Frigidaire FAQE7072LA 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 ......................................

6-14

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

15-17

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

18

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

19-20

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

21

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

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Español ..............................................................

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

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

(1003) 137338700A

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 - RISK OF FIRE

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

LCD 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.WATER VALVE (Steam models only.) The flow of water is controlled by electric solenoids. During operation there may be a clicking sound as the valve opens and closes to control the water flow.

B.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.

C.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.

D.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.

E.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

B

E

D

C

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.

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 Temp orDry Level buttons to scroll to the desired settings.

To select or delete an option, press the button for that option. The indicator will be illuminated when the option has been selected. The indicator will no longer be lighted when the option has been deleted.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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 these two buttons at the same time and

hold until the signal sounds.

5Start the cycle.

Close the door and press Start to begin the cycle. The dryer will not operate with the door open. To interrupt the cycle, pressPause; pressStart to resume the cycle. Presscancel to stop the cycle.

If changes to the cycle, temperature, dryness level or options are attempted after the cycle starts, the lights will blink and a signal will beep.

To change the cycle once the cycle has begun, press cancel and select a new cycle. To change the temperature, dryness level or options once the cycle has begun, pressPause and make the new selections.

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.

A signal will sound at the end of the cycle if the chime option has been selected.

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

IMPORTANT

Clean the lint filter after every load. CLEAN FILTER will be displayed at the end of the cycle to remind you to remove lint from the filter.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

allergy

mixed load

ultra capacity

 

 

 

wrinkle

normal

casual

 

 

 

 

sanitize

max

release

 

 

 

towels

quick dry

high

high

line

dry

bulky

delicates

normal

normal

delay

low

low

start

 

 

 

heavy

time dry

air dry

damp

chime

 

 

 

 

shrink guard

control lock

casual

quick dry

allergy

delicates

 

steam

normal

refresh

towels

time

dry

 

heavy/

specialty

bulky

cycles

ready steam system

 

 

 

wrinkle

sanitize

max

90

release

 

high

high

75

line

dry

normal

normal

60

delay

low

low

30

start

add

air dry

damp

touch

steam

up anti

static

control lock

Specialty Cycles may include, but not limited to:

Jeans

Kids Wear

Active Wear

Warm Up (on select models)

casual

quick dry

mixed

delicates

load

 

 

steam

normal

refresh

towels

time

dry

 

heavy/

specialty

bulky

cycles

ready steam system

 

 

 

wrinkle

sanitize

max

90

release

 

high

high

75

line chime

dry

normal

normal

60

delay

low

low

30

start

shrink

air dry

damp

touch

guard

up anti

static

control lock

Specialty Cycles may include, but not limited to:

Jeans

Pet Beds

Kids Wear

Stuffed Toys

Active Wear

Warm Up

This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles 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.

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.

For best results

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

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Cycle Selection, continued

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. 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.

Heavy (on select models)

Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry durable fabrics such as jeans and overalls.

Heavy/Bulky (on select models)

Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry durable fabrics such as jeans and overalls.

Bulky (on select models)

Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry bedding and bulky items such as comforters, blankets, sleeping bags and parkas.

Towels (on select models)

Select this Auto Dry cycle for towels and bath mats.

Normal

Select this Auto Dry cycle for cotton items.

Allergy (on select models)

Select this Auto Dry cycle to compliment your washer’s Allergy cycle or where you wish to reduce allergens as you dry your load. Items prone to heat damage are not recommended for this cycle.

Mixed Load (on select models)

Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry loads containing a mix of fabrics.

Jeans (on select models)

Select this Auto Dry cycle for drying an entire load of denim jeans.

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.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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 Dry setting.

Quick Dry (on select models)

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

Steam Refresh (steam models only)

Select this cycle to refresh fabrics, remove odors and reduce static by injecting the perfect amount of steam into clothing that has been left in the dryer, stored in crowded closets, drawers, or unpacked luggage.

Time Dry

To manually select the drying time for any load, turn the knob to Time Dry. Press theDry Time button (on select models) on the setting panel to scroll through drying times from 15 (Touch Up) to 90 minutes.

casual

quick dry

ready steam system

 

mixed

delicates

 

 

 

 

wrinkle

load

 

sanitize

max

90

release

 

steam

 

 

 

 

 

line chime

normal

refresh

high

high

75

dry

 

time

normal

normal

60

delay

towels

 

 

 

start

dry

low

low

30

 

 

shrink

 

 

air dry

damp

touch

heavy/

specialty

guard

 

 

up

 

bulky

cycles

 

 

anti

 

 

 

static

control lock

“Dry Time” button

On models without a Dry Time button, continue to turn the cycle Selector knob while on theTime Dry cycle, to increase or decrease drying time displayed on the LCD screen.

allergy

mixed load

ultra capacity

 

 

 

 

normal

casual

 

 

wrinkle

 

 

sanitize

max

release

 

 

 

towels

quick dry

high

high

line

dry

bulky

delicates

normal

normal

delay

low

low

start

 

 

 

heavy

time dry

air dry

damp

chime

 

 

 

 

shrink guard

control lock

Continue turning to select manual drying time

No “Dry Time” button

Because this is not an Auto Dry cycle, you will not be able to select a dryness level.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Specialty Cycle Selection

casual

quick dry

ready steam system

allergy

delicates

 

 

 

wrinkle

 

 

sanitize

max

90

release

 

steam

 

 

high

high

75

line

normal

refresh

dry

 

time

normal

normal

60

delay

towels

 

 

 

start

dry

low

low

30

 

 

add

 

 

air dry

damp

touch

heavy/

specialty

steam

 

 

up

 

bulky

cycles

 

 

anti

 

 

 

static

control lock

casual

quick dry

ready steam system

 

mixed

delicates

 

 

 

 

wrinkle

load

 

sanitize

max

90

release

 

steam

 

 

 

 

 

line chime

normal

refresh

high

high

75

dry

 

time

normal

normal

60

delay

towels

 

 

 

start

dry

low

low

30

 

 

shrink

 

 

air dry

damp

touch

heavy/

specialty

guard

 

 

up

 

bulky

cycles

 

 

anti

 

 

 

static

control lock

Specialty Cycles (on select models)

Turn the cycle selector to Specialty Cycles to access additional custom cycles. Scroll through the cycles by pressing the outer buttons under the LCD screen.

Jeans

Select this Specialty cycle for drying an entire load of denim jeans.

Pet Beds (on select models)

Select this Specialty cycle for drying soft-sidedpet beds, pet pillows or pet blankets.

Kids Wear

Select this Specialty cycle for drying kids clothing and baby wear where allergen-reductionis desired.

Stuffed Toys (on select models)

Select this Specialty cycle for drying stuffed animals and soft toys that can be tumble dried. Protect your dryer drum finish and maximize toy life by placing it in a pillow case and tying the end closed before washing it.

Active Wear

Select this Specialty cycle to dry lightweight synthetic athletic apparel including stretch fabrics.

Warm-Up(on select models)

Quickly warm up an entire dry load left in a cold dryer or a few dry items you want warm with this Specialty cycle.

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