Alliance Laundry Systems DRY2025 User Manual

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Inside …

Safety Information. . . . 3

Before Drying . . . . . . . . 6

Drying Special Items . . 8

Operating Your Dryer . . 11

Clothing Care Labels . . 14

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 15

Troubleshooting . . . . . . 17

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Part No. 802716

December 2006


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 supplier call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.




© Copyright 2006, 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.

Safety Information

Explanation of Safety


Throughout this manual and on machine decals, you will find precautionary statements (“DANGER,” “WARNING,” and “CAUTION”) followed by specific instructions. These precautions are intended for the personal safety of the operator, user, servicer, and those maintaining the machine.


Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will cause severe personal injury or death.


Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could cause severe personal injury or death.


Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may cause minor or moderate personal injury or property damage.

Additional precautionary statements (“IMPORTANT” and “NOTE”) are followed by specific instructions.

IMPORTANT: The word “IMPORTANT” is used to inform the reader of specific procedures where minor machine damage will occur if the procedure is not followed.

NOTE: The word “NOTE” is used to communicate installation, operation, maintenance or servicing information that is important but not hazard related.

Important Safety Instructions

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 UserMaintenance Instructions or in published user-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 bypass the 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 dry-cleanedat home withdry-cleaningsolvent 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.If supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord or assembly available from the manufacturer or its service agent.

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 bypass any 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. Observe and be aware of other labels and precautions that are located on the machine. They are intended to provide instructions for safe use of the machine. Common sense, caution and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating the dryer.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, or service agent 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

The 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.

1.Sort by color.

2.Separate lint shedding fabrics and lint receiving fabrics.

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

3.Separate no heat, low heat and high heat items.

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 wash or dry items soiled with vegetable or cooking oils. Some oils may remain after washing and may cause the fabric to catch on fire by itself.


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 and help 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.

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.



The following illustrations show the ideal load sizes for fabrics. The average load will fill the cylinder one third to half full when wet.


Cylinder with wet linens and cottonsDRY2031N



Cylinder with wet permanent press items


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 will contain loose lint. Tumble on NO HEAT Fabric Selector setting before



washing to remove loose lint.


Dry completely.








Choose DELICATE or NO HEAT Fabric Selector setting.


• 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 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

Choose DELICATE or NO HEAT Fabric Selector setting.


• Some blankets are fluffy and will shed lint. Tumble on NO HEAT Fabric Selector



setting before washing to remove loose lint.


• Dry in dryer until just dry.


• Clean lint filter half way through drying cycle.

Thermal Cotton



Agitation and tumbling contribute to the shrinkage and felting of wool. Follow blanket



manufacturer’s instructions for proper care.


• Use approximately five dry bath towels and place them between folds in blanket to



lessen the tumbling.


• Set dryer for 20 minutes on the TIME DRY cycle. Use REGULAR Fabric Selector



setting. Check blanket when timer reaches 10. Wool blankets must be removed from



the dryer when damp.


• Stretch item gently to shape and finish drying in a flat position.











• Remove damp items for ironing or dry completely and 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.


• “Beta” fiberglass may be dryer dried if recommended by the manufacturer.

Synthetic Fibers

• Choose DELICATE or NO HEAT Fabric Selector settings.



• 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, the NO HEAT Fabric Selector



setting may be sufficient.




Denim, Corduroy



• Dry completely and remove from dryer when seams are slightly wet to minimize











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 items


shrink from overdrying, rewet them and dry properly.




• Remove slightly damp to minimize ironing.


• Reshape, smooth seams and pockets, etc.

Synthetic Fibers






• Turn inside out to prevent pilling.


• Dry sweaters only with similar fabrics because they are lint receivers.


• Make sure the load is large enough for tumbling.


• Dry completely and remove from dryer immediately to minimize wrinkling.


Choose DELICATE or NO HEAT Fabric Selector setting.


• 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 flat and stretch to shape from a pattern drawn before washing.








Elastic may be dried as for fabric.


Do not overdry.

Foam Rubber

DO NOT dry foam rubber items in the dryer with heat. Fire may result. Use NO HEAT

(Bras, bathing suits,


Fabric Selector setting only.

sun suits, etc.)




Choose DELICATE or NO HEAT Fabric Selector setting.


Do not overdry.

Stretch Fabrics

Choose heat for the most delicate fiber.


• Dry completely as stretch fabrics will stretch into shape.


• Avoid drying with lint shedding fabrics.

Synthetic Fibers

Choose TIME DRY cycle. Use DELICATE Fabric Selector setting.


• Some sheer fabrics, especially sheer knits, can be heat sensitive. Dry until just dry



(about 10 minutes) and remove from dryer immediately.


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





• Manufactured fabrics will create static electricity if overdried.


• Use fabric softener and avoid overdrying.









Type of Load


Special Instructions




Mattress Pads

Read and carefully follow the fabric care instructions supplied by the mattress pad





• Some mattress pads made of synthetic fibers are very heat sensitive. These pads



can be flammable if over-heatedorover-dried.To avoid a fire hazard do notover-dry



mattress pads.


• Remove mattress pads from the dryer while they are still damp.





Ticking must be strong and seams secure.

Feather and


After washing, shake pillow to fluff feathers.


• Dry one large or two smaller pillows. Use TIME DRY cycle. Use DELICATE or PERM



PRESS Fabric Selector setting.


• 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.


Follow manufacturer’s directions.

Foam Rubber

Do not dry in the dryer.





Choose heat and cycle for fabric.


• Old quilts may be too fragile to machine wash or dry.


• Quilts filled with cotton may become lumpy.


• Remove from dryer slightly damp and stretch gently to shape. Quilted articles may



shrink if overdried.






Cotton With Cotton


Dry one large or several small rugs. For one small rug, add towels.


Heat tends to deteriorate many types of rubber.


• Some types of rubber-likematerials are flammable under certain conditions. DO NOT



dry foam rubber and rubber-likematerials with heat. Use NO HEAT Fabric Selector



setting only.

Synthetic Fibers

Choose DELICATE or NO HEAT Fabric Selector setting.


Follow manufacturer’s suggestions.


• Some 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 furniture.




Stuffed Animals and Toys

Make sure the filling and covering 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



rubber or kapok in the dryer with heat.


• Use no HEAT Fabric Selector setting only.




Tennis Shoes

Choose DELICATE or NO HEAT Fabric Selector setting.


• Use a drying rack or tumble with at least four old bath towels.