Use& CareGuide Cycle control knob Temperature selector I Start button Lint screen Dryer drum Model and serial number label Loading door LARGE CAPACITY AUTOMATIC DRYERS LE5770XW LG5771XW 8-9a Contents Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail 3 Important Safety Instructions the Owner Registration Card provided Additional safety instructions with this product. Then complete the and your responsibilities 4 form below. Have this information Operating Instructions ready if you need service or call with a Starting your dryer .. .. ..._._.............. 5 question. The automatic cycles 7 l Copy model and serial numbers from Timed drying .. ..._._._.._.___.._._._._._,__._. 8 label (on the frame behind the door) Using fluff air 8 and purchase date from sales slip. Caring For Your Dryer l Keep this book, the Dryer Guide and Cleaning the lint screen .____._._._._____ 9 the sales slip together in a handy Lint screen maintenance 9 place. Cleaning the dryer .______._,__..,_,_,_,___ 10 Lint removal _................._.._._._.._._._1 1 If You Need Service Or Assistance ____.____.________._,______,_.._____,_ 12 Model Number Whirlpool Automatic Dryer Warranty ,.,_.....,...,,.,.,.,.,,.,.,....,...,.,.. 16 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 -I 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. l Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions. @If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department. -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. l l l l l l 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. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities l l l l 4 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. - 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. 5 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. 6 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. 7 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 1 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. l 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. 10 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 1 I h&JeL- 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 11 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: l l l l 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: l l l l 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. l 12 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 w 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: iti1 01~ 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. 13 - Notes 14 Notes 15 -I 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.