Whirlpool LE6600XP User's Manual

Whirlpool LE6600XP User's Manual
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SERIES
AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE6600XP
and
Gas Model
LG6601XP
crowave Ovens. Trash Compaclors. Room Air Condltloners. Dehumldlflers.
Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers. Freezers. Refrigerator-free
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Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL
KNOB /
/
LAUNDRY
/INFORMATION
CENTER
/TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
START BUTTON
LINT SCREEN
DRYER DRUM
NUMBER PLATE
LOADING
Copy your LModel and Serial Numbers
here
When
question,
Complete
Model
Complete
Serial
you need
service
or call with a
have this InformatIon
ready
1. Complete
Model
and Sertal Numbers
(from~the
plate
located
as shown]
2. Purchase
date from sales slop
Copy this information
in these spaces
Keep this book, your warranty,
sales slop
and “Dryer
Guide”
in the Laundry
Information
Center
on the back
of the dryer
console
There IS no warranty
reglstratlon
to return
that is required
for In-warranty
service
Contents
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST.
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER.
The Automatic Cycles
Timed Drying
DRYING TIPS
FLUFFAIR Setting
TUMBLE PRESS” Setting
Mixed Loads
Drying Times.
End-of-Cycle
Signal
2
DOOR
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
Wipe
out
the
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
Page
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Purchase
Number
Number
Date
Serwce
Company
Telephone
Number
Proof-of-purchase
and
IS ull
Page
9
LINT SCREEN
9
LINT REMOVAL
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CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
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Vacation Care.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
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ASSISTANCE.
I, Before Calling for
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Assistance
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2. If You Need Assistance,
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3,lfYouNeedService
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4. If You Have a Problem
0 1985 Whirlpool
Corporation
Your
Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
making Sure that your dryer...
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is located
in an area where the temperature
is above 45-F (7.2 C).
l is connected
to the right krnd of outlet, electric
supply and grounding.*
l is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems’
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
l is not run where
there may be explosive fumes.
l IS not
used by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
‘See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
complete
information
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
for
is installed
by a qualified
installer.
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventilated
room* on a floor
that can support the weight.
FOR YOUR SAFETY l
IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
3. ;;;I$U’“H
ANY OPEN
4. IMMEDIATELY CALL
YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
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DO NOT STORE OR USE
GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
;
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
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TYPE OF LOAD
SUGGESTED SUGGESTED
CYCLE
TEMPERATURE
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY-Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys.
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes.
organdies,
lingerie
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
HEAVY
HIGH
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothessheets,
slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERMIT
PRESS
MED
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PERM’T PRESS
MED
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blend&T-shirtsslacksshirts
LIGHTWEIGHT-Synthetics
(polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blousesdresses
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains [2 or 3 panels]
Gauze. lace.etc.
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stufted toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
PRESS
KNITS GENTLE
cow
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS
GENTLE
LOW
TIMED
DRYING
FLUFF
AIR
1.
Select a
CYCLE
2.
Turn the Control
Knob either
way to
point to the cycle
and setting
you
want
See page
6 for lnformatlon
on
the cycles
Turn the Temperature
Push the
3. ST4RT Hutton
The dryer
you push
Control
Selector
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to the
To stop and restart
the dwer
will start tumbling
the START Button
The Cycle
Set TEMPERATl’RE
SELECTOR
To stop the dryer, open the door (or
turn the Control
Knob to OFF)
To restart the dryer. close the door,
select
cycle.
tf necessary.
and push
START
when
Knob should
p
nt to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
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Operating
instructions
The automatic cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob moves and stops
several times until the load reaches
the dryness setting You selected. Then
the knob automatically
moves to
OFF and tumbling stops.
weight cotton items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5
minutes. This helps make the load
easier to handle
Use
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS to dry
permanent
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in.
Timed drying
Use the TIMED DRYING Cycle for
any load you want to dry by time. For
example:
small loads, large bulky
items, items to be fluffed or dusted
with the FLUFFAIR heat setting.
. Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want-from
10 to 60.
l The last 5 minutes
of this cycle are
without heat - a cool-down
time. This
helps make the load easier to
handle.
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For the first few loads, set the Control
Knob to point to an* in either automatic cycle. When the dryer stops,
feel the dried items.
If items are drier than You like, use
a setting to the right of the* the nexi
time You dry a similar load.
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If items are not as dry as You like,
use a setting to the left of the * the
next time You dry a similar load.
Drying
FLUFF
tips
AIR
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths.
foam
rubber pillows,stuffed
toys,sneakers,
etc
Turn Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
Turn Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in the TIMED
DRYING CYCLE.
Push START Button.
TUMBLE
PRESS” Settine
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing
such as
items that may have been packed
In a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
1. Set Cot+rol Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
2. Set Temperature
Selector to
PERM’T PRESSIMED.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 10 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 5 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them
hangers or fold them as soon c
dryer stops.
Drying
Mixed loads
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest
fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove
drv items and reset the control.
To reduce wrinkling, take the load
from dryer as soon as tumbling stops.
This is important for permanent
press,
knits and synthetic fabrics.
End-of-cycle
signal
times
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room temperature
around the
dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
0 dryer temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your “Dryer Guide”
for more information.
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The dryer sounds a signal to let you know
when the cycle is finished. The signal cannot be
turned off and is not adjustable.
The signal is helpful when you are drying
permanent
press, synthetics
and other items
that should be taken out as soon as the dryer
stops.
Lint screen
Clean
the lint screen
increase
drying
Open the Ild and
straight
out.
time
before
and
may
each
load. A SC ?en blocked
be a FIRE HAZAR 1.
by lint can
nt off the screen
I fingers.
DO NOT r rse or wash the screen.
ROLL the
pull the lint screen
with
yo
Push the screen
place.
firmly
back
Into
Lint removal
Lint can
gather
Inside
should be removed
dryer usage.
the dryer
every
and
2 to 3 years,
create
c lire hazard.This
lint
or more 8often, depending
on
Heat Element
Terminals
(: AS DRYERS
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done only by a c ualified
Avoid electrical
shoc:k
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
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electrical
power.
’ Avoid injury or damage
- do not
put hands inside cabinet.
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Make sure dryer is cool.
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person.
1. Remo\ ? back panel (electric)
or lowc r access panel (gas).
2. Avoid
1 amaging
wires,
therm< jtats, funnel or igniter.
3. Remo\
see ar
vacuu’
4. Replac
re-levc
? lint from shaded
area
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-with a soft brush or
i cleaner.
e panel; reconnect and
dryer.
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Caring for your dryer
Remove sharp objects from clothing
before drying - pins, buckles, etc.
Close metal zippers.
Never leave
your dryer.
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth.Spills
allowed
to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etC
Non-colorfast
items can stain the
drum. Wipe carefully
after drying to
make sure there is no dye to be
transferred
to items in the next load
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, console and finish. Do
not use these products on or near
your dryer.
Vacation
laundry
care
Unplug power cord or
turn off electrical
power
10
wet or damp
For gas dryers,
gas valve.
close
Clean
lint screen.
in
If you need service or assistance,, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
I. Before calling
for assistance..
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself
wlthout
tools of any
kind
.
3. If yoa~ need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
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Is power
supply
cord plugged
in7
Is door closed
tightly?
Did you push START Button?
Are fuses blown
or a circuit-breaker
tripped?
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
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The AIR setting
IS without
heat
The last minutes
of heat settings
are
without
heat
Is gas turned
on? If not, turn Control
Knob to OFF Turn on gas Walt 5
minutes
Reset controls
and start
An electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown,
the dryer
may run, but not
heat.
ice technl
:ians are tralned
to fulfill
the prodcl :t warranty
and provide
after-war1
inty service,anywhere
in
the Unite’.’
States
To locate
TECHCARE serb ce in your area, call our
COOL-LIN
service
assistance
telephone
nur lber [see Step 2) or look in
your tele,)hone
directory
Yellow
Pages unc:er
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
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Is the lint screen
clean?
See page
6 in your”Dryer
Guide”
2. If you need assistance’.
..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE I service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 6 Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of ourtratned
Consultants.
The Consultant
can Instruct
you In how to obtain
satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if
service
IS necessary,
recommend
a
qualifted
service
company
in your
area
FSP IS o regstered
trodel-lark
of Vvh~rlpool Corpofatloc~
foe
qwlIty
ports Look for this
symbol of quollty whenever
FSP
you need a replacement
par I
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for your WMpool
oppllarice
FSF replacement
parts
~111fit rl$hl and work right because
they ,318
made lo the same exoctlng
speclflcatlox
used
lo bulld every new WhIrlpOol
appliance
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1. If JOU habe a problem’...
Call
ou COOL-LINE
service
assistance
I?lephone
number
(see
Step 2) an : talk with one of our Consultants,
0’ of you prefer, write to
Mr Stept ,sn E. Upton
Senior V :e President
Whirlpoc
Corporation
Adminis”Itive
Center
2000 US- )3 North
Benton t, Irbor, Ml 49022
.If you mu:
vlde
mocl
date
of pl.
descriptic
formation
ter respc
assistance:’
f call or write, please
pro?I number,
serial number,
rchase,
and a complete
j of the problem.
This Ins needed in order to betid to your
request
for
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Home
Maktng
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