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Maytag Clothes Dryer
Congratulations on your purchase of a
Maytag dryer! Your satisfaction is very
important to us.
Read this manual for best results. It contains
instructions to acquaint you with proper operating
instructions and maintenance.
Save time and money. If something should go
wrong, we suggest consulting the “Before You Call”
section. It is designed to help you solve basic problems before consulting a service technician.
If you have questions, write us (include your model
number and phone number) or call:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
1-800-688-9900 USA
1-800-688-2002 CANADA
1-800-688-2080 USA TTY (for deaf, hearing
impaired, or speech impaired)
(Mon.–Fri., 8am–8pm Eastern Time)
Part No. 6 3404560-0502
Table of Contents
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Controls at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Dryer Exhaust Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Before You Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Guide de L’ Utilisateur . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Guía Del Usuario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
MCS Part No. 33002715
©2002 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your
dryer follow basic safety precautions, including the following:
WARNING: For your safety, the
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.
• 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
• Immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbors 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.
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
2. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
a. Do not dry items that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable
or explosive substances as they give off vapors
that could ignite or explode. Any material on
which you have used a cleaning solvent, or
which is saturated with flammable liquids or
solids, should not be placed in the dryer, until all
traces of these flammable liquids or solids and
their fumes have been removed. There are many
highly flammable items used in homes, such as:
acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene,
some liquid household cleaners, some spot
removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers.
b. Items containing foam rubber (may be labeled
latex foam) or similarly textured rubber-like
materials must not be dried on a heat setting.
Foam rubber materials when heated, can under
certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
4. Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the drying compartment.
5. Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.
6. Do not install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to the weather.
7. Do not tamper with controls.
8. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in published user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the skills to carry out.
9. Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended for dryer use by the
manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
10. Clean the lint screen before or after each load.
11. Keep the area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from lint accumulation, dust
and dirt.
12. The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct should
be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
13. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never
plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is
not grounded adequately and in accordance with
local and national codes. See installation instructions for grounding this appliance.
14. Do not sit on top of the clothes dryer.
Do not place into your dryer items that have been
spotted or soaked with vegetable oil or cooking
oil. Even after being washed, these items may
contain significant amounts of these oils. The
remaining oil can ignite spontaneously. The
potential for spontaneous ignition increases
when the items containing vegetable oil or
cooking oil are exposed to heat. Heat sources,
such as your clothes dryer, can warm these
items, allowing an oxidation reaction in the oil
to occur. Oxidation creates heat. If this heat
cannot escape, the items can become hot
enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing
these kinds of items may prevent heat from
escaping and can create a fire hazard.
All washed and unwashed fabrics that contain
vegetable oil or cooking oil can be dangerous.
Washing these items in hot water with extra
detergent will reduce, but will not eliminate,
the hazard. Always use the “cool down” cycle
for these items to reduce the items’ temperature. Never remove these items from the
clothes dryer hot or interrupt the drying cycle
until the items have run through the “cool
down” cycle. Never pile or stack these items
when they are hot.
What you need to know
about safety instructions
Important Safety
Notice & Warning
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the
Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn
customers of potential exposures to such substances.
Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the
burning of gas can result in low–level exposure to some
of the listed substances, including benzene, formaldehyde, and soot, due primarily to the incomplete combustion of natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP) fuels.
Exhaust ducts should be kept free of obstructions and
properly exhausted dryers will minimize exposure.
IMPORTANT: Because of continuing
product improvements, Maytag reserves
the right to change specifications without
notice. For complete details, see the
Installation Instructions packed with your
product before selecting cabinetry, making cutouts or beginning installation.
Recognize safety symbols,
words, labels
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur.
Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised
when installing, maintaining or operating appliance.
WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service
agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in minor personal injury.
Controls at a Glance
Step 1
Select Temperature
To select the correct temperature, turn the temperature
control to one of four choices; Regular, Medium, Low
or Air Fluff.
For sturdy cottons or those labeled “Tumble Dry.”
For permanent press, synthetics, lightweight cottons or items labeled “Tumble Dry
For heat sensitive items labeled “Tumble Dry Low” or “Tumble Dry Warm.”
Air Fluff
Tumbles without heat. Used for sensitive loads or items needing freshening.
Step 2
Select Signal
End of Cycle Signal
Shortly before the cycle is complete, an audible signal
will sound. During the cool down portion of the
Permanent Press cycle, the audible signal will sound
Step 3
Select Cycle
To select a cycle, rotate the control dial to the desired
setting. When using an IntelliDry cycle, the control dial
should point between “More Dry” and “Less Dry” for
most loads.
Loads of larger or bulkier size may require the “More
Dry” setting to completely dry the load. The “Less
Dry” setting is best suited for lightweight fabrics or for
leaving some moisture in the clothing at the end of the
Regular IntelliDry
The Regular IntelliDry cycle is designed to dry loads
such as towels, underwear, t-shirts, jeans, etc.
Step 3
Permanent Press IntelliDry
Special Options
The Permanent Press IntelliDry cycle is designed to
dry wrinkle free cottons, synthetic fabrics, double
knits and permanent press fabrics automatically. It
minimizes wrinkling by providing an unheated
cool-down period at the end of the cycle.
Damp Dry is located on the Time Dry Air Fluff section of the dial. It is designed to partially dry items
and can be used with any temperature selection.
Damp Dry will provide 20 minutes of tumbling
time, followed by 5 minutes of cool-down tumbling.
Time Dry Air Fluff
Wrinkle Release will release wrinkles from items
that are clean and dry but only slightly wrinkled,
such as from a crowded closet or suitcase, or from sitting in the dryer too long after the cycle has ended.
Wrinkle Release provides 10 minutes of tumbling
followed by five minutes of cool-down tumbling
and can be used with any temperature selection.
This cycle can be used to regulate the drying time.
Use with Air Fluff, Low, Medium or Regular temperature settings. For timed drying, turn the control
dial until the pointer points to the proper time setting in the Time Dry Air Fluff cycle.
NOTE: Using the Air Fluff temperature setting will
require a longer drying time.
Step 4
Press Start
Push this button to start the dryer. The dryer door
must be shut for the dryer to operate. If the door is
opened during the cycle, the Start button must be
pushed again to resume the cycle once the door is
NOTE: The dial can be turned in either direction to
select a cycle. Once started, the dial will not advance
at a specific rate during the IntelliDry cycles. At first
the dial may not advance at all. Toward the end of the
cycle (when the load begins to dry) the dial will
advance at a more regular rate and much more quickly. This is normal operation.
Check the Moisture Sensor...
Indicator lights in the moisture sensor will display
when an IntelliDry cycle is in operation. The top light
will blink on and off. As loads dry, there will be longer
pauses between each blink. No lights will display during Time Dry.
The bottom light in the monitor will remain on until the
cool down portion of the cycle starts. During cool down
the dryer continues to tumble the load in unheated air
to help minimize wrinkling.
NOTE: The top monitor
light may not blink
when small loads of
heavy, bulky items are
dried, such as large
rugs or sweaters.
Operating Tips
Clean the Lint Filter
Load the Dryer Properly
• After each load.
• Place only one washload in the dryer at a time.
• To shorten drying time.
• To operate more energy efficiently.
• Mixed loads of heavy and lightweight clothes will
dry differently. Lightweight clothes will dry, while
heavy clothes may be damp.
• Add one or more similar items to the dryer when
only one or two articles need drying. This improves
the tumbling action and drying efficiency.
• Overloading restricts tumbling action, resulting in
uneven drying as well as excessive wrinkling of
some fabrics.
• When drying large, bulky items such as a blanket or
comforter, it may be necessary to reposition the load
during the cycle to ensure even drying.
NOTE: Do not operate the dryer
without the lint filter in place.
Care & Cleaning
Control Panel
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use abrasive substances.
Wipe off any marks with soap and water. Use an appliance wax once a year if desired.
Dryer Exhaust System
Remove any stains such as crayon, ink pen or fabric dye
from new items (such as towels or jeans) with an allpurpose cleaner. Then tumble old towels or rags to
remove any excess stain or cleaning substance. Once
these steps are done, stains may still be visible, but
should not transfer to subsequent loads.
Inspect and clean once a year to maintain optimum performance. The outside exhaust hood should be cleaned
more frequently to ensure proper operation. (Refer to
the Installation Instructions for more information.)
Dryer Exhaust Tips
WARNING — Plastic or nonmetal flexible duct presents a potential fire hazard.
Read the installation instructions
and the user’s guide.
Let a poor exhaust system cause
slow drying.
Let your
exhaust the
air easily.
Restrict your dryer with
a poor exhaust system.
Use 4 inch diameter
rigid metal duct. Tape all joints,
including at the dryer. Never use
lint-trapping screws.
Keep duct runs
as straight as
Use plastic,
thin foil, or
flexible duct.
Use longer
than necessary
duct runs with
many elbows.
Clean all old ducts
before installing your new
dryer. Be sure vent flap opens
and closes freely. Inspect and clean
the exhaust system annually.
crushed or
clogged ducts
and vent.
Before You Call
Check the following if your clothes dryer...
Doesn’t Run
Be sure the door is shut.
Is the electrical cord plugged in?
Has a fuse blown or the circuit breaker tripped?
Push the Start button again if the door was opened during the cycle.
Doesn’t Heat
Has a fuse blown or the circuit breaker tripped?
Select a heat setting, not air fluff.
Check that the gas supply is on for gas dryers.
Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
Dryer timer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.
Doesn’t Dry Properly
Check all of the above, plus . . .
Check the exhaust hood outside the house, does it open and close freely?
Check exhaust system for lint build-up. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
Use rigid 4” metal exhaust duct.
Do not overload. 1 wash load = 1 dryer load.
Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
Large, bulky items like blankets or comforters may require repositioning to ensure even drying.
Check the washer to be sure it is draining properly to extract water from the load.
Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels
Is Noisy
Check the load for objects such as coins, nails, etc. Remove promptly from dryer.
It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
The dryer should be level and installed on a solid floor.
Be sure the rubber feet are installed on the leveling legs.
A clicking noise may be the timer advancing.
It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and
exhaust system.
Control Knob Advances Slowly
• This is normal operation for an IntelliDry cycle, especially at the beginning of cycle. Once the load
begins to dry, the control knob will start to advance. The rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle because there is more moisture in the load. As the load becomes more dry, the control
knob will advance more quickly.
Dries Unevenly
• Seams, pockets and other similar heavy areas may not be completely dry when the rest of the load has
reached the selected dryness level. This is normal. Select the “More Dry” setting if desired.
• If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with sheets, it is possible that the
heavy item will not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level.
Sort heavy items from lightweight items for best drying results.
Has an Odor
• Household odors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may enter the dryer with the
surrounding room air. This is normal as the dryer draws the air from the room, heats it, pulls it through
the tumbler and exhausts it to the outside. When these odors are present in the air, ventilate the room
completely before using the dryer.
For further assistance contact Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance:
U.S. 1-800-688-9900 or Canada 1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
Maytag Clothes Dryer Warranty
Full One Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase, any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or
replaced free of charge.
Limited Warranty
After the first year from date of original retail purchase, through the time periods listed below, the parts designated
below which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
Second Year – All parts.
Third through Fifth Year – Dryer tumbler.
Additional Limited Warranty Against Rust-Through
Should an exterior cabinet, including the door, rust through during the one year period starting from the date of retail
purchase, repair or replacement will be made free of charge. After the first and through the tenth year, repair or
replacement will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor,
mileage and transportation.
Please Note: This full warranty and the limited warranty apply when the dryer is located in the United States or
Canada. Dryers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranty only, including parts which fail during the first
two years.
Canadian Residents
This warranty covers only those dryers installed in Canada that have been listed with the Canadian Standards
Association unless the dryers are brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada.
The specific warranties expressed above are the ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased; or call Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
U.S. 1-800-688-9900
Canada 1-800-688-2002
U.S. Customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
When contacting Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance about a service problem, please include
the following:
(a) Your name, address and telephone number;
(b) Model number and serial number (found on the front panel of the door opening) of your appliance;
(c) Name and address of your dealer and the date the appliance was purchased;
(d) A clear description of the problem you are having.
(e) Proof of purchase.
What is not covered by these warranties:
Conditions and damages resulting from any of the
a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair, modification, alteration or adjustment not authorized by the manufacturer or an
authorized servicer.
c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
Warranties are void if the original serial numbers
have been removed, altered, or cannot be readily
3. Light bulbs.
4. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
5. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
6. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any
person as a result of any breach of these warranties.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion may not apply.
User’s Guides, service manuals and parts catalogs are available from Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance.
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