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Q AG , ' eER'S GUI Congratulations on your purchase of a Maytag Performa " dryer ! Your satisfaction is very important to us . Read this manual for best results . It contains instructions to acquaint you with proper operating instructions and maintenance . Save time and money . If something should go wrong , we suggest consulting the " Before You Call " section , it is des ] gned to help you solve basic prob - Table of Contents lems before consulting a service technician . If you have questions , write us ( include your model Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 2 number and phone number ) or call : Controls at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 4 Maytag Appliances Sales Company , l , = t . , o . * , = , 5 Operating Tips . . . . . . Attn : CAIR ° Center p . o . Box 2370 Care and Cleaning . . . , . . . . . , , . , . . . 5 Cleveland , TN 37320 - 2370 Dryer Exhaust Tips . . . . . . . * , , . . = . , 6 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 USA 1 - 800 - 688 - 2002 CANADA Before You Call . . . . . . . . . = . . . . = , . . . 7 1 - 800 - 688 - 2080 USA TTY ( for deaf , hearing Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . impaired , or speech impaired ) ( Mon . - Fri . , 8am - Spm Eastern Time ) Guide de L ' Utilisateur . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Internet : http : / / www . maytag . com Guia Del Usuario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 • Form No . / V08 / 01 Part NO 53 - 3745 MCS Part No . 31001498
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Important Safety Instructions Should anyone get an electric shock from the dryer , disconnect electrical power . DO NOT operate until it has been repaired by a qualified service techni - cian . 3 . To prevent injury to children : Do not allow children to play inside , on , or with the dryer . Close supervision of children is necessary when using the dryer . When children are mature enough , instruct them in the safe , correct use of the dryer . Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the dryer . Remove the door to the drying compartment before the dryer is removed from service or discarded . , Do NOT tamper with the operating controls . 5 . Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving . If the drum does not stop moving when the door is opened , disconnect the electrical power to the dryer . Do not operate the dryer until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician . . To prevent personal injury and damage to the dryer , do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt any servicing . Servicing should be referred to a qualified service technician . . , Keep pets away from dryer , and keep the dryer Read all instructions before using the dryer . Retain all instructions for future reference . door dosed at all times except while loading or unloading . Pets may enter the dryer unnoticed 2 . Properly install and locate in accordance with the when the door is open and become entrapped when Installation Instructions . the door is closed . Install or store dryer where it will NOT be exposed . Lifetime lubrication is done at the factory , so the to the weather . dryer never needs to be oiled or greased . Connect to a properly rated , protected , and sized 9 . Do NOT use fabric softeners or products to elimi - power supply circuit . See Electrical Requirements . nate static ( unless recommended for use in clothes dryers by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or Have a qualified service technician install your dryer . product ) . 10 . The dryer must be properly grounded - see Do NOT dry fiberglass articles unless recommend - Installation Instructions . ed by the manufacturer . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 1
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Important Safety Notice & Warning Dry only articles which have been washed in water . Articles which have been cleaned , washed , The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic soaked , or spotted with gasoline , dry - cleaning Enforcement Act of 1986 ( Proposition 65 ) requires the solvents , oil , waxes , chemical solvents , alcohol , Governor of California to publish a list of substances turpentine , or other flammable or explosive known to the State of California to cause cancer or materials will retain these substances . Do not dry reproductive harm , and requires businesses to warn articles which still contain these flammable or customers of potential exposures to such substances . explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode . Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the burning of gas can result in low - level exposure to some Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam r _ tb - of the listed substances , including benzene , formalde - bet , plastics , or similarly textu _ d rubberlike materials . hyde , and soot , due primarily to the incomplete com - bustion of natural gas or liquid petroleum ( LP ) fuels . Keep area around and underneath dryer free from Exhaust ducts should be kept free of obstructions and the accumulation of combustible materials , such properly exhausted dryers will minimize exposure . as lint , paper , rags , gasoline , and all other flam - mable vapors and liquids . Do not allow the storage of any material to obstruct the ventilation air openings of the dryer . To prevent extended drying time and risk of fire , clean the lint screen after each load . The interior of the machine and exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically by a qualified service technician . The exhaust system should be periodically exam - ined for damage to the exhaust duct and for free operation of the exhaust deflector . Keep the area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint , dust and dirt . Recent studies have shown that if vegetable oil con - taminated materials are incompletely washed , a carry - over and buildup of the oil may contribute to a chemical reaction ( spontaneous combustion ) that could cause a load to catch fire by itself . This would be more likely to happen if the load were left in the dryer after tumbling stopped or if items were folded and stacked while warm . For Gas Dryers Gas dryers are equipped to operate on natural gas only . To convert a gas dryer for other gases , the services of a qualified service technician must be obtained . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 2
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Controls at a Glance Step Select Temperature In order to select the correct temperature , turn the temperature control to one of four choices ; Regular , Medium , Low or Air Fluff . DRYER TEMPS LOAD TYPE Sturdy cottons or labels Regular marked " Tumble Dry . " MAT _ M ; For wrinkle free / permanent press synthetics , lightweight Medium cottons labeled " Tumble Dry Medium . " For heat sensitive items Low labeled " Tumble Dry Low " or " Tumble Dry Medium . " Items which need freshening . Air Fluff Load tumbles with room temperature air . Step Select Cycle Step To select a cycle , rotate the control dial to the desired Select Options setting . When using an IntelliDry cycle , the control dial Extended Wrinkle Out should point between " More Dry " and " Less Dry " for Wrinkle Out is provided to minimize wrinkles in the most loads . IntelliDry Wrinkle Free Fabrics cycle . This feature pro - Loads of larger or bulkier size may require the " More vides an extra 60 minutes of unheated tumble action at Dry " setting to completely dry the load . The " Less the end of the cycle . Clothes can be removed any time Dry " setting is best suited for lightweight fabrics or for during this portion of the cycle . The additional 60 min - leaving some moisture in the clothing at the end of the utes of unheated tumbling can be cancelled by turning cycle . the selector knob to OFF . IntelliDry Regular Fabrics End of Cycle Signal The IntelliDry Regular Fabrics cycle is designed to dry When the cycle is complete , a signal will sound several most cottons and linens . At the end of the cycle , the times . The End of Cycle Signal volume is adjustable . To load is cooled for approximately 10 minutes to reduce adjust the volume , select any setting between Off and wrinkling . Loud . IntelliDry Wrinkle Free Fabrics Remove load immediately to reduce wrinkling . The InteUiDry Wrinkle Free Fabrics cycle is designed to dry wrinkle free cottons , synthetic fabrics , double knits and permanent press fabrics automatically . At the end of the cycle , the clothes are cooled for approximately 20 3
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Cydes and options may vary by model . Wrinkle Release will release wrinkles from items that minutes to reduce wrinkling . If the load is not removed are clean and dry but only slightly wrinkled , such as from the dryer and Extended Wrinkle Out On has been from a crowded closet or suitcase , or from sittix _ in the selected , the cycle wil ! advance to WRINKLE OUT dryer too long after the cycle has ended . Wrinkle which provides additional unheated tumbling time . Release provides 10 minutes of tumbling followed by ( See Step 2 ) . five minutes of cool - down tumbling and can be used Time DrylAir Fluff with any temperature selection . This cycle can be used to regulate the drying time . Use with Air Fluff , Low , Medium or Regular temperature settings . For timed drying , turn the control dial clock - Step wise until the pointer points to the proper time setting in the Tinae Dry / Air Fluff cycle . Push the Control Dial in to Start Push the control dial in to start the dryer . The dryer door must be closed for the dryer to start . Special Options Damp Dry is located on the Time Dry / Air Fluff section of the dial . It is designed to partially dry items and can be used with any temperature selection . Damp Dry will provide 20 minutes of tumbling time , followed by 5 minutes of cool - down tumbling . 4
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Operating Tips Load the Dryer Properly Clean the Lint Filter • Place only one washload in the dryer at a time . • After each load . • Mixed loads of heavy and lightweight clothes will • To shorten drying time . dry differently . Lightweight clothes will dry , while • To operate more energy efficiently . heavy clothes may be damp . • Add one or more similar items to the dryer when only one or two articles need drying . This improves the tumbling action and drying efficiency . • Overloading restricts tumbling action , resulting in uneven drying as well as excessive wrinkling of some fabrics . [ ] Care & Cleaning Replacing the Drum Light Control Panel 1 ) Unplug or disconnect the dryer from the power Clean with a soft , damp cloth . Do not use abrasive sub - stances . supply . 2 ) Lift top of dryer by inserting a putty knife under top , Tumbler 4 " in from each side . Remove any stains ( such as crayon , ink pen or fabric dye ) with soap and water . Then tumble clean old tow - 3 ) Rotate bulb holder to vertical position before remov - els or rags to remove any excess stain . ing bulb . Cabinet 4 ) Push bulb down and rotate counterclockwise to Wipe off any marks with soap and water . Use an appli - remove . ance wax once a year if desired . 5 ) Replace with a 25 watt , 115 / 125 volt twist lock utili - Dryer Exhaust System ty light Part No . 53 - 0570 or equivalent . Place bulb in Inspect and clean once a year to maintain optimum per - socket , push down and rotate clockwise . formance . The outside exhaust hood should be cleaned Rotate bulb holder to horizontal position . 6 ) more frequently to ensure proper operation . ( Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information . ) 7 ) Place top of dryer back in original position . Make sure metal tabs hold top in place . 8 ) Reconnect dryer to power supply . 5
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Dryer Exhaust Tips Do Don't Read the installation instructions Let a poor exhaust system cause and the user's guide . slow drying . Do Let your dryer exhaust the Don't air easily . - - - - - - - Restrict your dryer with a poor exhaust system . Don't Do Use plastic , thin foil or Use 4 inch diameter non - metal rigid metal duct . flexible duct . Never use lint - trapping screws . m m _ _ m Don't Do Use longer Keep duct runs than necessary as straight as duct runs with possible . many elbows . Allow Do crushed or Clean all old ducts Don't Q clogged ducts before installing your new and vent . dryer . Be sure vent flap opens and closes freely . 6
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Before You Call Check the following if your clothes dryer . . • Doesn't Run • Be sure the door is shut . • Is the electTical cord plugged in ? • Has a fuse blown or the circuit breaker t _ ipped ? • Push the Control dial in again ff the door was opened during the cycle . Doesn't Heat • Has a fuse blowa or the ch _ it b _ eake _ tfipp _ ? • Select a heat setting , not ai _ tlu _ . • Check that the gas supply Is on for gas dryers . Doesn't Dry Properly * Check all of the above , plus . . . • Check the exhaust hood outside the house , does it open and close freely ? - Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct . * Use rigid 4 " metal exhaust duct . Do not overload . 1 wash load = I dryer load . . Sort heavy items from lightweight items . - Check the washer to be sure it is draining properly to extract water from the load • Clothes load is too small to tumble properly Add a few towels . Is Noisy • Check the load for objects such as coins , nails , etc _ Remove promptly frem dryer . * The dryer should be level and installed on a solid floor . Control Knob Advances Slowly • This is normal operation for an IntelliDry cycle , especially at the beginning of cycle . Once the load begins to d _ the control knob will start to advance The rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle becau _ there is more moisture in the load . As the load becomes more dry , the control knob will advance more quickly . For farther assistance contact Ma _ . g Appliances Sales Company , Maytag Customer Assistance : U . S . 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 or Canada 1 - 800.888 - 2002 ILS . customers using TrY for deaf , heoring impained or speech impaired , call 1 - 800 - 688 - 2080 . 7
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Performa by Maytag Clothes Dryer Warranty FULL ONE - YEAR WARRANTY Any part which fails in normal home use du _ ing the first year after the date of original fetal ! pttrchase will be repaired or _ placed free of charge . This fixll warranty applies when the appliance Lqlocated in the United States or Canada . Appliances located elsewhere are warranted as follows : For one year after the date of original retail purchase any part which fails in normal home use will be _ lgred or provided free o _ charge [ or the part itself with the owr _ er paying all other costs , including labor , mileage , and transportation . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state , TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased , or call Maytag Appliances Sales Company , Maytag Customer Assistance Should you not receive sahsfactory warranty serv - ice , please call or write : Maytag Appliances Sales Company Attn : CAIR _ Center EO . Box 2370 Cleveland , TN 37320 - 2370 U . S . 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 Canada 1 - 800 - 688 - 2002 U . S . Customers using TTY for deaf , hearing impaired or speech impaired , call 1 - 800 - 688 - 2080 . When contacting Maytag Appliances Sales Company , Maytag Customer Assistance about a servace problem , please mdude the following ( a ) Your name , address and telephone number ; ( b ) Model number and serial number ( found on the front panel of the door opening ) of your apphance ; ( c ) Name and address of your dealer and the date the appliance was purchased ; ( d ) A " cleardescription of the problem you are having . ( e ) Proof of purchase What is not covered by these warranties : 1 . Condihons and damages resulting from any of the 4 Products purchased for commeroaI or industrial use . following . 5 . The cost of service or service call to : a . Improper installation , delivery , or maintenance . a . Correct installahon errors b . Any repair , mochhcation , alteration or adjustment b Instruct the user on proper use of the product . not authorized by the manufacturer or an authorized c . Transport the appliance to the servicer . servicer 6 . Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any c . Misuse , abuse , accidents , or ura : easonable use . person as a result of any breach of these warranties . d . Incorrect electric current , voltage or supply . e Improper setting of any control Some states do not allow the exclusion or hrattation of con - 2 Warranties are void ff the original serial numbers have sequential or incidental damages , so the above exclusion been removed , altered , or cannot be readily determined . may not apply . 3 Light bulbs . User's Grades , servme manuals and parts catalogs are avadable from Maytag Apphances Sales Company , Maytag Customer Assistance 8
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