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UseAndCare
A Note to You.. ......................
Dryer Safety .......................
Parts and Features
Operating
2
3-4
............... 5
Your Dryer.. ......... 6
Before starting your dryer .. .6
Starting your dryer .............. 6
Stopping/restarting
your dryer.. .......................... 6
Selecting the right cycle
and setting .......................... 7
End of Cycle signal ........... 11
Using End of Cycle signal
and FINISH GUARDa
feature.. .............................
11
Using the drying rack ........ 12
Caring for Your Dryer ... .13-16
Laundry
Tips.. ................. 17-20
Troubleshooting
............ .21-22
Requesting Assistance
or Service.. ........................... 23
Index.. ...................................
27
Warranty
28
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A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
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appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool dryers are easy to use,
save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of troublefree operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about
how to operate and maintain your dryer properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also,
please complete and mail in the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance.
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record
your
model’s
information.
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complete model number and serial number.
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diagram on page 5 for location of label).
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Dryer Safety
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire,
and electrical shock.
INSTRUCTIONS
For your safety, the information
in this
manual must be followed to minimize the
risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent
property damage, personal injury, or loss
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
vapors
and liquids
-WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
l Do not try to light
any appliance.
l Do not touch
any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
l Clear
the room, building, or area of all occupants.
l Immediately
call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
l If you
cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation
and service must be performed
service agency, or the gas supplier.
by a qualified
continued
installer,
on next page
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Important
Safety
Read all instructions before using your
dryer.
l Dryer must be electrically
grounded. See
the Installation Instructions.
l Do not machine
wash or machine dry
items cleaned, washed, soaked in, or
spotted with wax, paint, gasoline, oil, dry
cleaning solvents, or other flammable
fluids. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion. Always hand wash
and line dry items containing these
materials.
l Do not wash or dry items that are soiled
with vegetable or cooking oil. These
items may contain some oil after laundering. Due to the remaining oil, the
fabric may smoke or catch fire by itself.
l Store flammable solvents or fluids away
from your dryer.
l Dry cleaning
solvents or fluids should
never be put directly into your dryer.
* Do not let dust, lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc., pile up around or under the
dryer.
l
Do not allow lint to build up inside the
dryer or exhaust system. Cleaning should
be done periodically by a qualified
person.
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Do not allow children to operate, play
with, or crawl inside your dryer. Supervise
children when your dryer is used near
children.
Do not reach into a dryer if the drum
is moving.
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your
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Use only fabric softeners specifically
labeled as not being harmful to the dryer.
responsibilities
Be sure that your dryer:
-is located in an area where the
temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
-is properly installed in a well-ventilated
room and leveled on a floor that can
support the weight.*
-is connected to the proper outlet and
electrical supply.*
-is properly connected to fuel and
exhaust systems (gas dryers must be
vented outdoors).*
-is not installed against draperies or
curtains, or on carpet.*
-is properly maintained, repaired. and has
parts replaced by a qualified person.
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Install and/or store dryer where it will not
be exposed to the weather.
Do not tamper with the controls.
Do not dry rubber, rubber-like, or heatsensitive materials with heat.
Unplug the power supply cord or turn off
electrical power before attempting to
service your dryer. Also, shut off gas
valve if you have a gas dryer.
When removing from service or discarding a dryer, always remove the door to
prevent accidental entrapment.
*Clean lint screen before or after each
load.
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Understanding
Instructions
-SAVE
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-is used only for jobs normally expected of
home clothes dryers.
-is not used by anyone unable to operate
it properly.
Never operate the dryer if:
- it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot).
- it is damaged.
- parts are missing.
-all panels are not in place.
-the lint screen is loose, damaged, or
missing.
*See the Installation
plete information.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
-
Instructions
for com-
Parts and Features
The parts and features of your dryer are illustrated below. Become familiar with all parts and
features before using your dryer. Page references are included next to some features. Refer
to those pages for more information about the features.
NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your dryer model. They are designed to
show the different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include all
features.
Temperature
selector*,
(may include
temperature
nsumer Assistance
Center number
(l-800-253-1301)
Model and serial
(P. 13)
Other
doors:
Full-width
Mini-hamper
Side-swing
Other
hamper door’
features
not shown:
End of cycle signal selector*
FINISH GUARD@ feature selector*
Drying rack*
Lint signal*
Drum light*
(p.
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(p.
11)
11)
12)
13)
14)
door*
door*
*On some models
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Operating
Your Dryer
The information in this section helps you learn to use your dryer efficiently and safely. Refer
to “Laundry Tips” on page 17 for additional information on sorting, loading, and drying most
types of washables.
Before
starting
your dryer
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum
with a damp cloth to remove
dust from storing and shipping.
Starting
your
Your dryer may have a Dryer Features
Guide (usually located on top
of the dryer). Remove it and
place it with your Use and
Care Guide. The Features
Guide provides you with more
information about your dryer.
dryer
1. Load clothes into the dryer and close
the door.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the
desired cycle. Use the Energy
Preferred Automatic Setting (*)
to dry most loads (see page 7).
3. If your dryer has a Temperature Selector,
set it to the desired setting
(see page 9). Some dryer
models have either a rotary
knob or pushbutton Temperature Selector.
4. Push the Start Button.
NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically
a cycle ends.
Stopping/restarting
your
You can stop your dryer anytime during
a cycle.
To stop the dryer, either:
l Open the dryer door.
l TurntheCycleControlKnobto
OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Control Knob should point
to an OFF area when the dryer is not in use.
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when
dryer
To restart the dryer:
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature
desired).
3. Push the Start Button.
(if
Selecting
the right
cycle
and setting
The following pages describe the cycles on
your dryer. Refer to the charts on pages 9-10
for help in selecting drying cycles.
Drying
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guidelines
Always follow care label directions when
they are available.
Use the Fluff Air cycle, or line dry rubber,
plastic, delicate, and heat-sensitive fabrics
(see page 10).
The last few minutes of all C)d?S are without
heat to make the load easier to handle.
To help reduce wrinkling, remove the load
from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops.
This is especially important for permanent
press, knits, and synthetic fabrics.
Cycle descriptions
Automatic
Cycle(s)
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred
Automatic Setting (*). Your Automatic
cycle(s) shuts off when the
selected dryness is
reached. The Cycle
Control Knob will not move
until the load is almost dry.
After the cool-down, the
Knob automatically turns
to an OFF area and
tumbling stops.
l If the load is drier than you like, select a
setting closer to LESS DRY the next time
you dry a similar load.
l If the load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using a Timed cycle. Select a
setting closer to VERY DRY the next time
you dry a similar load.
Some models offer high heat and low heat
Automatic cycles (see page 9).
NOTES:
l Some Automatic
cycles use an electronic
DRY-MISER@ control that senses the
amount of moisture in the load.
l Other Automatic
cycles use an automatic
DRY-MISER control that senses the
exhaust temperature and determines the
dryness of the load.
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Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static
cling, and damage to some fabrics.
Refer to pages 17-20 for information
about:
- sorting clothes for drying
_ choosing load sizes
-drying tips
_ using dryer fabric softeners
- saving energy
- drying special-care
items.
Timed Cycle(s)
Use a Timed cycle to complete drying if
some items are damp
after Automatic drying.
Timed drying is also
useful for:
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Delicate items and
small loads that need
a short drying time.
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Bulky items and large
loads that require a
long drying time.
Some models offer high heat and low heat
Timed cycles (see page 9).
Fluff Air Cycle
(on some
models)
The Fluff Air cycle has no heat. Use this unheated cycle to fluff or air
dry bedding, plastic tablecloths, foam pillows,
sneakers, etc. See page
10 for more information
about the Fluff Air cycle.
NOTE: If your model
does not have the Fluff
Air cycle, line dry heat-sensitive items.
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Heavy
Dry Cycle
(on some
models)
Use Heavy Dry and a high heat setting to
dry large items or items
that are thicker or heavier
than a regular load (such
as heavy cotton bath
sheets or robes).
Damp
Dry Cycle
(on some
models)
Use Damp Dry to dry items to damp level or
to dry items that do not
require an entire drying
cycle. 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.
TUMBLE
(on some
PRESS@’ Cycle
models)
ESS cycle removes
wrinkles from clothes that
have been packed in a
suitcase or closet, or
from items not removed
from the dryer at the end
of a cycle. As soon as
the dryer stops, fold or
put the items on hangers.
Towels
Feature
(on some
models)
When you have large loads of towels to drv.
you may want to use the
Towels feature in the
Automatic cycle. The
Towels setting allows for
more drying time and
automatically shuts off
the dryer when the
selected dryness is
reached. The Towels
feature also can be used for extra heavy
items such as mattress pads and quilts.
a
FINISH
GUARD”
(on some
models)
Feature
When you are unable to remove a load from
the dryer as soon as it
stops, wrinkles can form.
The FINISH GUARD
feature tumbles the load
without heat every few
minutes up to 45 minutes
after the cycle ends. This
tumbling rearranges and
fluffs the load to avoid
wrinkles. You do not have to set the Cycle
Control Knob for the FINISH GUARD
feature. If you do not open the dryer door
within a few minutes after the cycle stops,
the FINISH GUARD feature takes over to
protect the load.
A signal sounds every few minutes when
FINISH GUARD is running. The signal and
cycle stop when you open the dryer door.
NOTE: See page 11 if your model has a
FINISH GUARD ON/OFF selector.
Rack Dry Feature
(on some
models)
You may want to dry some items without
tumbling (such as wool
sweaters, stuffed toys, or
pillows). Use the drying
rack (see page 12) and
the Rack Dry feature for
these items, and a low
temperature setting.
During the drying cycle,
the drum turns, but the
rack does not move. Drying time depends
on the amount of moisture in the items.
NOTES:
l Be sure to follow the instructions
on page
12 for installing the drying rack in your
dryer and placing items on the rack.
l Use the chart on page 12 to determine
temperatures and drying times.
l You may use either the Timed cycle or
Fluff Air cycle for rack drying.
Drying
cycles
chart
Use the chart below to help you make
drying selections. The chart suggests heat
settings and drying times for various loads.
NOTES:
l Use an Automatic
cycle to dry most loads.
l Use a Timed cycle only if the recommended Automatic cycle is not available.
The check mark J in the chart below
denotes recommended temperature
settings. If some types of loads in the
chart have more than one suggested
temperature setting, choose the lowest
setting available on your dryer.
Always follow care label directions when
they are available.
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High
COlTONS AND LINENS
Extra Heavy
Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts
Heavyweight
Towels, jeans, corduroys, work clothes
Mediumweight
Sheets, 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-shirts,
slacks, shirts
Mediumweight
Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.),
dress slacks, skirts, sweaters
Lightweight
Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.) and
blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses
DELICATES**
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels),
gauze, lace, etc.
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TIMED CYCLE
(minutes)
AUTOMATIC CYCLE
(heat settings)
TYPE OF LOAD
Medium*
Low
E:z
High
J
70-80
J
50-60
J
40-50
J
20-30
J
J
J
Low
40-50
30-40
J
20-30
J
40-50
J
30-40
J
J
J
20-30
J
J
15-20
* Settings available only on dryer models with separate Temperature Selector.
* Fluff Air cycle (if available) or line drying is also recommended for delicate fabrics.
(See page 10.)
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Fluff
Air cycle
or line drying
The chart below includes examples of items
that require drying without heat. Use the
Fluff Air cycle (if available on your dryer
model), or place the items on a line or rack
to air dry.
NOTES:
Heat-sensitive fabrics should not be dried
in the dyer.
. Line dy bonded or laminated fabrics.
l Always
follow care label directions when
they are available.
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Fire Hazard
Do not dy heat-sensitive fabrics,
plastic, rubber, or some stuffed items
with heat. Use the Fluff Air cycle, if
available, or dy these items on a line
or rack.
Failure to do so could result in fire or
damaged items.
TYPE OF LOAD
DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels), gauze, lace, etc.
(Use Fluff Air cycle if low heat is not available. See page 9.)
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS
Foam Rubber - Pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys
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Make sure coverings are securely stitched.
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Shake and fluff pillows by hand several times during the Fluff
Air cycle.
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Make sure pillows are completely dry. Foam rubber pillows
take a long time to dry.
Plastic - Shower curtains, tablecloths
Rubber-backed rugs
Olefin, Polypropylene, Sheer nylon
COTTON AND CANVAS SHOES
Place several bath towels in the dyer to act as a buffer, or
place shoes on a dying rack if your dyer has one.
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Remove shoes from dyer while still damp.
. Stretch shoes and allow to air dry.
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*Reset cycle as needed to complete dying.
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FLUFF AIR CYCLE*
(minutes)
20-30
20-30
20-30
40-50
1O-20
30-40
End of Cycle
(on some
signal
models)
The dyer sounds a signal to let you know
when the cycle is finished. The
signal is helpful when you are
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drying permanent press,
synthetics, and other items
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that should be removed from
the dyer as soon as it stops.
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On some dyers, the end of cycle signal is
not adjustable.
On other dyers, the end of cycle signal
can be turned On or Off by a selector. The
end of cycle On/Off selector is part of the
Start Button on some models. The various
types of selectors are described in the
chart below.
Using End of Cycle signal
FINISH GUARD@ feature
(on some
and
models)
If your dyer has the end of cycle signal
and/or FINISH GUARD feature, they may be
turned On or Off as shown below.
NOTE: Unless you turn Off the FINISH
GUARD feature, it operates at the end of
the cycle.
Your model may have one of the following:
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Separate knob selectors for end of cycle
signal and FINISH GUARD feature.
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CLEAN TOUCHTM pushbutton
pad for
both features.
Finish Guard
Finish Guard
Finish Guard
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Using
(on some
the drying
rack
models)
The drying rack lets you dy items that you
may not want to tumble. The rack does not
move, but the drum turns.
1. Fit rear legs of the rack into indentations in
-the back wall of the dyer.
Lower the front so the legs
rest on the dyer opening.
4. Select the Timed dying cycle (and
temperature, if needed) or the Fluff Air
cycle (see page 7).
5. Push the Start Button.
2. Put wet items on top of the rack. Leave
space between the items so air
can reach all surfaces.
NOTE: Make sure nothing
hangs over the edge of the rack.
NOTES:
l See the chart below for suggested
cycles
and settings for the different types of items
that might best be rack dried.
l The rack must be removed
for normal
tumbling.
l Dying
time will depend on how much
moisture the items hold. The following
chart suggests dying times.
3. Close the door.
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RACK DRY
CYCLE
Wool sweaters
(Block to shape and lay flat on the rack)
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Cotton or polyester fiber filled)
Timed
60
LOW or EX LOW
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None; cycle is unheated.
90
30-40
*Reset cycle as needed to complete dying.
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Caring
for Your Dryer
Proper care of your dyer can extend its life. This section explains how to care for your dryer
properly and safely.
Cleaning
Every
load
the lint screen
cleaning
The lint screen is located under a lid on top
of the dryer. Clean it before each load. A
screen blocked by lint can increase dying
time.
To clean:
1. Open the lid and DUII the lint screen
straight out.
2. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do
not rinse or wash screen to
remove lint. Wet lint is hard to
remove.
As needed
cleaning
Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can
cause a residue buildup on the lint screen.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush
every six months or more frequently if it
becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
Use the following method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot
water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and
liquid detergent; scrub lint
screen with the brush to
remove residue buildup.
3. Rinse screen with hot water.
4. Thoroughly
dry lint screen with a clean
towel; replace in dyer.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place
and close the lid.
IMPORTANT:
l Do not run the dyer
with the lint screen
loose, damaged, blocked, or missing.
Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dyer and fabrics.
l Some towels
made of synthetic fibers and
natural fibers (polyester and cotton blends)
may shed more lint than other towels,
causing your dyer’s lint screen to fill up
faster. Be sure to remove lint from the lint
screen before and after dying new towels.
Lint signal
(on some
models)
The lint signal (a whistle tone) indicates
excessive lint is present on
your lint screen. A full lint
screen restricts airflow and
reduces dying efficiency.
When you hear the signal, stop
the dyer and clean the lint screen.
NOTE: Clean your lint screen before each
load. Do not wait for the lint signal.
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Cleaning
the dryer
interior
Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored
cotton items, may discolor the dyer interior.
To clean
1. Make
warm
2. Apply
dryer drum:
a paste with detergent and very
water.
paste to a soft cloth and scrub area
until all excess dye is removed.
Explosion Hazard
aTurn off the electrical power before
cleaning the dryer interior.
l Make sure the dryer is cool.
l Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or injury, fire, or explosion.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
Changing
(on some
the drum
light
models)
The dyer light automatically turns on inside
the dyer drum when you open the door.
To change drum light:
1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect the
electricity leading to the dyer at the main
power supply.
2. Open the dyer door. Remove the light
bulb cover from the back wall
of the dryer by turning the
cover clockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb by turning it
counterclockwise.
4. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb only.
5. Replace the light bulb cover and lock in
place by turning counterclockwise.
6. Reconnect
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power supply.
Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
l Before removing
light bulb, either
unplug the dyer or disconnect the
dyer at the main power supply.
*The bulb cover must be in place
during dryer operation to prevent
overheating and possible damage
to fabrics.
Operating the dyer with the bulb cover
removed can cause the dyer to fail or
create a fire hazard.
Removing
accumulated
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel
for fire. Lint should be removed every 2 to 3
years, or more often, depending on dryer
usage. Cleaning should be done by a
qualified person. If you have any questions
or comments, please call our Consumer
Assistance Center at 1-800-253-l 301.
lint
Electrical Shock Hazard
Unplug the power supply cord or turn
off the electrical power before removing dyer panels.
l Make sure the dyer
is cool.
l Dryer pans can have sharp edges.
Use care when handling.
l When replacing
front panel after lint
removal, the wire clips holding the
door switch wires must be anchored
to top of front and side panels. Wires
MUST NOT touch rotating drum. (See
page 16, Step 7.)
Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or personal injury.
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Thermostats
For all electric dryers, or gas dryers
which have a lower front access panel
NOTE: See page 16 if your dyer is gas and
has a full front panel.
1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn off
the electrical power.
2. Remove back panel (electric) or lower
sfront access panel (gas). See the Installation Instructions.
3. Remove lint from shaded area in illustration with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner.
Avoid damaging wires, thermostats
(electric), funnel (gas), or ignitor (gas).
4. Replace panel.
5. Reconnect and level dyer again, if
necessary.
Electric
Heater
box
Heat element
terminals
dryer with back panel removed
Gas dryer with lower front
access panel removed
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If your dryer is gas and has a full front
panel, remove front panel as follows:
1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn off
the electrical power.
2. Open lint screen lid. Remove two screws
from lint screen area.
3. Open top by pulling forward and up at
each front corner (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 corners). Lift
front panel slightly, lifting off lower clips
(see lower clip inset of View B). Slowly
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 clips (see wire clips inset of View B)
or damaging wires.
6. Remove lint from area shown in “gas
dryer” illustration on page 15 with soft
brush or vacuum cleaner. Avoid damaging wires, funnel, or ignitor.
7. Reassemble in reverse order. Before
closing the top, check the following:
-Drum seal must be flared out (see
drum seal insets of View B) and properly positioned against panel at back of
drum. Rotate drum counterclockwise
one full turn to check drum seal.
-Belt should be centered and tight on
dryer drum.
-Wire clips which hold the door switch
wires must be anchored in slot in top
of front panel (see wire clips inset of
View B) and along top edge of side
panel. Door wires must not touch drum
when dryer is operating. See Warning,
page 15.
8. Replace top panel and lint screen screws.
Top and front panels must be securely in
place before operating dryer.
9. Reconnect power and level dryer again
(if necessary).
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Remove screws
before opening top
View A
View B
For more information, call our
Consumer Assistance Center
24 hours a day.
1-800-253-1301
Laundry
Tips
This section provides information on preparing clothes for drying, drying guidelines,
instructions for drying special-care items.
NOTES:
Refer to your Washer Use and Care Guide for proper washing techniques
laundry tips.
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See pages 3 and 4 of this book for Important Safety Information.
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Sorting
and additional
clothes
Separate dark from light colors; colorfast
from non-colorfast. Items
properly sorted for washing are
usually properly sorted for
drying.
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and
Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from
lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent press). When possible, turn lint takers
inside out.
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Separate heavy fabrics (denim, towels)
from light fabrics (synthetics, permanent
press).
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Choosing
load sizes
Mix large items with smaller items. Load
the dryer by the amount of
space items take up, not by
their weight. Do not overload
the dryer. Overcrowding
causesunevendtyingand
wrinkling, and can cause items to wear out
faster (because of pilling).
You may need to rearrange large items
(sheets, blankets, tablecloths) during a
cycle to reduce balling or rolling up.
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For better tumbling action, when drying
only a few small items, add one or two
lint-free towels. This also prevents small,
lightweight items from blocking airflow.
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tips
Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid
snagging other items. Remove
heat-sensitive trim that can be
damaged by drying. Tie strings
and sashes so they will not
tangle.
Check garments to make sure all spots
and stains were removed during the wash.
Do not tumble dry soiled or stained items.
Heat may permanently set stains.
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Sharp or metal objects can damage your
dryer. Check pockets for pins,
clips, money, bolts, nuts, etc.
Do not lay these objects on
your dryer after emptying
pockets. Turn pockets of
heavy items inside out for even drying.
Place small items such as baby socks or
hankies in a mesh bag for easier removal.
Articles to be ironed should be removed
from the dryer while still damp.
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Using
dryer
fabric
softeners
Dryer fabric softeners are recommended for
reducing static cling and for softening
fabrics. Always follow package instructions
carefully.
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sheet on top of the
load
before
starting the
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dryer.
Do
not
add a fabric
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softener sheet after the drying
cycle has started. Instant heat
can cause the fabric softener
to spot fabrics.
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energy
Use an Automatic cycle to dry most loads.
Dry only full loads without overdrying.
Avoid overloading dryer, adding wet items
to a partly dried load, or opening the door
unnecessarily.
Plan your laundry to dry one load after
another. A warm dryer shortens drying
time.
Vacation
care
1. Unplug power supply cord or turn off
electrical power supply.
2. Clean lint screen.
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Remove fabric softener stains by wetting
the stains and rubbing them with liquid
detergent or bar soap and rewash.
Some fabric softeners can clog the lint
screen and slow drying. Use fabric softeners labeled as dryer safe.
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Shorten drying times by exhausting dryer
properly and cleaning exhaust duct and
outside exhaust hood as needed.
-Keep the lint screen clean.
-Use your dryer in a room where room air
temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
-Sort loads by fabric weight and type.
Drying
special-care
items
Most garments and household textiles have manufacturer’s care labels with laundering
instructions. Always follow care label directions when they are available. Pages 9 and 10
include drying instructions for most types of washables. The chart below provides drying
instructions for special-care washables.
ITEMS
DRYING INSTRUCTIONS
Blankets
woolens
and
Cotton, rayon,
synthetic blankets
Electric blankets,
electric sheets,
woolen blankets,
washable woolen
garments
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slipcovers
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Draperies,
slipcovers
Diapers,
clothes
Elastic
baby
items
Flame-retardant
finishes
Machine drying knitted woolens is not recommended. Block to shape
when wet and allow to air dry. Line dry blankets in the shade on a
breezy day over two lines. Pin edges together and straighten them.
When partly dry, turn the blanket over, re-pin, and re-straighten.
When dry, brush nap.
Dry as recommended
for permanent press fabrics on page 9.
If manufacturer recommends machine drying:
1. Place one or two dry towels in the dryer and preheat 3-5 minutes
on a high setting. This will dry blankets faster and help avoid
pilling.
2. Put blanket in dryer with warm towels. Set control for 20 minutes.
3. Check after 10 minutes. Remove when still damp. Overdrying and
long tumbling can cause shrinking and pilling.
4. Place blanket on flat surface, or over two lines to finish drying.
Gently stretch to original size and shape.
5. When completely dry, brush gently to raise nap. Press binding
with cool iron if needed.
Remove drapery weights and hooks before laundering.
For slipcovers, replace while still slightly damp. They will dry to fit
tightly.
Dry only a few minutes.
1. Leave room in dryer for load to fluff.
2. Remove from dryer while slightly damp. Do not overdry.
Wash and dry small items in a mesh bag or pillowcase for
convenient handling.
Remove diapers and cotton knit items while still slightly damp. They
will feel softer, shrink less, and be easier to fold.
Remove from dryer while still slightly damp.
Some items have been treated with a flame-retardant finish to
improve their resistance to burning. Such items are clearly labeled.
To retain flame-retardant qualities through continuous use and
washing, clean and dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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ITEMS
DRYING INSTRUCTIONS
Napped items
Dry separately or with similar colors to avoid lint transfer. Follow care
label instructions.
1. Remove from dryer while there is still a trace of moisture.
2. Smooth, reshape, and air dry before putting away.
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Corduroy,
velveteen
Quilted, downfilled items
Follow care label instructions.
1. Dry one at a time.
2. Remove from dryer and shake or fluff the item during the drying
cycle.
3. Smooth and reshape before putting away.
Snowsuits,
jackets
Check label for fiber content, then follow care label instructions.
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polyester
1. Dry garment for about 10 minutes. Remove and turn inside out.
Dry for 10 more minutes.
2. Remove from dryer immediately and hang on a non-rusting hanger
to finish drying. This will help eliminate wrinkles.
Tinted, dyed, or
noncolorfast
items
Dry according to fabric, weight, and care label instructions. Wipe the
dryer drum carefully to remove any dye or lint that can be transferred
to other loads. See “Cleaning the dryer interior” on page 14.
Washable
Do not overdry knits. Overdrying can cause shrinking and static cling.
1. Select cycle according to fabric and construction.
2. Turn synthetics and blends inside out when drying to avoid pilling.
3. Remove cotton and rayon knits while still slightly damp. Stretch into
shape and lay flat to finish drying.
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knits
Troubleshooting
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following
list for laundry problems you may have and their possible causes. Also refer to the next page
for a dryer checklist which can help you solve some simple problems without calling for
service. If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 23.
Common
laundry
problems
‘ROBLEM
CAUSE
Greasy spots
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Drying soiled items.
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Full lint screen. (See page 13.)
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Load not properly sorted.
,int
Overdrying, especially
static electricity.
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Stains
Static
electricity
Load size too big or heavy.
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Tissue or paper left in pockets.
Pilling (surface fuzz caused by normal wear and laundering)
attracts lint.
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Full lint screen.
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Load too large and bulky to dry quickly.
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Exhaust duct clogged, restricted, or too long.
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Drying soiled items.
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Dryer interior stained. (See page 14 for cleaning procedures.)
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Wrinkling
synthetic fabrics that cause lint-attracting
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directions.
for drying.
care label instructions
not followed.
below 45°F (7°C).
directions.
directions.
Load includes synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press, and knit
fabrics that build up static electricity.
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Clothes left in dryer at end of cycle.
especially permanent press, and synthetic fabrics.
Common
dryer
problems
Before calling for service, check these:
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Are the controls set in an ON position?
Did you firmly push the Start Button?
Is lint screen clogged with lint?
Is the power cord plugged in?
Have you blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker?
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Is exhaust duct or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint?
For gas dryers, are the valves open on the dryer and the supply line?
Is the dryer making noise? Is there a thumping sound from support rollers
indicating dryer has not been used for awhile? Is the lint signal sounding?
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If you still have problems, see “Requesting
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Assistance or Service” on page 23.
Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 21-22. It
may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you
need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
II
Center teleDhone number.
Dial toll-fre’e from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
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. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
. See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized
Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
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WASHING
DRYERS,
FSP@
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement pat-t 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 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
u
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 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
‘APPUANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE 6 REPAIR
3. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
MACHINES
6
SERVICE&REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
*When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you want, and then look for the
TOPIC
PAGE
AIR DRYING ............................................
AUTOMATIC
cycles ...................................
CARE/CLEANING
Dryer interior .........................................
Lint screen ............................................
Vacation ................................................
CHOOSING
LOAD SIZES.. ......................
CYCLES ..................................................
PAGE
TOPIC
10
FLUFF AIR cycle ........................................
7
7
HEAVY DRY cycle .....................................
8
14
13
18
17
7-8
DAMP DRY cycle .......................................
8
DRUM LIGHT, Changing.. ........................
14
DRYER
Fabric softeners ....................................
Features ..................................................
Restarting.. ..............................................
Safety ...................................................
Starting.. ..................................................
Stopping ..................................................
18
5
6
3-4
6
6
DRYING
Cycles chart ............................................
Rack.. ....................................................
Special-care items.. ...............................
Tips .......................................................
9
12
19
17
END OF CYCLE signal ............................
11
ENERGY
Preferred setting.. .................................
Saving ...................................................
6-7
18
FINISH GUARD@
Feature ....................................................
Selector.. ...............................................
8
11
LINE DRYING ..........................................
10
LINT
Accumulated .........................................
Removal ................................................
Signal ....................................................
15
13
13
LOAD
Size .......................................................
Sorting.. .................................................
17
17
RACK DRY
Feature.. ..................................................
Using .....................................................
12
SAFETY ..................................................
SELECTING
SERVICE
CYCLE/SETTING..
8
3-4
................ 7
.................................................
23
SORTING LOAD ......................................
17
START BUT-TON ........................................
6
TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
................ 6, 9
TIMED cycles .............................................
7
TOWELS feature ........................................
8
TROUBLESHOOTING
Dryer problems.. ....................................
Laundry problems .................................
22
21
TUMBLE PRESS@ cycle .............................
WARRANTY..
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8
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WHIRLPOOL@
Dryer Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use your dryer.
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3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your dryer is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your 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 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 exclusion or limitation 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 also apply. For details,
contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor
or military exchange.
please
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help is available by calling our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
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