Frigidaire 137186200B User Manual

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All about the

Use&Care

of your Dryer

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Important Safety Instructions

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

5

Operating Instructions ......................................

6-11

Dryer Settings Chart ............................................

12

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

13

Solutions to Common Problems .......................

14-15

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

16

Notes ............................................................

17-18

Français..............................................................

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www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

(0907) 137186200B

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

Please read all instructions before using this dryer.

Recognize safety symbols, words and labels

Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as described below:

Definitions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety

messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

DANGER

DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.

WARNING

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

Read all instructions before using this appliance. This book contains valuable information about:

Operation

Care

Service

Keep it in a safe place.

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.

Save these instructions for future reference.

Product Record

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

The model and serial numbers of your dryer are found on the dryer serial plate located at the top of the door opening. Record and retain these numbers.

Model Number _____________________

Serial Number _____________________

Purchase Date _____________________

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

240 v Electric Dryer

120 v Gas Dryer

10-30R

3-wire

(fused 30 amp)

14-30R

4-wire

(fused 30 amp)

UL-approvedservice cord must be installed on electric dryers (not provided with unit except those manufactured for sale in Canada).

Grounding typewall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Powercord with 3-pronggrounded plug

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.

WARNING

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.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow these Important Safety Instructions:

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.

Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic or similar materials such as bras, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants, plastic bags and pillows that may melt or burn.

Some rubber materials, when heated, can under certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the opening and in the surrounding area.

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 lint build-upin these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and Cleaning.

Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur.

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 time.

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

Do not continue to use the dryer is you hear squeaking, grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. This could be a sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to fire or serious injury. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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 polarized 3-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.

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.

CAUTION

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customer of potential exposure to such substances. Included in this list are soot and carbon monoxide, both of which may be produced by the use of this product.

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.

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FEATURES

Cycle Selector

LED Display

Drum Light

Large Surface

Moisture Sensor

Door Latch

Exhaust Channel

Outlet

Adjustable

Leveling Legs

Lint Filter

Stacking Kit for Mounting on Matching Washer*

Control Lock

Reversible Door

Door Strike

Heavy Duty

Drying Rack*

*Not all models come with drying rack and stacking kit from the factory. They may be purchased as accessories.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Normal Operating Sounds

You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new dryer:

A.SUSPENSION ROLLERS The dryer drum is supported by a set of suspension rollers. At times there may be a thumping or rolling sound when the dryer starts. This may happen if the dryer has not been in use for a period of time, or after a heavy load has remained in the dryer drum for an extended period, creating a temporary flat spot on the edge of the roller. The noise should dissipate as the dryer operates and the flat spots smooth out.

B.AIR FLOW SYSTEM Your dryer is equipped with a high volume air handling system. In some installations there may be some sounds associated with air movement throughout the dryer, including the air duct, blower, and exhaust system. This is normal and can vary with load size and type.

C.GAS VALVE (Gas models only.) The flow of gas is controlled by electric solenoids. During operation there may be a clicking sound as the valve opens and closes to control the gas flow.

D.GAS BURNER (Gas models only.) When the burner is operating, there may be sounds generated as the air flow mixes with the gas flame. This noise is normal and will only occur when the gas is ignited in the combustion tube.

A

D

C

B

CAUTION

Do not continue to use the dryer if you hear squeaking, grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. This could be a sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to fire or

serious injury. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

Operating Your Dryer

 

 

1 Prepare load for drying.

 

WARNING

 

• Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction

 

 

in the same load.

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to

• Separate dark items from light-coloreditems. Sepa-

persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

rate items that shed lint from those that attract lint.

in this Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer.

• Check for stains which may not have been removed

 

 

in washing. Repeat stain removal process and wash

 

 

 

 

again before drying. Dryer heat may permanently

 

 

set some stains.

 

 

• Place delicate or small items in a mesh bag.

 

 

• 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.

 

(Mesh bag not included.)

 

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Operating Your Dryer, continued

2 Check that the lint filter is clean and in place.

3Load the dryer and close the door.

Load items loosely. The average wet load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to tumble freely for even drying and less wrinkling.

If desired, place a dryer fabric softener sheet on top of the load at the beginning of the cycle.

To save energy and time and avoid uneven drying and wrinkling, do not overload the dryer.

When drying large items, dry only two or three items at a time. Fill out the load with small and medium sized items.

For delicate or very small loads, add two or three similar items to improve tumbling action.

4Select the appropriate cycle and settings for each load.

NOTE

Over-dryingcan cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint, harshness and a build up of static electricity.

Turn the cycle selector knob in either direction to select the cycle desired. The indicator for that cycle will be illuminated.

The estimated drying time for Auto Dry cycles or the actual drying time for Timed Dry cycles will be displayed.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

A suitable drying temperature, dryness level and options will automatically be indicated for the cycle selected. See the “Dryer Settings Chart” for more details.

To change the drying temperature and dryness level, press the Temperature or Dryness buttons to scroll to the desired settings.

To select or delete an option, press Options; then, while the indicator is blinking, press Select. The indicator will light when the option has been selected. It will no longer be lighted when the option has been deleted.

NOTE

If a setting is not available for the cycle selected, the indicator will not light.

Adjustments made to a cycle will be remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future.

To return to factory settings, press the Start/Pause and Select buttons at the same time and hold until the signal sounds.

Press and hold both for ten seconds to return to factory settings.

5Start the cycle.

To add or remove items when the dryer is running, open the door. The dryer will stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before reaching inside.

Close the door and press Start to resume the cycle.

6When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang or fold.

IMPORTANT

Clean the lint filter after every load.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may differ.

Cycle Selection

Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired. The indicator for that cycle will be illuminated.

For best results

Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be dried.

To change the cycle once it has begun, press the cancel button before selecting a new cycle. Just turning the cycle selector knob to another selection will not change the cycle. If the selection is changed after the cycle starts, the indicator lights will blink, the signal will beep and “Err” will be displayed. The signal will beep and the status lights will flash, but the original cycle will continue.

Auto Dry Cycles

Auto Dry cycles take the guesswork out of selecting the correct drying time for each load. Moisture sensing bars at the back of the dryer drum sense the moisture level of the load as it tumbles through the heated air. With Auto Dry cycles, the load will automatically be dried at the selected temperature to the desired dryness level. Auto Dry cycles save time and energy and protect fabrics.

The estimated drying time will be displayed for about 5 minutes. Then the outside of the display will light up in a circular track to indicate the drying time is automatically being determined by the sensors. When the load has reached the selected dryness level, it will continue to tumble during a cool down period. This helps reduce wrinkling and makes items easier to handle during unloading.

Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of load and fabric type. If the load is too small or almost dry, the moisture sensing bars may not detect enough moisture to continue the cycle and the cycle may end after a few minutes. If this occurs, select a Timed Dry cycle.

Room temperature and humidity, type of installation and electrical voltage or gas pressure can also affect drying time.

Towels/Bedding

Select this Auto Dry cycle for towel loads.

Heavy

Select this Auto Dry cycle for sturdy work clothes.

Normal

Select this Auto Dry cycle for cotton items.

Casual

Select this Auto Dry cycle for cottons and blends with a no-ironfinish.

Delicates

Select this Auto Dry cycle for knits and delicate items.

Timed Dry Cycles

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

To avoid fire hazard, do not use heat to dry items containing feathers or down, foam rubber, plastics similarly textured, rubber-likematerials. Use the Timed Dry cycle and the Air Fluff/No Heat setting.

Quick

Select this timed cycle to quickly dry small loads in 25 minutes.

Timed Dry

To manually select the drying time for any load, turn the knob to Timed Dry. Drying times from 15 to 90 minutes can be selected by continuing to turn the knob. Drying time will be displayed. You will not be able to select a Dryness level.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may differ.

Cycle Selection, continued

Sanitize Your Laundry with Timed Dry

Select 90 minute Timed Dry with Sanitize heat to remove harmful bacteria from your laundry. Use this cycle for clothing or other items where sanitization is desired.

NOTE

The Sanitize option has been certified by NSF International®, an independentthird-partytesting and certification organization dedicated to public health, safety and environmental protection.

NSF Protolcol P154

Sanitization Performance of

Residential Clothes Dryers

This Timed Dry cycle will kill 99.9% of bacteria with no carryover of bacteria between loads. A higher temperatures is required. Please check fabric care labels to prevent damage.

Cycle Settings

For best results

Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be dried.

Appropriate drying Temperature, Dryness Level and Options will automatically be displayed for each cycle. The settings can be changed before the cycle is started.

If changes are attempted after the cycle starts, the lights will blink, the signal will beep and “Err” will be displayed.

Drying Temperature

To change the preset temperature, press the Temperature button to scroll to the desired setting.

To protect your fabrics, not all temperatures are available with every cycle.

The temperature selected for the cycle will be remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future. To

return to factory settings, press the Start/Pause and Select buttons at the same time and hold until the signal sounds.

NOTE

To change the Temperature after the cycle starts, press Start/Pause, adjust the setting and press Start/Pause to resume the cycle.

Sanitize

Recommended for durable fabrics and towels.

NOTE

The Sanitize option has been certified by NSF International®, an independentthird-partytesting and certification organization dedicated to public health, safety and environmental protection.

NSF Protolcol P154

Sanitization Performance of

Residential Clothes Dryers

This option will kill 99.9% of bacteria with no carryover of bacteria between loads. A higher temperatures is required. Please check fabric care labels to prevent damage.

High

Recommended for most cotton fabrics.

Medium

Recommended for wrinkle free, easy care, lightweight fabrics and bulky loads.

Low

Recommended for delicate fabrics.

Air Fluff/No Heat

This setting (no heat) should only be used with a Timed Dry cycle to dry items containing feathers, down, foam rubber, plastics or rubber-likematerials; to refresh clothing, stuffed animal, pillows or blankets; and to dust draperies.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may differ.

Cycle Settings, continued

Dryness Level (Auto Dry)

To change the preset level, press the Dryness button to scroll to the degree of dryness desired.

To protect your fabrics, not all dryness levels are available with every cycle. If a Dryness level is not appropriate for the cycle, it cannot be selected.

The Dryness level selected for the cycle will be remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future. To return to factory settings, press the Start/Pause and Select buttons at the same time and hold until the signal sounds.

NOTE

To change the Dryness level after the cycle starts, press Start/Pause, adjust the setting and press Start/Pause to resume the cycle.

Select the Normal dryness level for most Auto Dry cycles.

Occasionally a load may seem too damp or over-driedat the end of the cycle. To increase drying time for similar loads in the future, select More Dry. For loads requiring less drying time, select Less Dry.

Select Damp Dry for items you wish to partially dry before hanging or ironing.

Options

To select an option, press Options until the indicator for the desired option flashes, then press Select. If an option is not available for a cycle, the indicator will not light. Follow the same steps to delete an option.

NOTE

To change the Options after the cycle starts, press Start/Pause, adjust the setting and press Start/Pause to resume the cycle.

Shrink Guard

Select Shrink Guard to lower the initial drying temperature to protect fabrics from overdrying.

Extended Tumble

Select Extended Tumble if the dried load might not be removed promptly at the end of the cycle. The dry

load will continue tumbling without heat to help reduce wrinkling. When the Signal is selected, a beep will be heard periodically. The load may be removed any time during Extended Tumble.

Signal Volume

A signal will sound at the end of the cycle (and periodically during Extended Tumble) if this option is selected. The signal has an adjustable volume level or can be turned off.

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Other Features

Drying Rack (on select models)

Use the drying rack for items which should not be tumble dried. Insert the rack into the dryer drum, resting the back support on the moisture sensor bars and the front legs on the air grill.

Place items to be dried on top of the rack, leaving space between items and not allowing them to hang over the sides or through the holes. The weight should not exceed 10 lbs (4.5 kg). Select the air (no heat) setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubber-likematerials, feathers or down.

When items are dry, remove the rack and store it in a convenient location.

NOTE

If your model did not come supplied from the factory with a drying rack you may order one.

Control Lock

To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer, press Options and Select at the same time and hold for 10 seconds. “LOC” will be displayed. To remove the control lock, press Options and Select again.

Status Display/Status Lights

The estimated total cycle time will be displayed when the cycle is selected. The estimated remaining cycle time is displayed during the cycle. The following indicators may be lighted during the cycle:

Drying

Cool Down

Extended Tumble

Drum Light

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

Reversible Door

Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can be hinged on the right or left side.

NOTE

For step-by-stepinstructions on DOOR REVERSAL, refer to the Installation Instructions supplied with this dryer.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

moisture sensing bars

Press and hold both for ten seconds to lock or unlock the controls.

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DRYER SETTINGS CHART

These Temperature, Dryness levels and Options are available with the following cycles:

 

Towels/

Heavy

Normal

Casual

Quick

Delicates

Ultra

Timed Dry

Timed Dry

 

Bedding

 

 

 

 

 

Delicates

(15-75)

(90)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(if equipped)

(if equipped)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated Cycle Duration**

60 min

55 min

50 min

40 min

25 min

20 min

20 min

15-75min

90 min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanitize

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

(certain models)

(certain models)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High

9*

9*

9*

9

9*

 

 

9*

9*

Medium

 

9

9

9*

 

9

9

9

9

Low

 

9

9

9

 

9*

9*

9

9

Air Fluff/No Heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

Dryness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Dry

9*

9*

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal

9

9

9*

9*

 

9

9

 

 

Less Dry

 

 

9

9

 

9*

9*

 

 

Damp Dry

 

 

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

Options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrink Guard

 

 

 

9*

 

 

 

 

 

(if equipped)

 

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

Shrink Guard Ultra

 

 

 

9*

 

 

 

 

 

(if equipped)

 

9

9

 

 

9

 

 

Extended Tumble

 

 

 

9*

 

 

 

 

 

(if equipped)

9

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

Extended Tumble Ultra

 

 

 

9*

 

 

 

 

 

(if equipped)

9

9

9

 

 

9

 

 

Signal Volume

9*

9*

9*

9*

9*

9*

9*

9*

9*

* Factory presets 9Available selections

**Estimated cycle duration is based on default dryness level and factory settings for electric dryers. Displayed cycle duration may differ slightly on gas models.

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WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the opening and in the surrounding area.

IMPORTANT

Clean the lint filter after every load.

IMPORTANT

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

CARE AND CLEANING

WARNING

To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety Instructions 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 the dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

INSIDE

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

Occasionally a waxy build-upmay form on the lint filter and/or moisture sensing bars from usingdryer-addedfabric softener sheets. To remove thisbuild-up,wash them with warm, soapy water. Dry the filter thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter 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.

OUTSIDE

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 part bleach to 8 parts 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.

When cleaning chrome parts use a window cleaner with ammonia or mild soap and water.

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

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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

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.

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

SOLUTIONS

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greasy, oily

Fabric softener sheet.

Rub fabric softener stains with

Add a few bath towels to small loads

stains

 

 

 

bar soap. Rinse and rewash.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lint

Overloading.

Reduce load size and rewash

Do not overload dryer.

 

Overdrying causes static

 

using liquid fabric softener in the

Use fabric softener in washer or dryer

 

 

electricity.

 

final rinse.

 

to reduce static electricity.

 

Lint screen not clean when

Or, add a fabric softener sheet

Remove items when they are slightly

 

 

cycle began.

 

and tumble without heat.

 

damp to avoid overdrying.

 

Lint is attached to “pills.”

Use lint brush or roller to remove

Check that lint filter is clean and in

 

 

 

 

lint.

 

place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilling

Overdrying.

Use a lint brush or shaver to

Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.

(Fibers break

 

 

 

remove pills.

When ironing, use spray starch or

off, ball up and

 

 

 

 

 

fabric finish on collars and cuffs.

cling to fabric.)

 

 

 

 

Turn items inside out to reduce abra-

 

 

 

 

 

 

sion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrinking

Temperature too high.

Irreversible condition.

Follow fabric care label directions.

 

Overdrying.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrinkling

Overloading.

Reduce load size and tumble at

Do not overload dryer.

 

Leaving items in dryer after

 

medium or low heat for 5-10

Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

 

 

cycle ends.

 

minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

• Remove items immediately. Hang

 

 

 

 

 

 

or fold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

Avoid Service Checklist

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.

OCCURRENCE

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

 

 

 

Dryer does not start.

Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug

Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

 

may be loose.

 

 

 

 

 

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

There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2

Replace fuse.

heat.

fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not

 

 

operate. (electric models)

 

Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).

Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.

 

Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the

See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

burner flame (gas models).

 

 

 

 

 

LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility

Refill or replace tank.

 

interruption of natural gas (gas models).

Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.

 

 

 

 

 

Drying cycle takes too

Lint filter is clogged with lint.

Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint filter

long, outside of the

 

before starting each cycle.

dryer feels too hot or

 

 

Exhaust duct requirements have not been met.

Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made

smells hot.

 

of rigid or semi-rigidmetal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 circuit.

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

 

 

circuit.

 

 

 

 

Drying procedures have not been followed.

See “Operating Instructions.”

 

 

 

 

Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged

Clean out any obstruction.

 

or restricted.

 

 

 

 

 

High humidity.

Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.

 

 

 

Excessive wrinkling.

Dryer is overloaded.

Do not overload. See “Operating Instructions.”

 

 

 

 

Items left in dryer too long.

Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

 

 

 

 

Insufficient sorting of items.

See “Operating Instructions.”

 

 

 

 

Drying temperature too high.

Follow fabric care label instructions.

 

 

 

Scratching or chipping

Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or buttons

Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering.

of the drum finish.

are inside the dryer.*

Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.

 

 

 

 

Permanently attached items such as belt buckles,

It may be necessary to sew a scrap of material securely around

 

zippers and fasteners may be hitting the inside of the

ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and damage to

 

drum.*

the dryer.

 

 

 

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

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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION

Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

Exclusions

This warranty does not cover the following:

 

1.

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

 

2.

Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or

 

 

Canada.

 

3.

Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.

 

4.

Products purchased "as-is"are not covered by this warranty.

 

5.

Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.

 

6.

Products used in a commercial setting.

 

7.

Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances

 

 

not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.

 

8.

Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.

 

9.

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 is shipped from the factory.

 

10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or

 

 

knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.

 

11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip

 

 

charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.

 

12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,

 

 

cabinets, walls, etc.

 

13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than

 

 

genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or

 

 

external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

If You Need Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty periodService should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.

Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.

This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

USA

Canada

1.800.944.9044

1.800.265.8352

Electrolux Major Appliances

Electrolux Canada Corp.

North America

5855 Terry Fox Way

P.O. Box 212378

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Augusta, GA 30907

L5V 3E4

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