Drying Procedures - Sears Parts Direct
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
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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.
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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.
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Close the dryer
door
and set dryer
controls
(some
models).
See Dryer Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.
5.
5.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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