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KitchenAid KEYS677E Use And Care Manual

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PART NO. 3405630 Rev. A
U s e & C a r e G u i d e
Electric and
Gas Dryers
A Note to You ................... 2
Dryer Safety .................. 3-4
Your Dryer ........................ 5
Checking Your Vent ......... 6
Troubleshooting ............ 19
or Service ....................... 21
Index ............................... 23
Warranty ......................... 24
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Models KEYS677E, KGYS677E KEYS777E, KGYS777E PART NO. 3405630 Rev. A 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 Getting to Know Your Dryer ...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    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 concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3: Understanding Dryer Safety

    Your safety is important to us. This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explan- ation of the use of the symbol. WARNING: For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
  • Page 4: Dryer Safety

    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 solvents, other flammable, or explosive...
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Dryer

    The parts and features of your dryer are illustrated on this page. Become familiar with all parts and features before using your dryer. Page references are included next to some features. Refer to those pages for more information about the features. NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your dryer model.
  • Page 6: Checking Your Vent

    Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve maximum drying efficiency and shorten drying times. Install your dryer in a well-ventilated room where the temperature is always above 45°F (7°C). Also make sure that your dryer is leveled. Refer to your Installation Instructions for more information.
  • Page 7 Venting (cont.) Use the straightest path possible when routing the exhaust vent. Avoid 90° turns, if possible. Allow room when using elbows or making turns. Bend vent gradually to avoid kinking. Use duct tape to seal all joints. Do not use screws to secure vent.
  • Page 8: Operating Your Dryer

    Operating Your Dryer To get the best dryer results possible, you must use your dryer correctly. This section tells you how to use your dryer properly and efficiently. Starting your dryer wWARNING Explosion Hazard Never place items in the dryer that are dampened with gasoline or other flammable fluids.
  • Page 9: Selecting The Right Cycle And Temperature Setting

    Starting your dryer Push the Start Button. NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically when a cycle ends. Selecting the right cycle and temperature setting The following pages describe the drying cycles on your dryer. The descriptions include suggested temperature settings and drying times for various loads.
  • Page 10: Automatic Cycles

    Operating Your Dryer Automatic cycles Your dryer has 2 Automatic cycles: Regular/Heavy and Permanent Press. Both Automatic cycles use an electronic dryness sensor control that senses the amount of moisture in the load and shuts off the dryer when the selected dryness is reached. The Cycle Control Knob does not move until the load is almost dry.
  • Page 11: Timed Dry Cycles

    Timed Dry cycles Use the Timed Dry cycle to complete drying if some items are damp after Automatic drying. The 20 10 Timed Dry cycle is also QUICK PRESS IRONING DAMP useful for: • Heavyweight and bulky items, such as EXTRA DRY bedspreads and work RACK DRY...
  • Page 12: Air Tumble Cycle

    Operating Your Dryer Air Tumble cycle Use the unheated Air Tumble cycle for items that • Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics. • Always follow care label directions when they are available. TYPE OF LOAD RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS Foam Rubber – Pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys •...
  • Page 13: Using The Drying Rack

    Using the drying rack Models KEYS777E and KGYS777E include a drying rack. On models KEYS677E and KGYS677E, you can order a drying rack by calling 1-800-422-1230, from anywhere in the U.S.A. You will hear a record- ing. Follow the instructions to place an order.
  • Page 14: Caring For Your Dryer

    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.
  • Page 15: Lint Signal

    Lint signal The lint signal (a whistle tone) indicates excessive lint is present on your lint screen or it has a residue buildup. See page 14. A full lint screen restricts airflow and reduces drying efficiency. When you hear the signal, stop the dryer and clean the lint screen.
  • Page 16: Changing The Drum Light

    Caring for Your Dryer Changing the drum light Your dryer’s drum light may be one of 2 types, as shown. The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when you open the door. To change drum light type 1: Unplug the dryer or disconnect the electricity leading to the dryer at the main power supply.
  • Page 17: Removing Accumulated Lint From Inside The Dryer Cabinet

    Removing accumulated lint from inside the dryer cabinet Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel for fire. Lint should be removed every two to three years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.
  • Page 18 Caring for Your Dryer Removing accumulated lint from inside the dryer cabinet Remove 2 internal screws from front panel flanges (near top front corners). Lift front panel slightly, lifting off lower clips (see lower clip inset of illustration below). Slowly pull front panel forward, disengaging panel from drum.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following list for common laundry problems and the next page for common dryer problems. If you need further assistance, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 21. NOTE: In the following list, the most common laundry problems are listed first.
  • Page 20 Common dryer problems 1. Dryer will not start. Is the dryer door firmly closed? Are the controls set in a 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.
  • Page 21: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    Consumer Assistance Center telephone number or your nearest authorized service center. If the dealer, authorized servicer, and KitchenAid have failed to resolve your problem, you can contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP).
  • Page 22 Notes...
  • Page 23: Index

    This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page number. TOPIC AIR TUMBLE CYCLE ... 12 ASSISTANCE ... 21 AUTOMATIC CYCLES Regular/Heavy ... 10 Permanent Press ... 10 CARE/CLEANING Dryer interior ... 15 Lint screen ...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    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.

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