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AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric
Model LE9800XM
and
Gas
Model LG9801XM
Solid State Mark II Series
Electronic Touch Control
‘aye Ovens. Trash Compactors, Room Air Condltloners. Oehom~d~fwrs. Automatic Washers, Clothes Orvers. freezers. Relrleerator-freezer
Parts and features
POWER
ON/OFF
LAUNDRY
INFORMATION
CENTER
SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC
ELECTRONIC
DRYNESS
SENSOR
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/DRYER
DRUM
AND SERIAL
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide lobel before
using
your dryer. It will be
easier to remove.
out
the
Wipe
dryer drum with a
damp
cloth to remove dust from storing or shipping.
here
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
Complete Model Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from the plate located
as shown].
Complete
Serial Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slip Purchase bate
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry InforService Company ana
mation
Center on the back of the dryer
console.
Telephone
Number
There is no warranty
registration
to return. Proof-of-purchase
is all
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
Page
PARTSANDFEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
STARTING YOUR DRYER AND
SELECTING A CYCLE
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CUSTOM DRY Controls
TIMED DRY Controls
FINISH GUARD” Control
DRYING TIPS
FLUFF AIR Setting
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TUMBLE PRESS Setting
Drying Times
Mixed Loads
Drying Rack
Changing
the
Drum Light
End-of-Cycle
Signal
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety information.
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
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is installed
by a qualified
installer.
is properly
maintained.
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
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 Cl.
is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric
supply and grounding.’
is properly
connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems*
is used only for jobs normally
expected of home clothes dryers.
is not run where there may be explosive fumes.
is not used by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
complete
information.
Starting your
dryer and
selecting a cycle
Before starting your dryer, be
sure laundry IS sorted and loaded
properly
[see your”Dryer
Guide”)
Be sure the door is tightly closed.
1.
Turn
power
on
Move the POWER SWITCH up.
You will have 8 seconds to touch
a FABRIC-TEMP Selector.
3.
2.
Touch FABRIC-TEMP
Selector
Within 8 seconds, touch the lower
part of a FABRIC-TEMP Selector. The
dryer will not operate
if you touch the
upper half of the selector.
You may change the dryer setting
at any time during any cycle by
touching
the desired selector or
selectors.
Touch a CUSTOM DRY
or TIMED DRY Control
To stop the dryer
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1. Open
2. Move
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IMPORTANT: If you do not touch a
CUSTOM DRY or TIMED DRY Control,
the dryer will automatically
select
NORMAL DRY.
If this is not the dryness you like,
you must touch one of the other
dryness Controls. See page 6 of this
book for more details.
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the door, or...
POWER SWITCH to OFF
To check the load
1. Open door.
2. The dryer will remember
where it
was in the cycle if you restart the
dryer within 2 minutes. Touch
selector with the blinking
light to
restart.
2.
This chart
suggests
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fabric
loads and drying
SUGGESTED
FABRIC-TEMP SELECTOR
TYPE OF LOAD
COTTONS - LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY - Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts.
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton
underwear,
diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS -‘i&;&i;
organdies,
lingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets, raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRIC& ‘i S’hiis, play’
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
temperatures.
REG
HEAVY
HIGH
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PERM’T
PRESS
MED
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blends.T-shirts,slacks,
shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics [polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
KNITS
GENTLE
LOW
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze,lace,etc.
XNITS
GENTLE
LOW
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
FLUFF
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
A18
stuffed toys
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
Drying these and other heat-sensitive
materials
can damage
them or be a FIRE HAZARD.
Operating instructions
TheCUSTOM
DRYcontrols
After touching
a FABRIC-TEMP
Selector, touch a CUSTOM DRY
Control selection
that describes
the
dryness you prefer for your load.
IMPORTANT: If a finished load is
not as dry as you like:
1. Clear dryer memory by
moving the POWER SWITCH to
OFF then back to ON.
2. Touch the FABRIC-TEMP
Selector for the load type.
3. Touch the 20 minute TIMED DRY
Control.
4. Remember
to select a
different dryness setting for
the next similar load.
Cool down times
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumbling.
This
cool down time helps:
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keep wrinkles from setting in.
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make handling
the hot load items
easier.
TIMED
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A sensor on the back the dryer
drum “feels” the amount of moisture
in the load. When the dryness you
have selected
is reached,
the
dryer automatically
shuts off.
You may need to try different
dryness settings to find the one
you like.
SUGGESTIONS
For the first few loads, use NORMAL
DRY. When finished, check to see if
the load is as dry as you want.
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is not as dry as you like,
use MORE DRY or VERY DRY the next
time.
l If the load
is too dry, use LESS DRY
the next time. Use DAMP DRY if you
plan to iron the clothes when you
remove them from the dryer.
l Use a TIMED DRY setting
for bedspreads, quilts, blankets and other
bulky loads. Start with 60 minutes.
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DRY Control
After touching
a FABRIC-TEMP
Selector, touch a TIMED DRY Control
setting for any load you want to dry
by time. Touch the number or minutes you want: 20, 30.40,60, or 80.
This setting is good for very small
loads or large, bulky items.
Note the cool down times in each
cycle.
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Includes 5 minute
cool down
Includes 10 minute
cool down
FINISH
GUARD”Contro1
FINISH GUARD takes
over automatically
when the cycle is
The indicator
light will stay on as
long as FINISH GUARD is tumbling
the
load. Remember
that FlNISH GUARD
is selected
automatically
every
time you use the dryer.
It tumbles the load, without heat,
every 5 minutes for up to 21% hours.
This rearranges
and fluffs the load to
help prevent wrinkles that set in
when a load remains in a warm dryer,
Drying tips
FLUFF
AIR Setting
B
fluff
air
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TUMBLE
FLUFF AIR gives you 20
minutes of tumbling
without heat. FINISH
GUARD is automatically
selected
with this cycle.
If you do not want FINISH GUARD
you must cancel
it by touching
it. The
light will go out.
This setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
pillows and clothing
or to
dust drapes. It can also be used
to damp-dry
heat sensitive items..
such as plastic shower curtains,
rubber-backed
rugs, plastic tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed
toys, sneakers, etc.
If you want more than 23 minutes
of tumbling,
touch the FLUFF AIR and
the TIMED DRY Control for the
amount of time you want (up to 80
minutes).
PRESS Control
cases
or closets.
TUMBLE PRESS gives you 15 minutes
of tumbling
at the medium fabric
temperature
and 5 more minutes of
tumbling
without heat. FINISH
GUARD is automatically
selected
with this cycle.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Drying
times
Drying times will vary depending
on:
amount of moisture in the clothes.
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and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room temperature
around the
dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
0 dryer temperature
selection.
See page 6 in your “Dryer Guide”
for more information.
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Mixed loads
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
setting suggested
for the lightest
fabrics.
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[‘sing
the dving
rack
The drying rack lets you dry Items
that you may not want to tumble, for
example,
sneakers, stuffea ?oys
knitted wool, etc
The rack does not move, bclr the
drum turns. Make sure nothing hangs
over the edges of the rack.
1. Fit rear legs
PUSH IN
of the rack
into indents
in back
wall of
dryer
2. Lower the
front so legs
rest on dryer
opening
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4. Close the door; touch
DRY Control selection.
a TIMED
Drying time will depend
much moisture the Items
followlng
chart suggests
ture settings for different
Items that might best be
on how
hold The
temperakinds of
rack dried
dry...
the drum
light
1. Unplug the dryer to avoid
possible
electrical
shock.
2. Cr,?ri the
l~‘.‘er aoor
and remove
light bulb
cover by
turning it
clockwise
3. Remove
the
light bulb by
turnrng it
counterclockwise
FRONT LEGS
3. Put wet items on top of the rack
leave
space between
them
so air can reach all surfaces
To rack
Changing
4. Replace
the bulb only with a 40
watt appliance
bulb from most
hardware,
grocery
or variety
stores
5. Replace
the light bulb cover
and lock it In place by turning
counterclockwlse.
Use FABRIC-TEMP
selection
.
Wool sweaters
[Block to shape;
lay flat on rack).
KNITS
GENTLE p LOW
Stuffed toys or pillows
[Cotton or polyester
fiber filled.)
PERM’T
PRESSiMED
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Foam rubber filled.)
FLUFF AIR
Sneakers
or
canvas shoes
FLUFF AIR
WARNING: Drying plastic or rubber
items with heat may damage
the items or be a FIRE HAZARD.
Be sure to take the rack
normal tumble drying.
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out for
End-of-cycle
signal
The dryer WIII beep 5 times to let
you know when the cycle is finished
It will also beep afier each FINISH
GUARD tumbling.
The signal is helpful when you are
drying permanent
press, synthetics
and other items that should be taken
out as soon as the dryer stops.
The signal can’t be turned off and
it IS not adjustable.
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.
DO NOT run the dryer with
the lint screen loose,
damaged
or missing.
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Doing so can cause overheating,
can damage
fabrics and
can be a FIRE HAZARD.
blocked
by lint can
ROLL the lint off the screen
with your fingers.
DO NOT rinse or wash the screen.
Push the screen
place
firmly back
Into
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard. This lint
should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on
dryer usage.
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ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done only by a qualified
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
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electrical
power.
’ Avoid injury or damage
- do not
put hands inside cabinet.
. Make sure dryer is cool.
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&AS DRYERS
person.
1. Remove back panel (electric)
or
front panel (gas)
2. Avoid damaging
wires.thermostats, funnel or Igniter.
3. Remove lint from shaded area see art - with a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
4. Replace
panel; reconnect
and relevel dryer.
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Caring for your dryer
Remove sharp objects from clothing
before drying - pins, bucklesetc.
Close metal zippers.
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Never leave
your dryer.
Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft
cloth.Spills
allowed
to remain may
dull or damage
the finish.
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the dryer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc
Non-colorfast
items can stain the
drum. Wipe carefully
after drying to
make sure there is no dye to be
transferred
to items in the next load.
Some pretreatment
products
can
damage
dials, console and finish. Do
not use these products on or near
your dryer.
Vacation
wet or damp
laundry
care
Disconnect
power
supply cord.
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For gas dryers,
gas valve.
close
Clean
lint screen
in
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
I. Before calling
for assistance..
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
l Is power
supply cord plugged
in?
l Is door
closed tightly?
. Did you touch the lower half of a
FABRIC-TEMP Selector?
9 Are fuses blown or a circuit-breaker
tripped?
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
l The AIR setting
is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings are
without heat.
l Is gas turned
on? If not, move
POWER SWITCH to OFF. Turn on
gas.Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls
and start.
l An electric
dryer has two fuses, if
not CI circuit-breaker.
If one is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
l Is the lint screen
clean?
l See page
6 in your”Dryer
Guide:’
2. If you need assistance*.
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Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE? service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Michigan
Alaska & Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and tal k with one of our trarned Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct
you In how to obtain satrsfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
FSP IS o registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation
for
quality
parts Look for this
FSP
symbol of quality whenever
you need a replacement
part
R 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
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. 3. If you need service*.
r
w
..
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE’ Serv-
;;&$‘b:RPE”g
ice technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United Stales To locate
TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under
1. 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 Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
.If you must call or write, please provide model number, serial number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
IS needed
in order to better respond
to your request
for
assistance.
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Making your world a llttle easier
Part No. 691269 Rev. A
c 1984 Whirlpool Corporation
iallc Washers, Clothes Dryers. freezers. Retrtgeralor-Freezers.
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