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Use and Care Guide

Home Laundry Automatic Dryer

D2491E3B

Models:

 

(Electric Heat)

(Gas Heat)

LE8467W/L2

LG8469W/L2

KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. (If the dryerchanges

ownership, be sure this manual accompanies the dryer.)

 

Amana No.

Sears No.

 

L,E8467W;_

45712

 

LES(67L2

45714

Part No. 503276

 

 

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Amana Dryers...

Thank you for buying an Amana dryer.Your satisfaction with this new product isvery important to us.This Use and Care Guide will help you understand how your dryer operates.., and how to get the most benefit from the features you selected.

Please read this Use and Care Guide thoroughly.

Complete the Registration Card in the packet with this guide and return to Amana's Product Registration Department promptly. If your registration card is missing, call1-800-843-0304.

If you believe something is operating incorrectly, please read the "Before You Call for Service" section, on

Page 16. If you still have questions, please call us at 1-800-843-0304.(Weekdays, during normal business hours, Central Time.)

Any time you call or write us regarding your dryer, have the following information readily available. It is located on a nameplate, found on the inside of the dryer door opening. Take a moment to fill in the information so you have it handy!

Serial No.

Model No.

Manufacturing No.

 

Date of purchase

Selling dealer

Dealer address

 

Keep a copy of your sales receipt for future reference, in case warranty service is required.

Factory Service Centers

Listed below are Factory Service Centers which service most metropolitan and surrounding areas. Amana also has a network of independent authorized servicers. Locate a Factory Service Center or independent servicer bycalling 1-8O0-NATLSVC (628-5782) inside U.S.A. and319-622-5511 outside U.S.A. Whencontacting Amana,provide product information. (Locate product information on the nameplate). Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer ifservice is required after warranty expires.

Following are the Amana Factory Service Centers:

ARIZONA m Alsodispatches servicein areasof Nevada

NO. & SO. CALIFORNIA

COLORADO -- Also dispatches service in areas of Utah

FLORIDA

GEORGIA m Also dispatches service in areas of Alabama, North and South Carolina and Tennessee

IOWA m Also dispatches service in areas of Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin

ILLINOIS -- Also dispatches service in areas of Indianaand Kentucky

MASSACHUSETTS -- Also dispatches service in areas of New Hampshire and Rhode Island

MARYLAND -- Also dispatchesservice in areas of Pennsylvania, Virginiaand Washington, D.C.

NEW YORK -- Also dispatches service in areas of Connecticut and NewJersey

OHIO m Also dispatches service in areas of Michigan and Pennsylvania

TEXAS

WASHINGTON -- Also dispatches service in areas of Oregon

Did you knowAmana offers acomplete lineof kitchen and laundryappliances.., refrigerators, freezers, ranges,cooktops, wall ovens, microwave ovens, dishwashers, washersand dryers? We also manufacturea complete selection of highefficiency gas furnaces plus both centraland room air conditioners. We hope you'llconsider Amana the next time you need one of these products.

Enjoy your new dryer.

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I Table of

Before Drying

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Energy Saving Tips ......

Helps and Hints .....

 

Exhaust System ....

 

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

 

Load ........

-_,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, serious 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 suppller'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.

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©Copyright 1995, RipenService Parts Center

Product Publications

P.O. Box 990

Ripon, Wl 54971

All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of his book may be reproduced or transmitted in

any form or by any means without the written )ermission ofthe publisher.

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IMPORTANT

(Save

-&WARNING

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 usingthe dryer.

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

3.Do not dry articles that havebeen previously cleanedin, washed in, soaked in, or spottedwith gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that couldignite or explode.

4.Do not allow childrento play on orin the dryer. Close supervisionof childrenis necessary when the dryer is used near children. This is a safetyrule for all appliances.

5.Before the dryer is removed fromservice ordiscarded, remove the door to the drying compartment.

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

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

These Instructions)

7.Do not install or store the

dryer where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.

8.Do not tamper with thecontrols.

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

10.Do not use fabric softeners or productsto eliminate static

unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric

softener or product.

11.To reduce the riskof fire, DO NOT DRYplastics or articles containing foamrubber or similarly textured rubberlike materials.

12.ALWAYS clean the lint filterafter every load. A layer oflint in thefilter reduces dryingefficiency andprolongs drying time.

13.Keep area aroundthe exhaustopening and adjacent surrounding area free from the accumulationof lint, dust anddirt.

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 instructions in this booklet.

16.Dryer willnot operatewith the loading dooropen. DO NOTby-passthe door safety

switch by permitting the dryer to operate with the door open. The dryer will stop tumbling when the door is opened. Do not use the dryer if it does not stop tumbling when the door is opened or starts tumbling without pressing or turning the START mechanism. Remove the dryer fromuse and cellthe serviceman.

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 fabdc may catch onfire by itself.

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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-cleaned at home with dry-cleaning solvent in the dryer.

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

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

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

22.Install this dryer according to theINSTALLATION

INSTRUCTIONS. All connections forelectrical

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 immediatelyafter thedryer stops.

24.Always read and follow manufacturers 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 thecylinder with a damp cloth to remove particlesof fiberglass.

26.Always follow the fabriccare instructions supplied by the garment manufacturer.

27.Never operate the dryer with the front panel removed.

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

29.DO NOT by-pass any safety devices.

30.Failure to install, maintain, and/or operatethis machine according to the manufacturer'sinstructions may result in conditions which canproduce bodily injuryand/ or property damage.

IMPORTANT: Have your dryer installed properly. Don'tdo it yourself unless you know how!

NOTE: The WARNING and IMPORTANT instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that mayoccur. It must be understood that

common sense, caution, and carefulness are factors which

CANNOT be built into the dryer. These factors MUST BE supplied by theperson(s) installing, maintaining, or operating the dryer.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, orthe

manufacturer about any problemsor condi_ons youdo not understand.

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Before Drying...

Energy Saving Tips

Make sure the lint filter is cleaned after each load.

Do not overload the dryer.

Do not overdry items.

Remove items to be ironedwhile still damp.

Large loads of similar fabrics drythe most efficiently.

However, dry permanent press in smaller loads to prevent wrinkling.

Use the correct FABRIC

SELECTOR setting for the type of fabric being dried.

Locateyour dryer sothe exhaustduct is asshort and

straight as possible.

Do not open the door during the drying cycle.

Plan to do your laundryon lowhumidity days; yourclothes will dry faster.

Dry multiple loads of clothesone rightafter another so dryer interior does not have to be reheated for eachload.

Helps and Hints

--_WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, serious injury or death, clothes which have

traces of any flammable substances such as

cooking oil, machine oil, flammable chemicals, thinner, etc. must not be put into the dryer.

Regular or *Untreated Clothes A properly sorted washload is generally adryer load. Inboth washing and drying, thebulk or volume of clothes, rather than pounds, will determine the

load size. The dryer cylinder is large and isdesigned to dry a large oraverage loadat maximum

efficiency. DO NOT OVERLOAD THE DRYER -- MAXIMUM LOAD:

Dryer cylinder one third to one half full of wet clothes.

Loads consistingof several small pieces only, such as knit shortsor diapers, do not tumble well and may require longer drying time which could result inexcessive wrinkling. Add several towels to aid tumbling. Large and small items together make the best load for the dryer.

For the mosteven drying,fabrics in aload shouldbe of similar

weight. If mixed loads are dried, remove the lighter weight fabrics when they are dry. Avoid overdrying to prevent harshness of fabdcs, wrinkling, and possible shrinkage.

Clothing loads must be cooled properly atthe end ofthe drying cycle.Do not remove them from dryer untilit has gone through cool-downand the cycle is completed.

*Treated clothes arethose itemsthat willbe labeled =FLAME

RETARDANT," =SCOTCH- GUARD",TM etc. Follow the CARELABELS on these garmentsfor the proper washing and drying.

Permanent Press and Synthetics

These toads willrequire the

following special treatmentto getthe bestresults fromtheir

=no-iron" properties.

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 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 dryerstops.

Exhaust System

--& WARNING

A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. To reduce the risk of fire, serious injury or death, the dryer MUST be exhausted to the outdoors.

Do not use plastic or thin foil flexible ducting.

The necessary suggestions and directions for installation

and proper exhausting are given in the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS which are included with the dryer.

The exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically to remove any obstructions.

Check occasionally to make

sure the flapper onthe weather hood movesfreely, is not

pushed in and that nothing has been set against it. Also check that theflapper is not standing

open. If it is open, leaves or even snow could restdct it. Any restriction of the airfrom the

dryer will decrease drying efficiency.

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Sort

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

Separate: Lights

Darks

Separate:

Unt Shedding

 

Fabric

Lint Receiving

Fabric

Load

Do not overload your dryer.Bulk, not weight, determines the load size. There should be space in the dryer for the clothes to tumble freely. This helps to reduce

wrinkles. Large and small pieces together make up loads which will

tumble well. The average load will fill the cylinder one third to half full when wet,

 

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Cylinder with wet cottons and linens

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No Heat Items

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Low Heat Items

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High Heat items

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Towels, flannels,chenille, cottons, rugs,etc., shed lint. Corduroys,knits (includingsocks), permanent press, andsynthetics attract lint.

In any kind of drying, lightweight fabricswill dry faster than heavyweight fabrics. If mixed loads are dried together (such as sheets and towels), remove the lighter weightfabrics when they are dry to prevent overdrying and wrinkling. Thebest method is to dry clothes whichrequire the sametime and temperature inthe same load.

A load can be too small. Justa fewsmall pieces will nottumble

properly. They will take longer to dry and they may be wrinkled. For

small loads, add a couple of large towels ornon lint shedding items to aid in tumbling.

Set Drying

Temperature

The temperature to be selected is determined by the fiber inthe fabric. Read thefabric care labels

on the garment for drying instructions.

Some matedals must be dded withno heat because oftheir composition. Usethe NO HEAT

setting on your dryer for thesematerials.

Set Drying Time

The length of drying timesvary according to the following:

Size of the load.

Amount of moisture tobe removed, The type of fabric,

washer, and washer spin speed will determine this.

Heat and moisture in the room (damp air coming intothe dryer will increase drying time).

Type of installation (length and type of exhaustpipes, etc.)

Electric voltage orgas pressure.

Exact drying times cannotbe givenbecause they will vary.Your own times may be different in the winter than the summer.

iN THE AUTOMATIC CYCLE, YOU NEED NOT WORRYABOUT TIME. The AUTOMATIC CYCLEwill determine the time needed. Set the dryer for the type of fabric in the load. Avoidsetting the timer for a "higher" setting than

necessary. USE THE AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS/KNIT

CYCLE for loadsof permanent press, knits, and clothes made

from or containing synthetic fibers. This cycle has a longer "cool down" periodat theend of the cycle to reduce wrinkling.

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How to Use Your Dryer...

The timer knob willnot advance with the sameregularity in the AUTOMATIC cycle as it does in the TIME DRY cycle.

For example, you may notice the timer knob remains in the same

position for 15 minutes before it begins to move. THE TIMER IS NOT MALFUNCTIONING. This only means it took 15 minutes for the load to become dry enough to start advancing the timer knob. The length of time it takes for the timer knob to begin advancing depends on the type and size of load being dried.

Automatic Regular and Automatic Delicate cycles

Suggested Dryer Settings

Automatic Regular and Automatic Delicate Cycles

 

 

 

Load

Size

 

 

Load Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small

Medium

Large

Heavy

Cottons

 

Between

 

Rugs

 

More Dry

More &

Less Dry

Denim

 

 

 

 

 

Corduroys

 

Less Dry

 

Cotton

Work Clothes

 

Between

 

Cotton

Knits

More Dry

More &

Less Dry

Cotton

Shirts

 

Less

Dry

 

Dresses

Between

 

 

Between

Dress

Shirts (Perm.

More &

Less

Dry

Less Dry

Press-Polyester/Cotton

 

 

 

 

Blend)

 

Less Dry

 

 

& Cool-Down

Sheer

 

 

 

 

 

Lightweight Cottons

Automatic

Automatic

Automatic

Items

Labeled "Dry

Delicate

Delicate

Delicate

With Low Heat"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool-Down

Periods

 

 

 

The AUTOMATIC

REGULAR and

 

 

 

AUTOMATIC DELICATE cycles

 

 

 

have a five minute cool-down

period at the end of the cycle. During that time, the loadis tumbled with no heat. This helps reduce wrinkling. Setting the timer knob in aCOOL-DOWNposition

will result in the load being tumbled with no heat.Do not

remove load until COOL-DOWNperiod is completeand dryer stops. The signal (if selected) will

buzz for a short period of time atthe end of thecool-down.

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Automatic Permanent

PresslKnits Cycle

Use this setting for permanent press, polyester knits, heavy and medium weight synthetics that are

"no-iron".

The COOL TUMBLE portion of this cycle is a 10 minute cool-down

(no heat) period. The end of cycle signal (if selected) will buzzfor a short period of time at the end ofcool-down.If clothesare not removed at that time, the timer will advance into theCool Tumble cycle, where the signal willbuzz for a short period of timefor every five minutes of the 15 minutecycle beforedryer stops.

Suggested Dryer Settings

Automatic Permanent

Press/Knits Cycle

 

Cycle

Load Type

(Timer

 

Setting)

Permanent Press

 

Polyester Knits

More Dry

Heavy and Medium

 

Weight Synthetics

 

Lightweight,Delicates

 

Sheers and those

Less Dry

labeled "Dry With

 

Low Heat"

 

Always use the SIGNAL withthe AUTOMATICPERMANENT

PRESS/KNITS cycle. Remove load immediately uponcompleting cycle. This reduces wrinkling.

Time Dry Cycle

This cycle will operate the dryer for the number of minutes for which it

is set (up to 70) with the same drying temperature as is used for the AUTOMATIC REGULAR cycle. Use for any load desired. Use for items you might want to remove while still damp. Set Fabric Selector knob to desired setting.

Turn the timer knob for the number of minutes required for drying. This cycle has a five minutecool-down(no heat) period. The dryer will not heatif set for five minutes or less. The signal (if selected) will buzz for a short period of time at the end of thecool-down.

Suggested Dryer Settings

Time Dry Cycle

Minutes

Load Type (Approx.)

Cottons

Heavyweight /

50

- 70

Average Load

 

 

Lightweight /

20

- 40

Average Load

 

 

The times suggestedare approximate. Your loads,installation, and dryingrequirements will determine the setting you should use.

Your Time Dry cycle will have

three settings: WRINKLE OUT, LESS DRY and MORE DRY.

WRINKLE OUT

In the Time Dry cycle, use the

Wrinkle Out setting for clothes that have been previously driedand have becomesomewhat wrinkled fromnot being attended to promptly.

LESS DRY

In the Time Drycycle, use the

Less Dry setting for cottons such as cotton knits, dresses,dress shirts, cotton work clothes andmixed loads.

MORE DRY

In the Time Dry cycle, use theMore Dry setting for very heavy,hard-to-dryloads such asblue jeans or bath towels.

No Heat Cycle

This is a no heat cycle that tumbles and circulates room

temperature air through the loadfor 15 minutes. Usefor fluffing shag rugs,bedspreads, pillows,blankets, and other heat sensitive items that shouldnot bedried with heat. The signal (if selected) will buzzfor a short period of time at the end of the cycle.

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Operation

Instructions

-&WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death to persons, read

the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS, Pages 4 and 5, before operating the dryer.

To Dry Clothes

IMPORTANT: Please readinstructions before using dryer. Before using dryer for the first time, wash out the inside of the dryer cylinder with a sudsycloth, then wipe dry. Install the dryer according to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

1.CLEAN LINT FILTER aftereach use.

2.LOAD DRYER. Open dryer door.Shake out laundry and place in dryer.

3.CLOSE DOOR. Dryerwill not operate with the door open.

4.SELECT drying temperature:

The FABRIC SELECTORcontrols the dryingtemperature.

FABRIC SELECTOR

REGULAR

NOHEAT

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IMPORTANT: The heat on the

DELICATE setting is not sufficient to remove wrinkles from

permanent press.

5.SELECT TIMER SETTING in

cycle desired: AUTOMATIC PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS, AUTOMATIC REGULAR,

AUTOMATIC DELICATE, TIME DRY or NO HEAT.

These cycles control the drying time.

The Energy Saver settings, markedwith a dot (.), show which

dryer settings will use the least energy.

6.START DRYER: Push the timer knob in.

TO STOP DRYER AT ANY

TIME, open door or turn timer knob to an OFF position.

TO RESTART DRYER, close

door, reset timerif necessary, andpush the timer knob in. Your dryer is designed so that itwill not operate if the door is open.

7.SET SIGNAL CONTROL: Rotate selector to "loud" (loudest sound) or to"off" (no

sound) or to any level in between.

NO HEAT

Control Panel Light

An optional control panel light kit is availablefor your dryer. Thiskit will

provide additional light to your control paneland improve visibility of thecontrols ina dimly lit environment.

In the Automatic Permanent Press/Knits cycle, the signal

will buzz for a short period of time at the end of cool down. If

clothes are not removed at

that time, the timer will advance into the Cool Tumble

cycle, where the signal will buzz for a short period of time for every five minutes of the 15 minute cycle before dryer stops.

In the Automatic Regular, Automatic Delicate, Time Dry and No Heat cycles, the

signal will buzz for a short period of time at the end of the cool down.

The signalwill stopwhen the door is opened, or when the timer is advanced to an OFFposition,

SIGNAL

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To order the Control Panel Light

Kit (Part No. LFLI) contact your dealer. For more information call

1-800-843-0304.

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