AUTOMATIC DRYERS Electric Model LE9800XS and Gas Model LG9801XS MlCrOwave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room Au Condrtloners Dehumrdclcers Aufomat~c Washers Clothes Dryers Freezers. Retr~gerator~~ Parts and features POWER ON/OFF CONTROLS \ LAUNDRY INFORMATION CENTER SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC TOUCH CONTROL / / NUMBER PLATE DRYER DRUM ELECTRONIC 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. - 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. Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your “Dryer Guide:’ sales slip and warranty. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card furnished with this product. Contents Number Serial Number Purchase Date Service Company Telephone Number Page PARTS AND FEATURES ......... IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. ............... OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .... Selecting a Cycle and Starting Your Dryer ........ Options ..................... Gentle Heat ................. Cool Down Times ........... Electronic DRY-MISERR Control ................... DRYING TIPS .................. Drying Times ................ Mixed Loads ................ 2 Model Page 2 3 4 4 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 01987 Whirlpool End-Of-Cycle Signal ........ Lint Signal .................. Using the Drying Rack ...... LINTSCREEN .................. LINT REMOVAL. ................ CARING FOR YOUR DRYER. .... Cleaning Dryer Interior. ..... Vacation Care .............. Changing the Drum Light ... IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE .................. WHIRLPOOL DRYER WARRANTY ................... Corporation 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 16 Additional Safety Instructions and Your Responsibilities NEVER operate the dryer if... l it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot]. l it is damaged, l parts are missing [i.e. door latch). l all panels are not in place. . the lint screen is loose, damaged or missina. FOR Y~R~ETY If you smell gas: 1. Open windows. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches. 3. Fatzeguish any open . 4. Immediately call your gas supplier. FOR YOUR SAFETY I Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the ’ vicinity of this or any other appliance. ALWAYS shut off the gas valve ing on vacation. before leav- ALWAYS unplug Ihe power supply cord or turn off electrical power before atempting to service the dryer. Shut off GAS VALVE if yours is a gas dryer. You are personally responsible for making sure that your dryer... l is properly maintained l is properly installed and leveled in a well ventilated room* on a floor that can support the weight. l is located in an area where the temperature is above 45’F (7.2’C). l is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.’ l is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems.* l is not installed against drapes or curtains.’ l is used only for jobs normally expected of home clothes dryers. l is not used by children or anyone unable to operate it properly. *See “Installation plete Intormation. Instructions” for com- 3 Operating instructions 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. 1 . Touch l l POWER “ON” Touch the POWER “ON” pad. The dryer will power up, but the drum will not start turning. The Fabric Selection lights will scan and the Finish Guard and Cycle Signal lights will come on. The dryer will continue to scan the Fabric Selection lights until a selection has been made. If a selection has not been made wlthin 15 minutes, the dryer will automatically shut off. Proper and Improper Selections l l If a selection has not been accepted, the indicator light will not stay on and 3 beeps will sound. If a selection has been accepted, the indicator light will stay on and 1 beep will sound. 2 l l n Touch a FABRIC SELECTION Touch a FABRIC SELECTION that matches the load type you want to dry. The light will stay on in the selection you choose. See page 7 for suggested Fabric Selections. If FINISH GUARD” and/or CYCLE SIGNAL options are not wanted, touch the desired pad(s) to cancel the options. The lights will go off. NOTE: The AIR FLUFF selection automatically provides 20 minutes of timed drying without heat. If more or less time is wanted, touch the corresponding TIMED DRY pad. An Electronic DRY-MISER@ selection cannot be used with AIR FLUFF. 3 n Touch an Electronic DRY-MISER” Control or - TIMED DRY Selection. Electronic DRY-MISER@ Control Touch the Electronic DRY-MISER Control that describes the dryness YOU want for the load. tronic DRY-MISER Contrcbl, the Time Display will show “AU: After a period of tumbling, the dryer will be able to calculate the remaining time needed to dry the load. The time on the display will count down until the cycle ends. l TIMED DRY l A sensor on the back of the dryer drum senses the moisture in the load. When the selected dryness has been reached, the dryer automatically shuts off. If dryness is not what you expected, use the following as a guide: l For the first few loads, use REG DRY When finished, check the load for desired dryness. l If the load is not dry enough, use MORE DRY or VERY DRY the next time. l If the load is too dry, use LESS DRY the next time. l If you plan to iron the clothes after drying, use DAMP DRY l l Touch a TIMED DRY selection for any load you want to dry by time. The Time Display will automatically show 30 minutes. If more time is wanted, touch A MORE up to 99 minutes. If less time is wanted, touch v LESS, The TIMED DRY selection is good for very small loads or large bulky items. IMPORTANT: If the load you have finished drying is not dry enough... 1. Touch POWER “OFF,“then touch POWER “ON!’ 2. Touch a FABRIC SELECTION tor the load type. 3. Set TIMED DRY FOR 20 minutes. Remember to select a different dryness setting for the next similar load. 5 Options CYCLE SIGNAL Control TUMBLE PRESS@Control This setting is useful for removing wrinkles from items which have been packed in suitcases or closets. Touching the TUMBLE PRESS Control automatically gives you 15 minutes of tumbling at the medium fabric temperature and 5 more minutes of cool-down without heat. The Time Display will automatically show 20 minutes. For best results, TUMBLE PRESSonly a few items at a time. Put them on hangers or fold them as soon as the dryer stops. Illi These signals tell you the dryer cycle is finished and the load can be removed. l The light will stay on when the Cycle Signal is ON. l The signal loudness is !ICJ adjustable. To cancel l FINISH GUARD@Control The FINISH GUARD Control tumbles the load, without heat, every 5 minutes to prevent wrinkles that set in when the load remains in the dryer. It continues up to 2Y2 hours or until the door is opened to remove the clothes. l The FINISH GUARD light will stay on as long as the dryer is running. Remember that FINISH GUARD is selected automatically every time you use the dryer. . If the door is opened or FINISH GUARD is cancelled during the FINISH GUARD cycle, the dryer will shut off. To cancel FINISH GUARD: Touch FINISH GUARD Control any time during the cycle. The light will go off showing that the option has been cancelled. l 6 The dryer will automatically beep 5 times at the end of a cycle. The dryer will also beep every 5 minutes when tumbling in FlNlSH GUARD. CYCLE SIGNAL: Touch CYCLE SIGNAL Control any time during the cycle. The light will go off showing that the option has been cancelled. The signal is helpful when drying permanent press, synthetics and other items that should be taken out as soon as the dryer stops. HOLD/RESTART Control The HOLD/RESTART Control allows you to stop the dryer, to check the load, clean the lint screen, or to provide additional cvcle selection time: I. Touch HOLD/RESTART. 2. The dryer will remember where it was in the cycle for up to 15 minutes. 3. Touch HOLD/RESTART to restart the dryer. If the dryer Is not restarted within 15 minutes, It will automatlcally shut Off. This chart suggests fabric loads and fabric selections. SUGGESTED FABRIC SELECTION TYPE OF LOAD COTTON - 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. REG HEAVY PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS - Work clothes, jackets, raincoats. MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS -Shirts, play clothes, sheets, slacks. LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie, blouses, dresses. PERM’T PRESS KNITS HEAVYWEIGHT - Cottons, rayons, blends, T-shirts, slacks, shirts. LIGHTWEIGHT - Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses, lace, etc. KNITS GENTLE LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels), gauze, lace, etc. KNITS GENTLE RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS FOAM RUBBER- Pillows, bras, stuffed toys. PLASTIC - Shower curtains, tablecloths. RUBBER-BACKED RUGS, OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON. AIR FLUFF Gentle Heat Cool down times The dryer automatically reduces the heat settings in REG HEAVY and PERMIT PRESScycles. During the last few minutes of each of these cycles the dryer temperature immediately reduces to a lower heat setting. COOL DOWN takes over automatically atter GENTLE HEAT is finished. This helps prevent overdrying. In all cycles, the before the dryer cool down time l keep wrinkles l make handling easier. heat shuts off stops tumbling. This helps: from setting in. the hot load items Electronic DRY-MISER” Control An electronic sensor determines the amount of moisture in the clothes and automatically shuts off when the proper dryness is reached. 7 Drying tips Drying times Mixed loads Drying times will vary depending on: amount of moisture in the clothes, l type 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. l dryer temperature selection. See your “Dryer Guide” for more information. l When drying a load with different kinds and weights of fabrics, use the setting suggested for the lightest fabrics. I 1 End-of-cycle signal ‘/ P3 ’ ,\’ m & w The dryer will beep 8 times to let you know when the cycle is finished. It will also beep after each FINISH GUARD tumbling. The signal can be turned off, but the volume is not adjustable. 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. a Lint signal Clean lint screen before each load. If you neglect to clean your lint screen, the signal will sound. The (whistle tone] signal lets you know the air flow is being restricted. Restricted air flow reduces drying efficiency. Turn off the dryer and clean the lint screen as shown on page 10. Using the drying rack The drying rack lets you dry items that you may not want to tumble; for example, sneakers, stuffed toys, knitted wool, etc. The rack does not move, but the drum turns. Make sure nothing hangs over the edges of the rack. 1. Fit rear legs of the rack into indentations in back wall of dryer. 3. Put wet items on top rack. leave space between them so 2. Lower the front so legs rest on opening. Control selection. Control selection Drying time will depend chart suggests temperature be rack dried. To rack on how much moisture the items hold. The following settings for different kinds of items that might best USE FABRIC SELECTION dry... Wool sweaters (Block to shape and lay flat on the rack.) KNITS GENTLE Stuffed toys or pillows (Cotton or polyester fiber filled.) ZK Stuffed toys or pillows* (Foam rubber filled] AIR FLUFF Sneakers AIR FLUFF or canvas B#e sure to take shoes’ the rack out for 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 often, depending on dryer usage. ELECTRIC DRYERS GAS DRYERS Cleaning should be done only by a qualified person. Caring for your drye Remove loose and sharp objects from pockets and cuffs before drying pins, buckles, etc. Close metal zlppers. - Some pretreatment products can damage dials, consoles and finish. Do not use these products on or near your dryer. Cleaning &yerinteri& Wipe off all spills with a damp, soft cloth. Spills allowed to remain may dull or damage the finish. 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. 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. 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. l For gas dryers, close gas valve. 0 Clean lint screen. l 1 Changing the drum light 1. Open the dryer door and remove light bulb cover by turning it clockwise. 2. Remove the light bulb by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Replace the bulb only with a 40-watt appliance bulb from most hardware, grocery or variety stores. 4. Replace the light bulb cover and lock it in place by turning counterclockwise. CAUTION: The bulb cover must be securely in place during dryer operatlon to prevent overheating and possible damage to fabrics. Operating the dryer with the bulb cover removed can cause the dryer to fall or create a FIRE HAZARD. 12 If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: 1. Before calling assistance... for Is gas turned on? If not, touch POWER “OFF” Pad. Turn on gas. Wait 5 minutes. Reset controls to start. l An electric dryer uses a circuit breaker or 2 fuses. If one fuse is blown, the dryer may run, but not heat. IF DRYING TIME SEEMS LONG: l Performance from little things yourself without IF YOUR DRYER l l l l problems often result you can find and fix tools of any kind. DOES NOT RUN: Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? Is the door closed tightly? Did you touch the POWER “ON” Pad? Did you touch a FABRIC SELECTION? * Is the lint screen clean? See page 10 of this book for cleaning instructions. l See page 8 of this book and your “Dryer Guide:’ time time NOTE: If the Time Display shows “El” or “E2:I call your local Tech-Care@ Service Company for service. Have you checked your homes main fuses or circuit breaker box? IF YOUR DRYER DOES NOT HEAT: l The AIR setting is without heat. l The last minutes of heat settings are without heat. l 2. If you need assistance?.. Call Whlrlpool COOL-LINE’R service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-253-1301 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. 4. 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 US-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 5. 3. If you need service?.. ice technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance felephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: 14 If YOUhave a prkblem?.. 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 partfor 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. *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. Notes wHIRLPooL” AUTOMATIC DRYER W-T-Y DROOZ LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP@replacement parts and repair laborto correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE@ service comroanv. LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP replacement parts for electronic control system if defective in materials workmanship WHIRLPOOL 01 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. E. Any labor costs during limited warranty. 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 youThis 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. Part No. 3388802 01987 Aulomallc Whirlpool Washers Clothes Rev A Corporation Dryers Freezers Printed in U.S.A. Relrigerator~freezers Ice Makers. Lhshwashers. BunIt-In Ovens and Surface Units. Ranges.