I I I’ AUTOMATIC DRYERS Electric Model LE5600XS and Gas Model LG5601XS M~crawave Ovens. Trash Compactars. Roam AK Condltmners. Dehumldiflers Automatic Washers Clolhes Dryers. Freezers. Refngerator Parts and features CYCLE CONTROL KNOB I LAUNDRY INFORMATION CENTER k TEMPERATURESELECTOR START BUTTON Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before using your dryer. It will be easier to remove. Wipe out the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping. Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here When you need service or call with a question, have this information ready, 1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from the plate located as shown). 2. Purchase date from sales slip. Serial Number Copy this information in these spaces Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip and warranty Please furnished complete and mail the Owner with this product. Contents PARTS AND FEATURES IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. Selecting a Cycle and Starting Your Dryer Drying Cycles and Settings Cool Down Times DRYING TIPS FLUFFAIR Setting TUMBLE [email protected] Paae -2 3 4 Purchase Date Service Company Telephone Registration Number Card Page Mixed Loads.. Drying Times . LINT SCREEN LINT REMOVAL. CARING FOR YOUR DRYER. Cleaning Dryer Interior. Vacation Care IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE . . WHIRLPOOL DRYER WARRANTY 01987 Whirlpool 2 Model Number Corporation 7 ; t 9 9 . 10 12 Additional Safety Instructions and Your Responsibilities NEVER operate the dryer if... l it is not working right [Le. noisy, too hot). l it is damaged. l parts are missing [i.e. door latch). l all panels are not in place. l the lint screen is loose, damaged or missing. FOR YOUR SAFETY If you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches. 3. Fatfieguish any open . 4. Immediately call your gas supplier. FOR YOUR SAFETY Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. ALWAYS shut off the gas valve ing on vacation. before leav- ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical power before attempting to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if yours is a gas dryer. You are personally rerponslble for maklng sure that your dryer... l is properly maintained. l is properly installed and leveled in a well ventilated room* on a floor that can support the weight. l is located in an area where the temperature is above 45°F (7.2”C). l is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.* l is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems.* l is not installed against drapes or curtains.’ l is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. l is not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly. *See “lnsfallatlon plete Information. InstructIons” for tom- SUGGESTED CYCLE TYPE OF LOAD COTTONS - LINENS EXTRA HEAW - Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts . . . . HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Towels, jeans, corduroys, work clothes MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases, cotton underwear,dlapers ...... LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes, organdies, lingerie . . . . . . . . . HEAW . . MEDIUM PERM’T PRESS HEAW HIGH LIGHT PERM’T PRESS KNITS HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons, blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses,dresses....................... PERM’T PRESS RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS FOAM RUBBER- Pillows, bras, sluffed toys . . . . . . . PLASTIC - Shower curtains, tablecloths ... .. ... . .. . RUBBER-BACKED RUGS . . . . . . . . . OLEFIN. POLYPRdPYLENE. SHEER NYLON A EX HEAVY PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Work clothes, jackets, raincoats . . MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play clothes, sheets, slacks.. . . . LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie, blouses, dresses .... .. LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels) Gauze, lace, etc. .... .... SUGGESTED TEMPERATURE 40-50 MINS. 30-40 MINS. PERM’T PRESS HEAW HIGH 20-30 MINS. . . . . 40-50 MINS. PERM’T PRESS HEAW HlGH 30-40 MINS. KNITS GENTLE LOW T;yOTtf/;S 15-20 MINS. KNITS GENTLE LOW PERM’T PRESS 20-30 MINS. . . 20-30 MINS. 40-50 MINS. 15-20 MINS. FLUFF AIR 1 . Select Set 2 . TEMPERATURESELECTOR a CYCLE Turn the Control Knob either way to point to the cycle and setting you want. See page 6 for information on the cycles. 3 . Push the START Button The dryer will start tumbling push the START Button. when you Turn the Temperature Selector needed drying temperature. to the To stop and restart the dryer To stop the dryer, open the door (or turn the Control Knob to OFF]. To restart the dryer, close the door, select cycle, if necessary, and push START. The Cycle Control Knob should point to an OFF area when the dryer is not In use. If the dryer is stopped before the cycle Is flnished, turn the Cycle Control Knob to an OFF area. 5 I Dryer Cool down times cycles and settings In all cycles, the heat shuts off before the dryer stops tumbling.This cool down time helps: l keep wrinkles from setting in. l make handling the hot load items easier. The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle helps provide the special care that permanent press and synthetic fabrics need...a period of heated drying followed by a IO minute cool down. The chart on page A suggests time and temperature settings for different kinds of loads. 1 The EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and LIGHT cycles describe the loads they are designed to dry The chart on page A tells what is meant by EX HEAVY, HEAVY MEDIUM and LIGHT loads. At each setting.the dryer will run about long enough to dry the load described by the setting. Example: The HEAVY Cycle is designed to be long enough to dry a load of heavy fabrics [towels, jeans, corduroys, etc.] when the Temperature Selector is set on PERM’T PRESS/HEAVY HIGH. I+ MORE TIME LESS TIME - If the load is not as dry as you want, set the dial more to the left the next time you dry that kind of load. If the load is dryer than you want, set the dial more to the right the next time you dry that kind of loud. 6 I coot DOWN COOL DOWN The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has 10 minutes of cool down time at the end of the cycle. All other cycles have 5 minutes of cool down time. I Drying tips The dryer does not heat when the Temperature Selector is set on FLUFF AIR. This settina con be used to fluff bedding, p&c tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc. 1. Turn the Temperature Selector to FLUFFAIR. 2. Turn the Control Knob to the number of minutes you wont in the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle. 3. Push the START Button. Mixed loads TUMBLE PRESS” Setting The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes wrinkles from dry clothing such as items that may hove been pocked in a suitcase, closet, or items not removed from the dryer. 1. Set Temperature Selector to PERMIT PRESS/HEAVY HIGH. 2. Set Control Knob to TUMBLE PRESS. 3. Push START Button. The load will tumble in heated air for 10 minutes. The heat shuts off and the dryer continues to tumble the load for 10 more minutes. For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only 0 few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer stops. Drying times Drying times will vary depending on: amount of moisture in the clothes. l type and weight of the fabric. l size of load. l room temperature around the dryer. l temperature of the wash rinse water. l amount of lint in the lint screen. l dryer temperature selection. See in your “Dryer Guide” for more information. l 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. 7 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. Lint removal Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a FIRE HAZARD. This lint should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. ELECTRIC DRYERS GAS DRYERS Cleaning should be done only by a qualified person. I I’ Caring for your Remove lijbse and sharp objects from pockets and cuffs before drying pins, buckles, etc. Close metal zippers. - Some pretreatment products can damage dials, consoles and finish. Do not use these products on or near your dryer. 1 Cleaning dryer interior Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft cloth. Spills allowed to remain may dull or damage the finish. Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior. If the interior is discolored, clean with one of the following methods to avoid staining later load items. Never leave wet or damp in your dryer. laundry Sharp or heavy objects should never be put on or in the dryer. Check pockets for bolts, nuts etc. Powdered laundry detergent and very warm water Make a paste with detergent and very warm water. Apply paste to a soft cloth and scrub area until all excess dye is removed. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth. Tumble a load of rags. -ORliquid spray household cleaner Spray on stained area. Rub with a cloth until all excess dye is removed. Tumble a load of rags. Vacation care l l l Unplug power cord or turn off electrical power. For gas dryers, close gas valve. Clean lint screen. 9 If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: 1. Before ch& assistance... Performance from little things yourself without IF YOUR DRYER for problems offen result you can find and fix tools of any kind. DOES NOT RUN: IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT: The AIR setting is without heat. l The last minutes of heat settings are without heat. l Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the 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. IF DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG: l Is the power supply plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? Is the door closed tightly? Did you push the START Button? l l l l 10 Have you checked main fuses or circuit your home’s breaker box? o Is the lint screen clean? See page B of this book for cleaning instructions. l See page 7 of this book and your “Dryer Guide:’ 1 I I’ 2. If you need assistance%. Call Whirlpool [email protected] service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere In the U.S.: l-800-253-1301 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. 4. 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 Stanley Divislon Vice President Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 5. 3. If you need service%. Whirlpool has a nationwide net1 work of franchised ice technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our CCCLLINE service assistance telephone number [see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: If you have a problem%. If YOUneed FSP” replacement parts?.. FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance. ‘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. WHIRLPOOL” DRYER WARRANTY DROOl -__- LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase [email protected] parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a franchised [email protected] service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: I. Correct the installation of the dryer. 2. Instruct you how to use the dryer. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing. 4. Replace light bulbs. 6. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to dryer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. Part No. 3388784 Rev. A 01987 Whirlpool Corporation ,oma,,c Washers Clothes Dryers Freezers Refrigerator Printed in U.S.A. Freezers Ice Makers Dishwashers. BulkIn Ovens and Surface Units. Ranges.
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