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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions ..................... 3
You Are Responsible For ................e....=...e.... 5
Ownership Registration ...............-.....e.-..... 5
Clothes Dryer Features ............................... 6
Operating the Clothes Dryer ....................... 7
Energy Saving Tips ................-e===seessseererconnos 7
Load Preparation ....................er=eeeeceericecena.. 8
LOAdiNng ..…...........….…......….….….…rerserscenscecececsaccecss 8
Load Sizes .…..….….........….......….….…esesseneeseancure 8
Fabric Softener ..…..…...…...…..…..….….…...….……eressecoss 8
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Make Selections .................ee...e2eereceeeoenenos 10
Select a Cycle o.com 10
Select a Drying Temperature ................. 10
Start the Dryer ...................eeemeee0scerzeneoo. 10
To Stop and Restart the Dryer ............... 10
Automatic Drying Cycles ....................eeem... 11
Automatic Regular/Heavy Cycle............. 11
Automatic Permanent Press Cycle .......... 11
Air Tumble Cycle ......................e0ereicconeneneas 12
Timed Dry Cycle cocoon, 12
Quick PressM Option ................e.=........ 12
Lint Screen ….....…........….….……iesserranseneeseseansecc es 13
Lint Screen Maintenance rer rer 13
Lint Signal Feature .……..….........…......…... 13
Caring for the Clothes Dryer...................... 14
Lint Removal ...................e..eseecercercooencene 14
Cleaning the Dryer..........................emm... 15
Vacation Care ...................cesecercereenvenooos 15
Drum Light …...........…..…......….....eessesccccsracers 16
Common Drying Problems and Causes ...... 17
Drying Tips ...................e.ermeeeeeccorcecarerconcees 18
Drying Special Items .....................<.m..smeee.. 19
For Service or Assistance... 23
KitchenAid Dryer Warranty ........ BACK COVER
©1992 KitchenAid
Important Safety Instructions
AWARNING Fire Hazard
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.
—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.
—Never install dryer up against draperies or curtains,
or on carpet.
~Keep any and all items from falling or collecting
behind the dryer.
Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
AWARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or
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13.
14.
injury to persons when using the dryer, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
. Read all instructions before using the dryer.
. Your dryer should be installed in an area protected from weather.
. Your dryer should be connected to the right kind of outlet, electrical
supply and grounding. See the Installation Instructions for complete
information.
. Never dry articles in the dryer that have been spotted, cleaned,
washed or soaked in gasoline, wax, paint, or other flammable fluids.
The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. Always hand launder
and air dry fabrics containing these materials.
. Never use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly
textured rubber-like materials.
. Fire hazard and damage to some materials can result from:
e operating the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged or missing.
e allowing lint to build up inside the dryer and exhaust system. The
exhaust duct and interior of your dryer should be cleaned by a
qualified technician at least once every two years. See page 14 for
lint removal instructions.
. Never allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision is
necessary when this or any appliance is used near children.
. When discarding an old dryer, always remove the door to prevent
accidental entrapment.
. Do not tamper with controls.
10.
11.
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Do not let dust, lint, paper, rags, or chemicals pile up around or under
the dryer. Do not install against draperies or curtains. Keep area
around the exhaust opening free from accumulation of lint, dust and
dirt.
Do not install or perform any servicing unless you are qualified.
Improper installation, repair, or servicing may result in personal injury
or fire hazard.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless
recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
Clean lint screen before each load.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
You Are Responsible For
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE THAT YOUR DRYER:
* Is installed by a qualified installer.
* |s properiy maintained.
eis properly installed and leveled in a well-ventilated room on a floor that can
support the weight. *
eis located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
* Is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems. *
eis used only for its intended function.
* Is not run where there may be explosive fumes.
eis not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly.
ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or tum off electrical power before
attempting to service the dryer. Shut off the gas valve if yours is 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.
ALWAYS shut off the gas valve before leaving on vacation.
NEVER operate the dryer if:
* It is not working properly (i.e., too noisy, too hot).
*|t is damaged.
* Parts are missing (i.e., door, latch).
* All panels are not in place.
* Lint screen is not in place.
*See the installation Instructions for complete information.
Ownersh ip Registration
Please fill out and mail your Ownership Registration Card packed with the product.
The card will enable us to contact you in the unlikely event of a product safety
notification and assist us in complying with the provisions of the Consumer Product
Safety Act. Retum of the card is not necessary to validate your warranty.
You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service.
For your own records, write down the following information in the space
provided below. If your dryer ever requires service, the service technician may need
this information.
Model Number*
Serial Number*
Date Purchased
Date installed
Dealer's Name
Address
Phone
* Model and serial numbers are located on a label in the upper left-hand corner of the door opening.
Clothes Dryer Features
Temperature selector
Start button | _5 EE ZZ Cycle control selector
N a Lint screen
Model and serial | liah
number label (not sho an
Electronic |
dryness sensor
Dryer drum
Loading door
End of cycle signal
Your dryer will sound a signal to let you know when the cycle you have selected is finished. The signal
cannot be adjusted or turned off. The signal is helpful when drying permanent press, synthetics, and
other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops tumbling.
Step 1
Step 2
Operating the Clothes Dryer
Step 3 Make selections:
a) Select a cycle. {See page 10 for instructions on Cycle Control Selector use.}
Step 4
b) Select a drying temperature.
Add sorted load. See page 8 for information on load sizes and sorting.
Add fabric softener. See page 8 for information on fabric softener use.
See pages 11-12 for a description of cycle options.
Step 5 Start the dryer.
Close the dryer door. The dryer will not operate if the door is open.
Energy Saving Tips
You can help save energy if you:
1.
Don't overload the dryer. Load
must be able to tumble freely for
fastest, most wrinkle-free drying.
. Clean lint screen before each load.
A clogged lint screen can lengthen
drying time. See page 13 for more
information on cleaning and
maintaining your lint screen.
. Dont overdry. Use an automatic
cycle to help prevent overdrying.
Remove load when dryer stops.
. Dry only full loads. Drying small
loads wastes energy.
. Separate light from heavyweight
fabrics for faster, more even
drying.
6.
10.
Wash and dry several loads
consecutively. A warm dryer
shortens drying time.
. Don't add wet items to a partially
dried load.
. Don’t open the dryer door
unnecessarily. Warm air escapes
from the dryer into the room.
. Locate dryer in an area where
room air temperature is above
45°F (7°C). Drying time is longer
in unheated garages or utility
rooms.
Make sure the dryer is exhausted
properly to the outside. Keep
exhaust duct clean and check
flapper to make sure it opens
and closes freely.
Load Preparation
For best results, the following steps
should be taken to prepare your
clothes for drying.
¢ Separate heavy fabrics {denim and
towels) from light fabrics
(synthetics and permanent press).
e Separate lint givers {towels and
chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics and permanent press).
When possible, turn lint givers
inside out.
e Separate dark from light colors,
and colorfast from non-colorfast.
* Empty all pockets. A small scrap of
paper can cause 3 lot of lint. Turn
pockets of heavy items inside out
for even drying.
* Some clothing has heat-sensitive
trim which can be damaged by
drying. Check garment's care label.
* Tie strings and sashes so they
won't tangle.
e Close zippers, snaps and hooks to
avoid snagging other items.
Remove any sharp or heavy
objects that could damage the
dryer drum.
e Put small items (baby socks,
handkerchiefs) in a small mesh
bag for easier removal.
* 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 the
stain.
Loading
Load Sizes
® А proper size washer load is
generally a proper size dryer load.
* For best drying results, do not dry
more than two fullsize sheets in
one load, even if more than two
sheets were in same washer load.
Sheets need more space for proper
air movement and maximum
drying. Fill out the load with small
items of the same type fabric.
Fabric Softener
Dryer fabric softeners are
recommended for reducing static
cling and softening fabrics. Always
follow package directions carefully.
IMPORTANT: Static cling can also be
reduced by not overdrying the load
or overloading the dryer.
* For Dest results, put a sheet of
fabric softener on top of the load
before starting the dryer.
* Do not add the fabric softener
sheet after the cycle has started.
Instant heat can cause the fabric
softener to spot fabrics.
* |f the fabric softener sheet
becomes tangled or wrapped in
one item during tumbling, a clear
grease-like spot can result. If fabric
softener has caused a stain, wet
the stain and rub with liquid
detergent or bar soap, then wash
the item.
* Use only fabric softeners labeled
as dryer safe. Some dryer fabric
softeners can cause dryers with
dryness sensors to overheat and/
or fail to shut off. They can also
clog the lint screen and slow
drying. See “Lint Screen
Maintenance” on page 13 for
proper cleaning.
Static cling can be reduced by not
overloading.
Service or performance problems
caused by the use of any product
not manufactured by KitchenAid
are the responsibility of the
manufacturer of that product.
Cycle Selection Chart
Type of Load
Cottons-Linens
EXTRA HEAVY-Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT-Towels, jeans,
corduroys, work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Sheets,
pillowcases, cotton
underwear, diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT-Batistes,
organdies, lingerie
Suggested
Cycle
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR/HEAVY
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS
Suggested
Temperature
HIGH
HIGH
MEDIUM
LOW
Permanent Press,
Synthetics and Blends
HEAVYWEIGHT-Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT-Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
LOW
Knits
HEAVYWEIGHT-Cottons,
rayons, blends, T-shirts,
slacks, shirts
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Synthetics
(polyester, acrylic), dress
slacks, skirts, sweaters
LIGATWEIGHT-Synthetics
(polyester, acrylic) and
blends, lingerie, blouses,
dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS
MEDIUM
LOW
EXTRA LOW
Delicate Fabrics
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels),
gauze, lace
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT PRESS
EXTRA LOW
AWARNING
Fire Hazard
Drying rubber, plastic and other heat-sensitive
materials with heat can damage them or be a
FIRE HAZARD.
Rubber, Plastic,
Heat-Sensitive Fabrics
FOAM RUBBER-Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys
PLASTIC-Shower curtains,
tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE,
SHEER NYLON
AIR TUMBLE
20-30 minutes
20-30 minutes
40-50 minutes
15-20 minutes
No temperature
needs to be selected.
Cycle is unheated.
Drying times may vary according to load sizes and types. See page 19-22 for
additional information.
Make Selections
TEMPERATURE SELECTONS
PUSH TO START
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AWARNING
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock or injury to
persons, read the “Important
Safety Instructions” on pages 3
and 4 before operating your
dryer.
Select a Cycle
To set the desired cycle, tum the
Cycle Control Selector either left or
right. Stop tuming when the
marker points to the cycle and
setting of your choice. Refer to the
“Cycle Selection Chart” on page 9
for recommended cycle and
temperature settings.
A description of each cycie can
be found on pages 11-12.
Select a Drying
Temperature
The Temperature Selector can be
set at any of four temperatures:
EXTRA LOW, LOW, MEDIUM and
HIGH. Refer to the “Cycle Selection
Chart” on page 9 for the
recommended temperature
settings.
Start button Temperature selector
Start the Dryer
To start the dryer, close the door,
select a cycle and drying
temperature, then push START. The
dryer will start tumbling when the
START button is pushed.
To Stop and Restart the
Dryer
e Open the door or tum the Cycle
Control Selector to OFF to stop the
dryer.
e Close the door, select a cycle (if
necessary) and push the START
button to restart the dryer.
The Cycle Control Selector 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 Selector to
an OFF area.
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Cycle control selector
Automatic Drying Cycles
REGULAR/HEAVY and PERMANENT
PRESS are both automatic cycles.
The Cycle Control Selector can be
set to indicate the degree of dryness
you choose for the clothes being
dried.
For the automatic drying cycles,
a thermostat senses the dryer air
temperature. The dryer
automatically shuts off when the
selected dryness is reached.
For the first few loads, set the
Cycle Control Selector to the middle
line between VERY DRY and LESS
DRY in the cycle of your choice. If
the result is drier than you like, set
the selector closer to LESS DRY the
next time you dry a similar load. If
the result is not dry enough, set the
selector closer to VERY DRY the next
time you dry a similar load.
Cushioned Heat™ Drying System:
In both automatic cycles, the dryer
automatically reduces the heat
setting to prevent overdrying of
fabrics.
Cool Down Time: After the
Cushioned Heat Drying time is
finished, the dryer will tumble
without heat during the last 5
minutes of the Automatic Regular/
Heavy Cycle and the last 7 minutes
of the Automatic Permanent Press
Cycle. This helps keep wrinkles from
setting, and makes the handling of
hot load items easier.
The Cycle Control Selector will not
move until the clothes load is
almost dry, or until the COOL
DOWN portion of the cycle has
been reached. After COOL DOWN
the selector will move to the OFF
position and tumbling will stop.
Automatic Regular/
Heavy Cycle
This cycie can be used for cotton
items, such as towels, blue jeans,
corduroys, bedspreads and linens.
Automatic Permanent
Press Cycle
Use this cycle to dry permanent
press items, knits and other
synthetic fabrics.
If you are unable to unload the
dryer within 5 minutes after it stops
tumbling, the Smooth Guard™
Feature takes over automatically to
protect your clothing from wrinkles.
SMOOTH GUARD tumbles the load
without heat every 5 minutes,
continuing up to 40 minutes or
until the door is opened to remove
the clothes. SMOOTH GUARD is
only featured in the Automatic
Permanent Press Cycle.
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Air Tumble C yele
The dryer does not use heat when
the Cycle Control Selector is set on
AIR TUMBLE. Use this cycle to fluff
bedding and pillows, to dust
draperies and clothing, and to dry
heat-sensitive items such as plastics,
foam or sponge rubber, sneakers or
stuffed toys.
Tum the Cycle Control Selector to
the amount of time you want the
load to tumble dry—up to 20
minutes. For some items, you may
have to reset the dryer for
additional time. Refer to the “Cycle
Selection Chart” on page 9 for
recommended drying times.
AWARNING
Fire Hazard
Do not dry plastic or rubber
items with heat. Use AIR
TUMBLE Cycle, or line dry.
Failure to do so could result in
fire or damaged items.
Timed Dry Cycle
Use the Timed Dry Cycle for any
load you want to dry by time. Tum
the Cycle Control Selector to the
amount of time you want the load
to tumble dry-from 10 to 70
minutes. Turn the Temperature
Selector to the dryness you desire.
Cushioned Heat” Drying System:
The dryer automatically reduces the
heat setting to prevent overdrying
of fabrics.
Cool Down Time: The load
tumbles without heat during the
last 5 minutes of this cycle. This
helps keep wrinkles from setting in
and makes the handling of hot load
items easier.
Quick Press™ Option
This setting is useful for removing
wrinkles from items which have
been packed in suitcases or closets.
1. Set the Cycle Control Selector to
QUICK PRESS.
2. Set the Temperature Selector to
MEDIUM.
3. Push START.
The load will tumble with heat for
15 minutes, followed by a COOL
DOWN time of 5 minutes (no heat).
For best results, QUICK PRESS only a
few items at a time. As soon as the
dryer stops, fold or hang the items
immediately.
Lint Screen
AWARNING
Fire Hazard
Do not run your dryer with
the lint screen loose, damaged,
blocked or missing. Doing so
can cause overheating,
damage to fabrics and be
a FIRE HAZARD.
Clean the lint screen before each
load. A screen blocked by lint can
increase drying time due to poor air
flow, and can be a fire hazard.
To clean the lint screen:
1. Open the lid and pull the lint
screen straight out.
2. Roll the lint off the screen with
your fingers.
3. Do not rinse or wash the lint
screen to remove lint. Wet lint
can clog the screen mesh.
4. Push the screen firmly back into
place.
Lint Screen Maintenance
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 the 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.
Lint Signal Feature
Clean the lint screen before each
load. A signal will sound if the lint
screen is blocked with lint. The
signal (a whistle tone) lets you
know airflow is restricted. To stop
the signal, tum off the dryer (see
page 10 for instructions) and clean
the lint screen as explained above.
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Caring for the Clothes Dryer
For maximum use satisfaction and
longer dryer life, follow these
guidelines:
* Do not place sharp or heavy
objects on or in the dryer.
Damage to the finishes may result.
e To clean dryer exterior, wipe with
a soft, damp cloth.
* Never leave wet or damp laundry
in your dryer. Damage to clothing
or the dryer drum may result.
Lint Removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and
be a fuel for fire. It is recommended
the 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
Consumer Assistance Center
at 1-800-422-1230.
A WARNING
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
¢ Unplug the power supply
cord or tum off the electrical
power before removing dryer
panels.
* Make sure the dryer is cool.
* Dryer parts can have sharp
edges. Use care when
handling.
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or personal
injury.
. Unplug the power supply cord or
tum off the electrical power.
. Remove back panel for electric
models, or lower access panel for
gas models. See installation
Instructions.
. Remove lint from shaded area
(see illustration) with a soft brush
or vacuum cleaner. Avoid
damaging wires and thermostats
(electric), funnel (gas) or igniter
(gas).
. Replace panel. Reconnect and
level the dryer.
Thermostats | \ | | 1 Heater
| —— box
Heat
element
Electric dryer with back
panel removed
Igniter
Gas dryer with lower front access
panel removed
Cleaning the Dryer
AWARNING
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
¢ Unplug the power supply
cord or turn off the electrical
power before cleaning the
interior.
* Make sure the dryer is cool.
Failure to do so could result
in electrical shock or injury.
Fire Hazard
¢ Use non-flammable cleaner.
Failure to do so could result
in an 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 the
dryer drum, use one of the
following methods:
1. Use powdered laundry detergent
and very warm water. Make a
paste with detergent and water.
Apply paste to a soft cloth and
scrub area until all excess dye is
removed. Wipe thoroughly with
a damp cloth. Tumble a load of
rags to eliminate any remaining
detergent;
OR
2. Use non-flammable liquid
household cleaner. Apply to
stained area and rub with a soft
cloth until all excess dye is
removed. Wipe thoroughly with
a damp cloth. Tumble a load of
rags to eliminate remaining
cleaner.
To clean dryer exterior, wipe with a
soft, damp cloth.
Vacation Care
Unplug power cord or tum off
electrical power at the circuit
breaker or fuse box.
® Рог gas dryers, close gas valve.
e Clean lint screen.
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Drum Light
The drum light automatically comes 2. Open the dryer door and remove
on inside the dryer drum when the light bulb cover by tuming it
dryer loading door is opened. clockwise.
Replacing the Drum Light
AWARNING И
Electrical Shock and
Fire Hazard
Before removing light bulb,
either unplug the dryer or
disconnect the electricity
leading to the dryer at the
main power supply. 3. Remove the light bulb by tuming
* The bulb cover must be in it counterclockwise.
place during dryer operation
to prevent overheating and
possible damage to fabrics.
Operating the dryer with the
bulb cover removed can cause
the dryer to fail or create a
FIRE HAZARD.
1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect
the electricity leading to the
dryer at the main power supply.
4. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt
appliance bulb only.
5. Replace the light bulb cover and
lock it in place by turning
counterclockwise.
6. Reconnect power supply.
Common Drying Problems and Causes
Problem
Cause
Greasy-Looking Spots
* dryer fabric softener (See page 8 for correct use.)
* undiluted washer fabric softener
¢ drying soiled items
Lint
* load not sorted correctly
® overloading
* overdrying
e full lint screen
* mistaken “pilling” for lint
The rubbing that fabrics receive during normal
wear and washing raises a surface fuzz called
“pilling.” Pills do not break away easily from the
fabric, and often collect lint. Use a lint roller, brush
or cellophane tape to remove lint from pilled area.
Synthetics and blends tend to pill more than other
fabrics. Tum them inside out during laundering to
prevent pilling.
® paper or tissue in pockets
Shrinking
* overdrying
* fabric type
Slow Drying
* idad not sorted correctly
* load type may require longer drying times
* air movement slowed
e lint screen is clogged
* exhaust duct or outside exhaust hood clogged
* dryer located in cold area
* if wash load ended with a cool rinse, drying time
will be slightly longer
® large items rolled or balled
* load too large
° iow voltage
* vent too long (See Installation Instructions.)
Static Electricity
* overdrying
* fabric type (Some synthetics will normally produce
static electricity. Use dryer fabric softener. See
page 8.)
Stiff, Harsh Fabrics
* wash load was off-balance, fabrics were very wet
* line drying (use dryer to prevent stiff fabrics)
Wrinkling
® using incorrect cycle selection (See chart on
page 9.)
* overdrying
* not removing clothes immediately after dryer stops
tumbling
* poor quality permanent press finish on fabrics
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Drying Tips
1. Keep lint screen, exhaust duct
and exhaust hood clean. If air
movement is slowed down,
drying times will be longer.
A clogged lint screen will increase
drying time. CLEAN LINT SCREEN
BEFORE EACH LOAD. If this is
your first automatic dryer, you
may notice a lot of lint on the lint
screen. After the first few weeks
of use, this surface lint from your
clothes will be gone and lint on
the screen will decrease.
® A clogged, incorrectly installed or
long length of exhaust duct will
increase drying time. Exhaust duct
should be as short and as straight
as possible. See Installation
Instructions.
. Dryers should not be operated in
rooms below 45°F (7°C). Drying
times will be longer and wrinkles
may not be removed if dryer is
located in a cold room, such as a
garage, unheated basement or
porch.
. Loads rinsed in cold water will
take slightly longer to dry than
loads rinsed in warm water.
. Large loads take longer to dry
than smaller loads of the same
fabric. Check to see that large
items, such as sheets, are not
rolling or balling up. If balling or
rolling up occurs, rearrange
items.
. Drying times should be longer for
loads that hold more moisture.
Large or heavy items such as
towels, jeans and bedspreads
need longer drying times due to
the higher level of water retained
in the fabrics. Polyester and
synthetics hold much less
moisture,
6. Loading practices will affect
drying times.
* Do not overload the dryer. For
minimal wrinkling, clothes must be
able to move freely in the dryer.
* Overloading can cause slower,
uneven drying. Poor air movement
can result in more lint residue on
clothing, because lint cannot
reach the lint screen.
se Uneven drying may also result
from loading heavy and light items
together. Light items will overdry
and heavy items will not be dry.
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use
the setting suggested for the
lightest fabric.
* Small loads may ride around the
drum without tumbling. Add one
or two dry lint-free towels to help
with tumbling.
7. This dryer is designed for the care
of modem fabrics.
* This dryer has a cool down time at
the end of drying cycles. (See
“Cushioned Heat” Drying System”
and “Cool Down Time” sections on
pages 11 and 12.) This helps
reduce wrinkling, but the total
cycle may be longer than you are
used to.
8. Avoid overdrying. Every fabric has
a natural moisture content. If
clothes are overdried, this
moisture is removed. Clothes may
have wrinkles, static electricity, feel
harsh and, in some cases, shrink.
Remove clothes with a slight trace
of dampness. Damp cotton and
rayon knits should be laid flat to
finish drying.
9. Remove clothes from the dryer as
soon as tumbling stops. Hang or
fold immediately. Wrinkles may be
set in clothes that are left in a
warm dryer after it stops.
10. Even items labeled “Permanent
Press” may require touch-up
ironing, due to decreased quality
of permanent press finishes
during the past few years.
11. If the electric supply in your
home is less than what is needed
by your electric dryer, drying will
take longer. See your Installation
Instructions.
Drying Special Items
Most gaments and household
textiles have care labels with
laundering instructions. Always
follow label directions when they
are available. General drying
instructions for some special
washables are included in this
section.
IMPORTANT: Dry only clean items.
Soiled items can leave stains on the
dryer drum. These stains can be
picked up by other items in the
load. Dryer heat may permanently
set some stains.
Blankets and Woolens
* Electric Blankets
* Woolen Blankets
* Washable Woolens
Follow these directions only if the
manufacturer recommends machine
drying.
1. Select REGULAR/HEAVY Cycle
setting.
2. To absorb moisture and dry the
blanket rapidly, place three or
four lint-free, dry towels in the
dryer; tum dryer on and preheat
for three to five minutes. This
preheating helps absorb moisture
and dry blankets rapidly to avoid
pilling caused by long tumbling.
3. Place blanket in dryer with warm
towels.
4. Check the blanket after 10
minutes of drying. Remove from
the dryer while still damp to
guard against overdrying which
may cause shrinkage and
harshness.
5. Place blanket on flat surface or
over two lines to finish drying.
Stretch blanket gently to original
shape.
6. When blanket is completely dry,
brush gently to raise nap. Press
binding with cool iron if needed.
IMPORTANT: We do not
recommend tumble drying knitted
woolens. For best results, trace the
outline of the garment on a clean
piece of paper. After washing, block
by finger pressing gently to this
outline. Let the garment dry to this
shape.
® Cotton, Rayon, and Synthetic
Blankets
1. Tumble dry using Permanent
Press Cycle. See “Cycle Selection
Chart” on page 9.
2. Dry completely. Do not overdry.
3. Some cotton and rayon blankets
stretch during washing. Drying
completely restores to original
size.
4. Remove from dryer as soon as it
stops.
Bonded or Laminated Items
Follow manufacturer's
recommendations for machine
drying.
1. Remove while slightly damp and
air dry.
2. Do not overdry. Overdrying
loosens the adhesive and causes
fabrics to separate.
Cotton and Canvas Play Shoes
1. Place several dry bath towels in
dryer to act as a buffer.
Use Air Tumble Cycle if rubber
or foam rubber materials are part
of shoe.
2. Remove when damp dry. Allow
shoes to finish drying out of the
dryer.
Curtains
® Sheer panels
Curtains made from synthetic fibers
such as nylon or polyester dry
quickly, so they require only a few
minutes of drying time.
1. Start with a cold dryer.
2. Dry only two or three panels at
one time. Sheer curtains need
plenty of room to fluff, so be
careful not to crowd the dryer.
3. Remove from dryer while slightly
damp. Do not overdry.
Diapers and Baby Clothes
Check label for fiber content, then
see “Cycle Selection Chart” on page 9
for cycle recommendation.
1. Remove diapers and cotton knit
items from dryer while slightly
damp so that they are easier to
fold, feel softer, and shrink less.
2. For convenient handling, wash
and dry small items in a mesh bag
or pillow case.
Draperies
Check label for fiber content, then
see “Cycle Selection Chart” on page 9
for cycle recommendation.
1. Remove weights and hooks.
2. To help prevent wrinkling, dry
only one or two drapery panels at
one time, depending on size.
3. Remove from dryer as soon as it
stops. (Some drapery fabrics may
require little or no ironing if you
remove them from the dryer while
still slightly damp, then smooth
and hang them.)
Flame Retardant Finishes
Some items you buy may have been
treated with a flame retardant finish
to improve their resistance to buming
if they are exposed to flame. Items
treated in this manner will be clearly
labeled.
To help reduce the possible loss of
the flame retardant qualities through
continuous use and washing, follow
laundering instructions fumished by
the manufacturer of the item.
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Glass Fiber Materials
Do not dry glass fiber materials
in your dryer. The fibers can break
and remain in the dryer. These glass
particies could become embedded
in the fabric dried in the next load
and cause skin irritation.
Heat Sensitive Fabrics
e Olefin
e Polypropylene
e Plastics/Rubber
eSheer Nylon
Use Air Tumble Cycle only.
AWARNING
Fire Hazard
Drying in a heated dryer can
damage heat sensitive fabrics
or be a FIRE HAZARD.
Napped and Quilted Items
¢ Chenille
* Fleecy Coats
e Mattress Pads
¢ Corduroy
Check label for fiber content, then
see “Cycle Selection Chart” on
page 9 for cycle recommendation.
1. Dry separately to avoid lint
transfer.
2. Remove from dryer while there is
still a trace of moisture. (Chenille
spreads may be dried completely.)
3. Smooth, reshape, and air dry
before putting away.
4. Choose shrink-resistant quilted
items for best results.
Permanent Press Fabrics
1. See page 9 for cycle which will
give clothes the special treatment
they need. Permanent press items
need a period of heated drying to
release wrinkles, followed by
tumbling in room temperature air.
This helps prevent new wrinkles
from setting in.
2. Dry smaller loads. Items should
tumble freely.
3. Remove clothes from dryer as
soon as tumbling stops. Garments
left in the dryer drum will become
wrinkled.
4. Place garments on hangers or fold
immediately after removal from
dryer.
5. Well constructed permanent press
items will be smooth and
wrinkle-free when washed and
dried correctly. Poorly finished or
constructed permanent press may
need “touch-up” ironing,
especially where seams pucker.
Pillows
* Feather
* Down
Follow manufacturer's directions for
drying.
1. Check ticking for holes or weak
seams where feathers or filling
could escape. Make necessary
repairs before putting pillows in
the dryer.
2. Stop drying occasionally and
shake items to redistribute
feathers.
3. Check pillows at end of drying
time. If they are not completely
dry, retum them to the dryer and
reset for more drying time.
Remember that ticking will feel
dry long before feathers are dry.
IMPORTANT: Feather pillows dry
very slowly and must be dried
completely to prevent mildewing. It
may take 1'% to 2 hours. Dry no
more than two pillows at one time.
Pillows and Stuffed Toys
* Polyester
* Foam Rubber
* Kapok
1. Be sure covers are securely
stitched.
2. Use Air Tumble Cycle only.
AWARNING
Fire Hazard
DO NOT dry foam rubber
items on heat setting of dryer.
Use Air Tumble Cycle, or line
dry. Drying in a heated dryer
can damage the items or be a
FIRE HAZARD.
Plastic and Rubber Items
* Shower Curtains
* Tablecloths
e Baby Panties
1. Use Air Tumble Cycle only.
AWARNING
Fire Hazard
Drying in a heated dryer can
damage plastic or rubber
items or be a FIRE HAZARD.
2. Set the Cycle Control Selector to
the Air Tumble Cycle for 20
minutes. Place 3 or 4 dry towels
in the dryer with these items to
help absorb the moisture.
Scatter Rugs
Check label for fiber content, then
see “Cycle Selection Chart” on
page 9 for cycle recommendation.
1. Dry one medium-size rug or two
smaller rugs at one time. A rug
should tumble freely. Do not
overload.
2. Clean the lint screen.
AWARNING
Fire Hazard
Use only Air Tumble Cycle for
drying rubber-backed rugs.
Drying rubber-backed rugs
with heat can damage the
rubber backing and be a FIRE
HAZARD.
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Slipcovers
Check label for fiber content, then
see “Cycle Selection Chart” on
page 9 for cycle recommendation.
1. Dry one slipcover at a time.
2. Remove from dryer while slightly
damp.
3. Press pleating or ruffles, if you
wish.
4. Put slipcover on furniture while a
trace of moisture remains for a
smooth, tight fit.
Snowsuits, Jackets
* Nylon
* Polyester base
Check label for fiber content. See
“Cycle Selection Chart” on page 9
for cycle recommendation.
1. Dry gament for about 10
minutes. Remove; tum inside
out; replace for another 10
minutes. Remove and hang ona
non-rusting hanger to finish
drying.
2. Remove from dryer immediately
after tumbling to help eliminate
wrinkles.
Starched Items
1. Dry starched clothes in a
separate load.
2. Always start with a cold dryer. If
drying more than one load, dry
starched items first.
3. Tum dark articles inside out so
starch spots will not show on the
outside of the garment.
4. Check load about 5 minutes after
drying starts to be sure items are
tumbling freely and that nothing
is sticking to the drum.
5. Do not overdry starched articles
... starch will shake off the
garment and be lost.
6. For best results, remove clothes
from dryer at ironing dampness.
Place in a plastic bag and hold
for at least 30 minutes to
distribute moisture evenly before
ironing.
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7. After drying a heavily starched
load, allow the dryer drum to
cool, then wipe it out with a
damp cloth. This guards against
build-up or starch transfer to
articles dried in later loads.
Tinted and Non-Colorfast items
Check label for fiber content, then
see “Cycle Selection Chart” on
page 9 for cycle recommendation.
1. After drying is completed, wipe
the drum carefully to make sure
there is no dye or lint that could
be transferred to subsequent
loads. If dye transfer does occur,
follow the cleaning instructions
on page 15.
Washable Knits
Check label for fiber content, then
see “Cycle Selection Chart” on
page 9 for cycle recommendation.
1. Remove cotton and rayon knits
(such as T-shirts, knit underwear)
when still slightly damp. Stretch
into shape and lay flat to finish
drying.
2. Knits made of synthetic fibers
(polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc.)
and blends (polyester/cotton)
tend to “pill.” Rubbing during
wearing and laundering causes
small balls of fiber to form on the
surface. Turn inside out to wash
and dry. Remove from dryer as
soon as tumbling stops.
3. Do not overdry. Overdrying can
cause shrinkage and a build-up
of static electricity. Some items
may need touch-up ironing.
For Service or Assistance
Follow These Steps
1. If your dryer should fail to
operate, review the following list
before calling your dealer. You
could save the cost of a service
call.
If your dryer does not run:
* Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
* Is the door closed tightly?
* Have you checked your home's
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
* Did you push the START button?
If your dryer does not heat:
* The Air Tumble Cycle does not
use heat, and the last few
minutes of all cycles do not use
heat.
* If your dryer is gas, is the gas
turned on?
* The circuit supplying an electric
dryer uses 2 breakers or 2 fuses.
If one breaker is tripped or one
fuse is blown, the dryer may run,
but not heat.
If drying times seem too long:
® Is the lint screen clean?
e See the Slow Drying section in
“Common Drying Problems and
Causes” chart, page 17.
* Is exhaust duct or outside
exhaust hood clogged?
® Is your electric dryer plugged into
a 208-volt outlet? Drying times
will be longer. If longer drying
times are unsatisfactory, a higher
wattage element is available.
Contact KitchenAid Consumer
Assistance Center or your local
dealer.
2. If the problem is not due to one
of the above items.*
* Call KitchenAid Consumer
Assistance Center, toll-free:
1-800-422-1230
.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:
Consumer Assistance Center
KitchenAid
P.O. Box 558
St. Joseph, Mi 49085-0558
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service:*
* Call your dealer or the repair
service he recommends.
* All service should be handled
locally by the dealer from whom
you purchased the unit or an
authorized KitchenAid servicer.
* If you are unable to obtain the
name of a local authorized
KitchenAid servicer, call our
service assistance telephone
number. (See Step 2.)
4. If you are not satisfied with the
action taken:*
* Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices
consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance
industry.
* Contact MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized servicer and
KitchenAid have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
* MACAP will in turn inform us of
your action.
*When requesting assistance,
please provide: Model Number,
Serial Number, Date of Purchase
and a complete description of the
problem. This information is
needed in order to better respond
to your request.
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KitchenAid
Dryer Warranty
KITCHENAID
WILL NOT PAY FOR:
LENGTH KITCHENAID
OF WARRANTY: WILL PAY FOR:
ONE YEAR FULL Replacement parts and repair labor
WARRANTY costs to correct defects in materials
FROM DATE OF or workmanship. Service must be
PURCHASE. provided by an authorized
KitchenAid servicing outlet.
SECOND YEAR Replacement parts to correct defects
LIMITED WARRANTY | in materials or workmanship.
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE.
SECOND THROUGH | Replacement parts for any electrical
FIFTH YEAR LIMITED | element on electric models or any
WARRANTY burner on gas models to correct
FROM DATE OF defects in materials or workmanship.
PURCHASE. Replacement parts for the cabinet
assembly should it rust through due
to defects in materials or
workmanship.
Replacement parts for the “Gold
Seal” motor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship (all
models except KEYL400W and
KGYL400W).
For solid state touch control models,
replacement parts for the solid state
controls if defective in materials or
workmanship.
SECOND THROUGH | Replacement parts for the dryer
TENTH YEAR drum if it rusts through due to
LIMITED WARRANTY | defects in materials or workmanship.
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE.
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use
the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or
correct house wiring.
4. Correct house
plumbing.
B. Repairs when dryer is used
in other than nomal
home use.
C. Damage resulting from
accident, alteration,
misuse, abuse, improper
installation or installation
not in accordance with
local electrical or plumbing
codes.
D. Any labor costs during
limited warranty.
E. Replacement parts or
repair labor costs for units
operated outside the
United States.
F. Pickup and delivery. This
product is designed to be
repaired in the home.
G. Repairs to parts or systems
caused by unauthorized
modifications made to the
appliance.
KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking
“Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our service assistance
telephone number, 1-800-422-1230, from anywhere in the U.S.
Part No. 3392983
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