Before calling for assistance... Performance from little things yourself without IF YOUR DRYER problems often result you can find and fix tools of any kind DOES NOT RUN: Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and start. An electric dryer uses a circuit breaker or 2 fuses. If one fuse is blown, the dryer may run, but not heat. l l IF DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG: l l l Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? Is the door closed tightly? Do you push the START Button? Pull straight out. Squeeze body; pull cover off. l l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT: l The AIR setting is without heat. l The last minutes of heat settings are without heat. 10 l Is the lint screen clean? See page 7 of this book for cleaning instructions. See page 5 of this book and your “Dryer Guide” 2. If you need as&stanceJ;... Call Whirlpool COOL-LINEa service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: l-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained Consultants The Consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfac?ory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in Your area. 3. If you need service+:.. . WhIrlpool has natronwrde r~,i’~lpdOl 1 Network of fran chased TECH-CARE@ Service Companies TECH-CARE service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere rn the United States To locate TECH-CARE sewice rn your area, call our COOL-LINE service assrstance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under, /f 4. If you have a prbblem?.. Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to: Mr Robert Stanley Division Vice President Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 5. If you need FSP’ replacement parts‘;‘... FSP IS a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporatron for quality parts Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool applrance. FSP replacement parts will frt right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specrfrcations used to build every new Whirlpool appliance * If you must call or write, please provide model number. serial number, date of purchase and a complete descriptton of the problem This rnformatron is needed in order to better respond to your request for assrstance WHIRLPOOL” DRYER WARRANTY DROOl LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date FSP@j replacement parts and reparr labor correct defects In malerlals or workmanshlp ServI’ce must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE’& service company of Purchase WHIRLPOOL to WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service 1 2 3 4 calls to Correct the lnstallatlon of the dryer Instruct you how to use the dryer Replace house fuses or correct house Replace light bulbs B. Repalrs household when dryer use C. Pick up and the home D. Damage of God IS used dellvery In other This product to dryer caused or use of products than wlrlng normal IS deslgned by accident not approved or plumbing alngle-family to be repalred misuse fire flood by Whirlpool In acts WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES Some states do not allow the excluston or llmilatlon of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you This warranty gives you speclflc legal rights. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state Outstde contact the United States CI dlfferenl your franchised Whirlpool warranty distributor may apply For details or military exchange please Whirlpool Part No. 3390213 c 1988 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.