Whirlpool LE6800XP Operating instructions

Whirlpool LE6800XP Operating instructions
AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE6800XP
and
Gas Model
LG68OlXP
wave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room AH Condltloners. Oehumidllwrs,
Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers. Freezers, Relrlgerator-Freezer
Parts and features
LAUNDRY
’
INFORMATION CENTER
CYCLE CONTROL
KNOB
\
/
TURESELECTOR
STARTBUTTON
7,
DRYERDRUM
AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
LOADING DOOR
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete Model and Serial Numders
[from the plate located
as shown].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slip
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry Information Center on the back of the dryer
Automatic Cycles
Timed Drying . .
DRYING TIPS.
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Page
2
3
3
Model
Complete
Serial
Number
Number
Date
Service Company
and
Telephone
Number
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
PARTS AND FEATURES . .
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
SAFETY FIRST.
.
.
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER.
OPERATING INSTRUCTlONS
here
Comolete
Purchase
console.
Contents
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
Wipe
out
the
dryer drum with a
damp cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
Proof-of-purchase
Lint Signal
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.
Vacation Care.
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7
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FLUFFAIR Setting . . . . . .
[email protected]
Setting . . . . ,
Drying Times. . . . . .
Mixed Loads
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End-of-Cycle Signal . .
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is all
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE. . . . . . . .
1. Before Calling for
Assistance .
.
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service . . .
4. If You Have a Problem
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Your
Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer..
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is located
in an area where the temperature
is above 45°F (7.2”C).
l is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric
supply and grounding.*
l is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems.*
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
l is not run where
there may be explosive fumes.
l is not
used by children
or’anyone
unable to operate
it properly,
‘See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
complete
information.
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
for
is installed
by a qualified
installer.
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventilated
room* on a floor
that can support the weight.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY.
IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
3. EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN
FLAME.
4. IMMEDIATELY CALL
YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
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DO NOT STORE OR USE
GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND .I
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OFTHISORANYOTHER
SWf;;;ED
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress padsquilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeanscorduroys.
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdieslingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothessheetsslacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouse&dresses
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends,T-shirtsslacksshirts
LIGHTWEIGHT -Synthetics
(polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blousesdresses
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels]
Gauze,lace,etc.
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RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE. SHEER NYLON
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
PERM’T PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
KNITfziNTLE
TIMED
DRYING
20-30
MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
Select a
1. CYCLE
2.
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information
on
the cycles.
Push the
3. START Button
The dryer will start tumbling
you push the START Button.
The Cycle
Control
Set TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed
drying temperature.
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
when
Knob should
To stop the dryer, open the door (or
turn the Control Knob to OFF).
To restart the dryer, close the door,
select cycle. if necessary,
and push
START.
point to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
Operating instructions
The automatic cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob moves and stops
several times until the load reaches
the dryness setting you selected. Then
the knob automatically
moves to
OFF and tumbling stops.
weight cotton items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5
minutes. This helps make the load
easier to handle.
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in.
‘I-imeddrying
Use the TIMED DRYING Cycle for
any load you want to dry by time. For
example:
small loads, large bulky
items, items to be fluffed or dusted
with the FLUFFAIR heat setting.
l Turn the
Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 60.
. The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
without heat - a cool-down
time. This
helps make the load easier to
handle.
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For the first few loads, set the Control
Knob to point to an* in either automatic cycle. When the dryer stops,
feel the dried items.
If items are drier than you like, use
a setting to the right of the* the next
time you dry a similar load.
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If items are not as dry as you like,
use a setting to the left of the *the
next time you dry a similar load.
Drying tips
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toyssneakers.
etc.
1. Turn the Temperature
Selector to
FLUFFAIR.
2. Turn the Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in the
TIMED DRYING Cycle.
3. Push the START Button.
wrinkles from dry clothingsuch
as
items that may have been packed
in a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
I. Set Temperature
Selector to PERM’T
PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
2. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 5 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 10 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Drying
Mixed loads
times
Dryfng times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
l type
and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room
temperature
around the
dryer
l temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryertemperature
selection.
See page 6 in your”Dryer
Guide”
for more information.
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End-of-cycle
Lint signal
-
signal
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove
dry items and reset the control.
The dryer sounds a signal to let you know
when the cycle is finished. The signal cannot be
turned off and is not adjustable.
The signal is helpful when you are drying
permanent
press, synthetics and other items
that should be taken out as soon OS the dryer
stops.
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Clean lint screen before each load. If you
neglect to clean your lint screen, the signal will
sound. The [whistle tone) signal lets you know
the air flow is being restricted. Restncted air flow
reduces drying efficiency
Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as
shown on page 9.
Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen
with your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen.
Push the screen
place.
firmly back
into
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard.This
lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending
on
dryer usage.
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
GAS DRYERS
be done only by a qualified
. Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
a
electrical
power.
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Avoid injury or damage
- do not
put hands inside cabinet.
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Make sure dryer is cool.
person.
1. Remove back panel (electric]
or lower access panel (gas].
2. Avoid damaging
wires,
thermostats, funnel or igniter.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art - with a soff brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
re-level dryer.
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Caring for your dryer
Remove sharp objects from clothing
before drying - pins, buckles, etc.
Close metal zippers.
Never leave
your dryer.
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth.Spills
allowed
to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
Non-colorfast
items can stain the
drum. Wipe carefully
after drying to
make sure there is no dye to be
transferred
to items in the next load.
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, console and finish. Do
not use these products on or near
your dryer.
Vacation
laundry
care
Unplug power cord or
turn off electrical
power.
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wet or damp
For gas dryers,
gas valve.
close
Clean
lint screen.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling
for assistance.. .
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
l Is power
supply cord plugged
in?
l Is door
closed tightly?
l Did you push START Button?
l Are fuses blown
or a circuit-breaker
tripped?
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
l The AIR setting
is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are
without heat.
l Is gas turned
on? If not, turn Control
Knob to OFF.Turn on gas. Wait 5
minutes. Reset controls and start.
l An electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
l Is the lint screen
clean?
l See page
6 in your”Dryer
Guide:’
2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
[email protected] service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 81 Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
3. If you need service*...
1
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
ice technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
4. tf you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert F.Gunts, Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
*If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase,
and a Complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is needed
in order to better respond
to your request
for
assistance.
MakIng your world a llttle easier.
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