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Whirlpool 240-VOLT ELECTRIC COMPACT DRYER Use & Care Manual

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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
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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 8578199...
  • 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..............12 Plan Vent System ...............13 Install Vent System..............14 Install Leveling Legs ..............14 Connect Vent................15 Level Dryer .................15 Complete Installation ..............15 DRYER USE ..................16 Starting Your Dryer..............16 Stopping and Restarting ............17...
  • 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 Tools and Parts Location Requirements Tools needed WARNING Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here. Flat-blade screwdriver Vent clamps #2 Phillips screwdriver Caulking gun and compound (for installing Adjustable wrench new exhaust vent)
  • Page 5 Installation Clearances Recessed or closet installation - Dryer only The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to 14" open fully. (35.6 cm) Dryer Dimensions " 18" (45.7 cm) (52.7 cm) 3" 0"* 0"* 31" † (7.6 cm) (0 cm) (0 cm) (78.7 cm)
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical Requirements It is your responsibility If your outlet looks like this: 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. 4-wire receptacle (14-30R) The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved...
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection

    Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord Direct Wire WARNING WARNING 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.
  • Page 8 Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure Electrical Connection Options that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with If your home has: And you will be Go to Section the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position.
  • Page 9 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 4-wire connection: Direct Wire 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center, and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire silver-colored terminal block screw.
  • Page 10 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of power supply cable to 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the terminal block.
  • Page 11 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. Optional 3-wire connection 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes block (hook facing right).
  • Page 12: Venting Requirements

    4" (10.2 cm) heavy metal exhaust vent 4" DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your (10.2 cm) dealer or by calling Whirlpool Parts and Accessories. For 4" more information, see the “Assistance or Service” section of (10.2 cm) this manual.
  • Page 13: Plan Vent System

    The angled hood style (shown here) is acceptable. Alternate installations for close clearances Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for 4" (10.2 cm) your installation. Two close-clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. 2½" (6.4 cm) An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and insects from entering the home.
  • Page 14: Install Vent System

    Determine vent path Install Vent System 1. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior Select the route that will provide the straightest and most wall opening around exhaust hood. direct path outdoors. 2. Connect vent to exhaust hood. Vent must fit inside exhaust Plan the installation to use the fewest number of elbows and hood.
  • Page 15: Connect Vent

    Connect Vent Complete Installation 1. Using a 4" (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet in 1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, dryer. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.
  • Page 16: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE Starting Your Dryer WARNING WARNING 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).
  • Page 17: Stopping And Restarting

    Stopping and Restarting Cycles You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle. To stop your dryer Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF. NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when the dryer is not in use.
  • Page 18: Dryer Care

    DRYER CARE As needed cleaning Cleaning the Dryer Location Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying times for your Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely flow of combustion and ventilation air.
  • Page 19: Removing Accumulated Lint

    WARNING Removing Accumulated Lint From Inside the Dryer Cabinet Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person. From the Exhaust Vent Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending Electrical Shock Hazard on dryer usage.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Dryer Operation Dryer Results 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? NOTE: The compact dryer operates at a lower wattage.
  • Page 21 WARNING Lint on load Is the lint screen clogged? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load. 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 22: Assistance Or Service

    United States. When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, model and serial number of your appliance. This information will you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
  • Page 23 Notes...
  • Page 24: 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.