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LARGECAPACINAUTOMATICDRYERS
LE5200XT LE5750XM LE5790XS LE5795XP
LG5201XT LG5751XM LG5791XS LG5796XP
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Important Safety Instructions
Additional safety instructions
and your responsibiliiise ............... .3
Operating lns2ructlons
Starting your dryer .......................... 4
The automatic cycles .................... .6
Timed drying ................................. .7
Using fluff air ..................................
Using TUMBLE PRESS.. .............. i
Using damp dry ............................. .9
Lint signal ...................................... .9
Caring For Your Dryer
Cleaning the lint screen.. .............. 10
Lint screen maintenance .............. 10
Cleaning the dryer.. ...................... 11
Lint removal ................................. 12
lfYouNmdBenAceor
Assistance ...................................... 14
Whirlpool Aufomatk Dryor
Warranty ......................................... 16
81992 Whirlpool Corporation
The drawings in this book may vary
slightly from your dryer model. They are
designed to show the different features
of all models covered by this book.
NOTE: Your model may not include all
the features shown.
lf your dryer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. lt will be easier
to remove before the dryer is used. To
remove any remaining glue:
. 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.
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product Then complete the
form bebw. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a
question.
. Copy model and serial numbers from
label (on the frame behind the door)
and purchase date from safes slip.
l Keep this book, the Dryer Guide and
the sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model Number
Satal Numtm3r
PurdwseDate
Savke Company Worm Number
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open wlndows.
2. Don’t touch electrlcal
switches.
3. liitegulsh
any open
.
4. lmmedlately call your gas
suppller.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline ,
or other flammable vapors
and llqulds In the vlclnlty of
thls or any other appliance.
The fumes can create a fire
hazard or exploslon.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To rsdua ths risk of flro, l lsctrkisl shock, or
hjury to parsons when udng your dryer, Mow
bsskpfscslltbns#hchldlngthsklkwhg:
. Rsad all lnstructlons kfors using
the dryer.
l NEVER dry items cleaned, washed,
soaked in or spotled with wax, paint,
gasoline or flammable fluids in the
dryer. The fumes can create a RRE
HAZARD or EXPLOSION. ALWAYS
hand launder and air dry fabrics
containing these materials.
l NEVER albw children to operate,
play with or crawl inside the dryer.
Close supervision ot children is
necessary when the dryer is used
near children.
l DO NOT reach into a dryer if the
drum is moving.
l When discarding an old dryer,
ALWAYS remwe the door to
prevent accidental entrapment.
l DO NOT install or store dryer where
it will be exposed to the weather.
l Do NOT tamper with the controls.
You an rwponslblo for rn&lng
sun that you dryer is installed,
repaired and has parts replaced by a
qualified person.
l Use only fabric softeners specifiilly
labeled as not being harmful to the
dryer.
l RRE HAZARD and DAMAGE to
materials can result from:
-drying rubber, rubber-like and heat
sensitiie materials with heat.
-albwing 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 bad.
l DC NOT let dust, lint, paper, rags,
chemicals, etc. pile up around or
under the dryer.
l Dryer must be electricaliy grounded.
See the Installation Instructbns.
-SAVE THESE lNSTRlJCTloNsl
Additional safety instructionsand your responsibilities
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l
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NEVER operate the bryer if:
-it is not working right (i.e. noisy,
too hot).
- il 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 il 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 responslbls for maklng
sure that your dryer:
-is properly maintained.
-is properly installed and leveled on a
floor that can support the weigM in a
well ventilated mom.*
- is located in an area where the
temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
- is conneded to the proper outlet and
electrical supply.’
-is properly connected to fuel and
exhaust systems.’
- is not installed against drapes or
curtains.*
-is used only for jobs normally
expected d home clothes dryers.
-is not used by anyone unable to
operate it properly.
‘See the Installation Instructions for
complete information.
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OperatingInstructions
Starting your dryer
Be sure to refer to the chart bebw and the Dryer Guide for p~opter sorting, bading
and control setting information before starting your dryer.
NOTE Do nd overdry. Overchying can cause shrinKage, static ding, and damage
some fabrics.
SUGGESTED
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
CYCLE
TYPEGF LOAD
cottons snd tlnuts
EXTRA HEAW-Bedopreodo, mat@ess
Pads. quilk
HEAVYWEIGHT-Tow&, jssns. dys,
wofk dothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT-Bheets, pilkmcsses,
ooalnu-,dieperr
LIGHTWEIGHT-BatisMs, organ&s.
lingerie
Permsnent
pra8#
AUTOMATlC
REGULAR
PERM’T PRESS
HEAW HIGH
AUTOMARC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERM’T PRESS
HEAW HIGH
AUTOMATlC
PERMANENT
PRESS
PERM’T PRESS
HEAW HIGH
synthetka
l d btends
HEAVYWEIGHT-Work doches, jackets,
MEDIUMWEIGHTBhirts, play dothes,
sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT~sris,
blouws. dmsses
Knits
HEAWWEIGHTXottons. rayons, blends,
T-shirts, daclw, shirts
MEDIUMWEIGHT+I~~~~~~~ (pdyt36bL
aaylic. etc.), dmss slsckc. sJkt8, sweatem
LlGHTWElGHT-Bynthstics (potyes~r,
acrylic. ek) and blsnds, tingefts, blouses,
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
dl.06606
Dslksts kbrfcs
sheer autains (2 or 3 panels),
gauze, lace. etc.
Rubkr, plutlc,
bsst+snslttvo fsbrks
FOAM RUBBER-Pilbws. bras. stuffed toys
PLASTICShower a~rmins, tsblecbths
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE,
SHEER NYLON
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AUTOtMTlC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
TlMED DRYING
20-30 min.
20-W min.
40-50 min.
15&O min.
FLUFF AIR’
‘5tsspaes7
1. Sebct a cycb by turning the Cycle
Control Knob either way. Stop
when the indicator on the knob’s
outer ring points to the cycle and
time you want See pages 6-9 for
further cycle information.
2. Set tha Tamperaturo Sobctor on
the desired temperature setting.
3. push the Start Button to start the
dryer.
To atop and restart the dyer
Open the door or turn the Cycle
Control Knob to OFF to stop the
dryer.
l Cbse the door, select a cycle (if
necessary) and push the Start
Button to restart the dryer.
The Cycle Control Knob should point
to an OFF area when the dryer is not
in use. tl the dryer is stopped before
the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle
Control Knob to an OFF area
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tne automatic cycles
The automatic cycles allow you to
select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the cbthes being dried.
The automatic DRY-MlSER%ontrol
Is a thermostat that senses the dryer
air temperature. The dryer automatically shuts off when the selected
dryness is reached.
The Cycle Control Knob will not
move until the bad is almost dry or the
coddownpoftbnoftheqdehas
been reached. After the cool-down
portion is complete, the Cycle Control
Knob automatically moves to an OFF
area and tumbling stope.
Use AUTCMATIC REGULAR to dry
heavy or mediumweight cotton items.
The bad turn&s without heat during
the last 5 minutes. Thls helps make
the bad easier to handle.
Use AUTOMAIlC PERMANENT
PRESS to dry permanent press, knits
and other synthetic items. The bad
tumbles without heat during the last
10 minutes. This helps keep wrinkles
from setting in and makes the bad
easier to handle.
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For the first few bads, set the Cycle
Control Knob to point to the + in either
automatic cycle. When the dryer stops,
feel the dried items.
l II items are drier than you like, use a
setting to the right of the * the next
time you dry a similar bad.
l If items are not as dry as you lie,
use a setting to the left of the * the
next time you dry a similar bad.
NOTE: Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static cling and damage to some
fabrics.
TIMEDDRYING
Use the TIMED DRYING cycle for any
bad you want to dry by time.
Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the
number d minutes you want fmm 10 to
50. The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
withoul heat to help make the bad
easier to handle.
Using FLUFFAIR
Flro Hazard
Do not dry pbstk or rubber Items
with heat. Use FLUFF AIR mttlng,
of llne dry. Fallun to do so could
rasult In flro or danmged Items.
Thedryerdoesnotheatwhenthe
Temperature Selector is set to FLUFF
AIR. This can be used to fluff or air dry
bedding, plastic tablecbths, foam rubber
pilbws, stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
1. Turn the Temperature Selector to
fWFF AIR.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the
number of minutes you want in the
TIMED DRYING cycle.
3. Push the Start Button.
NOTE Repeat steps above if more
time is needed to dry items.
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UsingTUMBLEPRESS*
For all model8 (oxfspt LE52OOXT
and LG5201XT):
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from clothing that has been
padwd in a suitcase or closet. and
from items not removed from the dryer
attheendofacycle.
1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on
TUMBLE PRESS.
2. Set the Temperature Selector on
PERM’T PRESS HEAW HIGH.
3. Push the Start Button.
For best results, out only a few items
at a time in this cycle. As soon as the
dryer stops, put the items on hangers
or fold them.
For mod& LE57WXS and
LG5791XS:
The bad will tumble in heated air for
15 minutes. Then the dryer will tumble
the dothes for 5 more minutes without
heat.
For models LE575OXy LG5751XM,
LE57Q5XP and LG5795XP:
The bad will tumble in heated air for
10 minutes. Then the dryer will tumble
the dothes for 5 more minutes without
heat.
LEs785XPsnd LG5796XP
Using DAMPDRY
For all modek (except LE52WxT
and LG5201XT):
Use this setting to dry damp items or
to leave wet items damp. (Heavy
cottons. for example, are easier to
press when damp and do not become
SM.)
1. SettheCycbControlKnobon
DAMP DRY In the TlMED DRYING
cyde.
2. Push the Start Button.
For model8 Lf3796XS and
LG!mlXS:
The dryer tumbles the bad with heat
for 25 minutes, then without heat for
5 minutes.
hdds LE676oxN, LG5751Xq
lIs79sXP and LG5796XP
Lint signal
For models LE5795XP and
LG5796Xp:
Clean the lint -n
before each
load. A signal will sound if you neglect
to dean your lint screen. The signal (a
whistle tone) lets you know the airfbw
is restricted. Restricted airfbw reduces
drying effiiency.
Turn ofl the dryer and clean the lint
screen as shown on page 10.
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CaringForYourDryer
Product and FabrkDamfqpHazard
Donotrunt~drywwtththollntacrwnloow,
damsgod, blodcod or mhshg. Doing 80 can
Quss ovsrheathg and dsmage to both ths
dryor l nd fabrka
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Cleaningthe lint screen
The lint screen is bcated under a lid
on top of the dryer. Cfean It before
eeohkrd.Ascreenbk&edbylint
can Increase drying time.
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 to remove lint. Wet lint is
hard to remove.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into
place and cbse the lii.
Lint screenmaintenance
Laundry detergents and fabric
softeners can cause a residue build-up
on the lint screen. A clogged lint
screen can extend drying times. Clean
the lint screen every six months or
more frequently if it becomes clogged
due to a residue build-up. Use the
folbwing method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with
hot water.
2. Wet a nybn brush with hot water
and liquid detergent.
3. Scrub lint screen with the brush
until all residue build-up is removed.
4. Rinse with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a
clean towel and replace in dryer.
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ueanrng me aryer
ElecWalShodtand
Personal InJury Hmzard
l Turn off the l bdrlal
power
beforo cleaning the Inteflor.
*Make aura the dryer b woL
hllun to do w could result In
l bctrlcel chock or injury.
Fko Hazerd
l Uee non-flammable
cleaner.
Fallun to do so could roeuft In an
exploelon.
Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such as denim blue jeans or briihtly
cobred cotton items, may discobr the
dryer interior.
If you want to remove etaIns from
;v;;zrn
usuaone of the followlng
:
Powdered laundry detergent
1. Make a paste with detergent and
very warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth and scrub
area until all excess dye is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cbth.
4. Tumble a bad of rags to dry.
Llquld non-flammable household
cleaner
1. Apply to stained area
2. Rub with a cbth until all excess dye
is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
To clean dryer exterior:
Wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
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Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be
a fuel for fire. tt is recommended the
lint be removed every 2 to 3 years, or
more often, depending on dryer
usage. Cleaning should be done by a
qualified person. lf you have any
questions, please call our Consumer
hhtance
Center at 1-800-253-l 301.
Thermostats
Usotrlo
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drya
Host denlalt
with bti
puwl ranovad
Gas dryer with lower tront-
Poce8Sp-d
removed
usctrlcrlSho&Uld
Personal fnJluy Hazard
l Unplug the power supply
cord
of turn off the l bctftcel power
before removing dryer panels.
. Make SW. the dryer b cool.
l hyer
pms can have sharp
0dg0a Uw car0 when handllng.
l When repbclng
front psnel
after lint removal, the wire clips
holding the doer awftch wlree
must bs anchored to top of
front Md sldo pneb. wires
MUST NOT touch rotatfng
drum. (See pago 13, sfap 7.)
Fallun to do ao could result In
ebctrlclllshcckorpersonal
WW.
ffyourdryerbebctrk,orbgas
and has a lower front access panel:
1. Unplug the power supply cord or
turn off the electrical power.
2. Remove bade panel (electric) or
bwer front access panel (gas). See
lnstallatii Instructions.
3. Remove lint from shaded area in
illustration with a soft brush or
vacuum deaner. Avoid damaging
wires, thermostats (elect@. funnel
(gas) or igniter (gas).
4. Replace panel; reconnect and
level dryer again, if necessary.
NOTE: See page 13 if your dryer is
gas and has a full front panel.
wire dlpholda door
lfyowcbyarbgasandhasrlullfnd
panesMtOVObOtltp0llSloSfOUOWSZ
1. Unplug the power supply cd or turn
ofl the electrical power.
2 Open lint screen lii. Remove two
screws in lint screen area.
3. Open top by pulling forward and up
at eadI front uxner (see view A).
Rest raised top against wall behind
dryer (top is hinged at rear).
4. Remove two internal screws from
front panel flanges (near top front
comers). Lift front panel slightly.
Ming off bwer clii (see vkw b).
Sbwly pull front panel forward,
disengaging panel from drum.
(Drum will drop slightly.)
5. Move front panel aside and rest edge
against side of dryer. Avoid disconnecting wire dips (see view C) or
damaging wires.
6. Remove lint from area shown in ‘gas
dryef illustration on page 12 with soft
brush or vacuum deaner. Avoid
damaging wires, funnel or igniter.
7. Reassemble in reverse order. Before
closing the top, check the following:
- Drum seal must be flared out (see
view D) and properly positiined
against panel at hack of drum.
Rotate drum oounterckckwise one
full turn to chedr drum seal.
- Belt should be centered and tight
on dryer drum.
- Wire dips which hold the door
switch wires must be anchored in
slot in top of front panel (see
view C) and along top edge of side
panel. Door wires must not touch
drum when dryer is operating.
SOSWarning, pago 12
8. Replace top panel and lint screen
screws. Top and front panels must
be securely in place before operating
dryer.
0. Reconned power and level dryer
again (if necessary).
NOTE: Call Consumer Assistance at
l-800-253-1301 for assistance or
more information.
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If You NeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow
these steps:
1. Before calling for adstanca ...
Performance problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tctols of any kind.
tf your dryer does not run:
Is the power supply plugged Into a
live circuit with the proper voltage?
l Is the door dosed tightly?
l Did you Push the Start Button?
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
l
If your dryer does not heat:
The AIR setting is without heat.
l The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
l II you have a gas dryer, is the gas
turned on? lf not, turn the Cycle
Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas.
Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and
start.
l The circuit supplying an electric dryer
uses 2 breakers or 2 fuses. fl one
breaker is tripped or one fuse is
bbwn. the dryer may run, but not
heat.
l
If drying tlme seems too long:
l Is the lint screen clean? See page 10
for cleaning instructions.
l Is the exhaust dud or outside
exhaust hood clogged? Clean
il needed.
l See the Dryer Guide.
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2 If you need l ssbt0nca*...
Call Whirlpool &nsumuAssistancs
bntor tolophom numbor. Dial free
from anywbro In the U.S.:
1%0&25343m
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in
how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if se&e is n-ssary, recommend a qualiii
service
company in your area
I you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlfxxtl Corporation
2000M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number
in your correspondence.
3. If you need wwlce*,.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained
to fullill the produd warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area,
call our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number (see Step 2) or bok in
your telephone directory Yelbw Pages
under:
4. If you need FSP@
replacament parta*...
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for qualii parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fii right and work right,
because they are made to the same
exacting specifiitions used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in
your area, refer to Step 3 or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2
5. If you are not 8mtMbd wlth how
the problem was solved*,.
l Contact the Majur 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.
l Contact MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized servicer and
Whirfpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 50506
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.
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WHIRLPOOL’
AutomaticDryer Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
DRW
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSV replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized
WhidpoorY service company.
WHfRLPODL WfLL NOT PAY FOR
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.
8. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pickup 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.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications
made to the appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATlON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CCNSEQUENTlAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exdusion 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 authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
H 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 Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1400-253-1301, from
anywhere in the U.S.
@ Registered Trademark I SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Part No. 3395410
631992Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
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