Amana W10232964A User Manual

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ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE...........................




ACCESSOIRES ...............................................


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


SÉCURITÉ DE LA SÉCHEUSE ......................


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




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


ENTRETIEN DE LA SÉCHEUSE ....................










Para obtener acceso al manual de uso y cuidado en español, o para obtener información adicional acerca de su producto, visite:

Tenga listo su número de modelo completo. Puede encontrar el número de modelo y de serie dentro de la cavidad superior de la puerta.


If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section. Additional help is available by calling our Maytag Services, LLC, Customer Assistance at 1-800-688-9900 from anywhere in the U.S.A., or write:

Maytag Services, LLC, Attn: CAIR® Center

P.O. Box 2370

Cleveland, TN 37320-2370

To order parts and accessories, call 1-800-688-9900. In Canada: 1-800-807-6777 or write:

Customer Interaction Centre

Whirlpool Canada LP

1901 Minnesota Court

Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7

Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. For service in Canada, call: 1-800-807-6777.

Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service.

Write down the following information about your appliance to help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it. You will need to know your complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label, located at the top inside dryer door well.

Dealer name ____________________________________________________

Serial number ___________________________________________________


Phone number___________________________________________________

Model number___________________________________________________

Purchase date___________________________________________________


Enhance your dryer with these premium accessories.

For more high-quality items or to order, call 1-800-901-2042, or visit us at In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777 or visit us at

Part Number



4 ft (1.2 m) gas line dryer connector installation






4 ft (1.2 m) dryer cord, 3-wire, 30 amp




4 ft (1.2 m) dryer cord, 4-wire, 30 amp




6 ft (1.8 m) dryer cord, 4-wire, 30 amp




Dryer vent lint brush




All-purpose appliance cleaner




Laundry supply storage cart




Drying rack - fits 29" (737 mm) Super Capacity,


6.5 cu. ft (0.18 cu. m) - side swing or hamper






Drying rack - fits 29" (737 mm) Super Capacity


Plus, 7.0 cu. ft (0.20 cu. m) - side swing door






Compact dryer stand - white




LP gas conversion kit





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:



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.


WARNING: For your safety, the 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.


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.

WARNING: Gas leaks cannot always be detected by smell.

Gas suppliers recommend that you use a gas detector approved by UL or CSA.

For more information, contact your gas supplier.

If a gas leak is detected, follow the “What to do if you smell gas” instructions.



Your dryer must be properly installed and vented to achieve maximum drying efficiency and shorten drying times. Use the minimum recommended installation clearances found in the Installation Instructions. See the Installation Instructions for more information.

1.Do not use plastic vent or metal foil vent. Use 4" (102 mm) metal or flexible metal vent. Do not kink or crush flexible metal vent. It must be completely extended to allow adequate exhaust air to flow. Check vent after installation. Refer to the Installation Instructions for proper length requirements of vent.


Fire Hazard

Use a heavy metal vent.

Do not use a plastic vent.

Do not use a metal foil vent.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire.

If the dryer is not properly installed and vented, it will not be covered under the warranty. Proper venting of your dryer is important for satisfactory drying results. See the Installation Instructions for more detail.

NOTE: Service calls caused by improper venting will be paid for by the customer, whether it was a paid installation or selfinstalled.


102 mm

2.Use a 4" (102 mm) exhaust hood.

3.Use the straightest path possible when routing the vent.



4.Use clamps to seal all joints. Do not use duct tape, screws, or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the vent to secure vent, which can catch lint.

5.Clean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, but at least every 2 years, or when installing your dryer in a new location. When cleaning is complete, be sure to follow the Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for final product check.





Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer.

Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing).

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire.


Fire Hazard

No washer can completely remove oil.

Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils).

Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.

This booklet covers several different models. Your dryer may not have all of the cycles and features described.

Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping.

1.Clean lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”

2.Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.

3.Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*) to dry most heavy to medium-weight fabrics.

4.If your dryer has a Temperature selector, set it to the recommended setting for the type of fabric being dried. See “Dryer Cycle Descriptions” (separate sheet) for temperature suggestions. On some models, temperature is included in the cycle selections.

5.(OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have a Wrinkle Prevent feature selector. When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. This feature periodically tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load without heat to help avoid wrinkling.

6.(OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have an End of Cycle Signal. The signal is helpful when drying items that should be removed from the dryer as soon as it stops.

The End of Cycle signal is part of the Start button and is selectable. Turn the Start button to ON or OFF. The signal will sound only if the selector is set to On.

7.Select the desired Option. See “Dryer Cycle Descriptions” (separate sheet).

8.If desired, add fabric softener sheet. Follow package instructions.

9.Press the Start button.

Stopping and Restarting

You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.

To stop your dryer

Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF.

NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when the dryer is not in use.

To restart your dryer

Close the door. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired). Press the Start button.


Use the Drying Rack to dry items such as sweaters and pillows without tumbling. The drum turns, but the rack does not move.

If your model does not have a drying rack, you may be able to purchase one for your model. To find out whether your model allows drying rack usage and for information on ordering, please refer to the front page of the manual or contact the dealer from whom you purchased your dryer.

NOTE: The rack must be removed for normal tumbling. Do not use the automatic cycle with the drying rack.

To use the drying rack

1.Place drying rack in dryer.

Slide rear pegs into the dimples on the back wall of the dryer. Lower the front legs to rest on the dryer opening.

2.Put wet items on top of rack, leaving space between items. Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the rack. Close the door.

3.Select a timed drying cycle and temperature, or an air cycle. Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using an air cycle. Refer to the following table.

4.Start the dryer. Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.

Rack Dry








Washable wool items (block



60 min.

to shape, lay flat on rack)








Stuffed toys/pillows (cotton



60 min.

or polyester filled)








Stuffed toys/pillows



90 min.

Foam rubber filled

(no heat)










Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.


Clean lint screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.


Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged, blocked or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics.

If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check the exhaust hood and remove the lint.

Every Load Cleaning

Style 1:

1.The lint screen is located on top of the dryer. Pull the lint screen toward you. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.

2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.

Style 2:

1.The lint screen is located in the door of the dryer. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.

2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.

As Needed Cleaning

1.Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.

2.Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.

3.Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.

4.Rinse screen with hot water.

5.Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen in dryer.


1.Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained area of the drum and rub with a soft cloth until stain is removed.

2.Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.

3.Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry the drum.

NOTE: Garments that contain unstable dyes, such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the dryer interior. These stains are not harmful to your dryer and will not stain future loads of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside out to avoid transfer of dye.


From Inside the Dryer Cabinet

Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.

From Inside the Exhaust Vent

Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage.


Vacation care

Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will be on vacation or not using your dryer for an extended period of time, you should:

1.Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2.If you have a gas dryer, close shutoff valve in gas supply line.
3.Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”

Moving care - Electric Dryers

For power supply cord-connected dryers:

1.Unplug the power supply cord.
2.Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3.Use masking tape to secure dryer door.


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