Frigidaire FARE4044MW Washer/Dryer User Manual

All about the
Use & Care
of your
Dryer
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Important Safety Instructions ..............................2-4
Solutions to Common Problems ....................... 14-15
Operating Instructions ...................................... 5-12
Warranty ............................................................ 16
Care and Cleaning ............................................... 13
Español .............................................................. 17
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using this dryer.
Recognize safety symbols, words and
labels
Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with
a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as
described below:
Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury
or death.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate
injury.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or
maintenance information which is important but not
hazard-related.
For your safety the following information in this manual
must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion
or to prevent property damage, personal 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 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.
Read all instructions before using this appliance. This
book contains valuable information about:
• Operation
• Care
• Service
Keep it in a safe place.
This Use and Care 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 Use & Care
Guide.
Save these instructions for future reference.
Product Record
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
The model and serial numbers of your dryer are found on
the dryer serial plate located at the top of the door opening. Record and retain these numbers.
Model Number _____________________
Serial Number _____________________
Purchase Date _____________________
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.
WARNING - RISK OF FIRE
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.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow these Important Safety Instructions:
PREVENT FIRE
• Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents,
kerosene, waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or
near the dryer. These substances give off vapors that
could ignite or explode.
• Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.
Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to
a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
• Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic or similar materials such as bras, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby
pants, plastic bags and pillows that may melt or burn.
Some rubber materials, when heated, can under certain
circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
WARNING
FIRE HAZARD
A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer
must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly
inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any
accumulation of lint around the opening and in the
surrounding area.
• 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.
• Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked,
damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and
damage to fabrics can occur.
• 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.
• Do not continue to use the dryer if you hear squeaking,
grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. This could
be a sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to fire or
serious injury. Contact a qualified technician immediately.
• 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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 of a gas dryer must be plugged into
a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong outlet. The
third grounding prong must never be removed. 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.
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 sit on, step on or stand on the dryer. Do not
rest heavy loads on top. The dryer is not meant to support weight.
• 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.
CAUTION
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to
warn customer of potential exposure to such substances. Included in this list are soot and carbon monoxide, both of
which may be produced by the use of this product.
Í NOTE
The instructions appearing in this Use and Care 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.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Normal Operating Sounds
You may or may not hear the following sounds from your
new dryer:
A. SUSPENSION ROLLERS The dryer drum is
supported by a set of suspension rollers. At times
there may be a thumping or rolling sound when the
dryer starts. This may happen if the dryer has not
been in use for a period of time, or after a heavy
load has remained in the dryer drum for an extended
period, creating a temporary flat spot on the edge
of the roller. The noise should dissipate as the dryer
operates and the flat spots smooth out.
B. AIR FLOW SYSTEM Your dryer is equipped with a
high volume air handling system. In some installations
there may be some sounds associated with air
movement throughout the dryer, including the air
duct, blower, and exhaust system. This is normal and
can vary with load size and type.
C. GAS VALVE (Gas models only.) The flow of gas is
controlled by electric solenoids. During operation there
may be a clicking sound as the valve opens and closes to
control the gas flow.
D. GAS BURNER (Gas models only.) When the burner
is operating, there may be sounds generated as the
air flow mixes with the gas flame. This noise is normal
and will only occur when the gas is ignited in the
combustion tube.
A
D
C
B
CAUTION
Do not continue to use the dryer if you hear squeaking,
grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. This could
be a sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to fire or
serious injury. Contact a qualified technician immediately.
Operating Your Dryer
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to
persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
in this Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer.
1 Prepare load for drying.
• 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.
• Check for stains which may not have been removed
in washing. Repeat stain removal process and wash
again before drying. Dryer heat may permanently
set some stains.
• Place delicate or small items in a mesh bag.
• 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.
(Mesh bag not included.)
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Operating Your Dryer, continued
2 Check that the lint filter is clean and in place.
Í NOTE
If a setting is not available for the cycle selected, the
indicator will not light.
• Adjustments made to a cycle will be remembered and
recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future.
To return to factory settings,
press these two buttons at
the same time and hold until
the signal sounds.
3 Load the dryer and close the door.
• Load items loosely. The average wet load will
fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to
tumble freely for even drying and less wrinkling.
• If desired, place a dryer fabric softener sheet on
top of the load at the beginning of the cycle.
• To save energy and time and avoid uneven drying
and wrinkling, do not overload the dryer.
• When drying large items, dry only two or three
items at a time. Fill out the load with small and
medium sized items.
• For delicate or very small loads, add two or three
similar items to improve tumbling action.
4 Select the appropriate cycle and settings for
each load.
Í NOTE
Over-drying can cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint,
harshness and a build up of static electricity.
• Turn the cycle selector knob in either direction to
select the cycle desired.
• The estimated drying time for Auto Dry cycles or
the actual drying time for Timed Dry cycles will be
displayed.
• A suitable drying temperature, dryness level and options will automatically be indicated for the cycle selected. See the “Dryer Settings Chart” for more details.
• To change the drying temperature and dryness
level, press the temp or dryness level buttons to
scroll to the desired settings.
• To select or delete an option, press options; then,
while the indicator is blinking, press select. The
indicator will light when the option has been selected. It will no longer be lighted when the option
has been deleted.
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5 Start the cycle.
• Close the dryer door. The dryer will not operate with
the door open.
• Push in or turn the cycle selector knob or press any
option buttons to “wake” the dryer. You will hear
three beeps to indicate dryer is ready to operate.
• After making your selections, push in the selector
knob to start the cycle. You will hear one beep before
the drum begins to rotate.
• Select delay start to delay the beginning of the
cycle, if desired.
• To add or remove items when the dryer is running,
push in the cycle selector knob to pause the cycle
and open the door. Opening the door with a cycle
running will also pause the cycle. You will hear two
beeps. Allow the drum to come to a complete stop
before reaching inside. Add or remove the item,
close the door and push in the selector knob again,
continuing the current cycle.
• To cancel a running cycle, push in and hold the
cycle selector until the dryer discontinues running.
• A signal will sound at the end of the cycle if the
chime option has been selected.
Í NOTE
If drying a single large or bulky item, such as a
comforter, remove the item part way through the cycle
and turn it “inside out” to maximize drying effectiveness.
Place item back in dryer and re-start cycle.
6 When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang or fold.
IMPORTANT
Clean the lint filter after every load.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above
for reference only. Your model may differ.
Cycle Selection
Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle
desired.
For best results
Follow the fabric care label
instructions on items
to be dried.
Once a cycle is running, turning the selector knob to
another selection will not change the cycle. If cycle
selection change is attempted after the cycle starts, the
indicator lights will flash and a signal will beep, but the
original cycle will continue.
Í
NOTE
Auto Dry Cycles
Auto Dry cycles take the guesswork out of selecting the
correct drying time for each load. Moisture sensing bars
at the back of the dryer drum sense the moisture level of
the load as it tumbles through the heated air. With Auto
Dry cycles, the load will automatically be dried at the
selected temperature to the desired dryness level. Auto
Dry cycles save time and energy and protect fabrics.
The estimated drying time will be displayed for about 5
minutes. Then the outside of the display will light up in a
circular track to indicate the drying time is automatically
being determined by the sensors. When the load has
reached the selected dryness level, it will continue to
tumble during a cool down period. This helps reduce
wrinkling and makes items easier to handle during
unloading.
1. initial
2. calculating
3. estimated
To change the cycle selection once the cycle has
begun, push in and hold the cycle selector knob to
cancel the current cycle, make the new selection and
push in the selector knob again to restart the dryer.
Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of
load and fabric type. If the load is too small or almost
dry, the moisture sensing bars may not detect enough
moisture to continue the cycle and the cycle may end
after a few minutes. If this occurs, select a Timed Dry
cycle.
Room temperature and humidity, type of installation and
electrical voltage or gas pressure can also affect drying
time.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Cycle Selection, continued
casual
Select this cycle to dry cottons, blends and permanent
press items with a no-iron finish.
normal
Select this cycle to dry everyday fabrics including
cottons, linens and sheets.
heavy duty
Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry durable fabrics such as
work wear and overalls.
towels
Select this cycle to dry heavy loads such as towels and
non-rubber-backed bath mats.
delicates
Select this cycle to dry knits and delicates.
bedding
Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry bulky bedding items
such as comforters, blankets, sleeping bags and
parkas.
jeans
Select this Auto Dry cycle for drying an entire load of
denim jeans.
kids wear
Select this specialty cycle for drying kids clothing and
baby wear.
allergy
Select this Auto Dry cycle where you wish to reduce
allergens as you dry your load. Items prone to heat
damage are not recommended for this cycle.
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Timed Dry Cycles
WARNING
FIRE HAZARD
To avoid fire hazard, do not use heat to dry items
containing feathers or down, foam rubber, plastics
similarly textured, rubber-like materials. Use a Timed
Dry cycle and the air dry setting.
refresh
Select refresh to help remove wrinkles from clean and
dry items that were not taken from the dryer at the
end of the cycle, have been stored in crowded closets
or drawers, or unpacked from luggage following a
trip. It provides approximately 10 minutes of tumbling
followed by a 5-minute cool down period.
quick dry
Select this timed cycle to quickly dry a small load made
up of just a few items. It provides approximately 20
minutes of tumbling followed by a cool down period.
timed dry
To manually select the drying time for any load, turn
the knob to a numbered setting. Drying times from 60
to 90 minutes are available. Moisture sensing bars are
not active and dryer will continue to heat throughout
the cycle until the final cool down period. You will not
be able to select a dryness level.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Cycle Settings
For best results
Follow the fabric care label instructions
on items to be dried.
Appropriate drying temperature, dryness level and
options will automatically be displayed for each cycle. The
settings can be modified before the cycle is started. Make
modifications based on load size, dampness and fabric
type and durability. Modifications for each cycle will be
remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected
in the future.
sanitize
Recommended for durable fabrics and towels. Use this
selection to remove harmful bacteria from your clothing
or other items where sanitization is desired.
This option will kill 99.9% of bacteria with no carryover of
bacteria between loads. A higher temperatures is required.
Please check fabric care labels to prevent damage.
Í NOTE
Only sanitizing cycles have been designed to meet the
requirements of NSF P154 protocol for sanitization
efficacy.
NSF Protocol P154
Sanitization Performance of
Residential Clothes Dryers
To return to factory settings,
press these two buttons at
the same time and hold until
the signal sounds.
If changes are attempted after the cycle starts, the
lights will flash and a signal will beep, but the cycle will
continue.
Í NOTE
To change the settings once the cycle has begun, push
in the cycle selector knob to pause the cycle, make the
new selections and push in the selector knob again to
restart the dryer.
Drying Temperature
To change the preset temperature, press the temp
button to scroll to the desired setting.
To protect your fabrics, not all temperatures are available
with every cycle.
The temperature selected for the cycle will be remembered
and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future.
high
Recommended for most cotton fabrics.
normal
Recommended for wrinkle free, easy care, lightweight
fabrics and bulky loads.
low
Recommended for delicate fabrics.
air dry
This setting (no heat) can only be selected with a timed
cycle. The air dry setting tumbles the load without
heat. Use this setting to dry items containing feathers,
down, foam rubber, plastics or rubber-like materials;
to refresh clothing, stuffed animal, pillows or blankets;
and to dust draperies.
Dryness Level (Auto Dry)
To change the preset level, press the dryness level
button to scroll to the degree of dryness desired.
To protect your fabrics, not all dryness levels are available
with every cycle. If a dryness level is not appropriate
for the cycle, it cannot be selected.
The dryness level selected for the cycle will be
remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected in
the future.
Select the normal dry level for most Auto Dry cycles.
Occasionally a load may seem too damp or over-dried at
the end of the cycle. To increase drying time for similar
loads in the future, select high. For loads requiring less
drying time, select low.
Select damp for items you wish to partially dry before
hanging or ironing.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Cycle Options
To select an option, press options until the indicator
for the desired option flashes, then press select. If an
option is not available for a cycle, the indicator will not
light. Follow the same steps to delete an option.
Occasionally, a setting and option in the same cycle will
conflict with each other, like sanitize temp and damp
dry level. When this happens, the option selected first will
cause the conflicting option to not be selectable.
Í NOTE
To change options once the cycle has begun, push in
the cycle selector knob to pause the cycle, make the
new selections and push in the selector knob again to
restart the dryer.
energy saver
The energy saver option reduces the drying
temperature a few degrees to save energy. In conjunction
with automatic moisture sensors, cycle times will increase
slightly, but overall energy usage will decrease.
wrinkle release
Select wrinkle release if the dried load might not
be removed promptly at the end of the cycle. The dry
load will continue tumbling without heat to help reduce
wrinkling. When chime is selected, a beep will be
heard periodically. The load may be removed any time
during wrinkle release.
shrink guard
Select shrink guard to lower the initial drying
temperature to protect fabrics from overdrying.
chime
A signal will sound at the end of the cycle (and
periodically during wrinkle release) if this option is
selected. The signal has an adjustable volume level or
can be turned off.
line dry
Select this option to simulate hanging your laundry in
a summer breeze combined with the wrinkle-releasing
benefits of tumble action. Since drying times are
calculated with the dryer’s automatic moisture sensors
and heat is radically reduced or eliminated, cycle time
will be lengthened. As a result, depending on moisture
content of load, overall energy consumption decreases.
delay start
Press delay start to select a drying time convenient to
your schedule or during off peak energy hours. The delay
time selected will be displayed and begin counting down
when you push in the cycle selector knob to start the unit.
Í NOTE
While counting down during delay start, you
will notice your dryer periodically tumbling for a
few minutes without heat to redistribute the load,
maximizing load freshness.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Dryer Settings Chart
timed dry (60-75)
timed dry (90)
quick dry
9
9
9
9
9
9
allergy
9
9
9
9
9
9
kids wear
9
9
refresh
9
9
9
jeans
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
bedding
9
9
delicates
9
9
9
towels
heavy duty
9
9
9
casual
normal
These Temperatures, Dryness levels and Options are available with the following cycles:
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
temp
sanitize
high
normal
low
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
air dry
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
dryness level
max
high
normal
low
damp
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
options
energy saver
wrinkle release
shrink guard
chime
line dry
delay start
9 = Available selections.
= Cycle defaults.
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
= Non-modifiable presets.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Other Features
Drying Rack (on select models)
Use the drying rack for items which should not be tumble
dried. Insert the rack into the dryer drum, resting the back
support on the moisture sensor bars and the front legs on
the air grill.
Place items to be dried on top of the rack, leaving space
between items and not allowing them to hang over the
sides or through the holes. The weight should not exceed
10 lbs (4.5 kg). Select the air dry (no heat) setting for
items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubber-like materials,
feathers or down.
rear
support
front
legs
moisture sensing bars
When items are dry, remove the rack and store it in a convenient location.
Í NOTE
If your model did not come supplied from the factory
with a drying rack you may order one.
Control Lock
To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer,
press options and select at the same time and hold for
10 seconds. If you attempt to activate the dryer while it is
locked, the display will flash and error beeps will sound. To
remove the control lock, press options and select again.
Estimated Time Remaining
The initial drying time will be displayed for about 5 minutes
after the start of a cycle. Then in auto dry cycles, the outside of the display will light up in a circular track to indicate
the estimated drying time is automatically being calculated
by the sensors. Timed dry cycles continue with actual time
remaining.
Status Lights
The following indicators may be lighted during the cycle:
• clean lint filter
• drying
• cool down
• wrinkle release
• done
Drum Light
The drum light will come on whenever the door is opened
to illuminate the drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.
Reversible Door
Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can
be hinged on the right or left side.
Í NOTE
For step-by-step instructions on DOOR REVERSAL, refer to
the Installation Instructions supplied with this dryer.
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Press and hold both for ten seconds
to lock or unlock the controls.
CARE AND CLEANING
WARNING
FIRE HAZARD
A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The
dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust.
Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening
and remove any accumulation of lint around the
opening and in the surrounding area.
WARNING
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important
Safety Instructions 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 the dryer
interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
INSIDE
IMPORTANT
Clean the lint filter after every load.
• Clean the lint filter after every load. Lint build-up on the
filter restricts air flow, which causes longer drying times.
The filter is located at the bottom of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace
the filter.
• Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint filter
and/or moisture sensing bars from using dryer-added
fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash them
with warm, soapy water. Dry the filter thoroughly and
replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter 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.
OUTSIDE
• 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 part bleach to 8 parts 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.
• When cleaning chrome parts use a window cleaner with
ammonia or mild soap and water.
• Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin
fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent damage
to the floor.
IMPORTANT
Do not store or place laundry products on top of
dryer at any time. They can damage the finish or
controls.
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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS
Common 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.
• Overdrying causes static
electricity.
• Lint screen not clean when
cycle began.
• Lint is attached to “pills.”
• Reduce load size and rewash
using liquid fabric softener in the
final rinse.
• Or, add a fabric softener sheet
and tumble without heat.
• Use lint brush or roller to remove
lint.
• 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 filter is clean and in
place.
Pilling
(Fibers break
off, ball up and
cling to fabric.)
• Overdrying.
• Use a lint brush or shaver to
remove pills.
• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray starch or
fabric finish on collars and cuffs.
• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
Shrinking
• Temperature too high.
• Overdrying.
• Irreversible condition.
• 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.
Wrinkling
• Overloading.
• Leaving items in dryer after
cycle ends.
• Reduce load size and tumble at
medium or low heat for 5-10
minutes.
• Remove items immediately. Hang
or fold.
• Do not overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS
Avoid 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. (electric models)
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 enough 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 filter is clogged with lint.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint filter
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 semi-rigid metal.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
When in place, the duct must have no more than four 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 “Operating Instructions.”
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 “Operating Instructions.”
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See “Operating Instructions.”
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 sew 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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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION
For the applicable warranty period as set forth below, as measured from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or
replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and
maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
Warranty Periods:
• All parts — One year including labor
• Wash tub — Functional life of the product (excluding labor)
• Wash tub drive motor, non-cosmetic defects — Ten years (excluding labor)
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. 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 is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other
cosmetic parts.
11. 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.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux
parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE
YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be
required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be
obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North
America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux
authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty
must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are
subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4