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DRYER USER INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS POUR L'UTILISATEUR DE LA SÉCHEUSE

Table of Contents

Table des matières

DRYER SAFETY........................................................................

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CONTROL PANEL.....................................................................

4

CYCLE GUIDE...........................................................................

5

DRYER USE..............................................................................

6

DRYER CARE............................................................................

7

TROUBLESHOOTING...............................................................

9

WARRANTY............................................................................

11

ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.................................

Back Cover

Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warrantyservice.

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 at the top inside dryer door well.

Dealer name_ _____________________________________________

Serial number_____________________________________________

Address__________________________________________________

Phone number____________________________________________

Model number_____________________________________________

Purchase date_____________________________________________

SÉCURITÉ DE LA SÉCHEUSE...............................................

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TABLEAU DE COMMANDE....................................................

16

GUIDE DES PROGRAMMES..................................................

17

UTILISATION DE LA SÉCHEUSE...........................................

18

ENTRETIEN DE LA SÉCHEUSE.............................................

19

DÉPANNAGE...........................................................................

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GARANTIE...............................................................................

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ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE..............

COUVERTURE ARRIÈRE

Conservez ce manuel et votre reç de vente ensemble pour référence ultérieure. Pour le service sous garantie, vous devez présenter un document prouvant la date d'achat ou d'installation.

Inscrivez les renseignements suivants au sujet de votre appareil ménager pour mieux vous aider à obtenir assistance ou service en cas de besoin. Vous devrez connaître le numéro de modèle et le numéro de série au complet. Cete information est donnée sur la plaque signalétique indiquant les numéros de modèle et de série, située dans le logement de la porte à l'intérieur de la sécheuse.

Nom du marchand_________________________________________

Numéro de série___________________________________________

Adresse___________________________________________________

Numéro de téléphone______________________________________

Numéro de modèle_ _______________________________________

Date d'achat_ _____________________________________________

DRYER SAFETY

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 messages.

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:

DANGER

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately

follow instructions.

 

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow

WARNING

instructions.

 

 

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.

W10287572A

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IMPORTANT: The gas installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.

The dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

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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.

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.

WARNING: Gas leaks cannot always be detected by smell.

Gas suppliers recommend that you use a gas detector approved by UL or CSA.

For more information, contact your gas supplier.

If a gas leak is detected, follow the “What to do if you smell gas” instructions.

Check Your Vent System for Good Air Flow

Along with heat, dryers require good air flow to efficiently dry laundry. Proper venting will reduce your drying times and improve your energy savings. See Installation Instructions.

The venting system attached to the dryer plays a big role in good air flow.

WARNING

Fire Hazard 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 or fire.

Service calls caused by improper venting are not covered by the warranty and will be paid by the customer, regardless of who installed the dryer.

Maintain Good Air flow by:

Cleaning your lint screen before each load.

Replace plastic or foil vent material with 4" (102 mm) diameter heavy, rigid vent material.

Use the shortest length of vent possible.

Use no more than four 90° elbows in a vent system; each bend and curve reduces air flow.

Good

Better

Remove lint and debris from the exhaust hood.

Remove lint from the entire length of the vent system at least every 2 years. When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for final product check.

Clear away items from the front the dryer.

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CONTROL PANEL

Not all features and options are available on all models. Appearance may vary.

Cycle Selector (Timer) Control

Automatic Dry/Sensor Dry

The Automatic dry cycle takes the guesswork out of drying time and enhances fabric care. The Automatic Dry cycle may be used for most loads.

The Cycle Selector (Timer) control may be set to ENERGY PREFERRED, which is good for most fabrics. At the end of the cycle, you may check the dryness of the load.

If the load is drier than you like, select a setting closer to Less Dry the next time you dry a similar load.

Timed Dry

On some models, temperature is included in the cycle selections. On models with a selectable temperature knob, you may choose a setting based on the fabrics in your load. Drying time and temperature will depend on your dryer model.

Temperature Control

(on some models)

You may select a drying temperature based on the fabrics in your load. If you are unsure of the temperature to select for a load,

select the lower setting rather than the higher setting.

If the load is not as dry as you want, select a Timed cycle to complete drying and the next time you dry a similar load, choose a setting closer to Very Dry.

Drying time with an automatic cycle varies according to the type of fabric, size of load, and temperature setting. On some models, the temperature is included in the cycle selections.

WRINKLE PREVENT Setting (on some models)

The WRINKLE PREVENT features will run after your drying cycle is complete. It periodically starts and stops the dryer, tumbling

the load without heat to help avoid wrinkling.

On some models, WRINKLE PREVENT automatically starts at the end of the cycle. Opening the door will stop this feature. On other models, you can set the WRINKLE PREVENT selector knob to ON or choose the amount of time the feature runs.

NOTE: A signal will sound periodically when the WRINKLE PREVENT setting is selected, but only if the End of Cycle signal is also selected.

Temperature Tips

If your dryer has multiple heat settings:

A High heat setting may be used for drying heavyweight items such as towels and work clothes.

A Low to Medium heat setting may be used for dryingmedium-weightitems such as sheets, blouses, dresses, underwear, permanent press fabrics, and some knits.

A Low heat setting may be used for drying lightweight items such as lingerie.

You may use a no heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic, orheat-sensitivefabrics.

Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.

NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for various loads, refer to the care label directions.

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End of Cycle Signal Control

(on some models)

The End of Cycle signal sounds when a cycle is complete. On some models, the End of Cycle Signal is fixed. On other models, the End of Cycle Signal is selectable and the signal will sound only if set to On.

If the WRINKLE PREVENT feature is selected and the End of Cycle Signal is on, the signal sounds every few minutes. The signal stops when you open the door or turn the Cycle Control knob to Off.

CYCLE GUIDE

Not all cycles and settings are available on all models.

CYCLES

LOAD TYPES

FEATURES

TEMPERATURE

 

 

 

 

AUTOMATIC DRY or Senses moisture in the load or air temperature and shuts off when the load reaches the selected dryness SENSOR DRY level. Gives the best drying in the shortest time. Drying time varies based on fabric type, load size, and

dryness setting.

Depending on model, temperature may be selected on cycle knob or be a separate control.

Automatic Dry

Jeans, heavy work

Gives the best drying in the shortest time. Drying time

High

High Heat

clothes, towels

varies based on fabric type, load size, and dryness setting.

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Dry

Casual, shirts, pants,

Gives the best drying in the shortest time. Drying time

Low

Low Heat

lightweight items

varies based on fabric type, load size, and dryness setting.

 

 

 

 

 

Towels

Towels, Mattress

Thoroughly dries extra-heavyitems.

High

 

pads, quilts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Dry

Jeans, heavy work

This dryness level removes more load moisture than the

Any

 

clothes

Energy Preferred cycle. Dries heavy seams.

 

*Energy Preferred

Most loads

Use this dryness level as your starting point for automatic

Any

Automatic Setting

 

drying.

 

Delicates

Small loads,

Gently dries delicate items.

Low or Extra Low

 

lightweight items

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less Dry

Most loads

This dryness level removes less moisture than the Energy

Any

 

 

Preferred cycle. Seams of garment may feel slightly damp.

 

 

 

Use for loads you may want to complete drying on a

 

 

 

hanger.

 

TIMED DRY

Will run the dryer for the specified time on the control.

 

Depending on model, temperature may be selected on cycle knob or be a separate control.

Timed Dry

Heavy or bulky items

Completes drying if items are still damp.

High

High Heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timed Dry

Small loads,

Gently dries delicate items and knits.

Low

Low Heat

lightweight items

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy Dry

Large or heavy items

Evenly dries large or heavy loads.

High

 

such as thick towels

 

 

 

or robes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damp Dry

Any load

Dries items to a damp level or for items that do not require

Any

 

 

an entire drying cycle.

 

Wrinkle Free

Any load

Helps smooth out wrinkles, such as those found in clothes

Low or Medium

 

 

packed in a suitcase or in items wrinkled from being left in

heat depending on

 

 

the dryer too long.

fabrics in load

Air Dry

Rubber, plastic, heat

No-heatdrying.

No heat

 

sensitive fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL SETTINGS

These settings are added at the end of certain cycles to reduce wrinkling.

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Down

All loads

This is the last step in a cycle that uses heat. The load is

No heat

 

 

cooled slowly to reduce wrinkling and make it easier to

 

 

 

handle.

 

Wrinkle Prevent

Any load

*Periodically starts and stops dryer, tumbling the load

No heat

 

 

to avoid wrinkling.

 

 

 

 

 

*On some models, the dryer continuously tumbles the load, without heat, for up to 30 minutes or until the dryer door is opened.

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DRYER USE

Starting Your Dryer

WARNING

Explosion Hazard

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.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this dryer.

This guide covers several different models. Your dryer may not have all of 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 Screen.”

2.Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not pack the dryer. For best results, 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-weightfabrics.

4.If your dryer has a Temperature selector, set it to the recommended setting for the type of fabric being dried. See “Cycle Guide” for temperature suggestions. On some models, temperature is included in the cycle selections.

5.(OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have a Wrinkle Prevent feature selector. Use this to avoid wrinkling when you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon as it stops.

6.(OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have an End of Cycle Signal. The signal is helpful when drying items that should be removed from the dryer as soon as it stops.

The End of Cycle signal is part of the Start button and is selectable. Turn the 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 instructions.

8.Push the Start button or knob.

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.

WARNING

Fire Hazard

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 or fire.

To restart your dryer

Close the door. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired). Push the Start button or knob.

Drying Rack

(Optional on some models)

Use the Drying Rack to dry items such as sweaters and pillows without tumbling. The drum turns, but the drying rack does not move.

If 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 information on ordering, please refer to the front page of the manual or contact the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer.

NOTE: The drying rack must be removed for normal tumbling.

To use the drying rack

1.Place drying rack in dryer.

Slide rear pegs into the dimples on the back wall of the dryer. Lower the front legs to rest on the dryer opening.

2.Put wet items on top of drying rack, leaving space between items. Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the drying rack. Close the door.

3.Select a Timed Dry 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 table.

4.Start the dryer. Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.

Rack Dry

Cycle

Temp

Time

Washable wool items

Timed

Low

60 min.

(block to shape, lay flat

Dry

 

 

on drying rack)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuffed toys/pillows

Timed

Low

60 min.

(cotton or polyester filled)

Dry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuffed toys/pillows

Air

N/A

90 min.

(foam rubber filled)

(no heat)

 

 

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DRYER CARE

Cleaning the Dryer Location

Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would block the air flow for proper dryer operation. This includes clearing piles of laundry in front of the dryer.

Cleaning the Lint Screen

Clean lint screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.

IMPORTANT:

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. The exhaust hood is located where the dryer air exits your home.

Every Load Cleaning

Style 1:

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 remove.

2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.

Style 2:

1.The lint screen is located in the door of the dryer. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.

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.

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Cleaning the Dryer Interior

1.Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained area of the drum and rub with a soft cloth until stain is removed.

2.Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.

3.Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry the drum.

NOTE: Garments that contain loose dyes, such as 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. Dry these items inside out to avoid drum staining.

Removing Lint

From Inside the Dryer Cabinet

Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified servicer.

From Inside the Exhaust Vent

Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage.

2.Disconnect wiring.

3.Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.

4.Use masking tape to secure dryer door.

Moving care - Gas Dryers

1.Unplug the power supply cord.

2.Close shutoff valve in gas supply line.

3.Disconnect gas supply line pipe and remove fittings attached to dryer pipe.

4.Cap the open fuel supply line.

5. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.

6.Use masking tape to secure dryer door.

Changing the Drum Light

(on some models)

1.Unplug dryer or disconnect power.

2.Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back wall of the dryer. Using a Phillips head screw driver, remove the screw located in the lower right-handcorner of the cover. Remove the cover.

Vacation and Moving Care

Vacation Care

Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will be on vacation or not using your dryer for an extended period of time, you should:

1.Unplug dryer or disconnect power.

2.If you have a gas dryer, close shutoff valve in gas supply line.

3.Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”

Moving care - Electric Dryers

For power supply cord-connecteddryers:

1.Unplug the power supply cord.

2.Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.

3.Use masking tape to secure dryer door.

For direct-wireddryers:

WARNING

Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing.

Replace all parts and panels before operating.

Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.

1. Disconnect power.

3.Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with

a 10-wattappliance bulb only. Replace the cover and secure with the screw.

4.Plug in dryer or reconnect power.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to possibly avoid the cost of a service call...

www.amana.com/help

Dryer will not run

Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?

Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.

Is the correct power supply available?

Electric dryers require 240-voltpower supply. Check with a qualified electrician.

Was a regular fused used?

Use a time-delayfuse.

Is the dryer door firmly closed?

Was the Start button or knob firmly pressed?

Is a cycle selected?

The dryer will not start in the Wrinkle Prevent position. Move the dial past OFF.

No heat

Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?

Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.

For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?

Unusual sounds

Has the dryer had a period ofnon-use?

If the dryer hasn’t been used for awhile, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.

Is coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer?

Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.

Is it a gas dryer?

The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.

Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side?

The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the Installation Instructions.

Is the clothing knotted or balled up?

When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart

the dryer.

Timer does not noticeably advance

Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry?

The timer moves slowly and continuously for the timed setting.

Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying?

The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry.

Clothes are not drying satisfactorily or drying times are too long

Is the lint screen clogged with lint?

Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.

WARNING

Fire Hazard 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 or fire.

Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement?

Run the dryer for 5-10minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system

of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the Installation Instructions.

Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?

Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.

Is the exhaust vent the correct length?

Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the Installation Instructions.

Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?

Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.

Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF (7ºC)?

Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45ºF (7ºC).

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Is the dryer located in a closet?

Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. Sides and front of dryer require a minimum of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and the rear of the

dryer requires 5" (127 mm). See the Installation Instructions.

Has an air dry cycle been selected?

Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.

Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?

Separate the load to tumble freely.

Cycle time too short

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

Is the automatic cycle ending early?

The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer.

Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.

Lint on load

Is the lint screen clogged?

Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.

Stains on load or drum

Was the dryer fabric softener properly used?

Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments.

Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.

Loads are wrinkled

Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?

Was the dryer overloaded?

Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.

Odors

Have you recently been painting, staining, or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?

If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash, and dry the clothing.

Is the electric dryer being used for the first time?

The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.

Load is too hot

Were laundry items removed from the dryer before the end of the cycle?

Allow the Cool Down cycle to finish before removing laundry from dryer. All cycles are cooled slowly to reduced wrinkling and make it easier to handle. Items removed before Cool Down may feel very warm.

Was a high temperature cycle used, or was a separate temperature control set on high?

Select a lower temperature, and use an automatic drying cycle. These cycles sense the temperature or the moisture level in the load and shut off when the load reaches the selected dryness. This reduces overdrying.

Accessories

Enhance your dryer with these premium accessories.

For more high-qualityitems or to order, call1-800-901-2042,or visit us at www.applianceaccessories.com. In Canada, call1-800-807-6777or visit us at www.whirlpoolparts.ca.

Part Number

Accessory

 

 

3404351

Drying rack - fits 29" (737 mm) Super Capacity,

 

6.5 cu. ft. (0.18 cu. m) - side swing or hamper

 

door

 

 

3406839

Drying rack - fits 29" (737 mm) Super Capacity

 

Plus, 7.0 cu. ft. (0.20 cu. m) - side swing door

 

only

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