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Whirlpool duet GEW9250PL0 Use And Care Manual

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ELECTRONIC
ELECTRIC DRYER
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance, parts,
accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301
or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com
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  • Page 1 ® ® ELECTRONIC ELECTRIC DRYER Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301 or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ... 2 8577193...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DRYER SAFETY...3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...4 Tools and Parts ...4 Options ...4 Location Requirements ...5 Electrical Requirements ...7 Electrical Connection ...8 Venting Requirements...13 Plan Vent System ...14 Install Vent System...15 Install Leveling Legs ...16 Connect Vent...16 Level Dryer ...16 Complete Installation ...16 TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER USE ...17 Starting Your Dryer...17...
  • 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 Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Tools and Parts Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the safety instructions provided with any tools listed here. Flat-blade screwdriver #2 Phillips screwdriver Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (2.5 cm) or hex-head socket wrench (for adjusting dryer feet) Wire stripper (direct wire...
  • Page 5: Location Requirements

    WARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. You will need A location that allows for proper exhaust installation.
  • Page 6 Recessed or closet installation - Dryer on pedestal 0"* 27" 0"* 1" (0 cm) (68.6 cm) (0 cm) (2.5 cm) A. Recessed area B. Side view - closet or confined area *Additional spacing recommended **Side or bottom venting - additional spacing recommended Minimum installation spacing for cabinet installation The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed.
  • Page 7: 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 8: Electrical Connection

    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 Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not further tighten strain relief screws at this point.
  • Page 10 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center, silver-colored terminal block screw. Tighten screw. A.
  • Page 11 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. A. External ground conductor screw B. Ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable C. ¾" (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief D.
  • Page 12 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw.
  • Page 13: Venting Requirements

    10.2 cm 4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For more information, see the “Assistance or Service” section of this manual. Rigid metal vent For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended.
  • Page 14: Plan Vent System

    The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable. 4" (10.2 cm) 2½" (6.4 cm) An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and insects from entering the home. Exhaust hood must be at least 12" (30.5 cm) from the ground or any object that may be in the path of the exhaust (such as flowers, rocks or bushes, snow line, etc.).
  • Page 15: Install Vent System

    Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent mismatch): Part Number 4396037 - 0" (0 cm) to 18" (45.72 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396011 - 18" (45.72 cm) to 29" (73.66 cm) mismatch Part Number 4396014 - 29" (73.66 cm) to 50" (127 cm) mismatch Special provisions for mobile home installations The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible...
  • Page 16: Install Leveling Legs

    Install Leveling Legs WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 1. To protect the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from the dryer carton.
  • Page 17: Dryer Use

    More Less 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.
  • Page 18: Stopping Your Dryer

    Press the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature button if this option is desired. Press the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button to set signal volume to desired level. Press (and hold) HOLD TO START button until dryer starts (about 1 second). Once an Automatic cycle has started, the WRINKLE SHIELD™...
  • Page 19: Status Lights

    Cycle tips Dry most loads using the preset cycle settings. Refer to the Automatic or Manual Preset Cycle Settings chart (in the “Cycles” section) for a guide to drying various loads. Drying temperature and Dryness Level are preset when you choose an Automatic Cycle. You can choose a different dryness level, depending on your load by pressing the DRYNESS LEVEL button to select MORE or LESS.
  • Page 20: Additional Features

    Automatic Preset Cycle Settings Automatic Cycles Temperature Load Type HEAVY DUTY High Heavyweight, towels NORMAL Medium Corduroys, work clothes BULKY ITEMS Medium Jackets, comforters, pillows CASUAL Permanent press, synthetics DELICATE Extra Low Lingerie, blouses, washable woolens *Estimated Time with Dryness Level (medium) setting. Time will vary depending on load type and load size.
  • Page 21: Drying Rack

    End of Cycle Signal The End of Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the drying cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of the cycle reduces wrinkling. Press and release the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL to adjust the sound level or turn off the signal.
  • Page 22: Dryer Care

    Cleaning the Dryer Location Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. WARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation.
  • Page 23: Vacation And Moving Care

    Vacation and Moving Care Vacation care Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will be on vacation or not using your dryer for an extended period of time, you should: 1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power. 2.
  • Page 24: 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 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer.
  • Page 25 WARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF (7ºC)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above...
  • Page 26: 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 27 Notes...
  • Page 28: 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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