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Whirlpool 8314840B Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1 ELECTRONIC ELECTRIC AND GAS DRYERS Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301 or visit our website Table of Contents...2 8314840B...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY... 3 PARTS AND FEATURES ... 5 CHECKING YOUR VENT... 6 USING YOUR DRYER... 7 Starting Your Dryer...7 Stopping, Pausing and Restarting ...7 Loading Clothes ...8 Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips ...8 CYCLE DESCRIPTIONS... 8 Automatic Cycle(s) ...8 Timed Cycles...9 Favorite Cycle...9 Air Only Setting ...10...
  • Page 3: Dryer Safety

    Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: 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. Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES Control panel Model and serial number label Dryer drum Lint screen Exhaust grill Wide-opening door Additional features your dryer has: End of Cycle Signal selector ™ WRINKLE SHIELD selector ™ SENSEON electronic sensor Drying rack Drum light...
  • 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 your Installation Instructions) to avoid blocking the flow of combustion and ventilation air. Refer to your Installation Instructions for more information.
  • Page 7: Using Your Dryer

    USING YOUR DRYER Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire. Fire Hazard No washer can completely remove oil.
  • Page 8: Loading Clothes

    Loading Clothes Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows examples of balanced loads that would allow for proper tumbling. Heavy work 3 pair of pants, 4 pair of jeans, 2 pair of clothes overalls, 3 shirts Delicates...
  • Page 9: Timed Cycles

    Heavy Duty with the SENSEON™ Drying System Select this cycle to thoroughly dry heavyweight items such as, jeans, corduroys or work clothes. The temperature is automatically set at High. Normal with the SENSEON™ Drying System Select this cycle to evenly dry sturdy casual clothes such as, khakis and cotton jerseys.
  • Page 10: Air Only Setting

    Air Only Setting Use the Air Only setting for items that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic and heat sensitive fabrics. Press the Timed Dry cycle and select Air Only on the temperature selector. This chart shows examples of items that can be dried using the Air Only setting.
  • Page 11: Caring For Your Dryer

    This chart shows examples of items that can be rack dried. After selecting the Rack Dry cycle, select the temperature setting and drying time across from each item. Rack Dry Wool Sweaters Block to shape and lay flat on the rack Stuffed toys or pillows Cotton or polyester fiber filled Stuffed toys or pillows...
  • Page 12: Changing The Drum Light

    Changing the Drum Light If your dryer has a drum light, the dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when you open the door. To change the drum light 1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power. 2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back wall of the dryer.
  • Page 13 Dryer will not run Check the following: Is the power cord plugged in? Has a fuse blown, or has circuit breaker tripped? Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse. Is the dryer door firmly closed? Was the START pad firmly pressed? Is a cycle selected? Unusual sounds Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
  • Page 14: Assistance Or Service

    United States. To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance...
  • Page 15: Dryer Warranty

    Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. For five years from the date of purchase, when this dryer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP materials or workmanship.