AUTOMATIC DRYERS Electric Model LE6098XS and Gas Model LG6099XS ~crowave Ovens. Trash Compaclors Room Air Condltloners Oehumldtfiers Aulomal~c Washers Clothes Dryers Freezers Relrlgeralor Parts and features CYCLE CONTROL KNOB LAUNDRY INFORMATION \ CENTER TEMPERATURE SELECTOR START BUllON 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. LINT SCREEN ‘-_ MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE ELECTRONIC DRYNESS 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 in the Laundry Information Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip and warranty Please complete and mail the Owner with this Registration Card furnished product. Contents Timed a 2 Drying Number Serial Number Purchase Date Service Company Telephone Number Page Page PARTS AND FEATURES IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. Selecting a Cycle and Starting Your Dryer Automatic Cycles, DRYING TIPS FLUFFAIR Setting TUMBLE PRESS” Setting Electronic DRY-MISER” Control Gentle Heat.. Model here 2 Drying Times Mixed 3 4 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 ~,I987 Whirlpool Loads :::::::: End-of-Cycle Signal Lint Signal LINT SCREEN LINT REMOVAL.. CARING FOR YOUR DRYER. Cleaning Dryer Intenor.. Vacation Care IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE WHIRLPOOL WARRANTY Corporation 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 DRYER 12 Additional Safety Instructions NEVER operate the dryer if l it is not working right [i.e. noisy, too hot). l it is damaged. l parts are missing (i,e. door latch). l all panels are not in place. . the lint screen is loose damaged or missing. FOR YOUR SAFETY If you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches. 3. ;;tkeguish 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. and Your Responsibilities ALWAYS shut off the gas valve ing on vacation. before leav- ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical power before attempting to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if yours is a gas dryer. You are personally responsible for making sure that your dryer... l is properly maintained. l is properly installed and leveled in a well ventilated room’ on a floor that can support the weight. l is located in an area where the temperature is above 45 F (7.2 C]. l is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.’ l is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems.* l is not installed against drapes or curtains.’ l is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. l is not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly. *See “Installation plete information. Instructions” for com- 3 TYPE OF LOAD COTTONS - LINENS EXTRAHEAVY- 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 SUGGESTED CYCLE HEAVY HIGH AUTOMATIC REGULAR PERM’T PRESS MED KNITS GENTLE LOW PERMIT PRESS MED AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS KNITS HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons, blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels) Gauze, lace, etc. AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS FOAM RUBBER- Pillows, bras, stuffedtoys............................ PLASTIC - Shower curtains, tablecloths............................ RUBBER-BACKED RUGS SUGGESTED TEMPERATURE FLUFF AIR MED LOW MED LOW KNITS GENTLE LOW Ex LOW EX LOW 1 . Select Set 2 . TEMPERATURE SELECTOR a CYCLE Turn the Control Knob either way to point to the cycle and setting you want. See page 6 for information on the cycles. 3 . Push To stop and restart the dryer the START Button The dryer will start tumbling when push the START Button. If the START Button is pushed when Cycle Control Knob is pointing to OFF area, the End-of-Cycle Signal sound. Dryer will not start. The Temperature Selector can be set on any desrred temperature or anywhere between 2 temperatures. you the an will 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. 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. 5 The automatic cycles The automatic cycles allow you to select the degree of dryness you prefer for the clothes being dried. The Cycle Control Knob will not move until the clothes load is almost dry, or the COOL-DOWN portion of the cycle has been reached. After COOL-DOWN, the knob automatically moves to an OFF area and tumbling stops. weight cotton itenls. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5 minutes. This helps make the load easier to handle. press, knits and other synihetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat during the last 10 minutes. This helps keep wrinkles from setting in and makes the load easier to handle. without heat - a cool-down time. This helps make the load easier to handle. 6 For the first few loads, set the Control Knob to point to an* in either automatlc cycle When the dryer stops, feel the dried Items. If items are drier than you like, use a setting to the right of the* the next time you dry a similar load. l 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. Drying tips The dryer does not heat when the Control Knob is set on FLUFFAIR. This setting can be used to fluff bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc. 1. Turn the Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in FLUFFAIR. 2. Push the START Button. Electronic Control DRY-MISER” An electronic sensor determines the amount of moisture in the clothes and automatically shuts off when the proper dryness is reached. TUMBLE PRESS” Setting The TUMBLE PRESSsetting removes wrinkles from dry clothing such as items that may have been packed in a suitcase. closet, or items not 1. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS. 2. Set Temperature Selector to PERM’l PRESS/MED. 3. Push START Button. The load will tumble in heated air for 15 minutes. The heat shuts off and the dryer continues to tumble the load for 5 more minutes. For best results, TUMBLE PRESSonly a few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer stops. Gentle Heat The dryer automatically reduces the heat settings in HEAVY HIGH and PERM’T PRESS MED cycles, During the last few minutes of each of these cycles the dryer temperature gradually reduces to a lower heat setting. This helps prevent overdrying. Drying times Mixed loads Drying times will vary depending on: l amount of moisture in the clothes. . 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. l dryer temperature selection. See your “Dryer Guide” for more information. When drying a load with different kinds and weights of fabrics, use the cycle suggested forthe lightest fabrics When the dryer stops, remove dry items and reset the control. 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 are drying permanent press, synthetics and other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops. 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. 8 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 firmly back into place. Lint removal Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a FIRE HAZARD. This lint should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending on dryer usage. ELECTRIC DRYERS Cleaning should GAS DRYERS be done only by a qualified person. Caring for your dryer Remove loose and sharp objects from pockets and cuffs before drying pins, buckles, etc. Close metal zippers. - Some pretreatment products can damage dials, consoles and finish. Do not use these products on or near your dryer. Cleaning dryer interior Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft cloth, Spills allowed to remain may dull or damage the finish. Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior. If the interior is discolored, clean with one of the following methods to avoid staining later load items. 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 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. Vacation care Unplug power cord or turn off electrical power. l For gas dryers, close gas valve. 0 Clean lint screen. l 10 If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five 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 DOES NOT RUN: Is the power supply plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? l Is the door closed tightly? l Did you push the START Button? l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? uct warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area. call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: l IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT: The AIR setting is without heat. l The last minutes of heat settings are without heat. l Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the 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. l 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 IF DRYING TIME SEEMS TOO LONG: l Is the lint screen clean? See page 9 of this book for cleaning instructions. l See page 8 of this book and your “Dryer Guide:’ 2. 5. If you need assistance?. . Call Whlrlpool COOL-LINE’ service asslstance telephone number. Dial tree 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 satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. 3. If you need service?.. Whirlpool has a nationwide network of franchised LLFRAN!'sED~s%!!V'cE technicians 1 TECH-CARE are trained If you need FSP“ replacement part& FSP is o 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 WIII fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications 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 description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance. service to fulfill the Drod- 11 WHIRLPOOL” DRYER WARRANTY DROOI 1 LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP” replacement parts and repair laborto correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE’ service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR 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 otherthan normal, single-family household use. C. Pick up 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. 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 franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. Part No. 3388795 Rev A :<I987 Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool A Printed in U.S.A.
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