Drying Procedures • Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying. • Read the Dryer Operating specific model. Instructions, pages 19-20, for operating your • 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 2-4, 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®-Iike fasteners. Tie strings and sashes to prevent snagging and tangling. If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying. Follow fabric care label instructions. Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer heat may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process before drying. Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal. 2. Check that ......_i_ 3. lint screen is clean and in place. Load the dryer. 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. Place small items in a mesh bag. Do not overd ry 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. I I' Close the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models). See Dryer Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls. 5. 5. T Turn cycle selector clockwise to the desired setting. Start the dryer. Turn Start control clockwise to ON. Hold for 1-2 seconds and release. To add or remove items when the dryer isrunning, 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. Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. 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. Features Cycle Signal Control (some models) When the Cycle Signal Control isON, 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 isopened to illuminate the dryer drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light. Drying Rack (some models) Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried. / o, 1. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen. 2. Insert drying rack intothe dryer drum. Placethe front bar under the lip ofthe lint screen opening. 3. Place items to be dried on top of rack. Weight should not exceed 10 Ibs. 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, rubberlike materials, feathers or down. 5. When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen isnot in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause damage to the dryer. o, o, o, oc %, %, o, Use the drying rack to dry items which not be tumbled. Common Problems shoulc Drying 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. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES Greasy, oily stains • Fabric softener sheet. SOLUTIONS • Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap. Rinse and rewash, PREVENTIVE MEASURES • 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. Lint •Overloading. • Overdrying causes static electricity. • Lint screen not clean when cycle began. • Lint is attached to "pills." • Reduce load size and rewash using liquid fabric softener in the final rinse. • Or, add a fabric softener sheet and tumble without heat. • Use lint brush or roller to remove lint. • 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. • Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers. Pilling (Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric.) • Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics. This is due to abrasion from normal wear. • Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills. Shrinking ,Overdrying. • Irreversible condition. • When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs. • Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion. • Follow fabric care label directions. • • • • Wrinkling • Overloading. • Leaving items in dryer after cycle ends. • Reduce load size and tumble at medium or low heat for 5-10 minutes. • Remove items immediately. Hang or fold. If shrinking is a concern, check load often. Remove items while slightly damp. Block knits into shape. Lay flat to complete drying. • Do not overload dryer. • Remove items as soon as cycle ends. 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 2-4, and those listed below. • Before cleaning the washer or 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. Inside • the Washer Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excesswrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer. Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of the lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed. Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards. When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the tub. Remove this by wiping the tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water. Clean lint screen after every load. The agitator or tub may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads. Inside the Dryer • Clean the dryer 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. Removethe lint and replace the screen. Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using dryeradded 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. Wash lint screen occasionally. 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. Use care with laundry products. They can damage finish on the laundry center. 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. Outside • When laundering is completed, wipe cabinet with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses. 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 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) 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 label. Before moving the laundry center, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage. Follow Winterizing Instructions for cold weather care. Winterizing Instructions If the laundry center is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing temperatures, follow these winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the laundry center: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Turn off water supply faucets. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses. Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet. Add 1 gallon nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV)antifreeze to empty wash tub. Close lid. Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting. Pull out knob and let washer spin for 1 minute to drain out all water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled. Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry tub interior, and close lid. Store washer in an upright position. To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load. Avoid Service Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this laundry center. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION "Clunking"orgearsounds. A certain amount of "clunking" or gear sounds are normal in a heavy-dutywasher. This is normal. Rattlingandclankingnoise. Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be in tub or pump. Stop washer and check tub. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your authorized servicer. Belt bucklesand metalfastenersare wash tub. To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to tub, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out. WASHER- NOISE Squealing sound rubber odor. Thumping Vibrating hot sound. noise. WASHERWasher or hitting Washer is overloaded. Heavy wash loads thumping sound, Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load. may produce a This isusually normal, lfsoundcontinues, washer is probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute wash load. Laundry center is not resting on a solid, firm floor, Movelaundrycentersoitrestsfirmlyonsolidfloor. Additional floor bracing may be needed. Adjust leveling legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details. Shipping bolt and block have not been removed during installation, See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolt and block. Wash load unevenly distributed Stop washer and rearrange wash load. in tub. OPERATING does not start. Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or connection may be loose. Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet. House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a power outage has occurred. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician. If problem is a power outage, call local electric company. Water supply faucets are not turned on. Turn on water supply faucets. OCCURRENCE WASHER POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Cycle selector is not in correct position. Move indicator clockwise slightly. Pull out knob. Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated. It will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes (if washer has not been manually turned - OPERATING (continued) Washer does not start (continued). off). Washer won't spin. Lid is not completely Residue left in tub. WASHER Wash spin. closed. Close lid completely. Safety lid lock must not be broken. Heavily soiled items. Wipe tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items before washing. Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. See Washing Load is out of balance. Rearrange load to allow proper spinning. Drain hose is kinked. Straighten drain hose. Water supply is not adequate in area. Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply and pressure increase. Watersupplyfaucets Fully open hot and cold faucets. - WATER load too wet after Water does not enter washer or it enters slowly, are notcompletelyopen. Procedures. Water is being used elsewhere in the house. Water pressure must be at least 30 psi (260 kPa). Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is filling. Water inlet hoses are kinked. Straighten Improper water level selection (for models with water level/load size control). Select higher water level/load size. Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. When control is set at highest fill level, dry load level should not be higher than top row of circular holes in wash tub. Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from laundry center, Measure hot water temperature at nearby faucet with candy or meatthermometer. Water temperature should be at least 130°F (70°C). Adjust water heater as necessary. Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house. Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during washer use. There may not be enough hot water available for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to support more than 1 use at a time. Water in washer does not drain or drains slowly. Drain hose is kinked or clogged. Clean and straighten Water Fill hose connection at faucet or washer. Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber sealing washers provided. House drain pipes are clogged. Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber Oversudsing. Use less detergent. Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets, Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet. Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height. Standpipe must be a minimum to prevent siphoning. INSTRUCTIONS. Water level does not cover load. Warm or hot water hot enough, is not leaks. Incorrect wash temperatures, and rinse Water is entering washer but tub does not fill. hoses. the drain hose. if necessary. of 33" (83.82 cm) high See INSTALLATION OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Electrical powercord is notsecurelyplugged in or plug may be loose. Make sure the plug fits tightly Housefuse blownorcircuitbreakertripped. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. DRYER Dryer does not start. in wall outlet. Make sure electrical line is not overloaded is on a separate circuit. and the dryer Thermal limiter tripped. Call authorized 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. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure. Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models). See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models). Refill or replace tank. Drying cycle takes too long, outside of the dryer feels too hot or smells Lint screen is clogged with lint. Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint screen before starting each cycle. hot. Exhaust duct requirements met. Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or flexible metal. Dryer heat. runs but won't have not been service person for replacement. See 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 INSTRUCTIONS. Electric dryer is connected circuit, Excessive wrinkling. to a 208 volt Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit. Drying procedures have not been followed. See Drying Procedures, Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged or restricted. Clean out any obstruction. High humidity. Use a dehumidifier Dryer is overloaded. Do not overload. Items left in dryer too long. Remove items as soon as cycle ends. Insufficient sorting of items. See Drying Procedures, page 10. Drying temperature Follow fabric care label instructions. too high. page 10. near the dryer. See Drying Procedures, page 10. FRIGIDAIRE LA UNDR Y CENTER WARRANTY Your Frigidaire product is orotected WARRANTY PERIOD FULLONE-YEAR WARRANTY One year from purchasedate, LIMITED 2ND - 5TH YEARWARRANTY by this warranty FRIGIDAIRE, THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED SERVICERS, WILL: original THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. CostsofservicecallsthatarelistedunderNORMAL RESPONSIBILITIESOFTHECONSUMER.* Secondthroughfifth years from original purchase date. Provide a replacementfora defective or malfunctioning found in the washer transmission, Costs for labor and replacement defective transmission parts. FULL25-YEAR INNERWASH BASKET WARRANTY (Excluding Alaska) 25 years from purchase date. Provide a replacement and in-home service labor, without charge, for an inner wash basket that breaks dueto defective materials or workmanship. CostsofservicecallsthatarelistedunderNORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OFTHE CONSUMER,* LIMITEDWARRANTY (Applicabletothe StateofAlaska) Time periodslisted All ofthe provisions ofthe full and limited and the exclusions listed below apply, Costs of the technician's travel to the home and anycosts for pickupanddeliveryoftheappliance required because of service. original above. Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Home Products, a division or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Any obligations or an authorized Frigidaire servicer. *NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER This warranty applies items listed below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. EXCLUSIONS above parts other than of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product. 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. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring. 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. Damages to finish after installation. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features). This warranty does not cover the following: 1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. 2. 3. 4. IF YOU NEED SERVICE only to products warranties part 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. 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. 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. 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 ll FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS 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.