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Whirlpool LDR3422A Specifications
Use& CareGuide
Cycle control knob
and temperature
selector
Start button
Model and eerial
number label
Access &or
(gm model only)
COMPACTAUTOMATICDRYERS
LDR3422ALER3422ALGR3422A
Contents
Page
Important safety Instructions
........ .3
Additional safety instructions and
your responsibilities ...................... .4
Operating lnstructbns
Starting your dryer.. ....................... .5
The regular/heavy cycle ................ .7
The permanent press cycle ........... .7
The air cycle ................................... 7
Additional
Dryer Features
End-ofcycle signal ........................ .6
Voftage requirements .................... .6
Optional accessories ..................... .9
Caring For Your Dryer
Cleaning the lint screen.. .............. 10
Lint screen maintenance .............. 10
Cleaning the dryer.. ...................... 11
Lint removal ................................ .12
If You Need Service Or
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Assistance
Whirlpool Automatic Dryer
Warranty ........................................
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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
il you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy 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
Serlal Number
Purchase Date
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
Pages 3 and 4.
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.
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service Company Phone Number
ImportantSafetyInstructions
Fire Hazard
For your safety the information in
this manual must be followed to
minimize the risk of fire or expiosion or to prevent property dam
age, personal injury or loss of life.
-Do Not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
-WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
Do Not try to light any appliance.
Do Not touch any electrical switch; Do Not use
any phone in your building.
aClear the room, building or area of ail occupants.
*Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
@Ifyou cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
-Never install dryer up against draperies or
curtains, or on carpet.
-Keep any and all items from falling or collecting
behind the dryer.
Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas
supplier.
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Important
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Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury to persons when using your dryer, follow
bask precautionr,
including the following:
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Read all InstructIons
before uslng
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.
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 DC 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.
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Additional safety instructionsand your responsibilities
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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
cuttains.*
-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.
OperatingInstructions
Starting your 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 darnage
some fabrics. Start with drying time suggested below and add time as needed.
TYPE OF LOAD
Cotton8
LDR3422A
LER3422h
LGR 3422A
Regular/
Heavy
Regular/
H-Y
Regular/
H=V
Permanent
Press
SO-105 min.
45-55 min.
80-90 min.
40-50 min.
70430 min.
30-40 min.
50-50 min.
20-30 min.
Permanent
Press
Permanent
Press
Permanent
Press
60-70 min.
3&Ul min.
50&J min.
20-30 min.
3040 min.
15-25 min.
60-70 min.
3040 min.
504o min.
20-30 min.
30-4.0 min.
15-25 min.
Air
20-30 min.
20-30 min.
hif
hif
hif
Aif
20-33 min.
20-33 min.
40-50 min.
15-20 min.
20-30 min.
20-30 min.
4.0-50 min.
15-20 min.
SUGGESTED
CYCLEmME
and linen8
EXTRA HEAVY-Bedspreads, mattress
pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT-Towels, jeans, wtduroys.
work dothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton underwear, diapers
LlGHTWEIGHT-Batistes, organdies,
lingerie
Permanent press, synthetics
and blends
HEAVYWEIGHT-Work dothes. jackets,
raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Shirts, play clothes,
sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT-Lingerie, blouses, dresses
Knits
HEAVYWEIGHT-Cottons, rayons, blends,
T-shirts, slacks, shirts
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Synthetics (pofyester,
acrylic, etc.), dress slacks, skirts, sweaters
LIGHTWEIGHT-Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses,
dresses
Delicate
Permanent
Press
Permanent
Press
Permanent
PlesS
fabrics
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels),
gauze. lace. etc.
Rubber, plastic,
heat-sensitive
fabrics
FOAM RUBBER-Pillows, bras, stuffed toys
PLASTIC-Shower curtains, tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE,
SHEER NYLON
‘See page 7.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
1. Select a cycle by turning the Cycle
Control Knob either way. Stop
when the indicator points to the
cycle and time you want.
Push the Start Button to start
the dryer.
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I o stop and restart the dryer
Open the door or turn the Cycle
Control Knob to OFF to stop the
dryer.
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necessary) and push the Start
Button to restart the dryer.
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The REGULAR/HEAVY
cycle
Use the Regular/Heavy cycle to dry
heavy and mediumweight cotton and
linen items. The load tumbles without
heat during the last 5 minutes. This
helps make the load easier to handle.
W;ERMANENT PRESS
Use the Permanent Press cycle to dry
permanent press, knits, lightweight
cottons and other synthetic items. The
load tumbles without heat during the
last 10 minutes. This helps keep
wrinkles from setting in and makes the
load easier to handle.
The AIR cycle
Fire Hazard
Do not dry plastic or rubber
items with heat. Use AIR cycle,
or line dry.
Failure to do so could result in
fire or damaged items.
The dryer does not heat when the
Cycle Control Knob is on AIR. This
cycle can be used to fluff or air dry
bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers,
etc.
1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the
number in the AIR cycle.
2. Push the Start Button.
NOTE: Repeat steps above if more
time is needed to dry items.
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AdditionalDryerFeatures
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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.
Voltagerequirements
Power supply 240
or 208 volt
Power *upply120 volt
Dryer model LER3422A operates on
household current of 240 or 208 volts.
Dryer models LDR3422A and
LGR3422A operate on household
current of 120 vofts.
NOTE: Electric dryers using 208 or 120
volts require longer drying times.
Optionalaccessories
Call our Consumer Assistance Center
at 1-800-253-l 301 for additional
information on any of the following kits:
l Exhaust Deflector
Kit (Part No.
346001). moves dryer exhaust to the
side, up or down.
You can mount the dryer above the
compact washer with one of the
following kits:
Electric dryers
l Dryer Stand Kit (Part No. 695570).
for permanent installation secured to
the wall.
l Stack Rack (Part No. 346721).
for
free-standing installation.
l Stack Rack (Part No. 3390196,
almond; 3390175, white), to mount
dryer permanently onto the washer.
l Dryer Wall Mount Kit (Part No.
345994) a steel bracket secures
dryer to wall and supports the dryer.
NOTE: The wall must be strong
enough to support the dryer’s weight
(not to be used in mobile homes).
Fire and Explosion Hazard
To avoid gas leaks and explosion
hazard use only Dryer Stand Kit
(Part No. 695570) with a gas
dryer.
Gas Dryers
Dryer Stand Kit (Part No. 695570)
for permanent installation secured to
the wall.
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CaringForYourDryer
Product and Fabric Damage Hazard
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose,
damaged, blocked or missing. Dolng so can
cause overheating
and damage to both the
dryer and fabrics.
Cleaningthe lint screen
The lint screen is located inside the
dryer drum, on the back wall. Clean it
before each load. A screen blocked
by lint can increase drying time.
1. Open the door and pull the lint
screen straight out.
cover
2. Squeeze body of lint screen lightly
while pulling the cover off. See
illustration.
3. Roll lint off the screen with your
fingers. Do not rinse or wash the
screen to remove lint. Wet lint is
hard to remove.
4. Replace cover on lint screen body.
Push the lint screen firmly back into
place and close the door.
Lint screen maintenance
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.
5. Thoroughly
dry lint screen with a
clean towel.
6. Replace cover on body of lint
screen and replace in dryer.
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Cleaningthe dryer
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Turn off the electrical
power
before cleaning the interior.
l Make sure the dryer
is cool.
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or injury.
Fire Hazard
l Use non-flammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so could result in an
explosion.
Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such as denim blue jeans or brightfy
colored cotton items, may discolor the
dryer interior.
If you want 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. Appfy paste to a soft cloth and scrub
area until all excess dye is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
Liquid non-flammable
household
cleaner
1. Apply cleaner to stained area.
2. Rub with a cloth until all excess dye
is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
To clean dryer exterior:
Wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
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Caring For Your Dryer
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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. lf you have any
questions, please call our Consumer
Assistance Center at l-800-253-1 301.
Thsrmost+s
Heat element
Electric dryer with back pand removed
Igniter
Funnel
Gas dryer with lower front
assess panel removed
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Electrical Shock and
Personal Injuw Hazard
s Unplug the power supply cord
or turn off the electrical power
before removing dryer panels.
l Make sure the dryer
is cool.
l Dryer parts
can have sharp
edges Use care when handling.
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or personal
Injury.
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
level dryer again, if necessary.
IfYouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow
these steps:
1. Before calling for assistance “.
Performance problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If your dryer doea not run:
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Is the power supply plugged into a
live circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you push the Start Button?
Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
If your dryer does not heat:
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The AIR cycle is without heat.
The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
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.
The circuit supplying a 240 vok or
209 volt electric dryer uses 2
breakers or 2 fuses. If one breaker is
tripped or one fuse is blown, the
dryer may run, but not heat.
lf drying
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tima seems too long:
Is the lint screen clean? See page 10
for cleaning instructions.
Is the exhaust duct or outside
exhaust hood clogged? Clean
if needed.
See the Dryer Guide.
2. If you need aaslstance*...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial free
from anywhere in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consuftants. The cons&ant 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.
lf you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number
in your correspondence.
3. If you need service’...
nationwide
network
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:
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4. If you need FSP
replacement
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 ConsumerAssistance
Center
number in Step 2.
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
consumer experts that voices
consumer views at the highest levels
of the major appliance industry.
l Contact MACAP
only when the
dealer, authorized servicer and
Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Driie
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.
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Notes
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WHIRLPOOL”
AutomaticDryerWarranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company.
WHIRLPOOL
DROOI
WlLL PAY FOR
WlLL 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.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential 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, l-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
@ Registered
Trademark/SM
Part No. 9830495
01992 Whirlpool Corporation
Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in Canada
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