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Whirlpool DRYERS Use & Care Manual

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A Note To You
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Understanding
Safety
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Knowin
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Laundry Tips
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If Y?u Need
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Warranty
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1-800-253-1301
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AUTOMATIC
DRYERS

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  • Page 1 A Note To You Understanding Safety Knowin Dry&s g!tpng G&g Laundry Tips If Y?u Need EZZ r Warranty Call us with questiom or comments. AUTOMATIC DRYERS Your eatures Your For Your 1-800-253-1301...
  • Page 2 Consumer Assistance Center. Dryers wlth: Cycle control knob with 3 temperature settings ......12 Cycle control knob and a temperature selector (2 settings) .
  • Page 3 Understanding For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion -Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. -WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS: Do not try to light any appliance.
  • Page 4 -is connected to the proper outlet and electrical supply.’ -is properly connected to fuel and exhaust systems (gas dryers must be vented outdoors).* -is not installed against draperies or curtains, or on carpet.* -is located in an area where the tempera- ture is above 45°F (7°C).
  • Page 5 Knowing Features The parts and features of your dryer are illustrated below. Become familiar with all parts and features before using your dryer. NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your dryer model. They are designed to show the different features of all models covered by this book.
  • Page 6 Operating In This Section Before starting your dryer ......6 Starting or stopping your dryer .
  • Page 7 Selecting a cycle You will find information you need to make correct cycle, time, and temperature decisions in this section. Pages 7 to 11: Use these pages to find additional information about drying cycles that may be on your model. Pages 12 to 16: Find the page that has a control panel similar to yours.
  • Page 8 Using the automatic cycles Your DRY-MISER@ control senses the dryness of the load and automatically shuts off when the selected dryness is reached, For the first few loads: 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob to point to the center mark in your automatic cycle. 2.
  • Page 9 Using the Air cycle (no heat) Fke Hazard Do not dry plastic or rubber items with heat. Use the Air cycle, or line dry. Failure to do so could result in fire or damaged items. The dryer does not heat when the Cycle Control Knob is set in the Air cycle.
  • Page 10 Using the TUMBLE PRESW’ (on some models) This cycle removes wrinkles from clothing that has been packed in a suitcase or closet, and from items not removed from the dryer at the end of a cycle. 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on TUMBLE PRESS.
  • Page 11 Using end of cycle signal FINISH GUARD’ cycle (on some models) If your model has an End of Cycle signal and FINISH GUARD cycle selector, these features may be turned on or off. Follow these instructions: NOTE: The FINISH GUARD cycle operates at the end of your automatk cycle unless you have turned it off.
  • Page 12 Cycle control knob with Cycle control knob If your dryer has a Cycle Control Knob with 3 temperature settings (air, low, high), refer to the chart below and the chart on page 9 for cycle information. Loads tumble without heat during the last few minutes of all heated cycles.
  • Page 13 Cycle control knob and a temperature Cycle cohd knob If your dryer has a Temperature Selector with 2 temperature settings (low, high), refer to the chart below and the chart on page 9 for cycle information. Loads tumble without heat during the last few minutes of all heated cycles.
  • Page 14 Cycle cohrol knob If your dryer has a Temperature Selector with 3 temperature settings (low, med, high), refer to the chart below and the chart on page 9 for cycle information. Loads tumble without heat during the last few minutes of all heated cycles. This makes a load easier to handle and helps keep wrinkles from setting in.
  • Page 15 Cycle control knob and a temperature (4 CLEAN TOUCH” settings) Cycle con&l knob If your dryer has a Temperature Selector with 4 temperature settings (ex low, low, med, high), refer to the chart below and the chart on page 9 for cycle information. Loads tumble without heat during the last few minutes of all heated cycles.
  • Page 16 Cycle co&l knob If your dryer has a Temperature Selector with 4 temperature settings (ex low, low, med, high), refer to the chart below and the chart on page 9 for cycle information. Loads tumble without heat during the last few minutes of all heated cycles.
  • Page 17 Using the drying (on some models) The drying rack lets you dry items that you may not want to tumble. The rack does not move, but the drum turns. 1. Fit rear legs of the rack into indentations in the back wall of the dryer.
  • Page 18 ......18 Dryers require regular maintenance. Follow the suggestions below to maintain your dryer properly.
  • Page 19 Maintenance-as Use the following suggestions about cleaning and lint removal to maintain your dryer and keep it operating efficiently. Cleaning a clogged lint screen Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can cause a residue build-up on the lint screen. A clogged lint screen can extend drying times. Clean the lint screen every six months or more frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue build-up.
  • Page 20 Changing the drum light (on some mad&) Electrlcal Shock and Fire Hazard Before removing light bulb, either unplug the dryer or disconnect the dryer at the main power supply. The bulb cover must be in place during dryer operation to prevent overheating and possible damage to fabrics.
  • Page 21 If you have any questions, please call our Consumer Assistance Center at l-800-253- 130 1. For all electrk dryers, or gas dryers which have a lower front access panel NOTE: See page 22 if your dryer is gas and has a full front panel.
  • Page 22 lf your dryer Is gas and has a lull front panel, remove front panel as iollows 1. Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the electrical power. 2. Open lint screen lid. Remove two screws from lint screen area. 3.
  • Page 23 Laundry Tips In This Section Before you dry ... Drying special-care Items ... 24 Using dryer fabric softeners ..26 This section reviews proper drying techniques, gives you additional drying information, and discusses causes or solutions to common drying problems. Before you dry Before using your dryer, see pages 3 and 4 for...
  • Page 24 Drying special-care Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always follow label directions when they are available. General drying instructions for some special washables are included in this section. Heat sensitive fabrics, plastic, rubber or some stuffed items require drying Alr drying without heat.
  • Page 25 Remove drapery weights and hooks before laundering. Curtains, slipcovers Draperies, 1. Use lowest temperature or an Air setting. slipcovers 2. Leave room in dryer for load to fluff. 3. Remove from dryer while slightly damp. Do not overdry. For slipcovers, replace slipcovers while still slightly damp. They will dry to fit tightly.
  • Page 26 TInted, dyed or Dry according to fabric, weight and care label instructions. Wipe the dryer non-colorfast drum carefully to remove any dye or lint that can be transferred to other Items loads. See “Cleaning the dryer interior” on page 19. Towels Select cycle according to fabric type.
  • Page 27 Solving laundering Most laundering problems are easily solved. Check the following list for problems you may have and possible causes. If you need additional help, check the “Assistance or Service” section on pages 29 and 30. PROBLEM CHECK IF Greasy Dryer fabric softeners spots were used...
  • Page 28 CHECK IF PROBLEM Shrinking Items are overdried Fabric type and quality is suitable for drying Slow drying There is a large amount of moisture in the load to be dried Cold rinse water is used Room air temperature is below 45°F (7°C) Dryer is exhausted according to Installation Instructions Lint screen is clogged...
  • Page 29 If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service.
  • Page 30 . . . 4. If you need ment parts FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work...
  • Page 32 Whirlpool. E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUEN- TIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequen- tial damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.