Amana 40091502 User Manual

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Owner's Manual



Important Safety Information ...............


Drying Clothes ...................................


Features, Hints, and Care ..................


Reversing the Door .............................


Drying Guide ......................................


Trouble Shooting ................................


Amana Dryer Warranty.......................


Gas and Electric Dryer

Keep instructions for future reference. Be sure manual stays with dryer.

Part No.40091502

© 2000 Amana Appliances

Printed in U.S.A. 06/00

Amana, Iowa 52204

Serial Plate

Thank you for buying an Amana dryer!

Please take the time to complete the registration card and return promptly. If registration card is missing, call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When contacting Amana, provide product information from serial plate found on upper right hand corner of door opening:

Model Number __________________________________

Manufacturing (P) Number _________________________

Serial Number (S/N) ______________________________

Purchase Date __________________________________

Dealer Name ___________________________________

Dealer Address _________________________________

Dealer Phone ___________________________________

Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place for future reference or if warranty service is required.

For answers to questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT- LSVC (1-800-628-5782) inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana Appliances also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

AsureExtended Service Plan

Amana Appliances offers long-term service protection for this new dryer. AsureExtended Service Plan, covering functional parts, labor, and travel charges, is specially designed to supplement a strong warranty.

Call 1-800-528-2682 for information.

Parts and Accessories

Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories by phone. To order accessories for your Amana

product, call 1-800-843-0304 inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA.

For more information on this and other Amana products, visit our Web site


call Consumer Affairs Department at


Save Time and Money

If something seems unusual, please check “Trouble Shooting” section, which is designed to help you solve problems before calling service. If you have a question, write or call us (include model number and phone number) at:

Consumer Affairs Department

Amana Appliances

2800 - 220th Trail

Amana, Iowa 52204

Ph# 1-800-843-0304

What You Need to Know about Safety Instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating dryer.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels


DANGER— Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.


WARNING— Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.


CAUTION— Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or product or property damage.


Important Safety Information


To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury, or death when using your dryer, follow these basic precautions:

1.Read all instructions before using dryer.

2.Install dryer according to Installation Instructions. Refer to the Grounding Instructions in the Installation Instructions for proper grounding of the dryer.

3.Do not dry articles that have been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances. Vapors could ignite or explode.

4.Do not use dryer to dry clothes which have traces of any flammable substance, such as vegetable oil, cooking oil, machine oil, flammable chemicals, thinner, etc., or anything containing wax or chemicals, such as mops and cleaning cloths. Flammable substances may cause fabric to catch fire by itself.

5.Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids near this or any other appliance.

6.Do not allow children to play on or in dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when dryer is used near children, a safety rule for all appliances.

7.Before dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove door to drying compartment.

8.Do not reach into dryer if cylinder is revolving.

9.Do not install or store dryer where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.

10.Do not tamper with dryer controls.

11.Do not repair or replace any part of dryer or attempt any service, unless specifically recommended in user-maintenance instructions or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have skills to carry out.

12.To reduce risk of electric shock or fire, do not use extension cords or adapters to connect dryer to electrical power source.

13.Use the dryer only for its intended purpose, drying clothes.

14.Always disconnect dryer from electrical supply before attempting any service. Disconnect power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.

15.Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubberlike materials.

16.Always clean the lint filter after every load. A layer of lint in the filter reduces drying efficiency and prolongs drying time.

17.Use only fabric softeners or products to eliminate static that are appropriate for automatic dryers.

18.Keep your dryer in good condition. Bumping or dropping dryer can damage safety features. If damage occurs, have dryer checked by qualified service technician.

19.Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.

20.Do not tumble fiberglass curtains and draperies unless the label says it can be done. If they are dried, wipe out the cylinder with a damp cloth to remove particles of fiberglass.

21.Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions on packages of laundry aids. Heed all warnings or precautions. To reduce risk of poisoning or chemical burns, keep products away from children at all times, preferably, in a locked cabinet.

22.Never operate dryer with guards and/or panels removed.

23.Do not operate dryer with missing or broken parts.

24.Do not bypass safety devices.

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

26.Interior of dryer and exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

27.Dryer will not operate with loading door open. DO NOT bypass door safety switch by permitting dryer to operate with door open. Dryer will stop tumbling when door is opened. Do not use dryer if it does not stop tumbling when door is opened or starts tumbling without pressing or turning the START mechanism. Remove the dryer from use and call

the service person.

28.Remove laundry immediately after the dryer stops.

29.ALWAYS follow the fabric care instructions supplied by the garment manufacturer.

California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65)—Gas Dryers Only

The Governor of California is required to publish a list of substances known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm and requires business to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.

Gas appliances contain or produce substances which can cause death or serious illness and which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. To reduce the risk from substances in fuel or from fuel combustion, make sure this appliance is installed, operated, and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Drying Clothes

If These Controls

are Different from


These controls are intended to show the variety of features that are available in the product line. If your dryer does not have all the options that are shown, it is not a mistake. The information provided applies to several of the models in the product line.



IMPORTANT: Lint filter must be in place in door opening when using dryer or loading and unloading dryer. If filter is not in place, clothing could fall into front air duct.

1. Sort clothes for drying

Properly dried clothes will need a minimum of care when removed from the dryer. Clothes properly sorted for washing should be properly sorted for drying also. Follow the examples below.





Dark and Light

Separate light clothes from dark clothes.





Lint Shedding

Towels, flannels, chenille, cottons, rugs



Lint Receiving

Corduroys, knits (including socks),


permanent press, and synthetics



Heavy and Light

Lightweight fabrics dry faster than heavyweight

weight Fabrics

fabrics. If mixed loads are dried together (such


as sheets and towels), remove the lighter


weight fabrics when they are dry to prevent


over drying and wrinkling.



2. Clean the lint filter before each use

A clean lint filter ensures efficient drying and clothes will remain lintfree when unloading dryer. A layer of lint on the screen will reduce air flow through the dryer and lengthen drying time. Lint screen may be washed if needed.

Lint filter is located at front of the dryer in the lower part of door opening.

Replace lint filter in door recess and push in firmly. Words on filter should face front of dryer.

Add clothes loosely into dryer drum. Add fabric softener sheet, if desired. Close loading door. Dryer will not operate with the door open.

3. Select FABRIC SELECTOR setting

Set FABRIC SELECTOR knob to most appropriate temperature for type of fabric in load. Follow garment manufacturer’s care label for recommended temperature settings. See chart below.






Automatic Regular

Approximately 160ºF

Use for sturdy items like play or work clothes.



Perm. Press Regular/

Automatic Regular/Perm

Med. High

Use for sturdy items like play or work clothes,

(some models)

permanent press items, and synthetics.

Approximately 155ºF




Perm. Press/Medium

Automatic Permanent Press/Knits

Approximately 150ºF

Use for permanent press and synthetic items.




Automatic Delicate

Approximately 129ºF

Use for delicate items.



Fluff/No Heat

Any Cycle

No heat




Time Dry cycle can be used with all Fabric Selector settings.


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