Whirlpool 3LG5706XP Clothes Dryer User Manual

Whirlpool 3LG5706XP Clothes Dryer User Manual
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AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Gas Model
3LG5706XP
i-93
Nave Ovens. Trash Compactors, Room Air Condltloners, Oehumldlhers, Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers. Freezers. Refngerator-Freezf
Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
T\EMPERATURE SELECTOR
\
RMATION CENTER
START BUTTON
LOADING
DOOR
MODEL
AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
When you need service or call with a
question, have this InformatIon
ready
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
[from the plate located
as shown)
2. Purchase date from sales slop
Copy this Information
In these spaces
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slop
and “Dryer Guide” In the Laundry
Intormation Center on the back of the dryer
console
There IS no warranty
registration
to return.
that IS required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
here
Complete
Model
Complete
Serial
Purchase
Service
Telephone
Number
Number
Dale
Company
and
Number
Proof-of-purchase
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST.
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Dryer Cycles and Settings
Cool Down Times
DRYING TIPS.
FLUFFAIR Setting
TUMBLE PRESS” Setting
Mixed Loads
Drying Times
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
out
the
Wipe
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
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all
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Cl985 Whirlpool
LINTSCREEN..
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Cleaning Dryer Interior..
Vacation Care,
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE.
I. Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance.
3. IfYouNeedService
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4. If You Have a Problem
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
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is located
in an area where the temperature
is above 45°F (7.2”C).
l is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric
supply and grounding.’
l is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems*
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
l is not run where
there may be explosive fumes.
l is not
used by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
‘See the”Installation
Instructions”
for
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
if?JpOrtant
use and safety information.
for
is installed
by a qualified
installer.
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventilated
room’ on a floor
that can support the weight.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY l
IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
3. EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN
FLAME.
4. IMMEDIATELY CALL
YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
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DO NOT STORE OR USE
GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE.
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TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXIRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS -i&t&
organdies,
lingerie
SUGGESTED SUGGESTED
CYCLE
TEMPERATURE
EX HEAVY
HEAVY
MEDIUM
LIGHT
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERM’T PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons.
blends,T-shirts,
slacksshirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics [polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERM’T PRESS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze, lace, etc.
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
40-50
MINS.
30-40
MINS.
20-30
MINS
40-50
MINS.
30-40
MINS.
PERM’T
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
PERMIT PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERM’T PRESS KNITS GENTLE
20-30 MINS.
LOW
15-20 MINS.
PERMIT PRESS
20-30
MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
Select a
1. CYCLE
2.
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and sefllng you
want See page 6 for InformatIon
on
the cycles
3.
The Cycle
Control
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed
drying temperature
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
Push the
START Hutton
The dryer WIII start tumbling
you push the START Button
Set TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
To stop the dryer, open the door (or
turn the Control Knob to OFF]
To restart the dryer. close the door,
Select cycle, If necessary.
and push
START
when
Knob should
point
to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
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Operating
instructions
Cool down times
Dryer cycles and settings
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stopstumbling.This
cool down time helps.
l keep
wrinkles from setting in.
l make
handling
the hot load items
easier
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle helps
provide the special care that permanent press and synthetic
fabrics
need...a
period of heated drying
followed
by a 10 minute cool down.
The chart on page 4 suggests time
and temperature
settings for different
kinds of loads.
COOL C-OWN
The EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and
LIGHT cycles describe
the loads
they are deslgned
to dry.The chart
on page 4 tells what IS meant by
EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and LIGHT
loads
At each settlng,the
dryer will run
about long enough to dry the load
described
by the setting Example
The HEAVY Cycle IS designed
to be
long enough to dry a load of heavy
fabrics [towels, jeans, corduroys,
etc.)
when the Temperature
Selector IS set
on PERM’T PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
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MORETIME
LESS TIME +
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If the load IS not as dry as You want,
set the dial more to the letl the next
time you dry that kind of load
If the load is dryer than You want,
set the dial more to the right the next
time you dry that kind of load
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COOL DOWN
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has
10 minutes of cooldown
time atthe
end of the cycle.
All other cycles have 5 minutes of
cool down time
Drying
FLUFF
tips
TUMBLE
AIR
PRESS” Setting
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing
such as
items that may have been packed
in a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector IS set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam
rubber pillows. stuffed toys, sneakers,
etc.
1. Turn the Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Turn the Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in the
TIMED DRYING Cycle.
3. Push the START Button.
1. Set Temperature
Selector to PERM’T
PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
2. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 5 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 10 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Mixed loads
Drying
When drying a load with different
klncts and weights of tabrtcs, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest
fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove
dry items and reset the control.
times
Dryrng times WIII vary depending
on
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amount of moisture In the clothes.
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type and weight of the fabrrc
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size of the load.
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room temperature
around the
dryer.
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temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
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amount
of lint in the lint screen
dryer temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your”Dryer
Guide”
for more information
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Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen
with your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen.
Push the screen
place.
firmly back
into
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard. This lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on
dryer usage.
GAS DRYERS
Cleaning
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should
be done only by a qualified
WARNING:
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electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical
power.
Avoid injury or damage-do
not
put hands inside cabinet.
Make sure dryer is cool.
person.
1. Remove lower access panel,
2. Avoid damaging
wires,
thermostats, funnel or igniter.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art-with
a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
re-level dryer.
Remove loose and sharp objects
from pockets and cuffs before drying
pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Some pretreatment
products
cal
damage
dials, consoles and finish
Do not use these products on or
near your dryer.
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Cleaning dryer interior
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
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Never leave wet or damp
in your dryer.
laundry
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
Before
unplug
or turn
power
shock
cleaning
interior,
power supply cord
off electrical
to avoid electrical
hazard.
Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor
the dryer interior. If the interior
is discolored,
clean with one of the
following methods to avoid staining
later load items.
Powdered
laundry detergent
and
very warm water
Make a paste with detergent and
very warm 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. -ORLiquid spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with a
cloth until all excess dye is removed. Tumble a load of rags.
Vacation care
Unplug power cord or turn oft electrical power.
9 For gas dryers, close gas valve.
l Clean
lint screen.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these steps:
Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If your dryer does not heat:
The AIR setting is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings
without heat.
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are
i-J&!!&
Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the
Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas.
Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and
start.
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electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
If drying time seems long:
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If your dryer does not run:
If the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
l Is the door
closed tightly?
l Did you push the START Button?
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Have you checked
main fuses or circuit
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your home’s
breaker box?
Is the lint screen clean?
See page 7 of this book and page
of your “Dryer Guide:’
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If you move...
If you have a problem:*
To make sure that your appliance
is
correctly
installed
and to insure its
continued
satisfactory
operation,
call your dealer.
(Installation
cost
must. of course, be paid by y0u.I
Call your dealer or write:
Service Manager,
International
Division
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Michigan
49022
Helpful
hints...
You can help your service
representative
give you faster service
if
you include
the model
and serial
number of your appliance
when requesting
service
Also, retain your
sales slip and warranty
to verify your
warranty
status.
Remember...Your
service representative is trained
in repairing
and servicing your Whirlpool
appliances.
He
can help you maintain
the quality
originally
built into your WHIRLPOOL
appliance.
So...take the time now to
look up his telephone
number and jot
it down in the space
provided
on
page 2.
-If you must write, please provide:
your name, address, telephone
number, type of appliance,
brand,
model,serial
number, the dealer’s
name and a complete
description
of the problem. This information
iS
needed
in order to better respond
to’your request for assistance.
FSP IS a reglstered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporoi~on
for
qualIly parts Look for this
FSP
symbol of quality whenever
8 you need a replacement
part
for your WhIrlpool
appliance
FSP replacement
parts
wll (It right and work right, because
they ore
made to the same exacting
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used to build every new WhIrlpool
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