Whirlpool 3RLEC8600 Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
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3RLER5437, 3RLGR5437,
3RLEC8646, 3RLEQ8000,
3RLEC8600, 3RLEQ8033



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  • Page 1 ® ELECTRIC AND GAS DRYERS Use & Care Guide Table of Contents ... 2 Models 3RLER5437, 3RLGR5437, 3RLEC8646, 3RLEQ8000, 3RLEC8600, 3RLEQ8033 8543156...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DRYER SAFETY...2 DRYER DISPOSAL ...4 PARTS AND FEATURES...5 CHECKING YOUR VENT ...6 DRYER USE ...6 Starting Your Dryer ...6 Stopping and Restarting ...7 Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips ...7 Cycle Descriptions ...7 Additional Features ...8 Drying Rack (optional) ...8 Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the dryer. Gas dryers should only be installed in a room if the room meets the appropriate ventilation requirements specified in the national installation regulations.
  • Page 4: Dryer Disposal

    DRYER DISPOSAL This appliance is marked according to the European directive 2002/ 96/ EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    A. Control panel B. Model and serial number label C. Dryer drum D. Lint screen E. Wide-opening door Control Panel PARTS AND FEATURES Additional features your dryer may have Super wide-swing door End of Cycle Signal selector Wrinkle Guard selector Automatic Dry sensor Optional purchase Drying rack...
  • Page 6: Checking Your Vent

    CHECKING YOUR VENT Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve maximum drying efficiency and shorten drying times. Use the minimum recommended installation clearances found in the Installation Instructions. Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information. WARNING Fire Hazard Use a heavy metal vent.
  • Page 7: Stopping And Restarting

    3. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. See “Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips.” 4. Select a temperature setting on models with a temperature selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting suggestions.
  • Page 8: Additional Features

    Air Fluff or Air Dry cycles Use the Air Fluff or Air Dry cycle for items that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic, or heat-sensitive fabrics. Set the Cycle Control knob to Air Fluff or Air Dry. This chart shows examples of items that can be dried using the Air Fluff or Air Dry cycle.
  • Page 9: Dryer Care

    Cleaning should be done by a qualified person. From Inside the Exhaust Vent Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. If you have any questions or comments, please call a designated Whirlpool service company.
  • Page 10: Regular Servicing

    Regular Servicing To keep your dryer operating at highest efficiency, regular servicing by a designated Whirlpool service technician is recommended. For normal use, this servicing should be at 12 monthly intervals. For heavy-duty usage, this interval should be reduced accordingly.
  • Page 11 Is it a gas dryer? The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound. Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side? The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the Installation Instructions.
  • Page 12: Assistance Or Service

    If your problem is not due to any of the items listed in the “Troubleshooting” section, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the dryer, or a designated Whirlpool service company. When calling, please know the purchase date, and the complete model and serial number of your appliance.

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