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DRYER USER INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCCIONES PARA EL USUARIO DE LA SECADORA
INSTRUCTIONS POUR L'UTILISATEUR DE LA SÉCHEUSE
Assistance or Service
If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting”
section. Additional help is available by calling our Customer
eXperience Center at 1-800-253-1301 from anywhere in the
U.S.A., or write:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
To order accessories, call 1-800-442-9991 or visit our website at
In Canada, for assistance, installation parts or service, call us at
1-800-807-6777, or write:
Whirlpool Canada LP
Customer Interaction Centre
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
In Canada, visit www.estateappliances.com.Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your appliance to help
you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it. You will need
to know your complete model number and serial number. You can
find this information on the model and serial number label, located
on your appliance.
Dealer name ____________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
Table of Contents / Índice / Table des matières
DRYER SAFETY ............................................... 2
DRYER USE...................................................... 4
DRYER CARE ................................................... 5
WARRANTY...................................................... 9SEGURIDAD DE LA SECADORA ................. 10
USO DE LA SECADORA ............................... 13
CUIDADO DE LA SECADORA ...................... 14
SOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS ....................... 16
GARANTÍA ...................................................... 18SÉCURITÉ DE LA SÉCHEUSE ..................... 19
UTILISATION DE LA SÉCHEUSE ................. 22
ENTRETIEN DE LA SÉCHEUSE ................... 23
DÉPANNAGE .................................................. 25
GARANTIE ...................................................... 27
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You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:WARNING:
Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.
Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to
a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in,
washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-
cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive
substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or
Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is
used near children.
Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the door to the drying compartment.
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt
any servicing unless specifically recommended in this
Use and Care Guide or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills to
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static
unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or
similarly textured rubber-like materials.
Clean lint screen before or after each load.
Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent
surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust,
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be
cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed
to the weather.
Do not tamper with controls.
See installation instructions for grounding requirements.
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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 the
Installation Instructions. See the Installation Instructions for more
If the dryer is not properly installed and vented, it will not be
covered under the warranty. Proper venting of your dryer is
important for satisfactory drying results. See the Installation
Instructions for more detail.
NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting will be paid for
by the customer, whether it was a paid installation or self-
installed. 1.Do not use plastic vent or metal foil vent. Use 4" (10.2 cm)
metal or flexible metal vent. Do not kink or crush flexible metal
vent. It must be completely extended to allow adequate
exhaust air to flow. Check vent after installation. Refer to the
Installation Instructions for proper length requirements of vent.
2.Use a 4" (10.2 cm) exhaust hood.
3.Use the straightest path possible when routing the vent.
4.Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws or
other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the vent
to secure vent.
5.Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, but at
least every 2 years, or when installing your dryer in a new
location. When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the
Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for final
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 death.
–Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
–WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
–Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or
the gas supplier.
Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
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Starting Your Dryer
This booklet covers several different models. Your dryer may not
have all the cycles and features described.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1.Clean lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint
2.Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
3.Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the
type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic
Setting to dry most heavy to medium weight fabrics.
4.(OPTIONAL) If your dryer has a Temperature selector, set it to
the recommended setting for the type of fabric being dried.
See Dryer Cycle Descriptions (separate sheet) for temperature
suggestions. On some models, temperature is included in the
5.(OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have a WRINKLE PREVENT
setting. When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer
as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. This feature
periodically tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load without
heat to help avoid wrinkling.
6.(OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have an End of Cycle Signal as
part of the Push To Start button. This signal is helpful when
drying items that should be removed from the dryer as soon
as it stops. Turn the PUSH TO START button to ON or OFF.
The signal will sound only if the selector is set to On.
7.If desired, add fabric softener sheet. Follow package
8.Press PUSH TO START.Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
Close the door. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
Press PUSH TO START.
How Automatic Drying Works
During the Automatic Drying Cycle, the exhaust temperature of
the dryer determines the drying time and dryness levels. A
thermostat signals the Cycle Control Knob when to move into
Cool Down. The drying time for an Automatic Drying Cycle
depends on load type and load size. When you are drying a large
or heavy load, the Cycle Control Knob may take a long time
before it begins to advance into Cool Down. Automatic Drying
Cycle takes the guesswork out of drying time and enhances fabric
care. The amount of time that is displayed is the estimated time
remaining in the cycle.
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.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
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Drying Rack Option
Use the Drying Rack to dry items such as sweaters and pillows
without tumbling. The drum turns, but the rack does not move.
f your model does not have a drying rack, you may be able to
purchase one for your model. To find out whether your model allows
drying rack usage and for ordering information, please refer to the
front page of your manual or contact the dealer from whom you
purchased your dryer.
NOTE: The rack must be removed for normal tumbling. Do not
use the automatic cycle with the drying rack.
To use the drying rack
1.Place drying rack in dryer.
Style 1: Your drying rack has front legs. Slide rear pegs into
the dimples on the back wall of the dryer. Lower the front legs
to rest on the dryer opening.
Style 2: Your drying rack does not have front legs. Do not
remove the lint screen. Slide drying rack over the bottom of
the dryer door opening. Push down to secure rack on frame.2.Put wet items on top of rack, leaving space between items.
Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the rack. Close
3.Select a timed drying cycle and temperature, or an air cycle.
Items containing foam, rubber or plastic must be dried on a
clothesline or by using an air cycle. Refer to the following
4.Start the dryer. Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.
Cleaning the Dryer Location
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Clean lint screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can
increase drying time.
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged,
blocked or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check
the exhaust hood and remove the lint.
Every Load Cleaning
1.The lint screen is located on top of the dryer. Pull the lint
screen toward you. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to
2.Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
As Needed Cleaning
1.Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
2.Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
3.Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
4.Rinse screen with hot water.
5.Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen
in dryer. Rack Dry Cycle Temp Time
Washable wool items (block
to shape, lay flat on rack)Timed Low 60 min.
Stuffed toys/pillows (cotton
or polyester filled)Timed Low 60 min.
Foam rubber filledAir
(no heat)N/A 90 min.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.