Frigidaire FGQ332ES Gas Dryer

Frigidaire FGQ332ES Gas Dryer
P/N 131956700 A (0407)
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
• 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
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Important Safety Instructions
Product Registration ........................ 2
Important Safety Instructions ........ 2-3
Drying Procedures ........................... 4
Features .......................................... 5
Common Drying Problems .............. 5
Care and Cleaning ......................... 6
Avoid Service Checklist ................... 7
Read all instructions before using this dryer.
Product Registration
Thank you for choosing this dryer.
This owner's guide will explain proper
operation and care.
Record Your Model and Serial
Record below the model and serial
numbers found on the dryer serial plate
located on the left side of the door
opening. Keep these numbers for future
Model Number _________________
Serial Number _________________
Date of Purchase _______________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT
REGISTRATION CARD should be filled
in completely, signed and returned.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when
using this dryer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Prevent Fire
Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or
spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, waxes, etc. Do not store these
items on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or
To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items containing plastic, foam
rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, or items containing feathers or
down. Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only.
Clean the lint screen before or after each load. The interior of the
dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately every
18 months by qualified service personnel. An excessive amount of lint build-up in
these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and
Cleaning, page 6.
Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or
missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur. If your dryer has
a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.
Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free
from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.
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 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.
2000 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily
injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the dryer.
Printed in U.S.A.
This Owner's Guide provides general
operating instructions for your dryer. It
also contains information about features
for several other models. Your dryer
may not have every feature included.
Use the dryer only as instructed in this
Owner's Guide and the Operating
Instructions card included with your
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.
Avoid fire hazard or
electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor
plug or extension cord or remove
grounding prong from electrical power
cord. Failure to follow this warning can
cause serious injury, fire or death.
120/240 V OR
120/208 V
Use this way ONLY
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not under
any circumstances
cut, remove,
or bypass
the grounding prong
from this plug.
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
ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply before
attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior.
Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum.
Power supply
cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
Use this way ONLY
Note: The instructions appearing in this
Owner's Guide are not meant to cover
every possible condition and situation
that may occur. Common sense and
caution must be practiced when installing,
operating and maintaining any appliance.
To prevent injury and damage to the dryer:
All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer
unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only authorized
factory parts.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather.
A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the motor in the unlikely event
of an overheated situation (electric dryers only). A service technician must replace the
thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Drying Procedures
• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.
• Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.
• Always read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read
Important Safety Instructions, pages 2-3, before operating this dryer.
1. Prepare items 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. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out.
Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won't damage the drum
finish. Close zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-like fasteners. Tie strings and
sashes to prevent snagging and tangling.
If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.
Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer heat
may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process before
Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
3. Load the dryer.
Place small items in a mesh bag.
The average load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to tumble
freely for even drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload dryer.
When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a time. Fill out the load with small
and medium sized items.
For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free towels for better drying, less
wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets.
Do not overdry items. Overdrying can cause wrinkling, shrinkage, harshness,
and a build-up of static electricity, which can produce more lint.
If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.
4. Close the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).
See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.
5. Turn cycle selector clockwise to the desired setting.
6. Start the dryer.
Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.
Push Start Button for 2 seconds or turn the START knob clockwise to ON, hold
for 1-2 seconds and release.
To add or remove items when the dryer is running, open the door. The dryer
will always stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a
complete stop before reaching inside.
To restart dryer, close the door then push the Start Button for 2 seconds or
turn the START knob clockwise to ON, hold for 1-2 seconds and release.
The dryer will not start if the cycle selector is in the OFF position.
7. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang
or fold. If load is removed before the cycle ends, turn cycle selector to OFF.
Cycle Signal Control (some models)
When the Cycle Signal Control is ON, a signal will sound at the end of each cycle
and during the Press Saver setting (some models). The volume is adjustable on
some models.
Drum Light (some models)
A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the dryer
drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.
Reversible Dryer Door
Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can be hinged on the right
or left side. Refer to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for directions on changing
the door.
Drying Rack (some models)
Place the front bar under
the lip of the lint screen opening.
Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried.
1. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.
2. Insert drying rack into the dryer drum. Place the front bar under the lip of the
lint screen opening.
3. Place items to be dried on top of the rack. Weight should not exceed 10 lbs.
Leave space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through
the grids. Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack.
4. Select a timed dry setting best suited for items being dried. Use only the Air Fluff
(no heat) temperature setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber,
rubber-like materials, feathers or down.
5. When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen
is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause
damage to the dryer.
Common 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.
Greasy, oily
• 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.
• Overloading.
• Reduce load size and rewash using liquid
• Overdrying causes static
fabric softener in the final rinse.
• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
• Lint screen not clean
tumble without heat.
when cycle began.
• Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
• Lint is attached to "pills."
• Do not overload dryer.
• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to
reduce static electricity.
• Remove items when they are slightly damp
to avoid overdrying.
• Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
(Fibers break
off, ball up and
cling to fabric.)
• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills. • Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
Pilling is normal with
• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
synthetic and permanent
finish on collars and cuffs.
press fabrics. This is due
• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
to abrasion from normal
• Overdrying.
• Irreversible condition.
• Overloading.
• Leaving items in dryer
after cycle ends.
• Reduce load size and tumble at medium • Do not overload dryer.
or low heat for 5-10 minutes.
• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
• Remove items immediately. Hang or fold.
• 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.
Care and Cleaning
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions,
pages 2-3, and those listed below.
Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to
avoid electrical shock hazards.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior.
Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
Clean the lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen restricts
air flow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the
bottom of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the
lint and replace the screen.
Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using
dryer-added fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the
lint screen in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not
operate the dryer without the lint screen in place.
If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the
drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove
cleanser residue before drying the next load.
Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet
interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time.
An excessive amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying
and possible fire hazard.
Clean lint screen after every load.
Do not store or place laundry products
on top of dryer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.
Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers.
If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2
(120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water
and mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or
Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor.
Avoid Service
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.
Dryer does not start.
Electrical power cord is not securely plugged
in or plug may be loose.
Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is
on a separate circuit.
Dryer runs but won't heat.
Drying cycle takes too long,
outside of the dryer feels
too hot or smells hot.
Thermal limiter tripped.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit.
If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may
turn but the heater will not operate.
Replace fuse.
Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).
Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
Dryer does not have anough air supply to
support the burner flame (gas models).
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been
a utility interruption of natural gas (gas
Refill or replace tank.
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint
screen before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct requirements have not been
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made
of rigid or flexible metal.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90°
bends and must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION
Excessive wrinkling.
Scratching or chipping of the
drum finish.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt
Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt
Drying procedures have not been followed.
See Drying Procedures, page 4.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may
be clogged or restricted.
Clean out any obstruction.
High humidity.
Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Dryer is overloaded.
Do not overload. See Drying Procedures, page 4.
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See Drying Procedures, page 4.
Drying temperature too high.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or
buttons are inside the dryer.
Always remove foreign objects from pockets before
laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.
Permanently attached items such as belt
buckles, zippers and fasteners may be hitting
the inside of the drum.
It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material securely
around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and
damage to the dryer.
Drum damage caused by foreign objects or
permanently attached items is not covered by the
Your Frigidaire product is protected by this warranty
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
Costs of service calls that are listed under
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time period listed above.
All of the provisions of the full warranty above and the
exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any
costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance
required because of service.
Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Home Products, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add
to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire or an
authorized Frigidaire servicer.
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items
listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are
not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
This warranty does not cover the following:
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Frigidaire or its authorized servicers; use of parts other
than genuine Frigidaire Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such
as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written
warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this
warranty must be obtained by contacting Frigidaire Home Products:
800 • 944 • 9044
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made
by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.
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