automatic dryer

automatic dryer
AUTOMATIC
DRYER
ELECTRIC MODEL
3LE57’lOXM
a-93
Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL KNOB
NFORMATION
CENTER
PERATURE SELECTOR
START BUTTON
LINT SCREEN
DRYER DRUM
NUMBER PLATE
Remove
the Consumer Buy Guide label
before
using
your
dryer. It will be easier
to remove.
Wipe out the dryer
drum with a damp
cloth to remove
dust
from storing
or shipping.
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
[from plate located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Model
Number
Seriol Number
Copy this information
in these spaces,
Keep this book in the Laundry Information
Purchase Date
Center with your “Dryer Guide” and sales
slip.
Servi9e ComcanY Phone N~mber
Thank you for purchasing
a Whirlpool
product.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration
Card furnished with this product.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS..
Selecting a Cycle and
Starting Your Dryer
Dryer Cycles and Settings
Cool Down Times
DRYING TIPS
FLUFFAIR Setting
Mixed Loads
TUMBLE PRESSR Setting
Drying Times
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01988 Whirlpool
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LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL.
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER..
Cleaning
Dryer Interior.,
Vacation Care
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
Before Calling for Assistance
If You Move
Helpful Hints
If You Have a Problem,,
WHIRL-001
DRYER
WARRANTY
Corporation
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Additional
Safety
Instructions
NEVER operate the dryer if...
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it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot].
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it is damaged.
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parts are missing (i.e. door latch]
9 all panels are not in place.
* the lint screen
is loose, damaged
or
missing.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or
turn off electrical
power before attempting
to service the dryer.
and Your Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that Your dryer...
l is properly
maintained.
l is properly
installed and leveled in a well
ventilated
room* on a floor that can support the weight
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is located
in an area where the temperature is above 45 F (7.2 C].
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is connected
to the proper
outlet and
electrical
supply *
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is properly
connected
toexhaust
systems.’
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is not installed
against
drapes
or
curtains.’
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IC used only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
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is not used by children or anyone unable
to operate
it properly.
*See “Installation
Instructions”
for complete information.
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
D(TRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear, diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
EX HEAVY
HEAVY
MEDIUM
PERM’T
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
LIGHT
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS-Shirts, play
clothes,sheets,slacks..
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERM’T PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics [polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERM’T PRESS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze, lace, etc.
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RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER- Pillows, bras,
stuffedtoys............................
PLASTIC -Shower curtains,
tablecloths............................
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
PERMIT PRESS
40-50 MINS.
30-40 MINS.
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
PERMIT PRESS
HEAW HIGH
30-40 MINS.
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
15-20 MINS:
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
20-30 MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
3 . Push the
START Button
The dryer will start tumbling
push the START Button.
Changing
when you
a setting
The setting can be changed
at any
time by turning the Control Knob to a
new setting.
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed drying temperature.
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
To stop the dryer, open the door (or
turn the Control Knob to OFF).
To restart the dryer, close the door,
select cycle, if necessary, and push
START.
The Cycle Control Knob should point to OFF When the dryer is not in use.
If the dryer is stopped
before the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle Control
Knob to OFF.
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Dryer cycles and settings
Cool down times
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumbling.This
cool down time helps:
l keep
wrinkles from setting in.
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handling
the hot load items
easier.
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle helps
provide the special care that permanent press and synthetic fabrics
need...0
period of heated drying
followed
by a 10 minute cool down.
The chart on page 4 suggests time
and temperature
settings for different
kinds of loads.
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The EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and
LIGHT cycles describe
the loads
they are designed
to dry. The chart
on page 4 tells what is meant by
EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and LIGHT
loads.
At each setting, the dryer will run
about long enough to dry the load
described
by the setting. Example:
The HEAVY Cycle is designed
to be
long enough to dry a load of heavy
fabrics (towels, jeans, corduroys,
etc.]
when the Temperature
Selector is set
on PERM’T PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
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4-
MORETIME
LESSTIME
+
If the load is not as dry as you want,
set the dial more to the lett the next
time you dry that kind of load.
If the load is dryer than you want,
set the dial more to the right the next
time you dry that kind of load
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coot DOWN
COOL
DOWN
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has
10 minutes of cool down time at the
end of the cycle.
All other cycles have 5 minutes of
cooldown
time.
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Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
pillows and clothing or to
dust drapes.
It can also be used to damp-dry
heat sensitive itemssuch
as plastic
shower curtains, rubber-backed
rugs, plastic tablecloths,
foam rubber
pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Set the Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Set the Control Knob to the PERMANENT PRESSCycle and select the
number of mintues you want,
3. Push the START Button,
Mixed loads
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing such as
items that may have been packed
in a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed from the dryer.
1. Set Temperature
Selector to PERM’T
PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
2. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 5 minutes. The heat shuts off and the
dryer continues to tumble the load
for 10 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESSonly a
few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer
stops.
Drying times
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
l size of load.
l room temperature
around the dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See your “Dryer Guide” for more
information.
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When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested for the lightest fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove dry
items and reset the control.
Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen with
your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen.
Push the screen firmly back into place.
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a FIRE HAZARD. This lint
should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending
on dryer usage.
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Cleaning
should
Heater Box
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be done only by a qualified
1. Remove
back
person.
panel
2. Avoid damaging
wires, or
thermostats.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art-with
a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
re-level dryer.
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Remove loose and sharp objects
from pockets and cuffs before drying
pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Some pretreatment
products can
damage
dials, consoles and finrsh.
Do not use these products on or near
your dryer.
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Cleaning dryer interior
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Garments which contain unstable
dyes, such as denim blue jeans or
brightly colored cotton items, may
discolor the dryer interior. If the
interior is discolored,
clean with
one of the following methods to
avoid staining later load items.
Never leave wet or damp
in Your drver.
laundry
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts etc
Powdered
laundry detergent
and
very warm water
Make a paste with detergent and
very warm water. Apply paste to
a soft cloth and scrub area until
all excess dye is removed. Wipe
thoroughly with a damp cloth.
Tumble a load of rags. -ORliquid spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with
a cloth until all excess dye is
removed. Tumble a load of rags.
Vacation care
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Unplug power cord or turn off
electrical
power.
Clean lint screen.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these steps:
Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
from little things
yourself without
IF YOUR DRYER
Have you checked
main fuses or circuit
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your home’s
breaker box?
IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
The AIR setting is without heat.
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of heat settings are
without heat.
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electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
problems
often result
you can find and fix
tools of any kind.
DOES NOT RUN:
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IF DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
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Is the power supply plugged
into a
live circuit with the proper voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you push the START Button?
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Is the lint screen clean? See page 8
of this book for cleaning
instructions,
See page 7 of this book and your
“Dryer Guide!’
If you move...
If you have a problem?..
To make sure that your appliance
is
correctly
installed
and to insure its
continued satisfactory operation, call
your dealer. (Installation cost must, of
course, be paid by you.]
Call your dealer or write:
Service Manager,
International
Division
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml49022
Helpful
hints...
You can help your service representative give you faster service if you
include the model and serial number
of your appliance
when requesting
service. Also, retain your sales slip and
warranty
to verify
your warranty
status.
Remember...Your
service
representative is trained in repairing
and
servicing your Whirlpool appliances.
He can help you maintain the quality
originally
built into your Whirlpool
appliance.
So...take the time now to
look up his telephone
number and
jot it down in the space provided
on
page 2.
*If you must write, please provide:
your name, address,
telephone
number, type of appliance,
brand,
model, serial number, the dealer’s
name and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is
needed
in order to better respond
to your request for assistance.
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts.
FSP
Look for this symbol
of
R quality
whenever
you
v
need
a replacement
part for your Whirlpool
appliance.
FSP replacement
parts
will fit right and work right, because
they are made to the same exacting
specifications
used to build every
new Whirlpool appliance.
Q
WHIRLPOOL”
DRYER
WARRANTY
DROOl
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace
light bulbs,
B. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed
to be repaired
in
the home.
D. Damage to dryer caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of
incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may
not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
Part No. 3390214
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