Use&CareGuide Cycle control knob ‘emperature I selector Cycle I signal Start button Lint screen Model and serial Electronic DRY-MISEW sensor SUPERCAPACITY AUTOMATICDRYERS LE9500XT LG95OlXT LE9520XT LG952lXT Contents Page Important Safety Instructions. Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities Operating Instructions Starting your dryer The automatic cycles . Timed drying . Using fluff air Using TUMBLE PRESS@ Using damp dry End-of-cycle signal Lint signal.. . Additional Dryer Features Gentle heat system FINISH GUARD@ setting Caring For Your Dryer Cleaning the lint screen Cleaning the dryer interior Lint removal If You Need Service Or Assistance. Whirlpool Automatic Dryer Warranty.................... 3 3 9 9 Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a question. l Copy model and serial numbers from plate (on the frame behind the door) and purchase date from sales slip. l Keep this book, the Dryer Guide and the sales slip together in a handy place. Model Number 10 10 11 12 16 Serial Number Purchase Date Service Company Phone Number 01990 Whirlpool Corporation If your dryer has a Consumer Buy Guide label, remove it. It will be easier to remove before the dryer is used. To remove any remaining glue: l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then remove. or l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners. These can damage the finish. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels Inside the dryer. You should wipe out the dryer drum with a damp cloth before using to remove dust from storing or shipping. FOR YOUR SAFETY If you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches. 3. i;zeguish 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. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. ImportantSafetyInstructions l l l l l l l Read all instructions before using the dryer. NEVER dry items cleaned, washed, soaked in or spotted with wax, paint, gasoline or flammable fluids in the dryer. The fumes can create a FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand launder and air dry fabrics containing these materials. NEVER allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. DO NOT reach into a dryer if the drum is moving. When discarding an old dryer, ALWAYS remove the door to prevent accidental entrapment. DO NOT install or store dryer where it will be exposed to the weather. DO NOT tamper with the controls. -SAVE You are responsible for making sure that your dryer is installed, repaired and parts replaced by a qualified person. l Use only fabric softeners specifitally labeled as not being harmful to the dryer. * FIRE HAZARD and DAMAGE to materials can result from: -drying rubber, rubber-like and heat sensitive materials with heat. - allowing lint build-up inside the dryer or exhaust system. Cleaning should be done periodically by a qualified person. l Clean lint screen before or after each load. l DO NOT let dust, lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc. pile up around or under the dryer. l Dryer must be electrically grounded. See the Installation Instructions. l THESE INSTRUCTIONS - Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities l l l l NEVER operate the dryer if: -it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot). - It is damaged. -parts are missing (i.e. door latch). - all panels are not in place. -the lint screen is loose, damaged or missing. ALWAYS shut off the gas valve before leaving on vacation if you have a gas dryer. ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical power before attempting to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if you have a gas dryer. You are responsible for making sure that your dryer: - is properly maintained. - is properly installed and leveled on a floor that can support the weight in a well ventilated room.* is located in an area where the - temperature is above 45°F (7.2%). - is connected to the proper electrical supply, outlet, water supply, plumbing fixtures, drain and dryer exhausting system.’ - is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems.* - is not installed against drapes or curtains.* - is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. -is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. ‘See the Installation Instructions for complete information. ,3 i I OperatingInstructions The drawings in this book may vary slightly from your dryer model. They are designed to show the different features of all the models covered by this book. Startingyour dryer Be sure to refer to the chart below and the Dryer Guide for proper sorting, loading and control setting information before starting it. SUGGESTED CYCLE TYPE OF LOAD Cottons and linens EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts HEAVYWEIGHT - Towels, jeans, corduroys, work clothes MEDIUMWEIGHTSheets, pillowcases, cotton, underwear, diapers LIGHTWEIGHT - Batistes, organdies, lingerie Permanent press, synthetics and blends HEAVYWEIGHT-Work clothes, jackets, raincoats MEDIUMWEIGHT - Shirts, play clothes, sheets, slacks LIGHTWEIGHT - Lingerie, blouses, dresses Knits HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons, blends, T-shins, slacks, shirts LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetic (polyester, acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses Delicate fabrics Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels), gauze, lace, etc. Rubber, plastic, heat-sensitive fabrics FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras, stuffed toys PLASTIC - Shower curtains, tablecloths RUBBER-BACKED RUGS OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON DO NOT OVERDRY. some fabrics. AUTOMATIC REGULAR SUGGESTED TEMPERATURE HEAVY HIGH PERM’T PRESS KNITS GENTLE AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS PERM’T PRESS MEDIUM LOW AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS MEDIUM LOW KNITS GENTLE AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS EX LOW FLUFF AIR Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling. and damage II 1. Select a cycle by turning the Cycle Control Knob either way. Stop when the indicator on the knob’s outer ring points to the cycle and setting you want. See pages 6-8 for further cycle information. 2. Press a temperature selection which matches the type of fabric being dried. The indicator will appear over the temperature selection you have chosen. 3. Push the Start Button the dryer. to start 4. To stop and restart the dryer: Open the door or turn the Cycle Control Knob to OFF to stop the dryer. 0 Close the door, select a cycle (if necessary) and push the Start Button to restart the dryer. l 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 finished, turn the Cycle Control Knob to an OFF area. 5 Operating Continued Instructions Theautomaticcycles The automatic cycles allow you to select the degree of dryness you prefer for the clothes being dried. The electronic DRY-MISER@ control is an electronic sensor that determines the amount of moisture in the clothes. The dryer automatically shuts off when the proper dryness is reached. The Cycle Control Knob will not move until the clothes load is almost dry, or the Cool-Down portion of the cycle has been reached. After the Cool-Down portion is complete, the Cycle Control Knob automatically moves to an OFF area and tumbling stops. NOTE: Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling and damage to some fabrics. TIMEDDRYING UsinaFLUFFAIR Fire Hazard Do not dry plastic or rubber items with heat. Use FLUFF AIR setting, or line dry. Failure to do so could result in fire or damaged items. The dryer does not heat when the Cycle Control Knob is set in FLUFF AIR. This cycle can be used to fluff or air dry bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc. 1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in FLUFF AIR. 2. Push the Start Button. UsingTUMBLEPRESS” The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes wrinkles from clothing that has been packed in a suitcase or closet, and from items not removed from the dryer at the end of a cycle. 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on TUMBLE PRESS. 2. Press the PERM’T PRESS Temperature Selector. 3. Push the Start Button. The load will tumble in heated air for 15 minutes. Then the dryer will tumble the clothes for 5 more minutes without heat. For best results, put only a few items at a time in this cycle. As soon as the dryer stops, put the items on hangers or fold them. 7 Operating Continued Instructions UsingDAMPDRY Use this setting to dry damp items that do not require an entire drying cycle, or to dry items to damp level. (Two examples are heavy cottons, such as jeans, which you do not want to become stiff, or cotton clothes which are easier to press when damp.) 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on DAMP DRY in the TIMED DRYING cycle. 2. Push the Start Button. The dryer tumbles the load with heat for 25 minutes, then without heat for 5 minutes. End-of-cyclesignal The dryer sounds a signal to let you know when the cycle is finished. The signal can be turned on or off. The signal is helpful when you are drying permanent press, synthetics and other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops. To use the Cycle Signal: l l Press the Cycle Signal ON pad before a cycle starts. The ON indicator will show. The signal will sound when the cycle is finished. If no signal is desired, press the Cycle Signal OFF pad. Make sure the OFF indicator is showing. Lint signal Clean the lint screen before each load. If you neglect to clean your lint screen, a signal will sound. The (whistle tone) signal lets you know the air flow is being restricted. Restricted air flow reduces drying efficiency. Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as shown on page 10. AdditionalDryerFeatures GentleHeatsystem FINISHGUARD@ setting The dryer automatically reduces the heat settings in HEAVY HIGH and PERM’T PRESS, During the last few minutes of each of these temperature settings, the dryer temperature gradually reduces to a lower heat setting. This helps prevent overdrying. When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. FINISH GUARD tumbles the load, without heat, every 5 minutes for up to 40 minutes. This tumbling rearranges and fluffs the load to help avoid wrinkles that set in when the load remains in the drum. You don’t have to set the Cycle Control Knob for FINISH GUARD. FINISH GUARD takes over automatically to protect the load if you don’t open the door within 5 minutes after the PERMANENT PRESS cycle stops. A signal will sound every 5 minutes during FINISH GUARD, for up to 40 minutes. The signal will stop when the dryer door is opened. CaringForYourDryer Cleaningthe lint screen The lint screen is located under a lid on top of the dryer. Clean it before load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. each 1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen straight out. 2. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash the screen. Wet lint is hard to remove. 3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place and close the lid. Cleaningthe dryer interior Electric Shock Hazard Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the electrical power before cleaning the interior. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or injury. \ 10 \ 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. Powdered laundry detergent 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 to dry. -ORLiquid household cleaner Apply to stained area. Rub with a cloth until all excess dye is removed. Tumble a load of rags to dry. To clean dryer exterior, wipe with a soft, damp cloth. Lint removal Thermostats I Heater_ box Heat element terminals I Electric dryer Igniter L Funnel ~- Gas dryer 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 Shock and Personal Injury Hazard l Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the electrical Dower. l Do not put hands inside the cabinet. l Make sure the dryer is cool. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock, injury or damage. Cleaning should be done only by a qualified person. 1. Remove back panel (electric) or lower access panel (gas). 2. Avoid damaging wires, thermostats, funnel or igniter. 3. Remove lint from boxed-in area with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner. 4. Replace panel; reconnect and relevel the dryer. 11 II If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance We suggestyou follow thesesteps: 1. Before calling for assistance... Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. If your dryer does not run: l Is the power supply plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? l Is the door closed tightly? l Did you push the Start Button? l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? If your dryer does not heat: The FLUFF 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 Cycle Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and start. l An electric dryer circuit uses 2 breakers or 2 fuses. If one breaker is tripped or one fuse is blown, the dryer may run, but not heat. If drying time seems too long: . Is the lint screen clean? See page 10 for cleaning instructions. l See the Dryer Guide. l 2. If you need assistance:.. Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-2531301 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. If you prefer, write to: Mr. Donald Skinner Director of Consumer Relations Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence 3. If you need service’... service companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLD MAJOR - SERVICE L REPAIR ELECTRlCAL AWLlANCES MAJOR-REPAIRING.4 PARTS OR WASHING MACHINES. DRYERS (L IRONERS - SERWClNt WHIRLPOOL APPUANCES AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE 12 4. If you need 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. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the Whirlpool COOL-LINE set-vice assistance number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved*... . Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. 9 Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. ‘When requesting assistance, 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. I I’ Notes 14 Notes -. 15 I I I’ Whirlpool’Automatic DryerWarranty DROO LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. 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. B. 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 DrOdUCtS not aooroved bv WhirlDool. 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. If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service and Assistance:’ additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number, I-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S. @Registered Trademark/SM Part No. 3391354 Rev. A 01990 Whirlpool Corporation Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.