Whirlpool Dryer Repair Manual
AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE6400XS
s. hlxrowave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room Au Condltloners. Oehumldlflers.
Aulomatlc Washers. Clothes Dryers. Freezers, Refrigerator-
Parts and features
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CYCLE CONTROL
KNOB
LAUNDRY INK)RMATION
CENTER
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
Remove
the Consumer Buy Guide label
before
using
your
dryer. It will be easier
to remove.
Wipe out the dryer
drum with a damp
cloth to remove
dust
from storing
or shipping.
START BUITON
LINT SCREEN
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DRYER DRUM
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Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here
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.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information
Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip
and warranty
Please complete
Registration
Card
product.
and mail the Owner
furnished
with this
Contents
Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Service Company
Telephone
Number
Page
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS..
Selecting a Cycle and
Starting Your Dryer
Dryer Cycles and Settings .
Cool Down Times
DRYING TIPS
FLUFFAIR Setting . .
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TUMBLE PRESS@Setting
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Model
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01987 Whirlpool
Mixed Loads
Drying Times .
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL..
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CARING FCR YOUR DRYER.. . .
Cleaning
Dryer Interior..
Vacation Care
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE..................
WHIRLPOOL DRYER
WARRANTY
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Corporation
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tempting
to service
the dryer.
NEVER use or store flammable
fluids
[dry-cleaning
solvents,
gasoline,
kerosene] in or near your dryer. These substances give off vapors that can create
a FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION.
NEVER operate
the dryer if...
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it is not working
right [i.e. noisy, too hot).
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it is damaged.
. parts are missing [i.e. door latch).
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panels are not in place.
. the lint screen
is loose, damaged
or
missing.
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is properly
maintained.
is properly
installed
and leveled
in a
well ventilated
room* on a floor that
can support the weight.
is located
in an area where the temperature
is above 45°F (7.2%).
is connected
to the proper outlet and
electrical
supply.’
is properly
connected
to anexhaust
system.*
is not
installed
against
drapes
or
curtains.*
is used only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
is not used by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
‘See ‘~lnrtallatlon
Instructions”
complete
Intormatlon.
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SUGGESTED
CYCLE
TYPE OF LOAD
COlTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAW - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts . . . . .
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HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes . . . . . . .
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,diapers
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LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie . . . . . . . . . . .
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EX HEAW
HEAVY
MEDIUM
PERM’T PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts . . . .
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LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthettcs (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,
PERM’T PRESS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels) . .
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Gauze, lace, etc. . .
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RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys . . . . .
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PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths.
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RUBBER-BACKED RUGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
LIGHT
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
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MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS-Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks. . . . . . .
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
40-50 MINS.
30-40 MINS.
PERM’T
PRESS
HEAW
HIGH
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
PERM’T PRESS
HmW l,lGH
30-40 MINS.
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
15-20 MINS:
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERM’T PRESS
20-30 MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
1. Select
Set
2 . TEMPERATURESELECTOR
a CYCLE
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
3 . Push the START Button
The dryer will starttumbling
push the START Button.
when you
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed drying temperature
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
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.
The Cycle Control Knob should point to OFF when the dryer is not in use.
If the dryer is stopped
before the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle Control
Knob to OFF.
Cool down times
Dryer cycles and settings
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumbling.This
cool down time helps:
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wrinkles from setting in.
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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.
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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 setfing,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
LESSTIME
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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 dryer than you want,
set the dial more to the right the next
time you dry that kind of load.
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10 MlNUlES
COOL DOWN
5 MINUTES
COOL DOWN
The PERMANENT PRESS Cvcle has
10 minutes of cool down t&e at the
end of the cycle.
All other cycles have 5 minutes of
cooldown
time.
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Drying tips
TUMBLE
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 Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Turn Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in the TIMED
DRYING CYCLE.
3. Push 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 fumble the load
for 10 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESSonly a
few itemsat a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer
stops.
Mixed loads
Drying times
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
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and weight of the fabric.
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around the dryer.
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of the wash rinse wafer.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See your “Dryer Guide” for
more information.
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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.
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Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen betore each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
Ooen the lid and pull the lint screen
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen with
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a FIRE HAZARD. Thls lint
should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending
on dryer usage.
Cleaning should be done only by a qualified
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WARNING:
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electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrlcal
power.
Avold injury or damage
- do not
put hands Inside cabinet.
Make sure dryer is cool.
person.
1. Remove back panel.
2. Avoid damaging
wires or
thermostats.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art-with
a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel: reconnect and
relevel dryer.
Caring for your dryer
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Remove loose and sharp objects
from pockets and cuffs before drying
pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Some pretreatment
products can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or nea
your dryer.
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Cleaning drye; interior
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.
WARNING: Before
cleaning
interior, unplug
power supply cord or,
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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.
laundry
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.
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts etc.
Vacation care
Unplug power cord or turn off
electrical
power.
0 Clean lint screen.
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Kfyou need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
from little things
yourself without
IF YOUR DRYER
problems
often result
you can find and fix
tools of any kind.
DOES NOT RUN:
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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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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Is the power supply plugged
into a
live circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you push the START Button?
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Have you checked
main fuses or circuit
your home’s
breaker box?
Is the lint screen clean? See page 8
of this book for cleaning
instructions.
See page 7 of this book and your
“Dryer Guide:
2.
If you need
assistance%.
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE8 service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
l-800-2531301
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultants
can instruct
you in how toobtain satisfactory operation from your appliance
or, if service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
4.
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
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3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
net1 work of franchised
TECH-CARE” Serv7~Cf/XAR~
Ice Companies.
FRANCHISEDSERYICE
TECH-CARE serv-
LK-.
ice technicians
are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide afterwarranty
service,
anywhere
in the
United States. To locate TECH-CARE
service in your area, call our COOLLINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone
directory
Yellow Pages
under:
If you have a
problem?..
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
FSP is a registered
trademark
of
Whirlpool
Corporation
for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever
you need a replacement
part for your Whirlpool appliance.
FSP
replacement
parts will fit right and
work right, because they are made to
the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
*If you must call or write, 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 for
assistance.
WHIRLPOOL”
DRYER
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSP@replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE@ service company
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
I. Correct the installation
of the dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery
This product is designed
to be repaired
in
the home.
D. Damage
to dryer caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of
incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
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.
Outside the United States, a different warrantv
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
Part No. 3388790
01987 Whirbool
Comoration
Whirlpool
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