Whirlpool LE5780XM Operating instructions

Whirlpool LE5780XM Operating instructions
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Parts and features
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CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
MPERATURE SELECTOR
INFORMATION
CENTER
START BUTTON
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
the
out
Wipe
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
See your “Dryer
Guide” for information on fabrics, drying special-care
items,
drying
tips
and other details.
Copy your Model
and Serial Numbers here
When you need service or call with a
question, have this InformatIon
ready
Complete Model Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from-the plate located
as shown)
Complete Serial Number
2. Purchase date from sales shp
Copy this InformatIon
in these spaces
Keep thts book, your warranty, sales slip Purchase Date
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry InforServ,ce Company and
matlon Center on the back of the dryer
console
Telephone Number
IS all
There IS no warranty
registration
to return Proof-of-purchase
that IS required
for in-warranty
service
Contents
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The Automatic
Cycles
Timed Drying
DRYING TIPS
FLUFF AIR Setting
TUMBLE PRESS” Setting
Mixed Loads
Page
Page
2
3
3
Drying Times
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’
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Your
Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
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
l is installed
by a qualified
installer.
. is properly
maintained.
l is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
l is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventilated
room’ on a floor
that can support the weight.
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and 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.
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
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MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes,sheets,slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses,dresses
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends,T-shirts,slacks,shit-ts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses. dresses
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE 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
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..... . . . ......
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
Drying these and other heat-sensitive
materials
can damage
them or be a
FIRE HAZARD.
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SUGGESTED SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
CYCLE
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
HEAVY
HIGH
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PERMIT
PRESS
MED
PRESS
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERM’T PRESS
MED
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS
GENTLE
LOW
TIMED
DRYING
FLUFF
AIR
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Select a
1. CYCLE
2.
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 the
ST:\RT Button
The dryer will start tumbling
you push the START Button.
Changing
Set TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
Turn the Temperature
Selectorto
needed drying temperature.
the
To stop and restart
the dryer
when
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
a setting
The setting can be changed
at any
time by turning the Control Knob to a
new setting.
The Cycle
Control
Knob should
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.
press, knits and other synihetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting In.
‘I-imeddrying
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 FLUFF AIR heat setting.
l Turn the Control
Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 60.
l The last 5 minutes
of this cycle are
without heat - a cooldown
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.
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Drying
FLUFF
tips
AIR
TL’MBLE
PRESS’
Setting
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,
The TUfvlBLE 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. Turn the Temperature
Selector to
FLUFF AIR.
2. Turn the Control Knob to the
number of minutes You want in the
TIMED DRYING Cycle.
3. Push START Button.
1. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
2. Set Temperature
Selector to PERM’T
PRESS/ MED.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 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.
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Mixed loads
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.
To reduce wrinkling, take the
load from dryer as soon as
tumbling
stops. This is important
for permanent
press, knits and
synthetic fabrics.
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Drying
times
Dryrng times WIII vary depending
on
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amount of moisture In the clothes
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type and weight of the fabric
l
size of the load.
l
room temperature
around the
dryer
l
temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
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amount of lint in the lint screen
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dryer temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your”Dryer
Guide”
for more information.
Lint
screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
Open the Ird and pull the lint screen
straight out
DO NOT run the dryer with
the lint screen loose,
damaged
or missing.
Doing so can cause overheating,
can damage
fabrics and
can be a FIRE HAZARD.
Lint
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
removal
Lent 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.
Heat Element
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done only by a qualified
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical
power.
’ Avoid injury or damage
- do not
out hands inside cabinet.
’ Make sure dryer is cool
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GAS DRYERS
person.
1. Remove back panel [electric]
or
front 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 relevel dryer
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Caring
for your dryer
Remove sharp objects from clothing
before drying - pins, buckles, etc
Close metal iippers.
Never leave
your dryer
wet or damp
laundry
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
b’acation care
Disconnect
power
supply cord
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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?
9 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 has two fuses, if
not a circuit-breaker.
If one is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
l Is the lint screen
clean?
9 See page 6 in your”Dryer
Guide.”
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2. If you need assistance*.
..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE% service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Michigan
Alaska & 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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network of franchised
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Whirlpool
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Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
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date of purchase,
and a complete
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