® ® ELECTRONIC ELECTRIC 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 W10151580A TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................3 Tools and Parts ............................................................................3 Optional Pedestal.........................................................................4 Location Requirements ...............................................................4 Electrical Requirements ...............................................................6 Electrical Connection ...................................................................8 Venting Requirements................................................................13 Plan Vent System .......................................................................14 Install Vent System.....................................................................15 Install Leveling Legs ...................................................................15 Connect Vent..............................................................................15 Level Dryer .................................................................................15 Reverse Door Swing ..................................................................16 Complete Installation .................................................................17 DRYER USE ..................................................................................18 Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................18 Stopping or Restarting Your Dryer ............................................19 Lock Controls .............................................................................19 Drying and Cycle Tips ................................................................19 Status Lights...............................................................................19 Cycles .........................................................................................20 Additional Features ....................................................................21 Changing Cycles, Options and Modifiers ..................................21 Drying Rack Option ....................................................................21 DRYER CARE................................................................................22 Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................22 Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................22 Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................23 Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................23 Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................23 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................24 ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................26 ACCESSORIES .............................................................................26 WARRANTY ..................................................................................28 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: DANGER WARNING You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions. You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. 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. 2 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, or 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 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Tools and Parts Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. ■ Flat-blade screwdriver ■ Vent clamps ■ #2 Phillips screwdriver ■ ■ Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or hex-head socket wrench (for adjusting dryer feet) Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) ■ Tin snips (new vent installations) ■ Wire stripper (direct wire installations) ■ ¼" nut driver or socket wrench (recommended) ■ Level ■ Tape measure Parts needed Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting. See “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements” before purchasing parts. ■ For close-clearance installations between 28.65" (72.77 cm) and 34.15" (86.74 cm), see “Plan Vent System” section for venting requirements. 34.15" (86.74 cm) Parts supplied Remove parts packages from dryer drum. Check that all parts are included. ■ Parts package. 4 Leveling legs NOTE: Do not use leveling legs if installing the dryer on a pedestal. Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. For further information, please refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. 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. 3 Optional Pedestal Location Requirements Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You have the option of purchasing pedestals of different heights separately for this dryer. You may select a 10" (25.4 cm) pedestal or a 15.5" (39.4 cm) pedestal with a shelf and bin dividers. These pedestals will add to the total height of the dryer for a total height of approximately 46" (116.8 cm) or 51.5" (130.8 cm), respectively. For a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer at least 18" (46 cm) above the floor. WARNING 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. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Optional pedestal (15.5" [39.4 cm] model shown) To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. Pedestal Height Color Part Number 10" (25.4 cm) White WHP1000SQ 15.5" (39.4 cm) with shelf and bin dividers White WHP1500SQ You will need ■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.” ■ A separate 30-amp circuit. ■ If you are using a power cord, 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 total dryer weight of 127 lbs (57.6 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. (If slope is greater than 1" [2.5 cm], install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part No. 279810.) Clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is not level. ■ For a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer at least 18" (46 cm) above the floor. If using a pedestal, you will need 18" (46 cm) to the bottom of the dryer. Drying Rack To order a drying rack, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. Ask for Part Number 8563738. For more information, see “Drying Rack Option.” Stack Kit Are you planning to stack your DUET SPORT™ washer and dryer? To do so, you will need to purchase a Stack Kit. To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. Ask for Part Number 8572546. 4 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. Installation clearances Closet installation - Dryer only The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. Dryer Dimensions 14" max.* (35.6 cm) 50¹⁄₂" (128.27 cm) 3"* (7.6 cm) 48 in.2* (310 cm 2) 15" min.* (38.1 cm) 36" (91.4 cm) 24 in.2* (155 cm 2) 3"* (7.6 cm) 5"** 1"* 28.65" (2.5 cm) (72.77 cm) (12.7 cm) A *28.65" (72.77 cm) B A. Side view - closet or confined area B. Closet door with vents 27" (68.6 cm) *Most installations require a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting Requirements.” *Required spacing **For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 cm) spacing is allowed. Recessed or closet installation - Dryer on pedestal Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation 14" max.* (35.6 cm) The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this dryer. This dryer has been tested for spacing of 0" (0 cm) clearance on the sides and rear. Recommended spacing should be considered for the following reasons: ■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. ■ Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and floor moldings. ■ Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the dryer 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. ■ 15" min.* (38.1 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) 27" (68.6 cm) A 1" 1"* (2.5 cm) (2.5 cm) 28.65" 5"** (72.77 cm) (12.7 cm) B A. Recessed area B. Side view - closet or confined area Companion appliance spacing should also be considered. *Required spacing **For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 cm) spacing is allowed. Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only 2"* (5 cm) 36" min (91.4 cm) 1"* (2.5 cm) 27" (68.6 cm) 1"* (2.5 cm) *Required spacing 5 6"* (15.2 cm) Recommended installation spacing for cabinet installation ■ For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top of the cabinet are required. 7"* (17.8 cm) 72" (182.9 cm) 7"* (17.8 cm) 9"* (22.9 cm) 5"* (12.7 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) 27" (68.6 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) *Required spacing Mobile home - additional installation requirements 1"* 5"** 28.65" 27" 1" 1" (12.7 cm) (72.77 cm) (2.5 cm) (2.5 cm) (68.6 cm) (2.5 cm) *Required spacing **For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 cm) spacing is allowed. 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 24, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: ■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer. ■ Recommended installation spacing for recessed or closet installation, with stacked washer and dryer 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. The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing. Electrical Requirements 48 in.2 * (310 cm2) It is your responsibility 3"* (7.6 cm) ■ 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. 3"* (7.6 cm) 24 in.2 * (155 cm2) 1"* (2.5 cm) ■ 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. *Required spacing 6 Electrical Connection If your outlet looks like this: 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. ■ If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection” in the “Electrical Connection” section. ■ ■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire 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 neutral ground wire 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 neutral ground wire is secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor. A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the appliance is installed in a location where grounding through the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductors. 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. If your outlet looks like this: 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 four 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. 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 three 10-gauge copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R. 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. ■ 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 7 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 C D C D B A. Strain relief tab pointing up B. Hole below terminal block opening C. Clamp section D. Strain relief tab pointing down A ■ A. Neutral ground wire B. External ground conductor screw C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw D. Terminal block cover and hold-down screw 3. Install strain relief. Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief ■ 8 Remove the screws from a ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp sections into the hole below the terminal block opening so that one tab is pointing up and the other is pointing down, and hold in place. Tighten strain relief screws enough to hold the two clamp sections together. Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not further tighten strain relief screws at this point. Style 2: Direct wire strain relief ■ Electrical Connection Options Unscrew the removable conduit connector and any screws from a ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief through the hole below the terminal block opening. Reaching inside the terminal block opening, screw the removable conduit connector onto the strain relief threads. 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 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) A UL listed, 120/ 240-volt minimum, 30-amp, dryer power supply cord* 3-wire connection: Power supply cord 3-wire direct A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 3-wire connection: Direct Wire A 5" (12.7 cm) B C A. Removable conduit connector B. Hole below terminal block opening C. Strain relief threads ■ Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screw against the direct wire cable. 3¹⁄₂" (8.9 cm) *If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet-ground conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire connection” section. 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. B F A C 4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection: 4-wire (recommended) 3-wire (if 4-wire is not available) D E G 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. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief G. Ring terminals 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 9 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. A C D B 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. 1" E (2.5 ) cm 5" (12.7 cm) A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw. B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral ground wire D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 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, as shown. 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. A D E B F C 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and place the hooked end (hook facing right) of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct wire cable under the center screw of the terminal block. Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screw. B A C A. External ground conductor screw B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord C. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw E. Neutral ground wire F. Neutral wire (white or center wire) D E 4. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. A. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw. B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral ground wire D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 5. Tighten strain relief screws. 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 10 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. D A 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. C A E B F D B E C A. External ground conductor screw B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable C. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief D. Center silver-colored terminal block screw E. Neutral ground wire F. Neutral wire (white or center wire) A. External ground conductor screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 4. Place the hooked ends of the other direct wire cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 5. Tighten strain relief screw. 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 7. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 3-wire connection: Power supply cord Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. E B D A C G F 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) 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. 6. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 3-wire connection: Direct wire 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" (2.5 ) cm 3¹⁄₂" ) (8.9 cm 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 11 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, as shown. Optional 3-wire connection Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. B A C D C A E D B F E A. External ground conductor screw B. Neutral ground wire 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 direct wire cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screw. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 6. You have completed your electrical connection. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 12 A. External ground conductor screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral ground wire D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief F. Grounding path determined by a qualified electrician 3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground conductor screw to an adequate ground. 6. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. Venting Requirements WARNING Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance. ■ Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or floors. Elbows 45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows. ■ 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. IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances. The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling or a concealed space of a building. Good Better Clamps Use clamps to seal all joints. ■ ■ Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the duct. Do not use duct tape. 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 or flexible heavy metal vent. ■ Review Vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if necessary to achieve the best drying performance. Clamp Exhaust Recommended hood styles are shown here. B A If this is a new vent system Vent material ■ Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent. ■ 4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used. DURASAFE™ venting products are recommended. 4" (10.2 cm) 4" (10.2 cm) A. Louvered hood style B. Box hood style The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable. 4" (10.2 cm) 4" 10.2 cm 4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent 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. Rigid metal vent ■ For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended. ■ Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and kinking. Flexible metal vent ■ Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for cleaning. ■ Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when the dryer is in its final location. 2½" (6.4 cm) ■ ■ ■ An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep 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, snow line, etc.). Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch. Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect indoors, which may result in: Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint, wallpaper, carpets, etc. Housecleaning problems and health problems. 13 Plan Vent System Alternate installations for close clearances Choose your exhaust installation type 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. Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible. B C D E F G A A A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow) B. Periscope installation H A. Dryer B. Elbow C. Wall D. Exhaust hood B E. Clamps F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows H. Exhaust outlet NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. Please see the “Assistance or Service” section to order. ■ Over-the-Top Installation: Part Number 4396028 Optional exhaust installations ■ WARNING Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch): Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396011 - 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396014 - 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (127 cm) mismatch Fire Hazard Cover unused exhaust holes with the following kit: Special provisions for mobile home installations 279818 (white) 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. Contact your local dealer. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, electrical shock, or serious injury. This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left side, or through the bottom. Contact your local dealer to have the dryer converted. Determine vent path A B A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation B. Left or right side exhaust installation C. Bottom exhaust installation (not an option with pedestal installations) 14 C ■ 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. ■ Use the fewest 90° turns possible. Determine vent length and elbows needed for best drying performance ■ 2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel). Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration. Use the following Vent system chart to determine type of vent material and hood combinations acceptable to use. NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in the Vent system chart. Exhaust systems longer than those specified will: ■ Shorten the life of the dryer. ■ Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage. The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will help to achieve the best drying performance. 3. Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking. Vent system chart NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90º turn inside the dryer. To determine maximum exhaust length, add one 90º turn to the chart. Number of 90º turns or elbows Type of vent Box or louvered hoods Angled hoods 0 Rigid metal Flexible metal 64 ft (20 m) 36 ft (11 m) 58 ft (17.7 m) 28 ft (8.5 m) 1 Rigid metal Flexible metal 54 ft (16.5 m) 31 ft (9.4 m) 48 ft (14.6 m) 23 ft (7 m) 2 Rigid metal Flexible metal 44 ft (13.4 m) 27 ft (8.2 m) 38 ft (11.6 m) 19 ft (5.8 m) 3 Rigid metal Flexible metal 35 ft (10.7 m) 25 ft (7.6 m) 29 ft (8.8 m) 17 ft (5.2 m) 4 Rigid metal Flexible metal 27 ft (8.2 m) 23 ft (7 m) 21 ft (6.4 m) 15 ft (4.6 m) 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 path” in “Plan Vent System.” 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. Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer visible. 5. Place a carton corner post from dryer packaging 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 location. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent. 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. Check that the vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp. 2. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent. 3. (On gas models) Check that there are no kinks in the flexible gas line. 4. Once the exhaust vent connection is made, remove the corner posts and cardboard. Level Dryer Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back. Install Leveling Legs WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block. Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for levelness. 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. 15 Reverse Door Swing You can change your door swing from a right-side opening to a left-side opening, if desired. 1. Place a towel or soft cloth on top of the dryer or work space to protect the surface. Remove the door assembly 1. Remove the 4 screws that hold the door hinge on the front panel of the dryer. Reverse hinge 1. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to remove 2 plug strips from the inner door. Slide the head of the screwdriver under the plugs, being certain not to scratch the inner door surface. Lift up. A 2. Remove hinge cover. B B A. Dryer front panel B. Door assembly C A 2. Lay the door assembly on a flat, protected surface with the inside (inner door assembly) facing up. 3. Remove the 6 Phillips head screws to release the outer door assembly from the inner door assembly, as indicated below. See illustration. It is important that you remove only the 6 indicated screws. A. Door hinge B. Plug strips C. Hinge cover 3. Remove the 4 screws that attach to the inner door hinge and move the hinge to the other side. Reinstall the 4 screws. 4. Lift the inner door assembly off the outer door assembly. 5. Disengage locking tabs by rotating inner ring clockwise. See illustration. B A A. Inner ring B. Outer ring 6. Turn inner ring 180° and lock tabs into place. 16 A A. Door hinge 4. Reinstall plug strips on opposite side of the inner door. 5. Check for fingerprints on the glass. Clean glass if necessary. 6. Place the inner door assembly inside the outer door assembly. To fit correctly, the inner door assembly edge fits completely inside the outer door assembly edge. 7. Reassemble the inner and outer door assemblies with the 6 screws. Reverse the strike 1. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to remove plug strip from the dryer door opening. Slide the head of the screwdriver under the plugs, being certain not to scratch the dryer surface. Lift up. 2. Remove the strike. 3. Insert strike and plug strip on the opposite side. Complete Installation 1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. 2. Check that 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 that the dryer is level. See “Level Dryer.” 6. For power supply cord installation, plug into an outlet. For direct wire installation, reconnect power. 7. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape remaining on the dryer. 8. Read “Dryer Use.” 9. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. 10. Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and start the dryer. Do not select the Air Only modifier. If the dryer will not start, check the following: ■ Controls are set in a running or “On” position. ■ Start button has been pushed firmly. ■ Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply is connected. ■ Household 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 feel heat, cancel cycle and close the door. If you do not feel heat, turn off the dryer and check the following: B ■ A A. Plug strip (cannot be seen from this angle) B. Door strike Reinstall the door 1. Reattach door to dryer front panel with the 4 screws. There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still no heat, contact a qualified technician. NOTE: You may notice a burning odor when the dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away. A B A. Dryer front panel B. Door assembly 2. Check for fingerprints on the glass. Clean the glass if necessary. 3. Close door and check that it latches securely. 17 DRYER USE Starting Your Dryer WARNING WARNING 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. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance. Follow these basic steps to start your dryer. Please refer to specific sections of this manual for more detailed information. 1. Clean lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.” 2. Place laundry into dryer and shut door. 3. Press POWER. 4. Point the dial to an Auto or Manual Cycle. The preset settings for Auto or Manual Cycles will illuminate. The estimated (auto cycle) or actual (manual) cycle time (in minutes) will show in the display. NOTE: A preset time is displayed when an automatic cycle is selected. During the first few minutes of the drying process, the cycle time may automatically vary from the preset time based on the size and fabric type of the load. Toward the end of the drying process, the estimated time display will adjust again, showing the final drying time. To use an Auto Cycle ■ 18 Select an Auto Cycle. Auto cycles will default to the last dryness setting used for that cycle. Fire Hazard No washer can completely remove oil. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils). Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. ■ Select DRYNESS to adjust how dry you want the load. The time displayed is an estimated length of the cycle based on the Dryness selected. As the cycle runs, the control senses the dryness of the load and adjusts the time automatically for the selected dryness level. NOTE: Time is not adjustable for Automatic Cycles. Pressing the Timing Up or Down buttons will cause a triple beep, indicating that the time cannot be changed. To make changes to the Dryness and/or Options during an Auto Cycle: ■ Press PAUSE/CANCEL once. ■ Adjust Dryness and/or Options. NOTE: Dryness level selections can be made only while using Auto Cycles. Selecting More Dry, Normal or Less Dry automatically adjusts the sensed time needed. Auto Dry cycles take the guesswork out of drying time and enhance fabric care. The amount of time that is displayed is the estimated time remaining in the cycle. To use a Manual Cycle ■ ■ Point the dial to a Manual Cycle. Press TIMING Up or Down until the desired drying time is displayed. Tap TIMING Up or Down, and the time will change by 1-minute intervals. Press and hold TIMING Up or Down, and the time will change by 5-minute intervals. NOTE: The Timing feature can be used only with Manual Cycles. Drying tips ■ ■ ■ ■ 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. Avoid drying heavy work clothes with lighter fabrics. This could cause overdrying of lighter fabrics, leading to increased shrinkage or wrinkling. Cycle tips ■ Press TEMP ADJUST until the desired temperature illuminates. ■ Dry most loads using the preset cycle settings. ■ Refer to the Auto or Manual Preset Cycle Settings chart (in the “Cycles” section) for a guide to drying various loads. To make changes to Time, Temperature, WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature and Cycle Signal during a Manual Cycle: Press PAUSE/CANCEL once. Adjust the Time, Temperature, WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature and End of Cycle Signal. 5. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, select WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature. For more details, see “WRINKLE SHIELD™ Feature” in “Additional Features.” 6. (OPTIONAL STEP) The Cycle Signal is preset to ON. If desired, you may turn the Cycle Signal OFF. 7. Press and hold START for approximately 1 second until dryer starts. Be sure the door is closed. ■ If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of selecting a cycle, the dryer automatically shuts off. ■ ■ Drying temperature and Dryness are preset when you choose an Auto Cycle. You can choose a different dryness level, depending on your load by pressing the DRYNESS button to select MORE DRY or LESS DRY. ■ If you wish to adjust the cycle length of a Manual Cycle, you must press TIMING Up or Down. Adjust the temperature of a Manual Cycle by pressing TEMP ADJUST until the desired temperature is selected. ■ NOTE: You cannot choose a Dryness Level with Manual Cycles. Status Lights You may follow the progress of your dryer with the drying Status indicator lights. Stopping or Restarting Your Dryer To pause/stop the dryer at any time Open the door or press PAUSE/CANCEL once. To restart the dryer Close the door. Press and hold START until dryer starts. Sensing To cancel your dryer at any time When a cycle is first turned on, the SENSING light illuminates until a wet item is detected. ■ In an Auto Cycle, if a wet item has not been detected within 5 minutes, the Sensing light will turn off. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice. NOTE: Drying will continue from where the cycle was interrupted if you close the door and press Start within 5 minutes. If the cycle is interrupted for more than 5 minutes, the dryer will shut off. Select new cycle settings before restarting the dryer. Lock Controls This feature allows you to lock your settings to avoid unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the control lock feature to avoid unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation. To enable the control lock feature: Press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The Lock/Unlock Control icon lights up, and a single beep tone is heard. To unlock, press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The indicator light turns off. Drying and Cycle Tips Select the correct cycle and dryness level or temperature for your load. If an Auto Cycle is running, the display shows the estimated cycle time when your dryer is automatically sensing the dryness level of your load. If a Manual Cycle is running, the display shows the exact number of minutes remaining in the cycle. Cool Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few minutes of all cycles. Cool Down makes the loads easier to handle and reduces wrinkling. The length of the Cool Down depends on the load size and dryness level. ■ In a Manual Cycle, if a wet item is not detected within 5 minutes, the Sensing light will turn off and the Damp light will turn on. Wet The WET light will turn on when a wet item has been detected in the dryer. The Wet light will remain on until: ■ The damp dry point is reached in an Auto or Manual Cycle. Damp The DAMP light indicates that the load has reached the damp dry level. Cool Down The COOL DOWN light illuminates during the cool down part of the cycle. Laundry is cooling down for ease in handling. Cycle Complete This light illuminates when a drying cycle is finished. If the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature has been selected, the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature indicator light will also be illuminated. The Cycle Complete light turns off 1 hour after the end of a drying cycle (including the WRINKLE SHIELD™ cycle of 90 minutes), when Pause/Cancel is pressed, or when the door is opened. 19 WRINKLE SHIELD™ Feature Auto Preset Cycle Settings The WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature light illuminates when this option is selected. This indicator stays on with the Cycle Complete light. Auto Cycles Load Type Temp. Time* (Minutes) Indicator lights HEAVY DUTY Heavyweight mixed loads, cotton towels, jeans High 40 Medium 35 Cycles NORMAL Mixed loads, corduroys, work clothes, sheets Select the drying cycle that matches the type of load you are drying. See Auto Preset or Manual Preset Cycle Settings charts. CASUAL Permanent press, synthetics Low 35 DELICATE Lightweight items, blouses, synthetics Low 30 SUPER DELICATE Lingerie Extra Low 25 DAMP DRY Clothes to come out suitable for ironing Low 20 Other indicator lights on the control panel show when Cycle, Temp Adjust, and End of Cycle settings are selected. Cycle control knob *Estimated Time with Auto DRYNESS (Normal) setting. Time will vary depending on load type and load size. Auto Cycles Auto Cycles allow you to match the cycle to the load you are drying. See the following Auto Preset Cycle Settings chart. Each cycle dries certain fabrics at the recommended temperature. A sensor detects the moisture in the load and automatically adjusts the drying time for optimal drying. Heavy Duty Use this cycle to get High heat for heavyweight mixed loads, cotton towels or jeans. Manual Cycles Use Manual Cycles to select a specific amount of drying time and a drying temperature. When a Manual Cycle is selected, the ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING display shows the actual time remaining in your cycle. You can change the actual time in the cycle by pressing TIMING Up or Down. Timed Dry Normal Use this cycle to complete drying if items are still damp after an Auto Cycle. Timed Dry is also useful for drying heavyweight and bulky items such as bedspreads and work clothes. Use this cycle to get Medium heat for drying mixed loads and sturdy fabrics such as work clothes. Quick Dry Casual Use this cycle for drying small loads or loads that need a short drying time. Use this cycle to get Low heat for drying no-iron fabrics such as sport shirts, casual business clothes and permanent press blends. Touch Up Delicate Use this setting to help smooth out wrinkles from such items as clothes packed in a suitcase or items wrinkled from being left in the dryer too long. Use this cycle to get Low heat for drying synthetic fabrics, washable knit fabrics and no-iron finishes. Manual Preset Cycle Settings Super Delicate Use this cycle to get Extra Low heat to gently dry items such as lingerie, exercise wear or sheer curtains. Damp Dry Use this cycle to dry items to a damp level using Low heat, or to dry items that do not require an entire drying cycle. Damp dry items such as jeans (to avoid stiffness) or cotton clothing (to make ironing easier). The temperature setting on this cycle cannot be adjusted. Items will have different levels of dampness. At the end of this cycle, clothes will be damp. Manual Cycles Load Type Temp. Default Time (Minutes) TIMED DRY Heavyweight, bulky items, bedspreads, work clothes High* 40 QUICK DRY Small loads Medium 27 TOUCH UP Helps smooth out wrinkles Medium 20 *The Timed Dry cycle will default to the last temperature used for Timed Dry. 20 End of Cycle Signal Additional Features The End of Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the drying cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of the cycle reduces wrinkling. WRINKLE SHIELD™ Feature The WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature helps smooth out wrinkles that form when you cannot unload the dryer promptly at the end of a cycle. During this option, the dryer stops tumbling and then tumbles again for a brief period. ■ Press the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature to get up to 90 minutes of heat-free, periodic tumbling at the end of a cycle. ■ ■ During the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature, you may continue the option after opening and closing the dryer door by pushing START. Cancel at any time by pressing the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature button. NOTE: If you do not select the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature, the dryer stops after the cool down period. Temperature Temperature settings are used with the Manual Cycles. Press TEMP ADJUST until the desired temperature setting illuminates. Temperature modifiers cannot be used with the Auto Cycles. Press and release the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL to turn off the signal. Hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds to lock or unlock this control. NOTE: When the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature is selected and the End of Cycle Signal is on, an audible sound will be emitted every 5 minutes until the clothes are removed, or the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature is finished. Changing Cycles, Options and Modifiers You can change Auto Cycles, Timed Cycles, Modifiers and Options anytime before pressing Start. ■ Three short tones sound if an unavailable combination is selected. The last selection will not be accepted. Changing Cycles after pressing Start 1. Press STOP twice. This ends the current cycle. 2. Select the desired cycle and options. 3. Press and hold START. The dryer starts at the beginning of the new cycle. NOTE: If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of selecting the cycle, the dryer automatically shuts off. Air Only Use the Air Only modifier for items that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics. This chart shows examples of items that can be dried using Air Only. Type of Load Time* (Minutes) Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys 20 - 30 Plastic - Shower curtains, tablecloths 20 - 30 Rubber-backed rugs 40 - 50 Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon 10 - 20 *Reset time to complete drying, if needed. When using Air Only ■ Check that coverings are securely stitched. ■ Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during the cycle. ■ Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry. NOTE: Auto Cycles are not available when you are using the Air Only setting. Changing Modifiers and Options after pressing Start You can change a Modifier or Option anytime before the selected Modifier or Option begins. 1. Press STOP once. 2. Select the new Modifier and/or Option. 3. Press and hold START to continue the cycle. NOTE: If you happen to press Stop twice, the program clears and your dryer shuts down. Restart the selection process. Drying Rack Option Use the Drying Rack to dry items such as sweaters and pillows without tumbling. The drum turns, but the rack does not move. If your model does not have a drying rack, you may be able to purchase one for your model. To find out whether your model allows drying rack usage and for more information on ordering, please refer to the front page of the manual or contact the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. NOTE: The rack must be removed for normal tumbling. Do not use the automatic cycle with the drying rack. 21 To use the drying rack Do not remove the lint screen. 1. Open dryer door. 4. Close the door. 5. Press the POWER button. 6. Select a timed drying cycle and temperature (see following chart). Items containing foam, rubber or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using the Air Only temperature setting. 7. You must select a time by pressing TIMING Up or Down. Reset time as needed to complete drying. Refer to the following table. 8. Press (and hold) START button (about 1 second). This chart shows examples of items that can be rack dried and the suggested cycle, temperature setting and drying time. Actual drying time will depend on the amount of moisture items hold. A A. Front edge 2. Place drying rack inside dryer drum, positioning the back wire on the ledge of the inner dryer back panel. Push down on front edge of drying rack to secure over the lint screen. B A A. Dryer rack front edge B. Dryer back panel 3. Put the wet items on top of the rack. Leave space between the items so air can reach all the surfaces. NOTE: Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the rack. Rack Dry Setting Temp. Time* Wool Sweaters Block to shape and lay flat on the rack. Timed Dry Low 60 Stuffed toys or pillows Cotton or polyester fiber filled Timed Dry Low 60 Stuffed toys or pillows Foam rubber filled Timed Dry Air Only (no heat) 90 Sneakers or canvas shoes Timed Dry Air Only (no heat) 90 *(Minutes) Reset time to complete drying, if needed. DRYER CARE Cleaning the Dryer Location Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. WARNING Cleaning the Lint Screen Every load cleaning The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean 1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. 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. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. 22 2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place. 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. ■ If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See “Venting Requirements.” As needed cleaning 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 while the screen is in the dryer. Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 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 sides of lint screen with hot water. 3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup. Removing Accumulated Lint 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. Vacation and Moving Care 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.” Moving care For power supply cord-connected dryers: 1. Unplug the power supply cord. 2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base. 3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door. 4. Rinse screen with hot water. 5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen in dryer. For direct-wired dryers: WARNING 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 Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye and stains are removed. 3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth. 4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum. NOTE: Garments that 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 inside out to avoid transfer of dye. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. 1. 2. 3. 4. Disconnect power. Disconnect wiring. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base. Use masking tape to secure dryer door. 23 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to possibly avoid the cost of a service call... In U.S.A. www.whirlpool.com/help - In Canada www.whirlpool.ca ■ Dryer Operation Dryer will not run Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician. ■ ■ Is the correct power supply available? Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician. ■ Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse. ■ Is the dryer door firmly closed? ■ Was the Power button pressed? ■ Was the Start button firmly pressed? Press and hold for 1 second. Is the clothing knotted or balled up? When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer. Dryer displaying code message ■ “PF” (power failure), check the following: Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure? Press and hold START to restart the dryer. ■ “F-” Variable (F-01, F-22, F-23, F-26) service codes (the display alternately flashes “F-” and then the error code number): Call for service. Dryer Results Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot ■ Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load. WARNING No heat Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician. ■ Fire Hazard Unusual sounds ■ Do not use a plastic vent. 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. ■ Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer? Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering. ■ Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side? The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See “Installation Instructions.” 24 Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use a metal foil vent. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. ■ 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 “Venting Requirements.” ■ ■ ■ Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once. Cycle time too short Is the exhaust vent the correct length? Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See “Plan Vent System.” WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material. Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. WARNING ■ Is the automatic cycle ending early? The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Change the dryness level setting on Auto Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle. Explosion Hazard Do not use a dryer rack with an Auto Cycle. 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. Lint on load ■ Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air movement. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Stains on load or drum ■ Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF (7ºC)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45ºF (7ºC). ■ Is the dryer located in a closet? Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm). See “Installation Instructions.” ■ ■ Has the Air Only modifier been selected? Select the right temperature for the types of garments being dried. See “Additional Features.” ■ 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. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing. Loads are wrinkled ■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle? ■ Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely. Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? Separate the load to tumble freely. 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. 25 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. ACCESSORIES Enhance your dryer with these premium accessories. For more high-quality items or to order, call 1-800-901-2042, or visit us at www.whirlpool.com/accessories. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777, or visit us at www.whirlpoolparts.ca. Part Number Accessory 20-48KITRC 4" (10.2 cm) gas line dryer connector installation kit PT220L 4" (10.2 cm) dryer cord, 3-wire, 30 amp PT400L 4" (10.2 cm) dryer cord, 4-wire, 30 amp If you need replacement parts If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you use only 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 FSP® replacement parts in your area, call our Customer eXperience Center telephone number or your nearest designated service center. For assistance and service Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience 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 after-warranty 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 eXperience 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 eXperience Center toll free at 1-800-442-9991 and follow the menu prompts. Or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com. 26 PT600L 6" (15.2 cm) dryer cord, 4-wire, 30 amp 4210463 Dryer vent lint brush 31682 All-purpose appliance cleaner 1903WH Laundry supply storage cart 8576846A LP gas conversion kit W10121663A Dryer rack 8572546 Stack kit Notes 27 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. This limited warranty applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR 1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing. 2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage. 3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use. 4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. 5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures. 6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada. 7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home. 8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations. 10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions. 11. Replacement parts or repair labor costs when the major appliance is used in a country other than the country in which it was purchased. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies. If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777. 12/05 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 major appliance 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 product. Dealer name____________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ Phone number __________________________________________________ Model number __________________________________________________ Serial number __________________________________________________ Purchase date __________________________________________________ W10151580A © 2007 Whirlpool Corporation. All rights reserved. ® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A. 8/07 Printed in U.S.A.
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