INTELLIDRY DRYER MD-15
®
Pages 1-2
Save complete model and serial number
identification for your dryer. This is located
on a data plate on the lower center of the
door opening. Record these numbers below
for easy access.
Dryer exhaust tips
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Model Number
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Serial Number
Drying rack
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Using the dryel setting
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Date of Purchase
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For additional questions, please contact us:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
1-800-688-9900 USA
1-800-688-2002 CANADA
1-800-688-2080 USA TTY (for deaf,
hearing impaired or speech impaired)
Mon.–Fri., 8am–8pm Eastern Time
Internet: http://www.maytag.com
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Replacing drum light
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Reversing the door
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Special laundry tips
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NOTE: In our continuing effort to improve
the quality of our appliances, it may be
necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide.
IMPORTANT: Keep this guide and the
sales receipt in a safe place for future reference. Proof of original purchase date is
needed for warranty service.
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IMPORTANT: For service and warranty
information, see page 11.
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MCS No. 33002583
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©2002 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 death.
• Do not store or use gasoline or
other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL
GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical
switch.
• Do not use any phone in your
building.
• Clear the room, building or area
of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas
supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the
appliance.
5. Do not reach into the appliance if the
drum is moving.
2. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
6. Do not install or store this appliance
where it will be exposed to the weather.
a. Do not dry items 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. Any material on which you
have used a cleaning solvent, or
which is saturated with flammable liquids or solids, should not be placed in
the dryer, until all traces of these
flammable liquids or solids and their
fumes have been removed. There are
many highly flammable items used in
homes, such as: acetone, denatured
alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some
liquid household cleaners, some spot
removers, turpentine, waxes and wax
removers.
b. Items containing foam rubber (may
be labeled latex foam) or similarly
textured rubber-like materials must
not be dried on a heat setting. Foam
rubber materials when heated, can
under certain circumstances produce
fire by spontaneous combustion.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in the
appliance. Close supervision of children
is necessary when the appliance is used
near children.
7. Do not tamper with controls.
8. Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance or attempt any servicing
unless specifically recommended in
published user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
9. Do not use fabric softeners or products
to eliminate static unless recommended
for dryer use by the manufacturer of the
fabric softener or product.
10. Clean the lint screen before or after
each load.
11. Keep the area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from lint
accumulation, dust and dirt.
12. The interior of the dryer and exhaust
duct should be cleaned periodically by
qualified service personnel.
13. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never plug the appliance cord into a
receptacle which is not grounded adequately and in accordance with local
and national codes. See installation
instructions for grounding this appliance.
14. Do not sit on top of the clothes dryer.
4. Before the appliance is removed from
service or discarded, remove the door to
the drying compartment.
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WARNING
Do not place into your dryer items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable
oil or cooking oil. Even after being washed, these items may contain significant
amounts of these oils. The remaining oil can ignite spontaneously. The potential
for spontaneous ignition increases when the items containing vegetable oil or
cooking oil are exposed to heat. Heat sources, such as your clothes dryer, can
warm these items, allowing an oxidation reaction in the oil to occur. Oxidation creates heat. If this heat cannot escape, the items can become hot enough to catch
fire. Piling, stacking or storing these kinds of items may prevent heat from escaping and can create a fire hazard.
All washed and unwashed fabrics that contain vegetable oil or cooking oil can be
dangerous. Washing these items in hot water with extra detergent will reduce, but
will not eliminate, the hazard. Always use the “cool down” cycle for these items to
reduce the items’ temperature. Never remove these items from the clothes dryer
hot or interrupt the drying cycle until the items have run through the “cool down”
Safety notice & warning
The California Safe Drinking Water and
Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition
65) requires the Governor of California to
publish a list of substances known to the
State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm, and requires businesses to
warn customers of potential exposures to
such substances.
Users of this appliance are hereby warned
that the burning of gas can result in lowlevel exposure to some of the listed substances, including benzene, formaldehyde
and soot, due primarily to the incomplete
combustion of natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP) fuels. Exhaust ducts should be kept
free of obstructions and properly exhausted
dryers will minimize exposure.
cycle. Never pile or stack these items when they are hot.
Recognize safety symbols, words, labels
WARNING
WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury.
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DRYER EXHAUST TIPS
WARNING
Plastic or nonmetal flexible duct presents a potential fire hazard.
Do
Read the installation
instructions and the
user’s guide.
Do
Do
Let your dryer
exhaust the air easily.
Use 4 inch diameter
rigid metal duct. Tape all joints,
including at the dryer. Never use
lint-trapping screws.
Do
Do
Keep duct runs
as straight as
possible.
Clean all old ducts
before installing your
new dryer. Be sure vent
flap opens and closes freely.
Inspect and clean the exhaust
system annually.
Don’t
Let a poor
exhaust system
cause slow drying.
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Don’t
Don’t
Restrict your dryer with a poor exhaust
system.
Use longer than necessary duct runs
with many elbows.
Don’t
Don’t
Use plastic, thin foil, or
non-metal flexible duct.
Allow crushed or clogged ducts
and vent.
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OPERATING TIPS
Clean the lint filter
NOTE
• After each load.
• To shorten drying time.
Do not operate the dryer without
the lint filter in place.
• To operate more efficiently.
Load the dryer properly
• By placing only one wash load in the
dryer at a time.
• Avoid very small loads or mixing heavyweight and lightweight clothes.
• When only one or two articles need drying, add a few similar items to improve
tumbling and drying efficiency.
• When drying large, bulky items such as
a blanket or comforter, it may be necessary to reposition the load during the
cycle to ensure even drying.
Check the moisture
monitor
Indicator lights in the moisture monitor will
display when an IntelliDry cycle is in operation. The top light will blink on and off. As
loads dry, there will be longer pauses
between each blink. No lights will display
during Time Dry or Air Fluff.
Add a fabric softener
sheet (if desired)
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• After loading the dryer.
• To control static cling.
• Before the load becomes warm. This
helps prevent greasy-looking softener
stains.
• And remove any used softener sheets
from the dryer to prevent greasy-looking
softener stains.
NOTE
The top monitor light may not blink
when small loads of heavy, bulky
items are dried, such as rugs or
sweaters.
The bottom light in the monitor will remain
on until the cool down portion of the cycle
starts. During cool down the dryer continues
to tumble the load in unheated air to help
minimize wrinkling.
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Controls
at
a
glance
Control features and styling vary by model.
Step 1 Select cycle
INTELLIDRY WRINKLE FREE FABRICS WITH PRESS
CARE automatically senses the moisture in the load and shuts
off when the selected dryness level is reached. It minimizes wrinkles in synthetic fabrics such as acrylic, nylon, polyester or blends
by providing an unheated cool-down period at the end of the cycle.
Simply set the control to the desired dryness level (MORE DRY –
LESS DRY). The line between MORE DRY and LESS DRY is the
initial preferred setting for the majority of loads.
WRINKLE RELEASE will release wrinkles from items that are clean and dry but
slightly wrinkled, such as from a crowded
closet, packed suitcase or from sitting in the
dryer too long after the end of the cycle. It
provides 10 minutes of heated tumbling and
5 minutes of cool down tumbling without
heat.
DAMP DRY is designed to “partially” dry
items. It provides approximately 20 minutes
of heated tumbling and 5 minutes of cool
down tumbling without heat.
INTELLIDRY REGULAR automatically senses the moisture
in the load and shuts off when the selected dryness level is
reached. This cycle is designed for loads such as towels, underwear, t-shirts, jeans, etc. Set the control to the desired dryness
level (MORE DRY – LESS DRY). The line between MORE DRY
and LESS DRY is the initial preferred setting for the majority of
loads.
DRYEL FABRIC CARE (select models)
TIME DRY/AIR FLUFF may be select-
is designed for use on dry clean only fabrics
in combination with Dryel Dry Clean Only
Fabric Care product. Placing the control dial
arrow at the DRYEL line will provide the
optimal amount of time needed to properly
use Dryel. (For more information on using
the Dryel cycle, see page 7.)
ed for any load if the IntelliDry sensor system is not used. Set the control to the
desired number of minutes and choose the
appropriate drying temperature for the load.
NOTE
The dial can be turned in either direction to select a cycle. Once started, the dial will not advance at a specific rate during the
IntelliDry cycles. At first the dial may not advance at all. Toward the end of the cycle (when the load begins to dry) the dial will
advance at a more regular rate and much more quickly. This is normal operation.
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Step 2 Select temperature
REGULAR – for sturdy cottons or those
DELICATE – for heat sensitive items
labeled “Tumble Dry.”
labeled “Tumble Dry Low” or “Tumble Dry
Warm.”
MEDIUM – for permanent press, synthetics, lightweight cottons or items labeled
“Tumble Dry Medium.”
AIR FLUFF – tumbles without heat. Used
for sensitive loads or items needing freshening.
Step 3 Press start
Push this button to start the dryer. The dryer
door must be shut for the dryer to operate. If
the door is opened during the cycle, the
start button must be pushed again to
resume the cycle once the door is closed.
End of Cycle Chime – Shortly before the
cycle is complete, an audible chime will
sound. During the cool-down portion of the
Wrinkle Free Fabrics cycle, the audible
chime will sound intermittently.
Drying rack (select models)
The drying rack allows you to dry items that
you don’t want to tumble dry; for example,
sneakers, washable sweaters, stuffed toys or
pillows, etc.
4. Close dryer door.
5. Use the Time Dry cycle. Select time
according to moisture and weight of
item. Push the Start button. It may be
necessary to reset the timer if a longer
drying time is needed.
The rack remains stationary, but the drum
rotates. (Make sure nothing hangs over the
edges of the rack.)
To Remove Rack:
1. Open dryer door.
To Use Rack:
1. Open dryer door.
2. Position drying rack in tumbler with the
two extension wires toward you. These
wires will brace the rack against the front
surface of the tumbler. Legs will rest on
front ledge and at back of drum.
3. Place wet items on the rack, leaving
space between them so air can reach all
surfaces.
2. Lift rack straight up and out.
*Warning: When drying foam rubber, plastic,
or rubber with heat, it is possible they will
suffer damage and could lead to a fire hazard.
Part No. MAL1000AXX
To order call 1-800-688-8408
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USING THE DRYEL SETTING
(select models)
Setting the Controls for Dryel Fabric Care:
Step 1
Set the temperature for Regular heat.
DO NOT select Air Fluff.
Step 2
Set the control dial at the Dryel line.
Step 3
Press Start Button
For Best Performance:
• Refer to the Dryel instructions for proper use.
• Items in the bag must tumble. Place no more than 3
to 4 items in the bag at one time.
• Do not mix colors or fabrics when using Dryel.
• Immediately at the end of the cycle, remove
garments from the Dryel bag. Hang the garments
while still warm and slightly damp to minimize
wrinkles.
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Use ONLY the Dryel fabric care product in your dryer.
DO NOT use and place any flammable substance or
solvent in the dryer including but not limited to:
Energine, Goddard’s, lighter fluid, WD-40 and vegetable oil.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Control Panel – clean with a soft, damp
cloth. Do not use abrasive substances.
Tumbler – remove any stains such as crayon, ink pen or fabric dye (from new items
such as towels or jeans) with an all-purpose
cleaner. Then tumble old towels or rags to
remove any excess stain or cleaning sub-
stance. Once these steps are done, stains
may still be visible, but should not transfer to
subsequent loads.
Cabinet – wipe off any marks with soap and
water.
Dryer Exhaust System – should be
inspected and cleaned once a year to maintain optimum performance. The outside
exhaust hood should be cleaned more frequently to ensure proper operation. (Refer
to the Installation Instructions for more information.)
REPLACING THE DRUM LIGHT
Instructions for replacing the bulb:
1) Unplug or disconnect the dryer from the
electrical power supply.
2) Open the door and use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw attaching the
lens to the tumbler front.
3) Remove lens cover by pulling cover
toward center of tumbler.
4) Rotate bulb counter-clockwise to
remove from socket.
8) Reinstall the screw into the lens cover
screw hole.
5) Replace the bulb with a 120 volt, 10 watt
maximum candelabra base light bulb.
9) Reconnect dryer to power supply.
6) Turn the light bulb clockwise into socket.
7) Replace lens cover by hooking plastic
tabs into tumbler front below the light
housing.
REVERSING THE DOOR
Directions for reversing the dryer door:
1) Remove the hinge hole covers and
screws.
2) While supporting the door, remove 2
screws in the hinges that secure the
hinges to the cabinet.
4) Move the following parts to the opposite
side of the door: 2 hinges and 4 hinge
screws, 4 door screws, door strike and
screw, inner door cover plate and screw.
Screw the lower hinge screw in first. This
will help to align the door and hinges.
6) Replace the hinge hole covers to the
opposite side.
5) Attach the door to the opposite side of
the cabinet using the 2 counter sunk
hinge screws. (See below).
3) Remove door by lifting slightly at the
hinges and pulling the hinge tabs out of
the hinge slots.
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SPECIAL LAUNDRY TIPS
Please follow the care label or manufacturer’s instructions for drying special items. If care label instructions are not available, use the following information as a guide.
Avoid Dryer Drying...
• Fiberglass Items (curtains, draperies, etc.)
• Woolens, unless recommended on the label.
Bedspreads
& Comforters
• Vegetable or cooking oil soaked items. (See pg.2)
• Follow the care label instructions or dry on the Regular cycle.
• Be sure the item is thoroughly dry before using or storing.
• May require repositioning to ensure even drying.
Blankets
• Dry only one blanket at a time for best tumbling action.
• Be sure the item is thoroughly dry before using or storing.
Curtains
& Draperies
• Use the Wrinkle Free Fabrics cycle to help minimize wrinkling.
Cloth Diapers
• Use the Regular cycle for soft, fluffy diapers.
Down–filled Items
(jackets, sleeping bags,
comforters, etc.)
• Use the Regular cycle and a delicate temperature setting.
Foam Rubber
(rug backs, stuffed toys,
certain shoulder pads, etc.)
• Dry these in small loads for best results and remove as soon as possible.
• Place a clean pair of sneakers in the dryer with the item to fluff the down comforters,
etc. Adding a couple of dry towels shortens dry time and absorbs moisture.
• DO NOT dry on a heat setting. Use the Time Dry/Air Fluff (no-heat) cycle.
WARNING – Drying a rubber item with heat may damage it or pose a fire hazard.
• Use the Regular cycle.
Pillows
• Add a couple of dry towels and a pair of clean sneakers to help the
tumbling action and to fluff the item.
• DO NOT dryer-dry kapok or foam pillows.
Plastics
(shower curtains, outdoor
furniture covers, etc.)
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• Use the Time Dry/Air Fluff cycle on a Delicate or Air Fluff temperature depending on the
care label instructions.
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BEFORE YOU CALL
CHECK THESE POINTS IF YOUR CLOTHES DRYER...
DOESN’T RUN
• Be sure the door is latched shut.
• Be sure the power cord is plugged into a
live electrical outlet.
• Check the home’s circuit breaker and
fuses.
• Press the START button again if the
door is opened during the cycle.
DOESN’T HEAT
• Check the home’s circuit breaker and
fuses.
• Select a heat setting, not air-fluff.
• On a gas dryer, check that the gas supply is on.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• Dryer timer may have moved into the
cool-down portion of the cycle.
DOESN’T DRY
• Check all of the above, plus...
• Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside
of the home can open and close freely.
• Check exhaust system for lint build-up.
Ducting should be inspected and
cleaned annually.
• Use 4” rigid metal exhaust duct.
• Do not overload. 1 Wash load = 1 Dryer
load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Large, bulky items like blankets or comforters may require repositioning to
ensure even drying.
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• Check that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from the
load.
• Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.
IS NOISY
• Check the load for objects such as
coins, loose buttons, nails, etc. Remove
promptly.
• It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or
heating element cycle on and off during
the drying cycle.
• Be sure the dryer is leveled properly as
outlined in the installation manual.
• Be sure the rubber feet are installed on
the leveling legs.
• A clicking noise may be the timer
advancing.
• It is normal for the dryer to hum due to
the high velocity of air moving through
the dryer drum and exhaust system.
CONTROL KNOB ADVANCES
SLOWLY
• This is normal operation for an IntelliDry
cycle, especially at the beginning of the
cycle. Once the load begins to dry, the
control knob will start to advance. The
rate of advancement will be slow at the
beginning of the cycle because there is
more moisture in the load. As the load
becomes more dry, the control knob will
advance more quickly.
DRIES UNEVENLY
• Seams, pockets and other similar heavy
areas may not be completely dry when
the rest of the load has reached the
selected dryness level. This is normal.
Select the “MORE DRY” setting if
desired.
• If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with
sheets, it is possible that the heavy item
will not be completely dry when the rest
of the load has reached the selected
dryness level. Sort heavy items from
lightweight items for best drying results.
HAS AN ODOR
• Household odors such as from painting,
varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may
enter the dryer with the surrounding
room air. This is normal as the dryer
draws the air from the room, heats it,
pulls it through the tumbler and exhausts
it to the outside. When these odors are
present in the air, ventilate the room
completely before using the dryer.
For further assistance contact
Maytag Appliances Sales Company,
Maytag Customer Assistance:
U.S. 1-800-688-9900 or
Canada 1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf,
hearing impaired or speech impaired,
call 1-800-688-2080.
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Clothes dryer warranty
Full One Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail
purchase, any part which fails in normal home
use will be repaired or replaced free of charge.
Limited Warranty
After the first year from date of original retail purchase, through the time periods listed below, the
parts designated below which fail in normal
home use will be repaired or replaced free of
charge for the part itself, with the owner paying
all other costs, including labor, mileage and
transportation.
Second Year – All parts.
Third through Fifth Year – Dryer tumbler.
Additional Limited Warranty Against RustThrough
Should an exterior cabinet, including the door,
rust through during the one year period starting
from the date of retail purchase, repair or
replacement will be made free of charge. After
the first and through the tenth year, repair or
replacement will be made free of charge for the
part itself, with the owner paying all other costs,
including labor, mileage and transportation.
Please Note: This full warranty and the limited
warranty apply when the dryer is located in the
United States or Canada. Dryers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranty only,
including parts which fail during the first two
years.
Canadian Residents
This warranty covers only those dryers installed
in Canada that have been listed with the
Canadian Standards Association unless the dryers are brought into Canada due to transfer of
residence from the United States to Canada.
The specific warranties expressed above are the
ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state.
To receive warranty service
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased; or call Maytag Appliances Sales
Company, Maytag Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should
you not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write:
Maytag Appliances Sales Company
Attn: CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
U.S. 1-800-688-9900
Canada 1-800-688-2002
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or
speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
When contacting Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer
Assistance about a service problem, please include the following:
a. Your name, address and telephone number;
b. Model number and serial number (found on the lower center of the
door opening) of your appliance;
c. Name and address of your dealer and the date the appliance was
purchased;
d. A clear description of the problem you are having.
e. Proof of purchase.
What is not covered by these warranties:
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following:
a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair, modification, alteration or adjustment not authorized by the
manufacturer or an authorized servicer.
c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been removed,
altered, or cannot be readily determined.
3. Light bulb.
4. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
5. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
6. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as a result
of any breach of these warranties.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion may not apply.
User’s Guides, service manuals and parts catalogs are available from Maytag
Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance.
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