Using Your Dryer; Starting Your Dryer; Stopping And Restarting - Whirlpool 8314841B Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool electric and gas dryers use & care guide
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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.
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 or by using an Air Cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or fire.

Starting Your Dryer

Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping. The following steps
provide an overview for operating your dryer. Specific directions
for each step are provided in the following sections.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for
the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred
Automatic Setting (
) to dry most loads. See "Drying, Cycle
and Temperature Tips."
3. Select a Temperature setting. See "Temperature Settings."
4. (OPTIONAL STEP) Set the WRINKLE SHIELD™ Plus selector
to the desired setting. See "Additional Features."
5. (OPTIONAL STEP) Set the End of Cycle Signal to the desired
setting. The signal is helpful when drying permanent press or
synthetics. Promptly remove these items from the dryer at the
end of the cycle to prevent wrinkles.
6. Push the START button.

Stopping and Restarting

You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Push START.


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