Amana 40086001 User Manual
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Important Safety Information ...............
Drying Clothes ...................................
Features, Hints, and Care ..................
Reversing the Door .............................
Drying Guide ......................................
Trouble Shooting ................................
Amana Dryer Warranty .......................
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What You Needto Know
about Safety Instructions
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 dryer.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
Always contact your dealer, distributor,
service agent, or manufacturer about
problems or conditions you do not
personal injury or product or property damage,
Important Safety Information
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury, or death when using your dryer, follow these basic precautions=
1.Read all instructions before using dryer.
2.Install dryer according to Installation Instructions. Refer
to the Grounding Instructions in the Installation Instructions for
proper grounding of the dryer.
3.Do not dry articles that have been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline,
4.Do not use dryer to dry clothes which have traces of any flammable substance, such as vegetable oil, cooking oil, machine oil, flammable chemicals, thinner, etc., or anything containing wax or chemicals, such as mops and cleaning cloths. Flammable substances may cause fabric to catch fire by itself.
5.Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids near this or any other appliance.
6.Do not allow children to play on or in dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when dryer is used near children, a safety rule for all appliances.
7.Before dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove door to drying compartment.
8.Do not reach into dryer if cylinder is revolving.
9.Do not install or store dryer where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.
10.Do not tamper with dryer controls.
11.Do not repair or replace any part of dryer or attempt any service, unless specifically recommended in
12.To reduce risk of electric shock or fire, do not use extension cords or adapters to connect dryer to electrical power source.
13.Use the dryer only for its intended purpose, drying clothes.
14.Always disconnect dryer from electrical supply before attempting any service. Disconnect power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
15.Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubberlike materials.
16.Always clean the lint filter after
every load. A layer of lint in the filter reduces drying efficiency and prolongs drying time.
17.Use only fabric softeners or products to eliminate static that are appropriate for automatic dryers.
18.Keep your dryer in good
condition. Bumping or dropping dryer can damage safety features. If damage occurs, have dryer checked by qualified service technician.
19.Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.
20.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.
21.Always read and follow manufacturer's instructions on
packages of laundry aids. Heed all warnings or precautions. To reduce risk of poisoning or chemical burns, keep products away from children at all times, preferably, in a locked cabinet.
22.Never operate dryer with guards and/or panels removed.
23.Do not operate dryer with missing or broken parts.
24.Do net bypass safety devices.
25.Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding areas free from
accumulation of lint, dust, and dirt.
26.Interior of dryer and exhaust duct should be cleaned
periodically by qualified service personnel.
27.Dryer will not operate with loading door open. DO NOT bypass door safety switch by permitting dryer to operate with door open. Dryer will stop tumbling when door is opened. Do not use dryer if it does not stop tumbling when door is opened or starts tumbling
without pressing or turning the START mechanism. Remove
the dryer from use and call the service person.
28.Remove laundry immediately after the dryer stops.
29.ALWAYS follow the fabric care
instructions supplied by the garment manufacturer.
Save These Instructions-
If These Controls
are Different from
These controls are intended to showthe
variety of features that are available in the product line. If your dryer does not
have all the options that are shown, it is not a mistake. The information
provided applies to several of the models in the product line.
1.Sort clothes for drying
Properly dried clothes will need a minimum of care when removed from
the dryer. Clothes properly sorted for washing should be properly sorted for drying also. Follow the examples below.
Dark and Light
Separate light clothes from dark clothes.
Towels, flannels, chenille, cottons, rugs
knits (including socks),
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
IMPORTANT: Lint filter must be in
place in door opening when using dryer or loading and unloading dryer. If filter is not in place, clothing could fall into front air duct.
2. Clean the lint filter before each use
A clean lint filter ensures efficient drying and clothes will remain lintfree when unloading dryer. A layer of lint on the screen will reduce air
flow through the dryer and lengthen drying time. Lint screen may be washed if needed.
•Lint filter is located at front of the dryer in the lower part of door opening.
•Replace lint filter in door recess and push in firmly. Words on filter should face front of dryer.
Add clothes loosely into dryerdrum. Add fabric softener sheet, if desired. Close loading door, Dryer will not operate with the door open.
3.Select FABRIC SELECTOR setting
Set FABRIC SELECTOR knob to most appropriate temperature for type of fabric in load. Follow garment manufacturer's care label for recommended temperature settings. See chart below.
Perm. Press Regular/ Med. High
Use for sturdy items like play or work clothes.
Use for sturdy items like play or work clothes, permanent press items,and synthetics.
Automatic Permanent Press/Knits
Use for permanent press and synthetic items.
Use for delicate items.
Time Dry cycle can be used with all Fabric Selector settings.
4. Select SIGNAL volume (some models)
If a volume level is selected, the signal will let you know when the cycle is done. Signal will stop when the door is opened, or when the timer is advanced to an OFF position.
5.Select EXTENDED TUMBLE, if desired
On Automatic cycles only, EXTENDED TUMBLE cycle helps to reduce wrinkling after the normal drying cycle. After COOL DOWN portion of the cycle, it continues to tumble clothes without heat for 40 minutes, until the dryer door is opened, or the switch is turned to the OFF position.
6.Turn timer to desired setting
The cycles control the drying time. The ENERGY SAVER setting, marked with a dash
The AUTOMATIC cycles will automatically determine the time needed to dry your clothes and will work on any FABRIC SELECTOR setting.
Set the timer for the type of fabric in the load.
TIME DRY cycle will operate dryer for up to 75 minutes. Cottons and heavyweight items dry best between 50 and 75 minutes, lightweight items dry best between 20 and 40 minutes.
AUTOMATIC WRINKLE OUT cycle (some models)helps remove wrinkles fromslightly wrinkled items thatmay have been sitting in adryer or laundrybasket overnight. Thecycle has a short heat settingfollowed by a5 minuteCOOL DOWN.
7.Push in timer knob to start
To stop dryer at any time, open door or turn timer knob to the OFF
position. To restart dryer, close door, reset timer if necessary, and push in the timer knob.
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AUTOMATIC WRINKLE OUT
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'USH KNOB TO START
Features, Hints, and Care
Follow the Colors
YOLU"dryer control panel is color
coordinated for your convenience.
When yuu set your controls, notice which colors are the same. They will help guide you through setting the
[t is impossible to give exact drying times. Conditions from home to home
vary and directly affect drying times. The length of time it takes to dry loads will depend on several variables.
Type of fabric, washer, and spin speed will determine moisture in the fabric.
Heat and moisture in the room. Damp air coming into the dryer will increase drying time.
Installation (length of exhaust duct, etc.).
Electric voltage or gas pressure.
If you have an automatic cycle, you need not worry about time. The automatic cycle will determine the time needed. Set the timer for the type of fabric in the load. See the operating instructions provided with your dryer. Do not set the timer for a "higher" setting than necessary. If you have a permanent press, knit cycle, use it for loads of permanent press, knits and for clothes made from or containing synthetic fibers. This cycle has a longer COOL DOWN period at the end of the cycle to reduce wrinkling.
How to Remove Ball Point
Pen Ink Marks from the
If the ink stain is fresh, place dry rags in the dryer. Using the hottest heat setting, runthe dryer for one hourto absorbthe ink.
If the stain is not fresh, apply household spray or cream cleaner to a soft cloth, and rub the stain. Then, place wet rags in the dryer. Using the hottest heat setting, run the dryer for one hour to remove any cleaner residue.
Drying Rack, Part No. 504105, is useful for
drying items that require
such as tennis shoes, sweaters, stuffed
toys or other delicate items.
•Ordinarily, dryer cylinder will need nocare.
•Wipe dryer cabinetas needed. Ifdetergent, bleach or other washing products have beenspilled onthe dryer, wipe immediately.Some products will cause permanent damage if spilled on the cabinet.
Do not allowsharp or rough objects to lean against thedryer. Thefinish couldbe damaged.
•Use only a damp or sudsy clothfor cleaning the control panel.Some spray prewashproducts mayharm thefinish on the control panel.
Clean lintfilter afterdrying each load. A clean lintfilter ensures efficient drying and clothes will remain
All moving parts are sealed in a permanent supply of lubricant or are equipped with oilless bearings. Additional lubrication will not be necessary.
•The exhaust duct should be inspected after one year of use and cleaned if necessary. Inspect and clean exhaust duct every one to two years as required thereafter.
•The weather hood should be checked frequently to make sure the dampers move freely, dampers are not pushed in and that nothing has been set against them.
•Keep dryer area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
•Do not obstruct the flow of combustion (gas dryers) and ventilation air.
Reversing the Door
To reversedoors performthe followingsteps:
1.Remove four hinge attaching screws•
2.Remove all 9 screws from door and hinges.
3.Pull bottom of door liner out (A), then pull down (B), removing door liner from door panel.
4.Rotate door panel 180+as shown•
5.Remove door strike from door liner and reinstall on opposite side.
6.Insert liner under flange on bottom of door (A), then push top of door liner into place (B)
7.Reinstall 9 screws removed in Step 2.
8.Using a screwdriver, remove two door plugs and reinstall on opposite side of door opening.
9.Reinstall four hinge attaching screws removed in Step 1.
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lor the type
used• Dry one double
or two single spreads
tufted spreads will shed lint and should be dried alone• New spreads will contain loose lint Tumble
new spreads on NO HEAT setting before washing to remove loose lint. These spreads may be dried
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles. If the manufacturer recommends drying the blanket in the dryer, follow
the '_VooFinstructions below• Do not stretch the blanket because of the wiring. Some electric blankets
may have insulation on the thermostats or on the wiring which will not withstand dryer heat. Do not dry
in dryer unless the blanket manufacturer says it can be done.
or NO HEAT
Some of these blankets
are fluffy and will shed linl. Tumble
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.
and tumbling contribute
to the shrinkage and felting
of wool. We cannot guarantee
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 blankefs must be removed from the dryer when damp. Stretch
gently to shape and finish drying over two clotheslines or in a flat position.
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
in mattress pads
is made of either
cotton or synthetic
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
dryer while they are still damp.
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 snugly when replaced
Ticking must be strong and seams secure.
If in doubt,
sew pillow into a case
or use a zippered
to prevent feathers
to fluff feathers.
large or two smaller pillows• Use TIME DRY cycle. Use LOW or MEDIUM heat setting if it is available
on you dryer. Shake and reposition pillows several times dunng 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•
Do not dry
in the dryer.
or TIME DRY cycles. Remove
items for ironing or dry
DO NOT DRY IN THE DRYER
by the manufacturer.
Particles may remain in the dryer and rub off on the next load. This could irritate the skin. "Beta"
fiberglass may be dried in the dryer if recommended by the manufacturer.
or NO HEAT cycles•
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.
Remove hooks and weights before washing, Choose heat forfabdc and allow space in the dryerfor
tumbling. Some draperies may be removed when slightly damp and hung immediately. Lined draperies
Drying Guide (cont'd)
are usually manufactured
under tension (stretching)
together if every bit of moisture is removed form 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
or TIME DRY cycle. Remove
to minimize ironing• Reshape,
smooth seams and pockets, etc.
up of the fiber
ends from friction).
lint. Make sure
the load is large
enough for tumbling
Dry completely and remove
or NO HEAT
cycle. For wool
labeled "machine washable" follow manufacturer's directions.
other wool, use wool blanket method.
Do not dryer loosely
knit wool or hand knits. Dry these flat and
stretch to shape from a pattern drawn before washing.
oils can cause elastic to deteriorate.
Elastic in such
things as shorts may be dried, however avoid overdrying.
Foam Rubber Bras, bathing suits, sun suits, etc, DO NOT DRY THESE ITEMS IN THE DRYER WITH HEAT, FIRE MAY RESULT. NO HEAT setting may be used.
tretch Fabrics Choose heat for the most delicate fiber. These may be dried completely as they will stretch into shape• Avoid drying with
Synthetic Fibers TIME DRY cycle, Use a DELICATE or LOW HEAT setting, if it is available on dryer. 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• Synthetic fabrics will create static electricity if overdried. TO prevent this use fabric softener and avoid overdrying.
cycle. Dry completely
and remove from dryer when
seams are slightly wet to
or TIME DRY cycles,
Dry one large or several small
rugs. For one small rug
only, add towels for buffers•
RubberHot water and heat tend to deteriorate many types of rubber. Some types of
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles.
Some of these rugs are heat
sensitive and should be removed
the dryer when
damp or dried
with no heat.
Make sure the filling and covering is washable and can be dried in the dryer. 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.
DELICATE or NO HEAT cycle. Usa a drying rack or tumble with at least four old bath towels.
You may save time and money by checking items below before calling for service. List includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials. If your question is not explained below, contact Amana
Consumer Affairs Department at
may not be resting firmly on floor
is normal. Adjust leveling
legs so dryer
rests firmly on floor. See Installation Instructions for
Stop dryer and check for loose objects.
buttons, and fasteners. Clothing
buckles should be turned inside out.
through the dry, a whiffing
may be noticed
rotates, it may create a
Clicking sound Many of the parts, such as the timer, click as Normal they operate
Electrical power cord may not be plugged in,
or connection may be loose
Fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or power
Dryer door is not closed
Timer knob must be pushed in to restart
set to FLUFF/NO HEAT setting
Damper on weather hood is stuck closed or
Gas supply is shut off (Gas Dryers Only)
dyes that are not set can stain the
Make sure plug from power cord fits tightly into wall outlet.
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Do NOT increase fuse capacity. Call qualified electrician to correct circuit overload problem. Call local utility company to correct power outage.
Push door closed.
If dryer door was opened during a cycle, the timer knob must be pushed in to restart the cycle.
Reset FABRIC SELECTOR knob.
Severely restricted airflow will cause dryer to stop heating. Check weather hood and extlaust system for restdctions.
Check other gas appliances in house for gas supply.
Make a paste from powdered detergent and rub on stain. Though you may not be able removestain immediately, the stain may fade and disappear over time.