Whirlpool LE5760XS Operating instructions

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AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE5760XS
and
Gas Model
LG5761XS
Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL
KNOB
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LAUNDRY INFORMATION
CENTER
Remove
the Consumer Buy Guide label
before
using
your
dryer. It will be easier
to remove.
Wipe out the dryer
drum with a damp
cloth to remove
dust
from storing
or shipping.
1,
DRYER DRUM
LOADING
DOOR
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready.
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from the plate located as shown]
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Model
Copy this information
in these spaces
Keen this book in the Laundrv Information
Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip
and warranty.
Please complete
Registration
Card
product.
and mail the Owner
furnished
with this
Contents
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Service Company
Telephone
Number
Page
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
Selecting a Cycle and
Starting Your Dryer
Automatic
Cycles
Timed Drying
DRYING TIPS
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Number
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4
FLUFF AIR Setting
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Automatic
Control
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DRY-MISER”
c 1987 Whirlpool
Times
Mixed Loads..
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL.
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER..
Cleaning
Dryer Interior,
Vacation Care
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL DRYER
WARRANTY
Drying
Corporation
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Additional
Safety
Instructions
NEVER operate
the dryer if...
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it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot).
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it is damaged.
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parts are missing (i.e. door latch).
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panels are not in place
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lint screen
is loose, damaged
or
missing.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical
switches.
3. ;;tteguish
any open
.
4. Immediately
call your
gas supplier.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
and Your Responsibilities
ALWAYS shut off the gas valve before leaving on vacation.
ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord or
turn off electrical
power before attempting
to service the dryer Shut off GAS VALVE if
yours is a gas dryer.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that Your.dryer...
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is properly
maintained.
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is properly
installed and leveled in a well
ventilated
room’ on a floor that can support the weight.
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is located
in an area where the temperature is above 45’ F (7.2 C).
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is connected
to the proper
outlet and
electrical
supply.’
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is properly
connected
to fuel and exhaust systems.’
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is not installed
against
drapes
or
curtains.’
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only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
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is not used by children or anyone unable
to operate
it properly.
*See “Installation
plete information.
Instructions”
for com-
TYPE OF LOAD
COllONS
- LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes,
organdies,
lingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS-Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks..
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
AUTOMATIC
PERM’T PRESS
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
&ErMpART:FS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels]
Gauze, lace, etc.
AUTOMATIC
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERMIT PRESS
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER- Pillows, bras,
stuffedtoys............................
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths.
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN. POLYPROPYLENE. SHEER NYLON
BCOLI’T Dmcre
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
TIMED DRYING
20-30 MINS.
20-30 MINS.
40-50 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
FLUFF
AIR
1 . Select
Set
2 . TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
a CYCLE
Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want. See page 6 for information on
the cycles.
3.
Push the START Button
The dryer will start tumbling
push the START Button.
when you
Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed drying temperature.
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
To stop the dryer, open the door (or
turn the Control Knob to OFF).
To restart the dryer, close the door,
select cycle, if necessary, and push
START.
The Cycle Control Knob should point to OFF when the dryer is not in use.
If the dryer is stopped
before the cycle is finished, turn the Cycle Control
Knob to OFF.
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The automatic cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you to select the degree of dryness you prefer
for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob will not move until
the clothes load is almost dry, or the
COOL-DOWN portion of the cycle has
been reached. After COOL-DOWN, the
knob automatically
moves to an OFF
area and tumbling stops.
weight cotton items. The load tumbles
without heat during the last 5 minutes. This helps make the load easier
to handle.
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in, and
makes the load easier to handle.
Timed drying
Use the TIMED DRYING Cycle for
any load you want to dry by time. For
example:
small loads, large bulky
items, items to be fluffed or dusted
with the FLUFFAIR heat setting.
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Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 60.
The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
without heat-a
cool-down
time.
This helps make the load easierto
handle.
For Damp Dry turn the Control Knob
to the 30 minute setting or less in
this cycle.
For the first few loads, set the Control
Knob to point to an * in either automatic cycle. When the dryer stops, feel
the dried items.
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If items are drier than you like, use
a setting to the right of the * the next
time you dry a similar load.
If items are not as dry as you like, use
a setting to the left of the * the next
time you dry a similar load.
Drying tips
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers,
Drying times
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
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and weight of the fabric.
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around the dryer.
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of the wash rinse water.
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of lint in the lint screen.
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temperature
selection.
See your “Dryer Guide” for more
information.
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Mixed loads
1. Turn the Temperature
Selector to
FLUFF AIR.
2. Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want in the TIMED
DRYING Cycle.
3. Push the START Button.
Automatic
Control
DRY-MISER”
The thermostat senses the air
temperature.
The dryer automatically
shuts off when the selected dryness
is reached.
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove dry
items and reset the control.
To reduce wrinkling, take the load
from dryer as soon as tumbling stops.
This is important for permanent
press,
knits and synthetic fabrics.
Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
Open the lid and pull the lint screen
straight out.
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen with
your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen.
Push the screen firmly back into place.
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a FIRE HAZARD. This lint
should be removed at least every 2 to 3 years, or more otten, depending
on dryer usage.
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done only by a qualified
person.
Remove loose and sharp objects
from pockets and cuffs before drying
pins, buckles, etc. Close metal
zippers.
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth. Spills allowed to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Never leave wet or damp
in your dryer.
laundry
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts etc.
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Some pretreatment
products can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or near
your dryer.
Cleaning dryer interior
Garments which contain unstable
dyes, such as denim blue jeans or
brightly colored cotton items, may
discolor the dryer interior, If the
interior is discolored,
clean with
one of the following methods to
avoid staining later load items.
Powdered
laundry detergent
and
very warm water
Make a paste with detergent and
very warm water. Apply paste to
a soft cloth and scrub area until
all excess dye is removed. Wipe
thoroughly
with a damp cloth.
Tumble a load of rags. -ORliquid spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with
a cloth until all excess dye is
removed. Tumble a load of rags.
Vacation care
Unplug power cord or turn off
electrical
power.
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close gas valve
0 Clean lint screen.
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If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before
calling
assistance...
for
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
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Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
Is the door closed tightly?
Did you push the START Button?
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAE
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The AIR setting is without heat.
The last minutes of heat settings are
without heat.
Is the gas turned on? If not, turn the
Control Knob to OFF.Turn on gas. Wait
5 minutes. Reset control and start.
An electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker
or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
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IF DRYING TIME SEEMS TOO LONG:
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Is the lint screen clean? See page 8
of this book for cleaning
instructions.
See page 7 of this book and your
“Dryer Guide:’
2.
If you need
assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
servIce assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
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.
3.
If you need service%.
Whirlpool has a
nationwide
network
of franchised TECHCARE@ Service Companies. TECH-CARE
TEC#y-CARE
FRANCHISED
SERVICE
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service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the United States.
To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our CCCL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or
look in your telephone
directory Yellow
Pages under:
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If you have a
problem?..
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance telephone
number (see Step
2) and talk with one of our Consultants,
or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
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whenever
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work right, because they are made to
the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
*If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase, and a complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed
in order to better
respond
to your
request
for
assistance.
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DRYER
WARRANTY
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
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parts and repair laborto
correct defects in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use the dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when dryer is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed
to be repaired
in
the home.
D. Damage
to dryer caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of
incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may
not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
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