Electrolux - Gibson Stackable Dryer Washer/Dryer User Manual

P/N 131627900
(9609)
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 loss of life.
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Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Important Safety Instructions
Contents
Product Registration ....................... 2
Important Safety Instructions ....... 2-3
Drying Procedures .......................... 4
Features ......................................... 5
Common Drying Problems .............. 5
Care and Cleaning ......................... 6
Avoid Service Checklist ................... 7
Warranty and Service (U.S.) ............ 8
Service (Canada) ............................ 9
Warranty (Canada) ....................... 10
Pr
oduct Registration
Product
Thank you for choosing this
dryer. This owner's guide will explain
proper operation and care.
Record Your Model and Serial
Numbers
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when
using this dryer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Prevent Fire
Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or
spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc. Do not
store these items on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors or chemical
reactions that could ignite or explode.
To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items containing plastic, foam
rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, or items containing feathers or
down. Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only.
Clean the lint screen before or after each load. The interior of the
dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately every
18 months by qualified service personnel. An excessive amount of lint build-up in
these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and
Cleaning
Cleaning, page 6.
Record below the model and serial
numbers found on the dryer serial
plate located on the left side of the
door opening. Keep these numbers
for future reference.
Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or
missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur. If your dryer has
a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.
Model Number __________________
Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free
from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.
Serial Number ___________________
Date of Purchase _________________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT
REGISTRATION CARD should be
filled in completely, signed and
returned.
©
Read all instructions before using this dryer.
1996 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place
laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer.
Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any time.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless
recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious
bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the dryer.
Printed in U.S.A.
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This Owner's Guide provides general
operating instructions for your dryer.
It also contains information about
features for several other models.
Your dryer may not have every
feature included.
Use the dryer only as instructed in
this Owner's Guide and the
Operating Instructions card
included with your dryer.
Avoid fire hazard or
electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor
plug or extension cord or remove
grounding prong from electrical power
cord. Failure to follow this warning can
cause serious injury, fire or death.
ELECTRIC DRYERS:
14-30R
DRYER
FUSED 30 AMP
120/240 V OR
120/208 V
WALL
RECEPTACLE
DRYER
SERVICE CORD
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
GAS DRYERS:
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not under
any circumstances
cut, remove,
or bypass
the grounding prong
from this plug.
Protect Children
Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. As children grow, teach
them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the
dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs,
bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal
injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the
dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Prevent Injury
To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the
dryer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in
accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the dryer for the
installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding
procedures. If the dryer is moved to a new location, have it checked and reinstalled
by a qualified service person.
To prevent personal injury or damage to the dryer, the electrical
power cord must be plugged into a properly grounded system. Never ground the
dryer to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.
ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply before
attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or
injury.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior.
Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum.
•
Power supply
cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
Note: The instructions appearing in
this Owner's Guide are not meant to
cover every possible condition and
situation that may occur. Common
sense and caution must be practiced
when installing, operating and
maintaining any appliance.
•
•
To prevent injury and damage to the dryer:
All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer
unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only authorized
factory parts.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather.
A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the motor in the unlikely event
of an overheated situation (electric dryers only). A service technician must replace
the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
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VE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Dr
ying Pr
ocedur
es
Drying
Procedur
ocedures
• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.
• Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.
• Always read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read
Important Safety Instructions
Instructions, pages 2-3, before operating this dryer.
1. Prepare items for drying.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
•
Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.
•
Separate dark items from light-colored items. Separate items that shed lint
from those that attract lint. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out.
•
Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won't damage the
drum finish. Close zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-like fasteners. Tie
strings and sashes to prevent snagging and tangling.
•
If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.
•
Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer heat
may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process before
drying.
•
Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal.
2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
3. Load the dryer.
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The average load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to tumble
freely for even drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload dryer.
•
When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a time. Fill out the load with small
and medium sized items.
•
For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free towels for better drying, less
wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets.
•
Do not overdry items. Overdrying can cause wrinkling, shrinkage, harshness,
and a build-up of static electricity, which can produce more lint.
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If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.
Place small items in a mesh bag.
4. Close the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).
See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.
5.
Turn cycle selector clockwise to the desired setting.
6. Start the dryer.
Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.
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Turn the START knob clockwise to ON. Hold for 1-2 seconds and release.
•
To add or remove items when the dryer is running, open the door. The dryer
will always stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a
complete stop before reaching inside.
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To restart dryer, close the door then turn the START knob clockwise to ON.
Hold for 1-2 seconds and release.
7. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang
or fold. If load is removed before the cycle ends, turn cycle selector to OFF.
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Featur
es
Features
Cycle Signal Control
(some models)
When the Cycle Signal Control is On, a signal will sound at the end of each cycle
and during the Fabric Sentry setting (some models). The volume is adjustable on
some models.
Drum Light (some models)
A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the dryer
drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.
Reversible Dryer Door
Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can be hinged on the right
or left side. Refer to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for directions on changing
the door.
Drying Rack (some models)
Place the front bar under
the lip of the lint screen opening.
Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried.
1. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.
2. Insert drying rack into the dryer drum. Place the front bar under the lip of the
lint screen opening.
3. Place items to be dried on top of the rack. Weight should not exceed 10 lbs.
Leave space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through
the grids. Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack.
4. Select a timed dry setting best suited for items being dried. Use only the Air Fluff
(no heat) temperature setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber,
rubber-like materials, feathers or down.
5. When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen
is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause
damage to the dryer.
Common Dr
ying Pr
oblems
Drying
Problems
Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage.
For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Greasy, oily
stains
• Fabric softener sheet.
• Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
Rinse and rewash.
• Add a few bath towels to small loads for
proper tumbling.
• Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried.
• Use proper drying temperature.
• Place fabric softener sheet on top of load
before starting the dryer.
Lint
• Overloading.
• Reduce load size and rewash using liquid
• Overdrying causes static
fabric softener in the final rinse.
electricity.
• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
• Lint screen not clean
tumble without heat.
when cycle began.
• Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
• Lint is attached to "pills."
• Do not overload dryer.
• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to
reduce static electricity.
• Remove items when they are slightly damp
to avoid overdrying.
• Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
Pilling
•
(Fibers break
off, ball up and
cling to fabric.)
• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills. • Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
Pilling is normal with
• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
synthetic and permanent
finish on collars and cuffs.
press fabrics. This is due
• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
to abrasion from normal
wear.
Shrinking
• Overdrying.
• Irreversible condition.
Wrinkling
• Overloading.
• Leaving items in dryer
after cycle ends.
• Reduce load size and tumble at medium • Do not overload dryer.
or low heat for 5-10 minutes.
• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
• Remove items immediately. Hang or fold.
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• Follow fabric care label directions.
• If shrinking is a concern, check load often.
• Remove items while slightly damp and
hang or lay flat to complete drying.
• Block knits into shape.
Car
e and Cleaning
Care
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply
with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions
Instructions, pages 2-3, and
those listed below.
•
Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
electrical shock hazards.
•
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous
fumes or electrical shock could occur.
Inside
•
Clean the lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen restricts air
flow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the bottom of
the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace
the screen.
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Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using dryeradded fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen in
warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer
without the lint screen in place.
•
If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum
with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser
residue before drying the next load.
•
Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet interior
and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An excessive
amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying and possible fire hazard.
Clean lint screen after every load.
Outside
Do not store or place laundry products
on top of dryer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.
•
Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers.
•
If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup
(120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
•
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
•
Before moving the dryer
dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under
the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor.
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Avoid Ser
vice
Service
Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes
common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Dryer does not start.
Electrical power cord is not securely plugged
in or plug may be loose.
Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is
on a separate circuit.
Dryer runs but won't heat.
Drying cycle takes too long,
outside of the dryer feels
too hot or smells hot.
Thermal limiter tripped.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit.
If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may
turn but the heater will not operate.
Replace fuse.
Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).
Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
Dryer does not have anough air supply to
support the burner flame (gas models).
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been
a utility interruption of natural gas (gas
models).
Refill or replace tank.
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint
screen before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct requirements have not been
met.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made
of rigid or flexible metal.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90°
bends and must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS.
Excessive wrinkling.
Scratching or chipping of the
drum finish.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt
circuit.
Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt
circuit.
Drying procedures have not been followed.
See Drying Procedures
Procedures, page 4.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may
be clogged or restricted.
Clean out any obstruction.
High humidity.
Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Dryer is overloaded.
Do not overload. See Drying Procedures
Procedures, page 4.
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See Drying Procedures
Procedures, page 4.
Drying temperature too high.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or
buttons are inside the dryer.
Always remove foreign objects from pockets before
laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.
Permanently attached items such as belt
buckles, zippers and fasteners may be hitting
the inside of the drum.
It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material securely
around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and
damage to the dryer.
Drum damage caused by foreign objects or
permanently attached items is not covered by the
warranty.
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GIBSON DR
YER W
ATES)
DRYER
WARRANTY
STA
ARRANTY (UNITED ST
Your Gibson product is protected by this warranty
WARRANTY
PERIOD
GIBSON, THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICERS, WILL:
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
FULL TWO-YEAR
WARRANTY
Two years from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF
THE
IMPORTANT
CONSUMER.*
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time period listed above.
All of the provisions of the full warranty above and the
exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any
costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance
required because of service.
Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Company, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any
of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire Company Consumer
Services or an authorized Gibson servicer.
*IMPORTANT
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items
listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance
with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not
a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING
FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized Gibson servicers; use of parts other than
Frigidaire Company Genuine Renewal Parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as
abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written
warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty
must be obtained by following these steps, in order:
1.
2.
Contact Frigidaire Company Consumer Services or an authorized Gibson servicer.
If there is a question as to where to obtain service, contact our Consumer Assistance Center at:
Gibson
P.O. Box 7181
Dublin, Ohio 43017
(800) 944-9044
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by
White Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.
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Service Information
(Canada)
To avoid unnecessary cost and inconvenience, make a few simple checks before
calling for service. Common occurrences and their solutions can be found in the
Avoid Service Checklist. Be sure you have followed the instructions in this manual.
If you are unable to locate the cause of a problem, call for service. Insist on factory
service by an authorized FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE depot.
FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE
All Gibson appliances are backed by FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE, one of
Canada's largest parts and service networks.
The Frigidaire reputation means you can enjoy complete professional service from
one of our hundreds of trained technicians across the country. Ask your Gibson
dealer for details about the Extended Service Plan offered by FRIGIDAIRE PARTS
AND SERVICE to all purchasers of Gibson appliances in Canada.
FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE
866 Langs Drive
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 2N7
Place the name, address and telephone number of your service depot in the
spaces below.
Product and feature specifications as described or illustrated are subject
to change without notice.
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W ARRANTY (CANADA)
AUTOMATIC WASHERS AND DRYERS
WARRANTOR:
Frigidaire Canada
866 Langs Drive
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 2N7
For service under this warranty, contact your local
dealer/retailer, authorized FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND
SERVICE depot, or:
FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE
866 Langs Drive
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 2N7
Tel.:
(519) 653-0095
Fax:
(519) 653-5761
WARRANTOR WILL THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICE DEPOT:
WARRANTY PERIOD:
For the first year after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.
For the second year after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) to repair or
replace any defective parts.
Lifetime washer, after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) of a
polypropylene washer basket and/or polypropylene
tub.
Top load automatic washers only: transmission for
the third through tenth year after purchase by the
original consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) to replace any
defective transmission.
WARRANTY APPLIES TO:
a ) Products purchased and installed in Canada for personal single family household use.
b) Defects resulting or arising out of the manufacturing process.
c ) Products bearing legible manufacturer's model and serial numbers.
d) Replacement parts only for the remainder of the original warranty.
WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
a ) Transportation damage.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass and light bulbs.
c ) Parts and service supplied or obtained from other than FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE or FRIGIDAIRE PARTS
AND SERVICE authorized depots.
d) Damage or failure as the result of abuse, improper or commercial use.
CONSUMER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY:
a ) To provide proof of the original date of purchase by means of a bill of sale or payment record verifying purchase
date.
b) To pay all costs to make the appliance readily accessible for service.
c ) To ensure proper power supply and connection of the appliance to same.
d) Proper installation, control setting and care of finish.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranties contained in any applicable legislation. The terms and
conditions of this warranty are not intended to exclude or limit your rights under those statutes. The warrantor
however reserves the right to charge transportation and travelling costs for distances in excess of 48 kilometres
(30 miles) from the nearest FRIGIDAIRE PARTS AND SERVICE authorized service depot.
This warranty plus the statutory warranties mentioned are the only warranties given to the consumer/owner for this
product.
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