Whirlpool LE5650XM Clothes Dryer Operating instructions

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AUTOMATIC

DRYERS

Electric Model

LE5650XM and

Gas Model

LG5651XM

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MIcrowave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room AN Condllloners. Oehumldlflers. Automatic Washers. Clothes Dryers, Freezers, Aefrlgerator-F

Parts and features

CYCLE CONTROL KNOB

I TEMPERATURE SELECTOR

LINT SCREEN

Remove the Con- sumer Buy Guide la- bel before using your dryer. It will be easier to remove.

Wipe out the dryer drum with a damp cloth to re- move dust from stor- ing or shipping.

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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 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

Registration Card furnished with this product.

Model Number

Serial Number

Purchase Date

Service Company

Telephone Number

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PARTS AND FEATURES

IMPORTANT SAFETY

INSTRUCTIONS . . .

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS..

Selecting a Cycle and

Starting Your Dryer

Dryer Cycles and Settings

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Cool Down Times

DRYING TIPS . .

FLUFF AIR Setting

TUMBLE PRESS@ Setting

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Mixed Loads..

Drying Times

LINT SCREEN

LINT REMOVAL.

CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.

Cleaning Dryer Interior..

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Vacation Care . .

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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR

ASSISTANCE

WHIRLPOOL DRYER

WARRANTY

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Additional Safety Instructions and Your Responslbilltles

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NEVER operate the dryer if... it is not working right (Le. noisy, too hot]. l it is domaged. parts are missing (i.e. door latch]. all panels missing. are not in place. the lint screen is loose, damaged

ALWAYS shut off the gas valve before ing on vacation.

ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical power before attempting to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if or yours is a gas dryer.

You are personally responsible sure that your dryer... leav- for maklng

FOR YOUR SAFETY

l is properly maintained.

If you smell gas:

1. Open windows.

2. ~;VtV&uch electrical

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3. ratEeguish any open

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gas supplier. call your

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Do not store or use gas- oline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the

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l l l l l l l is properly installed and leveled in a well ventilated room’ on a floor that con sup- port the weight. is located in an area where the tempera- ture is above 45°F (7.2%). is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.’ is properly connected haust systems.* is not installed curtains.’ is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. is not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly.

*See “lnstallatlon plete Informatlon. against to fuel and ex-

Instructions” drapes

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Operating instructions

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

COllONS - 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

MEDtUMWEtGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play clothes, sheets, slacks

LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie, blouses,dresses

KNITS

HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons, blends.T-shirts, slacks, shirts

LtGHTWEtGHT - 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

PLASTtC - Shower curtains, tablecloths

RUBBER-BACKED RUGS

OLEFtN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON

SUGGESTED SUGGESTED

CYCLE

15-20 MINS.

PERMIT PRESS

20-30 MINS.

20-30 MINS.

40-50 MtNS.

15-20 MINS.

TEMPERATURE

EX HEAVY

HEAVY

PERM’T

PRESS

HEAVY

HIGH

MED

LIGHT

PERMIT PRESS

40-50 MINS.

30-40 MINS.

PERM’T

PRESS

HEAVY

HIGH

20-30 MINS.

PERMIT PRESS

PERM’T PRESS

40-50 MINS. HEAVY HIGH

KNITS GENTLE

LOW

30-40 MINS.

LOW

FLUFF

AIR

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. Select 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.

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. Push the START Button

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Turn the Temperature Selector to the needed drying temperature.

To stop and restart the dryer

The dryer will starttumbling you push the START Button. when

Changing a setting

The setting can be changed at any time by turning the Control Knob to a new setting.

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 OFF when the dryer is not in use.

If the dryer is stopped before the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle Control

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Dryer cycles and settings Cool down times

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In all cyclesthe heat shuts off before the dryer stops tumbling.This l cool down time helps: keep wrinkles from setting in. make handling the hot load items easier.

The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle helps provide the special care that perma- nent press and synthetrc fabrics need...a period of heated drying followed by a 10 minute cool down.

The chart on page 4 suggests time and temperature settings for different kinds of loads.

- HEAVY MED

The EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and

LIGHT cycles describe the loads they are designed to dry. The chart on page 4 tells what is meant by

EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and LIGHT loads.

At each setting, the dryer will run about long enough to dry the load described by the setting. Example:

The HEAVY Cycle is designed to be long enough to dry a load of heavy fabrics [towels, jeans, corduroys, etc.) when the Temperature Selector is set on PERM’T PRESS/HEAVY HIGH. c MORE TIME LESS TIME +

HEAVY MED

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10 MINUTES

COOL DOWN

5 MlNUiES

COOL DOWN

The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has end of the cycle.

All other cycles have 5 minutes of cool down time.

If the load is not as dry as you want, set the dial more to the iett the next time you dry that kind of load.

If the load is dryerthon you want, set the dial more to the right the next time you dry that kind of load.

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Drying tips

FLUFF AIR

TUMBLE 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, snea kers, etc.

The TUMBLE 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. 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

When drying a load with different kinds and weights of fabrics, use the cycle suggested for the lightest fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove dry items and reset the control.

1. Set Temperature Selector on PERM’T

PRESS/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 times

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Drying times will vary depending amount of moisture in the clothes. on: type and weight of the fa brie. size of the load. room temperature around the dryer. temperature of the wash rinse water. amount of lint in the lint screen. dryertemperature selection.

See your “Dryer Guide” for more information.

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Lint screen

Clean the lint screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.

Open the lid and pull the lint screen straight out.

ROLL the lint off the &.zreen 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

GAS DRYERS

should be done only by a qualified person.

1. Remove back panel (electric) or

2. front panel (gas).

Avoid damaging wires, ther- mostats, funnel or igniter.

3. Remove lint from shaded area - see art - with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner.

4. Replace panel; level dryer. reconnect and re-

Caring for your dr

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

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Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft cloth. Spills allowed to remain may dull or damage the finish.

Cleaning dryer interior

Never leave wet or damp laundry in your dryer.

Sharp or heavy objects should never be put on or in the dryer.

Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.

Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or bright- ly 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.

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 thor- oughly with a damp cloth. Tumble a load of rags. -OR- liquid spray household cleaner

Spray on stained area. Rub with a cloth until all excess dye is re- moved. Tumble a load of rags. l l l

Vacation care

Unplug power cord or turn off elec- trical power.

For gas dryers, close gas valve.

Clean lint screen.

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If you need semice or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps:

l. 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: l l

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.

If drying time seems long: l l l

Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper volt- age?

Is the door closed tightly?

Did you push the START Button?

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of this book for cleaning instr&tions.

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See page 7 of this book and your

“Dryer Guide:’ l

Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? l l

If your dryer does not heat:

The AIR setting is without heat.

The last minutes of heat settings are without heat.

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2.

If you need assistance?..

Call Whlrlpool COOL-LINE@ rerv-

Ice assistance telephone number.

Dlal free from anywhere In the U.S.: l-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained Con- sultants. 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 a nationwide has network of fran- chised TECH-CARE ’

Service Compa- nies. TECH-CAR’E service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and pro- vide after-warranty service, any- where 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:

4.

If you have a problem?..

Call our COOL-LINE service as- sistance 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 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.

*If you must call or write, please pro- vide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This infor- mation is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance.

WHIRLPOOI;” DRYER

WARRANTY

LENGTH OF WARRANTY

FULL ONE-YEAR

WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR

FSP” replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship.

Service must be provided by a franchised

TECH-CARE * service comoanv.

WHIRLPOOL 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 other than 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 aDDroved bv Whirlaool.

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSE-

QUENTIAL 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. 3387087

01987 Whirlpool

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Corporation

Whirlpool

Printed in U.S.A. utomatlc Washers. Clothes Dryers, Freezers, Refngerator-Freezers. Ice Makers. DIshwashers, Built-In Ovens and Surface Untts. Ranges,

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Key Features

  • Multiple drying cycles for various load types
  • Temperature settings tailored to different fabrics
  • Cool-down period to reduce wrinkles and ease handling
  • Lint screen to capture lint and debris
  • Fluff Air setting for refreshing clothes without heat

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What should I do if I smell gas in the vicinity of the Whirlpool LE5650XM dryer?
1. Open windows. 2. Do not touch electrical switches. 3. Extinguish any open flames. 4. Immediately call your gas supplier.
What is the FLUFF AIR setting used for?
The FLUFF AIR setting is used to remove wrinkles from dry clothing and to fluff bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
How can I avoid staining the interior of the dryer when drying garments with unstable dyes?
Use one of the following methods: 1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very warm water. Apply the paste to a soft cloth and scrub the stained area until the excess dye is removed. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth and tumble a load of rags. 2. Spray a liquid spray household cleaner on the stained area and rub with a cloth until the excess dye is removed. Tumble a load of rags.
How often should I clean the lint screen?
The lint screen should be cleaned before each load. A lint screen blocked by lint can increase drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
How often should I clean the lint inside the dryer?
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 often, depending on dryer usage.