LG | RV1881EZ | LG RV1881EZ Owner’s Manual

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Please read this owner’s manual thoroughly before operating and keep it
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
30 MAINTENANCE
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4
5
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7
What to Do if You Smell Gas
Basic Safety Precautions
Grounding Instructions
Safety Instructions for Installation
Safety Instructions for Connecting
Electricity
30Regular Cleaning
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PRODUCT features
9
INTRODUCING YOUR DRYER
9
Parts
9Accessories
10 Control Panel Features
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Display
12
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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13
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15
16
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21
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Preview Installation Order
Installation Location Requirements
Clearances
Leveling the Dryer
Reversing the Door
Installing the Side Vent Kit
Venting the Dryer
Connecting Gas Dryers
Connecting Electric Dryers
Special Requirements for Manufactured or
Mobile Homes
Final Installation Check
Installation Test (Duct Check)
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25 HOW TO USE
25
Operating the Dryer
26 Cycle Guide
27 Sorting Load
27 Loading the Dryer
27 Check the Lint Filter Before Every Load
28 Cycle setting buttons
29 Special Functions
29 Custom Program
31
TROUBLESHOOTING
31
Before Calling for Service
33 SPECIFICATIONS
33 USING SMART DIAGNOSISTM
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
wWarning
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric
shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death.
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
W
e 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, WARNING, or CAUTION.
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These words mean:
wDANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t immediately follow instructions.
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Y
ou can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
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ou may be slightly injured or cause damage to the product if you do not follow instructions.
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ll 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.
• Do not install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic venting materials. If flexible metal (foil type) duct is
installed, it must be of a specific type identified by the appliance manufacturer as suitable for use with
clothes dryers. Flexible venting materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed, and trap lint. These
conditions will obstruct clothes dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this appliance or any
other appliances.
• Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.
• Install the clothes dryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local codes.
• Save these instructions.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. Do not try to light a match or cigarette, or turn on any gas or electrical appliance.
2. Do not touch any electrical switches. Do not use any phone in your building.
3. Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
4. Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions
carefully.
5. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
wWarning
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric
shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death.
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Read all instructions before using the dryer.
• Before use, the dryer must be properly installed as
described in this manual.
• 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 reach into the dryer if the drum or any other
part is moving.
• Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer
or attempt any servicing unless specifically
recommended in this owner’s manual or in published
user-repair instructions that you understand and have
the skills to carry out.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the door to the drying compartment.
• Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is
used near children.
• 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.
• 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.
• Do not install or store the dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
• Always check the inside of the dryer for foreign
objects.
• Clean lint screen before or after each load.
• Do not store plastic, paper, or clothing that may
burn or melt on top of the dryer during operation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
wWarning
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric
shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance 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 appliance must be
equipped with 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.
Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance. If
it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by
a qualified electrician.
This appliance 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 appliance.
Electric shock can result if the dryer is not properly
grounded.
wWarning
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a
qualified electrician or service person if you are in doubt that the appliance is properly grounded.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Properly ground dryer to conform with all
governing codes and ordinances. Follow details in
the installation instructions. Electric shock can result if
the dryer is not properly grounded.
• Before use, the dryer must be properly installed as
described in this manual. Electric shock can result if
the dryer is not properly grounded.
• Install and store the dryer where it will not be
exposed to temperatures below freezing or
exposed to the weather.
• All repairs and servicing must be performed
by an authorized servicer unless specifically
recommended in this owner’s manual. Use only
authorized factory parts. Failure to follow this
warning can cause serious injury, fire, electric shock, or
death.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not install
the dryer in humid spaces. Failure to follow this
warning can cause serious injury, fire, electric shock, or
death.
• Connect to a properly rated, protected, and sized
power circuit to avoid electrical overload. Improper
power circuit can melt, creating electric shock and/or
fire hazard.
• Remove all packing items and dispose of all
shipping materials properly. Failure to do so can
result in death, explosion, fire, or burns.
• Place dryer at least 18 inches above the floor for
a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in
death, explosion, fire, or burns.
• Keep all packaging from children. Packaging
material can be dangerous for children. There is a risk
of suffocation.
• Do not install near another source of heat such as
a stove, cooking oven. Failure to do so can cause
deform, smoke and fire.
• Do not place candles, smoking materials, or other
flammables on top of the product. Dripping wax,
smoke, or fire can result.
• Remove all protective vinyl film from the product.
Failure to do so can cause product damage, smoke or
fire.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
wWarning
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric
shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION
wWarning
To reduce the risk of injury to persons, follow all industry recommended safety procedures including the use of long
sleeved gloves and safety glasses. Failure to follow all of the safety warnings in this manual could result in property
damage, injury to persons, or death.
Exhaust/Ducting:
• Gas dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire or
death.
• The dryer exhaust system must be exhausted
to the outside of the dwelling. If the dryer is not
exhausted outdoors, some fine lint and large
amounts of moisture will be expelled into the
laundry area. An accumulation of lint in any area of
the home can create a health and fire hazard.
• Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4-inch
diameter ductwork inside the dryer cabinet or for
exhausting to the outside. Use of plastic or other
combustible ductwork can cause a fire. Punctured
ductwork can cause a fire if it collapses or becomes
otherwise restricted in use or during installation.
• Ductwork is not provided with the dryer, and you
should obtain the necessary ductwork locally. The
end cap should have hinged dampers to prevent
backdraft when the dryer is not in use. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in fire or death.
• The exhaust duct must be 4 inches (10.2 cm) in
diameter with no obstructions. The exhaust duct
should be kept as short as possible. Make sure
to clean any old ducts before installing your new
dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can result in
fire or death.
• Rigid or semi-rigid metal ducting is recommended
for use between the dryer and the wall. In special
installations when it is impossible to make a
connection with the above recommendations, a ULlisted flexible metal transition duct may be used
between the dryer and wall connection only. The
use of this ducting will affect drying time. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in fire or death.
• DO NOT use sheet metal screws or other fasteners
which extend into the duct that could catch lint and
reduce the efficiency of the exhaust system. Secure
all joints with duct tape. For complete details, follow
the Installation Instructions. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in fire or death.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
wWarning
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric
shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONNECTING ELECTRICITY
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
•D
o not, under any circumstances, cut or remove
the ground prong from the power cord. To prevent
injury to persons or damage to the dryer, the electrical
power cord must be plugged into a properly grounded
outlet.
•F
or personal safety, this dryer must be properly
grounded. Failure to do so can result in electric shock
or injury.
•R
efer to the installation instructions in this manual
for specific electrical requirements for your model.
Failure to follow these instructions can create an
electric shock hazard and/or a fire hazard.
•T
his dryer must be plugged into a properly
grounded outlet. Electric shock can result if the
dryer is not properly grounded. Have the wall
outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician
to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
Failure to follow these instructions can create an
electric shock hazard and/or a fire hazard.
• The dryer should always be plugged into its own
individual electrical outlet which has a voltage
rating that matches the rating plate. This provides
sparkling performance and also prevents overloading
house wiring circuits which could cause a fire hazard
from overheated wires.
• Never unplug your dryer by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight out
from the outlet. The power cord can be damaged,
resulting in a risk of fire and electric shock.
• Repair or replace immediately all power cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not
use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage
along its length or at either end. The power cord can
melt, creating an electric shock and/or fire hazard.
• When installing or moving the dryer, be careful not
to pinch, crush, or damage the power cord. This will
prevent injury and prevent damage to the dryer from
fire and electric shock.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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PRODUCT features
PRODUCT FEATURES
Easy-to-USE Control Panel
An entire selection of user-friendly functions make operating the dryer easy.
EASY-ACCESS REVERSIBLE DOOR
The wide-opening door provides easy access for loading and unloading. The door hinge can be reversed to
adjust for installation location.
Flow Sense™ DUCT BLOCKAGE SENSING SYSTEM INDICATOR
The Flow Sense™ duct blockage sensing system detects and alerts you to restrictions in the installed household
ductwork that reduce exhaust airflow through the dryer. If you see the alert: Clean or repair the ducts to
remove the restrictions. Keep your ducts clean to help increase efficiency and reduce long drying times caused
by blocked ducts.
Smart Diagnosis™
Should you experience any technical difficulty with your dryer, it has the capability of transmitting data via
your telephone to the Customer Information Center. The call center agent records the data transmitted from
your machine and uses it to analyze the issue, providing a fast and effective diagnosis (refer to page 33).
INTRODUCING YOUR DRYER
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INTRODUCING YOUR DRYER
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
Parts
Reversible
door
Control
panel
Lint filter
Leveling
feet
Power cord
location
Gas
connection
location
(Gas models)
Exhaust
duct
outlet
Accessories
Included accessories
Drying rack
NOTE
• Contact LG Customer Service if any accessories are missing.
• For your safety and for extended product life, use only authorized components. The manufacturer is not
responsible for product malfunction or accidents caused by the use of separately purchased unauthorized
components or parts.
• The images in this owner’s manual may be different from the actual components and accessories, and are subject
to change by the manufacturer without prior notice for product improvement purposes.
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INTRODUCING YOUR DRYER
Control Panel Features
Following are instructions for starting and using your new dryer. Please refer to specific sections of this manual for
more detailed information.
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety
Instructions, before operating this dryer.
G
F
D
E
A POWER ON/OFF BUTTON
Press to turn the dryer ON. Press again to turn
the dryer OFF.
NOTE
Pressing the ON/OFF button during a cycle will
cancel that cycle and any load settings will be lost.
AUTO OFF : The dryer turns off automatically when
cycle is finished, for energy saving.
A
B
C
D MORE TIME/LESS TIME BUTTONS
To adjust the drying time, use these buttons
with MANUAL DRY, TIME DRY cycles.
Press the MORE TIME button to increase the
selected manual cycle time by a minute; press
LESS TIME to decrease the cycle time by a
minute.
E CYCLE SETTING BUTTONS
B CYCLE BUTTONS
Press the CYCLES button to select the desired
cycle. Once the desired cycle has been selected,
the standard presets will be shown in the display.
On MANUAL DRY cycles, these settings can be
adjusted using the cycle setting buttons anytime
before starting the cycle.
C START/PAUSE BUTTON
Press this button to start the selected cycle. If
the dryer is running, use this button to pause
the cycle without losing the current settings.
NOTE
If you do not press the START/PAUSE button to
resume a cycle within 4 minutes, the dryer turns
off automatically.
Use these buttons to select the desired cycle
settings for the selected cycle. The current
settings are shown in the display. Press the
button for that option to select other settings.
F TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY
The display shows the settings, estimated time
remaining, options, and status messages for
your dryer.
G OPTION BUTTONS
The option buttons allow you to select
additional cycle options. Certain buttons also
allow you to activate special functions by
pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds.
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B
Display
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C
The display shows the settings, estimated time remaining, options, and status messages for your dryer. When the
dryer is turned on, the light in the display will illuminate.
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety
Instructions, before operating this dryer.
F
D
B
C
E
A Estimated Time Remaining
When the START/PAUSE button is pressed, the
dryer will display the estimated (SENSOR DRY)
or set time (TIME DRY) remaining, and begin
tumbling.
A
D CLEAN FILTER reminder
The display will show CLEAN FILTER when the
dryer is turned on as a reminder to check the
filter. It turns off when the START/PAUSE button
is pressed.
NOTE
The cycle time on SENSOR DRY cycles may
fluctuate as the dryer recalculates drying time for
optimal results.
E CUSTOM PROGRAM
If you have a special combination of settings
that you use frequently, you can save these
settings as a CUSTOM PROGRAM.
B CYCLE COMPLETION INDICATOR
WITH CLEAN FILTER REMINDER
This portion of the display shows which stage of
the drying cycle is currently underway (CLEAN
FILTER, DRY, COOLING, or WRINKLE CARE).
C Child Lock Indicator
When CHILD LOCK is set, the CHILD LOCK
indicator will appear and all buttons are disabled
except the POWER button. This prevents children
from changing settings while the dryer is
operating.
F FLOW SENSE™ DUCT BLOCKAGE
SENSING SYSTEM INDICATOR
The FLOW SENSE™ duct blockage sensing
system detects and alerts you to blockages in
the ductwork that reduce exhaust flow from the
dryer. This improves operating efficiency and
helps minimize service calls, saving your money.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Preview installation order
Checking and
choosing the proper
location
Leveling the dryer
Venting the dryer
220V
Connecting Gas Dryers
(Gas Dryer Type)
Plugging in the power
cord and grounding
Press and hold
Installation check
(Refer to page 23.)
Test run
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Installation Location Requirements
wWarning
Read all installation instructions completely before installing and operating your dryer! It is important that
you review this entire manual before installing and using your dryer. Detailed instructions concerning electrical
connections, gas connections, and exhaust requirements are provided on the following pages.
• A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. A
gas dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
See Venting the dryer.
• A sturdy floor to support the total dryer weight of 200
lbs (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion
appliance should also be considered.
• A grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft.
(61 cm) of either side of the dryer. See Connecting
electric dryers.
• No other fuel-burning appliance can be installed in the
same closet as a dryer.
Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45°F (7°C). At lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off
at the end of an automatic cycle. This can result in longer drying times. 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.
NOTE
•A
level floor with a maximum slope of 1 inch (2.5 cm) under entire dryer. If slope is greater than 1 inch (2.5 cm),
install the Extended Dryer Feet Kit. Clothes may not tumble properly, and automatic sensor cycles may not
operate correctly if dryer is not level.
• F or a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor. If using a
pedestal, you will need 18 inches (46 cm) to the bottom of the dryer.
Clearances
(7.6 cm)
14" max.*
(35.6 cm)
21 1/4"
(54 cm)
40 3/16"
(102 cm)
28 15/16"
(73.4 cm)
5"**
(12.7 cm)
(2.54 cm)
(68.6 cm)
(2.54 cm)
50 1/4"
(127.5 cm)
Closet Door Vent
(7.6 cm) Requirements
Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation
(7,6 cm)
The following spacing dimensions
are recommended for this dryer. This dryer has been
tested for spacing of
14" max.*
(35,6 cm)
1 inches(2.54cm) clearance
on the
sides and rear. Recommended spacing should be considered for the following
21 / "
(54 cm)
reasons:
1 4
40 3/16"
(102 cm)
• Additional spacing should be considered
for ease of
installation and servicing.
•A
dditional spacing should be considered on all sides
of the dryer to reduce noise transfer.
• Additional clearances might be required for wall, door
28 / "
5"**
and floor moldings.
(73,4 cm)
(2,54 cm)
(12,7 cm)
(68,6 cm)
15 16
50 1/4"
(127,5 cm)
NOTE
F or closet installation, with a door, minimum
ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the
(2,54 cm)
Requisitos de ventilación
(7,6 cm) doors
de la puertawith
del armario
door are required. Louvered
equivalent
ventilation openings are acceptable.
•C
ompanion appliance spacing should also be
(7,6 cm)
considered.
14" max.*
(35,6 cm)
21 1/4"
(54 cm)
There should be at least a little space around the dryer (or any other appliance) to eliminate the transfer of
40 / "
vibration from one to the other. Too much
vibration, it could cause them to make noise or touch each other
(102 cm)
causing paint damage and making even more noise.
3 16
28 15/16"
(73,4 cm)
50 1/4"
(127,5 cm)
5"**
(12,7 cm)
(2,54 cm)
(68,6 cm)
(2,54 cm)
(7,6 cm)
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50 1/4
(127,5 c
Clearances (cont.)
Recommended installation spacing for cabinet installation
• For cabinet installation with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top of the cabinet are required.
7"* (17.8 cm)
*Required spacing
7"* (17.8 cm)
**For side or bottom venting,
2 inches (5.1 cm) spacing is allowed.
5"* 28
1"*
(12.7 cm) (73.4 cm) (2.5 cm)
1"
27 "
(2.54 cm) (68.6 cm)
1"
(2.54 cm)
Leveling the Dryer
wWarning
• To reduce the risk of injury to persons, adhere to all
industry recommended safety procedures including
the use of long sleeved gloves and safety glasses.
Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury
or death.
• The appliances are heavy. Two or more people are
required when installing the dryer. Failure to follow
this warning can cause serious injury or death.
To ensure that the dryer provides optimal drying
performance, it must be level. To minimize vibration,
noise, and unwanted movement, the floor must be a
perfectly level, solid surface.
NOTE
Adjust the leveling feet only as far as necessary to
level the dryer. Extending the leveling feet more than
necessary can cause the dryer to vibrate.
1. Position the dryer in the final location. Place a level
across the top of the dryer.
Level
Leveling Feet
•A
ll four leveling feet must rest solidly on the floor.
Gently push on the top corners of the dryer to make
sure that the dryer does not rock from corner to corner.
If you are installing the dryer on the optional pedestal,
you must use the leveling feet on the pedestal to
level the dryer. The dryer leveling feet should be fully
retracted.
2. U
se an adjustable wrench to turn the leveling feet.
Turn clockwise to raise the dryer or counterclockwise
to lower it. Raise or lower the leveling feet until dryer
is level from side to side and front to back.
Make sure that all 4 leveling feet are in firm contact with
the floor.
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Reversing the Door
wWarning
• To avoid damage to the dryer or the door, support
the door with a stool or box that fits under the
door, or have an assistant support the weight of the
door.
4. Remove the 4 screws securing the hinges to the door
frame. Remove the two plastic cover caps. Reinstall
the hinges and cover caps on the opposite sides from
which they were removed.
• Avoid dropping the door to avoid damage to the
door or the floor.
Hinge
assembly
THE DRYER DOOR IS VERY LARGE AND HEAVY. Failure
to follow the instructions below can result in damage to
the dryer, property damage or injury to persons.
Cover cap
1. Open the door and remove the two plastic hole caps
on the catch side by gently prying up with a flat blade
screwdriver. Save these for step 6.
5. With the hinges and cover caps in the new locations,
remount the inner door frame onto the outer door
frame with the screws removed in step 3 above.
Hole cap
2. While supporting the door, remove the 4 screws, two
from each hinge. Set the door aside face down on a
protected surface to prevent damage to the door or
the work surface.
6. Reinstall the door with the screws from steps 1,2.
Hinge screw
3. With the door on a protected surface, remove the 12
screws on each side of the door and lift off the inner
door frame using a flat blade screwdriver. Remove the
latch hook and blank and move them to the opposite
side.
Inner door
frame
Latch hook
6. Test the swing of the door to make sure the hinges
and latch are properly aligned and that the door
closes and latches correctly.
Swing Door
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Installing the Side Vent Kit
wWarning
• Use a heavy metal vent.
• Do not use plastic or thin foil duct.
• Clean old ducts before installing this dryer.
• To reduce the risk of injury to persons, adhere to all
industry recommended safety procedures including
the use of long sleeved gloves and safety glasses.
• Failure to follow all of the safety warnings in this
manual could result in property damage, injury to
persons, or death.
3. P
reassemble a 4 inches (10.2 cm) elbow to the next
4-inches (10.2 cm) duct section, and secure all joints
with duct tape. Be sure that the male end of the elbow
faces AWAY from the dryer. Insert the elbow/duct
assembly through the side opening and press it onto
the adapter duct. Secure in place with duct tape.
Be sure that the male end of the duct protrudes 1½
inches (3.8 cm) to connect the remaining ductwork.
Attach cover plate to the back of the dryer with
included screw.
Your new dryer is shipped to vent to the rear.
It can also be configured to vent to the bottom or side
(right-side venting is not available on gas models).
An adapter kit, part number 383EEL9001B, may be
purchased from your LG retailer. This kit contains the
necessary duct components to change the dryer vent
location.
1. Remove the rear exhaust duct retaining screw. Pull
out the exhaust duct.
Retaining
Screw
Cover
Plate
Elbow
11/2”
(3.8 cm)
OPTION 2: Bottom Venting
2. P
ress the adapter duct onto the blower housing and
secure to the base of the dryer as shown.
Adapter
Duct
Rear
Exhaust Duct
OPTION 1: Side Venting
2. Press the tabs on the knockout and carefully remove
the knockout for the desired vent opening (rightside venting is not available on gas models). Press the
adapter duct onto the blower housing and secure to
the base of the dryer as shown.
Bracket
3. Insert the 4 inches (10.2 cm) elbow through the rear
opening and press it onto the adapter duct. Be sure
that the male end of the elbow faces down through
hole in the bottom of the dryer. Secure in place with
duct tape.
Attach the cover plate to the back of the dryer with
included screw.
Adapter
Duct
Cover
Plate
Bracket
Elbow
Knockout
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
17
Venting the Dryer
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Do not crush or collapse ductwork. Failure to follow
these instructions can result in fire or death.
• Do not allow ductwork to rest on or contact sharp
objects. Failure to follow these instructions can result
in fire or death.
• If connecting to existing ductwork, make sure it
is suitable and clean before installing the dryer.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire or
death.
• Venting must conform to local building codes.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire or
death.
• Gas dryers MUST exhaust to the outdoors.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire or
death.
• Use only 4-inch (10.2 cm) rigid or flexible metal
ductwork inside the dryer cabinet and for venting
outside. Failure to follow these instructions can result
in fire or death.
• To reduce the risk of fire, combustion, or
accumulation of combustible gases, DO NOT
exhaust dryer air into an enclosed and unventilated
area, such as an attic, wall, ceiling, crawl space,
chimney, gas vent, or concealed space of a
building. Failure to follow these instructions can result
in fire or death.
• To reduce the risk of fire, DO NOT exhaust the dryer
with plastic or thin foil ducting.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire or
death.
• The exhaust duct must be 4 inches (10.2 cm) in
diameter with no obstructions. The exhaust duct
should be kept as short as possible. Make sure
to clean any old ducts before installing your new
dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can result in
fire or death.
• Rigid or semirigid metal ducting is recommended
for use between the dryer and the wall. In special
installations when it is impossible to make a
connection with the above recommendations, a
UL-listed flexible metal transition duct may be used
between the dryer and wall connection only. The
use of this ducting will affect drying time. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in fire or death.
• DO NOT use sheet metal screws or other fasteners
which extend into the duct that could catch lint and
reduce the efficiency of the exhaust system. Secure
all joints with duct tape. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in fire or death.
• To maximize operating results, please observe
the duct length limitations noted in the chart next
page. Failure to follow these instructions can result in
fire or death.
• Ductwork is not provided with the dryer. You
should obtain the necessary ductwork locally. The
end cap should have hinged dampers to prevent
backdraft when the dryer is not in use. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in fire or death.
• The total length of flexible metal duct shall not
exceed 8 ft. (2.4 m)
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Venting the Dryer (cont.)
Ductwork
Wall Cap Type
Number of
90° Elbows
Maximum Length of
4-inch Diameter
Rigid Metal Duct
Recommended
0
65 ft. (19.8 m)
1
55 ft. (16.8 m)
2
47 ft. (14.3 m)
3
36 ft. (11.0 m)
4
28 ft. (8.5 m)
0
55 ft. (16.8 m)
1
47 ft. (14.3 m )
2
41 ft. (12.5 m)
3
30 ft. (9.1 m)
4
22 ft. (6.7 m)
4"
(10.2 cm)
4"
(10.2 cm)
Use only for
short run
installations
21/2"
(6.35 cm)
NOTE
educt 6 ft. (1.8 m) for each additional elbow. It is not
D
recommended to use more than four 90° elbows.
Routing and Connecting Ductwork
NOTE
Follow the guidelines below to maximize drying
performance and reduce lint buildup and
condensation in the ductwork.
Ductwork and fittings are NOT included and must be
purchased separately.
•U
se 4-inch (10.2 cm) diameter rigid or semirigid
metal ductwork.
• T he exhaust duct run should be as short as possible.
• Use as few elbow joints as possible.
• T he male end of each section of exhaust duct must
point away from the dryer.
• Use duct tape on all duct joints.
• Insulate ductwork that runs through unheated areas
in order to reduce condensation and lint buildup on
duct surfaces.
• Incorrect or inadequate exhaust systems are not
covered by the dryer warranty. Failures or poor
performance caused by such exhaust systems will
not be covered by the dryer warranty.
Correct Venting
Incorrect Venting
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
19
Connecting Gas Dryers
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Gas supply requirements:
As shipped from the factory, this dryer is
configured for use with natural gas. It can be
converted for use with LP (Liquefied Propane) gas.
Gas pressure must not exceed 13 inches of water
column.
• A qualified service or gas company technician must
connect the dryer to the gas service.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Isolate the dryer from the gas supply system by
closing its individual manual shutoff valve during
any pressure testing of the gas supply. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Supply line requirements:
Your laundry room must have a rigid gas
supply line to your dryer. In the United States,
an individual manual shutoff valve MUST be
installed within at least 6 ft. (1.8 m) of the dryer,
in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code
ANSI Z223.1 or Canadian gas installation code CSA
B149.1. A 1⁄₈ - inch NPT pipe plug must be installed.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• I f using a rigid pipe, the rigid pipe should be ½
- inch IPS. If acceptable under local codes and
ordinances and when acceptable to your gas
supplier, 3⁄₈ - inch approved tubing may be used
where lengths are less than 20 ft. (6.1 m). Larger
tubing should be used for lengths in excess of 20 ft.
(6.1 m). Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or
death.
•C
onnect the dryer to the type of gas shown on
the nameplate. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
•T
o prevent contamination of the gas valve,
purge the gas supply of air and sediment before
connecting the gas supply to the dryer. Before
tightening the connection between the gas supply
and the dryer, purge remaining air until the odor
of gas is detected. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
•D
O NOT use an open flame to inspect for gas leaks.
Use a noncorrosive leak-detection fluid. Failure to
do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
•U
se only a new AGA- or CSA-certified gas supply
line with flexible stainless steel connectors. Failure
to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
•S
ecurely tighten all gas connections. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
•D
O NOT attempt any disassembly of the dryer;
any disassembly requires the attention and tools
of an authorized and qualified service person or
company. Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion,
or death.
•U
se a pipe-joint compound that is insoluble in
Liquefied Petroleum (LP) gas on all pipe threads.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Electrical requirements for gas models only
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• This dryer must be plugged into a 60 Hz, 220 VAC,
• Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the
grounded outlet protected by a 13-ampere fuse
third (ground) prong from the power cord. Failure
or circuit breaker. Failure to follow this warning can
to follow this warning can result in fire, explosion, or
result in fire, explosion, or death.
death.
• For personal safety, this dryer must be properly
grounded. Failure to follow this warning can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
• The power cord of this dryer is equipped with
a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with
a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to
minimize the possibility of electric shock hazard
from this appliance. Failure to follow this warning
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is
encountered, it is your personal responsibility
and obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded 3-prong wall outlet. Failure to follow this
warning can result in fire, explosion, or death.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Connecting gas dryers (cont.)
wWarning
Connecting the gas supply
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using this appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
1. M
ake sure that the gas supply to the laundry room is
turned OFF. Confirm that the type of gas available in
your laundry room is appropriate for the dryer. The
dryer is prepared for Natural Gas with a 3⁄₈ - inch NPT
gas connection.
• Installation and service must be performed by
a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas
supplier. Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or
death.
• Use only a new stainless steel flexible connector
and a new AGA-certified connector. Failure to do so
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• A gas shutoff valve must be installed within 6 ft.
(1.8 m) of the dryer. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
• The dryer is configured for Natural Gas when
shipped from the factory. Make sure that the dryer
is equipped with the correct burner orifice for the
type of gas being used (Natural Gas or Liquefied
Petroleum). Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
2. R
emove the shipping cap from the gas connection
at the back of the dryer. Be careful not to damage
the threads of the gas connector when removing the
shipping cap.
3. C
onnect the dryer to your laundry room’s gas supply
using a new flexible stainless steel connector with a 3⁄₈
- inch NPT fitting.
4. Securely tighten all connections between the
dryer and your laundry room’s gas supply. Turn on
your laundry room’s gas supply and check all pipe
connections (both internal and external) for gas leaks
with a noncorrosive leak-detection fluid.
• If necessary, the correct orifice (for the LP, orifice
kit order part number 383EEL3002D) should be
installed by a qualified technician and the change
should be noted on the dryer. Failure to do so can
result in fire, explosion, or death.
• All connections must be in accordance with local
codes and regulations. Failure to do so can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
• Gas dryers MUST exhaust to the outdoors. Failure to
do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
3/8” NPT Gas
Connection
AGA/CSA-Certified
Stainless Steel Flexible
Connector
1/8” NPT Pipe
Plug
Gas Supply
Shutoff Valve
High-altitude installations
The BTU rating of this dryer is AGA-certified for
elevations below 10,000 feet.
If your gas dryer is being installed at an elevation above
10,000 feet, it must be derated by a qualified technician
or gas supplier.
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21
Connecting Electric Dryers
wWarning
wWarning
To help prevent fire, electric shock, serious injury,
or death, the wiring and grounding must conform
to the latest edition of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70 and all applicable local regulations.
Please contact a qualified electrician to check your
home’s wiring and fuses to ensure that your home has
adequate electrical power to operate the dryer.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using this appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
Electrical requirements for electric models only
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using this appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
220V, 60Hz
•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. Failure to
do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• I f branch circuit to dryer is 15 ft. (4.5 m) or less in length, use
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) listed No.-10 AWG wire (copper
wire only), or as required by local codes. If over 15 ft. (4.5 m),
use UL-listed No.-8 AWG wire (copper wire only), or as required
by local codes. Allow sufficient slack in wiring so dryer can be
moved from its normal location when necessary. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
•D
o not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third
(ground) prong from the power cord. Failure to follow this
warning can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• F or personal safety, this dryer must be properly grounded.
Failure to follow this warning can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• T he power cord of this dryer is equipped with a 3-prong
(grounding) plug which mates with a standard 3-prong
(grounding) wall outlet to minimize the possibility of electric
shock hazard from this appliance. Failure to follow this warning
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• T his dryer must be plugged into a 60Hz, 220VAC, grounded
outlet protected by a 13-ampere fuse or circuit breaker. Failure
to follow this warning can result in fire, explosion, or death.
•W
here a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your
personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with
a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet. Failure to follow this
warning can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Electrical connection
Plug dryer into a 220
VAC, 60 Hz grounded
3-prong outlet.
• Do not modify the plug and internal wire provided
with the dryer.
• The dryer should be connected to 3-hole outlet.
• If it does not fit the outlet, a proper outlet will
need to be installed by a qualified electrician.
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using this appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
• Any installation in a manufactured or mobile
home must comply with the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standards Title 24 CFR,
Part 3280 or Standard CAN/ CSA Z240 MH and
local codes and ordinances.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Special Requirements for
Manufactured or Mobile Homes
Any installation in a manufactured or mobile home must
comply with the Manufactured Home Construction and
Safety Standards Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 or Standard
CAN/CSA Z240 MH and local codes and ordinances. If
you are uncertain whether your proposed installation
will comply with these standards, please contact a
service and installation professional for assistance.
• A gas dryer must be permanently attached to the floor.
• The electrical connection for an electric dryer must
be a 4-wire connection. More detailed information
concerning the electrical connection is provided in the
section Connecting Electric Dryers.
• To reduce the risk of combustion and fire, the dryer
must be vented to the outside.
• DO NOT vent the dryer under a manufactured home or
mobile home.
• Electric dryers may be vented to the outside using the
back, left, right, or bottom panel.
• Gas dryers may be vented to the outside using the
back, left, or bottom panel. Gas dryers may not be
vented to the outside using the right side panel
because of the burner housing.
• The dryer exhaust duct must be affixed securely to
the manufactured or mobile home structure, and the
exhaust duct must be made of a material that will resist
fire and combustion.
It is recommended that you use a rigid or flexible metal
duct.
• DO NOT connect the dryer exhaust duct to any other
duct, vent, chimney, or other exhaust duct.
• Make sure the dryer has adequate access to outside
fresh air to ensure proper operation. The opening for
outside fresh air must be at least 25 in2 (163 cm2).
• It is important that the clearance of the duct from any
combustible construction be at least 2 inches (5 cm),
and when venting the dryer to the outdoors, the dryer
can be installed with a clearance of 1 inch (2.5 cm) at
the sides and back of the dryer.
• Please be aware that venting materials are not supplied
with the dryer. You should obtain the venting materials
necessary for proper installation.
Final Installation Check
Once you have completed the installation of the dryer
and it is in its final location, confirm proper operation
with the following tests and Installation Test (Duct
Check) on the following page.
Testing dryer heating
GAS MODELS
Close the dryer door, press the ON/OFF button to turn
the dryer on, and start the dryer on a heat setting.
When the dryer starts, the igniter should ignite the main
burner.
NOTE
If all air is not purged from the gas line, the gas igniter
may turn off before the main burner ignites. If this
happens, the igniter will reattempt gas ignition after
approximately two minutes.
ELECTRIC MODELS
Close the dryer door, press the ON/OFF button to turn
the dryer on, and start the dryer on a heat setting. The
exhaust air should be warm after the dryer has been
operating for 3 minutes.
Checking airflow
Effective dryer operation requires proper airflow.
The adequacy of the airflow can be measured by
evaluating the static pressure. Static pressure in the
exhaust duct can be measured with a manometer,
placed on the exhaust duct approximately 2 ft. (60.9 cm)
from the dryer.
Static pressure in the exhaust duct should not exceed 0.6
inches (1.5 cm). The dryer should be checked while the
dryer is running with no load.
Checking levelness
Once the dryer is in its final location, recheck the dryer
to be sure it is level. Make sure it is level front to back
and side to side, and that all 4 leveling feet are firmly on
the floor.
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D
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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23
Installation Test (Duct check)
Once you have completed the installation of the dryer,
use this test to make sure the condition of the exhaust
system is adequate for proper operation of the dryer.
This test should be performed to alert you to any serious
problems in the exhaust system of your home.
• Your dryer features Flow Sense™, an innovative sensing
system that automatically detects blockages and
restrictions in dryer ductwork. Keeping ductwork clean
of lint buildup and free of restrictions allows clothes to
dry faster and reduces energy use.
F
A
NOTE
D
The dryer should be cool before starting this test. If
the dryer was warmed up during installation, run the
AIR DRY cycle for a few minutes to reduce the interior
temperature.
To activate the installation test:
1. Remove the literature, and then close the door.
Do not load anything in the drum for this test, as in
may affect the accuracy of the results.
B
C
2. Press and hold the Temp.Control and Signal
buttons and then press the POWER button.
This button sequence activates the installation test.
The code
will display if the activation is
successful.
3. Press START/PAUSE button.
The dryer will start the test, which will last about
two minutes. The heat will be turned on and the
temperatures in the drum will be measured.
4. C
heck the display for results.
During the three minute test cycle, monitor the
Flow Sense™ display on the control panel. If no bars
are displayed, when the cycle ends, the exhaust
system is adequate. If the exhaust system is severely
restricted, the display will show four bars. Other
problems may also be shown with error codes. Refer
to the next page for error code details and solutions.
E
B
NO BARS:
OK
C
FOUR BARS:
RESTRICTED
Four bars indicates that the exhaust system is severely
restricted. Have the system checked immediately, as
performance will be poor.
5. End of cycle.
At the end of the test cycle,
will display.
The test cycle will end and the dryer will shut off
automatically after a short delay.
A
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Installation Test (Duct check) (cont.)
• Check the error code before you call for service
Error Code
tE1 or tE2
HS
PS or PF or nP
Possible Causes
Solutions
• T emperature sensor failure
• T urn off the dryer and call for
service.
• Humidity sensor failure.
• T urn off the dryer and call for
service.
• E lectric dryer power cord is not
connected correctly, or house power
supply is incorrect.
• Check the power supply or the
connection of power cord to the
terminal block. Refer to the
Connecting electric dryers section of this manual
for complete instructions.
• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
the fuse capacity.
If the problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected
by a qualified electrician.
• House fuse is blown, circuit breaker has
tripped, or power outage has occurred.
• Check the duct condition
If the test displays four bars, check the exhaust system
for restrictions and damage. Repair or replace the
exhaust system as needed.
Restricted or blocked airflow
Avoid long runs or runs with multiple elbows or
bends.
NOTE
When the dryer is first installed, this test should be
performed to alert you to any existing problems with
the exhaust duct in your home. However, since the
test performed during normal operation provides
more accurate information on the condition of the
exhaust duct than does the installation test, the
number of bars displayed during the two tests may
not be the same.
Do not interrupt the test cycle, as this could result in
the wrong results.
Even if no bars are displayed during the test cycle,
some restrictions may still be present in the exhaust
system. Refer to the Venting the Dryer section of
this manual for complete exhaust system and venting
requirements.
Your dryer features Flow Sense™, an innovative
sensing system that automatically detects blockages
and restrictions in dryer ductwork. Keeping ductwork
clean of lint buildup and free of restrictions allows
clothes to dry faster and reduces energy use.
Excess or crushed
transition duct
Too many elbows or
exhaust too long
Check for blockages and lint buildup.
Lint buildup
or blockage
Make sure the ductwork is not crushed or restricted.
Crushed or
damaged
exhaust
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B
C
How to use
E
BA
Operating the Dryer
Lint
Filter
B
B
3
25
C
Clean the Lint Filter
1
2
HOW TO USE
A
C
C
If the lint filter has not already been cleaned, lift out the filter and remove the
lint from the last load. This will help ensure the fastest and most efficient drying
performance.
Load the Dryer
Load the dryer with the wet laundry from the washer. If the load is extra large,
you may need to divide it into smaller loads for proper performance and fabric
care.
Turn On the Dryer
Press the POWER button to turn on the dryer. The cycle LEDs will illuminate
and a signal will sound, if turned on. Refer to page 10.
4
Select a Cycle
Press the Cycle buttons until the indicator for the desired cycle is lit.
The preset temperature, dry level, and option settings for that cycle will be
shown. Default settings for the selected cycle can now be changed if desired.
Refer to the Cycle Setting and Options page for details.
NOTE
Not all options or modifiers are available on all cycles. Refer to the Cycle
Guide page for default settings and allowable options. A different chime will
sound and the LED will not come on if the selection is not allowed.
5
Begin the cycle
Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the cycle. The cycle can be paused at
any time either by opening the door or by pressing the START/PAUSE button. If
the cycle is not restarted within 4 minutes, the dryer will shut off and the cycle
settings will be lost.
6
End of Cycle
When the cycle is finished, the chime will sound if it is set. Remove your
clothing from the dryer immediately to reduce wrinkling. If Wrinkle Care is
selected, the dryer will tumble briefly every few minutes to help prevent
wrinkles from setting in the clothes.
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HOW TO USE
Cycle Guide
Type
SENSOR
DRY
Cycle
Fabric Type
Time
in Min.
Off
MEDIUM
68
MEDIUM
110
HIGH
108


LOW
62


MEDIUM
81


LOW
53


Adjustable
MEDIUM
HIGH
110


Off
-
51

HIGH
58

Khaki /
Jeans
Jeans, color fading
material
BULKY
Comforters,
Pillows, shirt
Normal Dry
HEAVY
DUTY
Jeans,
heavyweight items
Normal Dry
PERM
PRESS
Permanent press,
synthetic items
Normal Dry
NORMAL
Work clothes,
corduroys, etc.
Normal Dry
DELICATES
Lingerie, sheets,
blouses
Normal Dry
TOWELS
Denims, towels,
heavy cottons
Normal Dry
SPORTS
WEAR
Sports Wear
SMALL
LOAD
Only Normal &
Cotton/Towels Fabric
Type (Max 3lb)
Adjustable
Adjustable
Adjustable
Adjustable
Adjustable
Normal Dry
Adjustable
Off
FRESHEN
UP
For removing light
wrinkles from
clothing
Off
AIR DRY
For items that require
heatfree drying such
as plastics or rubber
Off
Sensor dry cycles
Sensor dry cycles utilize LG’s unique dual sensor
system to detect and compare the moisture level
in clothes and in the air and adjust the drying time
as needed to ensure superior results. The dryer
automatically sets the dryness level and temperature
at the recommended setting for each cycle. The
estimated time remaining will be shown in the display.
NOTE
To protect your garments not every dryness level,
temperature, or option is available with every cycle.
See the Cycle guide for details.
HIGH
47
Adjustable
Adjustable
MEDIUM
HIGH
37
Adjustable
Adjustable
NO
HEAT
Adjustable
30
Wrinkle
Care
Damp
Dry
Signal
Temperature
small loads with
SPEED DRY For
short drying times
MANUAL
DRY
More
Time/
Less
Time
Dry Level







Manual dry cycles
Use manual dry cycles to select a specific amount of
drying time and a drying temperature. When a manual
dry cycle is selected, the ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING
display shows the actual time remaining in your
cycle. You can change the actual time in the cycle by
pressing MORE TIME or LESS TIME.
HOW TO USE
27
Following are instructions for starting and using your new dryer. Please refer to specific sections of this manual for
more detailed information.
Sorting Load
Check the Lint Filter Before Every
Load
Fabric care labels
Most articles of clothing feature fabric care labels that
include instructions for proper care.
To clean, pull the lint filter straight up and roll any lint
off the filter with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash the
filter to remove lint. Push the lint filter firmly back into
place. See Regular Cleaning for more information.
Fabric care labels
Tumble
Tumble
dry
dry
Dry
Dry
Gentle/
Gentle/
delicate
delicate
Heat
setting
Always make sure the lint filter is clean before starting a
new load; a clogged lint filter will increase drying times.
Normal
Normal
Permanent Press/
Permanent
Press/
wrinkle resistant
wrinkle resistant
Always ensure the lint filter is properly installed before
running the dryer. Running the dryer with a loose or
missing lint filter will damage the dryer and articles in
the dryer.
Do not dry
Do not tumble dry (used
Do not dry
Do not tumble dry (used with
with
do not wash)
do not wash)
High
Medium
Low
No heat/air
Grouping similar items
For best results, sort clothes into loads that can be dried
with the same drying cycle.
Different fabrics have different care requirements, and
some fabrics will dry more quickly than others.
Loading the Dryer
wWarning
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using this appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
• Check all pockets to make sure that they are
empty. Items such as clips, pens, coins, and keys
can damage both your dryer and your clothes.
Flammable objects such as lighters or matches
could ignite, causing a fire. Failure to do so can result
in fire, explosion, or death.
• Never dry clothes that have been exposed to oil,
gasoline, or other flammable substances. Washing
clothes will not completely remove oil residues.
Failure to obey this warning can result in fire, explosion,
or death.
NOTE
Loading tips
• Combine large and small items in a load.
•D
amp clothes will expand as they dry. Do not
overload the dryer; clothes require room to tumble
dry properly.
•C
lose zippers, hooks, and drawstrings to prevent
these items from snagging or tangling on other
clothes.
Lint
Filter
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HOW TO USE
Cycle setting buttons
Sensor dry cycles have preset settings that are selected
automatically. Manual dry cycles have default settings,
but you may also customize the settings using the cycle
setting buttons. Press the button for that option to view
and select other settings.
NOTE
To protect your garments, not every dryness level,
temperature, or option is available with every cycle.
See the Cycle guide for details.
DRY LEVEL
Selects the level of dryness for the cycle. Press the DRY
LEVEL button repeatedly to scroll through available
settings.
• This option is only available with sensor dry cycles.
• The dryer will automatically adjust the cycle time.
Selecting MORE DRY or VERY DRY will increase the
cycle time, while LESS DRY or DAMP DRY will decrease
the cycle time.
• Use a LESS DRY or DAMP DRY setting for items that you
wish to iron.
TEMP. CONTROL
Adjusts the temperature setting from ULTRA LOW
to HIGH. This allows precise care of your fabrics and
garments. Press the TEMP. CONTROL button repeatedly
to scroll through available settings.
TIME DRY
Allows you to manually select the drying time, from 20
to 60 minutes, in 10-minute increments. Use this for
small loads or to remove wrinkles. Use the MORE TIME/
LESS TIME buttons to add or reduce the drying time in
5-minute increments.
Your dryer features several additional cycle options to
customize cycles to meet your individual needs. Certain
option buttons also feature a special function (see the
following page for details) that can be activated by
pressing and holding that option button for 3 seconds.
To Add Cycle Options to a Cycle:
1. Turn on the dryer and press the CYCLES button to
select the desired cycle.
2. Use the cycle settings buttons to adjust the settings
for that cycle.
3. Press the cycle option button(s) for the option you
would like to add. A confirmation message will be
shown in the display.
4. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the cycle. The
dryer will start automatically.
Rack Dry
Use Rack Dry with items, such as wool sweaters, silk, and
lingerie, that should dry flat. Rack Dry can also be used
with items that should not be tumbled dry, such as gym
shoes or stuffed animals.
NOTE
NEVER use the rack with a tumble dry cycle.
To install the drying rack:
1. With the dryer door open, slide the rack into the dryer
drum.
2. Make sure it is seated evenly on the edge of the inner
door rim and resting flat on the inside of the dryer.
NOTE
Be sure to remove the drying rack after using the Rack
Dry cycle.
WRINKLE CARE
Selecting this option will tumble the load periodically for
up to 3 hours after the selected cycle, or until the door is
opened. This is helpful in preventing wrinkles when you
are unable to remove items from the dryer immediately.
SIGNAL
To turn the SIGNAL off, press the SIGNAL button. Press
again to turn the SIGNAL back on.
DAMP DRY SIGNAL
With this option, the dryer will signal when the load is
approximately 80% dry. This allows you to remove fasterdrying lightweight items or items that you would like to
iron or hang while still slightly damp. Press the OPTION
button to activate or deactivate DAMP DRY SIGNAL.
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HOW TO USE
Special functions
The RACK DRY button also activate special function,
including CHILD LOCK.
* CHILD LOCK
Use this option to prevent unwanted use of the dryer
or to keep cycle settings from being changed while the
dryer is operating. Press and hold the RACK DRY button
for 3 seconds to activate or deactivate the CHILD LOCK
function.
The CHILD LOCK icon will be shown in the display, and
all controls are disabled except the POWER button.
NOTE
Once set, CHILD LOCK remains active until it is
manually deactivated. CHILD LOCK must be turned off
to run another cycle. To deactivate CHILD LOCK, press
and hold the RACK DRY button for three seconds.
Custom program
If you have a special combination of settings that you
use frequently, you can save these settings as a CUSTOM
PROGRAM.
* To Save a Custom Program:
1. Turn on the dryer and press the CYCLES button to
select the desired cycle.
2. Use the cycle setting buttons to adjust the settings for
that cycle.
3. Press the cycle option button(s) for the option you
would like to add. A confirmation message will be
shown in the display.
4. Press and hold the CUSTOM PROGRAM button for 3
seconds.
NOTE
You may save only one custom program at a time.
Pressing and holding the CUSTOM PROGRAM button
will overwrite any previously saved custom program.
To Recall a Custom Program:
1. Turn on the dryer.
2. Press the CUSTOM PROGRAM button.
3. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the cycle.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Regular Cleaning
wWarning
Cleaning the lint filter
Always clean the lint from the filter after every cycle.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using this appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
• Unplug the dryer before cleaning to avoid the risk
of electric shock. Failure to follow this warning can
cause serious injury, fire, electrical shock, or death.
• Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or
solvents to clean the washer. They will damage the
finish.
Cleaning the exterior
Proper care of your dryer can extend its life.
The outside of the machine can be cleaned with warm
water and a mild, nonabrasive household detergent.
Immediately wipe off any spills with a soft, damp cloth.
NOTE
Do not use methylated spirits, solvents, or similar
products.
Lint
Filter
To clean, open the dryer door and pull the lint filter
straight up. Then:
1. F or everyday cleaning, roll any lint off the filter with
your fingers, or
Never use steel wool or abrasive cleansers; they can
damage the surface.
Cleaning the interior
Wipe around the door opening and seal with a soft,
damp cloth to prevent lint and dust buildup that could
damage the door seal.
Clean the window with a soft cloth dampened with
warm water and a mild, nonabrasive household
detergent; then wipe dry.
The stainless steel drum can be cleaned with a
conventional stainless steel cleaner, used according to
the manufacturer’s specifications.
Never use steel wool or abrasive cleansers; they can
scratch or damage the surface.
Cleaning around and under the dryer
Vacuum lint and dust from around the dryer and
underneath it regularly. Vent ductwork should be
checked for lint buildup and cleaned at least once per
year. If any noticeable reduction in airflow or drying
performance occurs, immediately check ductwork for
obstructions and blockages.
Maintaining ductwork
Vent ductwork should be checked for lint buildup once
per month and cleaned at least once per year. If any
noticeable reduction in airflow or drying performance
occurs, immediately check ductwork for obstructions
and blockages. Contact a qualified technician or
service provider.
2. Vacuum the lint filter.
3. If the lint filter has become very dirty or clogged
with fabric softener, wash the lint filter in warm,
soapy water and allow to dry thoroughly before
reinstalling.
NOTE
NEVER operate the dryer without the lint filter in
place. NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint filter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before Calling For Service
Your dryer is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect and diagnose problems at an early
stage. If your dryer does not function properly or does not function at all, check the following before you call for
service.
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Dryer will not
turn on
• Power cord is not properly
plugged in.
• House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.
• Make sure that the plug is plugged securely into a
grounded outlet matching the dryer’s rating plate.
• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have it
corrected by a qualified electrician.
Dryer does
not heat
• House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.
• Gas supply or service turned off
(gas models only).
• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have it
corrected by a qualified electrician.
• Confirm that the house gas shutoff and the dryer gas
shutoff are both fully open.
Greasy or dirty • Fabric softener used incorrectly.
•C
lean and dirty clothes being
spots
dried together.
on clothes
• Confirm and follow the instructions provided with your
fabric softener.
• Make sure to use your dryer to dry only clean items,
because dirty items can soil clean clothes placed in the
same or subsequent loads.
• Stains on dried clothes are actually stains that were not
removed during the washing process.
Make sure that clothes are being completely cleaned
according to the instructions for your washer and
detergent.
Display shows
error
code tE1 or tE2
• Thermistor is malfunctioning.
Lint on clothes • Lint filter not cleaned properly.
• Laundry not sorted properly.
• Excess static in clothes.
• Dryer is overloaded.
• Tissue, paper, etc., left in pockets.
• Turn off the dryer and call for service.
• Make sure the lint filter is cleaned before every load. With
some loads that produce high amounts of lint, it may be
necessary to clean the filter during the cycle.
• Some fabrics are lint producers (i.e., a fuzzy white cotton
towel) and should be dried separately from clothes that
are lint trappers (i.e., a pair of black linen pants).
• See the Excess static in clothes after drying section below.
• Divide larger loads into smaller loads for drying.
• Check pockets thoroughly before washing and drying
clothes.
Excess static in
clothes after
drying
• Fabric softener not used or used
incorrectly.
• Clothes dried too long
(overdried).
• Drying synthetics, permanent
press, or synthetic blends.
•U
se a fabric softener to reduce static electricity correctly.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static
unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
•O
verdrying a load of laundry can cause a buildup of static
electricity. Adjust settings and use a shorter drying time,
or use SENSOR DRY cycles.
• These materials can cause static buildup. Try using a fabric
softener.
Display shows
error
code PS
• Power cord connection is
incorrect.
• Check the connection of power cord to the terminal block.
Refer pages in 22~26 this manual.
Clothes are
wrinkled
• Clothes dried too long
(overdried).
• Overdrying a load of laundry can lead to wrinkled clothes.
Try a shorter drying time, and remove items while they
still retain a slight amount of moisture.
• Remove items from the dryer immediately at the end
of the cycle. Use the Wrinkle Care option to continue
tumbling clothes at the end of the cycle, for up to 3 hours.
• Clothes left in dryer too long
after cycle ends.
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Troubleshooting
Before Calling For Service (cont.)
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Drying time is
not consistent
• Heat settings, load size, or
dampness of clothing is not
consistent.
• The drying time for a load will vary depending on the heat
setting, the type of heat used (electric, natural gas, or LP
gas), the size of the load, the type of fabrics, the wetness G
of the clothes, and the condition of the exhaust ducts and
lint filter.
Clothes take
too long to dry
• Load is not properly sorted.
• S eparate heavy items from lightweight items. Larger and
heavier items take longer to dry.
•H
eavy fabrics take longer to dry because they tend to
retain more moisture. To help reduce and maintain more
consistent drying times for large and heavy fabrics,
separate these items into smaller loads of a consistent
size.
•U
se the appropriate control settings for the type of load
you are drying.
•M
ake sure the lint filter is cleaned before every load. With
some loads that produce high amounts of lint, it may be
necessary to clean the filter during the cycle.
•C
onfirm that the exhaust ductwork is properly configured
and free of debris, lint, and obstructions. Make sure that
outside wall dampers can open properly and are not
blocked, jammed, or damaged.
•R
eset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have it
corrected by a qualified electrician.
• Divide larger loads into smaller loads for drying.
• I f you are drying a very small load, add a few extra items
to ensure proper tumbling action.
• Large load of heavy fabrics.
• Dryer controls are not set
properly.
• Lint filter needs to be cleaned.
• Exhaust ducts blocked, dirty, or
duct run is too long.
• House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.
• Dryer is overloaded.
• Dryer is underloaded.
Clothes are
shrinking
• Garment care instructions are
not being followed.
• To avoid shrinkage, please carefully follow the fabric
care instructions for your garment, because some fabrics
will naturally shrink when washed. Other fabrics can be
washed but will shrink when dried in a dryer. Use a low or
no heat setting.
Clean Filter
light is on
during the
drying cycle
• Lint filter is almost clogged or
full.
• Pause the drying cycle and clean the lint filter.
FLOW SENSETM
indicator light
is on
during the
drying
cycle
• Ductwork is too long or has too
many turns/ restrictions.
• Significant blockage of the
ductwork due to lint buildup or
debris.
• The appliance has detected a
restriction in the external dryer
venting.
• Install a shorter or straighter duct run. See the Installation
Instructions.
• Ductwork should be checked/cleaned soon.
Dryer can be used in this condition, but drying times may
be longer.
• If exhaust restrictions are sensed by the FLOW SENSETM
system, the indicator will remain on for two hours after
the end of the cycle. Opening the door or pressing the
POWER button will turn off the display.
The display
shows
“d90”, “d95”
• The duct work is about 90%-95%
blocked.
(“d90” or “d95” error code
displayed 2 hours only)
• House exhaust system blocked.
•D
o not use the dryer until the exhaust system has
been cleaned and/or repaired. Using the dryer with a
severely restricted exhaust is dangerous and could result
in a fire or other property damage.
•C
heck the outside dryer vent while the dryer is operating
to make sure there is strong airflow.
• I f the exhaust system is extremely long, have it repaired or
rerouted.
• Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of clutter.
• Check vent hood for damage or lint clogging.
• Make sure the area around the vent hood is clear.
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SPECIFICATIONS USING Smart Diagnosis™
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SPECIFICATIONS
Dryer™ Models
RV1881EZ RN1881EZ
Description
Dryer
Electrical
requirements*
F
Please
refer to the rating label regarding detailed information.
A
Gas requirements*
NG 4-10.5 inches WC
LP: 8–13 inches WC (Gas Models only)
Dimensions
27” (W) X 28 15/16” (D) X 40 3/16” (H), 50 1/4” (D with door open)
68.6 cm (W) X 73.4 cm (D) X 102 cm (H), 127.5 cm (D with door open)
Net weight
60.6 kg
Drying capacity
- Normal cycle
D
E
B
C
10kg
USING SMART DIAGNOSISTM
NOTE
- Only use this feature when instructed to do so by the call center. The transmission sounds similar to a fax machine, and
so has no meaning except to the call center.
- SMART DIAGNOSIS™ cannot be activated if the dryer does not power up. If this happens, then troubleshooting must be
done without SMART DIAGNOSIS™.
- SMART DIAGNOSIS™ is a troubleshooting feature designed to assist, not replace, the traditional method of
troubleshooting through service calls. The effectiveness of this feature depends upon various factors, including, but
not limited to, the reception of the cellular phone being used for transmission, any external noise that may be present
during the transmission, and the acoustics of the room where the machine is located. Accordingly, LG does not
guarantee that SMART DIAGNOSIS™ would accurately troubleshoot any given issue.
If you experience problems with your dryer, call Svc Center. Follow the call center agent’s instructions, and do the
following steps when requested:
to turn on the dryer.
1. Press
Do not press any other buttons or turn the cycle selector knob.
2. When instructed to do so by the call center, place the mouthpiece of your phone very close to the POWER button.
G
F
A
3. Press and hold
for three seconds, while holding the phone mouthpiece to the icon or POWER button.
4. Keep the phone in place until the tone transmission has finished. This takes about 6 seconds, and the display will
count down the time.
D
E
B
C
• For best results, do not move the phone while the tones are being transmitted.
• If the call center agent is not able to get an accurate recording of the data, you may be asked to try again.
• Pressing the POWER button during the transmission will shut off the SMART DIAGNOSIS™.
5. Once the countdown is over and the tones have stopped, resume your conversation with the call center agent,
who will then be able to assist you using the information transmitted for analysis at the call center.
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