Alliance Laundry Systems D310IE3B User Manual

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Use and Care Guide

Home Laundry Automatic Dryer


KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. (If the dryer changes ownership, be sure this manual accompanies the dryer.

NOTA: El manual en español aparece después del manual en inglés.

Part No. 504490R2

August 1998


Important Safety Instructions .............................................................


Table of

Before Drying



Energy Saving Tips...........................................................................






Helps and Hints ................................................................................



Sort ...................................................................................................






Drying Special Items.............................................................................






Care Of Your Dryer ..........................................................................



Motor Overload Protector....................................................................



Lint Filter.............................................................................................



Before You Call For Service ...............................................................



If Service Is Required .........................................................................



Information For Handy Reference ....................................................



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.


Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.

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.


© Copyright 1998, Alliance Laundry Systems LLC

All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the expressed written consent of the publisher.




(Save These Instructions)


To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death to persons when using your dryer, follow these basic precautions:


1.Read all instructions before using the dryer.

2.Refer to the GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS in the INSTALLATION manual for the proper grounding of the dryer.

3.Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, washed in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaningsolvents, other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

4.Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. This is a safety rule for all appliances.

5.Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the drying compartment.

6.Do not reach into the dryer if the cylinder is revolving.

7.Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the water and/or weather.

8.Do not tamper with the controls.

9.Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer, or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in the User-MaintenanceInstructions or in publisheduser-repairinstructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

10.Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

11.To reduce the risk of fire, DO NOT DRY plastics or articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubberlike materials.

12.Always clean the lint filter after every load. A layer of lint in the filter reduces drying efficiency and prolongs drying time.

13.Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding area free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

14.The interior of the dryer and the exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

15.This gas appliance contains or produces a chemical or chemicals which can cause death or serious illness and which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. To reduce the risk from substances in the fuel or from fuel combustion, make sure this appliance is installed, operated, and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

16.Dryer will not operate with the loading door open. DO NOT by-passthe door safety switch by permitting the dryer to operate with the door open. The dryer will stop tumbling when the door is opened. Do not use the dryer if it does not stop tumbling when the door is opened or starts tumbling without pressing or turning the START mechanism. Remove the dryer from use and call the service person.

17.Do not put articles soiled with vegetable or cooking oil in the dryer, as these oils may not be removed during washing. Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may catch on fire by itself.

18.To reduce the risk of fire, DO NOT put clothes which have traces of any flammable substances such as machine oil, flammable chemicals, thinner, etc. or anything containing wax or chemicals such as in mops and cleaning cloths, or anything drycleaned at home with drycleaning solvent in the dryer.

19.Use the dryer only for its intended purpose, drying clothes.

20.Always disconnect the electrical power to the dryer before attempting service. Disconnect the power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.



21.Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.

22.Install this dryer according to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. All connections for electrical power, grounding and gas supply must comply with local codes and be made by licensed personnel when required. Do not do it yourself unless you know how!

23.Remove laundry immediately after the dryer stops.

24.Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions on packages of laundry and cleaning aids. Heed all warnings or precautions. To reduce the risk of poisoning or chemical burns, keep them out of reach of children at all times (preferably in a locked cabinet).

25.Do not tumble fiberglass curtains and draperies unless the label says it can be done. If they are dried, wipe out the cylinder with a damp cloth to remove particles of fiberglass.

26.ALWAYS follow the fabric care instructions supplied by the garment manufacturer.

27.Never operate the dryer with any guards and/or panels removed.

28.DO NOT operate the dryer with missing or broken parts.

29.DO NOT by-passany safety devices.

30.Failure to install, maintain, and/or operate this machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions may result in conditions which can produce bodily injury and/or property damage.

NOTE: The WARNING AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating the dryer.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or the manufacturer about any problems or conditions you do not understand.



Before Drying . . .

Energy Saving Tips

Make sure the lint filter is always clean.

Do not overload the dryer.

Do not overdry items.

Remove items to be ironed while still damp.

Large loads of similar fabrics dry the most efficiently. However, dry permanent press in smaller loads to prevent wrinkling.

Use the correct cycle for the type of fabric being dried.

Locate your dryer so the exhaust duct is as short and straight as possible.

Do not open the door during the drying cycle.

Plan to do your laundry on low humidity days; your clothes will dry faster.

Dry multiple loads of clothes one right after another so dryer interior does not have to be reheated for each load.

Helps and Hints


To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, serious injury or death, clothes which have traces of any flammable substances such as cooking oil, machine oil, flammable chemicals, thinner, etc. must not be put into the dryer.


The necessary suggestions and directions for installation and proper exhausting are given in the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS which are included with the dryer.

Static electricity may cause garments of synthetic fibers (as in lingerie) to cling together, especially if they are overdried. The use of a liquid fabric softener in the rinse water of the washer, or a fabric softener sheet in the dryer, will soften clothes and reduce static electricity.

Do not wash or dry clothes that shed lint in the same load with permanent press or knit garments.

Remove permanent press loads immediately after dryer stops.

Follow the care labels on FLAME RETARDANT, SCOTCHGUARD™, etc., garments for the proper washing and drying.

If loads should be damp for ironing, turn timer knob

to the ENERGY SAVER setting, marked with a dot (•), in Automatic or Time Dry cycles.




If you have correctly sorted the items for washing, they should be properly sorted for drying too.

Separate: Lights



Lint Shedding



Lint Receiving



No Heat Items

Low Heat Items

High Heat Items

Towels, flannels, chenille, cottons, rugs, etc., shed lint. Corduroys, knits (including socks), permanent press, and synthetics attract lint.

In any kind of drying, lightweight fabrics will dry faster than heavyweight fabrics. If mixed loads are dried together (such as sheets and towels), remove the lighter weight fabrics when they are dry to prevent overdrying and wrinkling. The best method is to dry clothes which require the same time and temperature in the same load.


Do not overload your dryer. Bulk, not weight, determines the load size. If the dryer is overloaded, it could cause discoloration or permanent heat damage to the load. There should be space in the dryer for the clothes to tumble freely. This helps to reduce wrinkles. Large and small pieces together make up loads which will tumble well. Permanent press loads should be smaller to provide room for tumbling. Proper tumbling allows for fewer wrinkles. The following illustrations show the ideal loads sizes for fabrics. The average load will fill the cylinder one third to half full when wet.


Cylinder with wet cottons and linens


Cylinder with wet permanent press

A load can be too small. Just a few small pieces will not tumble properly. They will take longer to dry and they may be wrinkled. For small loads, add a couple of large towels or non lint shedding items to aid in tumbling.



Drying Special Items . . .

Type of Load

Special Instructions




Choose heat for fabric. Dry one double or two single spreads. Chenille and


tufted spreads will shed lint and should be dried by themselves. New spreads


especially, will contain loose lint. Tumble on NO HEAT setting before washing


to remove loose lint. These spreads may be dried completely.






DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. If drying items in dryer is recommended by


the manufacturer, dry as for wool. Do not stretch the blanket because of the


wiring. Some electric blankets may have an insulation on the the thermostats or


on the wiring which will not withstand dryer heat. Do not dryer dry unless the


blanket manufacturer says it can be done.

Synthetic Fibers

DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. Some of these blankets are fluffy and will shed


lint. Tumble on NO HEAT setting before washing to remove loose lint. Use a


gentle wash method, then dry in dryer until just dry. The lint filter may need to


be cleaned during the drying.

Thermal Cotton



Agitation and tumbling contribute to the shrinkage and felting of wool. We


cannot guarantee that wool will not shrink. However, if care is taken and the


blanket manufacturer’s instructions are followed, satisfactory results should be


obtained. Wash by the soak method with as little agitation as possible. After


washing, stretch blanket gently in both directions. Use approximately five dry


bath towels and place them between folds in blanket. This will “cushion” it to


lessen the tumbling. Set dryer for 20 minutes on the TIME DRY cycle. Use


REGULAR heat setting, if it is available on your dryer. Check blanket when


timer reaches 10. Wool blankets must be removed from the dryer when damp.


Stretch gently to shape and finish drying over two clothes lines or in a flat








AUTOMATIC REGULAR or TIME DRY cycles. Remove damp items for


ironing or dry completely, then steam iron.


DO NOT DRY IN THE DRYER unless recommended by the manufacturer.


Fiberglass may shred. Particles may remain in the dryer and rub off on the next


load. This could irritate the skin. “Beta” fiberglass may be dryer dried if


recommended by the manufacturer.

Synthetic Fibers

DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. Allow room for tumbling to prevent wrinkling.


Delicate or sheer curtains must be dried by themselves so they will not be


snagged by hooks or crushed by other clothes in the load. Some sheer curtains


are heat sensitive. Dry 10 minutes only, plus the cool down period. Remove from


dryer immediately and hang. If the dryer has been heated from a previous load,


NO HEAT setting may be sufficient.



Denim, Corduroy

AUTOMATIC REGULAR cycle. Dry completely and remove from dryer when


seams are slightly wet to minimize shrinkage.





Type of Load

Special Instructions




Remove hooks and weights before washing. Choose heat for fabric and allow


space in the dryer for tumbling. Some draperies may be removed when slightly


damp and hung immediately. Lined draperies should be dry-cleanedbecause


they have a tendency to pucker.



Knit Articles

Knit fabrics are usually manufactured under tension (stretching). Cotton knits


especially may relax or draw together if every bit of moisture is removed from


them. It is best to take them out of the dryer with a trace of moisture remaining,


then stretch to shape. If they do shrink from overdrying, rewet them and dry




AUTOMATIC REGULAR or TIME DRY cycle. Remove slightly damp to


minimize ironing. Reshape, smooth seams and pockets, etc.

Synthetic Fibers



Turn inside out to prevent “pilling” (the rolling up of the fiber ends from


friction). Dry sweaters only with similar things because they tend to attract lint.


Make sure the load is large enough for tumbling. Dry completely and remove


from dryer immediately to minimize wrinkling.


DELICATE or NO HEAT cycle. For wool labeled “machine washable”, follow


manufacturer’s directions. For other wool, use wool blanket method. Do not


dryer dry loosely knit wool or hand knits. Dry these flat and stretch to shape


from a pattern drawn before washing.








Body oils can cause elastic to deteriorate. Wash garments containing elastic


frequently. Elastic in such things as shorts may be dried as for fabric, but avoid



Foam Rubber

Bras, bathing suits, sun suits, etc. DO NOT DRY THESE ITEMS IN THE




Most girdles (control briefs or shapers) today are made from Spandex. Use


DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. Do not overdry.

Stretch Fabrics

Choose heat for the most delicate fiber. These may be dried completely as they


will stretch into shape. Avoid drying with lint-sheddingfabrics.

Synthetic Fibers

TIME DRY cycle. Use a DELICATE or LOW HEAT setting, if it is available.


Some sheer fabrics, especially sheer knits, can be heat sensitive. Dry these until


they are just dry (about 10 minutes) and remove from dryer immediately. Sheer


fabrics should not be washed and dried with garments containing hooks or


zippers. Man-madefabrics will create static electricity if overdried. To prevent


this, use fabric softener and avoid overdrying.



Mattress Pads

The materials in mattress pads is made of either cotton or synthetic fibers. Read


the fiber content label, found on your mattress pad, to determine what type of


fiber was used to manufacture the pad. READ AND CAREFULLY FOLLOW


the fabric care instructions supplied by the mattress pad manufacturer. Some


pads made of synthetic fibers are very heat sensitive. These pads can be


flammable if over-heatedorover-dried.TO AVOID A FIRE HAZARD, DO


NOT OVER-DRYmattress pads. Remove pads from the dryer while they are


still damp.





Type of Load

Special Instructions





Feather and Down-Filled

Ticking must be strong and seams secure. If in doubt, sew pillow into a case or


use a zippered pillowcase to prevent feathers from coming out. After washing,


shake pillow to fluff feathers. Dry one large or two smaller pillows. Use TIME


DRY cycle. Use LOW or MEDIUM heat setting if it is available on your dryer.


Shake and reposition pillows several times during drying. Pillows must be dry


in the center to prevent mildew. Drying may take two hours or longer. Reset


dryer timer if necessary. The odor of wet feathers is not pleasant. However, the


odor will disappear once the pillows dry.


Follow manufacturer’s directions.

Foam Rubber

Do not dry in the dryer.




Choose heat and cycle for fabric. Filling and cover must be completely


washable. Old quilts may be too fragile to machine wash or dry. Quilts filled


with cotton may become lumpy. Quilting should be close together. Remove from


dryer slightly damp and stretch gently to shape. Quilted articles may shrink if







Cotton With Cotton

AUTOMATIC REGULAR or TIME DRY cycles. Dry one large or several small


rugs. For one small rug only, add towels for buffers.


Hot water and heat tend to deteriorate many types of rubber. Some types of


rubber-likematerials are flammable under certain conditions. DO NOT DRY




DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. Follow manufacturer’s suggestions. Some of

Synthetic Fibers

these rugs are heat sensitive and should be removed from the dryer when damp,


or dried with no heat.



Slip Covers

Choose heat for fabric. Close zippers. Dry one couch cover, two chair covers or


five or six pillow covers at one time. Remove from dryer when slightly damp.


Press pleats if necessary and replace on furniture immediately. Stretch fabrics


and knits should be dried completely so they will fit snug when replaced on





Stuffed Animals and Toys

Make sure the filling and covering are washable and can be dryer dried. Cotton


filling may become lumpy. Protect glass eyes by covering with a stocking or tie


toy into a pillowcase. Choose heat for most sensitive fiber. Dry enough clothes


in the load for good tumbling. DO NOT DRY TOYS STUFFED WITH FOAM





Tennis Shoes

DELICATE or NO HEAT cycle. Use a drying rack or tumble with at least four


old bath towels.