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A Note to You.. ...................... 2
Dryer Safety ....................... 3-4
Parts and Features .............. .5
Operating Your Dryer.. ........ .6
Before starting your dryer .. .6
Starting your dryer .............. 6
Stopping/restarting
your dryer ............................ 6
Selecting the right cycle
and setting .......................... 7
Understanding the
End-of-Cycle signal.. ........... 8
Using the drying rack ........ 11
Caring for Your Dryer ... .12-l 5
Laundry lips.. ................. 16-l 9
Troubleshooting ............ .20-21
Requesting Assistance
or Service ............................. 22
Index ..................................... 23
Warranty .............................. 24
1-800-253-1301
Call our Conrumer Assistance Center
with questlonr or comments.
PART NO. 3401085
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
an Estate@ appliance.
Estate appliances give you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. To
ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It
contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and
safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration
Card provided with your appliance. This card helps us notify you about any new information
on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service on
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number label (see diagram on
page 5 for location of label).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address and telephone number.
Keep this
book
and the sales slip together
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
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for future
reference.
1-800-253-1301
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Dryer Safety
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This Quide contains safetv statements under
warning symbols. Please-pay special
attention to these symbols and tollow 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
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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 of life.
-Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
-WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
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Imt3ortant
Safetv
Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to
persons when using your dryer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
Read all instructions before using your
dryer.
*Dryer must be electrically grounded. See
the Installation Instructions.
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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.
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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.
@Store flammable solvents or fluids away
from your dryer.
*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.
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Understanding
your
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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Do not allow lint to buildup inside the
dryer or exhaust system. Cleaning should
be done periodically by a qualified
person.
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.
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.
Use only fabric softeners specifically
labeled as not being harmful to the dryer.
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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.
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Instructions
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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’
Cycle control knob
(may include
temperature
settings’)
Consumer Assistance
(Pm12)
Model and serial
Other
doors:
Full-width hamper door*
Side-swing door*
Other
features
not shown:
End-of-Cycle signal selector’ (p. 8)
Drying rack’ (p. 11)
Llnt signal* (p. 12)
Mini-hamper 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 16 for additional information on sorting, loading and drying most
types of washables.
Before
starting
your
Before using your dryer, wipe
the dryer drum with a damp
cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping.
Starting
your
dryer
Your dryer may have a Dryer
Buy Guide (usually located on
top of the dryer). Remove it
and place it with your Use and
Care Guide. The Buy Guide
provides you with more information
your dryer.
about
dryer
1. Load clothes into the dryer
and close the door.
3. If your dryer has a Temperature Selector, set it to the
desired setting (see page 9).
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2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob
to the desired cycle. Use the
Energy Preferred Automatic
Setting (*) to dry most loads
(see page 7).
4. Press the Start Button.
NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically
cycle ends.
Stopping/restarting
when a
your dryer
You can stop your dryer anytime during a
cycle.
NOTE: The Cycle Control Knob should point
to an OFF area when the dryer is not in use.
To stop the dryer, either:
To restart the dryer:
1. Close the door.
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Open the dryer door.
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2. Select a new cycle and temperature
desired).
3. Press the Start Button.
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Selecting
the right
cycle
The following pages describe the cycles on
your dryer. Refer to the charts on pages 9-l 0
for help in selecting drying cycles.
Drying
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guidelines
Always follow care label directions when
they are available.
To dry delicate fabrics, rubber, plastic, and
heat-sensitive fabrics, always use the
No Heat/Fluff or Air cycle (depending on
model), or dry these items on a line or rack
(see page 10).
The last few minutes of all cycles 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.
Overdrying can cause shrinkage, static
cling, and damage some fabrics.
Refer to pages 16-l 9 for information
about:
- sorting clothes for drying
- choosing load sizes
- drying tips
- using dryer fabric softeners
- saving energy
- drying special-care items.
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Cycle
descriptions
Automatic
Cycle(s)
Dry most loads using
the Energy Preferred
Automatic Setting k).
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 Cycle Control Knob automatically turns to an OFF area and tumbling
stops.
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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 dryer models offer high heat and low
heat Automatic cycles. Select the cycle to
match your load (see page 9).
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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items and
small loads that need
a short drying time.
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items and large loads that require a
long drying time.
NOTE: Some models offer high heat and low
heat Timed cycles (see page 9).
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No Heat/Fluff
Air Cycle
(on some
or
models)
Use the No Heat/Fluff or
Air cycle to fluff or air dry
bedding, plastic tablecloths,
foam pillows,
sneakers, etc. See the
Warning and the chart on
page 10 for more information
heated cycle.
about this un-
Wrinkle
Cycle
Free
(on some
models)
The Wrinkle Free 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.
If your model does not have a No Heat/
Fluff or Air cycle, line dry heat-sensitive items.
NOTE:
Damp
(on some
Dry Cycle
models)
Use the Damp Dry cycle
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.
Understanding
(on some
the End-of-Cycle
models)
The dryer sounds a signal to let you know
when the cycle is finished. The signal is
helpful when you are drying permanent
press, synthetics, and other items that
should be removed from the dryer as soon
as it stops.
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signal is
not adjustable.
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signal
can be turned On or Off by a selector. As
shown in the illustration, the End-of-Cycle
Signal On/Off Selector is part of the Start
Button. Turn the Start Button to On if you
desire a signal; turn the Start Button to Off
if you do not desire a signal.
signal
Drying
cycles
chart
Use the chart below to guide you when
making drying selections. The chart suggests heat settings and drying times for
various loads.
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Use an Automatic cycle to dry most loads.
Use a Timed cycle only if the recommended Automatic cycle is not available.
TYPE OF LOAD
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.
AUTOMATIC CYCLE*
(heat settings)
High
Low
TIMED CYCLE
(minutes)
High
Low
COlTONS AND LINENS
Extra Heavy
Bedspreads,
mattress pads, quilts
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70-80
J
50-60
J
40-50
Heavyweight
Towels, jeans, corduroys, work clothes
Mediumweight
Sheets, cotton underwear,
diapers
Lightweight
Batistes, organdies,
lingerie
20-30
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PERMANENT PRESS,
SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS
Heavyweight
Work clothes, jackets, raincoats
J
40-50
J
30-40
Mediumweight
Shirts, play clothes, sheets, slacks
Lightweight
Lingerie, blouses, dresses
J
20-30
KNITS
Heavyweight
Cottons, rayons, blends, T-shirts,
slacks, shirts
40-50
J
Mediumweight
Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.),
dress slacks, skirts, sweaters
J
30-40
J
20-30
J
15-20
Lightweight
Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.) and
blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses
DELICATES’*
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels),
gauze, lace, etc.
*Check mark / denotes recommended heat setting. Select the setting available on your dryer.
‘*No Heat/Fluff or Air cycle (if available), or line drying is also recommended for delicate fabrics.
(See page 10.)
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No Heat/Fluff
line drying
or Air cycle,
or
The chart below includes examples of items
that require drying without heat. Use the No
Heat/Fluff or Air cycle (if available on your
dryer model), or place the items on a line or
rack to air dry.
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Heat-sensitive fabrics should not be dried
in the dryer.
Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
Always follow care label directions when
they are available.
Fire Hazard
Do not dty heat-sensitive fabrics,
plastic, rubber, or some stuffed items
with heat. Use the No Heat/Fluff or Air
cycle, if available, or line dry 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 No
Heat/Fluff or 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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Shake and fluff pillows by hand several times during the No
Heat/Fluff or 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
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Place several bath towels in the dryer to act as a buffer, or
place shoes on a drying rack if your dryer has one.
Remove shoes from dryer while still damp.
Stretch shoes and allow to air dry.
NO HEAT/FLUFF
or AIR Cycle
(minutes)
20-30
20-30
20-30
40-50
1O-20
30-40
Using
the drying
(Available
as an accessory
rack
on some
The drying rack lets you dry 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 dryer.
models)
5. Select the Timed drying cycle (and
temperature if needed) or the No Heat/
Fluff or Air cycle (see pages 7-8).
6. Press the Start Button.
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2. Lower the front so the legs rest on the
dryer opening.
3. 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.
4. Close the door.
RACK DRY
Wool sweaters
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and settings for the different types of items
that might best be rack dried.
The rack must be removed for normal
tumbling.
Drying time will depend on how much
moisture the items hold. The foliowing
chart suggests drying times.
CYCLE
TEMPERATURE
Timed
LOW
Timed
LOW
No Heat/Fluff
or Air
None;
cycle is unheated.
TIME’
(minutes)
60
(Block to shape and lay flat on the rack)
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Cotton or polyester fiber filled)
Stuffed toys or pillows
(Foam rubber filled)
Sneakers or canvas shoes
60
90
30-40
‘Reset cycle as needed to complete drying.
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Caring for Your Dryer
Proper care of your dryer 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 drying
time.
To clean:
1. Open the lid and pull 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 dryer.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place
and close the lid.
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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.
Some towels made of synthetic fibers and
natural fibers (polyester and cotton blends)
may shed more lint than other towels,
causing your dryer’s lint screen to fill up
faster. Be sure to remove lint from the lint
screen before and after drying 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 drying efficiency. When
you hear the signal, stop the dryer and clean
the lint screen.
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NOTE: Clean your lint screen before each
load. Do not wait for the lint signal.
Cleaning
the dryer
interior
Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored
cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior.
If you want to remove stains from the dryer
drum, use powdered laundry detergent.
1. Make a paste with detergent and very
warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth
and scrub area until all
excess dye is removed.
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Turn off the electrical power before
cleaning the dryer interior.
Make sure the dryer is cool.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
Vacation
care
1. Unplug power supply cord or turn off
electrical power supply.
2. Clean lint screen.
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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,
please call our Consumer Assistance Center
toll-free at 1-800-253-l 301.
For all electric dryers, or gas dryers
which have a lower front access panel
NOTE: See page 15 if your dryer 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
front 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 dryer again, if
necessary.
lint
Electrical Shock Hazard
Unplug the power supply cord or turn
off the electrical power before removing dryer panels.
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Use care when handling.
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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 15, Step 7.)
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
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Heater Heat element
terminals
box
Electric 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
Remove screws
before opening top
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.)
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View A
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 14 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,
View B
page 14.
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).
For more information, call our
Consumer Assistance Center
toll-free, 24 hours a day.
I-800-253-1301
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Laundry
Tips
This section provides information on preparing clothes for drying, drying guidelines,
instructions for drying special-care items.
and
NOTES:
Refer to your washer Use and Care Guide for proper washing techniques
laundry tips.
See pages 3 and 4 of this book for Important Safety Information.
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Sorting
clothes
Separate dark from light
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colors; colorfast from noncolorfast.
Items properly
sorted for washing
are
usually properly sorted for
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drying.
Separate heavy fabrics (denim, towels)
from light fabrics (synthetics, permanent
press).
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Drying
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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 heatsensitive 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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. Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from
lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent press). When possible, turn lint takers
inside out.
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 causes uneven drying and 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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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 inside out.
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.
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 dryer. Do not add a
fabric softener sheet after the
cycle has started. Instant heat
can cause the fabric softener to
spot fabrics.
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Use an Automatic cycle to dry most loads.
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. Avoid overloading dryer, adding wet items
to a partly dried load, or opening the door
unnecessarily.
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another. A warm dryer shortens drying
time.
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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.
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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.
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DRYING INSTRUCTIONS
31ankets and
Machine drying knitted woolens is not recommended. Block to shape
when wet and allow to air dry. Line dry blankets in shade on a
breezy day over two lines. Pin edges together and straighten them.
When partly dry, turn the blanket over, repin and restraighten. When
dry, brush nap.
Noolens
1 Cotton, rayon,
synthetic blankets
) Electric blankets,
electric sheets,
woolen blankets,
washable woolen
garments
Dry as recommended
Curtains,
slipcovers
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.
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Draperies,
slipcovers
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.
Diapers, baby
clothes
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.
Elastic items
Remove from dryer while still slightly damp.
Flame-retardant
finishes
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.
Corduroy,
velveteen
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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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Nylon or
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 nonrusting
to finish drying. This will help eliminate wrinkles.
hanger
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 13.
Washable knits
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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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 22.
Common
laundry
problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Greasy spots
. Dryer fabric softener improperly used. See manufacturer’s
Lint
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Drying soiled items.
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Full lint screen. (See page 12.)
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Load not properly sorted.
Overdrying, especially
static electricity.
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Slow drying
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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Overdrying.
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Fabric type and quality inappropriate
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Dryer settings incorrect for fabric type.
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Manufacturer’s
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Full lint screen.
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Load too large and bulky to dry quickly.
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Dryer located in room with temperature
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Exhaust duct clogged, restricted, or too long.
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Drying soiled items.
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Dryer fabric softener improperly used. See manufacturer’s
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Dryer interior stained. (See page 13 for cleaning procedures.)
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Overdrying.
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Dryer fabric softener improperly used. See manufacturer’s
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Wrinkling
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synthetic fabrics that cause lint-attracting
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Shrinking
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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Overloading.
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Overdrying,
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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:
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Is the power cord plugged in?
Have you blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker?
For gas dryers, are the valves open on the dryer and the supply line?
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?
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Is exhaust duct or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint?
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?
If you still have problems, see “Requesting
Assistance
or Service” on page 22.
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Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check ‘Troubleshooting”
on pages 20-21. 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 our toll-free number. Dial
toll-free from anywhere in the
U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
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and talk with one of our trained Ea
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’
3. If you need FSP@ replacement parts . . .
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Estate@ appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build every
new Estate appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call our toll-free
number in Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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...
Contact the dealer from whom
you purchased the appliance or
the authorized servicer in your SERVICE
area. For help finding an authorized servicer in your area, call
our toll-free telephone number in Step 1.
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Please provide a detailed description of
the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This informatior
will help us respond properly to your
request.
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (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 Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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When asking for help or service:
with
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number.
Look for the word or phrase you want, and then look for the
PAGE
TOPIC
PAGE
TOPIC
NO HEAT/FLUFF
cycle.. ............................
8
AIR cycle ....................................................
8
AIR DRYING ............................................
10
LINE DRYING ..........................................
10
7
LINT
Accumulated .........................................
Removal ................................................
Signal ....................................................
14
12
12
16
LOAD
Size .......................................................
Sorting ...................................................
16
16
7-8
SAFETY ..................................................
3-4
AUTOMATIC
cycles ...................................
CARE/CLEANING
Dryer interior .........................................
Lint screen ............................................
Vacation ................................................
CHOOSING
LOAD SIZES.. ......................
CYCLES ..................................................
13
12
13
DAMP DRY cycle .......................................
8
DRYER
Fabric softeners ...................................
Features .................................................
Restarting.. .............................................
Safety ..................................................
Starting.. .................................................
Stopping .................................................
17
5
6
3-4
6
6
DRYING
Cycles chart.. ..........................................
Rack .....................................................
Special-care items ................................
Tips ......................................................
9
11
18
16
END-OF-CYCLE
signal ..............................
ENERGY
Preferred setting.. .................................
Saving ...................................................
8
SELECTING
CYCLESET-TING..
................ 7
SERVICE
.................................................
22
SORTING
LOAD ......................................
16
START BUTTON ........................................
TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
6
................ 6, 9
TIMED cycles .............................................
7
TROUBLESHOOTING
Dryer problems.. ....................................
Laundry problems .................................
21
20
WARRANTY
24
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WRINKLE FREE cycle ...............................
8
6-7
17
23
Estate@
Dryer Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRAm
(from date of purchase)
1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
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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 NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use your dryer.
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 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 also apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book and
then, if you need additional help, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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