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Whirlpool LTE5243DQ Use & Care Manual

Thin twin automatic gas and electric washer/dryer
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  • Page 1 ® THINTWIN _ AUTOMATIC GASANDELECTRIC WASHEP_RYER For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service call: 1-800-253-130t or visit our website at Table of Contents ..........3406877...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLEOF CONTENTS WASHER/DRYER SAFETY ............PARTS AND FEATURES ............CHECKING YOUR VENT ............WASHER USE ................Understanding Washer Cycles ............ Loading ..................Normal Washer Sounds ............... Starting Your Washer ..............Selecting a Cycle and Time ............Rinse and Spin ................Drain and Spin ................
  • Page 3: Washer/Dryer Safety

    WASHER/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 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 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNUNG: To reduce the risk of fire, e(ectdc shock, or injury to persons when using the washer/dryer, foUow basic precautions, (nc(ud(ng the foUow(ng: m Read aU instructions before using the washer/dryer. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been m Do not p(ace items exposed to cooking o((s in used for 2 weeks or more.
  • Page 5: Partsandfeatures

    PARTSANDFEATURES 1. Washer controls 8. Lint screen 2. Lid instructions 9. Dryer Controls 10. Lid latch - Push to release 3. Optional exhaust outlet 11. Tub 4. Agitator Other features: 5. Basket Temperature selector 6. Model and serial number plate Load size selector 7.
  • Page 6: Checking Your Vent

    The exhaust vent can be routed up, down, left, right, or straight out the back of the dryer. Space requirements are CHECKING listed in your Installation Instructions. YOUR VENT Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve maximum drying efficiency and shorten drying times. Use the minimum recommended installation clearances (found in your Installation Instructions) to avoid blocking the flow of combustion...
  • Page 7: Washer Use

    WASHER USE Loading suggestions For these suggested full-sized loads, set the LOAD SIZE selector to the highest setting. Compact Washers When the Cycle Control knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer fills (to the selected load size) before agitation and Heavy Work Clothes Towels timing start.
  • Page 8: Starting Your Washer

    2. Close the washer lid. 3. Turn the WATER LEVEL selector to the correct setting for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed. • Choose a load size that allows the load to move freely for best fabric care. See "Loading." Fire Hazard •...
  • Page 9: Selecting A Cycle And Time

    Soak cycle _ _'_ i " _ -._ _ _i_J_ %_ _ 'd _'_ The Soak cycle features brief periods of agitation and soak time to help remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment. This section d escribes theavailable wash cycles a ndwillhelp •...
  • Page 10: Dryer Use

    Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred DRYER USE Automatic Setting (,) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips." 3. Select a temperature setting on models with a Temp/Fabric selector.
  • Page 11: Drying, Cycle And Temperature Tips

    Your dryer has both a High Heat cycle (Regular and Timed Drying) and a Low Heat cycle (Permanent Press). Always follow care label directions when available, especially for delicate items. Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load. NOTE: The Automatic cycles use an automatic dryness control Cool Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few that senses the exhaust temperature and determines the dryness...
  • Page 12: Washer/Dryer Care

    WASHER/DRYER C ARE Every load cleaning The lint screen is located in the dryer door opening. Remove lint before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean Cleaning the exterior 1. Pull out the lint screen and its cover. Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills such as detergent or bleach.
  • Page 13: Removing Accumulated Lint

    As needed cleaning To use washer/dryer again Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the 1. Flush water pipes and hoses. lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying times for your 2. Reconnect water inlet hoses. clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely 3.
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting Washer

    Washer won't drain or spin TROUBLESHOOTING • Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose WASHER more than 96 in. (2.4 m) above the floor? See the Installation Instructions for proper installation of drain hose. First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid •...
  • Page 15 Washer basket is crooked Load is wrinkled • Was the washer basket pulled forward during loading? • Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed? The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded. Push Use a cycle with a low spin speed to reduce wrinkling. the basket to the center before starting wash.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting Dryer

    Unusual sounds TROUBLESHOOTING • Has the dryer had a period of non-use? DRYER If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation. • Is it a gas dryer? First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
  • Page 17: Assistance Or Service

    Check the following: the United States. Were zippers, snaps, and hooks left open? To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling? you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
  • Page 18 Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP _ replacement parts for the outer tub should it crack or fail to contain water, if defective in materials or workmanship.

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