PRO LINE® FRONT-LOADING ELECTRIC DRYER Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230 or visit our website at... www.kitchenaid.com Table of Contents............................................................................................................ 2 3957654 TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................4 Tools and Parts ............................................................................4 Options .........................................................................................4 Location Requirements ................................................................5 Electrical Requirements ...............................................................6 Make Electrical Connection .........................................................8 Venting Requirements................................................................13 Plan Vent System .......................................................................14 Install Vent System.....................................................................15 Connect Vent..............................................................................15 Level Dryer .................................................................................15 Complete Installation .................................................................15 DRYER USE ..................................................................................16 Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................16 Stopping Your Dryer ..................................................................17 Pausing or Restarting.................................................................17 2 Control Locked...........................................................................17 Drying and Cycle Tips ................................................................17 Status Display.............................................................................17 Cycles .........................................................................................18 Additional Features ....................................................................19 Temperature ...............................................................................19 Drying Rack ................................................................................19 DRYER CARE...............................................................................20 Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................20 Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................20 Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................21 Cleaning the Dryer Exterior ........................................................21 Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................21 Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................21 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................22 ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................23 WARRANTY ..................................................................................24 DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions. DANGER You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. WARNING All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. 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 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 that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, drycleaning solvents, or 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 rubber-like 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 vent should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel. See installation instructions for grounding requirements. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ■ Tools and Parts Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. ■ Flat-blade screwdriver ■ #3 Phillips screwdriver ■ ⁹⁄₁₆" (14 mm) open-end wrench (for adjusting dryer feet) ■ Level ■ Wire stripper (direct wire installations) ■ Vent clamps ■ Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) ■ Tin snips (new vent installations) ■ ¼" nut driver (recommended) ■ Tape measure ■ Wood block (for adjusting dryer feet) Parts Supplied Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts were included. A B C For close-clearance installations between 33" (83.8 cm) and 38" (96.5 cm), see “Plan Vent System” section for venting requirements. 38" (96.5 cm) Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. For further information, please refer to the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual. Options Pedestal Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You may purchase a pedestal separately for this dryer. This pedestal will add about 11" (27.9 cm) to the height of your dryer for a total height of approximately 53" (134.6 cm). For a garage installation, you will need to place the pedestal at least 7" (17.8 cm) above the floor. A. Door handle B. Plastic washers (2) C. Screws (2) Remove Decorative Mat Remove the optional decorative mat (included) from the top of the dryer and set aside. Attach Door Handle 1. Insert the 2 screws through the holes in the door. 2. Place the plastic washers onto the screws. 3. Attach the handle by hand tightening the screws, first the top then the bottom. Optional pedestal To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual. Ask for Part Number LAV2701RSS. Door Reversal Kit Would you like to change your dryer door swing from a right-side opening to a left-side opening? To do so, you will need to purchase a Door Reversal Kit. To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual. Ask for Part Number 8182652. 4. Push the handle against the door. Using a Phillips screwdriver, tighten the screws. NOTE: Do not overtighten. Parts needed Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting. See “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements” before purchasing parts. 4 Location Requirements WARNING Dryer Dimensions 57" (144.8 cm) 42"** (106.7 cm) Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. 33"* (83.8 cm) You will need ■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.” ■ A separate 30 amp circuit. ■ If you are using a power supply cord, a grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.” ■ A sturdy floor to support the total dryer weight of 250 lbs (113.4 kg). The combined weight of accessories, clothes loads and companion appliances should also be considered. ■ ■ 27" (68.6 cm) *Includes the door handle. **Includes the feet extended 1" (2.5 cm). The optional decorative mat (included) will add approximately ½" (1.3 cm) to the height. NOTE: Most installations require a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting Requirements.” Recommended installation spacing for custom undercounter installation, dryer only A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire dryer. Clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is not level. 1" (2.5 cm) For a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer at least 18" (46 cm) above the floor. If using a pedestal, you will need an additional 7" (17.8 cm). Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an automatic cycle. This can result in longer drying times. The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather. Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes or sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector. Installation spacing 42" min. (106.7 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) 27" (68.6 cm) Recommended installation spacing for recessed or closet installation, with or without a pedestal ■ For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top and bottom of the door are required. Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are acceptable. 3"* (7.6 cm) The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this dryer. This dryer has been tested for spacing of 0" (0 cm) clearance on the sides, front and rear. Recommended spacing should be considered for the following reasons: ■ The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. ■ 48 in.2* (310 cm2) Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. ■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and floor moldings. ■ Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the dryer to reduce noise transfer. ■ Companion appliance spacing should also be considered. 1" (2.5 cm) 24 in.2* (155 cm2) 1" (2.5 cm) 3"* (7.6 cm) 33" 1" 27" 5" 1" (68.6 cm) (2.5 cm) (2.5 cm) (83.8 cm) (12.7 cm) A B C A. Front view B. Side view - closet or confined area C. Closet door with vents NOTE: This dryer cannot be stacked on the washer. *Required spacing 5 Recommended installation spacing for cabinet installation, with or without a pedestal ■ For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top of the cabinet are required. 7"* (17.8 cm) 7"* (17.8 cm) Electrical Requirements It is your responsibility ■ To contact a qualified electrical installer. ■ To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations. A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269. ■ To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit. ■ Do not use an extension cord. ■ If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate. 1" 27" 1" 1" 33" 5" (2.5 cm) (68.6 cm) (2.5 cm) (12.7 cm) (88.8 cm) (2.5 cm) A B C A. Front view B. Side view C. Cabinet with vents *Required spacing Mobile home - Additional installation requirements This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: ■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer. ■ 6 Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer exhaust opening. Electrical Connection To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions provided for it here. ■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire is permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire) within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical supply connection, the neutral ground wire must be removed from the external ground conductor screw (green screw), and secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block. When the neutral ground wire is secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor. ■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection” section. ■ A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the appliance is installed in a location where grounding through the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductors. If using a power supply cord: Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain: ■ A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated 120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends. ■ A UL listed strain relief. If connecting by direct wire: Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) and be: ■ Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable (with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All current-carrying wires must be insulated. ■ 10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum). ■ At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long. If your outlet looks like this: GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ■ 4-wire receptacle (14-30R) Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have four 10-gauge copper wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 14-30R. The ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover. If your outlet looks like this: 3-wire receptacle (10-30R) Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have three 10-gauge copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R. For a grounded, cord-connected dryer: This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. ■ For a permanently connected dryer: This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dryer. WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service representative or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power supply cord: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 7 Make Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord Direct Wire WARNING WARNING Fire Hazard Fire Hazard Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. Use a UL listed strain relief. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector. Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector. Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining 2 terminals (gold). Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining 2 terminals (gold). Securely tighten all electrical connections. Securely tighten all electrical connections. Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. 1. Disconnect power. 4. Install strain relief. Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief WARNING ■ Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 2. Position the dryer so that the rear of the dryer is within 4 ft (1.2 m) of its final location. 3. Remove the hold-down screws and terminal block cover. Remove the screws from a ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp sections into the hole below the terminal block opening so that one tab is pointing toward you and the other is pointing away from you, and hold in place. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold the two clamp sections together. A B C D D A B C A. Neutral ground wire B. External ground conductor screw C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw D. Terminal block cover and hold-down screws 8 A. Strain relief tab pointing up B. Hole below terminal block opening C. Clamp section D. Strain relief tab pointing down ■ Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not further tighten strain relief screws at this point. Electrical Connection Options If your home has: And you will be connecting to: Go to Section 4-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 14-30R) A UL listed, 120/ 240 volt minimum, 30-amp, dryer power supply cord* 4-wire connection: Power supply cord 4-wire direct A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 4-wire connection: Direct Wire 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) A UL listed, 120/ 240 volt minimum, 30-amp, dryer power supply cord* 3-wire connection: Power supply cord 3-wire direct A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 3-wire connection: Direct Wire 5" (12.7 cm) Style 2: Direct wire strain relief ■ Unscrew the removable conduit connector and any screws from a ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief through the hole below the terminal block opening. Reaching inside the terminal block opening, screw the removable conduit connector onto the strain relief threads. 3¹⁄₂" (8.9 cm) *If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet-ground conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire connection” section. 4-wire connection: Power supply cord A B C A. Removable conduit connector B. Hole below terminal block opening C. Strain relief threads ■ Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screw against the direct wire cable. IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. B F A C D E G A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R) B. 4-prong plug C. Ground prong D. Neutral prong E. Spade terminals with upturned ends F. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief G. Ring terminals 5. Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection: 4-wire (recommended) 3-wire (if 4-wire is not available) 9 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 4-wire connection: Direct wire B IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 5" (12.7 cm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving bare ground wire at 5" (12.7 cm). Cut 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) from 3 remaining wires. Strip insulation back 1" (2.5 cm). Shape ends of wires into a hook shape. C D A E A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw, as shown. 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. C D E A B 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and place the hooked end (hook facing right) of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct wire cable under the center screw of the terminal block. Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screw. B F A. External ground conductor screw B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord C. Neutral ground wire D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw E. Neutral wire (white or center wire) F. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 4. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 5. Tighten strain relief screws. 10 C D A E A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw. C C B D A E B D A F E A. External ground conductor screw B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord C. Neutral ground wire D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw E. Neutral wire (white or center wire) F. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 4. Place the hooked ends of the other direct wire cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 5. Tighten strain relief screw. 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 3-wire connection: Power supply cord A A. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) B. 3-wire plug C. Neutral prong D. Spade terminals with up turned ends E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief F. Ring terminals G. Neutral (white or center wire) 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 6. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 3-wire connection: Direct wire Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. E B D C A. External ground conductor screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief G F Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 3¹⁄₂" (8.9 cm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip insulation back 1" (2.5 cm). Use a 3-wire cable with ground wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Shape ends of wires into a hook shape. 1 11 When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw, as shown. Optional 3-wire connection Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. B C C A D B E A D F E A. External ground conductor screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 3. Place the hooked ends of the other direct wire cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screw. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 6. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 12 A. External ground conductor screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral ground wire D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief F. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground conductor screw to an adequate ground. 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Venting Requirements WARNING ■ Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance. ■ Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or floors. Elbows 45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows. 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. Good WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS. IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances. The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling or a concealed space of a building. Better Clamps Use clamps to seal all joints. ■ ■ Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the duct. Do not use duct tape. If using an existing vent system ■ Clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint. ■ Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid metal vent. ■ Review Vent system charts. Modify existing vent system if necessary to achieve the best drying performance. Clamp Exhaust Recommended hood styles are shown here. B If this is a new vent system A Vent material ■ Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent. ■ 4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended. 4" (10.2 cm) 4" (10.2 cm) A. Louvered hood style B. Box hood style The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable. 4" (10.2 cm) 4" 10.2 cm 4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For more information, see the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual. Rigid metal vent ■ For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended. ■ Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and kinking. Flexible metal vent ■ Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for cleaning and the total length does not exceed 8 ft (2.4 m). ■ Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when the dryer is in its final location. 2½" (6.4 cm) ■ An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and insects from entering the home. ■ Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.). ■ Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch. Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect indoors, which may result in: Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpets, etc. Housecleaning problems and health problems. 13 Plan Vent System Choose your exhaust installation type Determine vent path Recommended exhaust installations ■ This dryer vents from the rear of the dryer. B Select the route that will provide the straightest and most direct path outdoors. ■ Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns. ■ When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible. ■ Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. ■ Use the fewest 90° turns possible. C A D E F G Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance H A. Dryer B. Elbow C. Wall D. Exhaust hood E. Clamps ■ F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows H. Exhaust outlet Use one of the following Vent system charts to determine type of vent material and hood combinations acceptable to use. NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the Vent system charts. Exhaust systems longer than those specified will: Alternate installations for close clearances ■ Shorten the life of the dryer. Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. One close-clearance installation is shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Refer to Vent system chart 2 for vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance. ■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage. The Vent system charts provide venting requirements that will help to achieve the best drying performance. Vent system chart 1 - rigid metal vent only Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow) NOTE: The following kit for close clearance alternate installations is available for purchase. Please see the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual to order. ■ Over-the-Top Installation: Part Number 4396028 Special provisions for mobile home installations The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside. 14 Number of 90º turns or elbows Type of vent Box or louvered hoods Angled hoods 0 Rigid metal 174 ft (53.0 m) 168 ft (51.2 m) 1 Rigid metal 164 ft (50.0 m) 158 ft (48.0 m) 2 Rigid metal 154 ft (46.9 m) 148 ft (45.1 m) 3 Rigid metal 145 ft (44.2 m) 139 ft (42.4 m) 4 Rigid metal 137 ft (41.8 m) 131 ft (39.9 m) Vent system chart 2 - rigid metal vent used with a maximum of 8 ft (2.4 m) flexible metal vent Number of 90º turns or elbows Type of vent Box or louvered hoods Angled hoods 0 Rigid metal 144 ft (43.9 m) 138 ft (42.1 m) 1 Rigid metal 134 ft (40.8 m) 128 ft (39.0 m) 2 Rigid metal 125 ft (38.1 m) 119 ft (36.3 m) 3 Rigid metal 117 ft (35.7 m) 111 ft (33.8 m) Install Vent System WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 1. Position the dryer so that the rear of the dryer is within 4 ft (1.2 m) of its final location. 2. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around exhaust hood. 3. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp. 4. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible. See “Determine vent path” in “Plan Vent System.” Avoid 90º turns. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the vent to secure vent. Connect Vent 1. Using a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet and inside the exhaust hood. Check that the vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp. 2. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent. Level Dryer All four dryer feet were preset to the same height at the factory. 1. Using a ⁹⁄₁₆" (14 mm) open-end wrench, verify that the nuts on the two rear preset feet are tightened against the cabinet. 2. Slide the dryer to its final location. 3. Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back. Complete Installation 1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. 2. Check that you have all of your tools. 3. Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not crushed or kinked. 4. Check that the dryer is level. See “Level Dryer.” 5. For power supply cord installation, plug into a grounded outlet. For direct wire installation, turn on power. 6. Remove any protective film or tape remaining on the dryer. 7. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials. 8. Set the decorative mat in place on top of the dryer, if desired. NOTE: Check that the top of the dryer and the bottom of the mat are clean. 9. Read “Dryer Use.” 10. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. 11. Set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air cycle) for 20 minutes and start the dryer. If the dryer will not start, check the following: ■ Controls are set in a running or “On” position. ■ Start button has been pushed firmly. ■ Dryer is plugged into a grounded outlet and/or electrical supply is on. ■ Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has not tripped. ■ Dryer door is closed. 12. When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the dryer door and feel for heat. If you feel heat, cancel cycle and close the door. If you do not feel heat, turn off the dryer and check the following: ■ There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still no heat, contact a qualified technician. NOTE: You may notice a burning odor when the dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away. 4. If the dryer is not level, move the dryer slightly away from the wall and first prop the front with a wood block and adjust the feet as necessary; then prop the back and adjust feet as necessary. Repeat this step until dryer is level. 5. After the dryer is level, use a ⁹⁄₁₆" (14 mm) open-end wrench to turn the nuts on the feet tightly against the dryer cabinet. 15 DRYER USE Starting Your Dryer WARNING WARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance. Follow these basic steps to start your dryer. Please refer to specific sections of this manual for more detailed information. 1. Clean lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.” 2. Place laundry into dryer and shut door. 3. Select either an Automatic or Manual cycle by pressing the desired cycle button. The preset settings and drying time for the chosen cycle will be displayed. To use an Automatic Cycle ■ Select an Automatic Cycle. ■ Select DRYNESS LEVEL to adjust how dry you want the load. As the cycle runs, the control senses the dryness of the load and adjusts the time automatically for the selected dryness level. To make changes during an Automatic Cycle: ■ 16 Press PAUSE/CANCEL once. Fire Hazard No washer can completely remove oil. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils). Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. ■ Adjust Dryness Level. NOTE: Dryness Level selections can only be made while using Automatic Cycles. Selecting More or Less automatically adjusts the preset drying time needed. To use a Manual Cycle ■ Select a Manual Cycle. ■ Press the plus (+) or minus (-) key until the desired drying time is displayed. Press plus (+) or minus (-) and the time will change by 1-minute intervals. Press and hold plus (+) or minus (-) and the time will change by 5-minute intervals. NOTE: The plus (+) or minus (-) features can be used only with Manual Cycles. ■ Press TEMP until the desired temperature illuminates. NOTE: During a Manual Cycle, you can change the settings for Time, Temperature, Extra Care and Cycle End Tone signal. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to stop the dryer and clear the settings. Select another cycle or option. 4. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, set the Cycle End Tone signal. Select LOUD or SOFT to alert you when a cycle ends. 5. Press and hold START for approximately 3 seconds until dryer starts. Be sure the door is closed. ■ If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of selecting the cycle, the dryer automatically shuts off. ■ ■ 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. ■ Avoid drying heavy work clothes with lighter fabrics. This could cause overdrying of lighter fabrics, leading to increased shrinkage or wrinkling. Cycle tips ■ Dry most loads using the preset cycle settings. ■ Refer to the Automatic or Manual Preset Cycle Settings chart (in the “Cycles” section) for a guide to drying various loads. If you wish to end your drying cycle after pressing Start, press PAUSE/CANCEL twice. ■ Drying temperature and Dryness Level are preset when you choose an Automatic Cycle. You can choose a different dryness level, depending on your load by pressing the DRYNESS LEVEL button to select MORE or LESS. ■ If you wish to adjust the cycle length of a Manual Cycle, you must press plus (+) or minus (-) buttons. Adjust the temperature of a Manual Cycle by pressing TEMP until the desired temperature is selected. Stopping Your Dryer To stop your dryer at any time Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice or open the door. Pausing or Restarting NOTE: You cannot choose a Dryness Level with Manual Cycles. To pause the dryer at any time Open the door or press PAUSE/CANCEL once. Status Display To restart the dryer Close the door. Press and hold START until dryer starts. NOTE: Drying will continue from where the cycle was interrupted if you close the door and press Start within 5 minutes. If the cycle is interrupted for more than 5 minutes, the dryer will shut off. Select new cycle settings before restarting the dryer. Messages on the status display help you to follow the progress of your dryer. Control Locked This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Control Locked feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation. To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is running: Press and hold the DRY RACK button for 3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Control Locked icon is displayed in the status window. The icon is located next to the Dry Rack button and will illuminate when control locked. ■ When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to turn the control on before activating the Control Locked feature. Wet WET is displayed at the beginning of the Automatic or Manual Cycle if a wet item is detected. ■ In an Automatic Cycle, if a wet item is not detected after 5 minutes, the dryer goes directly into Cool Down. COOL DOWN will be displayed, along with EXTRA CARE, if selected. ■ In a Manual Cycle, if a wet item is not detected, the dryer will continue to run for the length of time selected, but WET will not be displayed. Damp To unlock: Press and hold the DRY RACK button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off. NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can be stopped by pressing the PAUSE/CANCEL button, but can’t be restarted until the control is unlocked. Drying and Cycle Tips DAMP is displayed if the load has reached the damp dry level. NOTE: DAMP will not be displayed with Manual Cycles. Cool Down COOL DOWN is displayed during the cool down part of the cycle. Laundry cools for ease in handling. Cycle Complete Select the correct cycle and dryness level or temperature for your load. If an Automatic Cycle is running, the display shows the estimated cycle time when your dryer is automatically sensing the dryness level of your load. If a Manual Cycle is running, the display shows the exact number of minutes remaining in the cycle. Cool Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few minutes of all cycles. Cool Down makes the loads easier to handle and reduces wrinkling. The length of the Cool Down depends on the load size and dryness level. CYCLE COMPLETE is displayed when a drying cycle is finished. If the Extra Care feature is selected, EXTRA CARE will also be displayed. The Cycle Complete display turns off 1 hour after the end of a drying cycle, when PAUSE/CANCEL is pressed, or when the door is opened. If the Extra Care feature is selected, the Cycle Complete display will remain on 1 hour after the Extra Care cycle stops. Drying tips EXTRA CARE is displayed when this option is selected. This display stays on with the Cycle Complete display. See “Addtional Features.” ■ Follow care label directions when they are available. Extra Care 17 Check Lint Screen Delicate The Check Lint Screen display reminds you to check the lint screen. CHECK LINT SCREEN is displayed when the machine is turned on. The message turns off when the lint screen is opened and cleaned, Start is pressed, or after 5 minutes have elapsed. Use this cycle to get Low heat for drying synthetic fabrics, washable knit fabrics and no-iron finishes. Extra Delicate Use this cycle to get Extra Low heat to gently dry items such as lingerie, exercise wear or sheer curtains. Control Locked A lock icon will be displayed in the Status window when this option is enabled. Automatic Preset Cycle Settings Indicator lights Automatic Cycles Load Type Temp. Time* (Minutes) WHITE/COTTON Towels, sheets, work clothes High 41 HEAVY DUTY Heavyweight mixed loads, bulky items High 44 NORMAL/CASUAL Corduroys, permanent press Medium 36 Low 32 Insert Dry Rack DELICATE Lingerie, blouses After selecting the Dry Rack cycle, if no drying rack is in the dryer, the machine will beep three times and INSERT DRY RACK will be displayed. EXTRA DELICATE Exercise wear, sheer curtains, lace Extra Low 22 Other indicator lights on the control panel show Cycle, Temperature and Cycle End Tone settings selected. The Status display shows the estimated or actual time remaining in a cycle. Insert Lint Screen If the lint screen is opened while the dryer is running, the dryer will pause and the message INSERT LINT SCREEN will be displayed. Once the lint screen is inserted, PRESS START will be displayed. Cycles *Estimated Time with Automatic Level (Normal) setting. Select the drying cycle that matches the type of load you are drying. See Automatic or Manual Preset Cycle Settings charts. MANUAL CYCLES Use Manual Cycles to select a specific amount of drying time and a drying temperature. When a Manual Cycle is selected, the Estimated Time Remaining display shows the actual time remaining in your cycle. You can change the actual time in the cycle by pressing plus (+) or minus (-). See “Starting Your Dryer.” Timed Dry Use this cycle to complete drying if items are still damp after an Automatic Cycle. Timed Dry is also useful for drying heavyweight and bulky items such as bedspreads and work clothes. Touch Up Use this cycle to help smooth out wrinkles from such items as clothes packed in a suitcase or items wrinkled from being left in the dryer too long. Rapid Dry Use this cycle for drying small loads or loads that need a short drying time. AUTOMATIC CYCLES Automatic Cycles allow you to match the cycle to the load you are drying. See the following “Automatic Preset Cycle Settings” chart. Each cycle dries certain fabrics at the recommended temperature. A sensor detects the moisture in the load and automatically adjusts the drying time for optimal drying. White/Cotton Use this cycle to get High heat for cotton towels, sheets or work clothes. Heavy Duty Use this cycle to get High heat for heavyweight mixed loads, as well as bulky items including bedspreads. Normal/Casual Use this cycle to get Medium heat for drying sturdy fabrics such as sport shirts, casual business clothes and permanent press blends. 18 Dry Rack Use this cycle with the drying rack to dry clothes without tumbling. See “Drying Rack.” Manual Preset Cycle Settings Temperature Manual Cycles Load Type Temp. Default Time (Minutes) TIMED DRY Heavyweight, bulky items, bedspreads, work clothes High 40 TOUCH UP Remove wrinkles Medium 20 RAPID DRY Small loads Medium 27 DRY RACK Dry without tumbling Low* 60 Use these settings to select temperatures for the Manual Cycles. Press the TEMP key until the desired temperature setting glows. Temperature settings cannot be used with the Automatic Cycles. *Use Air Only for items that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics. Additional Features Extra Care Extra Care helps keep wrinkles from forming when you cannot unload the dryer promptly at the end of a cycle. During this option, the dryer stops tumbling and then tumbles again for a brief period. A signal will sound periodically when the Extra Care feature is on, if the Cycle End Tone option is selected. ■ Press Extra Care to get up to 2.5 hours of heat-free, periodic tumbling at the end of a cycle. ■ Stop Extra Care at any time by pressing Extra Care or opening the dryer door. ■ For the Normal/Casual Automatic Cycle, Extra Care is preset to on. The other Automatic Cycles will retain the Extra Care setting. For example, if you select Extra Care in the Delicate cycle, Extra Care will be on the next time you select the Delicate cycle. NOTE: If you do not select Extra Care, the dryer stops after cool down. Cycle End Tone If the Cycle End Tone option is selected, a signal will sound when a cycle is complete. If the Extra Care feature is selected, the signal sounds every few minutes. The signal stops when you open the door. Press the CYCLE END TONE key to select a Soft or Loud signal or to turn the signal off. Air Only Use Air Only for items that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics.This table shows examples of items that can be dried using Air Only. Type of Load Time* (Minutes) Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys 20 - 30 Plastic - Shower curtains, tablecloths 20 - 30 Rubber-backed rugs 40 - 50 Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon 10 - 20 *Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed. When using Air Only ■ Check that coverings are securely stitched. ■ Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during the cycle. ■ Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry. NOTE: Air Only is not available with Automatic Cycles. Drying Rack The drying rack is useful for drying items you would not necessarily want to tumble dry or that you would normally line dry (for example, sweaters). The drying rack can be used only with the Dry Rack cycle. During this cycle, the dryer drum will not rotate. To use the drying rack 1. Open dryer door. B A Sound System The WHISPER QUIET™ sound insulation system helps to maintain a quiet home environment during dryer operation. NOTE: If you do not load clothes properly, the quiet operation of your dryer could be affected. C A. Front feet B. Back wire C. Locator tabs 19 2. Place drying rack inside dryer drum, positioning the back wire on the ledge of the inner dryer back panel. Push down on front feet of drying rack, at the same time, aligning the locator tabs with the locator indentations in the dryer drum. DRYER CARE Cleaning the Dryer Location Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. A WARNING B C A. Dryer back panel B. Locator tabs C. Locator indentations (inside dryer drum) Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. 3. Put the wet items on top of the rack. Leave space between the items so air can reach all the surfaces. NOTE: Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the rack. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Cleaning the Lint Screen Every load cleaning 4. Close the door. 5. Select Dry Rack cycle. Items containing foam, rubber or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using the Air Only temperature setting. 6. You must select a time by pressing the MANUAL DRY TIME (- or +) buttons. Reset time as needed to complete drying. Refer to the following table. 7. Press and hold START button (about 1 second). NOTE: You must remove rack for normal tumbling. Do not use automatic cycles with the drying rack. This chart shows examples of items that can be rack dried and the suggested temperature setting and drying time. Actual drying time will depend on the amount of moisture items hold. Rack Dry Temp. Time* Wool Sweaters Low Block to shape and lay flat on the rack 60 Stuffed toys or pillows Cotton or polyester fiber filled Low 60 Stuffed toys or pillows Foam rubber filled Air Only (no heat) 90 Sneakers or canvas shoes Air Only (no heat) 90 2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place. 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. ■ *(Minutes) Reset time to complete drying, if needed. 20 The lint screen is located on the front of the dryer, below the door. A reminder to CLEAN LINT SCREEN is displayed in the status display window. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean 1. Pull the lint screen straight out. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. NOTE: To completely remove the lint screen, depress the tab. If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See “Venting Requirements.” As needed cleaning Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up 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. The screen is probably clogged if lint falls off the screen. Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months, or more frequently, if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup. To wash 1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. 2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water. 3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup. Removing Accumulated Lint From Inside the Dryer Cabinet Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person. From the Exhaust Vent Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Vacation and Moving Care 4. Rinse screen with hot water. 5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen in dryer. Cleaning the Dryer Interior 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, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is removed. Vacation care Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will be on vacation or not using your dryer for an extended period of time, you should: 1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power. 2. Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.” Moving care For power supply cord-connected dryers: 1. Unplug the power supply cord. 2. Use masking tape to secure dryer door and lint screen door. WARNING 3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth. 4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum. NOTE: Garments that 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. Dry unstable dye items inside out to avoid dye transfer. Electrical Shock Hazard Cleaning the Dryer Exterior To avoid damaging the exterior finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels on stainless steel surfaces. ■ To clean the stainless steel surfaces of the dryer, use the stainless steel wipes. Rub in the direction of the grain. ■ To clean the optional decorative mat, remove it from the top of the dryer, and clean both sides with an all-purpose cleaner. Rinse with water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. Place it back on the top of the dryer. Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. For direct-wired dryers: 1. 2. 3. 4. Disconnect power. Disconnect wiring. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base. Use masking tape to secure dryer door. 21 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Dryer Operation Dryer Results Dryer will not run Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician. ■ ■ Is the correct power supply available? Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician. ■ Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse. ■ Is the dryer door firmly closed? ■ Was the Start button firmly pressed? Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start button for at least 1 second. Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot ■ WARNING 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. No heat Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician. ■ ■ Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal. See the Installation Instructions. ■ Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once. ■ Is the exhaust vent the correct length? Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the Installation Instructions. ■ Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material. Unusual sounds Has the dryer had a period of non-use? If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation. ■ Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer? Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering. ■ ■ Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side? The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the Installation Instructions. ■ Is the clothing knotted or balled up? When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer. Dryer displaying code message ■ “PF” (power failure), check the following: Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure? Press and hold START to restart the dryer. ■ “E” Variable (E1, E2, E3) service codes: Call for service. 22 Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load. Loads are wrinkled WARNING ■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle? ■ Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely. Odors Explosion Hazard ■ Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located? If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing. ■ Is the dryer being used for the first time? The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle. Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. ■ Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF (7ºC)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45ºF (7ºC). ■ Is the dryer located in a closet? Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The rear of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm) clearance. See the Installation Instructions. ■ Has an air dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried. See “Cycles.” ■ Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? Separate the load to tumble freely. Cycle time too short ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete model and serial number of your appliance. This information will help us to better respond to your request. If you need replacement parts If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you use only factory specified parts. Factory specified 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 specified parts in your area, call our Customer eXperience Center telephone number or your nearest designated service center. WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. ■ Is the automatic cycle ending early? The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle. Lint on load ■ Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air movement. Stains on load or drum ■ Was dryer fabric softener properly used? Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing. In the U.S.A. Call the KitchenAid Customer eXperience Center toll free: 1-800-422-1230. Our consultants provide assistance with: ■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances. ■ Installation information. ■ Use and maintenance procedures. ■ Accessory and repair parts sales. ■ Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.). ■ Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors and service companies. KitchenAid designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the KitchenAid designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 23 KITCHENAID® PRO LINE™ DRYER WARRANTY FIVE -YEAR PARTS AND LABOR LIMITED WARRANTY For five years from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid or KitchenAid Canada (hereafter “KitchenAid”) will pay for factory specified replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a KitchenAid designated service company. LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON THE STAINLESS STEEL EXTERIOR FINISH AND THE STAINLESS STEEL DRYER DRUM For the lifetime of your major appliance, when your major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified replacement parts for the stainless steel exterior and the stainless steel dryer drum should they chip or rust due to defects in materials or workmanship. ITEMS KITCHENAID WILL NOT PAY FOR 1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing. 2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage. 3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use. 4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by KitchenAid. 5. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada. 6. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home. 7. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 8. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations. 9. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. KITCHENAID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to determine if another warranty applies. If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling KitchenAid. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777. 1/06 Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service. Write down the following information about your major appliance to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it. You will need to know your complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label located on the product. Dealer name____________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ Phone number __________________________________________________ Model number __________________________________________________ Serial number __________________________________________________ Purchase date __________________________________________________ 3957654 © 2006. 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