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Checking Your Vent; Dryer Use; Starting Your Dryer - Whirlpool 3RLEC8600 Use & Care Manual


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Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve
maximum drying ef ciency and shorten drying times. Use the
minimum recommended installation clearances found in the
Installation Instructions. Refer to the Installation Instructions for
more information.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or re.
If the dryer is not properly installed and vented, it will not be
covered under the warranty. Proper venting of your dryer is
important for satisfactory drying results. See the Installation
Instructions for more detail.
IMPORTANT: The dryer exhaust must not be connected into
any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, attic, crawlspace, or a
concealed space of a building.
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting will be paid
for by the customer, whether it was a paid installation or self-
1. Do not use plastic vent or metal foil vent. Use 102 mm (4")
metal or exible metal vent. Do not kink or crush exible
metal vent. It must be completely extended to allow adequate
exhaust air to ow. Check vent after installation. Refer to the
Installation Instructions for proper length requirements of
2. Use a 102 mm (4") exhaust hood.
3. Use the straightest path possible when routing the vent.
4. Exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with screws
or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the
duct and catch lint. Do not use duct tape.
5. Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, but at
least every 2 years, or when installing your dryer in a new
location. When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the
Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for nal
product check.
102 mm


Starting Your Dryer

Explosion Hazard
Keep ammable materials and vapors, such as petrol,
away from dryer.
Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
ammable on it (even after washing).
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or re.
Fire Hazard
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or re.
This booklet covers several different models. Your dryer may not
have all of the cycles and features described.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Clean lint screen before each load. See "Cleaning the Lint
2. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
Maximum clothing load (cotton fabrics) is 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs).


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