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LARGE CAPACITY
AUTOMATIC DRYERS
LE5770XW LG5771XW
8-9a
Contents
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
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Important Safety Instructions
the Owner Registration Card provided
Additional safety instructions
with this product. Then complete the
and your responsibilities
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form below. Have this information
Operating Instructions
ready if you need service or call with a
Starting your dryer .. .. ..._._.............. 5
question.
The automatic cycles
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l Copy model and serial numbers
from
Timed drying .. ..._._._.._.___.._._._._._,__._.
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label
(on
the
frame
behind
the
door)
Using fluff air
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and purchase date from sales slip.
Caring For Your Dryer
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Keep this book, the Dryer Guide and
Cleaning the lint screen .____._._._._____
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the sales slip together in a handy
Lint screen maintenance
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place.
Cleaning the dryer .______._,__..,_,_,_,___
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Lint removal _................._.._._._.._._._1 1
If You Need Service Or
Assistance ____.____.________._,______,_.._____,_
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Model Number
Whirlpool Automatic Dryer
Warranty ,.,_.....,...,,.,.,.,.,,.,.,....,...,.,..
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Page
Serial Number
01992 Whirlpool Corporation
If your dryer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. It will be easier
to remove before the dryer is used. To
remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a
ball, then remove.
or
l Soak area with liquid hand
dishwashing detergent before
removing glue as described above.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage the finish.
See “Important Safety Instructions” on
pages 3 and 4.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside the dryer.
You should wipe out the dryer drum
with a damp cloth before using to
remove dust from storing or shipping.
Purchase
Date
Service Company
Phone Number
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ImportantSafetyInstructions
Fire Hazard
For your safety the information
in
this manual must be followed to
minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
-Do Not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
-WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
l Do Not try
to light any appliance.
l Do Not touch
any electrical switch; Do Not use
any phone in your building.
@Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
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call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
@If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
-Never install dryer up against draperies or
curtains, or on carpet.
-Keep any and all items from falling or collecting
behind the dryer.
Installation
and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Important
Continued
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury to persons when using your dryer, follow
including the following:
basic precautions,
n Read all instructions
before using
the dryer.
@NEVER dry items cleaned, washed,
soaked in or spotted with wax, paint,
gasoline or flammable fluids in the
dryer. The fumes can create a FIRE
HAZARD or EXPLOSION. ALWAYS
hand launder and air dry fabrics
containing these materials.
. NEVER allow children to operate,
play with or crawl inside the dryer.
Close supervision of children is
necessary when the dryer is used
near children.
l DO NOT reach into a dryer if the
drum is moving.
. When discarding an old dryer,
ALWAYS remove the door to
prevent accidental entrapment.
l DO NOT install or store dryer where
it will be exposed to the weather.
l DO NOT tamper with the controls.
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You are responsible
for making
sure that your dryer is installed,
repaired and has parts replaced by a
qualified person.
Use only fabric softeners specifically
labeled as not being harmful to the
dryer.
FIRE HAZARD and DAMAGE to
materials can result from:
-drying rubber, rubber-like and heat
sensitive materials with heat.
-allowing lint build-up inside the
dryer or exhaust system. Cleaning
should be done periodically by a
qualified person.
Clean lint screen before or after
each load.
DO NOT let dust, lint, paper, rags,
chemicals, etc. pile up around or
under the dryer.
Dryer must be electrically grounded.
See the Installation Instructions.
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Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities
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NEVER operate the dryer if:
- it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too
hot).
- it is damaged.
-parts are missing (i.e. door latch).
-all panels are not in place.
-the lint screen is loose, damaged or
missing.
ALWAYS shut off the gas valve
before leaving on vacation if you have
a gas dryer.
ALWAYS unplug the power supply
cord or turn off electrical power
before attempting to service the
dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if you
have a gas dryer.
DO NOT wash or dry items that are
soiled with vegetable or cooking oil.
These items may contain some oil
after laundering. Due to the remaining
oil, the fabric may smoke or catch fire
by itself.
l You are responsible
for making
sure that your dryer:
-is properly maintained.
-is properly installed and leveled on a
floor that can support the weight in a
well ventilated room.*
-is located in an area where the
temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
- is connected to the proper outlet and
electrical supply.*
- is properly connected to fuel and
exhaust systems.*
- is used only for jobs normally
expected of home clothes dryers.
- is not used by anyone unable to
operate it properly.
*See the Installation Instructions for
complete information.
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OperatingInstructions
Starting your dryer
Be sure to refer to the chart below and the Dryer Guide for proper sorting, loading
and control setting information before starting your dryer.
NOTE: Do not overdry. Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling, and damage
some fabrics.
TYPE OF LOAD
Cottons and linens
EXTRA HEAVY-Bedspreads,
mattress
pads, qurlts
HEAVYWEIGHT-Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Sheets,
pillowcases,
cotton underwear, diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT-Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
Permanent press, synthetics
and blends
HEAVYWEIGHT-Work
clothes, jackets,
raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Shirts,
play clothes,
sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT-Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
Knits
HEAVYWEIGHT-Cottons.
rayons, blends,
T-shirts, slacks, shirts
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Synthetics
(polyester,
acrylic, etc.), dress slacks, skirts, sweaters
LIGHTWEIGHT-Synthetics
(polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses,
dresses
Delicate fabrics
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels),
gauze, lace, etc.
Rubber, plastic,
heat-sensitive
fabrics
FOAM RUBBER-Pillows,
bras, stuffed toys
PLASTIC-Shower
curtains, tablecloths
RUBBER-BACKED
RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE,
SHEER NYLON
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
PERM’T PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERMIT PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERM’T PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
TIMED DRYING
20-30
20-30
40-50
15-20
min.
min.
min.
min.
FLUFF AIR’
*See page 8.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
2. Set the Temperature
3. Push the Start Button
Selector
on
to start the
To stop and restart the dryer
l Open the door or turn the Cycle
Control Knob to OFF to stop the
dryer.
l Close the door, select a cycle (if
necessary) and push the Stat-l
Button to restart the dryer.
The Cycle Control Knob should point
to an OFF area when the dryer is not
in use. If the dryer is stopped before
the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle
Control Knob to an OFF area.
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The automatic cycles
The automatic cycles allow you to
select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The automatic DRY-MISEWcontrol
is a thermostat that senses the dryer
air temperature. The dryer automatically shuts off when the selected
dryness is reached.
The Cycle Control Knob will not
move until the load is almost dry or the
cool-down portion of the cycle has
been reached. After the cool-down
portion is complete, the Cycle Control
Knob automatically moves to an OFF
area and tumbling stops.
Use AUTOMATIC PERMANENT
PRESS to dry permanent press, knits
and other synthetic items. The load
tumbles without heat during the last IO
minutes. This helps keep wrinkles from
setting in and makes the load easier to
handle.
Overdtying can cause shrinkage, static
cling and damage to some fabrics.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
rIMED DRYING
The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
without heat to help make the load
easier to handle.
Using FLUFFAIR
Fire Hazard
Do not dry plastic or rubber items
with heat. Use FLUFF AIR setting,
or line dry.
Failure to do so could result in fire
or damaged items.
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature Selector is set to FLUFF
AIR. This can be used to fluff or air dry
bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber
pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Turn the Temperature Selector to
FLUFF AIR.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the
number of minutes you want in the
TIMED DRYING cycle.
3. Push the Star-t Button.
NOTE: Repeat steps above if more
time is needed to dry items.
CaringForYourDryer
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Product and Fabric Damage Hazard
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.
Cleaning the lint screen
The lint screen is located under a lid
on top of the dryer. Clean it before
each load. A screen blocked by lint
can increase drying time.
1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
2. Roll lint off the screen with your
fingers, Do not rinse or wash the
screen to remove lint. Wet lint is
hard to remove.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into
place and close the lid.
Lint screen maintenance
Laundry detergents and fabric
softeners can cause a residue build-up
on the lint screen. A clogged lint
screen can extend drying times. Clean
the lint screen every six months or
more frequently if it becomes clogged
due to a residue build-up. Use the
following method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with
hot water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water
and liquid detergent.
3. Scrub lint screen with the brush
until all residue build-up is removed.
4. Rinse with hot water.
5. Thoroughly
dry lint screen with a
clean towel and replace in dryer.
Caring For Your Dryer
Continued
Cleaning the dryer
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Turn off the electrical
power
before cleaning the interior.
l Make sure the dryer
is cool.
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or injury.
Fire Hazard
Use non-flammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so could result in an
explosion.
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Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such as denim blue jeans or brightly
colored cotton items, may discolor the
dryer interior.
If you want to remove stains from
dryer drum use one of the following
methods:
Powdered laundry detergent
1. Make a paste with detergent and
very warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth and scrub
area until all excess dye is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
Liquid non-flammable
household
cleaner
1. Apply to stained area.
2. Rub with a cloth until all excess dye
is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
To clean dryer exterior:
Wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
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Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be
a fuel for fire. It is recommended the
lint be removed every 2 to 3 years, or
more often, depending on dryer
usage. Cleaning should be done by a
qualified person. If you have any
questions, please call our Consumer
Assistance Center at 1-800-253-l
301.
Thermostats
Electric
dryer with back panel removed
Igniter
,
Heat element
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Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
l Unplug
the power supply cord
or turn off the electrical power
before removing dryer panels.
l Make sure the dryer
is cool.
l Dryer
parts can have sharp
edges. Use care when handling.
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or personal
injury.
1. Unplug the power supply cord or
turn off the electrical power.
2. Remove back panel (electric) or
lower front access panel (gas). See
Installation Instructions.
3. Remove lint from shaded area in
illustration with a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner. Avoid damaging
wires, thermostats (electric), funnel
(gas) or igniter (gas).
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
level dryer again, if necessary.
Gas dryer with lower front
access panel removed
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggest you follow these
steps:
1. Before calling for assistance .. .
Performance problems often result from
little things you can find and fix yourself
without tools of any kind.
If your dryer does not run:
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Is the power supply plugged into a live
circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you push the Start Button?
Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
If your dryer does not heat:
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The FLUFF AIR setting is without
heat.
The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
If you have a gas dryer, is the gas
turned on? If not, turn the Cycle
Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas.
Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and
start.
The circuit supplying an electric dryer
uses 2 breakers or 2 fuses. If one
breaker is tripped or one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
If drying
time seems too long:
Is the lint screen clean? See page 9
for cleaning instructions.
l Is the exhaust
duct or outside exhaust
hood clogged? Clean if needed.
. See the Dryer Guide.
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2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial free
from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in
how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service
company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number
in your correspondence.
3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a
nationwide network
of authorized
SERVICEWhirlpoolSM service
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companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained
to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area,
call our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
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4. If you need FSP
replacement
parts*...
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in
your area, refer to Step 3 or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with how
the problem was solved*...
l Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices
consumer views at the highest levels
of the major appliance industry.
l Contact
MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized servicer and
Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
‘When requesting assistance, please
provide: model number, serial
number, date of purchase, and a
complete description of the problem.
This information is needed in order
to better respond to your request.
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Notes
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WHIRLPOOL”
AutomaticDryerWarranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@’replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company.
WHIRLPOOL
DROOl
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to dryer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use 01
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by 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 limitation or exclusion 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 United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book.
After checking “Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
8 Registered TrademarkSM
Part No. 3395438
01992 Whirlpool Corporation
Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
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