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Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
W10189310B
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................3
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................4
Tools and Parts ............................................................................4
Options .........................................................................................4
Location Requirements ................................................................4
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................6
Venting Requirements..................................................................7
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................8
Electrical Connection ...................................................................8
Plan Vent System .......................................................................11
Install Vent System.....................................................................12
Connect Vent..............................................................................12
Level Dryer .................................................................................13
Complete Installation .................................................................13
DRYER USE ..................................................................................14
Starting Your Dryer.....................................................................14
Stopping and Restarting ............................................................14
Changing Cycles and Temperatures .........................................14
Controls ......................................................................................15
Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips .........................................15
Cycles .........................................................................................15
DRYER CARE...............................................................................16
Cleaning the Dryer Location.......................................................16
Cleaning the Lint Screen ............................................................16
Cleaning the Dryer Interior .........................................................17
Cleaning the Control Panel ........................................................17
Removing Accumulated Lint......................................................17
Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................17
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................18
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................19
WARRANTY ..................................................................................20
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DRYER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
WARNING
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.
Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to
a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in,
washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, drycleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive
substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or
explode.
Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is
used near children.
Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the door to the drying compartment.
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed
to the weather.
Do not tamper with controls.
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Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt
any servicing unless specifically recommended in this
Use and Care Guide or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static
unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or
similarly textured rubber-like materials.
Clean lint screen before or after each load.
Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent
surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust,
and dirt.
The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be
cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
See installation instructions for grounding requirements.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Tools and Parts
Tools needed
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
Flat-blade screwdriver
Adjustable wrench
T20 TORX®† screwdriver
Wire stripper (direct wire
installations)
7 mm nut driver
Caulking gun and
compound (for installing
new exhaust vent)
Stack Kit
Are you planning to stack your washer and dryer? Your dryer is
shipped with Stack Kit W10178021, which fits Whirlpool washer
models starting with WFC.
If you have a Whirlpool washer model starting with LHW, use
Stack Kit 8182452. If you have any other washer model, call the
dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the
“Assistance or Service” section of this manual.
Tin snips (new vent
installations)
Location Requirements
Wood block
WARNING
Level
Vent clamps
Parts supplied
Remove parts package from the dryer drum. Check that all parts
listed are included.
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Coupling
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Parts needed
Check local codes, existing electrical supply and venting, and
see “Venting Requirements” and “Electrical Requirements”
before purchasing parts.
Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system
hardware. For ordering information, please refer to the
“Assistance or Service” section of this manual. You may also
contact the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer.
Options
Pedestal
You may order a pedestal separately for this dryer. This pedestal
will add about 12" (30.48 cm) to the height of your unit for a total
height of approximately 45" (114.3 cm).
You will need
A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See
“Venting Requirements.”
A separate 30-amp circuit.
If you are using a power supply cord, a grounded electrical
outlet located within 2 ft (61 cm) of either side of the dryer.
See “Electrical Requirements.”
A sturdy floor to support the dryer weight (dryer and load) of
115 lbs (52 kg). The combined weight of a companion
appliance should also be considered.
A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire
dryer.
Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At
lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an
automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.
The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will
be exposed to water and/or weather.
Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit,
installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes or
sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.
Optional pedestal
To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or
refer to the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual. Ask
for Model Number LAB0050PQ.
†®TORX is a registered trademark of Textron Innovations Inc.
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Installation Clearances
Recessed or closet installation - Dryer only
The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to
open fully.
3"
(7.6 cm)
14"
(35.6 cm)
48 in.2
(310 cm 2)
Dryer Dimensions
39"
(99.1 cm)
18"(45.7 cm)
*23 ¼"
(60.3 cm)
3"
(7.6 cm)
33 ¼"
(84.45 cm)
1" (2 . 5 cm)
24 in.2
(155 cm 2)
0"
(0 cm)
A
0"
(0 cm)
B
3"
(7.6 cm)
C
A. Side view - closet or confined area
B. Recessed area
C. Closet door with vents
Recessed or closet installation - Stacked with stack kit
(Accessory)
23 ³⁄₈ "
(59.37 cm)
3" (7.6 cm)
*Most installations require a minimum 5½" (14.0 cm) clearance
behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbows. See “Venting
Requirements.”
3"
(7.6 cm)
12"
(30.5 cm)
48 in.2
(310 cm 2)
Installation spacing for recessed area and closet
installations
DRYER
The following spacing dimensions shown are recommended
when the dryer is to be operated with, or without, the Stack Kit.
This dryer has been tested for installation with spacing of
0" (0 cm) clearance; however, spacing of 1" (2.5 cm) clearance is
recommended. Recommended spacing should be considered for
the following reasons:
■ Additional spacing should be considered for ease of
installation and servicing.
■
Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the
dryer to reduce noise transfer.
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For closet installation with a door, minimum ventilation
openings in the top and bottom of the door are required.
Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation opening are
acceptable.
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Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.
To purchase a Stack Kit, see “Assistance or Service.”
Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only
0"
(0 cm)
0"
(0 cm)
23³⁄₈"
(59.37 cm)
0" (0 cm)
0" (0 cm)
A
3"
(7.6 cm)
1" (2.5 cm)
B
C
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
C. Closet door with vents
Mobile Home - Additional Location Requirements
This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. The
installation must conform to the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280
(formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction
and Safety, Title 245, HUD Part 280).
Mobile home installations require:
■ Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for
purchase from your dealer.
■
33¹⁄₄" min.
(84.45 cm)
24 in.2
(155 cm 2)
WASHER
Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to
introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a
nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer
exhaust opening.
0"
(0 cm)
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Electrical Requirements
It is your responsibility
■
To contact a qualified electrical installer.
■
To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in
conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply
connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved
in remodeling after 1996 and all mobile home installations.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
■
To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt,
60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt
electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a
separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect
to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the
neutral or grounding circuit.
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Do not use an extension cord.
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If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the
ground path is adequate.
Electrical Connection
To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of
electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions
provided for it here.
■ This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire
electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire is
permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire)
within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical
supply connection, the neutral ground wire must be removed
from the external ground conductor screw (green screw), and
secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of
the terminal block. When the neutral ground wire is secured
under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the
terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral
conductor.
■
Use a 4-wire conductor cord when the dryer is installed in a
mobile home or an area where local codes do not permit
grounding through the neutral.
■
A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the
appliance is installed in a location where grounding through
the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the
neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations,
(2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles and (4) areas
where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral
conductors.
If using a power supply cord:
Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with
clothes dryers. The kit should contain:
■ A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated
120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or
SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that
connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade
terminals with upturned ends.
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A UL listed strain relief.
If your outlet looks like this:
4-wire receptacle (14-30R)
Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply
cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have four 10-gauge copper
wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 14-30R. The
ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The
neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover.
If your outlet looks like this:
3-wire receptacle (10-30R)
Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade
terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply
cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have three 10-gauge copper
wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R.
If connecting by direct wire:
Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire)
and be:
■ Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable
(with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All
current-carrying wires must be insulated.
■
10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).
■
At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
■
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
This dryer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
This dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
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For a permanently connected dryer:
This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on
the dryer.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative
or personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the dryer is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug on the power
supply cord: if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Venting Requirements
WARNING
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Do not install flexible metal vent in enclosed walls, ceilings or
floors.
Elbows
45° elbows provide better airflow than 90° elbows.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
Good
Better
Clamps
Use clamps to seal all joints.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE
EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
The dryer exhaust must not be connected into any gas vent,
chimney, wall, ceiling or a concealed space of a building.
■
Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
duct. Do not use duct tape.
If using an existing vent system
■
Clean lint from the entire length of the system and make sure
exhaust hood is not plugged with lint.
■
Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with rigid or flexible
heavy metal vent.
■
Review Vent system chart. Modify existing vent system if
necessary to achieve the best drying performance.
Clamp
Exhaust
Recommended hood styles are shown here.
B
A
If this is a new vent system
4"
(10.2 cm)
Vent material
■
Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use plastic or metal foil vent.
■
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be
used.
4"
(10.2 cm)
A. Louvered hood style
B. Box hood style
The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable.
4"
(10.2 cm)
4"
10.2 cm
4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent
Rigid metal vent
■ For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are
recommended.
■
Rigid metal vent is recommended to avoid crushing and
kinking.
Flexible metal vent
Flexible metal vents are acceptable only if accessible for
cleaning.
2½"
(6.4 cm)
■
An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and
insects from entering the home.
■
Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground
or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as
flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
■
Do not use an exhaust hood with a magnetic latch.
■
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Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported
when the dryer is in its final location.
■
Remove excess flexible metal vent to avoid sagging and
kinking that may result in reduced airflow and poor
performance.
Improper venting can cause moisture and lint to collect
indoors, which may result in:
Moisture damage to woodwork, furniture, paint,
wallpaper, carpets, etc.
Housecleaning problems and health problems.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Electrical Connection
Power Supply Cord
Direct Wire
WARNING
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard
Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord.
Use 10 gauge solid copper wire.
Use a UL listed strain relief.
Use a UL listed strain relief.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center
terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to
green ground connector.
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining
2 terminals (gold).
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
Securely tighten all electrical connections.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
1. Disconnect power.
2. Remove the terminal block cover.
3. Unscrew the strain relief from the terminal block cover.
4. Unscrew the strain relief nut from the strain relief.
5. Put the power supply cord through the strain relief nut, then
the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the power
supply cord is inside the strain relief.
A
C
A
B
B
C
A. UL listed strain relief
B. Strain relief nut
C. Power cord
D
A. Terminal block cover
B. Strain relief
C. Center, terminal block screw
D. External ground conductor screw
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6. Replace strain relief (with power cord inserted) back into the
terminal block cover. Do not tighten strain relief nut.
4-wire connection: Power supply cord
B
A
A
D
C
F
E
A. 4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)
B. 4-prong plug
C. Ground prong
D. Neutral prong
E. Spade terminals with upturned ends
F. Ring terminals
B
C
D
1. Locate the neutral ground wire inside the dryer cabinet,
behind the external ground conductor screw. Remove this
wire.
A. Terminal block cover
B. Strain relief
C. Strain relief nut
D. Power cord
A
7. Now complete installation following instructions for your type
of electrical connection:
4-wire (recommended)
3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)
Electrical Connection Options
If your home has:
And you will be
connecting to:
Go to section
4-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R)
A UL listed,
120/240-volt
minimum,
30-amp, dryer
power supply
cord
4-wire connection:
Power supply cord
4-wire direct
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box
4-wire connection:
Direct Wire
5"
(12.7 cm)
3-wire receptacle
(NEMA type 10-30R)
3-wire direct
3¹⁄₂"
(8.9 cm)
A. Remove neutral ground wire.
2. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to
external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw.
3. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply
cord under center screw of the terminal block.
C
B
D
A
A UL listed,
120/240-volt
minimum,
30-amp, dryer
power supply
cord
3-wire connection:
Power supply cord
A fused
disconnect or
circuit breaker
box
3-wire connection:
Direct Wire
A. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
B. Center terminal block screw
C. External ground conductor screw
D. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord
4. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
5. Replace the terminal block cover on the back of the dryer.
6. Tighten strain relief nut.
4-wire connection: Direct Wire
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer
can be moved if needed.
Strip 5" (12.7 cm) of outer covering from end of cable, leaving
bare ground wire at 5" (12.7 cm). Cut 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) from
3 remaining wires. Strip insulation back 1" (2.5 cm). Shape ends
of wires into a hook shape.
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When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of
the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right),
squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. See example
below.
3-wire connection: Power supply cord
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
B
D
A
1. Locate the neutral ground wire inside the dryer cabinet,
behind the external ground conductor screw. Remove this
wire.
A
E
C
F
A. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R)
B. 3-wire plug
C. Ground prong
D. Spade terminals with upturned ends
E. Neutral (white or center wire)
F. Ring terminals
1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.
2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply
cord under center screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw.
A. Remove neutral ground wire.
2. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.
3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cord to
external ground conductor screw. (If power supply cord has
ring terminals, the ground conductor screw will need to be
removed to make the connection.) Tighten screw.
4. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire)
of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal
block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together.
Tighten screw.
C
B
A
D
A. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
B. Center terminal block screw
C. External ground conductor screw
D. Green or bare wire of power supply cable
5. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires
under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).
Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.
6. Replace the terminal block cover on the back of the dryer.
7. Tighten strain relief nut.
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B
A
A. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
B. Center terminal block screw
3. Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws.
Tighten screws.
4. Replace the terminal block cover on the back of the dryer.
5. Tighten strain relief nut.
3-wire connection: Direct Wire
Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground
conductor to neutral wire.
Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer
can be moved if needed.
Strip 3¹⁄₂" (8.9 cm) of outer covering from end of cable. Strip
insulation back 1" (2.5 cm). If using 3-wire cable with ground
wire, cut bare wire even with outer covering. Shape ends of wires
into a hook shape.
1
When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of
the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right),
squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw.
1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw.
2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire)
of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal
block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together.
Tighten screw.
3. Place the hooked ends of the other power supply cable wires
under the outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).
Squeeze hooked ends together. Tighten screws.
B
4. Replace the terminal block cover on the back of the dryer.
5. Tighten strain relief nut.
A
A. Neutral wire (white or center wire)
B. Center terminal block screw
Plan Vent System
WARNING
Alternate installations for close clearances
Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for
your installation. A close-clearance installation is shown below.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Over-the-top installation (also available with one offset elbow)
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
Choose your exhaust installation type
Recommended exhaust installations
Over-the-Top Installation Kit Part Number 4396028 for close
clearance alternate installation is available for purchase. For
ordering information see “Assistance or Service.”
Special provisions for mobile home installations
The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible
portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate
beneath the mobile home. Terminate the exhaust vent outside.
Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer.
A
B
C
A. Exhaust hood
B. Flexible metal vent or rigid metal vent
C. Elbow
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Determine vent path
Install Vent System
■
Select the route that will provide the straightest and most
direct path outdoors.
■
Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and
turns.
■
When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as
possible.
■
Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
■
Use the fewest 90° turns possible.
Determine vent length and elbows needed for best
drying performance
■
Use the following Vent system chart to determine type of vent
material and hood combinations acceptable to use.
NOTE: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in
the Vent system chart. Exhaust systems longer than those
specified will:
■
Shorten the life of the dryer.
■
Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and
increased energy usage.
The Vent system chart provides venting requirements that will
help to achieve the best drying performance.
Vent system chart
Number of
90º turns
or elbows
Type of vent
Box or
louvered
hoods
Angled
hoods
0
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
90 ft (27.4 m)
64 ft (19.5 m)
80 ft (24.4 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
1
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
80 ft (24.4 m)
58 ft (17.7 m)
70 ft (21.3 m)
52 ft (15.8 m)
Rigid metal
Flexible metal
70 ft (21.3 m)
50 ft (15.2 m)
60 ft (18.3 m)
42 ft (12.8 m)
2
1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior
wall opening around exhaust hood.
2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust
hood. Secure vent to exhaust hood with 4" (10.2 cm) clamp.
3. Run vent to dryer location. Use the straightest path possible.
See “Determine vent path” in “Plan Vent System.” Avoid 90º
turns. Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape,
screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior
of the vent to secure vent.
Connect Vent
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
1. To protect the floor, use a large, flat piece of cardboard from
the dryer carton. Place cardboard under the entire bottom of
the dryer.
2. Slide the dryer on the cardboard until it is close to its final
location. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent.
3. Using the coupling supplied with the dryer, connect the
exhaust vent to the coupling and secure with a 4" (10.2 cm)
vent clamp. See illustration below.
A
B
C D E
A. Coupling
B. Vent clamp
C. Vent coupler
D. Vent clamp
E. Rigid or flexible metal vent
If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean.
4. Turn the coupling and exhaust vent assembly
counterclockwise in the exhaust hole on the back of the
dryer.
5. Make sure the exhaust vent is placed inside the exhaust hood
and then secured to the exhaust hood with a 4" (10.2 cm)
vent clamp.
6. Move dryer into its final location. Do not crush or kink vent.
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Level Dryer
Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first
side to side, then front to back.
If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block.
Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for
levelness.
Complete Installation
1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part,
go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.
2. Check that you have all of your tools.
3. Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
4. Check the dryer’s final location. Be sure the vent is not
crushed or kinked.
5. Check that the dryer is level. See “Level Dryer.”
6. Plug into a grounded outlet. Turn on power.
7. Remove the clear protective film on the front edge and any
tape remaining on the dryer.
8. Read “Dryer Use.”
9. Wipe the dryer drum interior thoroughly with a damp cloth to
remove any dust.
10. Set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air cycle) for
20 minutes and start the dryer.
If the dryer will not start, check the following:
Controls are set in a running or “On” position.
Start button has been pushed firmly.
Dryer is plugged into a grounded outlet and/or electrical
supply is connected.
Household fuse is intact and tight, or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
Dryer door is closed.
11. When the dryer has been running for 5 minutes, open the
dryer door and feel for heat. If you feel heat, cancel cycle and
close the door.
If you do not feel heat, turn off the dryer and check the
following:
There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the
dryer. Make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both
circuit breakers have not tripped. If there is still no heat,
contact a qualified technician.
NOTE: You may notice an odor when the dryer is first heated.
This odor is common when the heating element is first used.
The odor will go away.
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DRYER USE
Starting Your Dryer
WARNING
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
flammable on it (even after washing).
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before
operating this appliance.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
IMPORTANT: For best performance, do not use fabric softener
sheets in this dryer. You may use liquid fabric softener in the
washer.
1. Clean the lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint
Screen.”
2. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
3. Press the POWER button to turn on the dryer. The indicator
light will glow to indicate that the power is on.
4. Press the TEMPERATURE button to select the recommended
temperature setting for the type of load being dried. See
“Temperature” in the “Controls” section.
5. Turn the cycle knob to the recommended setting for
the type of load being dried. See “Drying, Cycle and
Temperature Tips.”
NOTE: Most loads may be dried using the Normal dryness level,
which is shown in bold letters on the control panel. Normal is the
energy preferred dryness level and will use the least energy.
6. After a short beep sounds, press the START button.
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Fire Hazard
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Do not dry items containing foam, rubber, or plastic in
this dryer.
Doing so can result in death or fire.
Stopping and Restarting
To stop your dryer at any time
Turn the cycle knob to the STOP position or open the door.
To restart the dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. After the beep sounds, press the START button.
Changing Cycles and Temperatures
To change the cycle or temperature after pressing START
1. Open the dryer door.
2. Press the TEMPERATURE button to change the temperature
(if desired).
3. Turn the cycle knob to the new desired position.
4. After the beep sounds, press the START button.
Controls
The control panel is simple to understand and easy to operate.
The illustrations below define the knobs and buttons, and the
paragraphs define the purpose of each.
Power
This button switches the power to the machine on and off. The
indicator light will glow to indicate the power is on.
Indicator Light
This light indicates when the power is on or that a cycle has
started.
Stop Position
Turn the cycle knob to the Stop position at any time.
Start Button
After you have selected a cycle and temperature, press this
button to start the cycle. Indicator light will glow to indicate the
cycle has started.
Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips
Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load.
Your dryer tumbles the load without heat during the last few
minutes of all cycles to make the load easier to handle and to
reduce wrinkling. After the cool-down cycle ends, the light
flashes, and an end-of-cycle signal sounds to indicate the cycle
is complete.
Drying tips
Follow care label directions when they are available.
Remove the load from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops to
reduce wrinkling. This is especially important for permanent
press, knits and synthetic fabrics.
Avoid drying heavy work clothes with lighter fabrics. This
could cause overdrying of lighter fabrics, leading to increased
shrinkage or wrinkling.
Temperature
The Temperature Control button lets you choose between a normal
and low drying temperature.
NOTE: Always refer to the care label on the garment to determine
whether it can be tumble dried.
Cycle and temperature tips
Dry most loads using an automatic cycle.
Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for
various loads, refer to the care label directions.
Normal
The Normal temperature setting is for sturdy fabrics, such as
cotton, linen and denim. If the Temperature Control button is not
pressed in, the temperature setting is Normal.
Low
The Low setting is for synthetics, such as cotton/polyester blend,
rayon, acetate, washable silk or nylon. If the Temperature Control
button is pressed in, the temperature setting is Low.
Cycle Knob
Turn this knob to the recommended setting. Indicator light will
flash to indicate a cycle has been selected. See “Drying, Cycle
and Temperature Tips.”
Cycles
Automatic Cycles
When you are using the Auto Moisture Sensing Cycle, two metal
strips (sensors) located on the dryer baffles determine the
dryness of the load. The metal strips help detect the amount of
moisture left in the clothes as they tumble. When there is moisture
left in the clothes, the machine will continue to run. As clothes
begin to dry, the amount of water left in the clothes decreases,
and the timer advances through the remainder of the cycle. When
the selected dryness level is reached, the dryer goes into a cool
down period of up to 15 minutes.
Automatic cycles may be used for most loads. Automatic cycles
give the best drying results in the shortest time. Drying time
varies according to the type of fabric, size of the load, and
dryness setting.
After drying a load, check the dryness.
If the load is drier than you like, select a setting closer to Less
Dry the next time you dry a similar load.
If a load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using a
Timed cycle. Select a setting closer to Extra Dry the next time
you dry a similar load.
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See following table for recommended cycles and temperature
settings.
Fabric Type
Cycle
Temperature
Setting
REGULAR
See following table for recommended cycles and temperature
settings.
Fabric Type
Time
(minutes)
Temperature
Setting
Heavy cottons and denims
60
Normal
Heavy cottons and denims
Extra Dry
Normal
Cottons and linens
40
Normal
Cottons and linens
Normal
Normal
White and colorfast
permanent press
40
Low
Low
Normal
Low
White and colorfast items
that require ironing
40
White and colorfast
permanent press
Low
Iron Dry
Low
Polyester/acrylic blends,
rayon, acetate
40
White and colorfast items
that require ironing
Washable silk and nylon
40
Low
Polyester/acrylic blends,
rayon, acetate
Damp Dry
Low
Washable silk and nylon
Damp Dry
Low
SYNTHETICS
End of Cycle Signal
Timed Dry
Use this cycle to get up to 60 minutes of heated drying time or to
complete drying if items are still damp after the automatic cycle.
Timed Dry is also useful for:
Heavyweight items and work clothes that require a long
drying time.
Lightweight items, such as lingerie, blouses and knits that
require a short drying time.
The dryer sounds a signal to let you know when the cycle is
complete. The signal is not adjustable and cannot be turned off.
The signal is helpful when you are drying permanent press,
synthetics, and other items that should be removed promptly at
the end of the cycle.
Anti-Wrinkle
Anti-Wrinkle helps smooth out wrinkles that form when clothes
are not removed promptly at the end of a cycle. Anti-Wrinkle
tumbles the load every minute until the cycle knob is set to the
Stop position or the dryer door is opened.
During Anti-Wrinkle, the End of Cycle Signal will sound until the
cycle knob is set to the Stop position or the dryer door is opened.
DRYER CARE
Cleaning the Dryer Location
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
WARNING
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer. Clean it
before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying
time.
To clean
1. Open the door and pull the lint screen straight up.
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
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2. Open lint screen.
3. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash
screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.
4. Close lint screen. Push the lint screen firmly back into place
and close the door.
IMPORTANT:
■ Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged,
blocked or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
As needed cleaning
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the
lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying times for your
clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely
dry. The screen is probably clogged if lint falls off the screen.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months, or more
frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
To wash
1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
2. Wet both sides of the lint screen with hot water.
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
Cleaning the Control Panel
To clean the control panel, use only a warm, damp cloth.
NOTE: Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on the
outer surfaces because they will scratch the finish and could
remove the writing on the control panel.
Some paper towels may also scratch the finish.
Removing Accumulated Lint
From Inside the Dryer Cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.
From the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
Vacation and Moving Care
Vacation care
4. Rinse with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace in
dryer.
Cleaning the Dryer Interior
To clean dryer drum
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very
warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
OR
Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the
stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is
removed.
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum.
NOTE: Garments that contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue
jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer
interior. These stains are not harmful to your dryer and will not
stain future loads of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside-out to
avoid dye transfer.
Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will be on
vacation or not using your dryer for an extended period of time,
you should:
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”
Moving care
For power supply cord-connected dryers:
1. Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
For direct-wired dryers:
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1. Disconnect wiring.
2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dryer Operation
Dryer Results
Dryer will not run
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Make
sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit
breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the
circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■
■
Is the correct power supply available?
Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a
qualified electrician.
■
Was a regular fuse used?
Use a time-delay fuse.
■
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
■
Was the Start button firmly pressed?
■
Is the motor running but the drum isn’t turning?
The belt may be broken. Call for service.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
NOTE: The compact dryer operates at a lower wattage. Expect
longer drying times.
■ Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Is the indicator light glowing? If not, press the POWER
button.
■
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
No heat
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The
drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the
fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call
an electrician.
■
■
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with
lint, restricting air movement?
Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the
outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not
feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace
exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See
“Installation Instructions.”
■
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See
“Installation Instructions.”
■
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?
Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
Unusual sounds
■
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
■
Is a coin, button or paper clip caught between the drum
and front or rear of the dryer?
Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects.
Clean out pockets before laundering.
■
Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to
back and side to side?
The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See
“Installation Instructions.”
■
Is the clothing knotted or balled up?
When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to
vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
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Loads are wrinkled
WARNING
■
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Odors
Explosion Hazard
■
Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in
the area where your dryer is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
■
Is the dryer being used for the first time?
The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor
will be gone after the first cycle.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
■
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below
45ºF (7ºC)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
■
Is the dryer located in a closet?
Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and
bottom of the door. The rear of the dryer requires a minimum
of 5½" (14 cm) of airspace, and 1" (2.5 cm) is recommended
for the sides and front of the dryer. See “Installation
Instructions.”
■
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Cycle time too short
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
use only FSP® replacement parts. FSP® replacement parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call us or your
nearest Whirlpool designated service center.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
■
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
Is the automatic cycle ending early?
The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the
dryer.
Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles.
Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the
amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on load
■
Is the lint screen clogged?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Stains on load or drum
■
In the U.S.A.
Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
■
Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors and service
companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts
and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
This limited warranty applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.
ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
11. Replacement parts or repair labor costs when the major appliance is used in a country other than the country in which it was
purchased.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE
TO PROVINCE.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if
another warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help
can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada,
call 1-800-807-6777.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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