® 240-VOLT ELECTRIC COMPACT DRYER Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at...www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ................................................. 2 W10151595A TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................3 Tools and Parts ............................................................................3 Location Requirements ...............................................................3 Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5 Electrical Connection ...................................................................6 Venting Requirements................................................................11 Plan Vent System .......................................................................12 Install Vent System.....................................................................12 Install Leveling Legs ...................................................................13 Connect Vent..............................................................................13 Level Dryer .................................................................................13 Complete Installation .................................................................13 DRYER USE ..................................................................................14 Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................14 Stopping and Restarting ............................................................15 Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips .........................................15 Cycles .........................................................................................15 DRYER CARE................................................................................15 Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................15 Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................16 Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................16 Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................16 Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................16 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................17 ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................19 ACCESSORIES .............................................................................19 WARRANTY ..................................................................................20 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 Location Requirements Tools needed WARNING 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 Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent) ■ Wire stripper (direct wire installations) ■ Tin snips (new vent installations) ■ Level ■ Wood block ■ ¼" nut driver Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation. Parts supplied Remove parts package from the dryer drum. Check that all parts listed are included. ■ 1 - Cycle Control (timer) knob ■ 1 - Push to Start button ■ 4 - Leveling legs Parts needed Check local codes, existing electrical supply and venting, and see “Venting Requirements” and “Electrical Requirements” before purchasing parts. Mobile home installations require ■ Metal exhaust system hardware. For information on ordering, please refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. You may also contact the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. You will need ■ A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.” ■ A separate 30-amp circuit. ■ A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.” ■ A sturdy floor to support the dryer weight (dryer and load) of 115 lbs (52 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance should also be considered. ■ A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire dryer. 3 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. Recessed or closet installation - Dryer only 14"* (35.6 cm) 18"* (45.7 cm) Installation Clearances The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. 3"* (7.6 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) A Dryer Dimensions 3 B 1" (2.5 cm) A. Side view - closet or confined area B. Recessed area 20 " *(52.7 cm) 4 Recessed or closet installation - Stacked 3"* (7.6 cm) 3"* (7.6 cm) 12"* (30.5 cm) 31"† (78.7 cm) 48 in.2* (309.7 cm2 ) DRYER 12"* (30.5 cm) 2 WASHER 23 7 8" (60.6 cm) A Additional clearances might be required for wall, door and floor moldings. ■ 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. ■ 4 Companion appliance spacing should also be considered. B C A. Recessed area B. Side view - closet or confined area C. Closet door with vents Minimum installation spacing for recessed area and closet installation ■ 3"* (7.6 cm) 1"* 1" (2.5 cm) (2.5 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) *Most installations require a minimum 5½" (14.0 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbows. See “Venting Requirements.” The following dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed when the dryer is to be operated with, or without, the Stack Stand Kit. To purchase a Stack Stand Kit, see “Assistance or Service.” ■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. 24 in. * (154.8 cm2) Mobile Home - Additional Location Requirements This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 245, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: ■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer. ■ Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer exhaust opening. Electrical Requirements It is your responsibility ■ To contact a qualified electrical installer. ■ To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations. A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269. ■ To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit. ■ Do not use an extension cord. ■ If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate. Electrical Connection To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions provided for it here. ■ 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. If your outlet looks like this: 3-wire receptacle (10-30R) Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have 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 5 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 3. Install strain relief. Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief ■ 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 just enough to hold the two clamp sections together. A E F A. Terminal block cover B. External ground conductor screw C. Center, silver-colored terminal block screw D. Hold-down screw location E. Neutral ground wire F. Hole below terminal block opening 6 B C D A. Strain relief tab pointing up B. Hole below terminal block opening C. Clamp section D. Strain relief tab pointing down ■ 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. Electrical Connection Options If your home has: And you will be connecting to: Go to Section 4-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 14-30R) A UL listed, 120/ 240-volt minimum, 30-amp, dryer power supply cord* 4-wire connection: Power supply cord 4-wire direct A fused disconnect or circuit breaker box* 4-wire connection: Direct Wire 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 5" (12.7 cm) Style 2: Direct wire strain relief ■ 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. 3¹⁄₂" (8.9 cm) A *If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet-ground conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire connection” section. B 4-wire connection: Power Supply Cord C IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. F B 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. A C 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. 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. 4. Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection: 4-wire (recommended) 3-wire (if 4-wire is not available) 7 A 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. C B 1" (2.5 ) cm E 5" (12.7 cm) D 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 wire (white or center wire) D. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief E. Neutral ground wire 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 B 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. A F B E D A. External ground conductor screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral wire (white or center wire) D. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief E. Neutral ground wire F. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord 4. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. Tighten screws. 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 connections. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 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. 8 E D 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 wire (white or center wire) D. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief E. Neutral ground wire 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. A B 2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw. B C D F E D E A A. External ground conductor screw B. Center silver-colored terminal block screw C. Neutral wire (white or center wire) D. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief E. Neutral ground wire F. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable A. Neutral ground wire B. External ground conductor screw C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 4. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. 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 connections. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 3-wire connection: Direct Wire 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 connections. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 3-wire connection: Power Supply Cord Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire: B D 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. Bend ends of wires into a hook shape. 1" (2.5 ) cm E A 3¹⁄₂" ) (8.9 cm 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) 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. 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 9 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. B 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. C A B C D D A E E F A. Neutral ground wire B. External ground conductor screw C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief 3. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right). Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws. A. External ground conductor screw B. Neutral ground wire C. Center silver-colored terminal block screw D. Neutral wire (white or center wire) E. ¾" (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 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 connections. Now go to “Venting Requirements.” 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. 10 4. Tighten strain relief screws. 5. Insert tab of terminal block cover into slot of dryer rear panel. Secure cover with hold-down screw. 6. Connect a separate copper ground wire from the external ground conductor screw to an adequate ground. Venting Requirements WARNING ■ 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 Good Better Clamps Use clamps to seal all joints. ■ ■ 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. 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 4" (10.2 cm) 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. 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 2½" (6.4 cm) 4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent Rigid metal vent ■ For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended. ■ ■ 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, bushes, snow line, etc.). ■ Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch. 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. ■ Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor performance. 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. 11 Plan Vent System Choose your exhaust installation type Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. A B Determine vent path C A. Exhaust hood B. Flexible metal vent or rigid metal vent C. Elbow ■ 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 Alternate installations for close clearances Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. ■ Use the Vent system chart below 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. A B A. Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow) B. Periscope installation NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. For information on ordering, see “Assistance or Service.” ■ Over-the-Top Installation: Vent system chart Number of 90º turns or elbows Type of vent Box or louvered hoods Angled hoods 0 Rigid metal Flexible metal 36 ft (11 m) 28 ft (8.5 m) 26 ft (7.9 m) 22 ft (6.7 m) 1 Rigid metal Flexible metal 26 ft (7.9 m) 18 ft (5.5 m) 16 ft (4.9 m) 12 ft (3.7 m) 2 Rigid metal Flexible metal 16 ft (4.9 m) 8 ft (2.8 m) 6 ft (1.8 m) 2 ft (0.6 m) Part Number 4396028 ■ Periscope Installation (for use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch): Part Number 4396037 - for mismatch of 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) Part Number 4396011 - for mismatch of 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm) Part Number 4396014 - for mismatch of 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (127 cm) Special provisions for mobile home installations 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. 12 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. Install Leveling Legs WARNING Level Dryer Check levelness of dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back. Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. 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. 2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel). Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration. 3. Start to screw the legs into the holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs. They should stick out about 1" (2.5 cm). 4. 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. If dryer is not level, prop the dryer up using a wood block. Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for levelness. 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 on a level surface. 6. For power supply cord installation, plug into an outlet. For direct wire installation, turn on power. 7. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape remaining on the dryer. Remove tape from the lint screen (located on inside back wall of dryer). 8. Read “Dryer Use.” 9. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. 10. To test the dryer, set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air cycle) for 20 minutes and start the dryer. If the dryer will not start, check the following: Connect Vent ■ Controls are set in a running or “On” position. 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. ■ Push to Start button has been firmly pressed. ■ Dryer is plugged into an outlet and/or electrical supply is on. ■ 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, check the following: ■ Controls are set on a heated cycle, not an air cycle. NOTE: You may notice a burning odor when dryer is first heated. This odor is common when the heating element is first used. The odor will go away. 13 DRYER USE Starting Your Dryer 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. Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping. 1. Clean the lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.” 2. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. WARNING 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. 3. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.” 4. Press PUSH TO START. How Auto Moisture Sensing Works When you are using the Auto Moisture Sensing Cycle, the dryness of the load is determined by two metal strips (sensors) located on the inside of the dryer. The metal strips help “feel” the amount of moisture left in the clothes as they tumble. When there is moisture left in the clothes, the Cycle Control knob will not advance. As clothes begin to dry, the amount of water left in the clothes decreases, and the timer advances through the remainder of the cycle. When the selected dryness level is reached, the dryer goes into a cool down period of up to 10 minutes. 14 Air Cycle Stopping and Restarting You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle. To stop your dryer Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF. NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when the dryer is not in use. To restart your dryer 1. Close the door. 2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired). 3. Press the Start button. Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load. Your dryer tumbles the load without heat during the last few minutes of all cycles to make the load easier to handle. 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. Cycle and temperature tips Use this cycle for items that require drying without heat, such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics. See the chart for examples of items that can be dried using an air cycle. Type of Load Time* Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys Plastic - shower curtains, tablecloths Rubber-backed rugs Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon 20 - 30 20 - 30 40 - 50 10 - 20 *(Minutes). Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed. When using an air cycle ■ Check that coverings are securely stitched. ■ Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during cycle. ■ Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry. Timed Drying Cycle Use this cycle to complete drying if items are still damp after the automatic cycle. Timed Drying is also useful for: ■ Heavyweight items and work clothes that require a long drying time. ■ Lightweight items, such as lingerie, blouses and knits that require a short drying time. Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*). For damp dry, turn the Cycle Control knob to 30 minutes or less. ■ Use a no heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic or heat-sensitive fabrics. End of Cycle Signal ■ Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics. ■ NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for various loads, refer to the care label directions. Cycles The dryer sounds a signal to let you know when the cycle is finished. The signal is not adjustable and cannot be turned off. The signal is helpful when you are drying permanent press, synthetics and other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops. 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 Cycle Control knob Perm Press Your automatic cycle shuts off the dryer when the selected dryness is reached. The Cycle Control knob does not move until the load is almost dry. After the cool down, the knob automatically turns to an Off area and tumbling stops. Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*). ■ If the load is drier than you like, select a setting closer to LESS DRY the next time you dry a similar load. ■ If the load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using the Timed Drying cycle. The next time you dry a similar load, select a setting closer to VERY DRY. 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. NOTE: Drying time with an automatic cycle varies according to the type of fabric, size of load, and temperature setting. 15 Cleaning the Lint Screen Every load cleaning The lint screen is located inside the dryer drum, on the back wall. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean 1. Open the door and pull the lint screen straight out. 2. Apply paste to a soft cloth. OR Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is removed. 3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth. 4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum. NOTE: Garments 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. Removing Accumulated Lint From Inside the Dryer Cabinet 2. Squeeze body of lint screen lightly while pulling off the cover. 3. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove. 4. Replace cover on lint screen body. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and close the door. IMPORTANT: ■ Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics. 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 the screen. 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 the lint screen cover and body with hot water. 3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen cover and body with the brush to remove residue buildup. 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.” 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. WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. 4. Rinse with hot water. 5. Thoroughly dry lint screen body and cover with a clean towel. Replace in dryer. Cleaning the Dryer Interior To clean dryer drum 1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very warm water. 16 For direct-wired dryers: 1. 2. 3. 4. Disconnect power. Disconnect wiring. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base. Use masking tape to secure dryer door. 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 to make sure 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 Push to Start button firmly pressed? No heat ■ Timer does not noticeably advance ■ Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry? The timer moves slowly and continuously for the time setting. ■ Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying? The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry. See “How Auto Moisture Sensing Works” in “Dryer Use.” Dryer Results Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot NOTE: The compact dryer operates at a lower wattage. Expect longer drying times. ■ Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load. WARNING Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician. Unusual sounds ■ ■ ■ Fire Hazard Use a heavy metal 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. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent. 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 the Installation Instructions. 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. 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 the Installation Instructions. 17 ■ ■ ■ 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 the Installation Instructions. 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 Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle. Explosion Hazard Lint on load 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. ■ 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 the rear of the dryer requires a 3" (7.6 cm). See the Installation Instructions. ■ ■ 18 Has an air dry modifier been selected? Select the right temperature for the types of garments being dried. See “Cycles.” Is the lint screen clogged? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load. Stains on load or drum ■ 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. Accessories U.S.A. ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete model and serial number of your appliance. This information will help us to better respond to your request. If you need replacement parts If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you 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. 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. 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 ft (1.2 m) gas line dryer connector installation kit PT220L 4 ft (1.2 m) dryer cord, 3-wire, 30 amp PT400L 4 ft (1.2 m) dryer cord, 4-wire, 30 amp PT600L 6 ft (1.8 m) dryer cord, 4-wire, 30 amp 8212614 Dryer vent lint brush 31682 All-purpose appliance cleaner 1903WH Laundry supply storage cart 3404351 Drying rack - fits 29" (73.7 cm) Super Capacity, 6.5 cu. ft (0.18 cu. m) - side swing or hamper door 3406839 Drying rack - fits 29" (73.7 cm) Super Capacity Plus, 7.0 cu. ft (0.20 cu. m) - side swing door only 49971 Compact dryer stand - white 49572 LP gas conversion kit 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. 19 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 __________________________________________________ W10151595A © 2007 Whirlpool Corporation. 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