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LAUNDRY INFORMATION CENTER
SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC
TOUCH CONTROL
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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.
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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
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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 ................
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Model
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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
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Additional
Safety Instructions and Your Responsibilities
NEVER operate the dryer if...
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it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot].
l it is damaged,
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parts are missing [i.e. door latch).
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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...
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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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is used 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 Intormation.
Instructions”
for com-
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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TIMED DRY
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
setting suggested
for the lightest
fabrics.
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End-of-cycle signal
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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Performance
from little things
yourself without
IF YOUR DRYER
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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.
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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:
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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.
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