KitchenAid | KEYS677E | User's Manual | KitchenAid KEYS677E User's Manual

Models
KEYS677E, KGYS677E
KEYS777E, KGYS777E
Use & Care Guide
Electric and
Gas Dryers
A Note to You ................... 2
Understanding
Dryer Safety .................. 3-4
Getting to Know
Your Dryer ........................ 5
Checking Your Vent ......... 6
Operating Your Dryer ...... 8
Caring for Your Dryer .... 14
Troubleshooting ............ 19
Requesting Assistance
or Service ....................... 21
Index ............................... 23
Warranty ......................... 24
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PART NO. 3405630 Rev. A
A Note to You
Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID® appliance!
KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many
years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information
concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the enclosed Product Registration Card.
For assistance or service
Call the Consumer Assistance Center toll free ...................................................................... 1-800-422-1230
If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking
“Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service”
section, or by calling the telephone number above.
When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can
find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on page 5).
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. You must provide proof
of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service.
Model Number _____________________________
Serial Number _____________________________
Date Installed _____________________________
2
Builder/Dealer Name _______________________
Address __________________________________
Phone ____________________________________
Understanding Dryer Safety
Your safety is important to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements.
Please pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards
such as fire, electrical shock, or
other injuries.
WARNING: 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.
continued on next page
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Understanding Dryer Safety
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the
dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
•Read all instructions before using
the dryer.
•Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in,
or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning
solvents, other flammable, or explosive
substances as they give off vapors that
could ignite or explode.
•Do not allow children to play on or in
the dryer. Close supervision of children
is necessary when the dryer is used
near children.
•Before the dryer is removed from service
or discarded, remove the door to the
drying compartment.
•Do not reach into the dryer if the drum
is moving.
•Do not install or store the dryer where
it will be exposed to the weather.
•Do not tamper with controls.
•Do not repair or replace any part of the
dryer or attempt any servicing unless
specifically recommended in this Use and
Care Guide or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have
the skills to carry out.
•Do not use fabric softeners or products to
eliminate static unless recommended by
the manufacturer of the fabric softener or
product.
•Do not use heat to dry articles containing
foam rubber or similarly textured rubberlike materials.
•Clean lint screen before or after each load.
•Keep area around the exhaust opening
and adjacent surrounding areas free from
the accumulation of lint, dust, and dirt.
•The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct
should be cleaned periodically by qualified
service personnel.
•See Installation Instructions for grounding
requirements.
– SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS –
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Getting to Know Your Dryer
The parts and features of your dryer are illustrated on this page. Become familiar with all parts and
features before using your dryer. Page references are included next to some features. Refer to those
pages for more information about the features.
NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your dryer model. They are designed to show the
different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include all features.
SELECTRA™
controls
(p. 8)
Start button
(p. 9)
Cycle control
knob
(pp. 8-12)
ELECTRONIC SENSOR DRY:
QUICK PRESS
IRONING DAMP
20 10
REGULAR / HEAVY
OFF
TIMED DRY
*
60
PUSH TO START
Preferred
* Energy
Automatic Setting
VERY DRY
40
50
TOWELS
LESS DRY
COOL DOWN
RACK DRY
OFF
TEMP
EX
LOW
OFF
FABRIC
VERY DRY
RACK DRY
DELICATES
MED
LOW
KNITS
MED
HI
P PRESS
HI
OFF
ON
CYCLE SIGNAL
OFF
OFF
COOL DOWN
ELECTRONIC SENSOR DRY:
ON
HEAVY
Easy Clean
LESS DRY
10
20
AIR TUMBLE
EXTRA CARE
TEMPERATURE
EXTRA DRY
Selectra
Lint screen
(p. 14)
PERMANENT PRESS
EXTRA CARE
Model and
serial number
label
(p. 2)
Exhaust grill
Drum light
(p. 16)
Electronic
dryness
sensor
(p. 10)
Dryer drum
(p. 15)
Wide-opening
hamper door
Additional feature on models
KEYS777E and KGYS777E:
ULTRA LOW temperature setting
(on model KEYS777E)
EXTRA LOW temperature setting
(on model KGYS777E)
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Checking Your Vent
Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve maximum drying efficiency and shorten
drying times. Install your dryer in a well-ventilated room where the temperature is always above
45°F (7°C). Also make sure that your dryer is leveled. Refer to your Installation Instructions for more
information.
Venting
wWARNING
2. Use a 4" exhaust hood. Smaller hoods increase
drying times.
4"
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result
in death or fire.
If the dryer is not properly installed and vented, it
will not be covered under the warranty.
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting
will be paid for by the customer, whether it was a
paid installation or self-installed. For paid installation, call the company that installed the vent for
adjustment.
1. Four-inch heavy metal or flexible metal vent must
be used. Do not use
plastic vent or flexible
metal foil vent. Do not
kink or crush flexible
metal vent. It must be
completely extended to
allow adequate exhaust
air to flow. Check vent
4"
after installation. Refer
to your Installation
Instructions for proper
length requirements of vent.
6
4"
3. The exhaust vent can be routed up, down, left,
right, or straight out the
back of the dryer. Space
requirements are listed
in your Installation
Instructions.
Checking Your Vent
Venting (cont.)
4. Use the straightest path possible when routing the
exhaust vent. Avoid 90°
turns, if possible. Allow
room when using
elbows or making turns.
Bend vent gradually to
avoid kinking.
5. Use duct tape to seal all joints. Do not use screws
to secure vent. Lint may
catch on screws.
6. Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use,
but at least every 2 years,
or when installing your
dryer in a new location.
• Disconnect vent from
the dryer and clean one
section at a time until
you reach the exhaust
hood.
• Use the hose attachment on your vacuum,
or a pole or wire with a
feather duster or rag attached, to clean out lint.
• Be sure the flapper on the outside end of vent
moves freely.
• When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the
Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer
for final product check.
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Operating Your Dryer
To get the best dryer results possible, you must use your dryer correctly. This section tells you how to
use your dryer properly and efficiently.
Starting your dryer
wWARNING
3. Set the Temperature selector to the recommended
setting for the type of
fabric being dried.
The cycle descriptions
TEMPE on pages 10-12 include
temperature setting
suggestions.
TEMP
Explosion Hazard
Never place items in the dryer that are
dampened with gasoline or other
flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any
type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a
damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping.
If your dryer has a Consumer Buy Guide, remove it
and place it with this Use and Care Guide.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the
door. Do not pack the
dryer; allow space for
clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the recommended
cycle for the type of load
being dried, as described on pages 10-12.
• Use the Energy
Preferred Automatic
Setting (* ) in the Regular/Heavy cycle to dry
most heavyweight and
mediumweight loads.
8
LOW
4. (OPTIONAL STEP) Set the Cycle Signal selector to
On if you want the dryer
to sound a signal when a
cycle is finished. The
signal is helpful when you
CYCLE SIGNAL
are drying permanent
press, synthetics, and
other items that should
ON
OFF
be removed from the
dryer as soon as it stops.
5. (OPTIONAL STEP) Your dryer has an Extra Care
feature to protect your
clothing from wrinkling
once the dryer stops.
• On models KEYS777E
EXTRA CARE
and KGYS777E, set the
Extra Care selector to Off
if you want the dryer to
OFF
ON
stop after cool-down.
(See page 10.)
Operating Your Dryer
Starting your dryer (cont.)
6. Push the Start Button.
Stopping and restarting your dryer
You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.
To stop your dryer:
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control Knob
to Off.
NOTE: The Cycle Control Knob should point to an
Off area when the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer:
Close the door, select a new cycle and temperature
(if desired), and push the Start Button.
NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically when a
cycle ends.
Selecting the right cycle and temperature setting
The following pages describe the drying cycles
on your dryer. The descriptions include suggested
temperature settings and drying times for various
loads.
Cycle and temperature tips
• Models KEYS777E and KGYS777E have a special
Ultra Low temperature setting that reduces drying
temperatures, providing enhanced fabric care for
delicates and other fine fabrics.
• In both Automatic cycles (Regular/Heavy and
Permanent Press), the FLO-THRU™ Drying
System automatically reduces the heat near
the end of the cycles to prevent overdrying.
• If some types of loads in the cycle descriptions
have more than one suggested temperature
setting, choose the lowest setting available on
your dryer.
• The last few minutes of all cycles are without heat
to make the load cooler to handle.
Drying tips
• Make sure you have selected the correct cycle
and temperature for your load. For example, use
the Towels feature for best drying results with
extra heavy items.
• Always follow care label directions when they are
available.
• Always use fabric softener sheets labeled as
dryer safe and follow package instructions
carefully.
• Remove the load from the dryer as soon as
tumbling stops to reduce wrinkling. This is
especially important for permanent press, knits,
and synthetic fabrics.
9
Operating Your Dryer
Automatic cycles
10
Your dryer has 2 Automatic cycles: Regular/Heavy
and Permanent Press. Both Automatic cycles use
an electronic dryness sensor control that senses the
amount of moisture in the load and shuts off the
dryer when the selected dryness is reached.
The Cycle Control Knob does not move until the
load is almost dry. After the cool-down, the Knob
automatically turns to an Off area and tumbling
stops.
• Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*) in the Regular/Heavy cycle.
• For any Automatic setting, you can choose any
temperature setting you want. Suggested temperature settings are listed below.
• If the load is drier than you like, select a setting
closer to Less Dry the next time you dry a
similar load.
• If the load is not as dry as you like, complete drying
using the Timed Dry cycle (see next page). Select a
setting closer to Very Dry the next time you dry a
similar load.
• The Extra Care feature protects your clothing from
wrinkles if you are unable to unload the dryer within
5 minutes after tumbling stops. The Extra Care
feature tumbles the load without heat every few
minutes up to 40 minutes after the cycle ends.
• On models KEYS777E and KGYS777E, you can
set the Extra Care feature On or Off (see page 8).
If the SELECTRA™ button is set to Off, the Permanent Press cycle ends after cool-down.
• A signal sounds every few minutes when Extra
Care is running. The signal and cycle stop when
you open the dryer door.
Use the Regular/Heavy Automatic cycle for
heavyweight and
mediumweight cotton
VERY DRY
items, such as towels,
TOWELS
linens, bedspreads,
LESS DRY
work clothes, blue
COOL DOWN
jeans, and corduroys.
EXTRA CARE
• Set your Temperature
selector to Hi or Med
OFF
Hi heat.
• Use the Towels feature
when you have large
loads of thick towels to dry. This setting allows for
more drying time and can also be used for extra
heavy items such as mattress pads and quilts.
Use the Permanent Press Automatic cycle for
heavyweight and
mediumweight perma*
nent press items, knits,
and other synthetic
fabrics.
• Set your Temperature
VERY DRY
selector to Hi, Med,
LESS DRY
or Low heat.
OFF
COOL DOWN
EXTRA CARE
Operating Your Dryer
Timed Dry cycles
OFF
Use the Timed Dry cycle to complete drying if some
items are damp after
Automatic drying. The
10
QUICK PRESS 20
Timed Dry cycle is also
IRONING DAMP
40
useful for:
50
• Heavyweight and
60
bulky items, such as
EXTRA DRY
bedspreads and work
RACK DRY
clothes, and large
loads that require a
long drying time. Set
your Temperature
selector to Hi and the Cycle Control Knob for
50 to 70 minutes.
• Lightweight items, such as lingerie, blouses, and
knits that require a short drying time. Set your
Temperature selector to Low, Med Low, or Ultra
Low, and the Cycle Control Knob for 20
to 30 minutes.
• Models KEYS777E and KGYS777E have an Extra
Dry feature to dry large items or items that are
thicker or heavier than a regular load. Set your
Temperature selector to HI for this feature.
• Use the Ironing Damp feature to dry items to damp
level or to dry items that do not require an entire
drying cycle. Examples are heavy cottons, such as
jeans, which you do not want to become stiff, or
cotton clothes that are easier to press when damp.
Set your Temperature selector to Hi.
• The Quick Press feature removes wrinkles from
clothes that have been packed in a suitcase or
closet, or from items not removed from the dryer at
the end of a cycle. As soon as the dryer stops, fold
or put the items on hangers. Set your Temperature
selector to Med Hi or Med Low.
• Models KEYS777E and KGYS777E have a Rack
Dry feature to dry items without tumbling them.
See page 13.
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Operating Your Dryer
Air Tumble cycle
Use the unheated Air Tumble cycle for items that
require drying without
heat. Since this cycle
has no heat, the Temperature selector setting
will have no effect. The
OFF
following chart includes
examples of items that
10
require drying without
20
heat. Use the Air
Tumble cycle or place
the items on a line or
rack to air dry.
• Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
• Always follow care label directions when they are
available.
wWARNING
Fire Hazard
Use Air Tumble cycle or line dry items
listed below.
Do not use heat to dry these items.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death or fire.
TYPE OF LOAD
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS
Foam Rubber – Pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys
• Make sure coverings are securely stitched.
• Shake and fluff pillows by hand several times during the Air
Tumble cycle.
• Make sure pillows are completely dry. Foam rubber pillows
take a long time to dry.
Plastic – Shower curtains, tablecloths
Rubber-backed rugs
Olefin, Polypropylene, Sheer nylon
* Reset cycle as needed to complete drying.
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AIR TUMBLE CYCLE*
(minutes)
20-30
20-30
40-50
10-20
Operating Your Dryer
Using the drying rack
Models KEYS777E and KGYS777E include a drying
rack. On models KEYS677E and KGYS677E, you
can order a drying rack by calling 1-800-422-1230,
from anywhere in the U.S.A. You will hear a recording. Follow the instructions to place an order.
The drying rack lets you dry items without tumbling
them. The rack does not move, but the drum turns.
1. Fit rear legs of the rack into spaces in the back
wall of the dryer. Lower
the front so the legs rest
on the dryer opening.
3. Close the door.
4. Select the Timed Dry cycle and temperature, or
the Air Tumble cycle.
2. Put wet items on top of the rack. Leave space
between the items
so air can reach all
surfaces.
• See chart below for
suggested cycles and
settings for items that
might best be rack
dried. Drying time will
depend on amount of
moisture items hold.
5. Push the Start Button.
NOTE: Make sure nothing hangs over the edge of
the rack.
NOTE: The rack must be removed for normal
tumbling. Automatic cycles do not work with the
drying rack.
CYCLE
TEMPERATURE
TIME*
(minutes)
Wool sweaters
(Block to shape and lay flat on the rack)
Timed Dry
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Cotton or polyester fiber filled)
Timed Dry
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Foam rubber filled)
Air Tumble
None; cycle is unheated.
90
Sneakers or canvas shoes
Air Tumble
None; cycle is unheated.
30-40
RACK DRY
* Reset cycle as needed to complete drying.
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Caring for Your Dryer
Proper care of your dryer can extend its life and help your dryer operate efficiently.
Cleaning the lint screen
Every load cleaning
As needed cleaning
The lint screen is located under a lid on top of the
dryer. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked
by lint can increase drying time.
Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can cause
a residue buildup on the lint screen. This buildup
can cause longer drying times for your clothes, or
cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely dry. You may be able to see this buildup, or
the lint may be falling off the screen because it is
clogged.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every six
months or more frequently if it becomes clogged
due to a residue buildup.
To clean:
1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen towards you.
Use the following method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid
detergent; scrub lint
screen with the brush to
remove residue buildup.
2. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not
rinse or wash screen to
remove lint. Wet lint is
hard to remove.
3. Rinse screen with hot water.
4. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel;
replace in dryer.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and
close the lid.
IMPORTANT:
• Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose,
damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can
cause overheating and damage to both the dryer
and fabrics.
• Some towels made of synthetic fibers and natural
fibers (polyester and cotton blends) may shed
more lint than other towels, causing your dryer’s
lint screen to fill up faster. Be sure to remove lint
from the lint screen before and after drying new
towels.
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Caring for Your Dryer
Lint signal
The lint signal (a whistle tone) indicates excessive
lint is present on your lint screen or it
has a residue buildup. See page 14.
A full lint screen restricts airflow and
reduces drying efficiency. When you
hear the signal, stop the dryer and
clean the lint screen.
NOTE: Clean your lint screen before each load. Do
not wait for the lint signal.
Cleaning the dryer interior
Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as
denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items,
may discolor the dryer interior. These stains are not
harmful to your dryer and will not stain future loads
of clothes. It is helpful to dry unstable dye items
inside out to prevent dye transfer.
To clean dryer drum:
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent
and very warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
OR
Apply a liquid, non-flammable household cleaner to
the stained area and rub with a soft
cloth until all excess dye is removed.
wWARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum.
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Caring for Your Dryer
Changing the drum light
Your dryer’s drum light may be one of 2 types, as
shown. The dryer light automatically turns on inside
the dryer drum when you open the door.
wWARNING
Fire Hazard
Replace light bulb cover before
operating dryer.
Failure to do so can result in death or fire.
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To change drum light type 1:
To change drum light type 2:
1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect the electricity
leading to the dryer at the main power supply.
2. Open the dryer door. Remove the light bulb cover
from the back wall
of the dryer by turning
the cover clockwise.
1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect the electricity
leading to the dryer at the main power supply.
2. Open the dryer door. Remove the light bulb cover
from the back wall of the
dryer by removing the
screw located in the
lower right corner of
the cover.
3. Remove the light bulb by turning it
counterclockwise.
4. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb only.
5. Replace the light bulb cover and lock in place
by turning counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb by turning it
counterclockwise.
4. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt appliance
bulb only.
5. Replace the light bulb cover.
6. Reconnect power supply.
6. Reconnect power supply.
Caring for Your Dryer
Removing accumulated lint from inside
the dryer cabinet
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel
for fire. Lint should be removed every two to
three years, or more often, depending on dryer
usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified
person. If you have any questions or comments,
please call our Consumer Assistance Center at
1-800-422-1230 from anywhere in the U.S.A.
wWARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before cleaning.
Replace all panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Unplug dryer or turn off power supply.
2. Remove rear panel.
3. Remove any lint using a vacuum cleaner or soft
brush. Avoid damaging wires and thermostats.
4. Replace rear panel.
Heater box
Thermostats
Dryer with rear panel removed
5. Open lint screen lid. Remove 2 screws from
lint screen area.
6. Open top by pulling forward and up at each front
corner (see illustration). Rest raised top against
wall behind dryer (top is hinged at rear).
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Caring for Your Dryer
Removing accumulated lint from inside
the dryer cabinet (cont.)
7. Remove 2 internal screws from front panel
flanges (near top front corners). Lift front panel
slightly, lifting off lower clips (see lower clip inset
of illustration below). Slowly pull front panel
forward, disengaging panel from drum. (Drum
will drop slightly.)
8. Move front panel aside and rest edge against
side of dryer. Avoid disconnecting wire clips
(see wire clips inset of illustration below) or
damaging wires.
9. Remove any lint using a vacuum cleaner or soft
brush.
Motor
Burner
(gas models only)
Dryer with front panel removed
10. Reassemble in reverse order. Before closing the
top, check the following:
– Drum seal must be flared out (see drum seal
insets of illustration) and properly positioned
against panel at back of drum. Rotate drum
counterclockwise one full turn to check
drum seal.
– Belt should be centered and tight on dryer
drum.
– Wire clip retainer, which holds the door switch
wires, must be secured to top of front panel
(see wire clips inset of illustration) and along
top edge of side panel. Door wires must not
touch drum when dryer is operating.
11. Replace top panel and lint screen screws. Top
and front panels must be securely in place
before operating dryer.
12. Level the dryer if necessary.
13. Plug in dryer or turn on power supply.
Drum
Seal
Drum
Seal
right
wrong
side
panel
front
panel
OR
Wire clips
Lower
clip
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Troubleshooting
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following list for
common laundry problems and the next page for common dryer problems. If you need further
assistance, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 21.
NOTE: In the following list, the most common laundry problems are listed first.
Common laundry problems
Problem ...
Cause ...
Slow drying or clothes still wet
• Incorrect cycle or temperature setting selected.
• Full or clogged lint screen. (See page 14.)
• Exhaust vent clogged, restricted, or too long. (See pages 6-7 and
Installation Instructions.)
• Dryer not level to allow for clothes contacting the electronic
dryness sensor. (See page 10.)
• Dryer located in room with temperature below 45° (7°C).
• Load too large and bulky to dry quickly.
• Drying heavy fabrics (denim, towels) with light fabrics (synthetics,
permanent press).
• Fabric softener sheet blocking exhaust grill inside dryer drum.
Lint
• Full lint screen. (See page 14.)
• Load not properly sorted.
• Overdrying, especially synthetic fabrics that cause lint-attracting
static electricity.
• Load size too big or heavy.
• Tissue or paper left in pockets.
• Pilling (surface fuzz caused by normal wear and laundering)
attracts lint.
Static electricity
• Overdrying.
• Dryer fabric softener improperly used. See package directions.
• Load includes synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press, and
knit fabrics that build up static electricity.
Wrinkling
• Overloading.
• Overdrying, especially permanent press and synthetic fabrics.
• Large items balling or rolling up.
• Clothes left in dryer at end of cycle.
Shrinking
• Overdrying.
• Fabric or garment is not designed for tumble drying.
• Dryer settings incorrect for fabric type.
• Care label instructions not followed.
Greasy spots/stains
• Dryer fabric softener improperly used. Do not add to a warm load.
• Drying soiled items.
Color change
• Drying dark colors with light colors.
• Drying colorfast colors with non-colorfast colors.
Garment damage
• Zippers, snaps, and hooks left open.
• Strings and sashes not tied to prevent tangling.
• Care label instructions not followed.
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Troubleshooting
Common dryer problems
1. Dryer will not start.
3. No heat
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the
supply line? Also, some dryers may
have an internal gas valve.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
▼
▼
For electric dryers, have you blown a
fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Electric dryers use 2 household fuses
(or breakers). The drum may be turning
but you may not have heat.
Are the controls set in a ON position?
▼
Did you firmly push the Start Button?
▼
Is the power cord plugged in?
▼
4. Noises
Does lint screen need to be cleaned
(lint alert)?
If the dryer hasn’t been used for awhile,
there may be a thumping sound during
the first few minutes of operation.
If noises continue, call the Consumer Assistance
Center.
5. Odor
Have you blown a fuse or tripped the
circuit breaker? Electric dryers use
2 household fuses or breakers.
When operating a new dryer, the new
electric heating element may have an
odor.
Are household chemical odors being
drawn into dryer? Proper ventilation
must be used if painting or staining near the dryer.
2. Lint accumulation in hood or exhaust
vent, or extended drying times.
Is lint screen full?
▼
Is exhaust vent or outside exhaust
hood clogged with lint? Refer to
venting section on pages 6-7.
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NOTE: Store and use paints, varnishes, etc. away
from your dryer whenever possible.
If you still have problems, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 21.
Requesting Assistance or Service
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 19 and 20. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow these instructions.
If you need assistance or service
Call the KitchenAid Consumer Assistance
Center toll free:
1-800-422-1230.
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model and serial number
of your appliance (see page 2). This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
We will provide you with:
• Use and maintenance procedures.
• Installation information.
• Features and specifications on our full line of
appliances.
• Accessory and repair parts sales.
• Do-it-yourself repair help.
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking,
hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.).
• Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors.
KitchenAid service technicians are trained
to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the authorized KitchenAid service
company in your area, you can also look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages.
If you need replacement parts …
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use factory authorized parts.
These parts will fit right and work right, because
they are made with the same precision used to
build every new KITCHENAID® appliance. To locate
factory authorized replacement parts in your area,
call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number or your nearest authorized service center.
For further assistance …
If you need further assistance, you can write to
KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
If the dealer, authorized servicer, and KitchenAid have
failed to resolve your problem, you can contact the
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the
major appliance industry. MACAP will in turn inform us
of your action.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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Notes
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Index
This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page
number.
TOPIC
PAGE
TOPIC
PAGE
AIR TUMBLE CYCLE ................................................. 12
LINE DRYING ............................................................ 12
ASSISTANCE ............................................................ 21
LINT
Screen..................................................................... 14
Removal .................................................................. 17
Signal ...................................................................... 15
AUTOMATIC CYCLES
Regular/Heavy ........................................................ 10
Permanent Press .................................................... 10
QUICK PRESS FEATURE ......................................... 11
CARE/CLEANING
Dryer interior ........................................................... 15
Lint screen .............................................................. 14
RACK DRY
Feature .................................................................... 11
Using ....................................................................... 13
CHOOSING LOAD SIZES ..................................... 8-12
SELECTING CYCLE/SETTING ............................. 9-12
CYCLES ................................................................. 9-12
SERVICE ................................................................... 21
DRUM LIGHT ............................................................. 16
START BUTTON .......................................................... 9
DRYER
Features .................................................................... 5
Restarting.................................................................. 9
Safety .................................................................... 3-4
Starting ...................................................................... 8
Stopping .................................................................... 9
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR ................................ 8-12
TIMED DRY CYCLES
Ironing Damp .......................................................... 11
Quick Press ............................................................. 11
Rack Dry ...........................................................11, 13
DRYING
Cycles ................................................................. 9-12
Rack ........................................................................ 13
TOWELS FEATURE .................................................. 10
END OF CYCLE SIGNAL ............................................ 8
TROUBLESHOOTING
Dryer problems ....................................................... 20
Laundry problems ................................................... 19
ENERGY PREFERRED SETTING ........................ 8, 10
WARRANTY ............................................................... 24
EXTRA CARE FEATURE .......................................... 10
IRONING DAMP FEATURE....................................... 11
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Dryer Warranty
LENGTH OF
WARRANTY
KITCHENAID
WILL PAY FOR
KITCHENAID
WILL NOT PAY FOR
TWO YEAR FULL
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
Replacement parts and repair labor
costs to correct defects in materials
or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized
KitchenAid servicing outlet.
THIRD THROUGH
FIFTH YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
Replacement parts for any electrical
element on electric models or any
burner on gas models to correct
defects in materials or workmanship.
Replacement of the motor due to
defects in materials and workmanship.
Replacement parts for SELECTRA™
controls if defective in materials or
workmanship.
THIRD THROUGH
TENTH YEAR
LIMITED WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
Replacement parts for the dryer
drum if it rusts due to defects in
materials or workmanship.
Replacement parts for the dryer
top/cabinet assembly should any sign
of rust appear due to defects in
materials or workmanship.
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dryer,
including venting. Heavy four-inch
metal exhaust vent must be used.
Refer to the venting section of this
manual and your Installation
Instructions.
2. Instruct you how to use the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct
house wiring.
4. Correct house plumbing.
B. Repairs when dryer is used in other
than normal home use.
C. Damage resulting from accident,
alteration, misuse, abuse, improper
installation (including, but not limited
to, venting with plastic or flexible foil),
or installation not in accordance with
local electrical or plumbing codes.
D. Any labor costs during limited
warranties.
E. Replacement parts or repair labor
costs for units operated outside the
United States.
F. Pickup and delivery. This product is
designed to be repaired in the home.
G. Repairs to parts or systems caused
by unauthorized modifications made
to the appliance.
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KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this
exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have
other rights which may vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
KitchenAid dealer.
If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. In the
U.S.A., call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-422-1230.
KitchenAid
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 U.S.A.
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PART NO. 3405630 Rev. A
CARD NO. 2195265
© 1996 KitchenAid
® Registered Trademark of KitchenAid, U.S.A
10/96
Printed in U.S.A.
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