Avanti D110 Clothes Dryer User Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Model Number:
D110
CLOTHES DRYER
CAUTION:
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS.
Avanti has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and reserves the right to change materials and
specifications without notice.
Avanti Products
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Florida 33152
www.avantiproducts.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Appliance Safety
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Important Safeguards
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Help Us Help You
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Parts and Features
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Important Safety Instructions
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Installation Instructions
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Before Using Your Dryer
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Wall Mounting Instructions
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Leveling Legs
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Electrical Connection
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Control Panel
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Operating Your Appliance
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Drying Time Reference
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Sorting Fabrics
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Fabric Care Sheet
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Care and Maintenance
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Cleaning Your Appliance Exterior
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Cleaning the Filters
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Troubleshooting Guide
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Service for Your Appliance
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Your Avanti Products Warranty
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Registration Information and Registration Card
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APPLIANCE SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always
read and obey all safety messages.
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards
that can kill or injure you and others. All safety messages will follow the
Safety Alert Symbol and either the words” DANGER”, “WARNING” or
“CAUTION”.
Danger means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in severe
personal injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in extensive
product damage, serious personal injury,
or death.
Caution means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in minor or
moderate personal injury, or property or
equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert you to what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance
of injury, and let you know what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Before the appliance is used, it must be properly positioned and installed as
described in this manual, so read the manual carefully. To reduce the risk of fire,
electrical shock or injury when using the appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, and do
not use an extension cord
• Replace all panels before operating
• It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your appliance, be provided. Use receptacles
that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain
• Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion. And do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
• Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the unit
is disconnected.
• Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet
• Unplug the appliance or disconnect the power before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so can
result in electrical shock or death.
• Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically recommended
in this material. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
• Use two or more people to move and install the appliance. Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
• To ensure proper ventilation for your appliance, the front of the unit must be completely
unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 550F (130C) and below 900F
(32 0C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the elements, such as wind, rain,
water spray or sunlight.
• The appliance should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
• The appliance must be installed with all electrical, water and drain connections in accordance with
state and local codes. A standard electrical supply (115 V AC only, 60 Hz), properly grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances is required.
• Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of the appliance.
• The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
• It is important for the appliance to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to make
several adjustments to level it.
• All installation must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
• Make certain that the pipes are not pinched or kinked or damaged during installation.
• Check for leaks after connection.
• Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the appliance
• Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents or abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may damage
or discolor the interior.
• Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.
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HELP US HELP YOU...
Write down the model and serial numbers.
Read this guide carefully.
You'll find them on a plate located on the back
wall of the appliance.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain
your new appliance properly.
Please write these numbers here:
Keep it handy to answer your questions.
If you don't understand something or your
need more help, please call:
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Date of Purchase
Avanti Customer Service
800-220-5570
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Model Number
Keep proof of original purchase date (such as
your sales slip) with this guide to establish the
warranty period.
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Serial Number
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your appliance.
If you received a damaged appliance,
immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that
sold you the appliance.
Save time and money. Before you call for
service, check the Troubleshooting Guide. It
lists causes of minor operating problems that
you can correct yourself.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
We're proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy
with the service you receive, here are some
steps to follow for further help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In
most cases, this will solve the problem.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details, including your telephone number, and
send to:
Customer Service
Avanti Products
10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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Important Safety Instructions
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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using
your appliance, follow these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the appliance.
DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
appliances are still dangerous. . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”
Before you throw away your old appliance: Take off the door so that children may
not easily climb inside.
Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard
or explosion.
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Do not place the dryer in steamy rooms or where the dryer is directly exposed to rain. Moisture
may destroy the electrical insulation causing an electrical shock hazard.
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During spinning, don’t put your hand in the spin basket: Because the spin basket is
rotating at high speed, rotating parts may injure your hand.
Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
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Installation Instruction
¾ Before Using Your Appliance
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Remove the exterior and interior packing.
Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
• Instruction Manual
• Wall Mounting Kit (See “Wall Mounting Instructions”)
Allow at least 5 inches of space between the sides of the appliance.
Put your laundry into the dryer evenly. Uneven laundry may cause noise or vibration.
Before drying, check all pockets. If nails or pins remain in pockets, they may damage the dryer
or clothes.
Never splash water on the control panel.
Plug the dryer into an exclusive properly installed-grounded wall outlet. Do not under any
circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Any questions
concerning power and or grounding should be directed toward a certified electrician or an
authorized Avanti Products service center.
¾ Selecting a Location
Before you install the dryer, select a location with the following characteristics:
• A hard level surface (if the surface is uneven, see “Adjusting the Leveling Legs”).
• If you are going to wall mount your dryer using the wall mounting kit included (see “Wall
Mounting Instructions”).
• Away from direct sunlight. Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating, plastic and electrical
components.
• Adequate ventilation
• Room temperature that will not fall below 0º C.
• Away from sources of heat such as coal or gas. Make sure that the dryer does not stand on its
power cord. Ventilation openings must not be obstructed by carpeting when the dryer is
installed on a carpeted floor.
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¾ Wall Mounting Instructions
Tools and parts
required for Plaster
and or Wood
Installation
Description
Tools Required (Not Included)
Drill & Drill Bit
Phillips Head Screw Driver
Expanding Wall Anchor
Wooden Slats
Wall Mounting Kit Includes the following:
Wall Hanging Bracket
1” Phillips Head Screws
Plastic Spacers
½” Phillips Flat Head Screws
Exhaust Pipe
½” Phillips Round Head Screws
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** It is recommended to complete the following procedure with at least 2 people **
As wall materials vary, supplied hardware for fixing to the wall may be inappropriate for your wall type.
Consult your local hardware / home improvement center for suggestions on the necessary hardware
for your particular wall type. a) Determine the position where you will be installing the mounting bracket.
• This dryer is not designed to sit on top of your washing machine.
• A minimum of 2 inches is required between the top of the dryer and the ceiling above to allow
easy installation and adequate spacing for exhaust.
If mounting above a top load washing machine, allow sufficient spacing to open the lid of the
washer or in the case of a front loading washer allow sufficient breathing space.
b) Although the supplied mounting brackets can be installed directly to the wall using the existing
wooden studs, the preferred method of installation is using wooden slats that provide a flat level
installation surface and added stability to the whole wall installation.
c) Use two wooden slats (not
included) between the studs to
mount the brackets.
Required wooden slat size
23” Long x 3 ½” High x 1” Deep
When using the wooden slats to
install on drywall material you must
use expansion wall anchor bolts to
safely secure the slats to the
drywall.
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d) Install the wall mounting brackets to
the wooden slats installed in the
previous step.
Using the (4)1” Phillips Round head
screws included, affix the mounting
bracket to the wooden slats as
shown in the diagram to the right.
e) Install the exhaust pipe as shown in
the illustration using the (3) ½” long
Phillips Flat head screws included.
• For a downward exhaust join the
sections (1) pointing downward.
• For an upward exhaust join the
sections (2) pointing upward
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f) Install the lower wall spacers
(included) using the (2 ) ½” long
Phillips Round head screws
(included).
These spaces are required when
installing the unit on the wall to allow
the necessary ventilation for efficient
operation.
Failure to install the spacers will
both reduce the ventilation needed
to operate your unit as well as put
the appliance in tilted position on the
wall which could present a possible
unstable wall installation.
g) Mounting the dryer to the wall
hanging assembly.
With the assistance of 2nd person
lift the dryer and align the mounting
holes at the rear of the dryer with
the mounting brackets.
Tilting the dryer to a 45º angle insert
the hanging brackets into the
mounting holes on the dryer as
shown in the figure to the right.
Once the dryer mounts are in place
slowly lower the dryer in place and
check all installation points for stress
or weakened contact. 10
¾ Adjusting the leveling legs
To install and adjust the leveling legs see the illustration to the right.
If the floor is uneven adjust the legs (do not insert pieces of wood, or any other objects under the legs)
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Adjust the height level of the legs accordingly.
Place the dryer on a sturdy flat surface.
If the dryer is placed on an uneven or weak surface, noise or vibration will occur. (Allowable is 1º)
¾ Electrical Connection
aWarninga
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is
damaged, have it replaced by an authorized Avanti Products service center.
This appliance should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this appliance is
equipped with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to minimize the
possibility of electrical shock.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
Use of extension cord is not recommended.
This appliance requires a standard 115/120-volt, 60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground.
The cord should be secured behind the appliance and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
¾ CONTROL PANEL
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¾ OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
¾ DRYING TIME REFERENCE
** LOAD WEIGHTS AND RESPECTIVE DRYING TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE **
Drying Capacity
3 (Three) Lbs
5 (Five) Lbs
7 (Seven) Lbs
9 (Nine) Lbs
Drying Times
High Heat
30 Minutes
60 Minutes
Low Heat
55 Minutes
110 Minutes
120 Minutes
200 Minutes
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¾ Sorting Fabrics
For the best drying results, clothes should be sorted properly. Separate the lint shedders (chenille
and terry cloth) from the lint collectors (synthetics, flannel and fabrics with a nap, such as velveteen
and corduroy). Separate non-colorfast from light colored items, heavy fabrics from light weight fabrics
and permanent press from heavy, bulky items.
Do not tumble dry
Read all permanent care labels carefully. If a garment’s care label says “Drip Dry”, “Line Dry” or “Dry
Flat”, do not dry in the dryer. Certain materials will melt or become dangerously flammable if heated,
while others may lose their shape. Other items that should not be tumble dried are:
• Items that have been dry-cleaned at home.
• Wool (unless the garment’s manufacturer recommends it)
• Fiberglass
• Laminated or rubber coated items
• Vinyl or plastic
• Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by
manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
Drying Time
Drying time depends on many factors, such as the amount of washing, how damp it is, the type of
fabrics, rated power of the machine and the temperature of the room. It also, of course, depends on
how dry you want the washing when you take it out of the machine.
Shrinkage
Knitted fabrics in particular are liable to shrink. Do not use the extra dry program for these materials,
and always stretch them out directly after drying.
Dryer Added Fabric Softeners
Because some dryer added fabric softeners may cause damage to automatic dryers, use only ones
that the manufacturers give a written assurance that their softeners can safely be used in your dryer.
Single Items
Use the timed program when there is only one item to be dried. This is because the automatic
program may turn off the heating too early, so that the item is not properly dried.
If The Washing Is Not Dry After Tumble-Drying
When using the automatic programs, it can happen that not all of the washing is properly dry. This
may be due to such reasons as very heavy fabrics or thick seams. To dry these items, give a further
10 minutes or so in the timed program. Also do not overload the dryer. If the dryer is overloaded, its
efficiency is lessened and clothes may not dry evenly.
Do not over-dry
When using the timed program, it is possible to over-dry fabrics, if too long a time has been set. This
can cause the fabrics to wrinkle, shrink or feel harsh. Synthetic materials can also become charged
with static electricity.
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Fabric Care Chart
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
¾ Cleaning the Exterior
• Wipe the dryer surfaces, including the control panel, with a soft cloth and non-abrasive
household detergents.
• Use a soft cloth to dry the surfaces.
• Do not pour water on the dryer.
¾ Cleaning the Filters
Unplug the power cord prior to any cleaning.
Cleaning the Lint Filter:
a)
Removing the Lint Filters:
Remove by pulling outward using the four
(4) grip holes in the filter assembly.
ALL FILTERS MUST BE IN PLACE WHEN DRYING
b)
The filter assembly consists of three (3)
parts
(See illustration)
a) Exhaust Vent Shroud
b) Lint Filter
c) Exhaust Filter c)
Separate each of the above parts and
clean the individual pieces using a SOFT
brush or vacuum cleaner. DO NOT
damage the filters
d)
Re-install the filter assembly
Reassemble the filter assembly in order
Exhaust Filter – Lint Filter – Exhaust
Shroud
Align the entire assembly with the
recessed position in the back of the drum
and press firmly until the entire assembly
is secure.
a)
Removing the Air Intake Filter:
Remove by pulling outward holding the filter
housing by the top and bottom.
b)
Remove the filter inside the housing and
clean using a SOFT brush or vacuum
cleaner.
c)
Replace the filter housing by pushing
upwards with your thumb until the latch is
secure.
FILTERS MUST BE CLEANED BEFORE AND
AFTER EACH USE.
Cleaning the Air Intake Filter
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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR DRYER?
You can solve many common appliance problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service
call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
Timer knob will not rotate
Dryer does not operate.
Drum does not rotate
Laundry not completely dry
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or blown fuse.
Door is not closed.
Clean the Filter
Reduce the amount of clothing loaded in the
dryer.
Re-dry the loaded items
Ensure items are not knotted or bulked together.
Dryer is not located in a well ventilated area.
SERVICE FOR YOUR DRYER
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service
technicians that provide service on your Avanti appliances. With the purchase of your Avanti dryer,
you can have the confidence that if you ever need additional information or assistance, the Avanti
Products Customer Service team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.
AVANTI PRODUCTS CUSTOMER SERVICES
Product Information
800-323-5029
Part Orders
800-220-5570
In-Home Repair Service
800-220-5570
Whatever your questions are about our products,
help is available.
You may order parts and accessories that will be
delivered directly to your home.
You may order these items by personal check,
money order, Master Card, or Visa.
An Avanti Products authorized service center will
provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that is convenient for you. Our trained servicers
know your dryer inside and out.
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Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of
original purchase date is needed to
obtain service under warranty.
YOUR Avanti Products WARRANTY
WHAT IS COVERED LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase by the original owner, Avanti Products will, at its option,
repair or replace any part of the appliance that proves to be defective in material or workmanship
under normal use. During this period Avanti Products will provide all parts and labor necessary to
correct such defects free of charge, so long as the appliance has been installed and operated in
accordance with the written instructions in this manual. Avanti Products will provide you with a
reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished. In rental or
commercial use, the warranty period is 90 days.
LIMITED 7 YEAR WARRANTY ON STAINLESS STEEL TUB
After one year and until seven years from date of purchase, Avanti will furnish a replacement
stainless steel tub which is defective in material or workmanship. You will be charged for labor.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
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Incidental or consequential damages.
Service calls to:
• Correct the installation of your dryer.
• Instruction on how to use your dryer.
• Replace house fuses or incorrect house wiring or plumbing.
Repairs performed by unauthorized servicers.
Repairs when your dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit.
Service calls that are related to external problems, such as abuse, misuse, inadequate electrical
power, accidents, fire, floods, or acts of God.
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.
Failure of the product if it is used for other than its intended purpose.
Pickup and delivery. Your dryer is designed to be repaired in the home.
Repairs caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
This warranty does not apply outside the Continental U.S.A.
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Registration Information
Thank you for purchasing this fine Avanti product. Please fill out this card and return it within 100
days of purchase and receive these
important benefits:
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Protect your product:
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Avanti product on file to
help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as fire or theft.
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We value your input. Your responses will help us develop products designed to best meet
your future needs.
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