3405633 U s e & C a r e G u i d e Electric and Gas Dryers A Note to You...2 Understanding Dryer Safety ...3-4 Parts and Features ...5 Checking Your Vent ...6 Operating Your Dryer ...8 Starting your dryer ...8 Selecting the right cycle and temperature setting..9...
Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information con- cerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”...
Understanding Dryer Safety WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Read all instructions before using the dryer. • Do not dry articles that have been previ- ously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning sol- vents, other flammable, or explosive sub-...
This manual covers several different models. The dryer you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed below. Temperature selector (p. 8) Cycle control knob (pp. 8-12) Model and serial number label (p. 2) Drum light (p.
Checking 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 and ventilation air. Install your dryer in a well- ventilated room where the temperature is always above 45°F (7°C).
Venting (cont.) 4. Use the straightest path possible when routing the exhaust vent. Use the fewest number of elbows and turns. Allow room when using elbows or making turns. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. 5. Use duct tape to seal all joints. Do not use screws to secure vent.
Operating Your Dryer Starting your dryer wWARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Starting your dryer 6. Push the Start button. NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically when a cycle ends. Selecting the right cycle and temperature setting Cycle and temperature tips • In the Automatic cycle (Sensor Dry), the FLO- ™ THRU Drying System automatically reduces the heat near the end of the cycle to prevent overdrying.
Operating Your Dryer Loading Loading suggestions The chart below provides some guidelines on various types of drying loads. Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer; allow space for clothes to tumble freely. Heavy Work Clothes 3 pair pants 3 shirts 4 pair jeans 1 coverall...
Timed Dry cycle Use the Timed Dry cycle to complete drying if some items are damp after Automatic drying. • Heavyweight and bulky items, such as bedspreads and work Cool clothes, and large Down loads require a long dry- Quick Press ing time.
Operating Your Dryer Air Tumble cycle Use the unheated Air Tumble cycle for items that More Cool Down TYPE OF LOAD RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS Foam Rubber – Pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys • Make sure coverings are securely stitched. •...
Using the drying rack The drying rack lets you dry items without tumbling them. The rack does not move, but the drum turns. 1. Fit rear legs of the rack into spaces in the back wall of the dryer. Lower the front so the legs rest on the dryer opening.
Caring for Your Dryer Proper care of your dryer can extend its life and help your dryer operate efficiently. Cleaning the lint screen Every load cleaning The lint screen is located under a lid on top of the dryer. Clean it before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.
Cleaning the dryer interior Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior. These stains are not harmful to your dryer and will not stain future loads of clothes. It may be helpful to dry unstable dye items inside out to prevent dye transfer.
Caring for Your Dryer Changing the drum light The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when you open the door. To change drum light: 1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power. 2. Open the dryer door. Remove the light bulb 3.
Common laundry problems Problem... Slow drying or clothes still wet Lint Static electricity Wrinkling Shrinking Greasy spots/stains Color change Garment damage Troubleshooting Cause... • Incorrect cycle or temperature setting selected. • Full or clogged lint screen. (See page 14.) • Exhaust vent clogged, restricted, or too long.
Common dryer problems 1. Dryer will not start. Is the dryer door firmly closed? Are the controls set in an On position? Did you firmly push the Start Button? Is the power cord plugged in? Have you blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker? Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or breakers.
KITCHENAID For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Consumer Assistance Center c/o Correspondence Dept.
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.