Estate Clothes Dryer Clothes Dryer User Manual

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A Note To You
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Understanding
Safety
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Knowing Your
Dryer’s Features
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Eget.ing
Your
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Caring For Your
Dryer
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Laundry Tips
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If You Need
Assistance
Or Service
18
Warranty
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ELECTRIC AND GAS DRYERS
PART NO. 3396310
questions
or comments.
A Note To You
Thank
you for
buying
an Estate@ appliance.
You have purchased a quality, wor/&c/ass home app iance. Years of engineering
experience
have
gone into its manufacturing.
To ensure many years oi trouble-free operation, we have developed
this Use and Care Guide. it is full of valuable informaiion on how to operate and maintain your
appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. -This will help us notify you about any new
information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. F’lease pay special attention to these symbols
and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explilnation
of the use of each symbol.
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This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
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Our Consumer
Assistance
toll-free
24 hours a day.
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This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your
personal property.
number,
l-800-253-1301,
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If you have a question concerning your appliance’s ol)eration, or if you need service, first see ‘If
You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 18. If you leed further help, call us. When calling, you
will need to know your appliance’s
complete model nlrmber and serial number. You can find this
information on the model and serial number label (se13 diagram on page 5). For your convenience,
we have included a handy place below for you to recclrd these numbers, the purchase date from
the sales slip, and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
II ealer Name
Serial Number
0 ealer Phone
Purchase
Date
Understanding
Safety
For your safety the information in this manual must
be followed to minirlize the risk of fire or explosion
or to prevent property damage, personal injury or
-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:
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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
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when
using your dryer, follow bi lsic precautions, including the following:
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Read all instructions
. Do not tamper with the controls.
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for making sure that
your dryer is installed, repaired and has
parts replaced by a qualified person.
Do not allow children to operate, play with or
crawl inside your dryer. Supervise children
when your dryer is used near children.
Do not reach into a dryer if the drum
is moving.
Do not allow lint to build-up inside the dryer
or exhaust system. Cleaning should be
done periodically by a qualified person.
. Clean lint screen before or after each load.
When removing from service or discarding
a dryer, always remove the door to prevent
accidental entrapment.
Understanding
rubber-like,
with heat.
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Use only fabric softeners specifically
labeled as not being harmful to the dryer.
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and heat
Do not let dust, lint, paper, rags, chemicals,
etc. pile up around or under the dryer.
Dryer must be electrically grounded.
the Installation Instructions.
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Be sure that your dryer:
-is properly installed and leveled on a
floor that can support the weight in a
well-ventilated
room.’
-is connected to the proper outlet and
electrical supply.’
-is properly connected to fuel and
exhaust systems (gas dryers must be
vented outdoors).*
-is not installed against draperies or
curtains, or on carpet.*
-is located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
-is properly maintained.
-is used only for jobs normally expected
of home clothes dryers.
-is not used by anyone unable to operate
it properly.
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Ilete information.
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See
responsibilities
Never operate the dryer if:
-it is not working right (i.e. noisy,
too hot).
-it is damaged.
-parts are missing.
-all panels are not in place.
-the lint screen is loose, damaged or
missing.
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the power supply cord or turn off
electrical power before attempting to
service your dryer. Shut off gas valve if
you have a gas dryer.
. Do not wash or dry items that are soiled
with vegetable or cooking oil. These items
may contain some oil after laundering.
Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may
smoke or catch fire by itself.
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flammable solvents or fluids away
from your dryer.
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solvents or fluids should
never be put directly into your dryer.
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be exposed to the weather.
Do not machine wash or machine dry items
cleaned, washed, soaked in, or spotted with
wax, paint, gasoline, oil, dry cleaning
solvents, and other flammable fluids. The
fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Always hand wash and line dry items
containing these materials.
Do not dry rubber,
sensitive materials
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before using your dryer.
Instructions
for com-
Knowing
Your Dryer’s Features
The parts and features of your dryer are illustrated
features before using your dryer.
be low. Become
familiar with all parts and
NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from yout dryer model. They are designed to show the
different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include all features.
Start button
Cycle control
Consumer Assistance
Center number
(1-80@253-1301)
knob
Lint screen
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Dryer drum Side-swing
door
Model and serial
number label
Operating
In This
Before
Section
or stopping
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Starting
Your Dryer
Se ecting a cycle . . . .. . .. . . . .. . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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Operating your dryer properly assures the best dryinf results. This section gives you important
information to help you to select a cycle, time and tertperature.
Before
starting
your
dryer
Refer to the information below, and “Laundry
Tips” on page 12 for control setting, sorting and
loading information.
Starting
Starting
or stopping
your
your
and restarting
your
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control
Knob to OFF. Close the door; make new selection (if necessary). Push the Start Button.
NOTE: The Cycle Control Knob should point to
an OFF area when the dryer is not in use. If the
dryer is stopped before the cycle is finished, turn
the Cycle Control Knob to an OFF area.
Selecting
a cycle
Use your High Heat automatic cycle to dry
most loads. See “Using the High Heat automatic cycle” and “Using the Timed (high heat)
cycle” for more information.
1. Select a cycle by turning the Cycle Control
Knob either way to a desired time or setting.
2. Stop when the indicator on the knob’s outer
ring points to the setting you want.
3. Push the Start Button.
Changing a selection:
1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to point to a
new setting.
2. Push the Start Button, if necessary.
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dryer
dryer
Close the door and select a cycle. Push the Start
Button. See pages 6-8 for additional setting
information. Your dryer automatically
stops when
a cycle ends.
Stopping
dryer
N DTE: If your dryer has a Consumer Buy
Guide, remove it and place it with your Use
alld Care Guide. Wipe out dryer drum with a
d;rmp cloth before using to remove dust from
slripping and storing.
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Loads tumble without heat during the last few
minutes of all heated cycles. This makes a
load easier to handle and helps keep wrinkles
from setting in.
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To help reduce wrinkling, remove the load
from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops.
This is important for permanent press, knits
and synthetic fabrics.
Do not overdry. Overdrying can cause
shrinkage, static cling, and damage some
fabrics.
Using
cycle
the High
Heat
the Timed
(high
Failure to do so could result in fire or
damaged items.
automatic
Your High Heat cycle automatically
shuts off
when the selected dryness is reached. Use
this cycle to dry most loads.
1. Set the Cycle Control Knob to point to the
Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (a) in
your High Heat cycle.
2. Push the Start Button. The Cycle Control
Knob does not move until the load is almost
dry or the cool-down portion of the cycle
has been reached. After the cool down, the
Cycle Control Knob automatically
moves to
an OFF area and tumbling stops.
The Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (e)
correctly dries most loads.
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a
setting closer to LESS DRY the next time
you dry a similar load.
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drying using the Timed (high heat) cycle.
Select a setting closer to VERY DRY the
next time you dry a similar load.
Using
cycle
Fire Hazard
Do not dry heat sensitive fabrics, plastic,
rubber, or some stuffed items with heat.
Air/line dry these items on a line or rack.
Energy’preferred
automatic
setting
heat)
Use your Timed (high heat) cycle to complete
drying if some items are damp after automatic
drying. This cycle is also useful to dry delicate
items that require a short drying time.
1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in the Timed (high
heat) cycle.
2. Push the Start Button.
The last few minutes of this cycle are without
heat to help make the load easier to handle.
Timed (high heat) cycle
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Using
the Damp
Dry cycle
Use this cycle to dry damp items that do not
require an entire drying cycle, or to dry items to
damp level. Two examples are heavy cottons,
such as jeans, which you do not want to
become stiff, or cotton clothes which are easier
to press when damp.
1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on DAMP DRY.
2. Push the Start Button.
The last few minutes of this cycle are without
heat to make the load easier to handle.
Damp dry cycle
Caring
For Your Dryer
Dryers require regular
maintenance.
Maintenance-every
Cleaning
the
lint
Follow the sugs estions below to maintain
your dryer properly.
load
screen
The lint screen is located under a lid on top of
the dryer. Clean It before each load. A screen
blocked by lint can increase drying time.
Product and Fabric Damage Hazard
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen
loose, damaged, blocked or missing.
Doing so can cause overheating
and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight
out.
2. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do
not rinse or wash the screen to remove lint.
Wet lint is hard to remove.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place
and close the lid.
Maintenance-as
needed
Use the following suggestions
about cleaning
and lint removal to maintain your dryer and
keep it operating efficiently.
Cleaning
a clogged
lint
screen
Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can
cause a residue build-up on the lint screen. A
clogged lint screen can extend drying times.
Clean the lint screen every six months or more
frequently if it becomes clogged due to a
residue build-up. Use the following method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid
detergent.
3. Scrub lint screen with the brush until all
residue build-up is removed.
4. Rinse with hot water.
5. Thoroughly
dry lint screen with a clean
towel and replace in dryer.
Cleaning
the
dryer
interior
Electrical Shock,
Personal Injury and Fire Hazard
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Turn off the electrical
cleaning the interior.
power before
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Make sure the dryer is cool.
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Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or injury, fire or explosion.
Garments which contain unstable dyes, such
as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton
items, may discolor the dryer interior.
If you want to remove stains from dryer drum,
use powdered laundry detergent.
1. Make a paste with detergent and very warm
water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth and scrub area
until all excess dye is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
Cleaning
the
dryer
exterior
Wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
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Removing
accumulated
lint
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel
for fire. It is recommended
that lint be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a
qualified person. If you have any questions,
please call our toll-free number
l-800-253-1 301.
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
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Unplug the power supply cord or turn off
the electrical power before removing
dryer panels.
e Make sure the dryer is cool.
B Dryer parts can have sharp edges. Use
care when handling.
mWhen replacing front panel after lint
removal, the wire clips holding the door
switch wires must be anchored to top of
front and side panels. Wires MUST NOT
touch rotating drum. (See page 11,
Step 7.)
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or personal injury.
Thermostats
Heat element
For all electric dryers, or gas dryers which
have a lower front access panel
NOTE: See page 11 if your dryer is gas and
has a full front panel.
1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the
electrical power.
2. Remove back panel (electric) or lower front
access panel (gas). See the Installation
Instructions.
3. Remove lint from shaded area in illustration
with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner. Avoid
damaging wires, thermostats (electric),
funnel (gas) or ignitor (gas).
4. Replace panel; reconnect and level dryer
again, if necessary.
Electric
with
back
panel
removed
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dryer
with
lower front
removed
access
panel
tf your dryer Is gas and has a full front
panel, remove front panel as follows
1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the
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electrical power.
Open lint screen lid. Remove two screws
from lint screen area.
Open top by pulling forward and up at each
front comer (see View A). Rest raised top
against wall behind dryer (top is hinged
at rear).
Remove two internal screws from front
panel flanges (near top front corners). Lift
front panel slightly, lifting off lower clips (see
View B). Slowly pull front panel forward,
disengaging
panel from drum. (Drum will
drop slightly.)
Move front panel aside and rest edge
against side of dryer. Avoid disconnecting
wire clips (see View C) or damaging wires.
Remove lint from area shown in “gas dryer”
illustration on page 10 with soft brush or
vacuum cleaner. Avoid damaging wires,
funnel or ignitor.
Reassemble
in reverse order. Before
closing the top, check the following:
-Drum seal must be flared out (see View
D) and properly positioned against panel
at back of drum. Rotate drum counterclockwise one full turn to check drum seal.
-Belt should be centered and tight on
dryer drum.
-Wire clips which hold the door switch
wires must be anchored in slot in top of
front panel (see View C) and along top
edge of side panel. Door wires must not
touch drum when dryer is operating. See
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Drum seal
Remove screw6
before opening top
A
Side panel
sire clips
Front panel
wire clip
(see View C)
\\‘ri\Belt
Wire clip-holds
door switch wires
Warnlng, page 10.
8. Replace top panel and lint screen screws.
Top and front panels must be securely in
place before operating dryer.
9. Reconnect power and level dryer again
(if necessary).
NOTE: Call our toll-free number l-800-253-1
for assistance or more information.
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In This
Tips
Section
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Air/line
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Drying
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specialcare
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Solving
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Sal ing energy
laundering
you dry
Before using your dryer, see pages 3 and 4 for
Important Safety Information.
Drying
Check garments to make sure all spots and
stains were removed during the wash. If
stains were not removed, do not tumble dry.
Heat may permanently
set stain. Soiled items
can also leave stains on the dryer drum. These
stains can be picked up by other items in the
load.
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snaps and hooks to avoid snagging other items. Remove pins,
buckles and other hard objects
to avoid scratching the dryer
drum. Remove heat-sensitive
trim that can be damaged
ckets. Sharp or heavy objects
can damage your washer or
dryer. Do not lay these objects
on your washer or dryer after
emptying pockets. Turn pockets
of heavy items inside out for
even drying.
Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle.
Turn lint takers and dark items inside out to
help prevent lint pickup.
Place small items such as baby socks or
hankies in a mesh bag for easier removal.
Articles to be ironed should be removed from
the dryer while still damp.
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Sorting
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This section reviews proper drying techniques, gives y NJ additional
discusses causes or solutions to common drying probl ?ms.
Before
problems
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Iseparate
dark from light colors; colorfast
from noncolorfast.
Items
properly sorted for washing are
usually properly sorted for
drying. Separate heavy fabrics
(denim, towels) from light fabrics
(synthetics, permanent press).
Z’eparate lint givers (towels, chenille) from
lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent
Fress). When possible, turn lint takers inside
c ut.
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hlix large items with smaller items. Load the
dryer by the amount of space
items take up, not by their
weight. Do not overload the
dryer. Overcrowding
causes
uneven drying and wrinkling,
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(lecause of pilling).
1.0~ may need to rearrange large items
(;heets, blankets, tablecloths)
during a cycle
t81reduce balling or rolling up.
Fleduce wrinkling of permanent press and
synthetics by drying smaller loads and
r ?moving items from the dryer as soon as
t’lmbling stops.
For better tumbling action when drying only a
fl:w small items, add one or two lint-free
tl)wels. This also prevents small, lightweight
ilems from blocking airflow.
Air/line
drying
The following are examples of items that
require drying without heat. These items can
be placed on a line or rack to air dry. Heat
sensitive items should not be dried in this
dryer.
Fire Hazard
Do not dry heat sensitive fabrics, plastic,
rubber, or some stuffed items with heat.
Air/line dry these items on a line or rack.
Failure to do so could result in fire or
damaged items.
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Olefin, polypropylene,
sheer nylon, bonded or laminated fabrics,
cotton and canvas shales with foam or foam rubber materials
Plastic, rubber items
Scatter rugs
Drying
1 Shower
curtains,
tabk cloths, baby panties
Check label. Air/line d y if drying with heat is not recommended.
special-care
items
Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always follow
label directions when they are available. General dry ng instructions for some special washables
are included in this section.
Blankets
and
woolens
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synthetic blankets
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Electric blankets,
electric sheets,
woolen blankets,
washable woolen
garments
Machine drying knitted woolens is not recommended.
(Block to shape
while wet and allow to air dry )
Line dry blankets in shade cn a breezy day over two lines. Pin edges
together and straighten them When partly dry, turn the blanket over,
repin and restraighten. When dry, brush nap.
Dry as recommended
for per nanent
press fabrics.
If manufacturer
recommends
machine drying:
1. Place one or two dry towe s in the dryer and preheat 3-5 minutes.
(This will dry blankets fastl?r and help avoid pilling.)
2. Put blanket in dryer with warm towels. Set control for 20 minutes.
3. Check after 10 minutes. R smove when still damp. Overdrying and long
tumbling can cause shrink ng and pilling.
4. Place blanket on flat sut-fa :e or over two lines to finish drying. Gently
stretch to original size and shape.
5. When completely dry, bruz’h gently to raise nap. Press binding with
cool iron if needed.
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Remove drapery weights ant hooks before laundering.
For slipcovers, replace while still slightly damp. They will dry to fit tightly.
Dry only a few minutes.
1. Leave room in dryer for loild to fluff.
2. Remove from dryer while Aightly damp. Do not overdry.
Curtalns,
SlipCOVerS
Draperies,
slipcovers
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synthetic curtains
Bonded or
laminated fabrics
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clothes
Elastic
Dry only a few minutes.
Line dry these items.
Wash and dry small items in 3 mesh bag or pillowcase for convenient
handling.
1. Dry according to manufaclurer’s
instructions.
2. Remove diapers and cottcn knit items while still slightly damp. They
will feel softer, shrink less, and be easier to fold.
baby
Remove
items
from dryer while still slightly damp.
Fiberglass
materlals
Do not machine wash or dry ‘iberglass materials. Small particles can stick
to fabrics washed or dried in following loads and cause skin irritation.
Flameretardant
finishes
Some items have been treated with a flame-retardant
finish to improve
their resistance to burning. S xh items are clearly labeled. To retain
flame-retardant
qualities thro Jgh continuous use and washing, clean and
dry according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
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Dry separately or with similar colors to avoid lint transfer.
label directions.
items
Corduroy,
velveteen
1. Dry according to manufac urer’s instructions.
2. Remove from dryer while here is still a trace of moisture.
3. Smooth, reshape and air (Iry before putting away.
Quilted,
downfilled
Items
Follow care label instructions.
1. Dry one at a time.
2. Remove from dryer and sllake or fluff the item during the drying cycle.
3. Smooth and reshape before putting away.
Snowsuits,
jackets
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Check label for fiber content,
Nylon,
polyester-base
Tinted,
dyed
noncolorfast
items
Follow care
then follow care label directions.
Dry according to manufacturltr’s
instructions.
1. Dry garment for about 10 ninutes. Remove and turn inside out. Dry for
10 more minutes.
2. Remove from dryer immelliately
and hang on a nonrusting hanger to
finish drying. This will heIF eliminate wrinkles.
or
Dry according to fabric, weig it and care label instructions. Wipe the dryer
drum carefully to remove an) dye or lint that can be transferred to other
loads. See “Cleaning the dry ?r interior” on page 9.
Towels
Select cycle according to fab ,ic type. Some towels, particularly those
made of a blend of synthetic ‘ibers and natural fibers (polyester and
cotton blends), may shed move lint than other towels causing your dryer’s
lint screen to get full faster. Be sure to remove lint from the dryer lint
screen before and after drvin I new towels.
Washable
Using
knits
Do not overdry knits. Overdr) ing can cause shrinking and static cling.
1. Select cycle according to 1abric and construction.
2. Turn synthetics and blend:; inside out when drying to avoid pilling.
3. Remove cotton and rayon knits while still slightly damp. Stretch into
shape and lay flat to finish drying.
dryer
fabric
softeners
Dryer fabric softeners are recommended
for
reducing static cling (static can also be reduced by not overdrying)
and for softening
fabrics. Always follow package instructions
carefully.
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sheet on top of the load
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before startlng the dryer. Do not add a
fabric softener sheet after the cycle has
Iear, grease-like spots can result from the
abric softener sheet becoming tangled in an
tern during tumbling. If fabric softener
:auses a stain, wet the stain and rub with
iquid detergent or bar soap, rewash.
some fabric softeners can clog the lint
screen and slow drying. Use fabric softeners
abeled as dryer safe.
started. Instant heat can cause the fabric
softener to spot fabrics.
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Use your High Heat automatic cycle for most
loads.
Dry only full loads without overdrying.
Avoid overloading
dryer, adding wet items to
a partly dried load, or opening the door
unnecessarily.
Plan your laundry to dry one load after
another. A warm dryer shortens drying time.
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shorten drying times by exhausting dryer
jroperly and cleaning exhaust duct and
outside exhaust hood as needed.
‘-Keep the lint screen clean.
-Use your dryer in a room where room air
temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
.-Sort loads by fabric weight and type.
care
1. Unplug power supply cord or turn off
electrical power supply.
2. Clean lint screen.
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Solving
laundering
problems
Most laundering problems are easily solved. Check tl-e following list for problems you may have
and possible causes. If you need additional help, chel:k the “Assistance or Service” section of this
book.
PROBLEM
Greasy
spots
Lint
Dryer fabric softeners
were used
Follow manufacturer’s
carefully.
Undiluted washer fabric
softener was used
Dilute fabric softener
the final rinse.
Enough detergent
Use enough detergent to hold soil in the
wash water until it drains away. Undrained
soil can stick to outer tub of the washer and
cause greasy spots with next load.
was used
product directions
before adding to
Items were clean before they
were dried
Soiled items can stain other items in the
load. They can also leave stains on the
dryer drum that can be picked up by items
in later loads. Dryer heat may permanently
set these stains.
Lint screen
Clean lint screen.
is clogged
(See page 8.)
Load is properly
sorted
Sort lint-givers (bath towels, etc.) from linttakers (synthetics, permanent press).
Static electricity
attracting lint
is
Use fabric softener in the washer’s final
rinse. Use correct dryer settings for fabric.
Overdrying synthetics can cause lintattracting static electricity.
Load is too big or heavy
Dry smaller loads. When items can’t tumble
freely, air is unable to carry lint to lint
screen.
Paper or tissue was in pocket
Empty pockets carefully. A small scrap of
caper can cause a lot of lint.
Enough detergent
Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the
Nater until it drains away. Base detergent
amount on water hardness and soil in wash
oad.
was used
Pilling is being mistaken
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CAUSES/SOLUTIONS
CHECK IF
for lint
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal
Near and laundering. Pills do not break
away easily from the fabric and can often
:ollect lint. Synthetic fabrics are more likely
:o pill than others, especially at neckbands,
4bows and knees.
PROBLEM
Shrlnldng
Slow drying
CAUSES/SOLUTIONS
CHECK IF
Items are overdried
Remove items while there is still a trace of
moisture. Some items should be removed
while damp, then shaped and air dried.
Fabric type and quality is suitable
for drying
Some
turing.
to the
quality
fabric
There is a large amount of
moisture in the load to be dried
Some items hold more moisture than
others (cottons more than polyester).
They take longer to dry. Full loads take
longer to dry than small loads of the same
fabric.
Cold rinse water is used
A load rinsed in cold water will take
slightly longer to dry than a warm one.
Cold rinses, however, help save energy
and reduce wrinkling more than warm
rinses do.
Room air temperature
45°F (7°C)
Install dryer in a room where the air
temperature is warmer than 45°F (7°C).
Cold air increases drying time and may
cause wrinkles not to be removed.
is below
Dryer is exhausted according
Installation Instructions
Static
electricity
to
knits are stretched during manufacWashing and drying returns them
original size. This is normal. Check
of garment before buying. Follow
care label directions carefully.
Install and exhaust your dryer according
to the Installation Instructions provided.
Lint screen is clogged
Clean lint screen before or after
each use.
Exhaust duct or outside exhaust
hood is clogged
Clean if needed.
Proper electrical
Properly connect the dryer to a grounded
electrical circuit that meets the electrical
requirements
stated in the Installation
Instructions.
supply is used
Remove items while there is still a trace of
moisture.
Load is overdried
Fabric softener
Synthetics,
permanent
load
is used
synthetic blends,
press and knits are in
Use a fabric softener
directions carefully.
and follow package
Synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent
press and knits build up static electricity.
Use a fabric softener and be careful not to
overdry the load.
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If You Need Assistance
Or Service
1. Before
calling
for assistance
El!!
Is the power cord plugged
Is lint screen clogged
...
in?
with lint?
q Is exhaust
duct or outside exhaus:
Have you blown a fuse or tripped
hood clogged
with lint?
:he circuit breaker?
If you need more help, check the 1:hat-t below.
PROBLEM
Dryer will not run
CHECK
THE FOLLOWING
Is the power cord firmly plugged
voltage?
into a live circuit with proper
Has a household fuse t lown or circuit breaker
time-delay fuse been u!;ed?
Is the dryer door firmly
tripped?
Has a
:losed?
Did you firmly push the Start Button?
Are the controls set in i n ON position?
Dryer will not heat
Is the cycle in the last f(!w minutes?
time.)
(There is no heat during that
Has a household fuse t lown or circuit breaker
time-delay fuse been u:;ed?
If you have a gas dryer
the supply line?
Drying time too long
Has a
open on both the dryer and
Is your lint screen clear ? (See the “Slow drying” section
table on page 17 for ad jitional information.)
Is your exhaust
18
are the valves
tripped?
duct or outside exhaust
hood clogged
of the
with lint?
2. If you need
assistance*
...
Call Whlrlpool Consumer Asslstance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere In the U.S.A.:
l-800-253-1 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a
qualified service company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service*
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized WhirlpoolSM service companies. Whirlpool
service technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States. To
locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
.APPUANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVlCE L REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whilpd
Service
(ExampkXYZ
Service Co.)
-
wkwm
DRYERS,
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
replace-
F. 5P is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
C Drporation for quality parts. Look for this
s!‘mbol of quality whenever you need a
rE placement part for your Estate@ appliance.
F.$P replacement parts will fit right and work
ri!fht, because they are made to the same
e::acting specifications
used to build every new
E state appliance.
To locate FSP replacement
parts in your
al ea, refer to Step 3 above or call the
v\ hirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
nl rmber in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
with
l
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
fiction Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of
ndependent consumer experts that voices
consumer views at the highest levels of the
najor appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed
:o resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l
WACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
l
MACHINES
A
SERVICE 6 REPAJR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances 01
Aulhorized
Whirlpool Servia
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
*When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the
problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers and the purchase date.
(See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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ESTATE”
Dryer Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PP Y FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSPQ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmansh p. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM z ervice company.
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use your dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or [ lumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your dryer is used in other than nom al, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your dryer is designed to be n’paired in the home.
D. Damage to your dryer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products
not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems
caused
by unauthoriz
3d modifications
made to the appliance.
s-w
WHIRLPOOL
CORPORATION
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary f *om state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may ap sly. For details, please
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
contact your
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Servict ” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found bf calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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