Whirlpool GGW9260 User's Manual

Whirlpool GGW9260 User's Manual
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ELECTRONIC
GAS DRYER
Use & Care Guide
In the U.S.A., for questions about features, operation/performance,
parts, accessories or service call:
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or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com
Table of Contents .................................................... 2
Model GGW9260
8530063
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................5
Tools and Parts ............................................................................5
Options .........................................................................................5
Location Requirements ...............................................................6
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................7
Gas Supply Requirements ...........................................................8
Venting Requirements..................................................................9
Plan Vent System .......................................................................10
Install Vent System.....................................................................11
Install Leveling Legs ...................................................................12
Level Dryer .................................................................................12
Make Gas Connection ...............................................................12
Connect Vent..............................................................................13
Complete Installation .................................................................13
DRYER USE ..................................................................................14
Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................14
Stopping Your Dryer ..................................................................15
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Pausing or Restarting.................................................................15
Control Locked...........................................................................15
Loading.......................................................................................15
Drying and Cycle Tips ................................................................16
Status Lights...............................................................................16
Cycles .........................................................................................17
Additional Features ....................................................................18
Drying Rack ................................................................................18
DRYER CARE................................................................................19
Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................19
Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................19
Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................20
Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................20
Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................20
Changing the Drum Light ...........................................................20
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................21
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................22
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:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
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.
WARNING: For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or
the gas supplier.
In the State of Massachusetts, the following installation instructions apply:
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Installations and repairs must be performed by a qualified or licensed contractor, plumber, or gasfitter qualified or licensed by
the State of Massachusetts.
If using a ball valve, it shall be a T-handle type.
A flexible gas connector, when used, must not exceed 3 feet.
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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, 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
IMPORTANT: The gas installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
The dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Tools and Parts
Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.
Proper installation is your responsibility.
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8" or 10" pipe wrench
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Knife
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8" or 10" adjustable
wrench (for gas
connections)
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Safety glasses
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Vent clamps
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Pipe-joint compound
resistant to L.P. gas
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Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
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Gloves
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Pliers
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Flat-blade screwdriver
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Adjustable wrench that
opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or
hex-head socket wrench
(for adjusting dryer feet)
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Level
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¹⁄₄" nut driver or socket
Options
Pedestal
Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You may purchase a
pedestal separately for this dryer. This pedestal will add about
13" (33 cm) to the height of your unit for a total height of
approximately 51" (130 cm).
wrench
Optional pedestal
Parts supplied
Remove parts packages from dryer drum. Check that all parts are
included.
■ Parts package.
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 LAB2700MQ (White), LAB2700MT (Biscuit) or
LAB2700ML (Pewter).
Stack Kit
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4 Leveling legs
NOTE: Do not use leveling legs if installing the dryer on a
pedestal.
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.
Door Reversal Kit
Parts needed
Check local codes and with gas supplier. Check existing gas
supply, electrical supply and venting. Read “Electrical
Requirements,” “Gas Supply 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.
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) or 8530072 (Pewter).
Door Reversal and Stack Combination Kit
37"
(93.98 cm)
Mobile home installations require special parts (listed following)
that may be ordered by calling the dealer from whom you
purchased your dryer. For further information, please refer to the
“Assistance or Service” section of this manual.
■ Mobile Home Installation Kit. Ask for Part Number 346764.
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Metal exhaust system hardware.
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 and Service” section of this manual. Ask
for Part Number 8530073 (Shield Blue), 8530074 (Shield
Platinum), 8530075 (Biscuit) or 8530076 (Pewter).
Backguard
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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) or 8558696
(Pewter).
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Dryer Dimensions
Location Requirements
51½"
(130.81 cm)
WARNING
38"
(96.52 cm)
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
*31½"
(80 cm)
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.
27"
(68.6 cm)
*Most installations require a minimum 5½" (14 cm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting
Requirements.”
You will need
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A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. A gas
dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. See “Venting
Requirements.”
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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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Minimum installation spacing for custom undercounter
installation
The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed.
Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only
0"
(0 cm)
38" min.
(96.52 cm)
0"
(0 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 6" (15.24 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.
NOTE: No other fuel-burning appliance can be installed in the
same closet as a dryer.
Minimum installation spacing for recessed or closet
installation, with or without a pedestal
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The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed.
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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.
Closet installation - Dryer only
14" max.
(35.6 cm)
Installation clearances
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The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to
open fully.
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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 of 1" (2.5 cm) on all sides of the dryer is
recommended to reduce noise transfer.
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Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
0"
(0 cm)
27"
(68.6 cm)
3"
(7.6 cm)
in.2
48
(310 cm 2)
18" min.
(45.72 cm)
24 in.2
(155 cm 2)
3"
(7.6 cm)
0"
31½"
0"
(0 cm) (80 cm) (0 cm)
A
B
A. Side view - closet or confined area
B. Closet door with vents
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Recessed or closet installation - Dryer on pedestal
Electrical Requirements
14" max.
(35.6 cm)
WARNING
18" min.
(45.72 cm)
0"
(0 cm)
27"
(68.6 cm)
0"
(0 cm)
0"
(0 cm)
A
Electrical Shock Hazard
0"
31½"
(80 cm) (0 cm)
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
B
Do not remove ground prong.
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Minimum installation spacing for cabinet installation
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The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed.
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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)
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120-Volt, 60-Hz., AC-only, 15- or 20-amp fused electrical
supply is required. (Time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is
recommended.) It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this dryer be provided.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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9"
(22.9 cm)
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 is equipped with a cord having an equipmentgrounding 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.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment0" 31¹₂"
0"
(0 cm) (80.0 cm) (0 cm)
0" 27"
0"
(0 cm) (68.6 cm) (0 cm)
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.
■
Mobile home Installation Kit Part Number 346764. See “Tools
and Parts” section for ordering information.
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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.
grounding 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 provided with the
dryer: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Gas Supply Requirements
WARNING
Must include a shutoff valve:
An individual manual shutoff valve must be installed within
six (6) feet (1.8 m) of the dryer in accordance with the National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.
The location should be easy to reach for opening and closing.
C
A
B
Explosion Hazard
Install a shut-off valve.
Securely tighten all gas connections.
Examples of a qualified person include:
licensed heating personnel,
authorized gas company personnel, and
authorized service personnel.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Gas Type
Natural gas:
This dryer is equipped for use with natural gas. It is designcertified by CSA International for L.P. (propane or butane) gases
with appropriate conversion.
■ Your dryer must have the correct burner for the type of gas in
your home. Burner information is located on the rating plate
in the door well of your dryer. If this information does not
agree with the type of gas available, contact your dealer or
call the phone numbers referenced in the “Assistance or
Service” section of this manual.
L.P. gas conversion:
Conversion must be made by a qualified technician.
No attempt shall be made to convert the appliance from the gas
specified on the model/serial rating plate for use with a different
gas without consulting the serving gas supplier.
Gas supply line
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½" IPS pipe is recommended.
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³⁄₈" approved tubing is acceptable for lengths under
20 ft (6.1 m) if local codes and gas supplier permit.
■
Must include ¹⁄₈" NPT minimum plugged tapping accessible
for test gauge connection, immediately upstream of the gas
connection to the dryer (see following illustration).
D
A. ³⁄₈" flexible gas connector
B. ³⁄₈" pipe to flare adapter fitting
C. ¹⁄₈" NPT plugged tapping
D. ½" NPT gas supply line
E. Gas shutoff valve
Use a new AGA or CSA approved gas supply line.
If connected to LP, have a qualified person make sure
gas pressure does not exceed 13" (33 cm) water
column.
E
Gas supply connection requirements
There are many methods by which your gas dryer can be
connected to the gas supply. Listed here are some guidelines for
two different methods of connection.
Option 1 (Recommended method)
Flexible stainless steel gas connector:
■ If local codes permit, use a new flexible stainless steel gas
connector (Design Certified by the American Gas Association
or CSA International) to connect your dryer to the rigid gas
supply line. Use an elbow and a ³⁄₈" flare x ³⁄₈" NPT adapter
fitting between the stainless steel gas connector and the
dryer gas pipe, as needed to prevent kinking.
Option 2 (Alternate method)
Approved aluminum or copper tubing:
■ Lengths under 20 ft (6.1 m) can use ³⁄₈" approved tubing
(if codes and gas supplier permit).
■
If you are using natural gas, do not use copper tubing.
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³⁄₈" flare x ³⁄₈" NPT adapter fitting between dryer pipe and
³⁄₈" approved tubing.
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Lengths over 20 ft (6.1 m) should use larger tubing and a
different size adapter fitting.
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If your dryer has been converted to use L.P. gas, ³⁄₈" L.P.
compatible copper tubing can be used. If the total length of
the supply line is more than 20 ft (6.1 m), use larger tubing.
NOTE: Pipe joint compounds that resist the action of L.P. gas
must be used. Do not use TEFLON®† tape.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
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Dryer gas pipe
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Venting Requirements
The gas pipe that comes out through the rear of your dryer
has a ³⁄₈" male pipe thread.
WARNING
B
*6¼"
(15.9 cm)
Fire Hazard
1½"
(3.8 cm)
A
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
A. ½" NPT gas supply line
B. ³⁄₈" NPT dryer pipe
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
*NOTE: If the dryer is mounted on a pedestal, the gas pipe height
must be an additional 13" (33 cm) from the floor.
Burner input requirements
Elevations up to 10,000 ft (3,048 meters):
■ The design of this dryer is certified by CSA International for
use at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) above sea level at
the B.T.U. rating indicated on the model/serial number plate.
Burner input adjustments are not required when the dryer is
operated up to this elevation.
Elevations above 10,000 ft (3,048 meters):
When installed above 10,000 ft (3,048 m) a 4% reduction of
the burner B.T.U. rating shown on the model/serial number
plate is required for each 1,000 ft (305 m) increase in
elevation.
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Gas supply pressure testing
■
The dryer must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
system during pressure testing at pressures greater than
½ psi.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used.
DURASAFE™ vent products are recommended.
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.
■ The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling, or a concealed space of a building.
■
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
■
Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or
floors.
■
Use clamps to seal all joints. Exhaust vent must not be
connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices
which extend into the interior of the duct. Do not use duct
tape.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
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.
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and
kinking.
Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when
the dryer is in its final position. Remove excess flexible metal vent
to avoid sagging and kinking that can result in reduced airflow
and poor performance.
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to prevent rodents and
insects from entering the home.
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground or
any object that is in the path of the exhaust (such as flowers,
rocks or bushes, etc.).
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 or
flexible metal vent.
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Plan Vent System
Typical exhaust installations
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
Other installations are possible.
B
A
C
A
D
E
F
G
A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation
B. Left or right side exhaust installation
C. Bottom exhaust installation (Not an option with
pedestal installations.)
B
C
Alternate installations for close clearances
H
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.
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
Optional exhaust installations
A
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
B
A. Over the top installation (also available
with one offset elbow)
B. Periscope installation
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
■
Fire Hazard
Cover unused exhaust holes with one of the
following kits:
279818 (white)
279925 (biscuit)
279969 (pewter)
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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
Contact your local dealer.
Special provisions for mobile home installations
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, electrical shock, or serious injury.
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.
Determine Vent Length
Vent Length Chart
1. 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. Avoid 90º turns when possible.
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)
good
better
2. Determine vent length.
The maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon:
■
The type of vent (rigid metal or flexible metal).
■
The number of elbows used.
■
Type of hood.
Recommended hood styles are shown here.
B
A
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.
Install Vent System
4"
(10.2 cm)
4"
(10.2 cm)
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable.
4"
(10.2 cm)
1. (Optional) Put on safety glasses and gloves.
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 Length.” 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.
2½"
(6.4 cm)
See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood
type for the maximum vent lengths you can use.
Exhaust systems longer than specified will:
■
Shorten the life of the dryer.
■
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
3. Determine the number of elbows you will need.
IMPORTANT: Do not use vent runs longer than those
specified in the Vent Length Chart.
The following chart helps you determine your maximum vent
length based on the number of 90° turns or elbows you will
need and the type of vent (rigid or flexible metal) and hood
that you will use.
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For mobile home use
Install Leveling Legs
Gas dryers must be securely fastened to the floor at the time of
installation.
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. 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. See illustration.
2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel).
Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard.
3. Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking.
Mobile home installations require a Mobile Home Installation Kit.
For more information, please reference the service numbers in
the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual.
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.
NOTE: It might be necessary to level the dryer again after it has
been moved into its final position.
Make Gas Connection
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 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 or gas line.
6. Once connection is made and dryer is in final location,
remove corner posts and cardboard.
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1. Remove the red cap from the gas pipe. Move the dryer close
to its final position.
2. Using a wrench to tighten, connect the gas supply to the
dryer. Use pipe joint compound on all non-flared male
threads. If flexible metal tubing is used, be sure there are
no kinks.
NOTE: For L.P. gas connections, you must use pipe joint
compound resistant to the action of L.P. gas. Do not use
TEFLON®† tape.
A combination of pipe fittings must be used to connect the
dryer to the existing gas line. Shown following is a
recommended connection. Your connection may be different,
according to the supply line type, size and location.
D
A
B
C
A. ³⁄₈" flexible gas connector
B. ³⁄₈" dryer pipe
C. ³⁄₈" to ³⁄₈" pipe elbow
D. ³⁄₈" pipe-to-flare adapter fitting
3. Open the shutoff valve in the supply line. The valve is open
when the handle is parallel to the gas pipe.
A
B
A. Closed valve
B. Open valve
4. Test all connections by brushing on an approved
noncorrosive leak-detection solution. Bubbles will show a
leak. Correct any leak found.
Connect Vent
Complete Installation
1. Check to be sure all parts are now installed. If there is an
extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was
skipped.
2. Check to be sure you have all of your tools.
3. Dispose of all packaging materials.
4. Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not
crushed or kinked.
5. Check to be sure the dryer is level. See “Level Dryer.”
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Turn power on.
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. 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:
■
Dryer is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■
Electrical supply is connected.
■
House 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 do not feel heat, turn the
dryer off and check to see that the gas supply line shutoff
valve is open.
■ If the gas supply line shutoff valve is closed, open it, then
repeat the 5-minute test as outlined above.
■
If the gas supply line shutoff valve is open, contact a
qualified technician.
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 final position. Do not crush or kink vent.
Make sure dryer is level.
3. (On gas models) Check to be sure there are no kinks in the
flexible gas line.
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DRYER USE
More
Less
Starting Your Dryer
WARNING
2. Place laundry in dryer and shut door. See “Loading.”
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
■
Point the dial to an Automatic Cycle.
■
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.
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
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.
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 or after each cycle. See “Cleaning
the Lint Screen.”
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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.
■
Press the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature button if this
option is desired.
■
Press the SIGNALS 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 the End of Cycle Signal level 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.
To use a Manual Cycle
■
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.
■
Control Locked
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.
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 SIGNALS 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 SIGNALS 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.
Press the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature button if this
option is desired.
Loading
■
Press the SIGNALS button to set volume to desired level.
Properly loading your dryer can lower your utility bill and prolong
the life of your garments.
■
Press (and hold) HOLD TO START button until dryer starts
(about 1 second).
Loading suggestions
While a Manual Cycle is running, you can change the settings
for Time, Temperature, the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature, and
the End of Cycle Signal. Press the PAUSE/CANCEL key twice
to stop the dryer and clear the settings, allowing you to select
another cycle.
■
Load the dryer by the amount of space items take up, not by
their weight.
■
Do not overload the dryer. This causes wrinkling and uneven
drying.
Super Capacity Plus Dryers
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.
Heavy Work Clothes
4 jeans
4 workpants
4 workshirts
2 sweatpants
2 sweatshirts
Towels
10 bath towels
10 hand towels
14 washcloths
Mixed Load
3 sheets (1 king, 2 twin)
4 pillowcases
3 shirts
3 blouses
9 T-shirts
9 shorts
10 handkerchiefs
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Drying and Cycle Tips
Status Lights
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.
You may follow the progress of your dryer with the drying Status
indicator lights.
Drying tips
■
Follow care label directions when they are available.
■
If desired, add a fabric softener sheet. Follow package
instructions.
■
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.
■
If you dry sheets in a mixed load or large items in the “Bulky
Items” cycle, rearrange the load when the Damp & Dry Signal
sounds. This will aid in the drying process.
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.
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.
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 one 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.
WRINKLE SHIELD™ Feature
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 Signals settings selected.
The time display will indicate the estimated or actual time
remaining in a cycle.
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Automatic Preset Cycle Settings
Cycles
Select the drying cycle that matches the type of load you are
drying (see Automatic Preset or Manual Preset Cycle Settings
charts).
Cycle control knob
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.
Heavy Duty
Use this cycle to get High heat for heavy fabrics such as cotton
towels or bedspreads.
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 when the Damp & Dry signal sounds.
This will aid in the drying process.
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 Cycles
Load Type
Temperature
Time*
(Minutes)
HEAVY DUTY
Heavyweight, towels
High
40
NORMAL
Corduroys, work clothes
Medium
34
BULKY ITEMS
Jackets, comforters, pillows
Medium
64
CASUAL
Permanent press, synthetics
Low
36
DELICATE
Exercise wear, lingerie,
blouses, washable woolens
Extra Low
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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.
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 remove wrinkles from items, such as clothes
packed in a suitcase or items 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, bulk,
bedspreads, work clothes
High
40
TOUCH UP
Remove wrinkles
Medium
20
QUICK DRY
Small loads
High
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When using Air Only
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
avoid wrinkles.
■ 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.)
■
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.
Signals
The Dry Only setting produces an audible sound when the drying
cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of the
cycle reduces wrinkling.
The Damp & Dry Signal is useful when drying bedsheets/linens in
a mixed load or large items in the “Bulky Items” cycle. When the
signal sounds, rearrange the load inside the dryer, close the door
and restart the dryer to finish the drying cycle. Rearranging the
load will aid in the drying process.
For the “Bulky Items” cycle, “Damp & Dry” is preset to ON.
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.
Press and release the SIGNALS button to change the setting.
NOTE: When the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature is selected and the
Signals setting is on, an audible sound will emit every 5 minutes
until the clothes are removed, or the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature
is finished.
Drying Rack
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
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.
*Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
A
A. 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.
DRYER CARE
Cleaning the Dryer Location
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
WARNING
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
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.
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer. Clean it
before or after 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.
*(Minutes) Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
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.
■
Some towels made of synthetic fibers and natural fibers
(polyester and cotton blends) may shed more lint than other
towels, causing your dryer’s lint screen to fill up faster. Be
sure to remove lint from the lint screen before and after drying
new towels.
■
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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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
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. Close shutoff valve in gas supply line.
3. Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”
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 which contain unstable dyes, such as denim
blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the
dryer interior. These stains are not harmful to your dryer and will
not stain future loads of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside
out to prevent dye transfer.
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Moving care
1. Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Close shutoff valve in gas supply line.
3. Disconnect gas supply line pipe and remove fittings attached
to dryer pipe.
4. Cap the open fuel supply line.
5. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
6. 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dryer displaying code message
■
“PF” (power failure), check the following:
Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?
Press (and hold) HOLD TO START button to restart the dryer.
■
“E” Variable (E1, E2, E3) service codes:
Call for service.
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.
The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
Lint on load
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily
■
■
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
■
Is load properly sorted?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
■
Is the load too big or too heavy?
Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen.
■
Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with a heavy
metal or flexible metal vent. See “Installation Instructions.”
Was the load overdried?
Use correct dryer settings for load type. See “Cycles.”
Overdrying can cause lint-attracting static electricity.
■
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
■
Is pilling being mistaken for lint?
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and
laundering.
Check the following:
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
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 “Installation
Instructions.”
Has an air cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for the
types of garments being dried. See “Cycles.”
Is the automatic cycle ending early? The load may not be
contacting the electronic sensor strips, level the dryer.
Is the valve open on the gas supply line?
Stains on load or color change
■
Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle
when the load is cold. Do not add fabric softener sheets to a
warm load.
■
Were items soiled when placed in the dryer?
Items should be clean before being dried.
■
Were items properly sorted?
Sort light colors from dark colors. Sort colorfast items from
noncolorfast items.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one
fabric softener sheet and only use it once.
■
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below
45ºF (7ºC)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
■
Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very wet?
Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold water
and with items that hold moisture (cottons).
■
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer will not run
■
Items shrinking
■
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
■
Did the load overdry?
Check the manufacturer’s care label. Match dryer setting to
load type. See “Cycles.”
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged in?
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Loads are wrinkled
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was HOLD TO START firmly pressed and held for at least
1 second?
Is a cycle selected?
■
Was load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■
Was dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
■
Did load overdry?
Check the manufacturer’s care label. Match dryer setting to
load type. See “Cycles.”
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Odors
■
Garment damage
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.
■
Check the following:
Were zippers, snaps, and hooks left open?
Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling?
Were care label instructions followed?
Were items damaged before drying?
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.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances
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 Interaction
Center telephone number or your nearest designated service
center.
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Installation information
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Use and maintenance procedures
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Accessory and repair parts sales
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Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.)
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Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies
For assistance and service
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.
Call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center toll free:
1-800-253-1301.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Corporation
Customer Interaction 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 Interaction
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® DRYER WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this dryer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished
with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor costs to correct defects in materials or
workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
SECOND YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON ELECTRONIC CONTROL BOARDS
In the second year from the date of purchase, when this dryer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts to replace the electronic control boards if
defective in materials or workmanship.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON PORCELAIN TOP
In the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this dryer is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts to replace the porcelain top should
it chip or rust due to defective materials or workmanship.
Whirlpool Corporation will not pay for:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your dryer, including venting. Heavy 4" (10.2 cm) metal exhaust vent must be used. Refer
to the venting section of this manual and your Installation Instructions.
2. Service calls to instruct you how to use your dryer, to replace house fuses or correct house wiring or reset circuit breakers, or to
replace owner accessible light bulbs.
3. Repairs when your dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, floods, acts of God, improper installation (including, but not limited
to, venting with plastic or flexible foil), installation not in accordance with local electrical and plumbing codes, or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool Corporation.
5. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
6. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
7. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
8. Any labor costs incurred during the Limited Warranty periods.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another
warranty applies.
If you need service, first see “Troubleshooting.” Additional help can be found by checking “Assistance or Service,” or by calling our
Customer Interaction Center at 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. or write: Whirlpool Corporation, Customer Interaction
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Center, 553 Benson Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692.
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 dryer 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 at the top inside dryer door well.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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