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FRIGIDAIRE

Owner’s

Guide

Product Registration .........................................

Cover

Important Safety Instructions ..................................

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Drying Procedures ...................................................

4

Features ..................................................................

5

Common Drying Problems .......................................

5

Care and Cleaning ...................................................

6

Avoid Service Checklist ...........................................

7

Warranty ..................................................................

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Dryer

www.frigidaire.com

P/N 131883500A (0310)

Foryoursafety,theinformationinthismanualmustbefollowedtominimizetheriskof fireorexplosionortopreventpropertydamage,personalinjuryorlossoflife.

-Donotstoreorusegasolineorotherflammablevaporsandliquidsinthevicinityofthisoranyother appliance.

-WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

Donottrytolightanyappliance.

Donottouchanyelectricalswitch;donotuseanyphoneinyourbuilding.

Cleartheroom,buildingorareaofalloccupants.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.

Ifyoucannotreachyourgassupplier,callthefiredepartment.

Installationandservicemustbeperformedbyaqualifiedinstaller,serviceagencyorthegassupplier.

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SpanishOwner'sGuides

FrigidaireHomeProducts

P.O.Box212378

Augusta,GA30917

Product Registration

Thank you for choosing this dryer.

Thisowner'sguidewillexplainproper operationandcare.

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record below the model and serial numbersfoundonthedryerserialplate located on the left side of the door opening.Keepthesenumbersforfuture reference.

ModelNumber __________________

SerialNumber ___________________

DateofPurchase _________________

Register Your Product

Theself-addressedPRODUCT

REGISTRATIONCARDshouldbefilled

incompletely,signedandreturned.

©1999WhiteConsolidatedIndustries,Inc. Allrightsreserved.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this dryer.

Toreducetheriskoffire,electricalshock,orinjurytopersonswhen usingthisdryer,complywiththebasicwarningslistedbelow.

Failuretocomplywiththesewarningscouldresultinseriouspersonalinjuries.

Prevent Fire

Donotdryitemsthathavebeenpreviouslycleanedin,soakedin,or spottedwithgasoline,cleaningsolvents,kerosene,waxes,etc.Donotstorethese itemsonornearthedryer.Thesesubstancesgiveoffvaporsthatcouldigniteor explode.

Topreventfire,donotuseheattodryitemscontainingplastic,foamrubberorsimilarlytexturedrubber-likematerials,oritemscontainingfeathersordown.UseAirFluff(NoHeat)only.

Cleanthelintscreenbeforeoraftereachload.Theinteriorofthe dryer,lintscreenhousingandexhaustductshouldbecleanedapproximatelyevery18monthsbyqualifiedservicepersonnel.Anexcessiveamountoflintbuild-upinthese areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and Cleaning, page 6.

Donotoperatethedryerifthelintscreenisblocked,damagedor missing.Firehazard,overheatinganddamagetofabricscanoccur.Ifyourdryerhas adryingrack,alwaysreplacethelintscreenwhenfinishedusingthedryingrack.

Keepareaaroundtheexhaustopeningandsurroundingareasfree fromtheaccumulationoflint,dustanddirt.

Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundryorthrowrugsagainstthefrontorbackofthedryer.

Donotsprayanytypeofaerosolinto,onorneardryeratanytime.

Donotusefabricsoftenersorproductstoeliminatestaticunless recommendedbythemanufacturerofthefabricsoftenerorproduct.

Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminatedwithcookingoilsmaycontributetoachemicalreactionthatcould causealoadtocatchfire.

Failuretocomplywiththesewarningscouldresultinfire,explosion,seriousbodily injuryand/ordamagetotherubberorplasticpartsofthedryer.

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PrintedinU.S.A.

 

ThisOwner'sGuideprovidesgeneral operatinginstructionsforyourdryer.It alsocontainsinformationaboutfeatures forseveralothermodels.Yourdryer maynothaveeveryfeatureincluded.

Usethedryeronlyasinstructedinthis

Owner's Guide and the Operating

Instructionscardincludedwithyour

dryer.

Avoid fire hazard or electricalshock.Donotuseanadaptor plug or extension cord or remove groundingprongfromelectricalpower cord.Failuretofollowthiswarningcan causeseriousinjury,fireordeath.

ELECTRIC DRYERS:

14-30R

DRYER

FUSED 30 AMP

120/240 V OR 120/208 V

WALL DRYER RECEPTACLESERVICECORD

CORRECT

Use this way ONLY

GAS DRYERS:

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not under

any circumstances cut, remove,

or bypass

the grounding prong from this plug.

Power supply cord with 3-pronggrounding plug

CORRECT

Use this way ONLY

Note:Theinstructionsappearinginthis Owner'sGuidearenotmeanttocover everypossibleconditionandsituation that may occur. Common sense and cautionmustbepracticedwheninstalling, operatingandmaintaininganyappliance.

Protect Children

Donotallowchildrentoplayonorinthedryer.Closesupervisionof childrenisnecessarywhenthedryerisusednearchildren.Aschildrengrow,teach themtheproper,safeuseofallappliances.

Destroythecarton,plasticbagandotherpackingmaterialsafterthe dryerisunpacked.Childrenmightusethemforplay.Cartonscoveredwithrugs, bedspreadsorplasticsheetscanbecomeairtightchambers.

Keeplaundryproductsoutofchildren'sreach.Topreventpersonal injury,observeallwarningsonproductlabels.

Beforethedryerisremovedfromserviceordiscarded,removethe dryerdoortopreventaccidentalentrapment.

Failuretocomplywiththesewarningscouldresultinseriouspersonalinjuries.

Prevent Injury

Topreventshockhazardandassurestabilityduringoperation,the dryermustbeinstalledandelectricallygroundedbyaqualifiedservicepersonin accordancewithlocalcodes.Installationinstructionsarepackedinthedryerforthe installer'sreference.RefertoINSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONSfordetailedgrounding procedures.Ifthedryerismovedtoanewlocation,haveitcheckedandreinstalled byaqualifiedserviceperson.

To prevent personal injury or damage to the dryer, the electrical powercordofagasdryermustbepluggedintoaproperlygroundedandpolarized3-prongoutlet. The third grounding prong must never be removed. Never ground the dryer to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.

ALWAYSdisconnect the dryer from the electrical supply before attemptinganyserviceorcleaning.Failuretodosocanresultinelectricalshockor injury.

Donotuseanytypespraycleanserwhencleaningdryerinterior.

Hazardousfumesorelectricalshockcouldoccur.

Topreventinjury,donotreachintothedryerifthedrumismoving.

Waituntilthedryerhasstoppedcompletelybeforereachingintothedrum.

Topreventinjuryanddamagetothedryer:

All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unlessspecificallyrecommendedinthisOwner'sGuide.Useonlyauthorized factoryparts.

Donottamperwithcontrols.

Donotinstallorstorethedryerwhereitwillbeexposedtotheweather.

Athermallimiterswitchautomaticallyturnsoffthemotorintheunlikelyevent ofanoverheatedsituation(electricdryersonly).Aservicetechnicianmustreplacethe thermallimiterswitchaftercorrectingthefault.

Failuretocomplywiththesewarningscouldresultinseriouspersonalinjuries.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Drying Procedures

Followfabriccarelabelinstructions.

Place small items in a mesh bag.

Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.

Followtheguidelinesbelowforpreparingtheloadfordrying.

ReadtheOperatingInstructionscardforoperatingyourspecificmodel.

Always read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels.

Toreducetheriskoffire,electricalshock,orinjurytopersons,read

ImportantSafetyInstructions,pages2-3,beforeoperatingthisdryer.

1.Prepare items for drying.

Dryitemsofsimilarfabric,weightandconstructioninthesameload.

Separatedarkitemsfromlight-coloreditems.Separateitemsthatshedlintfromthosethatattractlint.Ifanitemshedslint,turnitinsideout.

Besurebuckles,buttonsandtrimareheatproofandwon'tdamagethedrum finish.Closezippers,fastenhooksandVelcro®-likefasteners.Tiestringsandsashestopreventsnaggingandtangling.

Ifpossible,turnpocketsinsideoutforevendrying.

Checkforstainswhichmaynothavebeenremovedinwashing.Dryerheat maypermanentlysetsomestains.Repeatstainremovalprocessbefore drying.

Placesmallitemsinameshbagtopreventtanglingandforeasyremoval.

2.Check that lint screen is clean and in place.

3.Load the dryer.

Theaverageloadwillfillthedrum1/3to1/2full.Itemsneedroomtotumble freelyforevendryingandlesswrinkling.Donotoverloaddryer.

Whendryinglargeitems,dryonly2or3atatime.Fillouttheloadwithsmall andmediumsizeditems.

Fordelicateorverysmallloads,add2lint-freetowelsforbetterdrying,lesswrinkling,andtopreventgreasestainscausedbyfabricsoftenersheets.

Donotoverdryitems.Overdryingcancausewrinkling,shrinkage,harshness, andabuild-upofstaticelectricity,whichcanproducemorelint.

Ifdesired,addadryerfabricsoftenersheet.

4.Close the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).

SeeOperatingInstructionscardforyourspecificmodelcontrols.

5.Turn cycle selector clockwise to the desired setting.

6.Start the dryer.

PushStartButtonfor2secondsorturntheSTARTknobclockwisetoON,hold for1-2secondsandrelease.

Toaddorremoveitemswhenthedryerisrunning,openthedoor.Thedryer willalwaysstopwhenthedoorisopened.Allowthedrumtocometoa completestopbeforereachinginside.

Torestartdryer,closethedoorthenpushtheStartButtonfor2secondsor turntheSTARTknobclockwisetoON,holdfor1-2secondsandrelease.

ThedryerwillnotstartifthecycleselectorisintheOFFposition.

7.When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang orfold.Ifloadisremovedbeforethecycleends,turncycleselectortoOFF.

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Features

Placethefrontbarunder thelipofthelintscreenopening.

Cycle Signal Control (some models)

WhentheCycleSignalControlisON,asignalwillsoundattheendofeachcycle andduringthePressSaversetting(somemodels).Thevolumeisadjustableon somemodels.

Drum Light (some models)

Adrumlightwillcomeonwheneverthedoorisopenedtoilluminatethedryer drumduringloadingandunloading.Closingthedoorturnsoffthelight.

Reversible Dryer Door

Yourdryerisequippedwithareversibledoor.Thedoorcanbehingedontheright orleftside.RefertotheINSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONSfordirectionsonchanging thedoor.

Drying Rack (some models)

Usethedryingracktodryitemswhichshouldnotbetumbledried.

1.Openthedryerdoorandremovethelintscreen.

2.Insertdryingrackintothedryerdrum.Placethefrontbarunderthelipofthe lintscreenopening.

3.Place items to be dried on top of the rack. Weight should not exceed 10 lbs. Leavespacebetweenitems,butdonotletitemshangoverthesidesorthrough thegrids.Donottumbleotheritemswhenusingthedryingrack.

4.Selectatimeddrysettingbestsuitedforitemsbeingdried.UseonlytheAirFluff (no heat) temperature setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubber-likematerials,feathersordown.

5.Whenitemsaredry,removetherackandreplacethelintscreen.Iflintscreen is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause damagetothedryer.

Common Drying Problems

Manydryingproblemsinvolvepoorcleaningresults,poorsoilandstainremoval,residuesoflintandscum,andfabricdamage.

Forsatisfactorydryingresults,followthesesuggestionsprovidedbyTheSoapandDetergentAssociation.

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

SOLUTIONS

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Greasy, oily

• Fabricsoftenersheet.

• Rubfabricsoftenerstainswithbarsoap.

• Addafewbathtowelstosmallloadsfor

stains

 

Rinseandrewash.

propertumbling.

 

 

 

Some"silk-like"fabricsshouldbeairdried.

 

 

 

• Useproperdryingtemperature.

 

 

 

• Placefabricsoftenersheetontopofload

 

 

 

beforestartingthedryer.

 

 

 

 

Lint

• Overloading.

• Reduceloadsizeandrewashusingliquid

• Donotoverloaddryer.

 

• Overdryingcausesstatic

fabricsoftenerinthefinalrinse.

• Usefabricsoftenerinwasherordryerto

 

electricity.

• Or, addafabricsoftenersheetand

reducestaticelectricity.

 

• Lint screen not clean

tumblewithoutheat.

• Removeitemswhentheyareslightlydamp

 

whencyclebegan.

• Uselintbrushorrollertoremovelint.

toavoidoverdrying.

 

• Lint is attached to "pills."

 

• Check that lint screen is clean and in place.

Pilling

(Fibersbreak off, ball up and clingtofabric.)

• Pillingisnormalwith

• Usealintbrushorshavertoremovepills. • Usefabricsoftenertolubricatefibers.

syntheticandpermanent

Whenironing,usespraystarchorfabric

press fabrics. This is due

 

finishoncollarsandcuffs.

toabrasionfromnormal

• Turnitemsinsideouttoreduceabrasion.

wear.

 

 

Shrinking

• Overdrying.

• Irreversiblecondition.

• Followfabriccarelabeldirections.

 

 

 

• If shrinking is a concern, check load often.

 

 

 

• Removeitemswhileslightlydampand

 

 

 

hangorlayflattocompletedrying.

 

 

 

• Blockknitsintoshape.

 

 

 

 

Wrinkling

• Overloading.

• Reduceloadsizeandtumbleatmedium

• Donotoverloaddryer.

 

• Leavingitemsindryer

or low heat for 5-10minutes.

• Removeitemsassoonascycleends.

 

aftercycleends.

• Removeitemsimmediately.Hangorfold.

 

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Care and Cleaning

Cleanlintscreenaftereveryload.

Donotstoreorplacelaundryproducts on top of dryer at any time. They can damagethefinishorcontrols.

Toreduceriskoffireorseriousinjurytopersonsorproperty,comply with the basic warnings listed inImportantSafetyInstructions,pages2-3,and thoselistedbelow.

Beforecleaningthedryerinterior,unplugtheelectricalpowercordtoavoid electricalshockhazards.

Donotuseanytypespraycleanserwhencleaningdryerinterior.Hazardous fumesorelectricalshockcouldoccur.

Inside

Cleanthelintscreenaftereveryload.Lintbuild-upinthescreenrestrictsairflow,whichcauseslongerdryingtimes.Thescreenislocatedatthebottomof thedooropening.Removebypullingstraightup.Removethelintandreplace thescreen.

Occasionallyawaxybuild-upmayformonthelintscreenfromusingdryer-addedfabricsoftenersheets.Toremovethisbuild-up,washthelintscreeninwarm,soapywater.Drythoroughlyandreplace.Donotoperatethedryer withoutthelintscreeninplace.

Ifthedryerdrumbecomesstainedfromnoncolorfastfabrics,cleanthedrum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser residuebeforedryingthenextload.

Every18monthsanauthorizedservicershouldcleanthedryercabinetinterior andexhaustduct.Theseareascancollectlintanddustovertime.Anexcessive amountoflintbuild-upcouldresultininefficientdryingandpossiblefirehazard.

Outside

Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers.

Ifthecabinetbecomesstained,cleanwithdilutedchlorinebleach[1/2cup (120ml)in1quart(.95liter)water].Rinseseveraltimeswithclearwater.

Removeglueresiduefromtapeorlabelswithamixtureofwarmwaterandmild detergent.Or,touchresiduewiththestickysideofthetapeorlabel.

Beforemovingthedryer,placeastripofcardboardorthinfiberboardunder the frontlevelinglegstopreventdamagetofloor.

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Avoid Service

Beforecallingforservice,reviewthislist.Itmaysavebothtimeandexpense.Thelistincludes

 

 

commonoccurrencesthatarenottheresultofdefectiveworkmanshipormaterialsinthisdryer.

 

 

Checklist

 

 

POSSIBLE CAUSE

 

 

 

 

OCCURRENCE

SOLUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dryer does not start.

 

Electricalpowercordisnotsecurelyplugged

Makesuretheplugfitstightlyinwalloutlet.

 

 

 

in or plug may be loose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housefuseblownorcircuitbreakertripped.

Resetcircuitbreakerorreplacefuse.

 

 

 

 

Makesureelectricallineisnotoverloadedandthedryeris

 

 

 

 

onaseparatecircuit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thermallimitertripped.

Callauthorizedservicepersonforreplacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dryer runs but won't heat. Thereare2housefusesinthedryercircuit.If

Replacefuse.

 

 

 

1ofthe2fusesisblown,thedrummayturn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttheheaterwillnotoperate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gassupplyvalveisnotopen(gasmodels).

Checktomakesuresupplyvalveisopen.SeeINSTALLATION

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONSforprocedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dryer does not have enough air supply to

SeeINSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONS.

 

 

 

supporttheburnerflame(gasmodels).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LPgassupplytankisemptyortherehasbeen

Refillorreplacetank.

 

 

 

a utility interruption of natural gas (gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

models).

Dryershouldheatwhenutilityserviceisrestored.

Drying cycle takes too long, outside of the dryer feels too hot or smells hot.

Lintscreeniscloggedwithlint.

Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint

 

screenbeforestartingeachcycle.

 

Exhaust duct requirements have not been Exhaustductmustbeatleast4inchesindiameterandmade

met.

ofrigidorflexiblemetal.

 

When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90°

 

bendsandmustnotexceedlengthlistedinINSTALLATION

 

INSTRUCTIONS.

 

 

Electricdryerisconnectedtoa208voltcircuit.

Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt

 

circuit.

 

 

Dryingprocedureshavenotbeenfollowed.

See Drying Procedures, page 4.

Outsideexhausthoodorexhaustductmay Cleanoutanyobstruction. becloggedorrestricted.

 

Highhumidity.

Useadehumidifiernearthedryer.

 

 

 

Excessive wrinkling.

Dryerisoverloaded.

Do not overload. See Drying Procedures, page 4.

 

 

 

 

Itemsleftindryertoolong.

Removeitemsassoonascycleends.

 

 

 

 

Insufficientsortingofitems.

See Drying Procedures, page 4.

 

 

 

 

Dryingtemperaturetoohigh.

Followfabriccarelabelinstructions.

Scratchingorchippingofthe Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or drum finish. buttonsareinsidethedryer.

Permanently attached items such as belt buckles,zippersandfastenersmaybehitting theinsideofthedrum.

Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering.Removeobjectsfromdrumandrestartdryer.

It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material securely aroundornamentsbeforedryingtopreventscratchingand damagetothedryer.

Drum damage caused by foreign objects or permanently attached items is not covered by the warranty.

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FRIGIDAIRE DRYER WARRANTY

YourFrigidaireproductisprotectedbythiswarranty

 

 

WARRANTY

FRIGIDAIRE, THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED

THE CONSUMER WILL BE

 

 

PERIOD

SERVICERS, WILL:

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

 

 

 

 

 

FULL ONE-YEAR

One

year from original

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this

Costs of service calls that are listed under

WARRANTY

purchase date.

appliance which prove to be defective in materials or

IMPORTANT

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE

 

 

 

workmanship.

CONSUMER.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMITED WARRANTY

Time

period listed above.

All of the provisions of the full warranty above and the

Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any

(Applicable to the

 

 

exclusions listed below apply.

costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance

State of Alaska)

 

 

 

required because

of service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your

appliance is

warranted

by Frigidaire Home Products, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change

or add to any of

our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire

or an

authorized

Frigidaire

servicer.

*IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER

EXCLUSIONS

IF YOU NEED SERVICE

This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed below:

1.Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.

2.Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in

accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.

3.Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring.

4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing,

such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which

are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from

the factory.

5.Damages to finish after installation.

6.Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).

This warranty does not cover the following:

1.CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING

FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.

Note: Some

states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation

or exclusion

may not apply to you.

2.Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary

household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.

3.Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Frigidaire or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Frigidaire Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes

such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.

4.Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.

Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Frigidaire Home Products:

800 • 944 • 9044

Frigidaire Home Products P.O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

All

warranties are made

by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A.

and

Puerto Rico.

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