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A Note to You ............ 2
Dryer Safety ..........
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Parts and Features ... 5
Checking Your Vent ... 6
Operating Your
Dryer .........................
Caring for Your
Dryer .......................
Troubleshooting
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Requesting
Assistance
or Service ................
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Index .......................
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Warranty
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AN ToYou
Thank
youforbuyin_
aWHIRLPOOL
®appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL dryers are easy to use, save time, and
help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this
Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly
and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. The card helps us
notify you about any new information on your appliance+
Please
record
yourmodel's
information.
Whenever you call to request service for your appliance, you need to know your complete model number
and serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number label (see the diagram on
page 5 for the location of the label). Also, record the
other information shown in the next column.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
Keep
thisbookandthesalesslipto_ether
inasafeplaceforfuturereference.
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Assistance
Center
number
istoll-free.
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DIWERSAF
Yoursafetyisimportant
tous.
This symbol alerts you to hazards
such as fire, electrical shock, or
other injuries.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special attention to
these symbols and follow any instructions given.
Here is a brief explanation of the symbol.
WARNING: For your safety, the information
in this manual must be followed
to
minimize the risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent property damage, personal
injury, or loss of life.
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
of this or any other appliance.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL
vapors and liquids in the vicinity
GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical
• Clear the room, building,
switch; do not use any phone in your building.
or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot
reach your gas supplier,
- Installation and service
or the gas supplier.
phone.
call the fire department.
must be performed
by a qualified
installer,
service agency,
conUnued on next page
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
- To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons
dryer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Read all instructions
the dryer.
before using
• Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in,
or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning
solvents, 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.
when using the
• 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 rubberlike 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
requirements.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions
-
for grounding
PARTS
AND
FEAIURES
The parts and features of your dryer are illustrated on this page. Become familiar with all parts and
features before using your dryer. Page references are included next to some features. Refer to
those pages for more information about the features.
NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your dryer model. They are designed to show the
different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include all features.
CLEAN TOUCH
TM
panel
or rotar_
(p. 8)
Start button
(p. 8)
Cycle control
knob
(pp. 8-11)
I\\\
Lint screen
(p. 14)
Model and
serial number
label
(p. 2)
Exhaust grill
Dryer drum
(p. 15)
Wide-opening
hamper door*
Otherdoors:
Small side-swing door*
Large side-swing door*
(Reversible door- see Installation
Instructions)
Super wide-opening door*
(Reversible door - see Installation
Instructions)
Additional
features
yourdryer
mayhave:
End of cycle signal selector (p. 8)
FINISH GUARD ®feature selector (p. 8)
Drying rack (p, 13)
Drum light (p. 16)
* On some models
CHECKING
YOURVENT
Your dryer must be propedy installed and vented to achieve maximum drying efficiency and
shorten drying times. Install your dryer in a well-ventilated
room where the temperature
is always
above 45°F (7°C). Also make sure that your dryer is leveled. Refer to your Installation Instructions
for more information.
VEN11NG
2. Use a 4" exhaust hood. Smaller hoods increase
drying times.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy
4"
metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent,
Failure to follow these instructions
result in death or fire.
3, The exhaust vent can be routed up, down, left,
can
If the dryer is not properly installed and vented, it
will not be covered under the warranty.
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting
will be paid for by the customer, whether it was a
paid installation or self-installed. For paid installation, call the company that installed the vent for
adjustment.
1. Four-inch heavy metal or flexible metal vent must
be used. Do not use
plastic vent or flexible
metal foil vent. Do not
kink or crush flexible
metal vent. It must be
completely extended to
allow adequate exhaust
air to flow. Check vent
after installation. Refer
to your Installation
Instructions for proper
length requirements of vent.
right, or straight out the
back of the dryer. Space
requirements are listed
in your Installation
Instructions.
VENTING
(com.)
4, Use the straightest path possible when routing
the exhaust vent. Avoid
90 ° turns, if possible.
Allow room when using
elbows or making turns.
Bend vent gradually to
avoid kinking.
5. Use duct tape to seal all joints. Do not use
screws to secure vent.
Lint may catch on
screws.
6, Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use,
but at least every 2 years,
or when installing your
dryer in a new location.
• Disconnect vent from
the dryer and clean one
section at a time until
you reach the exhaust
hood.
• Use the hose attachment on your vacuum,
or a pole or wire with a
feather duster or rag attached, to clean out lint.
• Be sure the flapper on the outside end of vent
moves freely.
• When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the
Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer
for final product check.
OPEWNG¥OUR
DRYER
To get the best dryer results possible, you must use your dryer correctly.
to use your dryer properly and efficiently.
This section tells you how
STARTING
YOUR
DRYER
3, If your dryer has a Temperature selector, set it to
the recommended setting for the type of fabric
being dried. The cycle descriptions on the
following pages include temperature setting
suggestions.
Explosion Hazard
Never place items in the dryer that are
dampened with gasoline or other
flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any
type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a
damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping.
If your dryer has a Features Guide, remove it and
place it with this Use and Care Guide.
1, Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the
door. Do not pack the
dryer; allow space for
clothes to tumble freely.
4. (OPTIONAL STEP) Some dryers have an On/Off
FINISH GUARD ® selector. The FINISH GUARD
feature protects your clothes from wrinkling when
you do not remove them from the dryer as soon
as it stops.
• Set the FINISH GUARD selector to On to
tumble the load without heat every few minutes
up to 45 minutes after the drying cycle ends.
• A signal will sound every few minutes while
FINISH GUARD is running if the Cycle Signal
(End of Cycle Signal) feature is set to On. On
some models, this signal is fixed and cannot be
turned off. The signal and cycle end when you
open the dryer door.
• Set the FINISH GUARD selector to Off if you do
not want to run this feature.
NOTE: Some dryers have a FINISH GUARD feature
that cannot be turned On or Off. See page 11.
5. (OPTIONAL STEP) If your dryer has a Cycle
Signal (End of Cycle Signal) selector, set the
selector to On if you want the dryer to sound
a signal when a cycle is finished.
eThe signal is helpful when you are drying
permanent press, synthetics, and other items
that should be removed from the dryer as
soon as it stops.
• On some models, the End of Cycle Signal is
part of the Start Button.
6. Push the Start Button.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the recommended
cycle for the type of load
being dried, as described
on pages 10 and 11.
• Use the Energy
Preferred Automatic
Setting (,) to dry
most loads.
NOTE: On some
models, the Temperature selector is part of
the Cycle Control Knob.
8
NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically
cycle ends.
when a
STARING
YOUR
DRYER
(CONT.)
Stoppin
S,andrestartin_
yourdryer
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:
Close the door, select a new cycle and temperature
(if desired), and push the Start Button.
SELECTING
THE
RIGHT
CYCLE
AND1T:MPERAllJRE
SETRNG
The following pages describe the drying cycles
on your dryer. The descriptions include suggested
temperature settings and drying times for various
loads.
Cycle
andtemperature
tips
• Make sure you have selected the correct cycle
and temperature for your load.
• Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred
Automatic Setting (.).
• Use the Fluff Air cycle, or line dry rubber, plastic,
delicate, and heat-sensitive fabrics.
• If some types of loads in the cycle descriptions
on the following pages have more than one
suggested temperature setting, choose the
lowest setting available on your dryer.
• The last few minutes of all cycles are without
heat to make the load cooler to handle.
Drying,
tips
• Always follow care label directions when they are
available.
• If you use fabric softener sheets, always use
softener sheets that are labeled as dryer safe and
follow package instructions carefully.
• 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
DESCRIPtiONS
Automatic
cycle(s)
Timed
cycle(s)
Use an Automatic cycle to dry most loads.
Depending on your
model, the Automatic
cycle uses either an
electronic or automatic
DRY-MISER ® control
that senses the moisture in the load and
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.
Use a Timed drying cycle to complete drying if some
items are damp after the
Automatic cycle. A Timed
drying cycle is also
useful for:
• Heavyweight and bulky
items, such as bed
spreads and work
clothes, and large loads
that require a long drying
time. Set your dryer for
High heat.
• If the load is drier than you like, select a setting
closer to Less Dry the next time you dry a
similar load.
• Drying time and temperature
dryer model.
• If the load is not as dry as you like, complete
drying using a Timed cycle. Select a setting closer
to Very Dry the next time you dry a similar load.
FluffAircycle
Drying time with an Automatic cycle varies according to the type of fabric, size of load, and dryness
setting. Your model may not have all heat settings
listed. Some general guidelines are:
Use the unheated Fluff Air cycle for items that require
drying without heat.
The chart on page 12
includes examples of
items that require air
drying.
NOTE: If your model
does not have the Fluff
Air cycle, line dry heatsensitive items.
• Use a high heat setting for drying heavyweight
items, such as towels and work clothes.
• Use a medium heat setting for drying mediumweight items, such as sheets, underwear,
permanent press clothes, and some knits.
• Use a low heat setting for drying lightweight
items such as lingerie, blouses, dresses, and
some knits.
NOTE: If you have any questions about drying
temperatures for various loads, refer to care label
directions.
10
• Lightweight items, such as lingerie, blouses, and
knits that require a short drying time. Set your dryer
for Low heat.
will depend on your
(on somemodels)
HeavyDrycycle
(onsomemodels)
Use the Heavy Dry cycle to dry large items or items
that are thicker or
heavier than a regular
load (such as heavy
cotton bath towels
or robes.) Set your
Cycle Control Knob to
Heavy Dry and your
Temperature selector to
High heat.
CVCLE
DI WP1101(com.)
DampDryfeature
FINISH
GUARD
®feature
(onsome
models)
(onsome
models)
Use the Damp Dry feature in the Timed cycle to dry
items to damp level or
to dry items that do not
require an entire drying
cycle. Two examples
are heavy cottons, such
as jeans, which you do
not want to become
stiff, or cotton clothes
which are easier to
press when damp.
Set the Temperature
selector to High heat.
When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer
as soon as it stops,
wrinkles can form. The
FINISH GUARD feature
periodically tumbles,
rearranges, and fluffs the
load to avoid wrinkles.
Towels
feature
• On some models, you can turn the FINISH GUARD
feature On or Off with a selector. (See Step 4 in
"Starting Your Dryer.")
(onsome
models)
When you have large loads of towels to dry, you
may want to use the
Towels feature in the
Automatic cycle. The
Towels setting allows
for more drying time
and automatically shuts
off the dryer when the
selected dryness is
reached. The Towels
feature also can be
T,,,d,
used for extra heavy
items such as mattress pads and quilts. Set the
Temperature selector to High heat.
• On some models, this
feature is part of the
Cycle Control Knob.
If you do not open the
dryer door within a few
minutes after the cycle stops, the FINISH GUARD
feature automatically takes over to protect the load.
• A signal will sound every few minutes while FINISH
GUARD is running if the Cycle Signal (End of Cycle
Signal) feature is set to On. On some models, this
signal is fixed and cannot be turned off. The signal
and cycle end when you open the dryer door.
Rack
Dryfeature
(onsome
models)
Use the Rack Dry feature to dry items without tumR.ckD,y
bling them. See "Using
the drying rack" on
page 13.
TUMBLE
PRESS
®feature
(onsome
models)
The TUMBLE PRESS feature in the Timed cycle
removes wrinkles from
clothes that have been
packed in a suitcase or
closet, or from items
not removed from the
dryer at the end of a
cycle. As soon as the
dryer stops, fold or put
the items on hangers.
Set the Temperature
selector to Medium
or Low heat.
11
FLUFF
AIRCYCLE
The chart below includes examples of items that
require drying without heat. Use the Fluff Air cycle,
or place the items on a line or rack to air dry.
• Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
• Always follow care label directions when they are
available.
Fire Hazard
Use Fluff Air cycle or line dry items listed
below,
Do not use heat to dry these items.
Failure to follow these
result in death or fire.
TYPE OF LOAD
FLUFF AIR CYCLE*
(minutes)
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
Foam Rubber-
instructions
FABRICS
Pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys
20-30
• Make sure coverings are securely stitched.
• Shake and fluff pillows by hand several times during the
Fluff Air cycle.
• Make sure pillows are completely dry. Foam rubber pillows
take a long time to dry.
Plastic - Shower curtains, tablecloths
20-30
Rubber-
40-50
backed rugs
Olefin, Polypropylene, Sheer nylon
* Reset cycle as needed to complete drying.
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10-20
can
USING
THE
DRYING
RACK
(AVAILABLE
ASANOPTION
ONSO.EMODELS)
To order a drying rack, call 1-800-253-1301, from
anywhere in the U.S.A. You will hear a recording.
Follow the instructions to place an order.
The drying rack lets you dry items without
tumbling them. The rack does not move, but the
drum turns.
3. Close the door.
1, Fit rear pegs of the rack into spaces in the back
wall of the dryer. Lower
the front so the legs
opening.
4. Select the Timed drying cycle and temperature,
or the Fluff Air cycle.
rest on the dryer
2. Put wet items on top of the rack. Leave space
between the items
so air can reach all
surfaces.
• See chart below for
suggested cycles and
settings for items that
might best be rack
dried. Drying time will
depend on amount of
moisture items hold.
5. Push the Start Button.
NOTE: Make sure nothing hangs over the edge of
the rack.
NOTE: The rack must be removed for normal
tumbling. Automatic cycles do not work with the
drying rack.
RACK DRY
CYCLE
TEMPERATURE
TIME*
(minutes)
Wool sweaters
(Block to shape and lay flat on the rack)
Timed drying
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Cotton or polyester fiber filled)
13reed drying
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Foam rubber filled)
Fluff Air
None; cycle is unheated.
90
Sneakers or canvas shoes
Fluff Air
None; cycle is unheated.
30-40
* Reset cycle as needed to complete drying.
13
CAmNG
FOR
YOUR
DRYER
Proper care of your dryer can extend its life and help your dryer operate
efficiently.
CI£ANING
THE
UNI'SCREEN
Every
loadcleanin
Asneeded
cleaninq
3
The lint screen is located under a lid on top of the
dryer. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked
by lint can increase drying time.
To clean:
Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can cause
a residue buildup 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. You may be able to see this buildup,
or the lint may be falling off the screen because it
is clogged.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every six
months or more frequently if it becomes clogged
due to a residue buildup,
1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen towards you.
Use the following method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid
detergent; scrub lint
screen with the brush to
remove residue buildup.
2, Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not
rinse or wash screen to
remove lint. Wet lint is
hard to remove.
3. Rinse screen with hot water.
4. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel;
replace in dryer.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and
close the lid.
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.
• Some towels made of synthetic fibers and natural
fibers (polyester and cotton blends) may shed
more lint than other towels, causing your dryer's
lint screen to fill up faster. Be sure to remove
lint from the lint screen before and after drying
new towels.
14
CLEANING
THE
DRYER
INTERIOR
Garments which 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. It is helpful to dry unstable dye items
inside out to prevent dye transfer.
To clean dryer drum:
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent
and very warm water.
Explosion
Hazard
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
Use nonflammable
OR
Failure to do so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Apply a liquid, non-flammable household cleaner to
the stained area and rub with a soft
cloth until all excess dye is removed.
cleaner.
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to
dry drum.
15
CHANGING
THEDRUM
UGHT
The dryer light automatically turns on inside the
dryer drum when you open the door. Your dryer's
drum light may be one of two types, as shown.
Fire Hazard
Replace light bulb cover before
operating dryer,
Failure to do so can result in death
or fire,
Tochan_e
drumlighttype,:
Tochan_e
drumli_jhttypez:
1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect the electricity
leading to the dryer at the main power supply.
1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect the electricity
2, Open the dryer door. Remove the light bulb
cover from the back
wall of the dryer by
turning the cover
clockwise.
2, Open the dryer door. Remove the light bulb cover
from the back wall of the
dryer by removing the
screw located in the
lower right corner of
the cover.
3, Remove the light bulb by turning it
counterclockwise.
3, Remove the light bulb by turning it
counterclockwise.
4, Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb only.
4. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt appliance
bulb only.
5, Replace the light bulb cover and lock in
place by turning
counterclockwise.
5, Replace the light bulb cover.
6, Reconnect power supply.
6, Reconnect power supply.
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leading to the dryer at the main power supply.
REMOVING
ACCUMULAIED
UNTFROM
INSIDE
THE
DRYER
CABINET
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel
for fire. Lint should be removed every two to
three years, or more often, depending on dryer
usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified
person. If you have any questions or comments,
please call our Consumer Assistance Center at
1-800-253-1301 from anywhere in the U.S,A.
Electrical
Disconnect
Replace
Shock Hazard
power
before
cleaning.
all panels
before
operating.
Failure to do so can result
electrical shock.
1. Unplug dryer or turn off power supply.
in death or
Heater box
2. Remove rear panel.
3, Remove any lint using a vacuum cleaner or soft
brush. Avoid damaging wires and thermostats.
Thermostats
4, Replace rear panel.
Dryer with rear panel removed
5, Open lint screen lid. Remove 2 screws from
lint screen area.
6, Open top by pulling forward and up at each
front corner (see illustration). Rest raised top
against wall behind dryer (top is hinged at rear).
T
t
continued on next page
17
REMOVING
ACCUMUMLINT
D FROM
INSIDE
THE
DRYER
CABINET(oom.)
7. Remove 2 internal screws from front panel
flanges (near top front comers). Lift front panel
slightly, lifting off lower clips (see lower clip
inset of illustration below). Slowly pull front
panel forward, disengaging panel from drum.
(Drum will drop slightly.)
8. Move front panel aside and rest edge against
side of dryer, Avoid disconnecting wire clips
(see wire clips inset of illustration below) or
damaging wires.
9, Remove any lint using a vacuum cleaner or
soft brush.
Bumer
(gas models only)
Motor
Dryer with front panel removed
10, Reassemble in reverse order. Before closing
the top, check the following:
- Drum seal must be flared out (see drum seal
insets of illustration) and properly positioned
against panel at back of drum. Rotate drum
counterclockwise one full turn to check
drum seal.
- Belt should be centered and tight on
dryer drum.
- Wire clip retainer, which holds the door
switch wires, must be secured to top of front
panel (see wire clips inset of illustration) and
along top edge of side panel. Door wires
must not touch drum when dryer is
operating.
11, Replace top panel and lint screen screws. Top
and front panels must be securely in place
before operating dryer.
12. Level the dryer if necessary.
13, Plug in dryer or tum on power supply.
18
OR
TROUBI£SllOOIING
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following list
for common laundry problems and the next page for common dryer problems.
If you need
further assistance, see "Requesting
Assistance or Service" on page 21.
NOTE:
In the following
list, the most common
laundry problems
are listed first.
COMMON
LAUNDRY
PROBLEMS
Problem ...
Cause .,,
Slow drying or clothes still wet
• Incorrect cycle or temperature
setting selected.
• Full or clogged lint screen. (See page 14.)
• Exhaust vent clogged, restricted, or too long. (See pages 6-7 and
Installation Instructions.)
• Dryer located in room with temperature
below 45 ° (7°C).
• Load too large and bulky to dry quickly.
• Drying heavy fabrics (denim, towels) with light fabrics (synthetics,
permanent press).
• Fabric softener sheet blocking exhaust grill inside dryer drum.
Lint
• Full lint screen. (See page 14.)
• Load not properly sorted.
• Overdrying, especially synthetic fabrics that cause lint-attracting
static electricity.
• Load size too big or heavy.
• Tissue or paper left in pockets.
• Pilling (surface fuzz caused by normal wear and laundering)
attracts lint.
Static electricity
• Overdrying.
• Dryer fabric softener improperly used. See package directions.
• Load includes synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press, and
knit fabrics that build up static electricity.
Wrinkling
• Overloading.
• Overdrying, especially permanent press and synthetic fabrics.
• Large items bailing or rolling up.
• Clothes left in dryer at end of cycle.
Shrinking
• Overdrying.
• Fabric or garment is not designed for tumble drying.
• Dryer settings incorrect for fabric type.
• Care label instructions not followed.
Greasy spots/stains
• Dryer fabric softener improperly used. Do not add to a warm load.
• Drying soiled items.
Color change
• Drying dark colors with light colors.
• Drying colorfast colors with non-colorfast
Garment damage
colors.
• Zippers, snaps, and hooks left open.
• Strings and sashes not tied to prevent tangling.
• Care label instructions not followed.
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COMMON
DRYER
PROBLEMS
i. Dryerwillnotstart.
3.Noheat
For gas dryers, is the valve open on
the supply line? Also, some dryers may
have an internal gas valve. See
Installation Instructions.
ls the dryer door firmly closed?
For electric dryers, have you blown a
fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Electric dryers use 2 household fuses
or breakers. The drum may be turning
but you may not have heat.
Are the controls set in an ON position?
Did you firmly push the Start Button?
_,.Noises
If the dryer hasn't been used forawhile,
there may be a thumping sound during
the first few minutes of operation.
If noises continue, call the Consumer
Assistance Center.
Is the power cord plugged in?
f. Odor
Have you blown a fuse or tripped a
circuit breaker? Electric dryers use
2 household fuses or breakers.
z.Lintaccumulation
inhoodorexhaust
vent,orextended
dryins,
times.
ls lint screen full?
Is exhaust vent or outside exhaust
hood clogged with lint? Refer to
venting section on pages 6-7.
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When operating a new dryer, the new
electric heating element may have
an odor.
Are household chemical odors being
drawn into dryer? Proper ventilation
must be used if painting or staining near the dryer.
NOTE: Store and use paints, varnishes, etc. away
from your dryer whenever possible.
If you still have problems, see "Requesting Assistance or Service" on page 21.
REQUESnNC
ASS ANCE
oRSEmCE
To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check "Troubleshooting"
on pages 19-20.
you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
It may save
IFYOUNEED
ASSISTANCE
ORSERVICE
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
consultants are available to
assist you.
toll
free
at 1-800-253-1301. Our
When
calling:
Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model and serial number of your
appliance (see page 2). This information will help us
better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications
of appliances
• Installation information
on our full line
• Accessory and repair parts sales
• Do-it-yourself
repair help
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
• Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors
Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company
in your area, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
• Use and maintenance procedures
IFYOUNEED
REPLACEMENT
PARTS
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use FSP_ factory authorized
parts. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same exacting
specifications used to build every new
WHIRLPOOL ®appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
or your nearest authorized service center.
FOR
FURTHER
ASSISTANCE
If you need further assistance, you can write to
Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
If the dealer, authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem, you can contact the
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
(MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voice consumer views at the
highest levels of the major appliance industry.
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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INDEX
This index is alphabetical.
number.
Look for the word or phrase you are interested
TOPIC
PAGE
in, then look for the page
TOPIC
PAGE
ASSISTANCE .............................................................
21
LINE DRYING ............................................................
AUTOMATIC CYCLES ..............................................
10
CARE/CLEANING
Dryer interior ..........................................................
Lint screen ..............................................................
LINT
Removal ............................................................
14, 17
Screen .....................................................................
14
15
14
CHOOSING LOAD SIZES ........................................
8-9
CYCLES ...............................................................
10-11
CYCLE SIGNAL ..........................................................
8
DRUM LIGHT .............................................................
16
DRYER
Features ....................................................................
Restarting ..................................................................
Safety ....................................................................
Starting ......................................................................
Stopping ....................................................................
5
9
3-4
8
9
DRYING
Cycles ...............................................................
10-11
Rack ........................................................................
13
RACK DRY .................................................................
SELECTING CYCLE/SETTING
9-11
SERVICE ...................................................................
21
START BUTTON .........................................................
TEMPERATURE
FLUFF AIR .................................................................
8
SELECTOR ................................
8-11
TIMED DRYING ........................................................
10
TOWELS ....................................................................
11
TROUBLESHOOTING
Dryer problems .......................................................
Laundry problems ..................................................
20
19
TUMBLE PRESS ® .....................................................
1i
6-7
8
WARRANTY ...............................................................
FINISH GUAREP ...................................................
13
..............................
VENTING .................................................................
END OF CYCLE SIGNAL ............................................
12
24
8, 11
12
23
RP kT/
WHIRLPOOL®DRYER
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
FSP_ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or
workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your dryer, including venting. Heavy four-inch metal exhaust vent must be
used. Refer to the venting section of this manual and your Installation Instructions.
2. Instruct you how to use your dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your dryer is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your dryer caused by accident, misuse, abuse, improper installation (including, but not limited
to, venting with plastic or flexible foil), installation not in accordance with local electrical or plumbing
codes, use of products not approved by Whirlpool, or acts of God.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications
made to the appliance.
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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 exclusion or
limitation 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 also apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
If you need service, first see the "Troubleshooting" section of this book. After checking "Troubleshooting,"
additional help is available by checking the "Requesting Assistance or Service" section, or by calling our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800~253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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