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Whirlpool W10596019A Use & Care Manual page 17

Electronic dryer
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Troubleshooting
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com/product_help –
If you experience
Dryer Results (cont.)
Odors
Load too hot
Dryer Displaying Code Message or Cycle Status Indicator Lights Up
"PF" (power failure)
"L2" Diagnostic Code
(low or no line voltage
condition)
"F# E#" (F1 E1, F3 E1, etc.)
variable service codes
Check Vent indicator is lit
"Loc" or "Lc"
In Canada www.whirlpool.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call.
Possible Causes
Recent painting, staining, or
varnishing in the area where
your dryer is located.
Steam models only: For steam
cycles, the water is not properly
connected with the dryer.
Odors are left in garments after
wearing.
Load removed before cooldown
portion of cycle complete.
Using Timed Dry cycle with a
high temperature setting.
The drying cycle has been
interrupted by a power failure.
There may be a problem with your
home power supply, keeping the
dryer's heater from turning on.
The dryer is in need of service.
The lint screen or vent is clogged;
the vent is crushed or kinked or
has too many turns.
The Control Lock is enabled.
Solution
Ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from
the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Make sure water is connected to the dryer. Check that water
inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer's water
inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on.
Steam models only: To remove odors left in garments after
wearing, select Steam Refresh. This cycle is best for reducing
wrinkles and odors from dry loads consisting of wrinkle-free
cotton, cotton-polyester blends, common knits, and synthetics.
Allow the dryer to complete the cooldown portion of the cycle
before removing the load.
Select an Automatic Cycle with a lower heat setting to avoid
overdrying the load.
Touch and hold START to restart the dryer. NOTE: The Control
Lock function may be enabled when recovering from a power
failure. To unlock the control, touch and hold CONTROL LOCK
for at least 3 seconds.
The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is
present. Touch any pad to clear the code from the display
and return to the estimated time remaining.
NOTE: This error will only show during the initial installation.
Try the following:
Check to see if a household fuse has blown or circuit breaker
has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or
breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Confirm that the power cord is properly installed. Refer to
the Installation Instructions for details.
Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.
If a code beginning with an "F" appears in the display,
alternating between F# and E#, the dryer control has
detected a problem that requires service. Call for service.
The dryer will continue to run when this indicator is lit.
Try the following:
• Clean lint screen.
• Check to see if the vent run from the dryer to the wall is
crushed or kinked.
• Confirm that the vent run from the dryer to the wall is free
of lint and debris.
• Confirm that the exterior vent exhaust hood is free of lint
and debris.
• Confirm that your vent system falls within the recommended
run length and number of elbows for the type of vent you
are using. Refer to "Plan Vent System" in the Installaton
Instructions for details.
• Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.
• If the indicator remains lit, have your entire home venting run
cleaned.
Touch and hold CONTROL LOCK for 3 seconds to unlock
the controls of the dryer. During this time the LED Display
will count down 3-2-1. When the Control Lock is disabled,
the LED Display will clear.
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