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Whirlpool 8565592B Use And Care Manual

240-volt electric dryer
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Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance,
parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301.
or visit our website
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  • Page 1 ® 240-VOLT ELECTRIC DRYER 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 8565592B...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DRYER SAFETY...3 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ...4 Tools and Parts ...4 Options ...4 Location Requirements ...4 Electrical Requirements ...6 Venting Requirements...7 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...8 Electrical Connection ...8 Plan Vent System ...11 Install Vent System...12 Connect Vent...12 Level Dryer ...13 Complete Installation ...13 TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER USE ...14 Starting Your Dryer...14...
  • 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: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Tools and Parts Tools needed Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. Flat-blade screwdriver Caulking gun and compound (for installing Adjustable wrench new exhaust vent) T20 TORX ®†...
  • Page 5 Installation Clearances The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully. Dryer Dimensions 39" 23 ¼" (99.1 cm) (60.3 cm) 23 " (59.37 cm) *Most installations require a minimum 5½" (14.0 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbows. See “Venting Requirements.”...
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    It is your responsibility To contact a qualified electrical installer. To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996 and all mobile home installations.
  • Page 7: Venting Requirements

    WARNING 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 fire. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Power Supply Cord WARNING Fire Hazard Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.
  • Page 9 6. Replace strain relief (with power cord inserted) back into the terminal block cover. Do not tighten strain relief nut. A. Terminal block cover B. Strain relief C. Strain relief nut D. Power cord 7. Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection: 4-wire (recommended) 3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)
  • Page 10 When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. See example below. 1. Locate the neutral ground wire inside the dryer cabinet, behind the external ground conductor screw.
  • Page 11: Plan Vent System

    1. Loosen or remove center terminal block screw. 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. A.
  • Page 12: Install Vent System

    Determine vent path Select the route that will provide the straightest and most direct path outdoors. Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and turns. When using elbows or making turns, allow as much room as possible. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking.
  • Page 13: Level Dryer

    Level Dryer Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back. If the dryer is not level, prop up the dryer using a wood block. Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for levelness.
  • Page 14: Dryer Use

    WARNING 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. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
  • Page 15: Controls

    Controls The control panel is simple to understand and easy to operate. The illustrations below define the knobs and buttons, and the paragraphs define the purpose of each. Power This button switches the power to the machine on and off. The indicator light will glow to indicate the power is on.
  • Page 16: Dryer Care

    See following table for recommended cycles and temperature settings. Fabric Type Cycle REGULAR Heavy cottons and denims More Dry Cottons and linens Normal SYNTHETICS White and colorfast Normal permanent press White and colorfast items Less Dry that require ironing Polyester/acrylic blends, Damp Dry rayon, acetate Washable silk and nylon...
  • Page 17: Cleaning The Dryer Interior

    IMPORTANT: Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged, blocked or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics. As needed cleaning Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the lint screen.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Dryer Operation Dryer will not run Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped.
  • Page 19: Assistance Or Service

    To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center...
  • Page 20: Warranty

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.

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