Amana W10216186A User Manual

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ELECTRONIC

ELECTRIC DRYERS

Use&CareGuide

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Table of Contents .................................................

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W10216186A

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DRYER SAFETY..............................................................................

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................

4

Tools and Parts ............................................................................

4

Optional Pedestal.........................................................................

4

Location Requirements ...............................................................

4

Electrical Requirements ...............................................................

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Electrical Connection ...................................................................

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Venting Requirements...............................................................

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Plan Vent System......................................................................

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Install Vent System....................................................................

15

Install Leveling Legs..................................................................

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Connect Vent.............................................................................

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Level Dryer ................................................................................

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Reverse Door Swing .................................................................

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Complete Installation ................................................................

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DRYER USE .................................................................................

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Starting Your Dryer....................................................................

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Stopping Your Dryer .................................................................

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Pausing or Restarting................................................................

19

Control Locked..........................................................................

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Drying and Cycle Tips ...............................................................

19

Status Lights..............................................................................

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Cycles........................................................................................

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Options ......................................................................................

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Modifiers....................................................................................

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Changing Cycles, Options, and Modifiers ................................

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End of Cycle Signal ...................................................................

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Drying Rack Options .................................................................

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DRYER CARE..............................................................................

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Cleaning the Dryer Location......................................................

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Cleaning the Lint Screen...........................................................

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Cleaning the Dryer Interior ........................................................

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Removing Accumulated Lint.....................................................

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Vacation and Moving Care........................................................

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Changing the Drum Light ..........................................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................

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Dryer Operation .........................................................................

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Dryer Results .............................................................................

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ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE........................................................

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WARRANTY .................................................................................

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DRYER SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:

DANGER

WARNING

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

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

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

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following:

Read all instructions before using the dryer.

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 that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, drycleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children.

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

Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.

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

Do not tamper with controls.

Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this Use and Care Guide or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

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

Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials.

Clean lint screen before or after each load.

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

The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

See installation instructions for grounding requirements.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Tools and Parts

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.

Flat-blade screwdriver

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Adjustable wrench that opens to 1" (25.4 mm) or hex-head socket wrench (for adjusting dryer feet)

Wire stripper (for direct wire installations)

Level

Parts supplied

Vent clamps

Caulking gun and compound (for installing new exhaust vent)

Tin snips (new vent installations)

¼" nut driver or socket wrench (recommended)

Tape measure

Remove parts package from dryer drum. Check that all parts are included.

4 Leveling legs

NOTE: Do not use leveling legs if installing the dryer on a pedestal.

Parts needed

Check local codes. Check existing electrical supply and venting. See “Electrical Requirements” and “Venting Requirements” before purchasing parts.

For close-clearance installations between 31.5" (800.1 mm) and 37" (939.8 mm), see “Plan Vent System” section for venting requirements.

37" (939.8 mm)

Mobile home installations require metal exhaust system hardware available for purchase from the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer. For further information, please refer to the “Assistance or Service” section.

If using a power supply cord:

Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain:

A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated

120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends.

A UL listed strain relief.

Optional Pedestal

Are you placing the dryer on a pedestal? You have the option of purchasing pedestals of different heights separately for this dryer. You may select a 10" (254 mm) pedestal or a 15.5" (394 mm) pedestal with a storage drawer. The pedestal will add to the total height of the dryer for a total height of approximately

46" (1168 mm) or 51.5" (1308 mm), respectively.

For a garage installation, you will need to place the 10" (254 mm) pedestal at least 9" (229 mm) above the floor. You will need to place the 15.5" (394 mm) pedestal at least 3" (76 mm) above the floor.

Optional pedestal (15.5" [394 mm] model shown)

To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section.

Pedestal Height

Color

Part Number

 

 

 

10" (254 mm)

White

WHP1000SQ

 

 

 

15.5" (394 mm)

White

XHP1550VW

 

 

 

15.5" (394 mm)

Burgundy

XHP1550VM

Location Requirements

You will need

A location that allows for proper exhaust installation. See “Venting Requirements.”

A separate 30-amp circuit.

If you are using a power supply cord, a grounded electrical outlet located within 2 ft (610 mm) of either side of the dryer. See “Electrical Requirements.”

A sturdy floor to support the total dryer weight of 200 lbs (90.7 kg). The combined weight of a companion appliance should also be considered.

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A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire dryer. (If slope is greater than 1" [25 mm], install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part Number 279810.) Clothes may not tumble properly and automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is not level.

For a garage installation, you will need to place the dryer at least 18" (460 mm) above the floor. If you are using a pedestal, you will need 18" (460 mm) to the bottom of the dryer.

Do not operate your dryer at temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC). At lower temperatures, the dryer might not shut off at the end of an automatic cycle. Drying times can be extended.

The dryer must not be installed or stored in an area where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.

Check code requirements. Some codes limit, or do not permit, installation of the dryer in garages, closets, mobile homes, or sleeping quarters. Contact your local building inspector.

Installation clearances

The location must be large enough to allow the dryer door to open fully.

Dryer Dimensions

50½" (1282.7 mm)

38"

(965.2 mm)

*31½"

(800.1 mm)

27" (686 mm)

*Most installations require a minimum 5" (127 mm) clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust vent with elbow. See “Venting Requirements.”

Installation spacing for recessed area or closet installation

The following spacing dimensions are recommended for this dryer. This dryer has been tested for spacing of 0" (0 mm) clearance on the sides and rear. Recommended spacing should be considered for the following reasons:

Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing.

Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and floor moldings.

Additional spacing should be considered on all sides of the dryer to reduce noise transfer.

For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top and bottom of the door are required. Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are acceptable.

Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.

Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only

0" (0 mm)

38" min.

(965.2 mm)

1"*

 

 

 

 

 

27"

 

 

 

1"*

(25 mm)

 

 

(686 mm)

 

 

 

(25 mm)

 

 

 

 

*Required spacing

Closet installation - Dryer only

 

 

 

 

3"*

 

14" max.*

 

(76 mm)

 

(356 mm)

48 in.2*

 

 

 

 

(3100 mm2)

 

 

18" min.*

 

 

 

(457.2 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

24 in.2*

 

 

 

 

(1550 mm2)

3"*

 

 

 

 

(76 mm)

1"*

31½"

5"**

 

 

(25 mm)

(800 mm)

(127 mm)

 

 

 

A

 

 

B

A.Side view - closet or confined area

B.Closet door with vents

*Required spacing

**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.

Recessed or closet installation - Dryer on pedestal

14" max.*

(356 mm)

18" min.*

(457.2 mm)

1"

 

 

 

 

 

27"

 

 

1"

 

1"*

 

 

31½"

 

 

5"**

 

(25 mm)

 

 

(686 mm)

 

(25 mm)

(25 mm)

(800 mm)

(127 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

A.Recessed area

B.Side view - closet or confined area

*Required spacing

**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.

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Installation spacing for cabinet installation

For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top of the cabinet are required.

7"* (178 mm) 7"* (178 mm)

9"*

(229 mm)

 

 

 

1"*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5"**

 

 

 

 

 

31½"

1" 27"

1"

 

(127 mm)

(800 mm) (25 mm) (25 mm)(686 mm) (25 mm)

*Required spacing

**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.

Recommended installation spacing for recessed or closet installation, with stacked washer and dryer

The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.

48 in.2 * (31000 mm2)

3"* (76 mm)

 

3"* (76 mm)

24 in.2 *

1"* (25 mm)

(15500 mm2)

 

*Required spacing

6"* (152 mm)

76" (1930 mm)

5½"**

 

 

 

1"

 

27"

 

1"

 

 

 

 

(140 mm)

 

 

(25 mm)

(686 mm)

(25 mm)

*Required spacing

**For side or bottom venting, 0" (0 mm) spacing is allowed.

Mobile home - additional installation requirements

This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations.

The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280).

Mobile home installations require:

Metal exhaust system hardware, which is available for purchase from your dealer.

Special provisions must be made in mobile homes to introduce outside air into the dryer. The opening (such as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer exhaust opening.

Electrical Requirements

It is your responsibility

To contact a qualified electrical installer.

To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.

The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved in remodeling after 1996, and all mobile home installations.

A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.

To supply the required 3 or 4 wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60 Hz., AC only electrical supply (or 3 or 4 wire, 120/208 volt electrical supply, if specified on the serial/rating plate) on a separate 30-amp circuit, fused on both sides of the line. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. Connect to an individual branch circuit. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or grounding circuit.

Do not use an extension cord.

If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate.

Electrical Connection

To properly install your dryer, you must determine the type of electrical connection you will be using and follow the instructions provided for it here.

If local codes do not permit the connection of a neutral ground wire to the neutral wire, see “Optional 3-wire connection” in the “Electrical Connection” section.

This dryer is manufactured ready to install with a 3-wire electrical supply connection. The neutral ground wire is permanently connected to the neutral conductor (white wire) within the dryer. If the dryer is installed with a 4-wire electrical supply connection, the neutral ground wire must be removed from the external ground conductor screw (green screw), and secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block. When the neutral ground wire is secured under the neutral terminal (center or white wire) of the terminal block, the dryer cabinet is isolated from the neutral conductor.

A 4-wire power supply connection must be used when the appliance is installed in a location where grounding through the neutral conductor is prohibited. Grounding through the neutral is prohibited for (1) new branch-circuit installations,

(2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conductors.

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If using a power supply cord:

Use a UL listed power supply cord kit marked for use with clothes dryers. The kit should contain:

A UL listed 30-amp power supply cord, rated

120/240 volt minimum. The cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long. The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends.

A UL listed strain relief.

If your outlet looks like this:

4-wire receptacle (14-30R)

Then choose a 4-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 4-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have four 10-gauge copper wires and match a 4-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 14-30R. The ground wire (ground conductor) may be either green or bare. The neutral conductor must be identified by a white cover.

If your outlet looks like this:

3-wire receptacle (10-30R)

Then choose a 3-wire power supply cord with ring or spade terminals and UL listed strain relief. The 3-wire power supply cord, at least 4 ft (1.22 m) long, must have three 10-gauge copper wires and match a 3-wire receptacle of NEMA Type 10-30R.

If connecting by direct wire:

Power supply cable must match power supply (4-wire or 3-wire) and be:

Flexible armored cable or nonmetallic sheathed copper cable (with ground wire), protected with flexible metallic conduit. All current-carrying wires must be insulated.

10-gauge solid copper wire (do not use aluminum).

At least 5 ft (1.52 m) long.

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Electrical Connection

Power Supply Cord

 

Direct Wire

WARNING

Fire Hazard

Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord.

Use a UL listed strain relief.

Disconnect power before making electrical connections.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver).

Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.

Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining 2 terminals (gold).

Securely tighten all electrical connections.

Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

WARNING

Fire Hazard

Use 10 gauge solid copper wire.

Use a UL listed strain relief.

Disconnect power before making electrical connections.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver).

Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.

Connect remaining 2 supply wires to remaining 2 terminals (gold).

Securely tighten all electrical connections.

Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

1.Disconnect power.

2.Remove the hold-down screw and terminal block cover.

C

D

B

A

A.Neutral ground wire

B.External ground conductor screw

C.Center, silver-colored terminal block screw

D.Terminal block cover and hold-down screw

Style 1: Power supply cord strain relief

Remove the screws from a ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the tabs of the two clamp sections into the hole below the terminal block opening so that one tab is pointing up and the other is pointing down, and hold in place. Tighten strain relief screws enough to hold the two clamp sections together.

A

B

C

D

A.Strain relief tab pointing up

B.Hole below terminal block opening

C.Clamp section

D.Strain relief tab pointing down

3. Install strain relief.

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Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Do not further tighten strain relief screws at this point.

Style 2: Direct wire strain relief

Unscrew the removable conduit connector and any screws from a ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief (UL marking on strain relief). Put the threaded section of the strain relief through the hole below the terminal block opening. Reaching inside the terminal block opening, screw the removable conduit connector onto the strain relief threads.

A

B

C

A.Removable conduit connector

B.Hole below terminal block opening

C.Strain relief threads

Put direct wire cable through the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Tighten strain relief screw against the direct wire cable.

4.Now complete installation following instructions for your type of electrical connection:

4-wire (recommended)

3-wire (if 4-wire is not available)

Electrical Connection Options

If your home has:

And you will be

Go to Section

 

connecting to:

 

4-wire receptacle

A UL listed,

4-wire connection:

(NEMA Type 14-30R)

120/240-volt

Power supply cord

 

minimum,

 

 

30-amp, dryer

 

 

power supply

 

 

cord*

 

4-wire direct

A fused

4-wire connection:

 

disconnect or

Direct Wire

 

circuit breaker

 

5"

box*

 

(127 mm)

 

 

3-wire receptacle

A UL listed,

3-wire connection:

(NEMA type 10-30R)

120/240-volt

Power supply cord

 

minimum,

 

 

30-amp, dryer

 

 

power supply

 

 

cord*

 

3-wire direct

A fused

3-wire connection:

 

disconnect or

Direct Wire

 

circuit breaker

 

(89 mm)

box*

 

 

 

*If local codes do not permit the connection of a cabinet-ground conductor to the neutral wire, go to “Optional 3-wire connection” section.

4-wire connection: Power supply cord

IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire connections.

B F

A

C D E G

A.4-wire receptacle (NEMA type 14-30R)

B.4-prong plug

C.Ground prong

D.Neutral prong

E.Spade terminals with upturned ends

F. ¾" (19 mm) UL listed strain relief

G.Ring terminals

1.Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw.

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