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Whirlpool LEQ8800JQ1 Use & Care Manual page 13

Electric and gas dryer


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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. Hold your hand under the outside
exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel
air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace
exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
See your Installation Instructions.
Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with
heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See your Installation
Has a fuse blown, or a circuit breaker tripped? Electric
dryers use 2 household fuses or breakers. The drum
may be turning but you may not have heat.
Has an Air Dry cycle been selected? Select the right
cycle for the types of garments being dried (see
"Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips").
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Some dryers may have an internal gas valve.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grill? Use only
one fabric softener sheet and only use it once.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature
below 45 ° F (7° C)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures
above 45 ° F (7° C).
Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very
Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold
water and with items that hold moisture (cottons).
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?.
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer will not run
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged in?
Has a fuse blown, or has circuit breaker tripped?
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the START button firmly pressed?
Is a cycle selected?
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of
Is it a gas dryer? The gas valve clicking is a normal
operating sound.
Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Is load properly sorted?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers
(corduroy, synthetics). Also sort by color.
Is the load too big or too heavy?.
Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint
Was the load overdded?
Use correct dryer settings for load type (see "Drying,
Cycle and Temperature Tips"). Overdrying can cause
lint-attracting static electricity.
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Is pilling being mistaken
for lint?
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and
Stains on load or color change
Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the
cycle when the load is cold. Do not add fabric softener
sheets to a warm load.
Were items soiled when placed in the dryer?
Items should be clean before being dried.
Were items properly sorted?
Sort light colors from dark colors. Sort colorfast items
from noncolorfast items,

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