Use & Care Guide Guia de Uso y Cuidado

Use & Care Guide Guia de Uso y Cuidado
Use & Care Guide
Gas & Electric Dryer
Guia de Uso y Cuidado
Secadora a Gas y Eléctrica
www.frigidaire.com
P/N 137118100A (0901)
Table of Contents
Common Drying Problems.....................................................6
Avoid Service checklist...........................................................7
Warranty...............................................................................8
Español................................................................................16
Product Registration...............................................................2
Important Safety Instructions............................................. 2-4
Drying Procedures..................................................................4
Features.................................................................................5
Care and Cleaning............................................................. 5-6
Product Record
Read all instructions before using this appliance. This book
contains valuable information about:
• Operation
• Care
• Service
Keep it in a safe place.
Read and Save These Instructions
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
The model and serial numbers of your dryer are found on the
dryer serial plate located of the left side of the door opening.
Record and retain these numbers.
Model Number_ ____________________________
This Use and Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your dryer. It also contains information about features for several other models. Your dryer may not have every
feature included.
Use the dryer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide and
the Operating Instructions included with your dryer.
Serial Number______________________________
Purchase Date______________________________
Important Safety Instructions
Recognize safety symbols, words and
labels
Safety items throughout this manual are labeled
with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk
type as described below:
This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause serious
body harm, death or property
damage.
This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause bodily
injury or property damage.
Save these instructions for
future reference.
For your safety the following information in this
manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to
prevent property damage, personal injury or death.
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.
•Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
•Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
•If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified
installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
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Important Safety Instructions, con’t
240 v Electric Dryer
10-30R
3-wire
(fused 30 amp)
14-30R
4-wire
120 v Gas Dryer
Grounding type
wall receptacle
UL-approved service
cord must be installed
on electric dryers (not
provided with unit
except those
manufactured for sale
in Canada).
Do not, under
any circumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
(fused 30 amp)
Power cord with
3-prong grounded plug
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong
from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this dryer, comply with the basic
warnings listed below. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow these Important Safety Instructions:
PREVENT FIRE
• Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene,
waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
• Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical
reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
• Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic or similar materials such as bras, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants,
plastic bags and pillows that may melt or burn. Some rubber materials, when heated, can under certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
• Clean the lint screen before or after each load. The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be
cleaned approximately every 18 months by qualified service personnel. An excessive amount of lint build-up in these areas
could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and Cleaning.
• Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics
can occur.
- FIRE HAZARD - A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer must be connected to an outdoors
exhaust. Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the opening and in the
surrounding area.
• Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer.
• Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any time.
• Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener
or product.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or
plastic parts of the dryer.
PROTECT CHILDREN
• Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
• Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
• Keep laundry products out of children’s reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
• Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
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Important Safety Instructions, con’t
PREVENT INJURY
• To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the dryer must be installed and electrically grounded by a
qualified service person in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the dryer for the installer’s reference. Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures. If the dryer is moved to a new location,
have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.
• To prevent personal injury or damage to the dryer, the electrical power cord of a gas dryer must be plugged into a properly
grounded and polarized 3-prong outlet. The third grounding prong must never be removed. Never ground the dryer to a gas
pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.
• ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result
in electrical shock or injury.
• Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
• To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before
reaching into the drum.
PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE DRYER
• All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this Owner’s
Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather.
• A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the motor in the unlikely event of an overheated situation (electric dryers
only). A service technician must replace the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Drying Procedures
1. Prepare load for drying.
• Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.
To reduce the risk of fire,
• Separate dark items from light-colored items. Separate items that shed
electric shock or injury to persons, read the
lint from those that attract lint.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use
•
Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Repeat
and Care Guide before operating your dryer.
stain removal process and wash again before drying. Dryer heat may
permanently set some stains.
• Place delicate or small items in a mesh bag.
• Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won’t damage the
drum finish. Close zippers; fasten hooks and Velcro®-like fasteners. Tie
strings and sashes to prevent snagging and tangling.
2. Check that the lint filter is clean and in place.
3. Load the dryer and close the door.
• Load items loosely. The average wet load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2
full. Items need room to tumble freely for even drying and less wrin(Mesh bag not included.)
kling.
• If desired, place a dryer fabric softener sheet on top of the load at the
beginning of the cycle.
• To save energy and time and avoid uneven drying and wrinkling, do not
overload the dryer.
• When drying large items, dry only two or three items at a time. Fill out
the load with small and medium sized items.
• For delicate or very small loads, add two or three similar items to improve tumbling action.
4. Select the appropriate cycle and settings for each load.
• See Operating Instructions for your specific model.
5. Start the cycle.
• To add or remove items when the dryer is running, open the door. The
dryer will stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a
complete stop before reaching inside.
• Close the door and press Start to resume the cycle.
6. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang or fold.
Clean the lint filter after
every load.
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Features
END OF CYCLE SIGNAL
DRYING RACK (some models)
A signal will sound at the end of the cycle and periodically
during Extended Tumble (some models) at the volume level
selected.
Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble
dried. Insert the rack into the dryer drum, resting the back
support on the moisture sensor bars and the front legs on the
air grill.
STATUS DISPLAY
The estimated total cycle time will be displayed when the
cycle is selected. The estimated remaining cycle time is displayed during the cycle.
DRUM LIGHT (some models)
The drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to
illuminate the drum during loading and unloading. Closing
the door turns off the light.
moisture sensing
bars
REVERSIBLE DOOR
Place items to be dried on top of the rack, leaving space
between items and not allowing them to hang over the sides
or through the holes. The weight should not exceed 10 lbs
(4.5 kg). Select the air (no heat) setting for items containing
plastic, foam rubber, rubber-like materials, feathers or down.
Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can
be hinged on the right or left side.
For step-by-step instructions on DOOR REVERSAL,
refer to the Installation Instructions supplied with this dryer.
When items are dry, remove the rack and store it in a convenient location.
Care and Cleaning
- FIRE HAZARD - A clothes
dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer
must be connected to an outdoors exhaust.
Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint
around the opening and in the surrounding
area.
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety Instructions and
those listed below.
• Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
electrical shock hazards.
• Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning the dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
INSIDE
Clean the lint filter after
• Clean the lint filter after every load. Lint build-up on the filter restricts air
flow, which causes longer drying times. The filter is located at the bottom
of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and
replace the filter.
• Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint filter and/or moisture
sensing bars from using dryer-added fabric softener sheets. To remove this
build-up, wash them with warm, soapy water. Dry the filter thoroughly and
replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter in place.
• If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the
drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove
cleanser residue before drying the next load.
• Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet
interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time.
An excessive amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying and
possible fire hazard.
every load.
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Care and Cleaning, con’t
OUTSIDE
• Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers.
• If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach (1 part
bleach to 8 parts water). Rinse several times with clear water.
• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and
mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
• When cleaning chrome parts use a window cleaner with ammonia or mild
soap and water.
• Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to the floor.
Do not store or place laundry
products on top of dryer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.
Common Drying Problems
Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage.
For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Greasy, oily
stains
• Fabric softener sheet.
• Rub fabric softener stains with bar
soap. Rinse and rewash.
• Add a few bath towels to small loads for
proper tumbling.
• Some “silk-like” fabrics should be air
dried.
• Use proper drying temperature.
• Place fabric softener sheet on top of load
before starting the dryer.
Lint
• Overloading.
• Overdrying causes static
electricity.
• Lint screen not clean when
cycle began.
• Lint is attached to “pills.”
• Reduce load size and rewash using
liquid fabric softener in the final
rinse.
• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
tumble without heat.
• Use lint brush or roller to remove
lint.
• Do not overload dryer.
• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to
reduce static electricity.
• Remove items when they are slightly damp
to avoid overdrying.
• Check that lint filter is clean and in place.
Pilling
(Fibers break off,
ball up and cling
to fabric.)
• Overdrying.
• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.
• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
finish on collars and cuffs.
• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
Shrinking
• Temperature too high.
• Overdrying.
• Irreversible condition.
• Follow fabric care label directions.
• If shrinking is a concern, check load often.
• Remove items while slightly damp and
hang or lay flat to complete drying.
• Block knits into shape.
Wrinkling
• Overloading.
• Leaving items in dryer after
cycle ends.
• Reduce load size and tumble at
medium or low heat for 5-10
minutes.
• Remove items immediately. Hang
or fold.
• Do not overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
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Avoid Service Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are
not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Dryer does not start.
Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug
may be loose.
Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a
separate circuit.
Dryer runs but won’t
heat.
Drying cycle takes too
long, outside of the
dryer feels too hot or
smells hot.
Thermal limiter tripped.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2
fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not
operate. (electric models)
Replace fuse.
Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).
Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the
burner flame (gas models).
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility
interruption of natural gas (gas models).
Refill or replace tank.
Lint filter is clogged with lint.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint filter before
starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct requirements have not been met.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid
or semi-rigid metal.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90° bends and
must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Excessive wrinkling.
Scratching or chipping of
the drum finish.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuit.
Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit.
Drying procedures have not been followed.
See “Operating Instructions.”
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged
or restricted.
Clean out any obstruction.
High humidity.
Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Dryer is overloaded.
Do not overload. See “Operating Instructions.”
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See “Operating Instructions.”
Drying temperature too high.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or buttons are
inside the dryer.*
Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering.
Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.
Permanently attached items such as belt buckles, zippers
and fasteners may be hitting the inside of the drum.*
It may be necessary to sew a scrap of material securely around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and damage to the dryer.
*Drum damage caused by foreign objects or permanently attached items is not covered by the warranty.
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Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4.
Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves,
etc.,which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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(English)(Français)
Or, O, Ou
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Electrolux Major Appliances North America,
a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
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a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5R 4C2
Or, O, Ou
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