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Avoid Service
Checklist
OCCURRENCE
Dryer does not start.
Dryer runs but won't heat.
Drying cycle takes too long,
outside of the dryer feels too
hot or smells hot.
Excessive wrinkling.
Scratching or chipping of the
drum finish.
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes
common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Electrical power cord is not securely
plugged in or plug may be loose.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped.
Thermal limiter tripped.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer
circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the
drum may turn but the heater will not
operate.
Gas supply valve is not open (gas
models).
Dryer does not have anough air supply
to support the burner flame (gas models).
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has
been a utility interruption of natural gas
(gas models).
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Exhaust duct requirements have not
been met.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt
circuit.
Drying procedures have not been
followed.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct
may be clogged or restricted.
High humidity.
Dryer is overloaded.
Items left in dryer too long.
Insufficient sorting of items.
Drying temperature too high.
Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips
or buttons are inside the dryer.
Permanently attached items such as belt
buckles, zippers and fasteners may be
hitting the inside of the drum.
SOLUTION
Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the
dryer is on a separate circuit.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
Replace fuse.
Check to make sure supply valve is open. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Refill or replace tank.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint
screen before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and
made of rigid or flexible metal.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two
90° bends and must not exceed length listed in
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240
volt circuit.
See Drying Procedures.
Clean out any obstruction.
Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Do not overload. See Drying Procedures.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
See Drying Procedures.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Always remove foreign objects from pockets before
laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart
dryer.
It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material
securely around ornaments before drying to prevent
scratching and damage to the dryer.
Drum damage caused by foreign objects or
permanently attached items is not covered by the

warranty.

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