Whirlpool LER3622PQ0 User's Manual

Whirlpool LER3622PQ0 User's Manual
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240-VOLT ELECTRIC
COMPACT DRYER
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
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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
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DRYER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
WARNING
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.
Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to
a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in,
washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, drycleaning solvents, 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.
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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.
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Flat-blade screwdriver
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Wood block
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#2 Phillips head
screwdriver
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Level
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
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Adjustable wrench
■
Tin snips (new vent
installations)
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¼" nut driver
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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
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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.
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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 dryer weight (dryer and load) of
115 lbs (52 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.
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.
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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
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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.
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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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For closet installation with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are
acceptable.
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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.
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Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a
nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer
exhaust opening.
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If your outlet looks like this:
Electrical Requirements
It is your responsibility
■
To contact a qualified electrical installer.
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To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply
connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved
in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
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To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240-volt,
60-Hz., AC-only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208-volt
electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a
separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect
to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the
neutral or grounding circuit.
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Do not use an extension cord.
■
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.
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If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet
ground conductor to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire
connection” section.
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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.
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10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).
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At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
This dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
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If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
■ A UL listed 30 amp power supply cord, rated
120/240-volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or
SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that
connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade
terminals with upturned ends.
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A UL listed strain relief.
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
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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■
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your 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 __________________________________________________
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