Amana LE8467W/L2 Clothes Dryer User Manual

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Use and Care Guide
Home Laundry Automatic
Dryer
D2491E3B
Models:
(Electric Heat)
LE8467W/L2
(Gas Heat)
LG8469W/L2
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. (If the dryer changes
ownership, be sure this manual accompanies the dryer.)
Amana
Part No. 503276
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Amana
Dryers...
Thank you for buying an Amana dryer. Your satisfaction with this new product is very important to us. This Use
and Care Guide will help you understand how your dryer operates..,
and how to get the most benefit from the
features you selected.
Please read this Use and Care Guide thoroughly.
Complete the Registration Card in the packet with this guide and return to Amana's Product Registration
Department promptly. If your registration card is missing, call 1-800-843-0304.
If you believe something is operating incorrectly, please read the "Before You Call for Service" section, on
Page 16. If you still have questions, please call us at 1-800-843-0304. (Weekdays, during normal business hours,
Central Time.)
Any time you call or write us regarding your dryer, have the following information readily available. It is located on
a nameplate, found on the inside of the dryer door opening. Take a moment to fill in the information so you have it
handy!
Serial No.
Model No.
Manufacturing
No.
Selling dealer
Date of purchase
Dealer address
Keep a copy of your sales receipt for future reference, in case warranty service is required.
Factory
Service
Centers
Listed below are Factory Service Centers which service most metropolitan and surrounding areas. Amana also
has a network of independent authorized servicers. Locate a Factory Service Center or independent servicer by
calling 1-8O0-NATLSVC (628-5782) inside U.S.A. and 319-622-5511 outside U.S.A. When contacting Amana,
provide product information. (Locate product information on the nameplate). Warranty service must be performed
by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after
warranty expires.
Following are the Amana Factory Service Centers:
ARIZONA m Also dispatches service in areas of Nevada
NO. & SO. CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
-- Also dispatches service in areas of Utah
FLORIDA
GEORGIA m Also dispatches service in areas of Alabama, North and South Carolina and Tennessee
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ILLINOIS -- Also dispatches service in areas of Indiana and Kentucky
MASSACHUSETTS
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MARYLAND -- Also dispatches service in areas of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK -- Also dispatches service in areas of Connecticut and New Jersey
OHIO m Also dispatches service in areas of Michigan and Pennsylvania
TEXAS
WASHINGTON
-- Also dispatches service in areas of Oregon
Did you know Amana offers a complete line of kitchen and laundry appliances..,
refrigerators, freezers, ranges,
cooktops, wall ovens, microwave ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers? We also manufacture a complete
selection of high efficiency gas furnaces plus both central and room air conditioners. We hope you'll consider
Amana the next time you need one of these products.
Enjoy your new dryer.
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Before Drying
Energy Saving Tips ......
Helps and Hints .....
Exhaust System ....
Sort ....................
Load ........
-_,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,
serious
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 suppller's instructions.
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
Installation
installer,
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and service
service
agency
©Copyright 1995, Ripen Service Parts Center
Product Publications
P.O. Box 990
Ripon, Wl 54971
must be performed
by a qualified
or the gas supplier.
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All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of
his book may be reproduced or transmitted in
any form or by any means without the written
)ermission of the publisher.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
(Save These
-&WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, serious
injury or death to persons
when using your dryer,
follow these basic
precautions:
1. Read all instructions before
using the dryer.
2. Refer to the GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS in the
iNSTALLATiON manual for
the proper grounding of the
dryer.
3. Do not dry articles 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.
4. Do not allow children to play
on or in the dryer. Close
supervision of children is
necessary when the dryer is
used near children. This is a
safety rule for all appliances.
5. Before the dryer is removed
from service or discarded,
remove the door to the drying
compartment.
6. Do not reach into the dryer if
the cylinder is revolving.
INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions)
7. Do not install or store the
dryer where it will be exposed
to water and/or weather.
8. Do not tamper with the
controls.
.
Do not repair or replace any
part of the dryer, or attempt
any servicing unless
specifically recommended in
the User-Maintenance
Instructions or in published
user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the
skills to carry out.
10. Do not use fabric softeners or
products to eliminate static
unless recommended by the
manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
11. To reduce the risk of fire, DO
NOT DRY plastics or articles
containing foam rubber or
similarly textured rubberlike
materials.
12. ALWAYS clean the lint filter
after every load. A layer of
lint in the filter reduces drying
efficiency and prolongs drying
time.
13. Keep area around the exhaust
opening and adjacent
surrounding area free from
the accumulation of lint, dust
and dirt.
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14. The interior of the dryer and
the exhaust duct should be
cleaned periodically by
qualified service personnel.
15. This gas appliance contains or
produces a chemical or
chemicals 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 the
fuel or from fuel combustion,
make sure this appliance is
installed, operated, and
maintained according to the
instructions in this booklet.
16. Dryer will not operate with the
loading door open. DO NOT
by-pass the door safety
switch by permitting the dryer
to operate with the door open.
The dryer will stop tumbling
when the door is opened. Do
not use the dryer if it does not
stop tumbling when the door
is opened or starts tumbling
without pressing or turning the
START mechanism. Remove
the dryer from use and cell
the serviceman.
17. Do not put articles soiled with
vegetable or cooking oil in the
dryer, as these oils may not be
removed during washing. Due
to the remaining oil, the fabdc
may catch on fire by itself.
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18. To reduce the risk of fire, DO
NOT put clothes which have
traces of any flammable
substances such as machine
oil, flammable chemicals,
thinner, etc. or anything
containing wax or chemicals
such as in mops and cleaning
cloths, or anything dry-cleaned
at home with dry-cleaning
solvent in the dryer.
19. Use the dryer only for its
intended purpose, drying
clothes.
20. Always disconnect the
electrical power to the dryer
before attempting service.
Disconnect the power cord by
grasping the plug, not the
cord.
21. Replace worn power cords
and/or loose plugs.
22. Install this dryer according
to the INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS. All
connections for electrical
power, grounding and gas
supply must comply with local
codes and be made by
licensed personnel when
required. Do not do it yourself
unless you know how!
23. Remove laundry immediately
after the dryer stops.
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24. Always read and follow
manufacturers instructions on
packages of laundry and
cleaning aids. Heed all
warnings or precautions. To
reduce the risk of poisoning
or chemical burns, keep them
out of reach of children at all
times (preferably in a locked
cabinet).
25. Do not tumble fiberglass
curtains and draperies unless
the label says it can be done.
If they are dried, wipe out the
cylinder with a damp cloth to
remove particles of fiberglass.
26. Always follow the fabric care
instructions supplied by the
garment manufacturer.
27. Never operate the dryer with
the front panel removed.
28. DO NOT operate the dryer
with missing or broken parts.
29. DO NOT by-pass any safety
devices.
30. Failure to install, maintain,
and/or operate this machine
according to the
manufacturer's instructions
may result in conditions which
can produce bodily injury and/
or property damage.
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IMPORTANT: Have your dryer
installed properly. Don't do it
yourself unless you know how!
NOTE: The WARNING and
IMPORTANT instructions
appearing in this manual are not
meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may
occur. It must be understood that
common sense, caution, and
carefulness are factors which
CANNOT be built into the dryer.
These factors MUST BE supplied
by the person(s) installing,
maintaining, or operating the dryer.
Always contact your dealer,
distributor, service agent, or the
manufacturer about any problems
or condi_ons you do not
understand.
Before
Drying...
Energy Saving Tips
Helps and Hints
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Make sure the lint filter is
cleaned after each load.
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Do not overload the dryer.
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Do not overdry items.
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Remove items to be ironed
while still damp.
Large loads of similar fabrics
dry the most efficiently.
However, dry permanent
press in smaller loads to
prevent wrinkling.
•
Use the correct FABRIC
SELECTOR setting for the
type of fabric being dried.
•
Locateyour dryer so the
exhaust duct is as short and
straight as possible.
•
Do not open the door during
the drying cycle.
•
Plan to do your laundry on
low humidity days; your
clothes will dry faster.
Dry multiple loads of clothes
one right after another so
dryer interior does not have to
be reheated for each load.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire,
explosion, serious injury or
death, clothes which have
traces of any flammable
substances such as
cooking oil, machine oil,
flammable chemicals,
thinner, etc. must not be put
into the dryer.
Regular or *Untreated Clothes
A properly sorted wash load is
generally a dryer load. In both
washing and drying, the bulk or
volume of clothes, rather than
pounds, will determine the
load size. The dryer cylinder is
large and is designed to dry a
large or average load at maximum
efficiency. DO NOT OVERLOAD
THE DRYER -- MAXIMUM LOAD:
Dryer cylinder one third to one half
full of wet clothes.
Permanent Press and Synthetics
These toads will require the
following special treatment to get
the best results from their
=no-iron" properties.
Static electricity may cause
garments of synthetic fibers
(as in lingerie) to cling
together, especially if they are
overdried. The use of a liquid
fabric softener in the rinse
water of the washer will soften
clothes and reduce static
electricity.
Do not wash or dry clothes
that shed lint in the same load
with permanent press or knit
garments.
Remove permanent press
loads immediately after dryer
stops.
Exhaust System
-- & WARNING
Loads consisting of several small
pieces only, such as knit shorts or
diapers, do not tumble well and
may require longer drying time
which could result in excessive
wrinkling. Add several towels to aid
tumbling. Large and small items
together make the best load for the
dryer.
A clothes dryer produces
combustible lint. To reduce
the risk of fire, serious injury
or death, the dryer MUST be
exhausted to the outdoors.
For the most even drying, fabrics
in a load should be of similar
weight. If mixed loads are dried,
remove the lighter weight fabrics
when they are dry. Avoid
overdrying to prevent harshness of
fabdcs, wrinkling, and possible
shrinkage.
The necessary suggestions
and directions for installation
and proper exhausting are
given in the INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS which are
included with the dryer.
Clothing loads must be cooled
properly at the end of the drying
cycle. Do not remove them from
dryer until it has gone through
cool-down and the cycle is
completed.
*Treated clothes are those items
that will be labeled =FLAME
RETARDANT," =SCOTCHGUARD", TM etc. Follow the CARE
LABELS on these garments for the
proper washing and drying.
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Do not use plastic or thin foil
flexible ducting.
The exhaust duct should be
cleaned periodically to remove
any obstructions.
Check occasionally to make
sure the flapper on the weather
hood moves freely, is not
pushed in and that nothing has
been set against it. Also check
that the flapper is not standing
open. If it is open, leaves or
even snow could restdct it. Any
restriction of the air from the
dryer will decrease drying
efficiency.
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Sort
Load
Set Drying Time
If you have correctly sorted the
items for washing, they should be
properly sorted for drying too.
Do not overload your dryer. Bulk,
not weight, determines the load
size. There should be space in the
dryer for the clothes to tumble
freely. This helps to reduce
wrinkles. Large and small pieces
together make up loads which will
tumble well. The average load will
fill the cylinder one third to half full
when wet,
The length of drying times vary
according to the following:
Separate:
Lights
Darks
Separate:
Unt
Shedding
Fabric
Cylinder
cottons
Receiving
Fabric
Separate:
Items
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High
Heat
items
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Towels, flannels, chenille, cottons,
rugs, etc., shed lint. Corduroys,
knits (including socks), permanent
press, and synthetics attract lint.
In any kind of drying, lightweight
fabrics will 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 overdrying and wrinkling.
The best method is to dry clothes
which require the same time and
temperature in the same load.
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Type of installation (length and
type of exhaust pipes, etc.)
•
Electric voltage or gas
pressure.
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Heat
Heat and moisture in the room
(damp air coming into the dryer
will increase drying time).
Exact drying times cannot be given
because they will vary. Your own
times may be different in the winter
than the summer.
No Heat Items
Low
•
DI 3_EOA
with wet
and linens
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Size of the load.
Amount of moisture to be
removed, The type of fabric,
washer, and washer spin speed
will determine this.
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Lint
•
with
wet
press
A load can be too small. Just a few
small pieces will not tumble
properly. They will take longer to
dry and they may be wrinkled. For
small loads, add a couple of large
towels or non lint shedding items
to aid in tumbling.
Set Drying
Temperature
The temperature to be selected is
determined by the fiber in the
fabric. Read the fabric care labels
on the garment for drying
instructions.
Some matedals must be dded with
no heat because of their
composition. Use the NO HEAT
setting on your dryer for these
materials.
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iN THE AUTOMATIC CYCLE,
YOU NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT
TIME. The AUTOMATIC CYCLE
will determine the time needed.
Set the dryer for the type of fabric
in the load. Avoid setting the timer
for a "higher" setting than
necessary. USE THE AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS/KNIT
CYCLE for loads of permanent
press, knits, and 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 Use
The timer knob will not advance
with the same regularity in the
AUTOMATIC cycle as it does in
the TIME DRY cycle.
For example, you may notice the
timer knob remains in the same
position for 15 minutes before it
begins to move. THE TIMER IS
NOT MALFUNCTIONING. This
only means it took 15 minutes for
the load to become dry enough to
start advancing the timer knob.
The length of time it takes for the
timer knob to begin advancing
depends on the type and size of
load being dried.
Your
Automatic
Regular
Dryer...
and Automatic
Delicate
cycles
Suggested Dryer Settings
Automatic Regular and Automatic Delicate Cycles
Load Size
Load Type
Small
Medium
Large
Heavy Cottons
Rugs
Denim
Corduroys
More Dry
Between
More &
Less Dry
Cotton Work Clothes
Cotton Knits
Cotton Shirts
More Dry
Less Dry
Dresses
Dress Shirts (Perm.
Press-Polyester/Cotton
Blend)
Sheer
Lightweight Cottons
Items Labeled "Dry
With Low Heat"
Between
More &
Between
More &
Less Dry
Less Dry
Less Dry
Automatic
Delicate
Less Dry
Between
Less Dry
& Cool-Down
Automatic
Delicate
Automatic
Delicate
Cool-Down Periods
The AUTOMATIC REGULAR and
AUTOMATIC DELICATE cycles
have a five minute cool-down
period at the end of the cycle.
During that time, the load is
tumbled with no heat. This helps
reduce wrinkling. Setting the timer
knob in a COOL-DOWN position
will result in the load being
tumbled with no heat. Do not
remove load until COOL-DOWN
period is complete and dryer
stops. The signal (if selected) will
buzz for a short period of time at
the end of the cool-down.
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Automatic Permanent
PresslKnits Cycle
Use this setting for permanent
press, polyester knits, heavy and
medium weight synthetics that are
"no-iron".
The COOL TUMBLE portion of this
cycle is a 10 minute cool-down
(no heat) period. The end of cycle
signal (if selected) will buzz for a
short period of time at the end of
cool-down. If clothes are not
removed at that time, the timer will
advance into the Cool Tumble
cycle, where the signal will buzz
for a short period of time for every
five minutes of the 15 minute cycle
before dryer stops.
Suggested
Dryer Settings
Automatic Permanent
Press/Knits Cycle
Load Type
Cycle
(Timer
Setting)
Permanent Press
Polyester Knits
Heavy and Medium
Weight Synthetics
Lightweight,Delicates
Sheers and those
labeled "Dry With
Low Heat"
More Dry
This cycle will operate the dryer for
the number of minutes for which it
is set (up to 70) with the same
drying temperature as is used for
the AUTOMATIC REGULAR cycle.
Use for any load desired. Use for
items you might want to remove
while still damp. Set Fabric
Selector knob to desired setting.
Turn the timer knob for the number
of minutes required for drying. This
cycle has a five minute cool-down
(no heat) period. The dryer will not
heat if set for five minutes or less.
The signal (if selected) will buzz for
a short period of time at the end of
the cool-down.
Suggested
Dryer Settings
Time Dry Cycle
Your Time Dry cycle will have
three settings: WRINKLE OUT,
LESS DRY and MORE DRY.
WRINKLE OUT
In the Time Dry cycle, use the
Wrinkle Out setting for clothes
that have been previously dried
and have become somewhat
wrinkled from not being
attended to promptly.
LESS DRY
In the Time Dry cycle, use the
Less Dry setting for cottons
such as cotton knits, dresses,
dress shirts, cotton work clothes
and mixed loads.
MORE DRY
In the Time Dry cycle, use the
More Dry setting for very heavy,
hard-to-dry loads such as blue
jeans or bath towels.
Minutes
(Approx.)
Load Type
No Heat Cycle
Cottons
Heavyweight /
Average Load
50 - 70
Lightweight /
Average Load
20 - 40
Less Dry
Always use the SIGNAL with the
AUTOMATIC PERMANENT
PRESS/KNITS cycle. Remove
load immediately upon
completing cycle. This reduces
wrinkling.
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Time Dry Cycle
The times suggested are
approximate. Your loads,
installation, and drying
requirements will determine the
setting you should use.
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This is a no heat cycle that
tumbles and circulates room
temperature air through the load
for 15 minutes. Use for fluffing
shag rugs, bedspreads, pillows,
blankets, and other heat sensitive
items that should not be dried with
heat. The signal (if selected) will
buzz for a short period of time at
the end of the cycle.
Operation
Instructions
-& WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, serious injury
or death to persons, read
the IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS, Pages 4
and 5, before operating the
dryer.
To Dry Clothes
IMPORTANT: Please read
instructions before using dryer.
Before using dryer for the first
time, wash out the inside of the
dryer cylinder with a sudsy cloth,
then wipe dry. Install the dryer
according to the INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS. KEEP THESE
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE.
1. CLEAN LINT FILTER after
each use.
2. LOAD DRYER. Open dryer
door. Shake out laundry and
place in dryer.
3. CLOSE DOOR. Dryerwill not
operate with the door open.
IMPORTANT: The heat on the
DELICATE setting is not sufficient
to remove wrinkles from
permanent press.
5. SELECT TIMER SETTING in
cycle desired: AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS,
AUTOMATIC REGULAR,
AUTOMATIC DELICATE,
TIME DRY or NO HEAT.
These cycles control the drying
time.
The Energy Saver settings,
marked with a dot (.), show which
dryer settings will use the least
energy.
6. START DRYER: Push the
timer knob in.
TO STOP DRYER AT ANY
TIME, open door or turn timer
knob to an OFF position.
TO RESTART DRYER, close
door, reset timer if necessary, and
push the timer knob in. Your dryer
is designed so that it will not
operate if the door is open.
7. SET SIGNAL CONTROL:
Rotate selector to "loud"
(loudest sound) or to "off" (no
sound) or to any level in
between.
In the Automatic Permanent
Press/Knits cycle, the signal
will buzz for a short period of
time at the end of cool down. If
clothes are not removed at
that time, the timer will
advance into the Cool Tumble
cycle, where the signal will
buzz for a short period of time
for every five minutes of the 15
minute cycle before dryer
stops.
In the Automatic Regular,
Automatic Delicate, Time
Dry and No Heat cycles, the
signal will buzz for a short
period of time at the end of the
cool down.
The signal will stop when the
door is opened, or when the
timer is advanced to an OFF
position,
SIGNAL
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4. SELECT drying temperature:
The FABRIC SELECTOR
controls the drying
temperature.
FABRIC
SELECTOR
NOHEAT
REGULAR
NO HEAT
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Control Panel Light
An optional control panel light kit is
available for your dryer. This kit will
provide additional light to your
control panel and improve visibility
of the controls in a dimly lit
environment.
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To order the Control Panel Light
Kit (Part No. LFLI) contact your
dealer. For more information call
1-800-843-0304.
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Drying
Special
Items...
Curtains
Cotton
:_EGULAR heat. Remove damp for ironing or dry completely, then steam iron.
Synthetic Fibers
DELICATE heat. 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 no heat period. Remove from dryer immediately
and hang. If the dryer has been heated from a previous load, NO HEAT setting
may be sufficient.
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
dryer dried if recommended by the manufacturer.
Rugs
Cotton WRh Cotton
Backing
REGULAR heat. Dry one large or several small rugs. For one small rug only,
add towels for buffers.
Synthetic Fibers
DELICATE or NO HEAT. 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.
Rubber-backed
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.
Bedspreads
Choose heat for fabric. Dry one double or two single spreads. Chenille and
tufted spreads will shed lint and should be dried by themselves. New spreads
especially, will contain loose lint. Tumble on NO HEAT setting before washing
to remove loose lint. These spreads may be dried completely.
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Type
Blankets
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. Heat dryer at REGULAR heat
with about five dry bath towels. Place towels between folds in blanket. This will
"cushion" it to lessen the tumbling. Set dryer for 20 minutes on the TIME DRY
cycle. 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
clothes lines or in a flat position.
Electric
DELICATE heat. If dryer drying is recommended by the manufacturer, dry as
for wool. Do not stretch the blanket because of the wiring. Some electdc
blankets may have an insulation on the the thermostats or on the wiring which
will not withstand dryer heat. Do not dryer dry unless the blanket manufacturer
says it can be done.
Thermal Cotton
REGULAR heat.
Synthetic Fibers
DELICATE heat. 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.
Pillows
Feather and
Down-Filled
REGULAR heat. 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
3illows. Use TIME DRY cycle. 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.
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Type of Load
Knit Articles
Special Instructions
Knit fabrics are usually manufactured under tension (stretching). Cotton knits
especially may relax or draw together if every bit of moisture is removed from
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.
Cotton and Denims
REGULAR heat. Remove slightly damp to minimize ironing. Reshape, smooth
seams and pockets, etc. This is especially important for blue
jeans and corduroys.
Synthetic Fibers
REGULAR or PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS heat. Turn inside out to prevent
"pilling" (the rolling up of the fiber ends from friction). Dry sweaters only with
similar things because they tend to attract lint. Make sure the load is large
enough for tumbling. Dry completely and remove from dryer immediately to
ninimize wrinkling.
Wool
DELICATE heat. For wool labeled "machine washable", follow
manufacturer's directions. Do not dryer dry loosely knit wool or hand knits.
Dry these flat and stretch to shape from a pattern drawn before washing.
Stuffed Animals and
Toys
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=urethe filling and covering are washable and can be dryer dried. 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.
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Maintenance...
Care Of Your Dryer
_WARNING
To reduce the risk of an
electric shock, serious injury
or death, disconnect the
electrical service to the
The dryer may be cleaned by one
of the following methods:
Wipe the surfaces using a soft
cloth and a non-abrasive paste
of powdered laundry detergent
and hot water followed by a
short heat cycle with a load of
rags, or
dryer before cleaning the
interior,
Dryer Interior
(Painted Cylinders Only)
The internal parts of your dryer are
coated with a paint that has been
specifically developed to brighten
their appearance.
Apply a liquid spray household
cleaner to the discolored area,
wipe with a soft cloth, and follow
with a short heat cycle with a
load of rags.
Unstable dyes used in many denim
blue jeans or brightly colored
cotton garments may cause some
discoloration of the white surfaces.
This slight color change will do no
harm to other clothes.
To remove crayon or ball point ink
oft the dryer drum, put the heat on
high and use old rags in the dryer
to absorb the crayon or ink. If
unsuccessful, contact the
appliance dealer. DO NOT use
any chemicals in the dryer.
IMPORTANT: The use of chlorine
bleach for removing any
discolorations should be avoided
because bleach could damage the
finish.
Cabinet
Wipe dryer cabinet as needed. If
detergent, bleach or other washing
products have been spilled on the
dryer top, wipe immediately. Some
products will cause permanent
damage if spilled on the cabinet.
Do not lay sharp or rough objects
on or against the dryer. The finish
could be damaged.
Control Panel
Use only a damp or sudsy cloth for
cleaning the control panel. Some
spray prewash products may harm
the finish on the control panel.
Should you wish to return the
interior surfaces to their original
whiteness follow the directions
below.
Exhaust
The exhaust duct should be
inspected after one year of use
and cleaned if necessary. Inspect
Motor
The dryer's motor overload
protector stops the motor
automatically in the event of an
overload. After cooling, the
Duct...
and clean exhaust duct every one
to two years as required thereafter.
Vent hood should be checked and
Overload
cleaned regularly to assure that it
is working properly.
Protector...
overload protector will reset itself.
Dryer can be restarted by pushing
the timer knob in. If overload
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protector cycles again, remove the
dryer from use and call the
serviceman to correct the problem.
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Lint
The lint filter is located at the front
of the dryer in the lower part of the
door opening.
CLEAN THE LINT FILTER AFTER
DRYING EACH LOAD. A clean lint
filter ensures efficient drying and
that clothes remain lint-free when
unloading dryer.
The lint filter on your dryer is
equipped with a cover. This cover
is designed to prevent small
clothing items (baby socks, etc.)
from getting into the lint filter.
Filter
and
Cover...
The lint filter has also been
screwed down to prevent clothing
from falling into the air duct. We
recommend that once a year you
remove the two screws and lint
filter and vacuum the area under it.
TO REPLACE LINT FILTER:
Place filter in door recess and
push in firmly. Be sure to replace
the filter with the words facing the
front of the dryer. Replace two
screws.
TO REMOVE THE LINT FILTER:
Remove two screws and lift filter
up and out of door opening. Filter
may be washed if any residue is
noticed on it.
IMPORTANT: The lint filter must
be in place in the door opening
when using dryer or loading and
unloading dryer. If the filter is not in
place, clothing could fall into the
front air duct and get into the
exhaust system, causing damage
to the motor.
TO REMOVE LINT: Wipe across
the filter with damp fingers.
The cover sets into the lint filter
and is completely reversible. It is
an optional accessory and can be
removed at any time.
UNT FILTER
COVER
DOOR
UNER
LINT
FILTER
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Door Liner...
Unt can accumulate in the door
liner (opening in bottom of dryer
door).
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Occasionally open dryer door and
vacuum the door liner.
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Before
You Call
For Service...
(You may save time and money by checking the following:)
If Your Dryer:
Won't
Start
Doesn't Dry
Clothes
Satisfactorily
Won't
Heat
Possible Reason -Do This To Correct
Dryers equipped with power cord -- be sure the power cord is plugged
all the way into the electrical outlet.
Close the loading door.
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Turn timer knob further into the cycle, or try a different cycle.
Push timer knob in to start dryer.
Q
Has the laundry room fuse(s) blown or become loosened, or are
circuit breakers OFF? The dryer itself does NOT have an electrical
fuse.
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(Electric
Dryers
only)
Has the motor overload protector cycled?
Is the FABRIC SELECTOR switch in a heat setting?
Gas Dryer Only -- Check to see if gas valve in dryer (behind front
access panel) and main gas line valve are turned on.
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o
Check exhaust duct to outside to see if it is kinked, blocked or
needs cleaning. (Timer may not advance in the automatic cycle.)
Check weather hood to make sure flapper moves freely, has not been
_ushed in or has not been blocked. (Timer may not advance in the
automatic cycle.)
Automatic Cycle -- Adjust to more or less dry setting.
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JTimed Cycle -- Allow more or less time.
Clean the lint filter.
Is the load too small? Loads which are too small may not tumble
properly or dry evenly.
If Service
If service is required, contact the
nearest Factory Authorized
Service Center.
If you are unable to locate an
authorized service center or are
unsatisfied with the service
performed on your dryer, write to:
Is Required...
When calling or writing about your
dryer, PLEASE GIVE THE MODEL
AND SERIAL NUMBERS. The
model and serial numbers are
located on the nameplate in one of
the four corners of the door well.
The door well is the shaded area
shown.
Consumer Affairs Department
Amana Refrigeration, Inc.
2800 220 = Trail
P.O. Box 8901
Amana, Iowa 52204-0001
Phone: 1-600-843-0304
FAX:
(319) 622-8158
Mort. through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Central Time Zone
Please include a copy Of your bill
of sale and any service receipts
you have.
- & WARNING
To reduce the risk of serious
injury or death, DO NOT
repair or replace any part of
the dryer or attempt any
servicing unless specifically
recommended in the usermaintenance instructions or
in published user-repair
instructions that you
understand and have the
skills to carry out.
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When
Service
Is Required...
The dealer from whom you purchased your dryer can give you the name of your nearest Authorized Service
Center. Help them give you prompt service by giving them:
1.
2.
3.
An accurate description of the trouble.
Complete model, serial, and manufacturing numbers located on the serial plate.
Proof of purchase (sales receipt on request).
Repair by an unauthorized servicer that results in subsequent failure will void the warranty. Warranty details are
contained in the warranty certificate enclosed with this booklet.
Keep an accurate record of any service calls -- what was done, who serviced the unit and the date.
Amana has a large network of Authorized Service Centers in the U.S. However, if you should have a service
problem that is not resolved locally -Write:
Consumer Affairs Department
Amana Refrigeration,
2800 220 thTrail
P.O. Box 8901
Inc.
Amana, Iowa 52204-0001
1-800-843-0304
or Dial:
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Central Time Zone
Please include model, serial and manufacturing numbers, date of purchase and selling dealer.
For questions concerning product usage, installation and warranty -- call:
Consumer
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Information
Line
1-800-843-0304
EXTENDED
SERVICE
RAN
Rest assured against unexpected repair billsl
Amana is pleased to offer an important opportunity for long-term service protection on your new Amana
appliance. The Amana Asure Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement the strong warranty that
a_ready accompanies your appliance, and it combines with this standard warranty to provide budget-prote_ng
coverage on your appliance for up to five years, covering parts, labor and travel charges.
Your participating Amana dealer has details. Or contact us:
Amana Refrigeration Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
2800 220 = Trail
P.O. Box 8901
Amana, |A 52204-0001
1-800-843-0304
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Central Time Zone
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