Whirlpool LE5650XKW0 Operating instructions

Whirlpool LE5650XKW0 Operating instructions
AUTOMATIC
DRYERS
Electric Model
LE5650XK
and
Gas Model
LG5651XK
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Parts and features
CYCLE CONTROL
KNOB
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NUMBER PLATE
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
When you need service or call wrth a
question, have this Information
ready
1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers
(from the plate located
as shown]
2. Purchase date from sales slip
Copy this information
in these spaces
Keep this book, your warranty, sales slip
and “Dryer Guide” in the Laundry
Information Center on the back of the dryer
console
There IS no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
Contents
here
Complete
Model
Complele
Serlol
Purchase
Number
Number
Date
Serwce Company
and
Telephone
Number
Proof-of-purchase
is all
Page
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
SELECTING A CYCLE AND
STARTING YOUR DRYER
OPERATING INSTRUCTtONS
Dryer Cycles and Settings
Cool Down Times
DRYING TIPS
FLUFFAIR Setting
TUMBLE PRESS Setting
Mixed Loads
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label 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.
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01984 Whirlpool
Drying Times
LINT SCREEN
LINT REMOVAL
CARING FOR YOUR DRYER
Vacation Care
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
Corporation
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Your
Responsibilities
You are personally
responsible
making sure that your dryer...
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IS located
rn an area where the temperature
is above 45 F (7.2 C).
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is connected
to the right kind of outlet, electric
supply and groundrng’
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connected
to fuel and
exhaust systems.’
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IS used only for jobs normally
expected
of home clothes dryers.
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IS not run where there may be explosive fumes.
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is not used by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the “Installation
Instructions”
for
complete
information.
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Dryer Guide” carefully
for
important
use and safety informatron
for
is installed
by a qualified
rnstaller
is properly
maintained
is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
is properly
installed
and leveled
in
a well ventrlated
room* on a floor
that can support the weight.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
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IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. OPEN WINDOWS.
2. DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
3. EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN
FLAME.
4. IMMEDIATELY
CALL
GAS SUPPLIER.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
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DO NOT STORE OR USE
GASOLINE OR OTHtR
FLAMMABLE
VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE.
Selecting a cycle
and starting
your dryer
Before starting your dryer, be
sure laundry is sorted and loaded
properly
(see your”Dryer
Guide”).
Be sure the door is tightly closed.
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
SUGGESTED SUGGESTED
TEMPERATURE
CYCLE
EX HEAVY
HEAVY
MED
LIGHT
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS
AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS -Work clothes,
jackets’raincoats
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS - Shirts, play
clothes, sheets, slacks
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERMIT PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons,
blend&T-shirts,
slacks, shirts
LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie,
blouses, dresses
PERM’T PRESS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
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Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze, lace, etc.
40-50
MINS.
30-40
MINS.
20-30
MINS.
40-50
MINS.
30-40
MINS.
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PERM’T
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
PERMIT PRESS
HEAVY HIGH
KNITS GENTLE
LOW
PERM’T PRESS KNITS GENTLE
20-30 MINS.
LOW
15-20 MINS.
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE
PERMIT PRESS
FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER - Pillows, bras,
stuffed toys ..,
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20-30 MINS.
PLASTIC - Shower curtains,
tablecloths
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_. 40-50 MINS.
RUBBER-BACKED RUGS
15-20 MINS.
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
Drying these and other heat-sensitive
materials
can damage
them or be a
FIRE HAZARD.
PERMIT
PRESS
HEAVY
HIGH
FLUFF
AIR
Select a
1. Cl’CLE
2.
Set TEMPERATLIRE
SELECTOR
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Turn the Control Knob either way to
point to the cycle and setting you
want See page 6 for InformatIon
on
the cycles
3.
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The dryer will start tumbling
you push the START Button
Changing
to the
To stop and restart
the dryer
Push the
ST,ART Hutton
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Turn the Temperature
Selector
needed
drying temperature
when
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.
a setting
The setting can be changed
at any
time by turning the Control Knob to a
new setting
The Cycle
Control
Knob should
point to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
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Operating
instructions
Dryer cycles and settings
Cool down times
In all cycles, the heat shuts off
before the dryer stops tumbling.
Thus
cool down time helps:
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wrinkles from setting in
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handling
the hot load items
easier.
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle helps
provide the special care that permanent press and synthetic fabrics
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period of heated drying
followed
by a 10 minute cool down.
The chart on page 4 suggests time
and temperature
settings for different
kinds of loads.
The EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDIUM and
LIGHT cycles descrrbe
the loads
they are designed
to dry. The chart
on page 4 tells what IS meant by
EX HEAVY, HEAVY, MEDfUM and LIGHT
loads
At each settrng. the dryer will run
about long enough to dry the load
described
by the setting. Example
The HEAVY Cycle is designed
to be
long enough to dry a load of heavy
fabrics [towels, jeans, corduroys,
etc )
when the Temperature
Selector is set
on PERM’T PRESS, HEAVY HIGH.
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MORE TIME
HEAVY
LESS TIME +
MED
If the load IS not as dry as you want,
set the dial more to the leftthe next
time you dry that kind of load.
If the load IS dryer than you Want,
set the dial more to the right the next
time you dry that kind of load.
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The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle has
10 minutes of cool down time at the
end of the cycle.
All other cycles have 5 minutes of
cool down time
Drying
tips
The dryer does not heat when the
Temperature
Selector is set on FLUFF
AIR. Thus setting can be used to fluff
bedding,
plastic tablecloths,
foam
rubber pillows, stuffed toys, sneakers
etc
1. Set Temperature
Selector on FLUFF
AIR.
2. Turn Control Knob to the number of
minutes you want in the PERMANENT
PRESSCycle.
3. Push START Button
Mixed loads
TUMBLE
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing such as
items that may have been packed
In a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
1. Set Temperature
Selector on PERM’T
PRESS/HEAVY HIGH.
2. Set Control Knob on TUMBLE PRESS.
3. Push START Button.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 5 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 10 more minutes.
for best resultsTUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or fold them as soon as the
dryer stops.
Drying
When dryrng a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest
fabrrcs When the dryer stops, remove
dry items and reset the control
PRESS” Setting
times
Drying times will vary depending
on
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amount of moisture in the clothes.
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and weight of the fa brie
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size of the load.
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room temperature
around the
dryer.
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temperature
of the wash rinse
water.
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amount of lint in the lint screen.
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dryertemperature
selection.
See page 6 in your”Dryer
Guide”
for more information.
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Lint screen
Clean
Increase
the lint screen before each 1oad.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 otten, depending
on
dryer usage.
Thermostats
ELECTRIC DRYERS
Cleaning
should
be done only by a qualified
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard
unplug
power
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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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” GAS 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 sof-f brush or
vacuum cleaner
4. Replace
panel; reconnect
and relevel dryer.
Caring for your dryer
Remove sharp objects
from clothing
before drying - pins, buckles, etc.
Close metal zippers.
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
di als, console
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, close
gas valve.
Clean
lint screen.
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
I, Before calling
assistance..
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for
4h
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT:
The AIR setting is wlthout heat.
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The last minutes of heat settings
without heat.
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Performance
problems
often result from llttle things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind
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DRYER DOES NOT RUN:
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Is power supply cord plugged
Is door closed tightly?
Did YOU push START Button?
9 Are fuses blown
tripped?
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. Is gas turned on? If not, turn Control
Knob to OFF Turn on gas. Wait 5
minutes Reset controls and start
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An electric
dryer uses a circuit
breaker or 2 fuses. If one fuse is
blown, the dryer may run, but not
heat.
DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG:
In?
or a circuit-breaker
are
Is the lint screen clean?
. See page 6 in your”Dryer
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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 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
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need
service*...
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE* Serv-
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ice technicians
are trained to fulfill
the produc? warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. 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 l’ou
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 inIS needed
in order to betformatlon
ter respond
to your request
for
assistance.
FSP IS o registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporairon
for
quality parts Look for thus
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symbol of qualrty whenever
you need CI replacement
part
R for your WhIrlpool
appliance
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parts
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made to the same exacting
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