Whirlpool Duet W10049540 User's Manual

Whirlpool Duet W10049540 User's Manual
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ELECTRONIC
ELECTRIC DRYER
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ................................................ 2
W10049540
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................4
Tools and Parts ............................................................................4
Options .........................................................................................4
Location Requirements ...............................................................5
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................7
Electrical Connection ...................................................................9
Venting Requirements................................................................14
Plan Vent System .......................................................................15
Install Vent System.....................................................................16
Install Leveling Legs ...................................................................16
Connect Vent..............................................................................17
Level Dryer .................................................................................17
Complete Installation .................................................................17
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DRYER USE ..................................................................................18
Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................18
Stopping Your Dryer...................................................................19
Pausing or Restarting.................................................................19
Control Locked...........................................................................19
Drying and Cycle Tips ................................................................19
Status Lights...............................................................................20
Cycles .........................................................................................20
Additional Features ....................................................................21
Drying Rack ................................................................................22
DRYER CARE................................................................................23
Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................23
Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................23
Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................23
Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................24
Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................24
Changing the Drum Light ...........................................................24
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................25
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................27
WARRANTY ..................................................................................28
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:
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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.
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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
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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.
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Flat-blade screwdriver
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Vent clamps
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#2 Phillips screwdriver
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Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or
hex-head socket wrench
(for adjusting dryer feet)
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
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Tin snips (new vent
installations)
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Wire stripper (direct wire
installations)
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¼" nut driver
(recommended)
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Level
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Tape measure
Options
Pedestal
Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You have the option of
purchasing pedestals of different heights separately for this dryer.
You may select a 10" (25.4 cm), a 13" (33 cm) or a 15.5" (39.4 cm)
pedestal. These pedestals will add to the total height of the dryer
for a total height of approximately 48" (121.9 cm), 51" (129.5 cm)
or 53.5" (135.9 cm), respectively.
For a garage installation, you will need to place the 10" (25.4 cm)
pedestal at least 9" (22.9 cm) above the floor and the 13" (33 cm)
pedestal at least 6" (15.2 cm) above the floor. You will need to
place the 15.5" (39.4 cm) pedestal at least 3.5" (8.9 cm) above
the floor.
Parts supplied
Remove parts packages from dryer drum. Check that all parts are
included.
■ Parts package
Optional pedestal
4 Leveling legs
NOTE: Do not use leveling legs if installing the dryer on a
pedestal.
The pedestals are available in several colors.
To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or
refer to the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual.
Pedestal
Color
Part Number
Parts needed
Height
Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting.
See “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements”
before purchasing parts.
■ For close-clearance installations between 31.5" (80.01 cm)
and 37" (93.98 cm), see “Plan Vent System” section for
venting requirements.
10" (25.4 cm)
White
WHP1000SQ
10" (25.4 cm)
Biscuit
WHP1000ST
10" (25.4 cm)
Pewter
WHP1000SL
10" (25.4 cm)
Diamond Dust
(Silver)
WHP1000SU
13" (33 cm)
White
LAB2700MQ
13" (33 cm)
Biscuit
LAB2700MT
13" (33 cm)
Pewter
LAB2700ML
15.5" (39.4 cm)
White
WHP1500SQ
15.5" (39.4 cm)
Biscuit
WHP1500ST
15.5" (39.4 cm)
Pewter
WHP1500SL
15.5" (39.4 cm)
Diamond Dust
(Silver)
WHP1500SU
37"
(93.98 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.
Stack Kit
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Are you planning to stack your DUET washer and dryer? To do
so, you will need to purchase a Stack 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 8541503.
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Door Reversal Kit
Location Requirements
Are you planning to reverse the door swing direction on your
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DUET dryer? 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 8530069 (Shield Blue), 8530070 (Shield
Platinum), 8530071 (Biscuit), 8530072 (Pewter) or 8579123
(Diamond Dust [Silver]).
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Door Reversal and Stack Combination Kit
Are you planning to reverse the door swing direction on your
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DUET dryer and stack your DUET washer and dryer? To do so,
you can purchase a Door Reversal and Stack Combination 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 8530073 (Shield Blue), 8530074 (Shield
Platinum), 8530075 (Biscuit), 8530076 (Pewter) or W10057200
(Diamond Dust [Silver]).
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.
You will need
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A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See
“Venting Requirements.”
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A separate 30-amp circuit.
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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.”
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A sturdy floor to support the total dryer weight of 200 lbs
(90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance
should also be considered.
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A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire
dryer. If slope is greater than 1" (2.5 cm), install Extended
Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810. Clothes may not tumble
properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate
correctly if dryer is not level.
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For a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer at
least 18" (46 cm) above the floor. If you are using a 10"
(25.4 cm) pedestal, you will need to place the pedestal at
least 9" (22.9 cm) above the floor. With a 13" (33 cm)
pedestal, you will need to place the pedestal at least
6" (15.2 cm) above the floor. With a 15.5" (39.4 cm) pedestal,
you will need to place the pedestal at least 3.5" (8.9 cm)
above the floor.
Backguard
If you are installing your DUET® washer and dryer and wish to
avoid having loose items fall behind your machines, you may
purchase a pair of washer/dryer backguards. These will reduce
the chance of items falling behind the machines during operation.
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 8558694 (White), 8558695 (Biscuit), 8558696
(Pewter), or W10057220 (Diamond Dust [Silver]).
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 clearances
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to
open fully.
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Dryer Dimensions
Closet installation - Dryer only
51½"
(130.81 cm)
14" max.*
(35.6 cm)
3"*
(7.6 cm)
in.2*
48
(310 cm 2)
18" min.*
(45.72 cm)
38"
(96.52 cm)
24 in.2*
(155 cm 2)
3"*
(7.6 cm)
1"*
5"**
31½"
(2.5 cm) (80 cm) (12.7 cm)
*31½"
(80 cm)
A
27"
(68.6 cm)
B
A. Side view - closet or confined area
B. Closet door with vents
*Most installations require a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting
Requirements.”
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 cm) spacing is allowed.
Recessed or closet installation - Dryer on pedestal
The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this
dryer. This dryer has been tested for spacing of 0" (0 cm)
clearance on the sides and rear. Recommended spacing should
be considered for the following reasons:
■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
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Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and
floor moldings.
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Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the
dryer to reduce noise transfer.
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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.
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14" max.*
(35.6 cm)
18" min.*
(45.72 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
A
0"
(0 cm)
5"**
(12.7 cm)
B
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 cm) spacing is allowed.
38" min.
(96.52 cm)
Installation spacing for cabinet installation
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1"*
(2.5 cm)
*Required spacing
31½"
(80 cm)
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only
1"
1"*
(2.5 cm) (2.5 cm)
27"
(68.6 cm)
27"
(68.6 cm)
1"*
(2.5 cm)
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)
9"*
(22.9 cm)
1"*
1"
27"
1"
5"** 31¹₂"
(12.7 cm) (80.0 cm) (2.5 cm) (2.5 cm) (68.6 cm) (2.5 cm)
*Required spacing
**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 cm) spacing is allowed.
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Recommended installation spacing for recessed or
closet installation, with stacked washer and dryer
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.
48 in.2 *
(310 cm2)
Electrical Requirements
It is your responsibility
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To contact a qualified electrical installer.
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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.
3"* (7.6 cm)
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.
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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.
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Do not use an extension cord.
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If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
3"* (7.6 cm)
24 in.2 *
(155 cm2)
1"* (2.5 cm)
*Required spacing
6"* (15.2 cm)
Electrical Connection
76"
(193 cm)
5"*
(12.7 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
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.
■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral
ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
27"
(68.6 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
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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.
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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.
*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) or Standard CAN/CSA-Z240
MH.
Mobile home installations require:
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Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for
purchase from your dealer.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).
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At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.
If your outlet looks like this:
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
2. Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover.
3. Install strain relief.
Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief
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C
D
B
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 up and the other is
pointing down, and hold in place. Tighten strain relief
screws just enough to hold the two clamp sections
together.
A
B
A
A. Neutral ground wire
B. External ground conductor screw
C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw
D. Terminal block cover and hold-down screw
C
D
A. Strain relief tab pointing up
B. Hole below terminal block opening
C. Clamp section
D. Strain relief tab pointing down
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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
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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)
A
B
*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
C
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
A. Removable conduit connector
B. Hole below terminal block opening
C. Strain relief threads
C
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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.
4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type
of electrical connection:
4-wire (recommended)
3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)
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D
E
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
G
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.
A
C
4-wire connection: Direct wire
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.
D
B
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. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
C. Neutral ground wire
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.
A
D
E
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.
F
B
C
A
C
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord
C. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral ground wire
F. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
D
E
4. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows
position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to
center silver-colored terminal block screw
B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
C. Neutral ground wire
D. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
E. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
5. Tighten strain relief screws.
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.”
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3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
D
A
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
E
A
B
F
D
B
C
E
A. External ground conductor screw
B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable
C. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief
D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw
E. Neutral ground wire
F. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
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
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.”
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
3-wire connection: Power supply cord
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
E
B
D
A
C
3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
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). If using 3-wire cable with ground
wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Shape ends of wires
into a hook shape.
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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)
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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
A
C
D
C
A
E
F
D
B
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
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.
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.”
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. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external
ground conductor screw to an adequate ground.
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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 or flexible
heavy metal vent.
■
Review Vent system chart. 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.
■
■
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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.
Plan Vent System
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
Other installations are possible.
B
A
C
C
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Left or right side exhaust installation
C. Bottom exhaust installation (not an option
with pedestal installations)
D
E
F
G
A
B
Alternate installations for close clearances
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
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Optional exhaust installations
This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left
side, or through the bottom. Contact your local dealer to have the
dryer converted.
WARNING
A
B
A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one
offset elbow)
B. Periscope installation
Fire Hazard
Cover unused exhaust holes with one of the
following kits:
279818 (white)
279925 (biscuit)
279969 (pewter)
280171 (diamond dust)
Contact your local dealer.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, electrical shock, or serious injury.
NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate
installations are available for purchase. Please see the
“Assistance or Service” section of this manual to order.
■ Over-the-Top Installation:
Part Number 4396028
■
Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent
mismatch):
Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm)
mismatch
Part Number 4396011 - 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm)
mismatch
Part Number 4396014 - 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (127 cm)
mismatch
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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.
Install Vent System
1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
3. 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.
Install Leveling Legs
WARNING
Determine vent path
Excessive Weight Hazard
■
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.
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
1. To protect the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from
the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire back edge
of the dryer.
2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel).
Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance
■
Use the following Vent system chart 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 chart. Exhaust systems longer than those
specified will:
■
Shorten the life of the dryer.
■
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
3. Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.
The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will
help to achieve the best drying performance.
Vent system chart
NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90º turn
inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one
90º turn to the chart.
Number of
90º turns
or elbows
Type of
vent
Box or
louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
64 ft (20 m)
36 ft (11 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
28 ft (8.5 m)
1
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
54 ft (16.5 m)
31 ft (9.4 m)
48 ft (14.6 m)
23 ft (7 m)
2
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
44 ft (13.4 m)
27 ft (8.2 m)
38 ft (11.6 m)
19 ft (5.8 m)
3
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
35 ft (10.7 m)
25 ft (7.6 m)
29 ft (8.8 m)
17 ft (5.2 m)
4
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
27 ft (8.2 m)
23 ft (7 m)
21 ft (6.4 m)
15 ft (4.6 m)
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4. Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to
finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer
visible.
5. Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging under each
of the 2 dryer back corners. Stand the dryer up. Slide the
dryer on the corner posts until it is close to its final location.
Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.
Connect Vent
Complete Installation
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. Make sure 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.
3. (On gas models) Check that there are no kinks in the flexible
gas line.
4. Once the exhaust vent connection is made, remove the
corner posts and cardboard.
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. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
4. Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not
crushed or kinked.
5. Check that the dryer is level. See “Level Dryer.”
6. For power supply cord installation, plug into an outlet. For
direct wire installation, reconnect power.
7. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape
remaining on the dryer.
8. Read “Dryer Use.”
9. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
10. Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and start the dryer. Do not
select the Air Only Temperature setting.
If the dryer will not start, check the following:
Level Dryer
Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first
side to side, then front to back.
If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block.
Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for
levelness.
■
Controls are set in a running or “On” position.
■
Start button has been pushed firmly.
■
Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply
is connected.
■
Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
■
Dryer door is closed.
11. 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.
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DRYER USE
More
Less
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.
The following is a guide to starting 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. Rotate the dial to select either an Automatic or Manual Cycle
then press the CONTROL ON button. The preset settings and
drying time for the cycle chosen will be displayed.
To use an Automatic Cycle
■
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.
■
Select DRYNESS LEVEL to adjust how dry you want the
load to be. The time displayed is an estimated length of
the cycle based on the Dryness Level selected. As the
cycle runs, the control senses the dryness of the load and
adjusts the time automatically for the selected Dryness
Level.
Point the dial to an Automatic Cycle.
NOTE: Time is not adjustable for Automatic Cycles. Pressing
the More Time or Less Time buttons will cause a triple beep,
indicating that the time cannot be changed.
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■
Press the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature button if this
option is desired.
■
Press the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button to set signal
volume to desired level.
■
Press (and hold) HOLD TO START button until dryer starts
(about 1 second).
Once an Automatic cycle has started, the WRINKLE
SHIELD™ feature and cycle signals can be adjusted. Press
the PAUSE/CANCEL key twice to stop the dryer and clear the
settings, allowing you to select another cycle and Dryness
Level.
How Automatic Cycles Work
EvenHeat™ improves drying performance with Auto Moisture
Sensing Plus, which advances the cycle as moisture is
extracted from clothing. A thermistor (electronic temperature
sensor) and moisture sensing strips in the dryer drum help
measure the amount of moisture in the clothes as they pass.
An electronic control determines the load type to help save
time, avoid overdrying, and increase the accuracy of the end
dryness level. After the first 5 minutes of an automatic cycle,
the estimated time display will adjust based on the
approximate load size, cycle, dryness level selected and
amount of moisture left in the clothes. When the clothes have
reached approximately 80% of the dryness level selected, the
estimated time display will adjust again, showing the final
drying time. Auto Moisture Sensing Plus takes the guesswork
out of drying time and enhances fabric care.
To use a Manual Cycle
■
Rotate the dial to select a Manual Cycle.
Press MORE TIME or LESS TIME until the desired drying time
is displayed. Tap MORE TIME or LESS TIME, and the time will
change by 1-minute intervals. Press and hold MORE TIME or
LESS TIME, and the time will change by 5-minute intervals.
The initial time displayed is the actual drying time.
Stopping Your Dryer
To stop your dryer at any time
Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice or open the door.
Pausing or Restarting
To pause the dryer at any time
Open the door or press PAUSE/CANCEL once.
To restart the dryer
Close the door and press (and hold) HOLD TO START button 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.
Control Locked
This feature allows you to lock your settings to avert unintended
use of the dryer. You can also use the Control Locked feature to
avert unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation.
To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is
running:
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for
3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and
the Control Locked status light is on.
■ When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control
On button before activating the Control Locked feature.
To unlock:
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL 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
NOTE: The More Time or Less Time feature can be used only
with Manual Cycles.
■
Press TEMPERATURE until the desired temperature
glows.
NOTE: Pressing the Dryness Level button will cause the triple
beep indicating that this option is not selectable. Also, a
Dryness Level is not indicated.
■
Press the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature button if this
option is desired.
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.
Drying tips
■
Follow care label directions when they are available.
■
Press the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button to set volume
to desired level.
■
If desired, add a fabric softener sheet. Follow package
instructions.
■
Press (and hold) HOLD TO START button until dryer starts
(about 1 second).
■
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
shrinking or wrinkling.
■
If you dry sheets in a mixed load or large items in the Bulky
Items cycle, rearrange the load when the signal sounds. This
will aid in the drying process.
While a Manual Cycle is running, you can change the settings
for Time, Temperature, the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature and
the cycle signals. Press the PAUSE/CANCEL key twice to
stop the dryer and clear the settings, allowing you to select
another cycle.
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WRINKLE SHIELD™ Feature
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.
■
■
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 MORE TIME or LESS TIME. Adjust the
temperature of a Manual Cycle by pressing
TEMPERATURE until the desired temperature is selected.
NOTE: You cannot choose a Dryness Level with Manual
Cycles.
Status Lights
The WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature light glows when this option is
selected. This indicator stays on with the Cycle Complete light.
Control Locked
The Control Locked light glows when this option is enabled.
Indicator lights
Other indicator lights on the control panel show Cycle,
Temperature, and End of Cycle settings selected.
The time display will indicate the estimated or actual time
remaining in a cycle.
Cycles
Select the drying cycle that matches the type of load you are
drying. See Automatic Preset or Manual Preset Cycle Settings
chart.
You may follow the progress of your dryer with the drying Status
indicator lights.
Cycle control knob
AUTOMATIC CYCLES
Sensing
When a cycle is first turned on, the Sensing light glows until a wet
item is detected.
■ In an Automatic Cycle, if a wet item has not been detected
within 10 minutes, the Sensing light will turn off and the dryer
will shut down.
■
In a Manual Cycle, if a wet item is not detected after
10 minutes the Wet light turns on and the selected cycle
continues.
Wet
The Wet light will turn on when a wet item has been detected in
the dryer. The Wet light will remain on until:
■ The damp dry point is reached in an Automatic Cycle.
■
The dryer enters the cool down period in a Manual Cycle.
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.
Heavy Duty
Use this cycle to get High heat for heavyweight mixed loads,
cotton towels and jeans.
Normal
Use this cycle to get Medium heat for drying sturdy fabrics such
as work clothes.
Bulky Items
Use this cycle to get Medium heat for drying large items that
require very long drying times such as jackets, comforters and
pillows. Rearrange the load halfway through the dryer cycle. This
will aid in the drying process.
Damp
The Damp light indicates that the load has reached the damp dry
level.
NOTE: The Damp light is not used with manual cycles.
Cool Down
The Cool Down light glows during the cool down part of the
cycle. Laundry is cooling down for ease in handling.
Cycle Complete
This light glows when a drying cycle is finished. If the WRINKLE
SHIELD™ feature has been selected, the WRINKLE SHIELD™
feature indicator light will also be on.
The Cycle Complete light turns off 1 hour after the end of a drying
cycle (including the WRINKLE SHIELD™ cycle of 2 hours), when
Pause/Cancel is pressed, or when the door is opened.
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Casual
Use this cycle to get Low heat for drying no-iron fabrics such as
sport shirts, casual business clothes and permanent press
blends.
Delicate
Use this cycle to get Extra Low heat to gently dry items such as
lingerie or washable knit fabrics.
Automatic Preset Cycle Settings
Automatic Cycles
Load Type
Temperature
Time*
(Minutes)
HEAVY DUTY
Heavyweight items, towels,
jeans
High
40
NORMAL
Corduroys, work clothes
Medium
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BULKY ITEMS
Jackets, comforters, pillows
Medium
64
CASUAL
Permanent press, synthetics
Low
36
DELICATE
Lingerie, blouses, washable
woolens
Extra Low
Additional Features
WRINKLE SHIELD™ Feature
When you are unable to remove a load of clothes from the dryer
as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. The WRINKLE SHIELD™
feature periodically tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load to help
keep wrinkles from forming.
■ Press the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature to get up to
120 minutes of heat-free, periodic tumbling at the end of a
cycle.
■
Stop at any time by pressing the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature
or opening the dryer door.
■
For the Casual Cycle, the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature is
preset to “ON.” The other Automatic Cycles will retain the
WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature setting. (For example, if you
select the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature in the Normal cycle,
the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature will be on the next time you
select the Normal cycle.)
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*Estimated Time with Dryness Level (medium) setting. Time will
vary depending on load type and load size.
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 MORE TIME or LESS TIME.
NOTE: If you do not select the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature, the
dryer stops after the cool down period.
Temperature
Temperature settings are used with the Manual Cycles. Press
TEMPERATURE until the desired temperature setting glows.
Temperature settings cannot be used with the Automatic Cycles.
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.
Lightweight garments, such as exercise wear, can be dried using
Timed Dry on a Low temperature setting.
Touch Up
Use this setting to help smooth out wrinkles from such items as
clothes packed in a suitcase or wrinkled from being left in the
dryer too long.
Quick Dry
Use this cycle for drying small loads or loads that need a short
drying time.
Manual Preset Cycle Settings
Manual Cycles
Load Type
Temperature
Default Time
(Minutes)
TIMED DRY
Heavyweight items, bulky
items, bedspreads, work
clothes
High
40
TOUCH UP
Helps to smooth out
wrinkles
Medium
QUICK DRY
Small loads
High
Air Only
Use the Air Only setting for items that require drying without heat
such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics. This chart
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
20
*Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
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When using Air Only
■
Check to see 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: Automatic Cycles are not available when using the Air
Only setting.
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End of Cycle Signal
The End of Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the
drying cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of
the cycle reduces wrinkling.
Press and release the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL to adjust the
sound level or turn off the signal.
NOTE: When the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature is selected and the
End of Cycle Signal is on, an audible sound will be emitted every
5 minutes until the clothes are removed, or the WRINKLE
SHIELD™ feature is finished.
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).
To use the drying rack
Do not remove the lint screen.
1. Open dryer door.
A
A. Front edge
2. Place drying rack inside dryer drum, positioning the back wire
on the ledge of the inner dryer back panel. Push down on
front edge of drying rack to secure over the lint screen.
B
A
A. Dryer rack front edge
B. Dryer back panel
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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.
4. Close the door.
5. Select a timed drying cycle and temperature, or an air cycle
(see following chart). 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 MORE TIME or LESS
TIME. Reset time as needed to complete drying. Refer to the
following table.
7. Press (and hold) HOLD TO 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 cycle, temperature setting and drying time. Actual
drying time will depend on the amount of moisture items hold.
Rack Dry
Setting
Temp.
Time*
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
N/A
Air Only
(no heat)
90
Sneakers or canvas shoes
N/A
Air Only
(no heat)
90
*(Minutes) Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
DRYER CARE
As needed cleaning
Cleaning the Dryer Location
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
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 while the screen
is in the dryer.
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.
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.
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer. The
control panel has an indicator light to remind you to clean the lint
screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
To clean
1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen with
your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet
lint is hard to remove.
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.
■
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 and
stains are removed.
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.
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check
the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See “Venting
Requirements.”
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For direct-wired dryers:
Removing Accumulated Lint
WARNING
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.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Vacation and Moving Care
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
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. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect power.
Disconnect wiring.
Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
Changing the Drum Light
The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when
you open the door.
To change the drum light
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back
wall of the dryer. Remove the screw located in the lower right
corner of the cover. Remove the cover.
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt
appliance bulb only. Replace the cover and secure with the
screw.
4. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
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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 2-5 seconds.
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 or flexible metal vent. 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.
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
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.
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WARNING
Lint on load
■
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Stains on load or drum
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
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.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Explosion Hazard
■
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 front of the dryer requires a minimum
of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear
of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm). See the Installation
Instructions.
■
Has the Air Only temperature setting been selected?
Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
See “Additional Features.”
■
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
■
Cycle time too short
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.
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Loads are wrinkled
■
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Odors
■
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.
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 FSP® factory specified parts. These parts will fit right
and work right because they are made with the same precision
used to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance. To locate FSP®
replacement parts in your area, call our Customer eXperience
Center telephone number or your nearest designated service
center.
For assistance and service
Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center toll free:
1-800-253-1301.
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
Whirlpool designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States.
To locate the Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Corporation
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Accessories U.S.A.
To order accessories, call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience
Center toll free at 1-800-442-9991 and follow the menu prompts.
Or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts
and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
This limited warranty applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.
ITEMS WHIRLPOOL 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 Whirlpool.
5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
10. 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.
11. Replacement parts or repair labor costs when the major appliance is used in a country other than the country in which it was
purchased.
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. WHIRLPOOL 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 Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada,
call 1-800-807-6777.
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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 __________________________________________________
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