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Whirlpool 240-VOLT ELECTRIC DRYER Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide 240-VOLT ELECTRIC DRYER If you have any problems or questions, visit us at W10557652B...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents DRYER SAFETY ..............2 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS ........10 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ..........4 ELECTRIC INSTALLATION ..........12 CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES .......4 VENTING ................16 CYCLE GUIDE ..............4 CONNECT VENT ............18 USING YOUR DRYER ............5 LEVEL DRYER ..............19 DRYER CARE ..............6 COMPLETE INSTALLATION CHECKLIST ....19 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........8 TROUBLESHOOTING ............20 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS........8...
  • Page 4: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES POWER START BUTTON Press to turn the dryer on and off. Press again to stop/ Press to start a cycle. Indicator light will glow to indicate cancel a cycle at any time. the cycle has started. CYCLE CONTROL KNOB TEMPERATURE BUTTON Use your dryer’s Cycle Control knob to select available...
  • Page 5: Using Your Dryer

    CYCLE GUIDE — TIMED DRY CYCLES IMPORTANT: It is not recommended drying heavyweight items in Timed Dry cycle. Heavyweight items can be dried using automatic cycles. Use this cycle to get up to 60 minutes of heated drying time or to complete drying if items are still damp after the automatic cycle. Timed Dry is useful for lightweight items, such as lingerie, blouses, and knits that require a short drying time.
  • Page 6: Dryer Care

    Press POWER Press START to begin cycle Press and hold the START button to begin the cycle. Press the POWER button to turn on the dryer. To stop your dryer at any time: Turn the Cycle Control knob to the STOP position, push the Press TEMPERATURE POWER button, or open the door.
  • Page 7: Removing Accumulated Lint

    CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN (cont.) CLEANING THE DRYER INTERIOR (cont.) To wash: 3. Tumble a load of clean clothes or towels to dry drum 1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. 2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water. Use a microfiber cloth and hot water in a spray bottle to clean the drum and a second microfiber towel to dry.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Ask for Model Number LAB0050PQ. Stack kit Are you planning to stack your washer and dryer? Your dryer is shipped with Stack Kit W10178021, which fits Whirlpool ® washer models starting with WFC. If you have any other washer model, call the dealer from whom...
  • Page 9: Location Requirements

    DRYER DIMENSIONS LOCATION REQUIREMENTS Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, Front view: installing dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping " quarters. Contact your local building inspector. (594 mm) " (845 mm) You will need: Side view: n A location allowing for proper exhaust installation.
  • Page 10: Electrical Requirements

    Installation spacing for recessed area Recessed or closet installation – Stacked with stack kit: or closet installation n All dimensions show recommended and minimum spacing 12" allowed. (305 mm) n Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. n Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, floor moldings, and dryer venting.
  • Page 11 Electrical Connection If connecting by direct wire: To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) of electrical connection you will be using and follow the and be: instructions in “Electric Installation.” n Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable (with ground wire), covered with flexible metallic n This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire...
  • Page 12: Electric Installation

    ELECTRIC INSTALLATION For power supply cord installations: For direct wire installations: Before you start: disconnect power. Remove terminal block cover Choose electrical connection type Power supply cord 4-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 14-30R). Go to “Power Supply Cord Connection.” Power supply cord 3-wire receptacle (NEMA Type 10-30R).
  • Page 13: Power Supply Cord Connection

    Power Supply Cord Connection 4-Wire Power Supply Cord Connection IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile Power supply cord strain relief: homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections. Attach power supply cord to strain relief 4-wire receptacle (NEMA 4-prong plug type 14-30R)
  • Page 14: Direct Wire Connection

    Connect remaining wires Connect neutral wire Connect neutral wire (white or center) (D) of power supply cord Connect the other wires to outer terminal block screws. under center terminal block screw (B). Tighten screw. Tighten screws. Replace the terminal block cover on the back of the dryer.
  • Page 15 4-Wire Direct Wire Connection Connect remaining wires IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit 3-wire connections. Prepare your 4-wire cable for direct connection Place hooked ends of remaining direct wire cable wires under outer terminal block screws (hooks facing right).
  • Page 16: Venting

    VENTING Connect neutral wire Venting Requirements Place hooked end of neutral wire (white or center) (D) of direct wire cable under center terminal block screw (B), hook facing right. Squeeze hooked end together. Tighten screw. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer MUST BE Connect remaining wires EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
  • Page 17: Plan Vent System

    Plan Vent System Exhaust hoods: n An exhaust hood should cap the vent to keep rodents and insects from entering the home. Choose your exhaust installation type n Must be at least 12" (305 mm) from ground or any object Recommended exhaust installation: that may obstruct exhaust (such as flowers, rocks, bushes, or snow).
  • Page 18: Connect Vent

    Special provisions for mobile homes: Install Vent System Exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible portion of mobile home and must not terminate beneath the Install exhaust hood mobile home. Terminate exhaust vent outside. 12" min. (305 mm) 12"...
  • Page 19: Level Dryer

    Move dryer to final location Adjust leveling legs If dryer is not level, prop up using a wood block, use wrench to adjust legs up or down, and check again for levelness. Once dryer is level, make sure all four legs are snug against Move dryer to final location, taking care not to crush or the floor and dryer does not rock.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at - for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Solution Possible Causes Dryer Operation Dryer will not run Make sure the dryer door is closed completely. Door not closed completely.
  • Page 21 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at - for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Dryer Results Clothes are not drying Clean lint screen before each load. Lint screen is clogged with lint.
  • Page 22 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at - for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Dryer Results (cont.) Stains on load Improper use of fabric softener. Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
  • Page 23: Warranty

    YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. This limited warranty is effective from the date of original consumer purchase.
  • Page 24: Assistance Or Service

    ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” or visit It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete model and serial number of your appliance.

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