Whirlpool LER3622HQ1 Use And Care Manual
Whirlpool LER3622HQ1 Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool LER3622HQ1 Use And Care Manual

240-volt electric compact 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 ® 240-VOLT ELECTRIC COMPACT 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 3406878...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY... 3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS... 4 Tools and Parts ...4 Location Requirements ...4 Electrical Requirements ...6 Electrical Connection ...7 Venting Requirements...11 Plan Vent System ...12 Install Vent System...13 Install Leveling Legs ...13 Level Dryer ...14 Connect Vent...14 Complete Installation ...14 DRYER USE ...
  • 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 Tools needed Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation. Proper installation is your responsibility. Flat-bladed screwdriver Duct tape #2 Phillips head Wood block screwdriver Caulking gun and Level compound (for installing new exhaust vent) Adjustable wrench Gloves (optional) ¼...
  • Page 5 Dryer Dimensions (60.6 cm) *Most installations require a minimum 5½ in. (14.0 cm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbows. See “Venting Requirements.” Minimum installation spacing for recessed area and closet installation The following dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed when the unit is to be operated with, or without, the Stack Stand Kit.
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    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. A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection

    Power Supply Cord Fire Hazard Use a new UL approved 30 amp power supply cord. Use a UL approved 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 8 Electrical Connection Options If your home has: And you will be connecting to: 4-wire receptacle A UL listed, (NEMA Type 14-30R) 120/240 volt minimum, 30 amp., dryer power supply cord* 4-wire direct A fused disconnect or circuit breaker 5" box* (12.7 cm) 3-wire receptacle A UL listed,...
  • Page 9 4-wire connection: Direct Wire IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.52 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed. Strip 5 in.
  • Page 10 3-wire connection: Power supply cord Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 1. 3-wire receptacle (NEMA type 10-30R) 2. 3-wire plug 3. Neutral prong 4. Spade terminals with up turned ends in. (1.9 cm) UL approved strain relief 6.
  • Page 11: Venting Requirements

    4 in. (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent and clamps must be used. DURASAFE™ vent products are recommended. 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.
  • Page 12: Plan Vent System

    Plan Vent System Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. 1. Exhaust hood 2. Flexible metal vent or rigid metal vent 3. Elbow Alternate installations for close clearances Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation.
  • Page 13: Install Vent System

    The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable. 4" (10.2 cm) 2.5" (6.4 cm) See the exhaust vent length chart that matches your hood type for the maximum vent lengths you can use. Exhaust systems longer than specified will: Shorten the life of the dryer. Reduce performance, resulting in longer drying times and increased energy usage.
  • Page 14: Level Dryer

    Level Dryer Check levelness of dryer. Check levelness first side-to-side, then front-to-back. If dryer is not level, prop the dryer up using a wood block. Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down and check again for levelness. NOTE: It may be necessary to level the dryer again after it is moved into its final position.
  • Page 15: Dryer Use

    Starting Your Dryer 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. Fire Hazard No washer can completely remove oil.
  • Page 16: Loading

    Loading Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows the maximum load you can place in your compact dryer. Expect longer drying times. Heavy work 2 pair of pants, 3 work shirts clothes Delicates 1 camisole, 2 slips, 4 undergarments,...
  • Page 17: Dryer Care

    DRYER CARE Cleaning the Lint Screen Every load cleaning The lint screen is located inside the dryer drum, on the back wall. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean 1. Open the door and pull the lint screen straight out. 2.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Clothes are not drying satisfactorily Check the following: Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Page 19: 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 20: Warranty

    For one year from the date of purchase, when this dryer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. Whirlpool Corporation will not pay for: 1.

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