® 240-VOLT ELECTRIC COMPACT DRYER Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at...www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ................................................. 2 8562114 TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................4 Tools and Parts ............................................................................4 Location Requirements ...............................................................4 Electrical Requirements ...............................................................6 Electrical Connection ...................................................................7 Venting Requirements................................................................11 Plan Vent System .......................................................................12 Install Vent System.....................................................................13 Install Leveling Legs ...................................................................13 Level Dryer .................................................................................14 Connect Vent..............................................................................14 Complete Installation .................................................................14 DRYER USE ..................................................................................15 Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................15 Stopping and Restarting ............................................................15 Loading.......................................................................................16 Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips ........................................16 Cycles .........................................................................................16 DRYER CARE................................................................................17 Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................17 Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................17 Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................17 Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................18 Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................18 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................18 ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................19 WARRANTY ..................................................................................20 ® 2 DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions. DANGER You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. WARNING All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Read all instructions before using the dryer. Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire. Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, drycleaning solvents, other flammable, or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the drying compartment. Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather. Do not tamper with controls. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this Use and Care Guide or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out. Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product. Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials. Clean lint screen before or after each load. Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and dirt. The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel. See installation instructions for grounding requirements. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Tools and Parts Location Requirements Tools needed WARNING Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the safety instructions provided with any tools listed here. ■ Flat-blade screwdriver ■ Wood block ■ #2 Phillips head screwdriver ■ ■ Level Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) ■ Adjustable wrench ■ Tin snips (new vent installations) ■ ¼" nut driver ■ Vent clamps 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. Parts supplied Remove parts package from the dryer drum. Check that all parts listed are included. ■ 1 - Cycle Control (timer) knob ■ 1 - Push to Start button ■ 4 - Leveling legs Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. You will need ■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.” Parts needed ■ A separate 30 amp circuit. Check local codes, existing electrical supply and venting, and see “Venting Requirements” and “Electrical Requirements” before purchasing parts. Mobile home installations require ■ Metal exhaust system hardware. For ordering information, please refer to the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual. You may also contact the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. ■ A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.” ■ A sturdy floor to support the dryer weight (dryer and load) of 115 lbs (52 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance should also be considered. ■ A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire dryer. 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. Drying times can be extended. 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. 4 Recessed or closet installation - Dryer only Installation Clearances The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. 14" (35.6 cm) Dryer Dimensions 3 20 " *(52.7 cm) 4 18"(45.7 cm) 3" (7.6 cm) 31"† (78.7 cm) 0" (0 cm) A 0" (0cm) B A. Side view - closet or confined area B. Recessed area Recessed or closet installation - Stacked 7 23 8" (60.6 cm) *Most installations require a minimum 5½" (14.0 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbows. See “Venting Requirements.” Minimum installation spacing for recessed area and closet installation 48 in.2 (309.7 cm2 ) DRYER 12" (30.5 cm) 2 The following dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed when the unit is to be operated with, or without, the Stack Stand Kit. To purchase a Stack Stand Kit, see “Assistance or Service.” ■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. ■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and floor moldings. ■ Additional spacing of 1" (2.5 cm) on all sides of the dryer is recommended to reduce noise transfer. ■ 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. ■ Companion appliance spacing should also be considered. 3" (7.6 cm) 3" (7.6 cm) 12" (30.5 cm) 24 in. (154.8 cm2) WASHER 0" (0 cm) 0" (0 cm) A 3" (7.6 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) B C A. Recessed area B. Side view - closet or confined area C. Closet door with vents Mobile Home - Additional Location 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 245, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: ■ Metal exhaust system hardware which is available for purchase from your dealer. ■ 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. 5 If your outlet looks like this: Electrical Requirements It is your responsibility ■ To contact a qualified electrical installer. ■ To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations. A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269. ■ To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240-volt, 60-Hz., AC-only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208-volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit. ■ Do not use an extension cord. ■ If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate. 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 4, 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 3, 10-gauge copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R. Electrical Connection To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions provided for it here. ■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire electrical supply connection. The green cabinet-grounding conductor 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 green cabinetgrounding conductor 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 green cabinet-grounding conductor is secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor. ■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet ground conductor to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection” section. ■ Use a 4-wire conductor cord when the dryer is installed in a mobile home or an area where local codes do not permit grounding through the neutral. If connecting by direct wire: Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) and be: ■ Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable (with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All current-carrying wires must be insulated. ■ 10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum). ■ At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ■ 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. ■ If using a power supply cord: Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain: ■ A UL listed 30 amp power supply cord, rated 120/240-volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends. ■ A UL listed strain relief. 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 6 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. A B 3. Assemble a ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief) into the hole below the terminal block opening. Tighten strain relief screws just enough to hold the two clamp sections together. Put power supply cord through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. C D E 4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection: 4-wire (recommended) 3-wire (if 4-wire is not available) A. Terminal block cover B. External ground conductor screw C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw D. Hold-down screw location E. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) 7 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 A UL listed, 120/240 volt minimum, 30 amp, dryer power supply cord* 3-wire connection: Power supply cord A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 3-wire connection: Direct Wire 5" (12.7 cm) 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) 3-wire direct 1. Remove center terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground conductor screw. Fasten it under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. B A C A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL grounding wire before being moved to center terminal block screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Green/yellow wire of harness 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 4. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center screw of the terminal block. *If local codes do not permit the connection of a frame-grounding conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire connection” section. C D E 4-wire connection: Power supply cord IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. F B B A C 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. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief G. Ring terminals G A F A. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord C. External ground conductor screw D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw E. Neutral wire (white or center wire) F. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) 5. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 6. Tighten strain relief screws. 7. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 8 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. 4. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. D C E B A 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. See example below. F A. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief B. Green or bare wire of power supply cable C. External ground conductor screw D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw E. Neutral wire (white or center wire) F. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) 5. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 1. Remove center terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground conductor screw. Fasten it under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. B A 6. Tighten strain relief screws. 7. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. C A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL grounding wire before being moved to center terminal block screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Green/yellow wire of harness 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 9 3-wire connection: Power supply cord 3-wire connection: Direct Wire Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. B E D A C 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. 1 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) 1. Loosen or remove center 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. B 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. C D 1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw. 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. B A C E A. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) B. External ground conductor screw C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. D A E A. Neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) B. External ground conductor screw C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 3. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 10 Optional 3-wire connetion Venting Requirements Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 1. Remove center terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral grounding wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground conductor screw. Connect appliance ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 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. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS. 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. A B C D 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. A. External ground conductor screw B. Neutral grounding wire (green/yellow) C. Neutral wire (white or center wire) D. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician 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 may result in reduced airflow. 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 may be 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. 11 Special provisions for mobile home installations Plan Vent System Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. 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. A B C A. Exhaust hood B. Flexible metal vent or rigid metal vent C. Elbow Determine vent length 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 90° turns when possible. good better Alternate installations for close clearances 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 provided with the vent system. 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. A 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. For ordering information see “Assistance or Service.” ■ Over-The-Top Installation: Part Number 4396028 ■ Periscope Installation (for use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch): Part Number 4396037 - for mismatch of 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) Part Number 4396011 - for mismatch of 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm) Part Number 4396014 - for mismatch of 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (127 cm) 12 B B A 4" (10.2 cm) 4" (10.2 cm) A. Louvered style B. Box hood style The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable. Install Leveling Legs 4" (10.2 cm) WARNING 2½" (6.4 cm) Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. 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 specified in the Vent Length Chart. In the column listing the type of metal vent you are using (rigid metal or flexible metal), find the maximum length of metal vent on the same line as the number of elbows. Vent Length Chart Number of 90º turns or elbows Type of vent Box or louvered hoods Angled hoods 0 Rigid metal Flexible metal 36 ft (11 m) 28 ft (8.5 m) 26 ft (7.9 m) 22 ft (6.7 m) 1 Rigid metal Flexible metal 26 ft (7.9 m) 18 ft (5.5 m) 16 ft (4.9 m) 12 ft (3.7 m) 2 Rigid metal Flexible metal 16 ft (4.9 m) 8 ft (2.8 m) 6 ft (1.8 m) 2 ft (0.6 m) 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. Start to screw the legs into the holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs. They should stick out about 1" (2.5 cm). 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 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. 4. 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 position. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent. 13 Level Dryer Complete Installation Check levelness of dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back. 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/recycle 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 on a level surface. 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. Remove tape from the lint screen (located on inside back wall of dryer). 8. Read “Dryer Use.” 9. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. 10. To test the dryer, 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: If dryer is not level, prop the dryer up using a wood block. Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for levelness. NOTE: It may be necessary to level the dryer again after it is moved into its final position. Connect Vent 1. Using a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean. The dryer vent must fit over the dryer exhaust outlet and inside the exhaust hood. 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. 14 ■ Controls are set in a running or “On” position. ■ Push to Start button has been firmly pushed. ■ 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, check the following: ■ Controls are set on a heated cycle, not an air cycle. NOTE: You may notice a burning odor when dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away. DRYER USE Starting Your Dryer WARNING Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping. 1. Clean the lint screen before or after each cycle. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.” 2. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. 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. 3. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.” WARNING Fire Hazard No washer can completely remove oil. 4. Press the PUSH TO START button. Stopping and Restarting Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils). You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle. Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle. Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF. NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when the dryer is not in use. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance. To stop your dryer To restart your dryer 1. Close the door. 2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired). 3. Press the PUSH TO START button. 15 Loading Cycles Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows the maximum load you can place in your compact dryer. Expect longer drying times. Heavy work clothes 2 pair of pants, 3 work shirts Delicates 1 camisole, 2 slips, 4 undergarments, 1 set of sleepwear, 1 half slip Towels 9 bath towels; or 6 bath towels, 3 hand towels, 6 washcloths Mixed Load 2 pillowcases, 1 T-shirt, 2 shirts, 1 pair slacks Knits 2 slacks, 2 shirts; or 3 dresses Perm. Press 6 shirts; or 2 double sheets & 2 pillowcases; or 2 singles sheets & 2 pillowcases Cycle Control knob Perm Press Your automatic cycle shuts off the dryer when the selected dryness is reached. The Cycle Control knob does not move until the load is almost dry. After the cool down, the knob automatically turns to an Off area and tumbling stops. Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*). ■ If the load is drier than you like, select a setting closer to LESS DRY the next time you dry a similar load. ■ Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips If the load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using the Timed Drying cycle. The next time you dry a similar load, select a setting closer to VERY DRY. Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load. Your dryer tumbles the load without heat during the last few minutes of all cycles to make the load easier to handle. NOTE: Drying time with an automatic cycle varies according to the type of fabric, size of load, and temperature setting. Drying tips Air Cycle ■ 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. Use this cycle for items that require drying without heat, such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics. See the chart for examples of items that can be dried using an air cycle. Cycle and temperature tips ■ Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*). ■ Use a no heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic, or heat-sensitive fabrics. ■ Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics. NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for various loads, refer to the care label directions. Type of Load Time* Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys Plastic - shower curtains, tablecloths Rubber-backed rugs Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon 20 - 30 20 - 30 40 - 50 10 - 20 *(Minutes). Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed. When using an air cycle ■ Check to see that coverings are securely stitched. ■ Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during cycle. ■ Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry. Timed Drying Cycle Use this cycle to complete drying if items are still damp after the automatic cycle. Timed Drying is also useful for: ■ Heavyweight items and work clothes that require a long drying time. ■ Lightweight items, such as lingerie, blouses, and knits that require a short drying time. For damp dry, turn the Cycle Control Knob to 30 minutes or less. End of Cycle Signal The dryer sounds a signal to let you know when the cycle is finished. The signal is not adjustable and cannot be turned off. 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. 16 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 the screen. Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every six 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 the lint screen cover and body with hot water. 3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen cover and body 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 inside the dryer drum, on the back wall. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean 1. Open the door and pull the lint screen straight out. 2. Squeeze body of lint screen lightly while pulling off the cover. 3. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. 4. Replace cover on lint screen body. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and close the door. 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 with hot water. 5. Thoroughly dry lint screen body and cover with a clean towel. Replace in dryer. Cleaning the Dryer Interior To clean dryer drum 1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very warm water. 2. Apply paste to a soft cloth. OR Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is removed. 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 insideout to prevent dye transfer. 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. 17 Moving care 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. 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.” Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. 1. Unplug the power supply cord. Disconnect wiring if dryer is direct wired. 2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base. 3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door. TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Clothes are not drying satisfactorily Dryer will not run ■ The compact dryer operates at a lower wattage. Expect longer drying times. ■ Check the following: Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse. 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.” Is the dryer door firmly closed? Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See “Installation Instructions.” ■ Was the PUSH TO START button firmly pressed? Is a cycle selected? Unusual sounds ■ Has an air dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried. See “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.” Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one fabric softener sheet and only use it once. Is the automatic cycle ending early? This cycle will end early if dryer load is not contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. See “Installation Instructions.” ■ 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. 18 Check the following: Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet? 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. Lint on load ■ Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air movement. ■ Is the 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. ■ Was the load overdried? Use correct dryer settings for load type. Overdrying can cause lint-attracting static electricity. See “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.” ■ Was paper or tissue left in pockets? ■ Is pilling being mistaken for lint? Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and laundering. Stains on load or color change ■ Loads are wrinkled 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. ■ 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. ■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle? ■ 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 “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.” 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. 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 “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.” Garment damage ■ 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. If you need replacement parts If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use 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 factory specified replacement parts in your area, call our Customer Interaction Center (in the U.S.A.) or your nearest designated service center. In the U.S.A. Call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction 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 afterwarranty 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 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. 19 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. 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. 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 Center, 553 Benson Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692. 7/03 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 on the inside door well of your dryer. Dealer name____________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ Phone number __________________________________________________ Model number __________________________________________________ Serial number __________________________________________________ Purchase date __________________________________________________ 8562114 © 2004 Whirlpool Corporation. All rights reserved. ® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A. 6/04 Printed in U.S.A.
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