Fisher & Paykel DE50F56E1 Installation Instruction & User Guide

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Front loading dryers

Installation instructions


and User guide











Safety and warnings



Installation instructions



Installation options



Installation – Electronic auto-sense and Rear-vented auto-timer dryers



Installation – Door-vented auto-timer dryer






Dryer wall mounting instructions



Before you dry



Sorting and loading



Cleaning the lint filter



Electronic auto-sense dryer



Using your dryer



Dryness levels



1 hour setting



Key lock



Temperature settings



Delay start



Wrinkle free



Rear and Door-vented auto-timer dryers



Using your dryer



Drying times



Drying rack



Operating problems



Manufacturer’s Warranty



Customer Care



Caution, risk of fire – this is a safety symbol.

Failure to follow the warnings outlined in these user instructions can cause a fire hazard.



The models shown in this User Guide may not be available in all markets and are subject to change at any time. For current details about model and specification availability in your country, please visit our local website listed on the back cover or contact your local Fisher & Paykel dealer.

2 Introduction

Congratulations on purchasing a Fisher & Paykel dryer. Your new dryer will give you the convenience of tumble drying and your clothes the advantage of not being subjected to the harsh overdrying effects of the sun. Your clothes will feel softer, retain their shape better and will require less ironing.

At Fisher & Paykel we aim to provide products that are simple to use, ergonomic and energy efficient. Thousands of tonnes of washing and 75 years of laundry experience have been programmed into your dryer to help give you the best possible performance.

We hope you enjoy your new dryer. We have certainly enjoyed designing it.

Cost to dry

Many people are reluctant to use a dryer because they believe they are expensive to run. True enough, sunshine is free, but we don’t always have sunshine and the benefits to you and your clothes can make machine drying worthwhile.

The following example of a 2.5 kg load is used to demonstrate the cost of drying.

4 T-shirts

1 Sweat Shirt

5 Pair Underpants

5 Pairs Socks

1 Pair Trousers

2 Pair Shorts Electronic auto-sense dryer

3 Handkerchiefs

This load was spun at a high spin speed (1000 rpm) and dried in an Electronic auto-sense dryer on dryness level 4 (Medium dry and Extra dry lights on). The load took 60 minutes to dry.

For example if power costs 20 cents/unit, the load will cost approximately 30 cents to dry (1.48 units x 20c). Check with your local Electricity Supply Authority for your domestic tariff.

Before using your dryer

■■Ensure the correct installation has been used for the dryer type. Installation depends on how the dryer is vented.

■■Read the Safety and Installation instructions carefully.

■■Remove and discard the plastic power cord pin cover (required for transit only).

■■Ensure the pieces of tape surrounding the drum opening are removed. The tape MUST be removed before operating the dryer.

Safety and warnings 3


Fire Hazard

Only dry fabrics that have been washed with water.

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

Do not stop a tumble clothes dryer before the end of the drying cycle unless all items are removed and spread out in order to dissipate the heat.

A clothes dryer produces combustible lint and must be exhausted outdoors.

Take care to prevent the accumulation of lint around the exhaust opening and surrounding area.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or personal injury.

Dryer use

■■The tumble dryer is intended only for drying textile material washed in water.

■■The dryer should not be used to dry unwashed items.

■■Undergarments that contain metal reinforcements should not be placed in the dryer. Damage to the dryer can result if the metal reinforcements come loose during drying. If you wish to dry these items use a drying rack.

■■Check and remove all objects from pockets, eg lighters and matches.

■■Never dry rubber articles, fibreglass, or any plastic items or film, eg plastic lined tablecloths and baby bibs.

■■Clothes should go through the cool down/airing phase in the final part of the cycle. This ensures items are left at a temperature where they will not be damaged. If for any reason the dryer is stopped before the cycle has finished, dry clothes should be removed immediately and not left in the dryer. Clothes should be spread out to cool and not left bunched up, eg in a clothes basket.

■■This dryer has been designed for domestic use only, not for commercial applications, such as massage/beauty clinics where there may be increased lint accumulation or flammable materials in the atmosphere or load.

■■Lint must not be allowed to accumulate around the dryer.

■■This dryer is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the dryer by a person responsible for their safety.

■■Young children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the dryer.


If you are using an extension cord or a portable electrical outlet device (eg multi-socket outlet box), ensure that it is positioned so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture.

4 Safety and warnings


Accumulated lint in the dryer can become a fire hazard, it also reduces the efficiency of the dryer by causing longer drying times and increased power consumption.

■■Clean the lint filter before every load.

■■Ensure the area around the dryer is clear of lint.

■■At regular intervals have the interior of the dryer cleaned of any accumulated lint. This must be done by a qualified person for electrical safety.

■■If you change the mounting of the dryer from upright to inverted or vice versa, the dryer must be cleaned internally by a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer.

Spontaneous combustion


To reduce the risk of fire in a tumble dryer the following should be observed:

■■Items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable oil or cooking oil are a fire hazard and should not be placed in a tumble dryer.

■■Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when exposed to heat sources such as a tumble dryer. The items become warm causing an oxidation reaction in the oil. This oxidation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape the items can become hot enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing oil-affected items can prevent heat from escaping creating a fire hazard.

■■If it is unavoidable that fabrics that contain vegetable oil, cooking oil or have been contaminated by hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer, they should first be washed in hot water with extra detergent – this will reduce, but not eliminate the fire hazard. The cool down cycle of the dryer should be used to reduce the temperature of these items. They should not be removed from the tumble dryer or piled or stacked while hot.

■■Items that have previously been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with flammable liquids or solids, eg petrol/gasoline, kerosene, dry cleaning solvents, vegetable or cooking oil, waxes or other flammable or explosive substances should not be placed in a tumble dryer.

■■The dryer is not to be used if industrial chemicals have been used for cleaning.

■■Highly flammable substances commonly used in domestic environments include acetone, denatured alcohol, petrol/gasoline, kerosene, some brands of spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers.

■■Fabric Softeners or similar products should not be used in a tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of static electricity, unless this practice is specifically recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener product.

■■Rubber backed articles, foam rubber (latex foam), clothes or pillows fitted with foam rubber pads, fibreglass, shoes containing rubber, shower caps, babies waterproof napkin covers and waterproof textiles should not be dried in the dryer.

■■Items containing rubber (also known as latex foam) or similarly textured rubber like materials should not be dried on any heat setting. Foam rubber material can when heated produce fire by spontaneous combustion.

Fisher & Paykel DE50F56E1 Installation Instruction & User Guide




Installation options








The dryer must be installed in a suitable location.

Do not install the dryer behind a lockable door, sliding door, or behind a door where the hinge is on the opposite side to that of the dryer in such a way that the full opening of the door is inhibited. Ensure the dryer door can always be opened fully.

There are several different ways you can install your dryer.

Fig. 1 Free standing


1. Free standing

The dryer stands on the floor and can easily be moved into position.

2. Plinth*

Electronic auto-sense and Rear-vented auto-timer models only

A plinth, with adjustable feet, allows the dryer to be:

matched in height to your washer.

installed under a bench.

Plinths can be purchased from your dealer.

115 mm Plinth

Part No. 94832

60 mm Plinth

Part No. 94852

3. Upright wall mounting*

All models

The wall mounting kit allows the dryer to be installed at any desired height minimising the amount of bending and stretching.

Wall Mounting Kit Part No. 502067

115 mm

Fig. 2 Plinth height

Fig. 3 Upright wall mounting

4. Inverted wall mounting*

All models

A wall mounting kit and inverted panel allows you to install the dryer above the washer or tub.

Electronic Inverted Panel (NZ/AU)

Part No. 427901

Electronic Inverted Panel (SG/HK)

Part No. 427885

Wall Mounting Kit

Part No. 502067

Low Ceiling Wall Mounting Kit

Part No. P6450

*Contact your dealer for assistance with plinths, inversion kits and wall mounting kits. Note: some additional parts/accessories are not available in all countries.

**Washer sizes. Compact: 560 x 560 mm, Medium: 600 x 600 mm, Large: 650 x 650 mm.

for Min. =dryer clearancemm860

Washer** Compact = 435 mm Medium = 475 mm

Large = 525 mm

Minimum lid clearance

Fig. 4 Inverted wall mounting

6Installation – Electronic auto-sense and Rear-vented auto-timer dryers

Correct installation is very important for all dryers to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.


Never run the dryer unless the airflow system is free from obstruction.

There must be adequate ventilation to avoid the backflow of gases into the room from appliances burning fuels, including open fires, when operating the dryer.

Exhaust air must not be discharged into a flue which is used for exhausting fumes from appliances burning gas or other fuels.

External venting

The dryer has been designed to be externally vented to provide the following advantages:

■■Ensures optimum efficiency by preventing recirculation of moist air.

■■Eliminates condensation on walls and ceilings.

■■Reduces the chance of lint being sucked into the dryer.

■■Prevents lint and other fine particles being blown into

the room.

All external venting systems should be:

■■Made from galvanised metal pipe or be sleeved with a galvanised metal pipe where the vent system goes


through a wall or ceiling.


Exhausted outside and not into another confined space.



Fitted with a vent cap outside to stop rain water entering

Fig. 5 External venting



the dryer exhaust system.


■■Angled to avoid condensation running back into the dryer.

■■Less than 2 m long. Special installation is required for ducting over 2 m. Contact a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer.

DO NOT use the internal vent deflector as an external weather cap as this will cause restriction of the airflow and a loss in performance.

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