AUTOMATIC DRYERS Electric Model LE7000XM and Gas Model LG7001 XM wave Ovens Trash Compactors. Room Air Condltloners Oehumldiflers Automallc Washers Clothes Dryers Freezers Refrigerator-Freeze1 Parts and features CYCLE CONTROL KNOB *LAUNDRY I INFORMATION CENTER TEMPERATURE SELECTOR START BUTTON / ! _I DRYER DRUM LOADING DOOR NUMBER PLATE Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before using your dryer. It will be easier to remove. out Wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping. C‘op~ jour Model and Serial humhers here 1. Complete Model ori3 Se:lu ‘41 r,, .I ._~~ --~~__ . [from the plate located a~ s’ :;- / FT ~ lefe -cI~T~: ‘;+‘~r~q L.l,nhev 2. Purchase date from Sales 5 ,.) _.---~~ ~~----~-Copy thus rnformatror: In the$t’ ,. IC .x3 -~ Keep this book Your warrant\, -a -,s ‘, ,L‘ PbrC’ Jse Cc:‘e and Dryer Gurde’ IP the Laur>:lr, inl,,r -.-__--Compan, a~11 matlon Center on the track o’ :hi or ,e’ __ Serb1c.e cor>sole Teleprone Number TPere 1s no wurror>ty ~eg~strc:t~O~ ‘0 return Proof-of-purchcse IS all thor IS required for In warranty sty vli:e Contents Page F .:g’ PARTS AND FEATURES YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES SAFETY FIRST SELECTING A CYCLE AND STARTING YOUR DRYER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Automatic Cycles TIMED DRY Setting DRYING TIPS FLUFF AIR Setttng Mixed Loads TUMBLE PRESS Setting Drying Times ‘: o (; c 1984 Whirlpool End-of-Cycle Srgnal Dryrng Rack LINT SCREEN LINT REMOVAL CARING FOR YOUR DRYER Vacation Care IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE 1 Before Culling for Assrstance 2 If You Need Assistance 3 If You Need Service A If You Have a Problem Corporation 8 8 9 9 IO 10 11 Your Responsibilities l Read this “Use and Care Gurde” and your “Dryer Guide” carefully for important use and safety information. You are personally responsible making sure that your dryer... l l l l 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. l l l l l is located in an area where the temperature is above 45 F (7.2 Cl. is connected to the right kind of outlet, electric supply and grounding.* is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems.* is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. is not run where there may be explosive fumes. is not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly. ‘See the “Installation Instructions” for complete information. Selecting a cycle 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 I! - 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 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 RUBBER-BACKED RUGS OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON Drying these and other heat-sensitive materials oan damage them or be a FIRE HAZARD. SUGGESTED SUGGESTED TEMPERATURE CYCLE HEAVY HIGH P,UTGMAT~C REGULAR PERMIT PRESS MED KNITS GENTLE LOW AUTOMATIC PI RM’T PRESS PERMIT PRESS MED KNITS GENTLE LOW A UTOMATIC PI RM’T PRESS PERMIT PRESS MED KNITS GENTLE LOW ~4UTGMATfC KNITS GENTLE LOW ‘lERMIT PRESS TIMED DRYING ;‘O-30 MINS. Z O-30 MINS. J.O-50 MINS. “5-20 MINS. FLUFF AIR Set TEMPERATI’RE 2. SEl,ECTOR Turn the Control Knob either way to point to the cycle and setting you want See page 6 for Information on the cvcles Changing to the lb stop and restart the dryer Push the 3. ST.AHT Hutton The dryer WIII start tumbling you push the START Button Turn the Temperature Selector .leeded drying temperature. 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 when 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. 5 Operating instructions The automatic cycles The automatic cycles allow you to select the degree of dryness you prefer forthe 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 synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat during the last 10 minutes. This helps keep wrinkles from setting in. 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 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 automatic 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 FLUFF tips AIR 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. 1. Set Temperature Selector on FLUFF AIR. 2. Turn Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle. 3. Push START button. Mixed loads TUMBLE The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes wrinkles from dry clothing such as items that may have been packed in a suitc:ase, closet, or items not removed from the dryer. -r 1. Set Ternperature Selector on HEAVY HIGH. 2. Set Control Knob on TUMBLE PRESS. 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 result&TUMBLE PRESS only a few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer stops. Drying When drying a load with different kinds and weights of fabric;, use the cycle suggested for the lightest fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove dry items and reset the control. PRESS” Setting times Drying times will vary depending on. l amount of moisture in the clothes. 9 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 dryertemperature selection. See page 6 in your”Dryer for more information. Guide” 7 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 dryrng permanent press, synthetics and other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops. [‘sing the drying rack The drying rack lets you dry items that you may not want to tumble; for example, sneakers, stuffed toys, knitted wool, etc. The rack does not move, but the drum turns. Make sure nothing hangs over the edges of the rack. 1. Rear legs on the rack fit Into Indents In the back wall of the dryer. 2. Fit rear legs into indents. Push in against the springs in the legs. 3. Lower the front so legs rest on dryer opening. 4. Put wet items on top of the rack. 5. Close the door; set time and Leave space between them so air temperature, push the START Button. can reach all surfaces. Use a setting in the TIMED DRY Cycle. Drying time will depend on how much moisture the items hold.The following chart suggests temperature settings for different kinds of items that might best be rack dried. To rack - Use Temperature dry. Wool sweaters !Block !o shape ano ‘(2, :lat on the rack ) .Stuffed toys or pillows :Cottori or polyester ‘Iber frlied ) KNITS GENTlLt LOW Stuffed toys or pillows’ [Foam rubber fllled) FLUFF AIR Sneakers or canvas shoes‘ HCAVv HIGH FLUFF AIR *WARNING: Drying with heat may damage rubber and will be a FIRE HAZARD. 8 Be sure to take the rack setting... out for normal tumble the foam drying. Lint screen Clean Increase the lint screen before each load. A screen drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD blocked by lint can ROLL the IInt off the screen with your fingers DO NOT rinse or wash the screen Open the Ild and pull the lint screen straight out DO NOT run the dryer with the lent screen loose. damaged or mtsslng 0 Doing so can cause overheatrng. can damage fabrrcs and can be a FIRE HAZARD. Push the screen ;lluce firmly bock tnto 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 often, depending on dryer usage. ELECTRIC DRYERS Cleaning l be done Avoid electrical shock hazard - unplug power supply cord or turn off electrical power. Avoid injury or damage - do not aut hands inside cabinet. Make sure dryer is cool. 0 l should l only by a qualified person. Remove back panel (electnc) 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 1. Caring for your dryer Remove sharp objects from clothing before drying - pins, buckles, etc Close metal zippers. Never leave your dryer Wipe oft all spills with a damp. soft cloth Spills allowed to remain moy dull or damage the flnlsh 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 con damage dials, console and finish. Do not use these products on or near your dryer kkcation wet or damp laundry care Disconnect power supply cord 10 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 lrtle thongs you can find and frx yourself wrthout tools of any kind DRYER DOES NOT RUN: Is power supply cord plugged In? l Is door closed trghtly? l Drd you push START Button? l Are fuses blown or a circuit-breaker trapped’ DRYER DOES NOT HEAT: l The AIR settrng IS wrthout 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 Walt 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 TtME SEEMS LONG: 9 Is the lint screen clean’ l See page 6 In your’ Dryer Guide l 2. If yolk need assistance -. . . Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number. Dial free from: Continental U.S. (800) 253-1301 Michigan . (800) 632-2243 Alaska & Hawaii (800) 253-1121 and talk with one of ourtrarned Consultants The Consultant can instruct you In how to obtarn satrsfactory operatron from your appliance or. If servrce IS necessary, recommend a quaIlfred service company In your area 3. If you need service”... r w Ice technrcrans Whirlpool has a natronwrde network of franchised . the product warranty and provrde after-warranty servrce, anywhere In the United States To locate TECHCARE servtce in your area, call our COOL-LINE servrce assistance telephone number [see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under 4. If JOU hale a problemA... Call our COOL-LINE service asslstance telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer. write to Mr Guy Turner, Vice President Whirlpool Corporatron Admrnrstratrve Center 2000 US-33 North Benton Harbor, MI 49022 If you must call or write, please provide model number. serial number, date of purchase, and a complete descrrptron of the problem This informatron IS needed in order to better respond to your request for assrstance FSP IS a registered trademark of WhIrlpool Corporotlon for quality parts look for lhls FSP symbol 01 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 speclflcatlons used to build every new WhIrlpool appliance 0 E~~2)t~ are trained to fulfill 11 mirlR$E1 Home Maklng Part No. 691274 c 1984 Whirlpool Rev, A Corporation your world a llttle easier Printed in U.S.A.