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Frigidaire APWD15GB User's Manual
ELECTRIC & GAS DRYER
Use & Care Guide
SECADORA A GAS Y ELÉCTRICA
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
ENGLISH
www.frigidaire.com
P/N 134760100A (0710)
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Table of Contents
Product registration......................................................................................................................................2
Important Safety Instructions............................................................................................................................2-4
Drying Procedures................................................................................................................................................4
Features.................................................................................................................................................................5
Care and Cleaning.............................................................................................................................................5-6
Common Drying Problems..................................................................................................................................6
Avoid Service Checklist........................................................................................................................................7
Warranty................................................................................................................................................................8
Español ...........................................................................................................................................................9-16
Product Record
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead
it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
Read all instructions before using this appliance. This
Read and Save These Instructions
book contains valuable information about:
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
The model and serial numbers of your dryer are found on the dryer • Operation
serial plate located of the left side of the door opening. Record and
• Care
retain these numbers.
• Service
Noter les numéros de modèle et de série
Keep it in a safe place.
Model Number__________________________________ This Use and Care Guide provides general operating
Serial Number__________________________________
Purchase Date__________________________________
instructions for your dryer. It also contains information
about features for several other models. Your dryer may
not have every feature included.
Use the dryer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide
and the Operating Instructions included with your
dryer.
Pedestal
A pedestal accessory, Model No. APWD15W (White), APWD15GB (Glacier Blue), APWD15P (Platinum) and APWD15E
(Black), specifically designed for this washer may be used when elevating the washer for ease of use. Failure to use accessories
certified by the manufacturer could result in personal injury, property damage or damage to the washer.
Important Safety Instructions
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in the Use and Care Guide, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions
and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you or others. All safety messages will
be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING". These words mean:
DANGER You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen
if the instructions are not followed.
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to
prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
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ELECTRIC DRYERS:
Grounding type GAS DRYERS:
wall receptacle
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do
Do not
not under any
any
circumstances
circumstances
cut,
cut,
remove,
remove
or bypass the
or bypass
grounding
prong
the
grounding
prong
fromthis
this plug.
plug
from
14-30R
DRYER
FUSED 30 AMP
120/240 V OR
120/208 V WALL
RECEPTACLE
DRYER
SERVICE
CORD
Power supply
Power
supply
with 3-prong
cord
with cord
3-prong
grounding
plug
grounding
plug
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
CORRECT Use this way ONLY
Important Safety Instructions Con't
Note: The instructions appearing in this Use and Care Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that
may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow these Important Safety Instructions:
• To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this dryer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Prevent Fire
• Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, waxes,
etc. Do not store these items on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
• Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical
reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
• Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic or similar materials such as bras, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants,
plastic bags and pillows that may melt or burn. Some rubber materials, when heated, can under certain circumstances produce
fire by spontaneous combustion.
• Clean the lint screen before or after each load. The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned
approximately every 18 months by qualified service personnel. An excessive amount of lint build-up in these areas could result in
inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and Cleaning.
• Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can
occur. If your dryer has a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.
• - Risk of Fire - A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer must be connected to an exhaust outdoors. Regularly
inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the outdoor exhaust opening and in the
surrounding area.
• Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer.
• Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any time.
• Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or
product.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic
parts of the dryer.
Protect Children
• Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children.
As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
• Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons
covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
• Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
• Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Printed in U.S.A.
ENGLISH
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong from
electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.
Drying Procedures
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Place small items in a mesh bag.
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ENGLISH
Clean lint screen after every load.
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Do not store or place laundry products on
top of dryer at any time. They can damage
the finish or controls.
Common Drying Problems
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
Lint
• Overloading.
• Reduce load size and rewash using
• Overdrying causes static
liquid fabric softener in the final rinse.
electricity.
• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
• Lint screen not clean
tumble without heat.
when cycle began.
• Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
• Lint is attached to "pills."
• 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.
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.
• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
finish on collars and cuffs.
• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
Shrinking
• Overdrying.
• Irreversible condition.
• Follow fabric care label directions.
• If shrinking is a concern, check load often.
• Remove items while slightly damp and
hang or lay flat to complete drying.
• Block knits into shape.
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.
• Do not overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
• Rub fabric softener stains with bar
soap. Rinse and rewash.
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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.
Avoid Service
Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes
common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Dryer does not start.
Electrical power cord is not securely
plugged in or plug may be loose.
Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the
dryer is on a separate circuit.
Dryer runs but won't heat.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer
circuit. If 1of 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. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
Dryer does not have anough 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.
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint
screen before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct requirements have not
been met.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and
made of rigid or flexible metal.
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.
Excessive wrinkling.
Scratching or chipping of the
drum finish.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt
circuit.
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 near the dryer.
Dryer is overloaded.
Do not overload. See Drying Procedures.
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See Drying Procedures.
Drying temperature too high.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips
or buttons are inside the dryer.
Always remove foreign objects from pockets before
laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart
dryer.
Permanently attached items such as belt
buckles, zippers and fasteners may be
hitting the inside of the drum.
It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material
securely around ornaments before drying to prevent
scratching and damage to the dryer.
Drum damage caused by foreign objects or permanently
attached items is not covered by the warranty.
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Drying cycle takes too long,
outside of the dryer feels too
hot or smells hot.
Thermal limiter tripped.
Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4.
Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9.
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 is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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