Frigidaire 134306300A User Manual

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Use & Care Guide

Table of Contents


Dryer Warranty ........................................................




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


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


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


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


Product Registration

Thank you for choosing this dryer.

This owner's guide will explain proper operation and care.

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record below the model and serial numbers found on the dryer serial plate located on the left side of the door opening. Keep these numbers for future reference.

Model Number __________________

Serial Number ___________________

Date of Purchase _________________

Register Your Product

The self-addressedPRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned.




P/N 134306300A (0403)


Your Frigidaire product is protected by this warranty


















year from original

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this

Costs of service calls that are listed under IMPORTANT


purchase date.

appliance which prove to be defective in materials or














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.







appliance is


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







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



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



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


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:


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.

Printed in USA


For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

-Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.


Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

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

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

Your safety and the safety of others is very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in the Use and Care Guide, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you or others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING". These words mean:

DANGER Youwill be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

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

All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.


A pedestal accessory specifically designed for this dryer may be used when elevating the dryer for ease of use.

Failuretouseaccessoriescertifiedby themanufacturercouldresultinpersonal injury,propertydamageordamageto thedryer.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this dryer.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this dryer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Prevent Fire

Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.

To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly texturedrubber-likematerials, or items containing feathers or down. Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only.

Clean the lint screen before or after each load. The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately every 18 months by qualified service personnel. An excessive amount of lintbuild-upin these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. SeeCare and Cleaning, page 7.

Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur. If your dryer has a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.

Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer.

Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any


Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the dryer.



Printed in U.S.A.

This Use and Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your dryer. It also contains information about features for several other models. Your dryer may not have every feature included.

Use the dryer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide and the

Operating Instructions included with your dryer.

Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.



FUSED 30 AMP 120/240 V OR 120/208 V WALL






Use this way ONLY


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


Use this way ONLY

Note: The instructions appearing in this Use and Care Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

Protect Children

Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.

Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.

Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.

Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Prevent Injury

To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the dryer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the dryer for the installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures. If the dryer is moved to a new location, have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.

To prevent personal injury or damage to the dryer, the electrical power cord of a gas dryer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized3-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.

ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or injury.

Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum.

To prevent injury and damage to the dryer:

All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.

Do not tamper with controls.

Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather.

A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the motor in the unlikely event of an overheated situation (electric dryers only). A service technician must replace the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.



Drying Procedures

Follow fabric care label instructions.

Place small items in a mesh bag.

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

Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.

Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.

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

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, readImportant Safety Instructions, pages3-4,before operating this dryer.

1. Prepare items for drying.

Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.


Separate dark items fromlight-coloreditems. Separate items that shed


lint from those that attract lint. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out.


Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won't damage the


drum finish. Close zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-likefasteners.


Tie strings and sashes to prevent snagging and tangling.


If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.


Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer


heat may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process


before drying.


3. Load the dryer.

Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy




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


• The average load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to


tumble freely for even drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload




• When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a time. Fill out the load with


small and medium sized items.


• For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-freetowels for better drying,


less wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener




• Do not overdry items. Overdrying can cause wrinkling, shrinkage,


harshness, and a build-upof static electricity, which can produce more




• If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.


4. Close the dryer door and select the cycle, temperature,


dryness level, options and features desired.


See Operating Instructions for your specific model information.


5.Start the dryer.

Press START.

To change selections after the cycle has started, press STOP/CLEAR twice. Make changes and restart dryer.

To add or remove items when the dryer is running, press STOP/ CLEAR once to pause the dryer. "PAU" will be displayed. The dryer will always stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before reaching inside.

To resume the cycle, press START again.

To stop the dryer, press STOP/CLEAR twice. Two dashes will be displayed for approximately thirty seconds.


the load is removed before the cycle ends, press STOP/CLEAR twice to cancel the cycle.



Place the front bar under the lip of the lint screen opening.

End of Cycle Signal

A signal will sound at the end of the cycle and periodically during Press Saver at the volume level selected. (some models)

Drum Light (some models)

A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the dryer drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.

Reversible Dryer Door

Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can be hinged on the right or left side. Refer to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for directions on changing the door.

Drying Rack (some models)

Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried.

1.Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.

2.Insert drying rack into the dryer drum. Place the front bar under the lip of the lint screen opening.

3.Place items to be dried on top of the rack. Weight should not exceed 10 lbs. Leave space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through the grids. Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack.

4.Select Timed Dry. Use only the Air Fluff/No Heat option for items containing plastic,foamrubber,rubber-likematerials,feathersordown.

5.When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause damage to the dryer.

Common Drying Problems

Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.




Greasy, oily

• Fabric softener sheet.

• Rub fabric softener stains with bar



soap. Rinse and rewash.

Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper tumbling.

Some "silk-like"fabrics should be air dried.

Use proper drying temperature.

Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer.


• Overloading.

• Reduce load size and rewash using

Do not overload dryer.


Overdrying causes static


liquid fabric softener in the final rinse. •

Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to




Or, add a fabric softener sheet and


reduce static electricity.


• Lint screen not clean


tumble without heat.

Remove items when they are slightly



when cycle began.

Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.


damp to avoid overdrying.


Lint is attached to "pills."



Check that lint screen is clean and in









• Pilling is normal with

(Fibers break

synthetic and permanent

off, ball up and

press fabrics. This is due

cling to fabric.)

to abrasion from normal




• Overdrying.




Leaving items in dryer



after cycle ends.

• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove

Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.



When ironing, use spray starch or fabric




finish on collars and cuffs.



Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

• Irreversible


Follow fabric care label directions.



If shrinking is a concern, check load often.



Remove items while slightly damp and




hang or lay flat to complete drying.



Block knits into shape.

• Reduce load size and tumble at

Do not overload dryer.

medium or low heat for 5-10minutes.

Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

• Remove items immediately. Hang or







Care and Cleaning

Clean lint screen after every load.

Do not store or place laundry products on top of dryer at any time. They can damage the finish or controls.

To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed inImportant Safety Instructions, pages3-4,and those listed below.

Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.


• Clean the lint screen after every load. Lint build-upin the screen restricts air flow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the bottom of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace the screen.

• Occasionally a waxy build-upmay form on the lint screen from using dryer-


added fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up,wash the lint screen


in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer


without the lint screen in place.


• If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the


drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove


cleanser residue before drying the next load.


• Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet


interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time.


An excessive amount of lint build-upcould result in inefficient drying and


possible fire hazard.



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

If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.

Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.

Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor.


Avoid Service Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes

Checklist common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.






Dryer does not start. Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug may be loose.

Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.

Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.

Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a separate circuit.


Thermal limiter tripped.

Call authorized service person for replacement.




Dryer runs but won't heat.

There are 2 house fuses in the dryer

Replace fuse.


circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the



drum may turn but the heater will not









Gas supply valve is not open (gas

Check to make sure supply valve is open. See








Dryer does not have anough air supply



to support the burner flame (gas models).






LP gas supply tank is empty or there has

Refill or replace tank.


been a utility interruption of natural gas



(gas models).

Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.

Drying cycle takes too long, Lint screen is clogged with lint.outside of the dryer feels too

hot or smells hot.

Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint screen before starting each cycle.

Exhaust duct requirements have not been met.

Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or flexible metal.

When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90° bends and must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.




Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt

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





volt circuit.









Drying procedures have not been

See Drying Procedures, page 5.














Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct

Clean out any obstruction.




may be clogged or restricted.










High humidity.

Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.






Excessive wrinkling.


Dryer is overloaded.

Do not overload. See Drying Procedures, page 5.




Items left in dryer too long.

Remove items as soon as cycle ends.




Insufficient sorting of items.

See Drying Procedures, page 5.




Drying temperature too high.

Follow fabric care label instructions.






Scratching or chipping of the

Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips

drum finish.

or buttons are inside the dryer.


Permanently attached items such as belt


buckles, zippers and fasteners may be


hitting the inside of the drum.

Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.

It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material securely around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and damage to the dryer.

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