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Important Safety Instructions Recognize safety symbols, words and labels Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in the Use and Care Guide, Installation Instructions and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
See Care and Cleaning. WARNING FIRE HAZARD A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the opening and in the surrounding area.
Important Safety Instructions, con’t PREVENT INJURY • To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the dryer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes. Installa- tion instructions are packed in the dryer for the installer’s reference.
Getting Started To operate your dryer, follow these basic steps: Check and clean the lint filter. (See page 8.) Load the dryer. (See page 8.) Select the desired cycle. (See page 9, pages 11-14 and page 29.) Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new dryer: A.
Operating Instructions Operating Your Dryer BEFORE USING YOUR DRYER Read the important instructions in this section of the Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer. WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer.
OPERATING YOUR DRYER, con’t 4. Select the appropriate cycle and settings for each load. NOTE Overdrying can cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint, harshness and a build up of static electricity. Turn the cycle selector knob in either direc- tion to select the cycle desired. The icon for that cycle will be illuminated and if the cycle description feature is turned on, the cycle and estimated cycle time are displayed on the User...
Operating Instructions OPERATING YOUR DRYER, con’t 5. Start the cycle. Close the door and press start to begin the cycle. The dryer will not operate with the door open. To interrupt the cycle, press pause or simply open the door. Press start again to re- sume the cycle.
Cycle Selection Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired. The icon for that cycle will be illumi- nated. Press on the cycle selector knob to extend it or return it flush to the console. For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be dried.
Operating Instructions AUTO DRY CYCLES, con’t NORMAL Select this cycle to dry everyday fabrics including cottons and sheets with high temp, med high temp or medium temp heat. All dryness levels except maximum dry and all options including sanitize are available with this Auto Dry cycle. If equipped with Perfect Steam™, the add steam option is also available with this cycle.
AUTO DRY CYCLES, con’t CASUAL Select this cycle to dry cottons and blends with a no-iron finish using med high temp, medium temp, or med low temp heat. Normal dry, less dry, and damp dry dryness levels and all options except sanitize are available with this Auto Dry cycle.
Operating Instructions TIME DRY CYCLES TIME DRY To manually select the drying time for any load, turn the cycle selector knob to time dry and press the drying time button to select up to 90 minutes of drying time in 15-minute increments. Select any drying temperature.
Cycle Selection, con’t MY FAVORITES To select one of your 3 favorite cycles: my favorites. • Turn the cycle selector knob to • Press the button corresponding to the favorite cycle desired. The custom cycle, settings, and options you saved will automatically be dis- played.
Operating Instructions MY FAVORITES If more than one user has been entered in CUSTOM MODE: • The current user’s name will be displayed when the dryer is turned on if CUSTOM MODE is on. • Press the button under that user’s favorite cycles. •...
Drying Temperature The appropriate drying temperature will auto- matically be indicated for the cycle selected. For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be dried. To change the preset temperature, press the tem- perature button to scroll to the desired setting. To protect your fabrics, not all temperatures are available with every cycle.
Operating Instructions Dryness Level (Auto Dry) The appropriate dryness level will automatically be indicated when the cycle is selected. To change the preset level, press the dryness level button to scroll to the degree of dryness desired. To protect your fabrics, not all dryness levels are available with every cycle.
Options Suitable options will automatically be indicated when the cycle is selected. To select or clear the wrinkle release, extended tumble, delicate heat, perfect tumble, sanitize, shrink guard and damp alert options, press the options buttons until the desired option is dis- played.
Operating Instructions Options, con’t WRINKLE RELEASE The wrinkle release option helps prevent wrinkles and tangling by alternately tumbling the load with- out heat for 5 minutes in a clockwise direction, then 5 minutes in a counterclockwise direction, for a total of 45 minutes.
Options, con’t SANITIZE Select the sanitize option for loads that may con- tain harmful bacteria. An extended drying time at high heat will kill 99.9% of bacteria with no carry- over of bacteria between loads. Check fabric care labels to prevent damage caused by high heat. NOTE This option has been certified by NSF International®, an independent, third-party testing...
Operating User Interface Features User Interface Features SAVE AS FAVORITE The save as favorite feature allows you to person- alize up to 3 custom cycles for each saved user. See save as favorite in “Operating User Interface Preferences” for more details. SET PREFS The set prefs feature allows you to personalize cycles, hide cycle descriptions, select language,...
Operating User Interface Features Saving Favorites Use the save as favorite feature to name and save a custom cycle to memory with all options and settings preferred. Up to 3 favorites may be saved for each custom user. Follow these steps: •...
Operating User Interface Features Saving Favorites, con’t To name the customized cycle for shirts, press my favorite 1. Press the button under to name the favorite cycle alphabetically. Use the button under to add numbers, foreign language characters or symbols to the name. Rotate the cycle selector knob in either direction to select the letters S-H-I-R-T-S...
Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences CUSTOM MODE CUSTOM MODE allows up to 3 household mem- bers to personalize up to 3 favorite cycles each. To enter custom users and personalize favorite cycles: • Use the scroll up or scroll down buttons until you reach set prefs.
Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences, con’t INSTALL CYCLE Run the INSTALL CYCLE before operating the dryer the first time. Remove all items from the dryer drum and press start. For more information on performing the dryer INSTALL CYCLE, refer to the Installation Instructions accompanying this dryer.
Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences, con’t RESET Press the buttons indicated to restore only cycle settings, reset only factory preferences (users, language, brightness, volume, etc.) or restore all factory defaults (both cycle settings and fac- tory preferences). Press the button under EXIT to return to normal operation or press the cancel button to turn the dryer off without making any changes.
Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences, con’t BRIGHTNESS Press the button beneath the plus (+) or minus (-) symbols to increase or decrease the brightness of the display. Press select to accept the change or press the button under EXIT to return to normal operation without any changes.
Other Features STATUS DISPLAY The estimated total cycle time will be displayed when the cycle is selected. The estimated remain- ing cycle time is displayed during the cycle. DRUM LIGHT The drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the drum during loading and unloading.
Cycle Chart Dryer Setting Chart (non-Steam Model) These Temperature, Dryness levels and Options are available with the following cycles: bulky/ bedding Estimated Cycle 60 min Duration** Temperature maximum temp high temp med high temp * medium temp med low temp low temp air fluff temp Dryness...
Dryer Setting Chart (Steam Model) These Temperature, Dryness levels and Options are available with the following cycles: bulky/ heavy mixed bedding duty Estimated Cycle E 60 min 70 min 55 min Duration** Temperature maximum temp * high temp ...
WARNING FIRE HAZARD A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the opening and in the surrounding area.
Solutions to Common Problems Common Drying Problems Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES Greasy, oily...
Solutions to Common Problems Service Prevention Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer. OCCURRENCE Dryer does not start.
Solutions to Common Problems Service Prevention Checklist, con’t OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE Excessive wrinkling. Dryer is overloaded. Items left in dryer too long. Insufficient sorting of items. Drying temperature too high. Scratching or chipping Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or of the drum finish.
Warranty Information Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.