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Use & Care Guide

Gas & Electric Dryer

Guia de Uso y Cuidado

Secadora a Gas y Eléctrica

www.frigidaire.com

P/N 137118100A (0901)

Table of Contents

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

2

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

2-4

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

4

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

5

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

5-6

Common Drying Problems

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Avoid Service checklist...........................................................

7

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

8

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

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Product Record

Read and Save These Instructions

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

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

Model Number_ ____________________________

Serial Number______________________________

Purchase Date______________________________

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 and theOperating Instructions included with your dryer.

Important Safety Instructions

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:

This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause serious body harm, death or property damage.

This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.

Save these instructions for future reference.

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.

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Important Safety Instructions, con’t

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 type wallreceptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord 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.

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.

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.

- 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Important Safety Instructions, con’t

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.

Drying Procedures

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in thisUse and Care Guide before operating your dryer.

(Mesh bag not included.)

Clean the lint filter after

every load.

1.Prepare load for drying.

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

Separate dark items from light-coloreditems. Separate items that shed lint from those that attract lint.

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.

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

3.Load 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.

4.Select the appropriate cycle and settings for each load.

See Operating Instructions for your specific model.

5.Start 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.

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

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Features

END OF CYCLE SIGNAL

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

STATUS DISPLAY

The estimated total cycle time will be displayed when the cycle is selected. The estimated remaining cycle time is displayed during the cycle.

DRUM LIGHT (some models)

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.

Forstep-by-stepinstructions on DOOR REVERSAL, refer to theInstallation Instructions supplied with this dryer.

DRYING RACK (some models)

Use the drying rack to dry 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.

moisture sensing bars

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.

Care and Cleaning

- 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 filter after

every load.

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.

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Care and Cleaning, con’t

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.

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

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 bar

• Add a few bath towels to small loads for

stains

 

soap. Rinse and rewash.

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 using

• Do not overload dryer.

 

• Overdrying causes static

liquid fabric softener in the final

• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to

 

electricity.

rinse.

reduce static electricity.

 

• Lint screen not clean when

• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and

• Remove items when they are slightly damp

 

cycle began.

tumble without heat.

to avoid overdrying.

 

• Lint is attached to “pills.”

• Use lint brush or roller to remove

• Check that lint filter is clean and in place.

 

 

lint.

 

Pilling

• Overdrying.

• Use a lint brush or shaver to re-

• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.

(Fibers break off,

 

move pills.

• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric

ball up and cling

 

 

finish on collars and cuffs.

to fabric.)

 

 

• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

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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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 before

long, outside of the

 

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 of rigid

smells hot.

 

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 of

Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or buttons are

Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering.

the drum finish.

inside the dryer.*

Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.

 

 

 

 

Permanently attached items such as belt buckles, zippers

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

 

and fasteners may be hitting the inside of the drum.*

ments 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.

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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 lters, water lters, 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 nish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to oors,

 

 

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, res, 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 speci cations as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

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Canada

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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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a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. P.O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

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