Whirlpool Dryer Repair Manual
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AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE5605XP
and
Gas Model
LG5606XP
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Owave OVeoS,
Trash Compactors, Room Air Condllloners. Oehumldlflers. Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers.
Freezers.
Refrigerator-Free2
Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
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LAUNDRY
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INFORMATION
CENTER
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
the
Wipe
out
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
MODEL
AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
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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 slip.
here
Complete
Model
Complete
Serial
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Purchase
Date
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slip
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry
Information Center on the back of the dryer
Service Comoanv
Telephone
N;mb&
console
There is no warranty
registration
to return. Proof-of-purchase
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
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2
Number
Number
and
Page
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
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SAFETY FIRST.
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Dryer Cycles and Settings
Cool Down Times
DRYING TIPS.
FLUFFAIR SElllNG
TUMBLE PRESS8 Setting
Mixed Loads
Drying Times.
IS all
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LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Cleaning
Dryer Interior.
Vacation Care.
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE.
1. Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
making sure fhat 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
complete
information.
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
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.
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 l
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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Selecting a cycle
and starting
your dryer
Before starting your dryer, be
sure laundry is sorted and loaded
properly
[see your”Dryer
Guide”).
Be sure the door is tightly closed.
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes.
organdies,
lingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses. dresses
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
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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
SUGGESTED SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
CYCLE
EX HEAVY
HEAVY
PERM’T
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
MEDIUM
LIGHT
PERMIT PRESS
40-50
MINS.
30-40
MINS.
20-30
MINS.
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
PERMIT PRESS
40-50
MINS.
30-40
MIN.%
PERM’T PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERM’T PRESS KNITS GENTLE
20-30 MIN.5
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 setting you
want. See page 6 for informatron
on
the cycles
The Cycle
Control
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed
drying temperature.
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
Push the
3. START Button
The dryer will 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.
Operating
Dryer
instructions
cycles and settings
Cool down times
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumblrng
This
cool down time helps:
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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
settrngs for different
kinds of loads.
The EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and
LIGHT cycles describe
the loads
they are designed
to dry. The chart
on page 4 tells what is meant by
EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and LIGHT
loads.
At each setting, 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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MORE TIME
LESS TIPAE +
If the load is not as dry as You want,
set the dial more to the left the next
time you dry that kind of load.
If the load is dryerthan
You want,
set the dial more to the right the next
time You dry that krnd of load.
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10 MINUTES
COOL WWN
5 MINUTES
COOL DOWN
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has
10 minutes of cool down time at the
end of the cycle.
All other cycles have 5 minutes of
cool down time.
Drying
tips
TUMBLE
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
FLUFF AIR.
2. Turn the Control Knob to the
number of minutes you want in the
PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
3. Push the START Button.
Mixed loads
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.
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.
Drying
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest
fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove
dry items and reset the control.
PRESS” Setting
times
Drying times will vary depending
on
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of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room
temperature
around the
dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your”Dryer
for more information.
Guide”
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Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
with your fingers.
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.
Heat Element
ELECTRIC
Cleaning
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should
GAS DRYERS
be done
WARNING:
Avoid 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.
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DRYERS
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only
by a qualified
person.
1. Remove back panel [electric)
or lower access panel (gas).
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.
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
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.
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or
near your dryer.
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Cleaning dryer interior
WARNING: Before
cleaning
interior, unplug
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power supply cord, or
turn off electrical
power to
avoid electrical
shock 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
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Unplug power cord or turn off electrical power.
For gas dryers, close gas valve
Clean lint screen.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
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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 run:
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If the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the propervoltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you push the START Button?
If your dryer does not heat:
The AIR setting is without heat.
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of heat settings
without heat.
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Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the
Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas.
Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and
start.
An 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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Have you checked
main fuses or circuit
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your home’s
breaker box?
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Is the lint screen clean?
See page 7 of this book and page
of your “Dryer Guide”
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2.
If you need
assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
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.
3.
If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a
nationwide
network
of franchised TECH-CARE g
Service
Companies. TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained
to
fulfill the product warrantv
and provide after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
TECH-CARE service in your area, call
our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number(see
Step 2) or look
in your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
4.
If you have a
problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance telephone
number (see Step
2) and talk with one of our Consultants,
or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Stephen E. Upton
Senior Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
*If you must call or write, please prbvide: 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 for assistance.
FSP is o registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation
for
quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever
FSP
you need a replacement
part
for your Whirlpool
appliance.
@
FSP replacement
parts
will fit rlght and work right, because
they are
made to the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
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