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RCA BWXR473 Owner's Manual


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Important Safety Information

Operating Instructions

The Controls on Your Dryer
Other Dryer Features
Helpful Information
Specialized Fabric Guide
Loading Suggestions
Care of Product

If Something Goes Wrong

Before You Call For Service
Venting the Dryer
RCA Service Numbers
Warranty, Back Cover
Model: BWXR473
Owner's Manual


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Summary of Contents for RCA BWXR473

  • Page 1: Important Safety Information

    Model: BWXR473 Dryer Owner’s Manual Important Safety Information Operating Instructions The Controls on Your Dryer Other Dryer Features Helpful Information Specialized Fabric Guide Loading Suggestions Care of Product If Something Goes Wrong Before You Call For Service Venting the Dryer...
  • Page 2: Start Here

    Welcome Welcome to the RCA family. We’re Best of all, you’ll experience proud of our quality products and these values each time you do we believe in dependable service. the laundry. That’s important, You’ll see it in this easy-to-use because your new dryer will be manual and you’ll hear it in the...
  • Page 3: California Safe Drinking Water And Toxic Enforcement Act

    Important Safety Information Read all safety information before using 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. Do not store or use gasoline IF YOU SMELL GAS or other flammable vapors...
  • Page 4 Important Safety Information Read all safety information before using Warning To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following sections. Safety Precautions • Use this appliance only for its —...
  • Page 5 • Do not wash or dry articles that • Exhaust Duct—See Installation Instructions. Use only rigid metal have been cleaned in, washed or flexible metal 4″ diameter in, soaked in, or spotted with ductwork inside the dryer cabinet combustible or explosive or for exhausting to the outside.
  • Page 6 Important Safety Information Read all safety information before using • Clean the lint filter before • Close supervision is necessary each load to prevent lint if this appliance is used by or accumulation inside the near children. Do not allow dryer or in the room.
  • Page 7 • Do not tamper with the controls. • You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics or reduce • Do not operate this appliance the static electricity in them if it is damaged, malfunctioning, by using dryer-applied fabric partially disassembled, or softeners or an anti-static has missing or broken parts, conditioner.
  • Page 8: Cycle Descriptions

    Operating Instructions Cycle Descriptions Automatic Drying Cycles Timed Dry Cycles Cycles automatically sense fabric dryness Cycles run for a selected time Automatic Permanent Press Automatic Cottons Timed Dry For synthetic blends and delicates. Select For cottons and most linens. For most Set the Cycle Selector at the desired drying time.
  • Page 9 Operating Instructions Other dryer features your model has Press Guard Use this option to minimize the HINT: wrinkles in clothes. The option If the Signal option is selected, the provides approximately 15 Signal will sound at the end of the minutes of no-heat tumbling drying time and will sound several after the clothes are dry.
  • Page 10 Reversing the Door Tools Needed: • Standard # 2 Phillips screwdriver • Tape-tipped putty knife • Needle-nosed pliers 1 Open the door and remove the 6 Rotate the door 180°. Insert it filler plugs opposite the hinges. on the opposite side of the open- ing by moving the door IN and 2 With the door completely open, DOWN until the top hinge and...
  • Page 11: Helpful Information

    Helpful Information Specialty Care Guide Always follow Fabric Manufacturer’s Care Label or instructions when laundering. Otherwise use the information below as a general guide. Item Suggested Care Mend any holes or weak seams where feather or filling could Pillows escape. Dry only one pillow at a time. Stop dryer occasionally and shake pillow, redistributing filling for even drying.
  • Page 12 Loading Sorting As general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the washer, they are sorted properly for the dryer. Sort by color Separate lint producers from (Separate colorfast from lint collectors non-colorfast fabrics*) • Lint producers: terry cloth and •...
  • Page 13: Care And Cleaning

    Helpful Information Care & Cleaning Interior The drum is rust-resistant. However, detergent and water paste or a colored fabrics which lose color or mild abrasive, such as Soft Scrub™. bleed in the washer may cause dis- Rinse thoroughly. Then tumble- coloration of the dryer drum.
  • Page 14: Exhaust Duct

    Exhaust Duct Inspect and clean the dryer To clean the exhaust duct follow exhaust ducting at least once these steps: a year to prevent clogging. A 1 Turn off electrical supply by partially clogged exhaust can disconnecting the plug from lengthen the drying time.
  • Page 15: If Something Goes Wrong

    If Something Goes Wrong Before you call for service Problem Possible Causes What to Do Dryer Doesn’t Start • Make sure the dryer plug is pushed Dryer is unplugged completely into the outlet. • Check the house fuse/circuit breaker Fuse is blown/circuit box and replace fuse or reset breaker.
  • Page 16 Problem Possible Causes What to Do Static Occurs • Try a fabric softener. Overdrying • Adjust controls for less drying. • Try a fabric softener. No fabric softener was used • Try a fabric softener. Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static Clothes Take •...
  • Page 17 If Something Goes Wrong Problem Possible Causes What to Do Clothes are Wrinkled • Select a shorter drying time. Overdrying • Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. • Remove items when cycle ends and fold or Letting items sit in dryer hang immediately.
  • Page 18: Venting The Dryer

    Venting the Dryer For the best drying performance the dryer needs to be properly vented. Carefully follow the details on Exhausting in the Installation Instructions. • Use the shortest length possible. • Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4″ diameter ductwork •...
  • Page 19 Notes...
  • Page 20 Notes...
  • Page 21 RCA Service Numbers We’ll be there! In-Home Repair Service A GE consumer service professional Our factory-trained technicians will provide expert repair service, know your appliance inside and 800-GE-CARES scheduled at a time that’s conve- out—so most repairs can be han- (800-432-2737) nient for you.
  • Page 22: Parts And Accessories

    Explain why you are not pleased. In most cases, this will solve the problem. Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details—including your phone number—to: Manager, Consumer Relations RCA Appliances, Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225...
  • Page 23: Dryer Warranty

    FOR SERVICE because of a manufacturing defect. You We at RCA strive to provide the highest pay for the service trip to your home and quality products and service. Therefore service labor charges.

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