Amana 40119701 Clothes Dryer User Manual

Owner's Manual
Gas and Electric Dryer
Contents
Important Safety Information ............... 3
Drying Clothes ................................... 4
Features, Hints, and Care .................. 6
Reversing the Door ............................. 7
Drying Guide ...................................... 8
Trouble Shooting ................................ 10
Amana Dryer Warranty ....................... 12
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Part No.40119701
Printed in U.S.A.12/00
 2000 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
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What You Need to Know
about Safety Instructions
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 dryer.
Always contact your dealer, distributor,
service agent, or manufacturer about
problems or conditions you do not
understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
! DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury
or death.
! WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe
personal injury or death.
! CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor
personal injury or product or property damage.
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Important Safety Information
! WARNING
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury, or death when using your
dr yer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
21. Always read and follow
1. Read all instructions before using 10. Do not tamper with dryer controls.
manufacturer’s instructions on
11. Do not repair or replace any part of
dryer.
packages of laundry aids. Heed
dryer or attempt any service,
2. Install dryer according to
all warnings or precautions. To
unless specifically recommended
Installation Instructions. Refer to
reduce risk of poisoning or
in user-maintenance instructions
the Grounding Instructions in the
chemical burns, keep products
or in published user-repair
Installation Instructions for proper
away from children at all times,
instructions that you understand
grounding of the dryer.
preferably, in a locked cabinet.
and have skills to carry out.
3. Do not dry articles that have
22. Never operate dryer with guards
12. To reduce risk of electric shock or
been cleaned in, washed in,
and/or panels removed.
fire, do not use extension cords or
soaked in, or spotted with
23. Do not operate dryer with missing
adapters to connect dryer to
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents,
or broken parts.
electrical power source.
or other flammable or explosive
24. Do not bypass safety devices.
13. Use the dryer only for its intended
substances. Vapors could ignite
25. Keep area around the exhaust
purpose, drying clothes.
or explode.
opening and adjacent
14. Always disconnect dryer from
4. Do not use dryer to dry clothes
surrounding areas free from
electrical supply before attempting
which have traces of any
accumulation of lint, dust, and
any service. Disconnect power
flammable substance, such as
dirt.
cord by grasping the plug, not the
vegetable oil, cooking oil,
26. Interior of dryer and exhaust duct
cord.
machine oil, flammable
should be cleaned periodically by
15. Do not use heat to dry articles
chemicals, thinner, etc., or
qualified service personnel.
containing foam rubber or similarly
anything containing wax or
27. Dryer will not operate with loading
textured rubberlike materials.
chemicals, such as mops and
door open. DO NOT bypass door
16. Always clean the lint filter after
cleaning cloths. Flammable
safety switch by permitting dryer
every load. A layer of lint in the
substances may cause fabric to
to operate with door open. Dryer
filter reduces drying efficiency and
catch fire by itself.
will stop tumbling when door is
prolongs drying time.
5. Do not store or use gasoline or
opened. Do not use dryer if it
17. Use only fabric softeners or
other flammable vapors and
does not stop tumbling when
products to eliminate static that
liquids near this or any other
door is opened or starts tumbling
are appropriate for automatic
appliance.
without pressing or turning the
dryers.
6. Do not allow children to play on
START mechanism. Remove the
18. Keep your dryer in good condition.
or in dryer. Close supervision of
dryer from use and call
Bumping or dropping dryer can
children is necessary when dryer
the service person.
damage safety features. If damage
is used near children, a safety
28. Remove laundry immediately
occurs, have dryer checked by
rule for all appliances.
after the dryer stops.
qualified service technician.
7. Before dryer is removed from
29. ALWAYS follow the fabric care
19. Replace worn power cords and/or
service or discarded, remove
instructions supplied by the
loose plugs.
door to drying compartment.
garment manufacturer.
8. Do not reach into dryer if cylinder 20. Do not tumble fiberglass curtains
and draperies unless the label
is revolving.
says it can be done. If they are
9. Do not install or store dryer
dried, wipe out the cylinder with a
where it will be exposed to water
damp cloth to remove particles of
and/or weather.
fiberglass.
California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65)—Gas Dryers Only
The Governor of California is required to publish a list of substances known to the state of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm and requires business to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.
Gas appliances contain or produce substances which can cause death or serious illness and which are known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. To reduce the risk from substances in fuel
or from fuel combustion, make sure this appliance is installed, operated, and maintained according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Save These Instructions
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Drying Clothes
If These Controls
are Different from
Yours
These controls are intended to show the
variety of features that are available in
the product line. If your dryer does not
have all the options that are shown, it is
not a mistake. The information
provided applies to several of the
models in the product line.
Lint
Filter
IMPORTANT: Lint filter must be in
place in door opening when using dryer
or loading and unloading dryer. If filter
is not in place, clothing could fall into
front air duct.
1. Sort clothes for drying
Properly dried clothes will need a minimum of care when removed from
the dryer. Clothes properly sorted for washing should be properly sorted
for drying also. Follow the examples below.
SORT
EXAMPLES
Dark and Light
Colors
Lint Shedding
Fabrics
Lint Receiving
Fabrics
Separate light clothes from dark clothes.
Heavy and Light
weight Fabrics
Lightweight fabrics dry faster than heavyweight
fabrics. If mixed loads are dried together (such
as sheets and towels), remove the lighter
weight fabrics when they are dry to prevent
over drying and wrinkling.
Towels, flannels, chenille, cottons, rugs
Corduroys, knits (including socks),
permanent press, and synthetics
2. Clean the lint filter before each use
A clean lint filter ensures efficient drying and clothes will remain lintfree when unloading dryer. A layer of lint on the screen will reduce air
flow through the dryer and lengthen drying time. Lint screen may be
washed if needed.
• Lint filter is located at front of the dryer in the lower part of door opening.
• Replace lint filter in door recess and push in firmly. Words on filter
should face front of dryer.
Add clothes loosely into dryer drum. Add fabric softener sheet, if
desired. Close loading door. Dryer will not operate with the door open.
3. Select FABRIC SELECTOR setting
Set FABRIC SELECTOR knob to most appropriate temperature for type
of fabric in load. Follow garment manufacturer’s care label for
recommended temperature settings. See chart below.
FABRIC SELECTOR
CYCLE
Perm. Press Regular/
Med. High
Approximately 155ºF
Automatic Regular/Perm Press
Use for sturdy items like play or work clothes,
permanent press, casual items, and
synthetics.
Delicate/Low
Approximately 129ºF
Automatic Delicate
Use for delicate items.
Fluff/No Heat
Any Cycle
No heat
Time Dry cycle can be used with all Fabric Selector settings.
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Drying Clothes (cont'd)
EXTENDED
TUMBLE
4. Turn SIGNAL on or off.
Choose whether or not you want signal notification at the end of your
dryer cycle. Turn SIGNAL switch to ON if you want signal notification, or
turn switch to OFF for no signal.
5. Turn timer to desired setting
The cycles control the drying time. The ENERGY SAVER setting,
marked with a dash (–), shows which dryer settings will use the least
energy and will leave items damp for easier ironing.
The AUTOMATIC cycles will automatically determine the time needed to
dry your clothes and will work on any FABRIC SELECTOR setting.
Set the timer for the type of fabric in the load.
TIME DRY cycle will operate dryer for up to 75 minutes. Cottons and
heavyweight items dry best between 50 and 75 minutes, lightweight
items dry best between 20 and 40 minutes.
WRINKLE RELEASE cycle helps remove wrinkles from slightly wrinkled
items that may have been sitting in a dryer or laundry basket overnight.
The cycle has a short heat setting followed by a 5 minute COOL DOWN.
6. Push in timer knob to start
To stop dryer at any time, open door or turn timer knob to the OFF
position. To restart dryer, close door, reset timer if necessary, and push
in the timer knob.
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Features, Hints, and Care
Drying Times
It is impossible to give exact drying
times. Conditions from home to home
vary and directly affect drying times.
The length of time it takes to dry loads
will depend on several variables.
• Load size
• Type of fabric, washer, and spin
speed will determine moisture in
the fabric.
• Heat and moisture in the room.
Damp air coming into the dryer
will increase drying time.
• Installation (length of exhaust
duct, etc.).
• Electric voltage or gas pressure.
If you have an automatic cycle, you
need not worry about time. The
automatic cycle will determine the time
needed.
Here are some important items to
remember:
• In some models, the automatic cycle
does not operate as a timed cycle.
While using this feature, the cycle
dial advances as the clothes dry. the
dial may advance slowly or quickly
depending on the moisture content
of the clothes.
• Do not set the timer for a “higher”
setting than necessary. If you have a
permanent press/knit cycle, use it
for loads of permanent press, knits,
and for clothes made from, or
containing synthetic fibers. This
cycle has a longer COOL DOWN
period at the end of the cycle to
reduce wrinkling.
How to Remove Ball Point
Pen Ink Marks from the
Dryer Drum
If the ink stain is fresh, place dry rags in
the dryer. Using the hottest heat setting,
run the dryer for one hour to absorb the
ink.
If the stain is not fresh, apply household
spray or cream cleaner to a soft cloth,
and rub the stain. Then, place wet rags
in the dryer. Using the hottest heat
setting, run the dryer for one hour to
remove any cleaner residue.
Optional Drying Rack
Drying Rack, Part No. 504105, is useful for
drying items that require no-tumble drying,
such as tennis shoes, sweaters, stuffed
toys or other delicate items.
General Dryer Care
Cleaning
Drying Rack
• Ordinarily, dryer cylinder will need no
care.
• Wipe dryer cabinet as needed. If detergent, bleach or other washing
products have been spilled on the dryer, wipe immediately. Some
products will cause permanent damage if spilled on the cabinet.
• Do not allow sharp or rough objects to lean against the dryer. The finish
could be damaged.
• Use only a damp or sudsy cloth for cleaning the control panel. Some
spray prewash products may harm the finish on the control panel.
Lint Filter
Clean lint filter after drying each load. A clean lint filter ensures efficient drying
and clothes will remain lint-free when unloading dryer. A layer of lint on the
screen will reduce air flow through the dryer and lengthen drying time. Lint
screen may be washed with soap and water if needed.
Lubrication
All moving parts are sealed in a permanent supply of lubricant or are equipped
with oilless bearings. Additional lubrication will not be necessary.
Exhaust System
• The exhaust duct should be inspected after one year of use and cleaned
if necessary. Inspect and clean exhaust duct every one to two years as
required thereafter.
• The weather hood should be checked frequently to make sure the
dampers move freely, dampers are not pushed in and that nothing has
been set against them.
• Keep dryer area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
• Do not obstruct the flow of combustion (gas dryers) and ventilation air.
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Reversing the Door
To reverse doors perform the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Remove four hinge attaching screws.
Remove all 9 screws from door and hinges.
Pull bottom of door liner out (A), then pull down (B), removing door liner from door panel.
Rotate door panel 180° as shown.
Remove door strike from door liner and reinstall on opposite side.
Insert liner under flange on bottom of door (A), then push top of door liner into place (B)
Reinstall 9 screws removed in Step 2.
Using a screwdriver, remove two door plugs and reinstall on opposite side of door opening.
Reinstall four hinge attaching screws removed in Step 1.
1
2
3
B
A
4
5
6
B
A
7
8
9
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Drying Guide
Item
Special Instructions
Bedspreads
Choose heat for the type fabric used. Dry one double or two single spreads at once. Chenille and
tufted spreads will shed lint and should be dried alone. New spreads will contain loose lint. Tumble
new spreads on NO HEAT setting before washing to remove loose lint. These spreads may be dried
completely.
Blankets
Electric
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. If the manufacturer recommends drying the blanket in the dryer, follow
the “Wool” instructions below. Do not stretch the blanket because of the wiring. Some electric blankets
may have insulation on the thermostats or on the wiring which will not withstand dryer heat. Do not dry
in dryer unless the blanket manufacturer says it can be done.
Synthetic Fibers
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. Some of these blankets are fluffy and will shed lint. Tumble on NO
HEAT setting before washing to remove loose lint. Use a gentle wash method, then dry in dryer until
just dry. The lint filter may need to be cleaned during the drying.
Thermal
Cotton
AUTOMATIC REGULAR cycle.
Wool
Agitation and tumbling contribute to the shrinkage and felting of wool. We cannot guarantee that wool
will not shrink. However, if care is taken and the blanket manufacturer’s instructions are followed,
satisfactory results should be obtained. Wash by the soak method with as little agitation as possible.
After washing, stretch blanket gently in both directions. Use approximately five dry bath towels and
place them between folds in blanket. This will "cushion” it to lessen the tumbling. Set dryer for 20
minutes on the TIME DRY cycle. Use REGULAR heat setting, if it is available on your dryer. Check
blanket when timer reaches 10. Wool blankets must be removed from the dryer when damp. Stretch
gently to shape and finish drying over two clotheslines or in a flat position.
Quilts
Choose heat and cycle for fabric. Filling and cover must be completely washable. Old quilts may be too
fragile to machine wash or dry. Quilts filled with cotton may become lumpy. Quilting should be close
together. Remove from dryer slightly damp and stretch gently to shape. Quilted articles may shrink if
over dried.
Mattress Pads
Material in mattress pads is made of either cotton or synthetic fibers. Read fiber content label, found on
your mattress pad, to determine what type of fiber was used to manufacture the pad. READ AND
CAREFULLY FOLLOW the fabric care instructions supplied by the mattress pad manufacturer. Some
pads made of synthetic fibers are very heat sensitive. These pads can be flammable if over-heated or
over-dried. TO AVOID A FIRE HAZARD, DO NOT OVER-DRY mattress pads. Remove pads from the
dryer while they are still damp.
Slip Covers
Choose heat for fabric. Close zippers. Dry one couch cover, two chair covers or five or six pillow covers
at one time. Remove from dryer when slightly damp. Press pleats if necessary and replace on furniture
immediately. Stretch fabrics and knits should be dried completely so they will fit snugly when replaced
on furniture.
Pillows
Curtains
Draperies
Feather and
Down-Filled
Ticking must be strong and seams secure. If in doubt, sew pillow into a case or use a zippered
pillowcase to prevent feathers from coming out. After washing, shake pillow to fluff feathers. Dry one
large or two smaller pillows. Use TIME DRY cycle. Use LOW or MEDIUM heat setting if it is available
on you dryer. Shake and reposition pillows several times during drying. Pillows must be dry in the
center to prevent mildew. Drying may take two hours or longer. Reset dryer timer if necessary. The
odor of wet feathers is not pleasant. However, the odor will disappear once the pillows dry.
Fiber-Filled
(polyester)
Follow manufacturer’s directions.
Foam Rubber
Do not dry in the dryer.
Cotton
AUTOMATIC REGULAR or TIME DRY cycles. Remove damp items for ironing or dry completely, then
steam iron.
Fiberglass
DO NOT DRY IN THE DRYER unless recommended by the manufacturer. Fiberglass may shred.
Particles may remain in the dryer and rub off on the next load. This could irritate the skin. “Beta”
fiberglass may be dried in the dryer if recommended by the manufacturer.
Synthetic
Fibers
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. Allow room for tumbling to prevent wrinkling. Delicate or sheer
curtains must be dried by themselves so they will not be snagged by hooks or crushed by other clothes
in the load. Some sheer curtains are heat sensitive. Dry 10 minutes only, plus the cool down period.
Remove from dryer immediately and hang. If the dryer has been heated from a previous load, NO
HEAT setting may be sufficient.
Remove hooks and weights before washing. Choose heat for fabric and allow space in the dryer for
tumbling. Some draperies may be removed when slightly damp and hung immediately. Lined draperies
should be dry-cleaned because they have a tendency to pucker.
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Drying Guide
Item
Knit articles
(cont'd)
Special Instructions
All Knits
Knit fabrics are usually manufactured under tension (stretching). Cotton knits especially may relax or draw
together if every bit of moisture is removed form them. It is best to take them out of the dryer with a trace
of moisture remaining, then stretch to shape. If they do shrink from overdrying, rewet them and dry
properly.
Cottons
AUTOMATIC REGULAR or TIME DRY cycle. Remove slightly damp to minimize ironing. Reshape,
smooth seams and pockets, etc.
Synthetic Fibers AUTOMATIC REGULAR or PERMANENT PRESS cycle. Turn inside out to prevent “pilling” (rolling up of
the fiber ends from friction). Dry sweaters only with similar things because they tend to attract lint. Make
(nylon, orlon,
sure the load is large enough for tumbling. Dry completely and remove from dryer immediately to
polyester etc.)
minimize wrinkling.
Lingerie
Wool
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycle. For wool labeled “machine washable” follow manufacturer’s directions. For
other wool, use wool blanket method. Do not dry loosely knit wool or hand knits. Dry these flat and stretch
to shape from a pattern drawn before washing.
Cotton
AUTOMATIC REGULAR cycle.
Elastic
Body oils can cause elastic to deteriorate. Wash garments containing elastic frequently. Elastic in such
things as shorts may be dried, however avoid overdrying.
Foam Rubber
Bras, bathing suits, sun suits, etc, DO NOT DRY THESE ITEMS IN THE DRYER WITH HEAT, FIRE MAY
RESULT. NO HEAT setting may be used.
Stretch Fabrics
Choose heat for the most delicate fiber. These may be dried completely as they will stretch into shape.
Avoid drying with lint-shedding fabrics.
Synthetic Fibers TIME DRY cycle. Use a DELICATE or LOW HEAT setting, if it is available on dryer. Some sheer fabrics,
especially sheer knits, can be heat sensitive. Dry these until they are just dry (about 10 minutes) and
remove from dryer immediately. Sheer fabrics should not be washed and dried with garments containing
hooks or zippers. Synthetic fabrics will create static electricity if overdried. TO prevent this use fabric
softener and avoid overdrying.
Denim,
Corduroy
Rugs
AUTOMATIC REGULAR cycle. Dry completely and remove from dryer when seams are slightly wet to
minimize shrinkage.
Cotton with
Cotton
Backing
AUTOMATIC REGULAR or TIME DRY cycles. Dry one large or several small rugs. For one small rug
only, add towels for buffers.
Rubberbacked
Hot water and heat tend to deteriorate many types of rubber. Some types of rubber-like materials are
flammable under certain conditions. DO NOT DRY FOAM RUBBER AND RUBBER-LIKE MATERIALS
WITH HEAT.
Synthetic
Fibers
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. Follow manufacturer’s suggestions. Some of these rugs are heat
sensitive and should be removed from the dryer when damp or dried with no heat.
Stuffed Animals
and Toys
Make sure the filling and covering is washable and can be dried in the dryer. Cotton filling may become
lumpy. Protect glass eyes by covering with a stocking or tie toy into a pillowcase. Choose heat for most
sensitive fiber. Dry enough clothes in the load for good tumbling. DO NOT DRY TOYS STUFFED WITH
FOAM RUBBER OR KAPOK IN THE DRYER WITH HEAT.
Tennis Shoes
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycle. Use a drying rack or tumble with at least four old bath towels.
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Trouble Shooting
You may save time and money by checking items below before calling for service. List includes common concerns that
are not the result of defective workmanship or materials. If your question is not explained below, contact Amana
Consumer Affairs Department at 800-843-0304.
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Vibrating noise
Dryer may not be resting firmly on floor
Thumping, rattling, or
clanking noise
Loose objects, such as coins or pins
Whirling sound
As air moves through the dry, a whirling
sound may be noticed
When the drum rotates, it may create a
pulsating sound
Sound before unit enters diagnostic function
of moisture sensor(some models).
Some vibration is normal. Adjust leveling legs so dryer
rests firmly on floor. See Installation Instructions for
leveling details.
Stop dryer and check for loose objects. Remove loose
objects if possible.
Close zippers, buttons, and fasteners. Clothing with
buckles should be turned inside out.
Normal
NOISE
Pulsating sound
Unit beeps at beginning of
cycle
Clicking sound
Belt buckles, metal fasteners hitting drum
Many of the parts, such as the timer, click as
they operate
Normal
When starting an automatic dry cycle using the moisture
sensor feature(some models), wet clothes may contact
sensor bar triggering a 30-second diagnostic test. Normal
operation will resume after test is complete.
Normal
OPERATION
Dryer does not run
Electrical power cord may not be plugged in,
or connection may be loose
Fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or power
outage occurred
Make sure plug from power cord fits tightly into wall outlet.
Dryer door is not closed
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Do NOT increase
fuse capacity. Call qualified electrician to correct circuit
overload problem. Call local utility company to correct
power outage.
Push door closed.
Timer knob must be pushed in to restart
dryer
Dryer set to FLUFF/NO HEAT setting
If dryer door was opened during a cycle, the timer knob
must be pushed in to restart the cycle.
Reset FABRIC SELECTOR knob.
Damper on weather hood is stuck closed or
frozen
Gas supply is shut off (Gas Dryers Only)
Severely restricted airflow will cause dryer to stop heating.
Check weather hood and exhaust system for restrictions.
Check other gas appliances in house for gas supply.
Exhaust system or outside vent is blocked.
Automatic dry cycle with moisture sensor
feature(some models) is in use.
Check exhaust system and vent area for obstructions.
It is normal for some moisture to remain in clothes.
Screen in back of drum
darkens
Heat causes the metal to darken
Normal. Will not affect performance.
Dryer drum becomes stained
Fabric dyes that are not set can stain the
dryer drum
Make a paste from powdered detergent and rub on stain.
Though you may not be able remove stain immediately, the
stain may fade and disappear over time.
Dryer does not heat
APPEARANCE
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Trouble Shooting
TOPIC
(cont'd)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Improper exhaust system
Check Installation Instructions for length of proper exhaust
system. Only use 4” diameter rigid or semi-rigid duct.
Restricted airflow will cause dryer to stop heating. Check
weather hood and exhaust system for restrictions.
Overloading
Dry one wash load at a time.
Sorting
Separate heavy items from lightweight items.
Full lint filter
Clean lint filter before each use.
Clothes too wet from washer
Check that the washer had enough spin speed to extract
water. Clothes may need to be rearranged in the washer
and put through an additional spin cycle to extract enough
water before drying.
Full lint filter
Clean lint filter before each use.
Improper sorting
Separate lint producers (cotton towels) from lint attracters
(synthetic fabrics).
Paper, tissues, or other items left in pockets
Remove items from pockets before washing or drying.
Overloading
Overloading reduces airflow so lint is not collected in filter.
Dry one wash load at a time.
Overdrying
Adjust controls for shorter drying time. Use a fabric
softener.
No fabric softener was used
Use a fabric softener.
Synthetic fabrics can cause static
Use a fabric softener.
Drying
Long drying times
Lint
Static
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Amana Dryer Warranty
Full ONE Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase, Amana will repair or replace any part that fails due to a
defect in materials or workmanship.
Limited War ranty
After one year from the date of original retail purchase, Amana will provide a free part, as listed below, to replace
any part that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. The owner will be responsible for paying all other
costs including labor, mileage, and transportation.
Second through Tenth Year
Amana will provide the cabinet assembly should the part rust through.
What is not covered by these
warranties
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Replacement of household fuses, resetting of circuit
breakers, or correction to household wiring
or plumbing.
Products with original serial numbers removed,
altered, or not readily determined.
Products purchased for commercial, industrial,
rental, or leased use.
Products located outside of the United States
or Canada.
Premium service charges, if the servicer is
requested to perform service in addition to normal
service or outside normal service hours or area.
Adjustments after the first year.
Damage to clothing.
Repairs resulting from the following:
• Improper installation, exhaust system, or
maintenance.
• Any modification, alteration, or adjustment not
authorized by Amana.
• Accident, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, or
acts of nature.
• Connections to improper electrical current, voltage,
or supply.
To Receive Warranty Service
Service must be performed by an authorized Amana
service representative. To schedule service, contact the
Amana dealer where you purchased your appliance or
contact Amana Appliances Factory Service.
Amana Appliances Factory Service
1-800-628-5782 inside USA
For more information,
Amana Appliances Consumer Services
Amana Appliances
2800 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204
1-800-843-0304 inside USA
(319) 622-5511 worldwide
When contacting Amana Appliances please
include the following information:
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Your name, address, and telephone number.
Model number and serial number of your appliance.
The name and address of your dealer and the date
of purchase.
A clear description of the problem.
Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMANA BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example, some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you.
Amana Appliances Online • http://www.amana.com
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 2000 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204