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Whirlpool EASY CLEAN 100 Use And Care Manual

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PART NO. 3406072
Electric and

Gas Dryers

A Note to You............
Dryer Safety ..........
Dryer .........................
Dryer .......................
or Service................
Index .......................
Warranty .................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    EASY CLEAN 100 ™ Electric and Gas Dryers A Note to You.... Dryer Safety ..Parts and Features ... Checking Your Vent ... Operating Your Dryer ......Caring for Your Dryer ....... Troubleshooting ..Requesting Assistance or Service....Index .......
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    ® Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL dryers are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3: Dryer Safety

    RYER AFETY Your safety is important to us. This symbol alerts you to hazards such as fire, electrical shock, or This guide contains safety symbols and statements. other injuries. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief expla- nation of the use of the symbol.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 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 specifically recommended in this Use the dryer. and Care Guide or in published user- repair instructions that you understand •...
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    (p. 9) (CLEAN TOUCH™ or rotary knobs*) (p. 8) Lint indicator window Cycle control (p. 14) knob (pp. 8-11) EASY CLEAN 100™ lint storage lid (p. 14) Model and EASY CLEAN 100 serial number lint collector basket label (p. 14) (p.
  • Page 6 HECKING 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: Checking Your Vent

    CHECKING YOUR VENT ENTING ( CONT Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, Use the straightest path possible when routing but at least every 2 years, the exhaust vent. Avoid or when installing your 90° turns, if possible. dryer in a new location. Allow room when using •...
  • Page 8 PERATING RYER 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. TARTING YOUR DRYER Turn the Cycle Control Knob to the recommended wWARNING cycle for the type of load being dried, as described in the “Cycle descrip- tions”...
  • Page 9: Operating Your Dryer

    Use the Fluff Air cycle, or line dry rubber, plastic, dow. If full, refer to the “Using and maintaining delicate, and heat-sensitive fabrics. the EASY CLEAN 100 lint feature” section. • If some types of loads in the cycle descriptions...
  • Page 10 OPERATING YOUR DRYER YCLE DESCRIPTIONS Automatic cycle(s) Timed cycle(s) Use an Automatic cycle to dry most loads. Use a Timed drying cycle to complete drying if some Depending on your items are damp after the Heavy model, the Automatic Automatic cycle. A Timed cycle uses either an drying cycle is also Finish...
  • Page 11 OPERATING YOUR DRYER YCLE DESCRIPTIONS CONT Damp Dry feature FINISH GUARD feature ® (on some models) Use the Damp Dry feature in the Timed cycle to dry items to damp level or When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer to dry items that do not as soon as it stops, require an entire drying...
  • Page 12 OPERATING YOUR DRYER LUFF AIR CYCLE The chart below includes examples of items that wWARNING require drying without heat. Use the Fluff Air cycle, or place the items on a line or rack to air dry. • Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics. •...
  • Page 13 OPERATING YOUR DRYER SING THE DRYING RACK AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION ON SOME MODELS To order a drying rack, call 1-800-253-1301, from Close the door. anywhere in the U.S.A. You will hear a recording. Follow the instructions to place an order. The drying rack lets you dry items without tumbling them.
  • Page 14 EASY CLEAN 100 SING AND MAINTAINING THE LINT FEATURE ™ Your dryer has the EASY CLEAN 100 lint collector Turn basket upside down over a waste can and basket. This new feature minimizes lint cleaning tap the basket lightly. requirements. It is designed to reduce the need to...
  • Page 15: Caring For Your Dryer

    CARING FOR YOUR DRYER ERIODIC MAINTENANCE ERIODIC MAINTENANCE You may find it necessary to clean the lint collector basket tray, and the transport tube opening, indicated by arrow. Basket Lift lid all the way and hold open. Suction lint in tray and collector basket tray Collector opening with vacuum cleaner.
  • Page 16 CARING FOR YOUR DRYER LEANING THE DRYER INTERIOR Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as wWARNING 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.
  • Page 17 CARING FOR YOUR DRYER HANGING THE DRUM LIGHT The dryer light automatically turns on inside the wWARNING dryer drum when you open the door. Your dryer’s drum light may be one of two types, as shown. Fire Hazard Replace light bulb cover before operating dryer.
  • Page 18 CARING FOR YOUR DRYER EMOVING ACCUMULATED LINT FROM INSIDE THE DRYER CABINET Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel wWARNING for fire. Lint should be removed every two to three years, or more often, depending on dryer usage.
  • Page 19 CARING FOR YOUR DRYER EMOVING ACCUMULATED LINT FROM INSIDE THE DRYER CABINET CONT 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 20: Troubleshooting

    Incorrect cycle or temperature setting selected. • Full or clogged lint collector basket. (See the “Using and maintaining the EASY CLEAN 100™ lint feature” section.) • Exhaust vent clogged, restricted, or too long. (See the “Venting” section and your Installation Instructions.) •...
  • Page 21 TROUBLESHOOTING OMMON DRYER PROBLEMS 1. Dryer will not start. 3. No heat For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line? Also, some dryers Is the dryer door firmly closed? may have an internal gas valve. See Installations Instructions. For electric dryers, have you blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? Are the controls set in an ON position?
  • Page 22: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    OR FURTHER ASSISTANCE If you need further assistance, you can write to If the dealer, authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at: failed to resolve your problem, you can contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Program Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances (MACAP).
  • Page 23: Index

    FLUFF AIR ..............12 AUTOMATIC CYCLES ..........10 LINE DRYING ............12 CARE/CLEANING LINT Dryer interior ............16 EASY CLEAN 100 ™ lint feature ....... 14 EASY CLEAN 100 ™ lint feature ......14 Removing lint inside dryer cabinet ......18 LOADING ..............
  • Page 24: Warranty

    Whirlpool, or acts of God. E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.