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W10849528B

Electric or Gas Dryer Use and Care Guide

Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien sèche-linge électrique ou à gaz

Secadora a gas o eléctrica manual de uso y cuidado

Guida all’uso e alla manutenzione dell’asciugatrice elettrica o a gas

Elektro- oder Gastrockner – Bedienungs- und Pflegeanleitung

Table of Contents

Table des matières

DRYER SAFETY .......................................................................... 2
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................ 4
CHECK YOUR VENT SYSTEM FOR GOOD AIR FLOW ............ 5
USE AUTOMATIC DRY CYCLES FOR 

BETTER FABRIC CARE AND ENERGY SAVINGS..................... 5 

SÉCURITÉ DU SÈCHE-LINGE .................................................. 14
CARACTERISTIQUES ................................................................ 16
VÉRIFICATION D’UNE CIRCULATION D’AIR  

ADÉQUATE POUR LE SYSTÈME D’ÉVACUATION  ................. 17
UTILISATION DES PROGRAMMES AUTOMATIQUES  

POUR UN MEILLEUR SOIN DU TISSU ET DAVANTAGE 

D’ÉCONOMIES D’ÉNERGIE ...................................................... 17

Índice

SEGURIDAD DE LA SECADORA .............................................. 26
ESPECIFICACIONES ................................................................. 28
REVISE QUE EL SISTEMA DE VENTILACIÓN
TENGA UN BUEN FLUJO DE AIRE .......................................... 29
USE LOS CICLOS SECADO AUTOMÁTICO PARA  

UN MEJOR CUIDADO DE LAS TELAS Y AHORRO  

DE ENERGÍA .............................................................................. 29

CONTROL PANEL & FEATURES ................................................ 6
CYCLE GUIDE ............................................................................. 7
USING YOUR DRYER ................................................................. 8
DRYER CARE ............................................................................ 10
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................... 12

TABLEAU DE COMMANDE ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES ............ 18
GUIDE DE PROGRAMMES ....................................................... 19
UTILISATION DU SÈCHE-LINGE .............................................. 20
ENTRETIEN DU SÈCHE-LINGE ................................................ 22
DÉPANNAGE. ............................................................................. 24

PANEL DE CONTROL Y CARACTERÍSTICAS ......................... 30
GUÍA DE CICLOS ....................................................................... 31
USO DE SU SECADORA ........................................................... 32
CUIDADO DE LA SECADORA ................................................... 34
SOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS. ................................................... 36

Sommario

SICUREZZA DELL’ASCIUGATRICE ......................................... 38
SPECIFICHE .............................................................................. 40
CONTROLLO DEL SISTEMA DI SFIATO  

PER IL CORRETTO FLUSSO DELL’ARIA ................................ 41
USO DEI CICLI DI ASCIUGATURA AUTOMATICA PER 

UNA MIGLIORE CURA DEI TESSUTI E PER RISPARMIARE 

ENERGIA ................................................................................... 41 

PANNELLO COMANDI E FUNZIONI ........................................ 42
GUIDA AI CICLI ......................................................................... 43
USO DELL’ASCIUGATRICE ...................................................... 44
MANUTENZIONE DELL’ASCIUGATRICE ................................ 46
RISOLUZIONE DEI PROBLEMI ................................................ 48

Inhaltsverzeichnis

SICHERHEITSHINWEISE ......................................................... 50
TECHNISCHE DATEN ............................................................... 52
ÜBERPRÜFEN DES ABLUFTSYSTEMS AUF GUTE 

LUFTZIRKULATION .................................................................. 53
AUTOMATISCHE TROCKENPROGRAMME FÜR 

TEXTILSCHONENDES TROCKNEN UND ENERGIESPAREN ... 53 

BEDIENFELD UND FUNKTIONEN ........................................... 54
PROGRAMMLEITFADEN .......................................................... 55
VERWENDEN DES TROCKNERS ............................................ 56
PFLEGE DES TROCKNERS ..................................................... 58
STÖRUNGSBEHEBUNG ........................................................... 60

4KWED4915 

3LWED4915

4KWED4815 

3LWED4815 

4GWGD4815 

3DWGD4815

4KWED4705 

3LWED4705

4GWGD4705 

3DWGD4705

4KWED4605 

3DWED4815

3LWED4830 

3LWED4730 

 


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2

Dryer Safety

CAUTION –

 

RISK

 

OF

 

FIRE

/

FLAMMABLE

 

MATERIALS

This is an additional safety alert symbol that alerts you to the risk of fire.

 


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FOR YOUR SAFETY

1.  DO NOT USE OR STORE PETROL OR OTHER FLAMMABLE MATERIALS IN THIS APPLIANCE OR 

NEAR THIS APPLIANCE. 

2. DO NOT SPRAY AEROSOLS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS APPLIANCE WHILE IT IS IN OPERATION. 
3. DO NOT MODIFY THIS APPLIANCE.

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Remove all objects from pockets, such as lighters and 

matches, before placing items in the dryer. 

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   Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, 

remove the doors to the drying compartment.

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

A door switch is fitted for your safety.

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

to the weather.

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   Do not tamper with controls.

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   Do not continue to use this appliance if it appears to be 

faulty.

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   Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt 

any maintenance unless specifically recommended in this 

Use and Care Guide. Repairs and servicing should only 

be carried out by competent service personnel.

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   Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static 

unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric 

softener or product. Follow their instructions.

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   Clean dryer lint screen before or after each load.  

Do not operate dryer without lint screen in place.

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   Keep area around the exhaust and inlet openings and 

adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation  

of lint, dust, and dirt.

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   The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be 

cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

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   See Installation Instructions for earthing instructions.

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   Do not dry unwashed items in this dryer.

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   The final part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs without heat 

(cool down cycle) to ensure that the items are left at a 

temperature that ensures the items will not be damaged.

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   Items such as foam rubber (latex foam), shower caps, 

waterproof textiles, rubber backed articles and clothes  

or pillows fitted with foam rubber pads must only be dried 

on a clothesline.

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   If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the 

manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified 

person in order to avoid a hazard.

WARNING:

 Never stop a tumble dryer cycle before the 

end of the drying cycle unless all items are quickly removed 

and spread out so that the heat is dissipated.

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:

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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   Read all instructions before using the dryer.

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   Keep a minimum clearance of 100 mm (4 in.) between 

the rear of the dryer and any wall.

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   The operation of this appliance may affect the operation 

of other types of appliances which take their air supply 

for safe combustion from the same room. There has to 

be adequate ventilation to replace exhausted air and 

thus avoid the back-flow of gases into the room from 

appliances burning other fuels, including open fires, 

when operating the tumble dryer. If in doubt, consult  

the appliance manufacturers.

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   Do not obstruct the air supply to the dryer (see 

Installation Instructions for minimum clearances).

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   Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.

Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially 

when exposed to heat sources such as in a tumble dryer. 

The items become warm, causing an oxidation reaction 

in the oil. 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 and so create a fire hazard.

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   If it is unavoidable to dry in the dryer items that have 

been soiled with substances such as cooking oil, 

acetone, alcohol, petrol, kerosene, spot removers, 

turpentine, waxes and wax removers, or that have 

been contaminated by hair care products, should be 

washed in hot water with an extra amount of detergent 

before being dried in the dryer. These items may give off 

vapours that could ignite or explode. Such washing will 

reduce, but not eliminate, the hazard.

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   This appliance is not intended for use by persons 

(including children under 8 years of age) with reduced 

physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of 

experience and knowledge, unless they have been  

given supervision or instructions concerning use of  

the appliance by persons responsible for their safety.

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   Cleaning and user maintenance by children must be 

supervised.

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   Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not 

play with the appliance. 

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   Children less than 3 years of age should be kept away 

from the appliance unless continuously supervised.

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   The dryer should not be used if industrial chemicals have 

been used for cleaning. 

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

precautions, including the following:

WARNING:

 

Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Keep a minimum clearance of 100 mm (4 in.) between the
rear of the dryer and any wall. 

 

The operation of this appliance may affect the operation of

other types of appliances which take their air supply for safe

combustion from the same room. There has to be adequate

ventilation to replace exhausted air and thus avoid the

back-flow of gases into the room from appliances burning

other fuels, including open fires, when operating the tumble
dryer. If in doubt, consult the appliance manufacturers.   
Do not obstruct the air supply to the dryer (see Installation
Instructions for minimum clearances). 
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.

Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when

exposed to heat sources such as in a tumble dryer. The

items become warm causing an oxidation reaction in the oil.

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
and so create a fire hazard.   
If it is unavoidable to dry in the dryer items that have been

soiled with substances such as cooking oil, acetone, alcohol,

petrol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax

removers, or that have been contaminated by hair care

products, should be washed in hot water with an extra

amount of detergent before being dried in the dryer. These

items may give off vapours that could ignite or explode. Such
washing will reduce, but not eliminate, the hazard.   
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including

children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental 

capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless

they have been given supervision or instructions concerning

use of the appliance by persons responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not

play with the appliance. 
The dryer should not be used if industrial chemicals have

been used for cleaning. 

Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the doors to the drying compartment. 
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. A door

switch is fitted for your safety. 
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed
to the weather. 
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not continue to use this appliance if it appears to be

faulty. 
Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt

any maintenance unless specifically recommended in this

Use and Care Guide. Repairs and servicing should only

be carried out by competent service personnel.  
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static

unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric

softener or product. Follow their instructions. 
Clean dryer lint screen before or after each load. Do not

operate dryer without lint screen in place. 
Keep area around the exhaust and inlet openings 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 earthing instructions.
Do not dry unwashed items in this dryer.

Items such as foam rubber (latex foam), shower caps,

waterproof textiles, rubber backed articles and clothes or

pillows fitted with foam rubber pads must only be dried
on a clothesline.  

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: 

Never stop a tumble dryer cycle before the

end of the drying cycle unless all items are quickly removed
and spread out so that the heat is dissipated.  

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic

The final part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs without heat

(cool down cycle) to ensure that the items are left at a
temperature that ensures the items will not be damaged. 

If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the

manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.  

 


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Specifications

These units are sold in multiple regions with different 

requirements for measuring capacity. Below are a few  

of the valid forms of measure posted on this product:

Dry Linen Capacity:

 A weight measure that reflects  

a maximum load size that can be loaded into the dryer.  

IEC Capacity: 

The capacity measure that represents the 

maximum capacity of dry linens and textiles which the 

manufacturer declares can be treated in a specific cycle.

Models

3LWED4705FW 

3LWED4815FW 

3DWED4815FW 

3LWED4915FW

3LWED4730FW 

3LWED4830FW

3DWGD4705FW 

3DWGD4815FW 

4KWED4605FW 

4KWED4705FW 

4KWED4815FW 

4KWED4915FW

4GWGD4705FW 

4GWGD4815FW

Rated Voltage

220–240 V 2N~

220–240 V 2N~

220–240 V 2N~

220–240 V 2N~

220–240 V 2N~

Rated Frequency

50 Hz

50 Hz

50 Hz

60 Hz

60 Hz

Rated Current

20 Amps

13 Amps

6 Amps

20 Amps

6 Amps

Dry Linen Capacity 

(Maximum)

15 kg (33 lb)

15 kg (33 lb)

15 kg (33 lb)

15 kg (33 lb)

15 kg (33 lb)

IEC Capacity

7 kg (15 lb)

7 kg (15 lb)

7 kg (15 lb)

7 kg (15 lb)

7 kg (15 lb)

Height

1067 mm (42")

1067 mm (42")

1067 mm (42")

1067 mm (42")

1067 mm (42")

Width

737 mm (29")

737 mm (29")

737 mm (29")

737 mm (29")

737 mm (29")

Depth

706 mm (27

13

16

")

706 mm (27

13

16

")

706 mm (27

13

16

")

706 mm (27

13

16

")

706 mm (27

13

16

")

Model 3LWED4830FW0 only:

SANS61121:2015 Energy information

This dryer has an Annual Energy Consumption of 472 kWh.
Consumption per year is based on 160 drying cycles of the 

Timed Dry cycle at full and partial loads, and the consumption of 

the low-power modes. Actual energy consumption per cycle will 

depend on how the appliance is used in Settings for Energy tests.

Full load: 

6.0 kg – 80 minutes maximum Time setting with High 

(heavy) Temperature/Fabric setting

Partial load: 

3.0 kg – 60 minutes Time setting with High (heavy) 

Temperature/Fabric setting

Energy consumption per cycle is 2.95 kWh.

 


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Check Your Vent System for Good Air Flow

Good air flow

Along with heat, dryers require good air flow to efficiently 

dry laundry. Proper venting will reduce your drying times 

and improve your energy savings. See Installation  

Instructions.
The venting system attached to the dryer plays a big role  

in good air flow.
Service calls caused by improper venting are not covered 

by the warranty and will be paid by the customer, regardless 

of who installed the dryer.

To maintain good air flow:

Good 

Better

Use Automatic Dry Cycles for Better Fabric Care and Energy Savings

Use the Automatic Dry cycles to provide the most energy savings and enhanced fabric care from the dryer. During Automatic Dry 

cycles, drying air temperature or moisture level are sensed in the load. This sensing occurs throughout the drying cycle and the 

dryer shuts off when the load reaches the selected dryness. The Energy Preferred cycle will provide optimal energy savings.
With Timed Dry, the dryer runs the amount of time set and sometimes results in shrinkage, wrinkling, and static due to over-drying. 

Use Timed Dry for the occasional damp load that needs a little more drying time or when using the drying rack.

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Clean your lint screen before each load.

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Replace plastic or foil vent material with 102 mm (4")  

diameter heavy, rigid vent material. 

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Use the shortest length of vent possible. 

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Use no more than four 90° elbows in a vent system;  

each bend and curve reduces air flow.

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Remove lint and debris from the exhaust hood.

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Remove lint from the entire length of the vent system at 

least every 2 years. When cleaning is complete, be sure 

to follow the Installation Instructions supplied with your 

dryer for final product check.

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Clear away items from the front of the dryer.

4"

102 mm

 


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Control Panel & Features

WRINKLE SHIELD

 FEATURE (on some models)

When you are unable to remove a load of clothes from the 

dryer as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. The Wrinkle 

Shield

 feature periodically tumbles, rearranges, and fluffs 

the load to help keep wrinkles from forming.

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Get 40 minutes of heat-free, periodic tumbling at the end 

of a cycle. Turn the Wrinkle Shield

 knob to on or off at 

any time before the cycle has ended.

DRYER CYCLE KNOB

Use your Dryer Cycle Knob to select available cycles on  

your dryer. Turn the knob to select a cycle for your laundry 

load. See “Cycle Guide” for detailed descriptions of cycles.

TIMED DRY

 

Will run the dryer for the specified time on the control.  

On models with a selectable temperature knob, you may 

choose a setting based on the fabrics in your load. Drying 

time and temperature will depend on your dryer model.

AUTOMATIC DRY

 

Senses moisture in the load or air temperature and shuts 

off when the load reaches the selected dryness level. 

Gives the best drying in the shortest time. Drying time will 

vary based on fabric type, load size, and dryness setting.

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2

3

TEMPERATURE

Select a drying temperature based on the fabrics in your 

load. If you are unsure of the temperature to select for a 

load, select the lower setting rather than the higher setting.

STOP/START

The Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the 

drying cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the 

end of the cycle reduces wrinkling.
Turn the Stop/Start knob to select the desired setting  

(On or Off). Press the Stop/Start knob to start the dryer.

NOTE:

 When the Wrinkle Shield

 setting is selected,  

the tone will sound every 5 minutes until the clothes  

are removed or the Wrinkle Shield

 setting ends.

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3

1

4

4

Not all features and options are available on all models.  

Appearance may vary.

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3

4

 


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Not all cycles and settings are available on all models. 
Choose Energy Preferred cycle for optimal energy savings.

Cycle Guide – Automatic Dry Cycles

Cycle Guide – Timed Dry Cycles

Not all cycles and settings are available on all models. 

TIMED DRY –

 Will run the dryer for the specified time on the control. 

NOTE: 

If loads do not seem as dry as you would like, select More Dry or Very Dry next time you dry a similar load. If loads seem drier 

than you like, select Less Dry next time you dry a similar load. 

Setting the Drying Temperature

If your dryer has multiple heat settings:
A High temperature setting may be used for drying 

heavyweight items such as towels and work clothes.
A Low to Medium temperature setting may be used for drying 

medium-weight items such as sheets, blouses, dresses, 

underwear, permanent press fabrics, and some knits.

Use the No Heat setting for foam, rubber, plastic,  

or heat-sensitive fabrics.
Line-dry bonded or laminated fabrics.

NOTE:

 If you have questions about drying temperatures  

for various loads, refer to the care label directions.

  Items to dry:

Cycle:

Temperature:

Available 

Options:

Cycle Details:

Jeans, heavy work 

clothes, towels

Jeans,  

More Dry,  

or Very Dry

High

Wrinkle Shield

Temperature
Cycle Signal

Automatic cycles give the best drying in the 

shortest time. Drying time varies based on 

fabric type, load size, and dryness setting.
Select a drying temperature based on the 

fabrics in your load. If you are unsure of the 

temperature to select for a load, select the 

lower setting rather than the higher setting.

Work clothes, medium 

weight fabrics, sheets

Energy 

Preferred

Medium

Wrinkle Shield

Temperature
Cycle Signal

Casual, shirts, pants, 

lightweight items, 

synthetics, delicates, 

athletic wear

Delicate  

or Less Dry

Low

Wrinkle Shield

Temperature
Cycle Signal

  Items to dry:

Cycle:

Temperature:

Available 

Options:

Cycle Details:

Large or heavy items 

such as thick towels  

or robes

Heavy Dry

Any

Temperature

Choose High to dry large or heavy loads.

Any load

Damp Dry

Any

Temperature

Dries items to a damp level or for items that 

do not require an entire drying cycle.

Rubber, plastic,  

heat-sensitive fabrics

Fluff Air

No Heat

Temperature

No heat drying.

 


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Using Your Dryer

1.

 

Clean the lint screen

Clean the lint screen before each load. Pull the lint screen out  

of its holder. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse 

or wash screen to remove lint. Push the lint screen firmly back 

into place.
For additional cleaning information, see “Dryer Care.”

2.

 

Load the dryer

Place laundry in the dryer. Close the door. 

NOTE:

 Your model may have a different door than the one 

shown. Some models have drop-down doors.
Do not tightly pack the dryer; clothes should be able to tumble 

freely.

WARNING: 

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to 

persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before 

operating this dryer.

Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth  

to remove dust from storing and shipping.

 


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5.

  

Press STOP/START to begin cycle

Press and hold the Stop/Start knob to begin the cycle.
To end the cycle early, turn the Stop/Start knob to OFF. 
Promptly remove garments after cycle has completed to reduce 

wrinkling. Use the Wrinkle Shield

 feature to avoid wrinkling 

when you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon 

as it stops.

4.

 

Set cycle settings and options

Select cycle settings and options by turning the knob to the 

desired position.

NOTE:

 Not all options and settings are available with all cycles.

Temperature

Turn the Temperature knob to change the drying temperature 

setting. See “Setting the Drying Temperature.”

Wrinkle Shield

 feature (on some models)

Get 40 minutes of heat-free, periodic tumbling at the end  

of a cycle. Turn the Wrinkle Shield

 knob to select NO  

to turn off at any time before the cycle has ended.

3.

 

Select the desired cycle

Select the desired cycle for your load. See the “Cycle Guide”  

for more information about each cycle. 

AUTOMATIC DRY Cycles

You can select a different dryness level, depending on your 

load, by turning the knob to dryness level. 
Selecting More Dry or Very Dry, Energy Preferred, or Less Dry 

automatically adjusts the dryness level at which the dryer will 

shut off. Once a dry level is set, it cannot be changed without 

stopping the cycle.
Automatic Dry cycles give the best drying in the shortest time. 

Drying time varies based on fabric type, load size, and dryness 

setting.

NOTE:

 More Dry or Very Dry removes more load moisture. 

Choose Energy Preferred for optimal energy savings. Less Dry 

removes less moisture and is used for loads you may want to 

put on a hanger to complete drying.

 


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Dryer Care

Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would  

block the air flow for proper dryer operation. This includes 

clearing piles of laundry in front of the dryer.

Cleaning the lint screen

Every load cleaning

The lint screen is located in the dryer. A screen blocked  

by lint can increase drying time.

To clean:

1.

  Pull the lint screen out of its holder. 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.

IMPORTANT:

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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.

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If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal,  

check the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See  

“Venting Requirements” in the Installation Instructions.

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Clean space where lint 

screen is located, as needed. 

Using a vacuum, gently 

remove any lint that has  

accumulated outside of  

the lint screen.

As-needed cleaning

Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build 

up on the lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying 

times for your clothes or cause the dryer to stop before 

your load is completely dry. The screen is probably clogged 

if lint falls off while the screen is in the dryer.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months, 

or more frequently, if it becomes clogged due to a residue 

buildup.

To wash:

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.  

Reinstall screen in dryer.

Cleaning the dryer interior

To clean dryer drum
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 loose 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 these items inside 

out to avoid drum staining.

Removing accumulated lint

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 servicer.

From the exhaust vent

Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often,  

depending on dryer usage.

Cleaning the dryer location

 


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Vacation, storage, and moving care

Non-Use or Storage 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.

  (For gas dryers only): Close shut-off valve to gas  

supply line.

3.

  Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the lint screen.”

Moving Care

For power supply cord-connected dryers:

1.

 Unplug the power supply cord.

2.

 Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.

3.

 Use tape to secure dryer door.

For direct-wired dryers:

1.

 Turn off power at fuse or breaker box.

2.

 Disconnect wiring.

3.

 Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.

4.

 Use tape to secure dryer door.

For gas dryers:

1.

 Unplug or disconnect power to dryer.

2.

 Close shut-off valve in gas supply line.

3.

  Disconnect gas supply line pipe and remove fittings  

attached to dryer pipe.

4.

  Cap the open fuel supply line.

5.

 Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.

6.

 Use tape to secure dryer door.

Reinstalling the Dryer

Follow the Installation Instructions to locate, level,  

and connect the dryer.

Changing the drum light 

(on some models)

1.

 Unplug dryer or disconnect power.

2.

 Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover  

on the back wall of the dryer. Using a Phillips-head 

screwdriver, remove the screw located in the lower  

right-hand corner of the cover. Remove the cover.

3.

 Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with  

a 10-watt appliance bulb only. Replace the cover and 

secure with the screw.

4.

 Plug into a grounded outlet or reconnect power.

 


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First try the solutions suggested here to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.

If you experience

Possible Causes

Solution

Clothes are not drying 

satisfactorily, drying times 

are too long

Lint screen or lint screen housing is 

clogged with lint.

Clean lint screen before each load. Clean space where 

lint screen is located, as needed. Using a vacuum, gently 

remove any lint that has accumulated outside of the lint 

screen.

The Fluff Air cycle or No Heat temperature 

setting has been selected.

Select the right cycle for the types of garments being 

dried. See “Cycle Guide.”

Load too large and heavy to dry quickly.

Separate the load to tumble freely.

Exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood 

clogged with lint, restricting air movement.

Run the dryer for 5–10 minutes. Hold your hand under  

the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you  

do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint  

or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible  

metal vent. Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked.  

See Installation Instructions.

Fabric softener sheets blocking the grill.

Use only one fabric softener sheet and use it only once.

Exhaust vent not the correct length.

Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has  

too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. 

Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked. See Installation 

Instructions.

Exhaust vent diameter not the  

correct size.

Use 102 mm (4") diameter vent material.

Dryer located in a room with  

temperature below 7ºC (45ºF).

Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures 

above 7ºC (45ºF).

Dryer located in a closet without adequate 

opening.

Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top  

and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires  

a minimum of 25 mm (1") of airspace and, for most  

installations, the rear of the dryer requires 127 mm (5"). 

See Installation Instructions.

Dryer will not run

Door not closed completely.

Make sure the dryer door is closed completely.

Stop/Start knob not turned to On setting.

Turn Stop/Start knob to On setting.

Stop/Start knob not pressed firmly or held 

long enough.

Press and hold the Stop/Start knob until you hear the dryer 

drum moving.

Household fuse is blown or circuit breaker 

has tripped.

Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. 

The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat.  

Replace both fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the  

problem continues, call an electrician.

Incorrect power supply.

Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with  

a qualified electrician.

Wrong type of fuse.

Use a time-delay fuse.

Unusual sounds

Dryer had a period of non-use.

If the dryer hasn’t been used for awhile, there may be a 

thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.

A coin, button, or paper clip is caught 

between the drum and front or rear of  

the dryer.

Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small  

objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.

It is a gas dryer.

The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.

The 4 legs are not installed or the dryer 

is not level front to back and side to side.

The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed.  

See Installation Instructions.

Clothing knotted or balled up.

When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer  

to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.

No heat

Household fuse is blown or circuit breaker 

has tripped.

The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. 

Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. 

Replace both fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the  

problem continues, call an electrician.

Supply line valve not open.

For gas dryers, make sure the supply line valve is open.

Incorrect power supply.

Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply.  

Check with a qualified electrician.

Troubleshooting

 


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Troubleshooting

First try the solutions suggested here to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.

If you experience

Possible Causes

Solution

Cycle time too short

Automatic cycle ending early.

The load may not be contacting the sensor strips.  

Level the dryer.
Use Timed Dry for very small loads. Change the Dry Level  

setting on Automatic Dry cycles.
Increasing or decreasing the Dry Level setting will change 

the amount of drying time in a cycle. 

Lint on load

Lint screen clogged.

Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.

Stains on load or drum

Dryer fabric softener not properly used.

Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the 

cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried 

load can stain your garments.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue 

jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.

Loads are wrinkled

Load not removed from dryer at the end  

of the cycle.

Select Wrinkle Shield

 feature to tumble the load without 

heat to avoid wrinkling.

Dryer tightly packed.

Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely to reduce the 

chance of wrinkles forming.

Odors

You have recently been painting, staining, 

or varnishing in the area where your dryer 

is located.

If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone 

from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.

The electric dryer is being used for the 

first time.

The new electric heating element may have an odor.  

The odor will be gone after the first cycle.

Load is too hot

Laundry items removed from the dryer 

before the end of the cycle.

Allow Cool Down cycle to finish before removing  

laundry from dryer. All cycles are cooled slowly to reduce 

wrinkling and make it easier to handle. Items removed 

before Cool Down may feel very warm.

A high temperature cycle was used,  

or a separate temperature control was  

set on High.

Select a lower temperature and use an automatic drying 

cycle. These cycles sense the temperature or the moisture 

level in the load and shut off when the load reaches the 

selected dryness. This reduces overdrying.

Latin America Service

For other countries in Latin America, see our Warranty Card Latin America and visit our Whirlpool Latinoamerica website  

www.whirlpool-latam.com

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