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Whirlpool Duet W10182361A 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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W10182361A

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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 W10182361A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DRYER SAFETY...2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...3 Tools and Parts ...3 Options ...4 Location Requirements ...4 Electrical Requirements ...6 Electrical Connection ...8 Venting Requirements...13 Plan Vent System ...14 Install Vent System...15 Install Leveling Legs ...15 Connect Vent...16 Level Dryer ...16 Complete Installation ...16 DRYER USE ...17 Starting Your Dryer...17 Stopping Your Dryer ...18...
  • Page 3: Installation 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. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
  • Page 4: Options

    Options Pedestal Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You have the option of purchasing pedestals of different heights separately for this dryer. You may select a 10" (25.4 cm) or 15.5" (39.4 cm) pedestal. These pedestals will add to the total height of the dryer for a total height of approximately 48"...
  • Page 5 A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire dryer. If slope is greater than 1" (2.5 cm), install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810. Clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is not level.
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    Recommended installation spacing for cabinet installation For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top of the cabinet are required. 7"* (17.8 cm) 7"* (17.8 cm) 5"** 31 " 1"* (80.0 cm) (2.5 cm) (12.7 cm) *Required spacing **For side or bottom venting, 0"...
  • Page 7 To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.
  • 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 Style 2: Direct wire strain relief Unscrew the removable conduit connector and any screws from a " (1.9 cm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief through the hole below the terminal block opening.
  • Page 10 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. External ground conductor screw - Dotted line shows position of NEUTRAL ground wire before being moved to center silver-colored terminal block screw.
  • 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 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, as shown. 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 2.
  • 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. Rigid metal vent For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended.
  • Page 14: Plan Vent System

    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

    Over-the-Top Installation: Part Number 4396028 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"...
  • Page 16: Connect Vent

    2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel). Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration. 3. Examine the leveling legs. Find the diamond marking. 4. Screw the legs into the leg holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs until the diamond marking is no longer visible.
  • Page 17: 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 18: Stopping Your Dryer

    Press and hold START button until dryer starts (about 1 second). Once an Automatic cycle has started, the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature and cycle signals can be adjusted. Press the PAUSE/CANCEL key twice to stop the dryer and clear the settings, allowing you to select another cycle and Dryness Level.
  • Page 19: Status Lights

    Avoid drying heavy work clothes with lighter fabrics. This could cause overdrying of lighter fabrics, leading to increased shrinking or wrinkling. If you dry sheets in a mixed load or large items in the Bulky Items cycle, rearrange the load when the signal sounds. This will aid in the drying process.
  • Page 20: Additional Features

    Damp Dry Use this cycle to dry items to a damp level using Low heat. Damp dry items such as jeans (to avoid stiffness) or cotton clothing (to make ironing easier). The temperature setting on this cycle cannot be adjusted. Items will have different levels of dampness. At the end of this cycle, clothes will be damp.
  • Page 21: Changing Cycles, Options And Modifiers

    Stop at any time by pressing the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature or opening the dryer door. For the Casual Cycle, the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature is preset to “ON.” The other cycles will retain the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature setting. (For example, if you select the WRINKLE SHIELD™...
  • Page 22: Dryer Care

    To use the drying rack Do not remove the lint screen. 1. Open dryer door. A. Front edge 2. Place drying rack inside dryer drum, positioning the back wire on the ledge of the inner dryer back panel. Push down on front edge of drying rack to secure over the lint screen.
  • Page 23: 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. If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check the exhaust hood and remove the lint.
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) In U.S.A. www.whirlpool.com/help - In Canada www.whirlpool.ca 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 Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load. WARNING Fire Hazard Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent.
  • 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

    Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.