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OWNER'S GUIDE READANDSAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS DRYER • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Gibson . P / N 131883600 ( 9907 )
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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 loss of life . - Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance . - WHATTO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS : • 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 . Contents Important Safety Instructions Read all instructions before using this dryer . Versi6n en espahol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Product Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 To reduce the risk of fire , electrical shock , or injury to persons when Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 using this dryer , comply with the basic warnings listed below . Drying Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 [ ] Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries . Common Drying Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Prevent Fire Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Avoid Service Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in , soaked in , or Warranty and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 spotted with gasoline , cleaning solvents , kerosene , waxes , etc . Do not store these items on or near the dryer . These substances give off vapors that could ignite or Versibn en espafiol explode . Sideseaobtener una copia en espahol de esteManual del Usuario , sfrvaseescribira _ To prevent fire , do not use heat to dry items containing plastic , foam ladirecci6n quese incluyeacontinuaci6n . rubber or similarly textured rubber - like materials , or items containing feathers or Solicite la P / N131878600 . down . Use Air Fluff ( No Heat ) only . Spanish Owner's Guides Clean the lint screen before or after each load . The interior of the Frigidaire Home Products dryer , lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately every P . O . Box 212378 18 months by qualified service personnel . An excessive amount of lint build - up in Augusta , GA 30917 these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire . See Care and Cleaning , page 6 . Product Registration Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked , damaged or Thank you for choosing this dryer . missing . Fire hazard , overheating and damage to fabrics can occur . If your dryer has This owner's guide will explain proper a drying rack , always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack . operation and care . Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free Record Your Model and Serial from the accumulation of lint , dust and dirt . Numbers Record below the model and serial Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air . Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer . numbers found on the dryer serial plate located on the left side of the door Do not spray any type of aerosol into , on or near dryer at any time . opening . Keepthese numbers for future reference . Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless Model Number recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product . Serial Number Date of Purchase Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer . Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could Register Your Product cause a load to catch fire . The self - addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled Failureto complywith these warnings could result in fire , explosion , serious bodily in completely , signed and returned . injury and / or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the dryer . © 1999 White Consolidated Industries , Inc . Printed in U . S . A . All rights reserved .
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This Owner's Guide provides general operating instructions for your dryer . It Protect Children alsocontainsinformation aboutfeatures Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer . Close supervision of for several other models . Your dryer children is necessarywhen the dryer is used near children . As children grow , teach may not have every feature included . them the proper , safe use of all appliances . Usethe dryer only as instructed in this Destroy the carton , plastic bag and other packing materials after the Owner's Guide and the Operating dryer is unpacked . Children might use them for play . Cartons covered with rugs , Instructions card included with your bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers . dryer . Keep laundry products out of children's reach . To prevent personal injury , observe all warnings on product labels . Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock . Do not usean adaptor Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded , remove the plug or extension cord or remove dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment . grounding prong from electrical power cord . Failure to followthiswarning can [ ] Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries . cause serious injury , fire or death . Prevent Injury ELECTRIC DRYERS : To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation , the 14 - 30R dryer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes . Installation instructions are packed in the dryer for the DRYER © installer's reference . Referto INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONSfor detailed grounding FUSED30 AMP procedures . If the dryer is moved to a new location , have it checked and reinstalled 120 / 240 V OR by a qualified service person . 120 / 208 V WALL DRYER To prevent personal injury or damage to the dryer , the electrical RECEPTACLE SERVICE CORD power cord of a gas dryer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized CORRECT 3 - prong outlet . The third grounding prong must never be removed . Never Use this way ONLY ground the dryer to a gas pipe . Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug . GAS DRYERS : ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply before Grounding type attempting any service or cleaning . Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or wall receptacle injury . Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior . Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur . _ To prevent injury , do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving . Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum . To prevent injury and damage to the dryer : • All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer grounding plug unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide . Use only authorized CORRECT factory parts . Use this way ONLY • Do nottamperwith controls . • Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather . _ I _ A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the motor in the unlikely event Note : The instructions appearing in this of an overheated situation ( electric dryers only ) . A servicetechnician must replace the Owner's Guide are not meant to cover thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault . every possible condition and situation that may occur . Common sense and Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries . caution must bepracticed when installing , operating and maintaining anyappliance . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying . Drying Procedures • Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model . • Always read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels . To reduce the risk of fire , electrical shock , or injury to persons , read Important Safety Instructions , pages 2 - 3 , before operating this dryer . . Prepare items for drying . • Dry items of similar fabric , weight and construction in the same load . • Separate dark items from light - colored items . Separate items that shed lint from those that attract lint . If an item sheds lint , turn it inside out . • Besure buckles , buttonsand trim are heatproof and won't damagethe drum finish . Closezippers , fasten hooks and Velcro ® - Iike fasteners . Tie strings and sashesto prevent snagging and tangling . • If possible , turn pockets inside out for even drying . • Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing . Dryer heat Follow fabric care label instructions . may permanently set some stains . Repeat stain removal process before drying . • Placesmall items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal . 2 . Check that lint screen is clean and in place . . Load the dryer . • The average load will fill the drum 1 / 3 to 1 / 2 full . Items need room totumble J J _ freely for even drying and lesswrinkling . Do not overload dryer . , , _ ' , _ • When drying large items , dryonly2 or 3 at atime . Filloutthe load with small and medium sized items . Fordelicate or very small loads , add 2 lint - free towels for better drying , less wrinkling , and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets . Do not overd ry items . Overdrying can causewrinkling , shrinkage , harshness , Place small items in a mesh bag . and a build - up of static electricity , which can produce more lint . If desired , add a dryer fabric softener sheet . 4 . Close the dryer door and set dryer controls ( some models ) . See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls . 5 . Turn cycle selector clockwise to the desired setting . . Start the dryer . • PushStart Button for 2seconds or turn the STARTknob clockwiseto ON , hold for 1 - 2 seconds and release . • To add or remove itemswhen the dryer is running , open the door . The dryer will always stop when the door is opened . Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before reaching inside . • To restart dryer , close the door then push the Start Button for 2 seconds or turn the STARTknob clockwise to ON , hold for 1 - 2 seconds and release . • The dryer will not start if the cycle selector is in the OFFposition . 7 . When the cycle ends , remove items immediately and hang Fill dryer drum 1 / 3 to 1 / 2 full . or fold . If load is removed before the cycle ends , turn cycle selector to OFF .
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Features Cycle Signal Control ( some models ) When the Cycle Signal Control is ON , a signal will sound at the end of each cycle and during the Fabric Sentry setting ( some models ) . The volume is adjustable on some models . Drum Light ( some models ) A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the dryer drum during loading and unloading . Closing the door turns off the light . Reversible Dryer Door Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door . The door can be hinged on the right or left side . Refer to the INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONSfor directions on changing the door . Drying Rack ( some models ) Usethe drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried . 1 . Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen . 2 . Insert drying rack into the dryer drum . Place the front bar under the lip of the lint screen opening . 3 . Place items to be dried on top of the rack . Weight should not exceed 10 Ibs . Leavespace between items , but do not let items hang over the sides or through the grids . Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack . 4 . Select atimed drysetting best suited for items being dried . Useonlythe Air Fluff ( no heat ) temperature setting for items containing plastic , foam rubber , rubber - like materials , feathers or down . 5 . When items are dry , remove the rack and replace the lint screen . If lint screen Placethe front bar under is not in place , tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause the lip of the lint screen opening . damage to the dryer . Common Drying Problems Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results , poor soil and stain removal , residues of lint and scum , and fabric damage . For satisfactory drying results , follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association . PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Greasy , oily • Fabric softener sheet . • Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap . • Add a few bath towels to small loads for stains Rinse and rewash , proper tumbling . • Some " silk - like " fabrics should be air dried . • Use proper drying temperature . • Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer . Lint Overloading . • Do not overload dryer . • Reduce load size and rewash using liquid fabric softener in the final rinse . Overdrying causes static • Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to electricity . • Or , add a fabric softener sheet and reduce static electricity . Lint screen not clean tumble without heat . • Remove items when they are slightly damp • Use lint brush or roller to remove lint . to avoid overdrying . when cycle began . Lint is attached to " pills . " • Check that lint screen is clean and in place . Pilling Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers . • Pilling is normal with • Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills . • ( Fibers break synthetic and permanent • When ironing , use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs . off , ball up and press fabrics . This is due cling to fabric . ) to abrasion from normal • Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion . wea r . Shrinking Follow fabric care label directions . • Overdrying . • Irreversible condition . • If shrinking is a concern , check load often . • Remove items while slightly damp and hang or lay flat to complete drying . • Block knits into shape . • Reduce load size and tumble at medium Wrinkling • Overloading . • Do not overload dryer . or low heat for 5 - 10 minutes . • Leaving items in dryer • Remove items as soon as cycle ends . • Remove items immediately . Hang or fold . after cycle ends . 5
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To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property , comply Care and Cleaning with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions , pages 2 - 3 , and those listed below . • Before cleaning the dryer interior , unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards . iiii ! ii : : : : : iii ! iiii ! iiiiiiii ! ' iiii ! ! ! iiiii ! iii ! ii ! ! iiiliiiiiiii ! iiiiiiii ! iiiiii ! ii ! liiill • Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior . Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur . Inside • Clean the lint screen after every load . Lint build - up in the screen restricts air flow , which causes longer drying times . The screen is located at the bottom of the door opening . Remove by pulling straight up . Remove the lint and replace the screen . Occasionally a waxy build - up may form on the lint screen from using dryer - added fabric softener sheets . To remove this build - up , wash the lint screen in warm , soapy water . Dry thoroughly and replace . Do not operate the dryer Clean lint screen after every load . without the lint screen in place . If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics , clean the drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser . Remove cleanser residue before drying the next load . Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet interior and exhaust duct . These areas can collect lint and dust over time . An excessive amount of lint build - up could result in inefficient drying and possible fire hazard . Outside • Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water . Never use harsh , gritty or abrasive cleansers . If the cabinet becomes stained , clean with diluted chlorine bleach [ 1 / 2 cup ( 120 ml ) in 1 quart ( . 95 liter ) water ] . Rinse several times with clear water . Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent . Or , touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label . Do not store or place laundry products on top of dryer at any time . They can Before moving the dryer , place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under damage the finish or controls . the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor .
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Before calling for service , review this list . It may save both time and expense . The list includes Avoid Service common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer . Checklist OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Dryer does not start . Electrical power cord is not securely plugged Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet . in or plug may be loose . House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped . Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse . Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a separate circuit . Thermal limiter tripped . Call authorized service person for replacement . Dryer runs but won't heat . There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit . Replace fuse . If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown , the drum may turn but the heater will not operate . Gas supply valve is not open ( gas models ) . Checkto make sure supplyvalve is open . SeeINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONSfor procedure . Dryer does not have anough air supply to See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS . support the burner flame ( gas models ) . LPgassupplytankisemptyorthere hasbeen Refill or replace tank . a utility interruption of natural gas ( gas models ) . Dryer should heat when utility service is restored . Drying cycle takes too long , Lint screen is clogged with lint . Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint outside of the dryer feels screen before starting each cycle . too hot or smells hot . Exhaust duct requirements have not been Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made met . of rigid or flexible metal . When in place , the duct must have no more than two 90 ° bends and must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS . Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt Drying time will be 20 % longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit , circuit . Drying procedures have not been followed . See Drying Procedures , page 4 . Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may Clean out any obstruction . be clogged or restricted . High humidity . Use a dehumidifier near the dryer . Excessive wrinkling . Dryer is overloaded . Do not overload . See Drying Procedures , page 4 . Items left in dryer too long . Remove items as soon as cycle ends . Insufficient sorting of items . See Drying Procedures , page 4 . Drying temperature too high . Follow fabric care label instructions . Scratching or chipping of the Foreign objects such as coins , pins , clips or Always remove foreign objects from pockets before drum finish . buttons are inside the dryer . laundering . Remove objects from drum and restart dryer . Permanently attached items such as belt It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material securely buckles , zippers and fasteners may be hitting around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and the inside of the drum . damage to the dryer . Drum damage caused by foreign objects or permanently attached items is not covered by the warranty .
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GIBSON DRYER WARRANTY Your Gibson product is protected by this warranty WARRANTY FRIGIDAIRE , THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED THECONSUMERWILLBE PERIOD SERVICERS , WILL : RESPONSIBLE FOR : FULLTWO - YEAR Two years from original Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this Costs of service calls that are listed under WARRANTY purchasedate , appliance which prove to be defective in materials or NORMALRESPONSIBILITIESOFTHECONSUMER , * workmanship . LIMITEDWARRANTY Timeperiod listed above . All of the provisions of the full warranty above and the Costsofthetechnician'straveltothehomeandany ( Applicabletothe exclusions listed below apply , costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance StateofAlaska ) required because of service . Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Home Products , a division of White Consolidated Industries , Inc . We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty . Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by an authorized Gibson servicer . * NORMAL This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use , and the consumer is responsible for the RESPONSIBILITIES items listed below : OF THE CONSUMER 1 . Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product . 2 . Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance with all local plumbing , electrical and / or gas codes . 3 . Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage , replacement of blown fuses , repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring . 4 . Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing , such as removal of trim , cupboards , shelves , etc . , which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory . 5 . Damages to finish after installation . 6 . Replacement of light bulbs and / or fluorescent tubes ( on models with these features ) . EXCLUSIONS This warranty does not cover the following : 1 . CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY . Note : Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you . 2 . Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material , or for appliances not in ordinary household use . The consumer shall pay for such service calls . 3 . Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than authorized Gibson servicers ; use of parts other than genuine Frigidaire Home Products parts ; obtained from persons other than such servicers ; or external causes such as abuse , misuse , inadequate power supply or acts of God . 4 . Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined . IF YOU NEED Keep your bill of sale , delivery slip , or some other appropriate payment record . The date on the bill establishes the warranty period should service be required . If service is performed , it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts . This SERVICE written warranty gives you specific legal rights . You may also have other rights that vary from state to state . Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Gibson : 800 • 944 • 9044 Gibson ll FRIGIDAIRE P . O . Box 212378 HOME PRODUCTS Augusta , GA 30917 Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice . All warranties are made by White Consolidated Industries , Inc . This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U . S . A . and Puerto Rico .
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