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Whirlpool WED9400ST Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1 ELECTRONIC ELECTRIC DRYER For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301 or visit our website at... www.whidpooLcom Table of Contents ..........W10110850A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLEOF CONTENTS DRYER SAFETY ................DRYER USE .................. Starting Your Dryer ..............INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........Tools and Parts ................Stopping Your Dryer ..............Pausing or Restarting ..............Options ..................Control Locked ................Location Requirements ............... Drying and Cycle Tips ..............Electrical Requirements ...............
  • Page 3: Dryer Safety

    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 Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Pedestal Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You have the option of • Flat-blade screwdriver • Vent clamps purchasing pedestals of different heights separately for this dryer.
  • Page 5: Venting Requirements

    Stack Kit Are you planning to stack your DUET ® washer and dryer? To do so, you will need to purchase a Stack Kit. To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the "Assistance or Service"...
  • Page 6 Dryer Dimensions Closet installation - Dryer only 51V2" (130.81 cm) 38,,/ (86.82cm) 24 in,2. (185 crn2) I1"'1- 31,J," _'-Is"**l (2.5cm) (6Ocm) {12.7cm) A. Side view - closet or confined area B. Closet door with vents *Most installations require a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) clearance *Required spacing behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow.
  • Page 7 Recommended installation spacing for recessed or closet installation, with stacked washer and dryer It is your responsibility The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing. • To contact a qualified electrical installer. 48 in. 2 * • To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in (310 ¢m2) conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA...
  • Page 8 If using a power s upply cord: If connecting by direct wire: Use a ULlisted power supply c ordkitmarked forusewith Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) clothes d ryers. The kitshould contain: and be: [] AULlisted 30-amp p ower s upply c ord, r ated Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable 120/240 voltminimum.
  • Page 9 Direct Wire Power Supply Cord Fire Hazard Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use a UL listed strain relief. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
  • Page 10 Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure Now complete installation following instructions for your type that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside of electrical connection: the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with 4-wire (recommended) the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position.
  • Page 11 Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor 4-wire connection: Direct wire 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. IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections.
  • Page 12 Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to 2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. cord to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the terminal block. Tighten screw. A.
  • Page 13 When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of Optional 3-wire connection the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw, as shown. Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire.
  • Page 14 21/2" (6.4- cm) DURASAFE vent products can be purchased from your dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. • An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and more information, see the "Assistance or Service" section of insects from entering the home.
  • Page 15 Choose your exhaust installation type Recommended exhaust installations Typical installations vent the dryer from the rear of the dryer. Other installations are possible. A. Standard rear offset exhaust installation A=-- B. Left or right side exhaust installation ....C. Bottom exhaust installation (not an option ........
  • Page 16: Connect Vent

    Special provisions for mobile home installations Vent system chart NOTE: Side and bottom exhaust installations have a 90 ° turn The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate inside the dryer.
  • Page 17: Level Dryer

    2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the console panel). Gently lay the dryer on the cardboard. See illustration. 1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. 2.
  • Page 18: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE Explosion Hazard Fire Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as No washer can completely remove oil. gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on Do not dry anything that has ever had anything it (including cooking oils), flammable on it (even after washing).
  • Page 19: Cycles

    • Press and hold START button until dryer starts (about • Press and hold START button until dryer starts (about 1 second). 1 second). Once an Automatic cycle has started, the WRINKLE NOTE: Dryness Level is not adjustable for Manual Cycles. SHIELD feature and cycle signals can be adjusted.
  • Page 20 Cool Down Remove the load from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops to reduce wrinkling. This is especially important for permanent The Cool Down light glows during the cool down part of the press, knits and synthetic fabrics• cycle. Laundry is cooling down for ease in handling. Avoid drying heavy work clothes with lighter fabrics.
  • Page 21 Damp Dry Manual Preset Cycle Settings Use this cycle to dry items to a damp level using Low heat. Damp Manual Cycles Temperature Default Time dry items such as jeans (to avoid stiffness) or cotton clothing (to Load Type (Minutes) make ironing easier), The temperature setting on this cycle cannot be adjusted.
  • Page 22 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 You can change Auto Cycles, Timed Cycles, Modifiers and WRINKLE SHIELD feature in the Normal cycle, the Options anytime before pressing Start.
  • Page 23: Drying Rack

    This chart shows examples of items that can be rack dried and the suggested cycle, temperature setting and drying time. Actual drying time will depend on the amount of moisture items hold. The drying rack is useful for drying items you would not necessarily want to tumble dry or that you would normally line dry Rack Dry Setting...
  • Page 24: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    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. Vacation care • If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check Operate your dryer only when you are at home.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Dryer will not run Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? is the lint screen clogged with lint?
  • Page 26: Additional Features

    Lint on load • Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air movement. Stains on load or drum Was dryer fabric softener properly used? Explosion Hazard Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as stain your garments.
  • Page 27: Assistance Or Service

    United States. and work right because they are made with the same precision To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, used to build every new WHIRLPOOL ®appliance. To locate FSP® you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
  • Page 28: Warranty

    YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.