&&tQh? SERIES AUTOMATIC DRYERS Electric Model LE6605XP and Gas Model LG6606XP ‘9: krowave : I SW’.* .$.q’;*&f Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room tw Condttloners. Uehum~d~lws. bulomatlc Washers. Clothes Dryers Freezers. Refngeralor-f Parts and features CYCLE CONTROL KNOB LAUNDRY INFORMATION CENTER I;\ s TEMPERATURE SELECTOR START BUTTON NUMBER PLATE LOADING DOOR Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before using your dryer. It will be easier to remove. ’ Wipe out the dryer 1 drum with a damp 1 cloth to remove dust from storing or shipI ping. 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. Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip and warranty. Please complete Registration Card product. and mail the Owner furnished with this Contents The Automatic Cycles Timed Drying . . . . . FLUFFAIR Setting . . TUMBLEPRESS@ Setting . Mixed Loads . ,. ... Drying Times . . ,. - Serial Number Purchase __~ Date Service Company Telephone Number 2 3 3 4 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 End-of-Cycle Signal Page 8 LINT SCREEN.. LINT REMOVAL.. . . . CARING FOR YOUR DRYER.. 9 9 Cleaning Dryer Interior. . . . Vacation Care. . . . . . . 10 10 10 IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. .. .. ..... 11 1. Before Calling for Assistance . . . .. 2. If You Need Assistance . 3. If You Need Service . . . . . 4. If You Have a Problem . 11 11 11 11 01986 Whirlpool Corporation 2 Number Page PARTS AND FEATURES. . YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES. SAFETY FIRST. . . . . . . . . . SELECTING A CYCLE AND STARTING YOUR DRYER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS DRYING TIPS. Model I Your Responsibilities Read thls “Use and Care Guide” and your “Dryer Guide” carefully for important use and safety information. You are personally responsible for making sure that your dryer... l is installed by a qualified installer. l is properly maintained. l Is installed in an area protected from the weather. l is properly installed and leveled in a well ventilated room’ on a floor that can support the weight. 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 explosives fumes. l is not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly *See the “Installation Instructions” for complete information. l . FOR YOUR SAFEIT. IF YOU SMELL GAS: 1. OPEN WINDOWS. 2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRI- II 3. EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN FLAME. 4. IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR GAS SUPPLIER. I II~K)RYOURSAFETY~ II -._ - . ..-__ :LAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER II am....-..-II Selecting a cycle and starting your dryer Before starting your dryer, be sure laundry is sorted and loaded properly (see your “Dryer Guide”). Be sum the door Is tightly closed. TYPEOF LOAD COTTONS - LINENS EXTRAHEAW - Bedspreads, mattress pads, qultts . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels. jeans, corduroys, work cloth& . . . , . . . . . MEDlUMWElGHT COTTONS- Sheets, pillowcases. cotton underwear, dlapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUGGESTED SUGQESTED TEMPERATURE CYCLE AIJT~MATIC REGULAR HEAW HIGH AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS PERM’T PRESS MED LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batlstes, organdles, lingerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PERMANENT PRESS,SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Work clothes. jackets, mlncoats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEDlUMWElGHT FABRtCS - Shirts, play clothes, sheets, slacks.. . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIGHTWEIGHT FABRlCS - Lingerie, blouses. dresses . . . . . . . .I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KNITS HEAWWEIGHT - Cattans, rayons, blend&T-shirts, slacks,shtrts . . . . . . . . . . . . LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.] and blends, lingerle. blouses. dresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIWTWEIWIT AND DELICATE FABRICS SheerCurtains(2or3panels) ............ Gauze. lace, etc. ................ .... .. RUBBER,PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS F0AM RUBBER- Pillows, bras, stuffed toys . . . . . . I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PLASTIC- Shower curtains, tablecloths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RUBBER-BACKED RUGS. . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON . . . 4 PERMIT PRESS MED AUTOk lATlC PERMANENT PRESS KNITS GENTLE AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS KNITS GENTLE LOW TIMED FLUFF AIR DRYING LOW 2. Set TEMPERATURE SELECTOR Turn the Control Knob either way to point to the cycle and setting you want. See page 6 for information on the cycles. Turn the Temperature Selector to the needed drying temperature Push the 3. START Button To stop and restart the dryer The dryer will start tumbling when you push the STARTbutton. 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. If the STARTbutton is pushed when the control knob is pointing to an OFF area, the End-of-Cycle Signal will sound. Dryer will not start. The Cycle Control Knob should polnt to OFF when the dryer Is not in use. 5 I 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. 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. weight cotton Kerns. The load tumbles wlihout heat during ihe last 5 mln- utes. This heIDS make the load easier to handle. ’ l If items are drier than you like, use a setting to the right of the * the nex time you dry a similar load. Use AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESSto dry permanent press, knits and other synmetic fabrics. The load tumbles wlthout heat during the last 10 minutes. This helps keep wrinkles from setting in. Timed drying 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. l The last 5 minutes of this cycle are without heat - a cool-down time. This helps make the load easier to handle. 6 l If items are not as dry as you like, use a setting to the left of the * the next time you dry a slmilar load. Drying tips TUMBLE PRESS" Setting 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 toys, sneakers, etc. 1. Turn Temperature Selector to FLUFFAIR. 2. Turn Control Knob to the number of minutes you want in me TIMED DRYING CYCLE. 3. Push STARTButton. The TUMBLEPRESSsetting removes wrinkles from dry clothing such as items that may have been packed in a suitcase, closet, or items not removed from the dryer. 1. Set Control Knob to TUMBLEPRESS. 2. Set Temperature Selector to PERMIT PRESS/MED. 3. Push STARTButton. The load will tumble in heated air for 10 minutes. The heat shuts off and the dryer continues to tumble me load for 5 more minutes. For best results, TUMBLEPRESSonly a few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer StODS. Mixed loads Drying times 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. Drying 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. To reduce wrinkling, take the load from dryer as soon astumbling stops l End-of-cycle signal 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 as the dryer stops. a Lint screen Clean the ilnt screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time and may be a FIREHAZARD. Open the lid and pull the lint screen straight out. ROLL the lint off the screen with your fingers. DO NOT rinse or wash the screen. Push the screen firmly back into place. Lint removal Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard. This lint should be removed on dryer usage. every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending / L ELECTRIC DRYERS WARNING: Avoid electrical shock hazard - unplug power supply cord or turn oti electrical power. Avold Injury or damage - do not put hands lnslde cabinet. Make sum dryer is cool. l l Igniter GAS DRYERS Cleaning should be done only by a qualified l Funnel 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 soft brush or vacuum cleaner. 4. Replace panel; reconnect and re-level dryer. 9 Remove loose 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. Cleaning dryer interior Wlpe off all spills with a damp, soft cloth. Spills allowed to remain may dull or damage the finish. WARNING: Before cleaning interior, unplug power supply cord or, turn off elect&al power to avoid electrlcal shock hazard. a 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 laundry in your dryer. Powdered laundry very warm water detergent and 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 or heavy objects should never be put on or in the dryer. Check pockets for bolts, nuts etc. spray household cleaner Spray on stained area. Rub with a cloth until all excess dye is removed. Tumble a load or rags. Sharp Vacation care Unplug power cord or turn off electrical power. l For gas dryers, close gas valve. 0 Clean lint screen. l 10 If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these four steps: 1. Before calling for assistance... 3. Whirlpool has a nationwide net1 work of franchised Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. If your dryer l l l If your dryer l l l l l does not heat: The AIR setting is without heat. The last minutes of heat settings are without heat. Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the Control Knob to OFF. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls and start. An electric dryer uses a circuit breaker or 2 fuses. If one fuse is blown, the dryer may run, but not heat. If drying l does not run: Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? Is the door closed tightly? Do you push the STARTButton? Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? l time seems long: Is the lint screen clean? See page 7 of this book and page 6 of your “Dryer Guide!’ 2. If you need service?.. If you need assistance:.. Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number. Dial free from: Continental U.S. . . . . (800) 253-1301 Michigan . . . . . . . . . . [800) 632-2243 Alaska & 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. 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 COOLLINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: 4. If 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 Stanley Division Vice President Whirlpool Corporation 2000 US-33, North Benton Harbor, Ml 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. 11 Making your world a little easier. Part No. 3387067 01986 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.