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Whirlpool 8528324 Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1 ® 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 at Table of Contents...2 8528324...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY... 3 PARTS AND FEATURES ... 5 CHECKING YOUR VENT... 6 DRYER USE ... 7 Starting Your Dryer...7 Stopping and Restarting ...7 Loading Clothes ...8 Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips ...8 Cycle Descriptions ...8 Additional Features ...9 Drying Rack (optional purchase)...10 DRYER CARE ...
  • 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

    Control panel Model and serial number label Dryer drum Lint screen Exhaust grille Wide-opening door Control Panel NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your dryer. They are designed to show all of the models covered by this book. Your dryer may not include all features.
  • 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: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE 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: Additional Features

    When using DRYEL fabric care, select the DRYEL cycle setting and the DRYEL temperature setting. DRYEL fabric care, when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, has been tested and approved for use in full-size dryers built by Whirlpool Corporation. Damp Dry Select this setting to dry items to a damp level, or to dry items that do not require an entire drying cycle.
  • Page 10: Drying Rack (Optional Purchase)

    Drying Rack The drying rack is useful for machine drying items you would not necessarily want to tumble dry or that you would normally line dry (for example, tennis shoes, pillows, stuffed toys). If your model does not have a drying rack, you may purchase one.
  • Page 11: Cleaning The Dryer Interior

    Cleaning the Dryer Interior Explosion Hazard Use nonflammable cleaner. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. To clean dryer drum 1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very warm water. 2. Apply paste to a soft cloth. Apply a liquid, non-flammable household cleaner to the stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is removed.
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Clothes are not drying satisfactorily Check the following: Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Page 13 Loads are wrinkled Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle? Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that will tumble freely. Did the load overdry? Check the manufacturer’s care label. Match dryer setting to load type. See “Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips.” Odors Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?
  • Page 14: Assistance Or Service

    Whirlpool designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the 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 Notes...
  • Page 16: Warranty

    For one year 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 workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. Whirlpool Corporation will not pay for: 1.