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Owner's Manual

Contents

 

Important Safety Information ...............

3

Drying Clothes ...................................

4

Features, Hints, and Care ..................

6

Reversing the Door .............................

7

Drying Guide ......................................

8

Trouble Shooting ................................

10

Amana Dryer Warranty .......................

12

Gas and Electric Dryer

Keep instructions for future reference. Be sure

manual stays with dryer.

Thank you for buying an Amana dryer!

Please take the time to complete the registration card and return promptly, if registration card is missing, call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When contacting Amana, provide product information from serial plate found on upper right hand corner of door opening:

Serial Plate

Model Number Manufacturing (P) Number Serial Number (S/N) Purchase Date

Dealer Name Dealer Address Dealer Phone

Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place for future referenceor if warrantyservice is required.

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For more information onthis and other Amana

products, visit our Web site

www.amana.com

or

call Consumer Affairs Department at

1-800-843-0304

Asure TM Extended

Service Plan

Amana Appliances offers long-termservice protectionlk)r this new dryer. AsureTM Extended Service Plan, covering functional parts, labor, and

travel charges, is specially designed to supplement a strong warranty.

Call 1-800-528-2682for information.

Parts and Accessories

Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories by phone.

To order accessories for your Amana product, call 1-800-843-0304 inside USA or319-622-5511outside USA.

Save Time and Money

If something seems unusual, please check "Trouble Shooting" section, which is designed to helpyou solve problems before calling service. If you have a question, write or call us (include model number and phone number) at:

Consumer Affairs Department

Amana Appliances

2800 - 220th Trail

Amana, Iowa 52204

Ph# 1-800-843-0304

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

I

DANGER

I

DANGER--Immediatehazards which WILLresult insevere personalinjury

 

 

or death.

 

I WARNINGI

WARNING--Hazards or unsafe practices whichCOULD result in severe personal injury or death.

Always contact your dealer, distributor,

 

service agent, or manufacturer about

CAUTION

problems or conditions you do not

understand.

CAUTION--Hazardsor unsafe practices which COULD result in minor

 

 

personal injury or product or property damage,

2

Important Safety Information

WARNING

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, dry-cleaningsolvents, or other flammable or explosive substances. Vapors could ignite or explode.

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 user-maintenanceinstructions or in publisheduser-repairinstructions that you understand and have skills to carry out.

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-

Drying Clothes

If These Controls

are Different from

Yours

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.

SORT

 

EXAMPLES

 

 

Dark and Light

Separate light clothes from dark clothes.

Colors

 

 

 

 

Lint Shedding

Towels, flannels, chenille, cottons, rugs

Fabrics

 

 

 

 

Lint Receiving

Corduroys,

knits (including socks),

Fabrics

 

permanent

press,

and synthetics

Heavy

and Light

Lightweight

fabrics

dry faster than heavyweight

weight

Fabrics

fabrics. If mixed loads are dried together (such

 

 

as sheets and towels), remove the lighter

 

 

weight fabrics when they are dry to prevent

 

 

over drying

and wrinkling.

Lint

Filter

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.

FABRIC

SELECTOR

DELICATE

PERM. PRESS

LOW

MEDIUM

FLUFF

REGULAR

NO HEAT

HIGH

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.

FABRIC SELECTOR

Regular/Nigh

Approximately 160°F

Perm. Press Regular/ Med. High

(some models)

Approximately 155°F

Perm. Press/Medium

Approximately 150"F

Delicate/Low

Approximately 129"F

Fluff/No Heat

No heat

CYCLE

Automatic Regular

Use for sturdy items like play or work clothes.

Automatic Regular/Perm

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.

Automatic Delicate

Use for delicate items.

Any Cycle

Time Dry cycle can be used with all Fabric Selector settings.

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Drying

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

(some models)

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 (-),shows which dryer settings will use the least energy and will leave items damp for easier ironing.

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.

Clothes (cont'd)

SIGNAL

OFF LOUD

EXTENDED

TUMBLE

ON

 

 

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OFF

AUTOMATIC

 

AUTOMATIC

PERMANENT

EXTENDED

REGULAR/

PRESS/KNITS

TUMBLE

DELICATE

OFF

COOL DOWN

 

EXTENDED

LESS DRY

TUMBLE

 

MORE DRY

 

OFF

OFF

 

COOLDOWN

 

AUTOMATIC WRINKLE OUT

70

MORE DRY

cool

50

_ow_IC 20i 30

40

LESSDRY TIMEDRY

m ENERGY.SAVER

'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

controls.

Drying Times

[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.

Load size

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

Dryer Drum

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.

Optional

Drying

Rack

 

Drying Rack, Part No. 504105, is useful for

 

drying items that require no-tumbledrying,

 

(some

models)

 

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such as tennis shoes, sweaters, stuffed

toys or other delicate items.

 

General

Dryer

Care

Rack

Cleaning

 

Drying

 

 

 

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.

Lint Filter

Clean lintfilter afterdrying each load. A clean lintfilter ensures efficient drying and clothes will remainlint-freewhenunloading dryer. A layer of lint on thescreen will reduce air flow throughthe dryer and lengthen drying time. Lint screen may be washed with soap and water if needed.

Lubrication

All moving parts are sealed in a permanent supply of lubricant or are equipped with oilless bearings. Additional lubrication will not be necessary.

Exhaust System

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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Drying Guide

Item

 

 

Special

 

Instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedspreads

 

Choose

heat

lor the type

fabric

used• Dry one double

or two single spreads

 

at once•

Chenille and

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blankets

Electric

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic

Fibers

DELICATE

or NO HEAT

cycles.

Some of these blankets

are fluffy and will shed linl. 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

 

AUTOMATIC

REGULAR

cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cotton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wool

 

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 blankefs must be removed from the dryer when damp. Stretch

 

 

 

gently to shape and finish drying over two clotheslines or in a flat position.

 

 

 

 

 

Quilts

 

 

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

 

 

 

over dried•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mattress

Pads

 

Material

in mattress pads

is made of either

cotton or synthetic

fibers. Read

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-heatedor

 

 

 

over-dried,TO AVOID A FIRE HAZARD, DO NOTOVER-DRYmattress pads. Remove pads from the

 

 

 

dryer while they are still damp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 snugly when replaced

 

 

 

on furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pillows

Feather

and

Ticking must be strong and seams secure.

If in doubt,

sew pillow into a case

or use a zippered

 

 

Down-Filled

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 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.

 

 

 

i Fiber-Filled

Follow manufacturer's directions•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(polyester)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foam Rubber

Do not dry

in the dryer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtains

Cotton

 

AUTOMATIC

REGULAR

or TIME DRY cycles. Remove

damp

items for ironing or dry

completely,

then

 

 

 

steam iron•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiberglass

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 dried in the dryer if recommended by the manufacturer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic

 

DELICATE

or NO HEAT cycles•

Allow room

for tumbling

to prevent wrinkling•

Delicate or sheer

 

 

Fibers

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.

Draperies

 

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

 

 

should be dry-cleanedbecause they have a tendency to pucker_ .....

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Drying Guide (cont'd)

Item

 

 

Special

Instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knit articles

All Knits

 

Knit fabrics

are usually manufactured

under tension (stretching)

Cotton

knits

especially

may

relax or

draw

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

properly•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cottons

 

AUTOMATIC

REGULAR

or TIME DRY cycle. Remove

slightly damp

to minimize ironing• Reshape,

 

 

 

 

smooth seams and pockets, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic

Fibers

AUTOMATIC

REGULAR

or AUTOMATIC

PERMANENT

PRESS

cycle•

Turn

inside out

to prevent

"pifling"

 

(nylon, orlon,

(rolling

up of the fiber

ends from friction).

Dry sweaters

only

with

similar

things

because

they

tend

to

 

 

polyester

etc.)

attract

lint. Make sure

the load is large

enough for tumbling

Dry completely and remove

from

dryer

 

 

 

 

immediately

to minimize

wrinkling•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wool

 

DELICATE

or NO HEAT

cycle. For wool

labeled "machine washable" follow manufacturer's directions.

For

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lingerie

otton

 

AUTOMATIC

REGULAR

cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elastic

 

Body

oils can cause elastic to deteriorate.

Wash garments

containing

elastic

frequently•

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 lint-sheddingfabrics•

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.

denim,

 

 

AUTOMATIC

REGULAR

cycle. Dry completely

and remove from dryer when

seams are slightly wet to

Corduroy

 

 

minimize shrinkage.

 

 

 

Rugs

Cotton

with

AUTOMATIC

REGULAR

or TIME DRY cycles,

Dry one large or several small

rugs. For one small rug

 

Cotton

 

only, add towels for buffers•

 

 

 

Backing

 

 

 

 

 

Stuffed Animals

and Toys

Tennis Shoes

RubberHot water and heat tend to deteriorate many types of rubber. Some types of rubber-likematerials are backed flammable under certain conditions, DO NOT DRY FOAM RUBBER ANDRUBBER-LIKEMATERIALS

WITH HEAT.

Synthetic

DELICATE or NO HEAT cycles.

Follow

manufacturer's

suggestions.

Some of these rugs are heat

Fibers

sensitive and should be removed

from

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.

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Trouble Shooting

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 800-843-0304.

TOPIC

 

POSSIBLE

 

 

CAUSE

SOLUTION

 

 

 

NO,SE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vibrating

noise

Dryer

may not be resting firmly on floor

Some

vibration

is normal. Adjust leveling

legs so dryer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rests firmly on floor. See Installation Instructions for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leveling details.

 

 

 

Thumping,

rattling, or

Loose

objects,

such

as coins

or pins

Stop dryer and check for loose objects.

Remove

loose

clanking

noise

 

 

 

 

 

 

objects

if possible.

 

 

 

 

Belt buckles,

metal

fasteners

hitting drum

Close

zippers,

buttons, and fasteners. Clothing

with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buckles should be turned inside out.

 

 

Whirling

sound

As air

moves

through the dry, a whiffing

Normal

 

 

 

 

 

 

sound

may be noticed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulsating

sound

When

the drum

rotates, it may create a

Normal

 

 

 

 

pulsating sound

Clicking sound Many of the parts, such as the timer, click as Normal they operate

OPERATION

_

 

 

Dryer

does

not run

 

Electrical power cord may not be plugged in,

 

 

 

 

or connection may be loose

 

 

 

 

Fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or power

 

 

 

 

outage occurred

 

 

 

 

Dryer door is not closed

 

 

 

 

Timer knob must be pushed in to restart

 

 

 

 

dryer

 

Dryer

does

not heat

 

Dryer

set to FLUFF/NO HEAT setting

 

 

 

 

Damper on weather hood is stuck closed or

 

 

 

 

frozen

 

 

 

 

 

Gas supply is shut off (Gas Dryers Only)

Dryer

drum

becomes

stained

Fabdc

dyes that are not set can stain the

 

 

 

 

dryer

drum

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.

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