Whirlpool Dryer Repair Manual
AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
7
Electric Model
LE5700XM
and
Gas Model
LG5701XM
owave
Ovens,
Trash Compactors,
Room Air Condltloners,
Oehumldlflers,
Aulomatlc
Washers,
Clothes
Dryers.
Freezers.
Refrlgeralor-Freeze
Parts andI features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
LAUNDRY INFORMATION
CENTER
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
START BUTTON
LINT SCREEN
DRYER DRUM
LOADING
DOOR
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE
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.
Copy your Model
and Serial Numbers here
When you need
questton.
have
service
or call
this tnformation
with a
ready
Complete
Model
Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from the plate
located
as shown).
Complete
Serlol Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Purchase
Date
Keep this book, your warranty,
sales slip
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry InforServ,ce Company and
mation
Center on the back of the dryer
console
Telephone
Number
There is no warranty
registration
to return. Proof-of-purchase
that IS required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
2
IS
all
Page
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Dryer Setting and Cycles
Cool Down Times
DRYING TIPS
FLUFF AIR
TUMBLE PRESS” Setting
Mixed Loads
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Drying Times
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER
Vacation
Care
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 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
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.
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts,.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
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underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
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SUGGESTED
CYCLE
EX HEAVY
HEAVY
LIGHT
PERMIT PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends.T-shirts,
slacks, shirts
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LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
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PERM’T PRESS
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
Drying these and other heat-sensitive
materials
can damage
them or be a
FIRE HAZARD.
PERM’T
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
MEDIUM
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels]
Gauze, lace.etc.
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
40-50
MINS.
30-40
MINS.
20-30
MINS.
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
40-50
MIN.%
PERM’T PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
30-40
MINS.
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERM’T PRESS KNITS GENTLE
20-30 MINS.
LOW
15-20 MINS.
PERM’T PRESS
20-30
MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
Select a
1. CYCLE
2.
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed
drying temperature.
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information
on
the cycles.
Changing
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
a setting
The setting can be changed
at any
time by turning the Control Knob to a
new setting.
The Cycle
Control
Knob should
point to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
Operating instructions
Dryer
cycles and settings
Cool down times
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumbling.
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 IO mrnute cool down.
The chart on page 4 suggests time
and temperature
settings for different
krnds 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 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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MOPETIME
LESSTIME -b
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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COOL DOWN
5 MlNUiES
COOL DOWN
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has
10 minutes of cooldown
time at the
end of the cycle.
411 other cycles have 5 minutes of
cool down time.
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Drying tips
FLUFF
AIR
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR.The setting is useful for fluffing
bedding,
pillows and clothing,or
dusting drapes.
Use FLUFF AIR when drying heatsensitive items, such as plastic
shower curtains, rubber-backed
rugs, plastic tablecloths,foam
rubber
pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Set Temperature
Selector on
FLUFFAIR.
2. Turn Control Knob to the number of
minutes you want in the PERMANENT
PRESSCycle.
3. Push START Button.
Mixed loads
TUMBLE
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 on PERMIT
PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
2. Set Control Knob on 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 resetthe control.
PRESS” Setting
times
Drying times will vary depending
on:
l amount
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 and
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.
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
DO NOT run the dryer with
the lint screen loose,
damaged
or missing.
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Doing so can cause overheating, can damage
fabrics and
can be a FIRE HAZARD.
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 otten, depending
on
dryer usage.
ELECTRIC
Cleaning
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should
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GAS DRYERS
be done only by a qualified
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
person.
1. Remove back panel (electric)
or
front 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 relevel dryer.
Caring for your dryer
Remove shzp objects from clothing
betore drying - pins, buckles, etc.
Close metal zippers.
Never leave
your dryer.
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth.Spills
allowed
to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
Non-colorfast
items can stain the
drum. Wipe carefully
after drying to
make sure there is no dye to be
transferred
to items in the next load.
Vacation
wet or damp
laundry
in
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, console and finish. Do
not use these products on or near
your dryer.
care
Disconnect
power
supply cord.
Clean
lint screen.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
I. Before calling for
assistance..
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DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
The AIR setting is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings
without heat.
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Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
are
DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
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Is power supply cord plugged
Is door closed tightly?
Did you push START Bution?
Are fuses blown
tripped?
10
in?
or a circuit-breaker
Is gas turned on? If not,turn Control
Knob to OFF.Turn on gas. Waif 5
minutes. Reset controls and start
An electric dryer has two fuses, if
not a circuit-breaker.
If one is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
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the lint screen clean?
See oaae 6 in vour”Drver
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Guide:’
2. If you need assistance*...
4. If you have a problem*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE’R service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Michigan
Alaska I Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
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. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
*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.
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@ Serv7nw-CAR~
ice Companies.
, FRANCHISED
SERVICE
1 TECH-CARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
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