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Whirlpool Duet WED9500T Use And Care Manual

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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... Table of Contents ... 2 W10122319B...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DRYER SAFETY...2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...3 Tools and Parts ...3 Options ...4 Location Requirements ...4 Electrical Requirements ...7 Electrical Connection ...8 Venting Requirements...13 Plan Vent System ...14 Install Vent System...15 Install Leveling Legs ...15 Connect Vent...15 Connect Inlet Hose...16 Level Dryer ...16 Complete Installation ...16 DRYER USE ...17 Starting Your Dryer...17...
  • 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

    For close-clearance installations between 31.5" (80.01 cm) and 37" (93.98 cm), see “Plan Vent System” section for venting requirements. 37" (93.98 cm) Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer.
  • 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 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, 2"...
  • 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 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 of this manual. Rigid metal vent For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended.
  • Page 14: Plan Vent System

    Choose your exhaust installation type Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible. A. Dryer E. Clamps B. Elbow F. Rigid metal or flexible metal vent C. Wall G. Vent length necessary to connect elbows D.
  • Page 15: 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 16: Connect Inlet Hose

    Connect Inlet Hose The dryer must be connected to the cold water faucet using the new inlet hoses. Do not use old hoses. 1. Turn cold water faucet off and remove washer inlet hose. 2. Remove old rubber washer from inlet hose and replace with new rubber washer provided.
  • Page 17: Dryer Use

    12. If you live in a hard water area, use of a water softener is recommended to control the buildup of scale through the water system in the dryer. Over time, the buildup of lime scale may clog different parts of the water system, which will reduce product performance.
  • Page 18 To use an Automatic Cycle NOTE: A light next to each feature will glow green when the feature is selected or will glow amber when the feature is selectable. The light will not glow when the selection is unavailable with the cycle or option combinations selected. Press the POWER button.
  • Page 19: Stopping Your Dryer

    NOTE: During the Enhanced Touch Up Cycle, you can change the settings for Time, Temperature, the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature and Cycle Signal. During the Quick Refresh Cycle you can change the WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature and the Cycle Signal. Press STOP twice to stop the dryer and clear the settings.
  • Page 20: Cycles

    Select the drying cycle that matches the type of load you are drying. See Automatic Preset or Manual Preset Cycle Settings chart. Cycle Control knob Automatic Cycles Automatic Cycles allow you to match the cycle to the load you are drying. See the following Automatic Preset Cycle Settings chart.
  • Page 21: Additional Features

    Air Only Use the Air Only setting for items that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic and heat-sensitive fabrics. This chart shows examples of items that can be dried using Air Only. Type of Load Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys Plastic - Shower curtains, tablecloths Rubber-backed rugs Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon...
  • Page 22: Changing Cycles, Options And Modifiers

    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 CYCLE SIGNAL until the desired volume (Loud, Soft or Off) glows green. NOTE: When the WRINKLE SHIELD™...
  • Page 23: Dryer Care

    4. Close the door. 5. Select a timed drying cycle and temperature, or an air cycle (see following chart). Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using the Air Only temperature setting. 6. You must select a time by pressing the DRY TIME up or down buttons.
  • Page 24: Removing Accumulated Lint

    3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth. 4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum. NOTE: Garments that contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... 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 26 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 27: 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. ®...
  • Page 28: Warranty

    If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.

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