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Maytag Neptune TM Dryer MD - 6 DRYER USER'S GUID Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Cover Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 2 Dryer Exhaust Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Operating " 13ps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Controls At A Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 6 Special Laundry 13ps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Replacing Drum Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Reversing the Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Before You Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dryer Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Page _ _ Yra _ KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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Model : MD4000 Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Important Safety Welcome and congratulations on Notice & Warning . . . . . . . . . your purchase of a Maytag Neptune The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic dryer ! Your complete satisfaction is Enforcement Act of 1986 ( Proposition 65 ) requires the very important to us . For best Governor of California to publish a list of substances results , we suggest reading this known to the State of California to cause cancer or material to help acquaint you with reproductive harm , and requires businesses to warn cus - proper operating and maintenance tomers of potential exposures to such substances . procedures . Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the burn - Should you need assistance in the future , it is helpful to : ing of gas can result in low - level exposure to some of 1 ) Have complete model and serial number identifica - the listed substances , including benzene , formaldehyde tion of your dryer . This is located on a data plate in the and soot , due primarily to the incomplete combustion of lower center of the door opening . natural gas or liquid petroleum ( LP ) fuels . Exhaust ducts should be kept free of obstructions and properly Model Number exhausted dryers will minimize exposure . W , a . RNING _ For your safety , the Serial Number information in this manual must be fol - lowed to minimize the risk of fire or explo - sion or to prevent property damage , per - sonal injury or death . 2 ) IMPORTANT . " Keep this guide and the sales receipt Do not store or use gasoline or other in a safe place for future reference . Proof of origi - flammable vapors and liquids in the nal purchase date is needed for warranty service . vicinity of this or any other appliance . - WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS Do not try to light any appliance . Do not touch any electrical switch . If you have questions , write us ( include your model Do not use any phone in your number and phone number ) or call : building . Maytag Appliances Sales Company Clear the room , building or area of Attn : CAIR TM Center all occupants . EO . Box 2370 Immediately call your gas supplier Cleveland , TN 37320 - 2370 from a neighbor's phone . Follow 1 - 888 - 462 - 9824 USA & CANADA the gas supplier's instructions . 1 - 800 - 688 - 2080 USA TTY ( for deaf , hearing impaired or speech impaired ) If you cannot reach your gas suppli - ( Mon . - Fri . , 8am - 8pm Eastern Time ) er , call the fire department . Internet : http : / / www . maytag . com Installation and service must be per - For service and warranty information , see back page . formed by a qualified installer , service agency or the gas supplier . NOTE : In our continuing effort to improve the quality of our appliances , it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide . Llame al telefono 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 si desea instrucciones en Espafiol de este folleto .
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Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ k WARNING _ To reduce the risk of fire , electric shock or injury to persons when using your appliance , follow basic precautions , including the following : 1 . Read all instructions before using the appliance . 11 . Keep the area around the exhaust opening and sur - 2 . To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion : rounding areas free from lint accumulation , dust and dirt . a . Do not dry items that have been previously The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct should be cleaned in , washed in , soaked in , or spotted with 12 . cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel . gasoline , dry - cleaning solvents , other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors 13 . This appliance must be properly grounded . Never that could ignite or explode . Any material on plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is which you have used a cleaning solvent , or which not grounded adequately and in accordance with is saturated with flammable liquids or solids , local and national codes . See installation instruc - should not be placed in the dryer , until all traces tions for grounding this appliance . of these flammable liquids or solids and their 14 . Do not sit on top of the clothes dryer . fumes have been removed . There are many high - ly flammable items used in homes , such as : ace - _ IL W . _ NING - - DO not place into your tone , denatured alcohol , gasoline , kerosene , some dryer items that have been spotted or liquid household cleaners , some spot removers , soaked with vegetable oil or cooking oil . turpentine , waxes and wax removers . Even after being washed , these items may b . Items containing foam rubber ( may be labeled contain significant amounts of these oils . latex foam ) or similarly textured rubber - like The remaining ' Oil can ignite Spontaneously . materials must not be dried on a heat setting . The potential for spontaneous ignition Foam rubber materials when heated , can under increases when the items containing veg - certain circumstances produce fire by sponta - etable oil or cooking oil are exposed to neous combustion . heat Heat sources , such as your clothes 3 . Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance . dryer , can warm these items , allowing an Close supervision of children is necessary when the oxidation reaction in the oil to occur . appliance is used near children . Oxidation creates heat . If this heat cannot 4 . Before the appliance is removed from service or dis - escape , the items can become hot enough carded , remove the door to the drying compartment . to catch fire . Piling , stacking or storing these kinds of items may prevent he _ from 5 . Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is mov - ing . escaping and can create a fire hazard . 6 . Do not install or store this appliance where it will be All washed and unwashed fabrics that con - exposed to the weather . tain vegetable oil or cooking oil can be dan - 7 . Do not tamper with controls . gerous . Washing these items in hot water with extra detergent wiil reduce , but will 8 . Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recom - not eliminate , the hazard . Always use the mended in published user - repair instructions that Cool down ' cycle for these items tOer reduce the items temperature . Nev you understand and have the skills to carry out . remove these items from the clothes dryer 9 . Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate hot Or interrupt the drying cycle until the static unless recommended for dryer use by the items have run through the " cool down " manufacturer of the fabric softener or product . cycle . Never pile or stack these items when 10 . Clean the lint screen before or after each load . they are hot . Save These Instructions 2
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_ Dryer Exhaust " tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WARNING m Plastic or nonmetal flexible duct presents a potential fire hazard . I Do Don _ Read the installation instructions Let a poor exhaust system cause and the user's guide . slow drying , Do G Let your dryer exhaust Don't the air easily . Restrict your dryer with a poor exhaust system . Don't Do Use plastic , thin foil , or non - Use 4 inch diameter metal flexible rigid metal duct . Tape all joints . duct . Never use lint - trapping screws . I II I CI I Don't : r ¸ : : J ! i : : Use longer than Keep duct runs necessary duct runs with many as straight as • possible . elbows • © Allow crushed or tclogged Clean all old du _ Don ' 0 ducts and vent . before installing y0Ur new 3
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Operating Clean the Lint Filter . . . • after each load . • to shorten drying time . • to operate more energy efficiently . NOTE : Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter in place . Load the Dryer Properly . . . • by placing only one wash load in the dryer at a time . • avoid very small loads or mixing heavyweight and lightweight clothes . • when only one or two articles need drying , add a few similar items to improve tumbling and drying efficiency . Add A Fabric Softener Sheet . . . ( If Desired ) • after loading the dryer . • to control static cling . • before the load becomes warm . This helps prevent greasy - looking softener stains . • and remove any used softener sheets from the dryer to prevent greasy - looking softener stains . Check the Moisture Monitor . . . Indicator lights in the moisture monitor will display NOTE - The top mOnitor ! ight may nOi blink when when an lntelliDry cycle is in operation . The top light small loads of heavy _ bu _ itemS are dried , SUch as will blink on and off . As loads dry , there will be longer large rugsTor sweatersl pauses between each blink . No lights will display during Time Dry . The bottom light in the monitor will remain on until the cool down portion of the cycle starts . During cool down the dryer continues to tumble the load in unheated air to help minimize wrinkling . 4
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Controls At A Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Features may vary according to model . Step 0 Select Cycle lnteUiDry WRINKLE FREE FABRICS with Press Care automatically Senses the moisture in the load and shuts off when the selected dryness level is reached . It minimizes wrinkles in synthetic fabrics such as acrylic , nylon , polyester or blends by providing extended C0ol down tumbling of the load in unheated air at the end of the cycle . Simply set the COntrol to the desired dryness level ( more dry ' less dry ) . The triangle symbol , & , between more dry and less dry is the initial preferred setting for the majority of loads : : TEMPERATURE OPTIONS MOISTURE MONITOR START ON MORE _ ' f _ REGULAR ULTRA CAREoFFi ! m LESS [ i ! MEDIUM O ULTRA . . . . . . / rite / AIR FLUFF PRESS CARE WRINKL FABI OFF _ with Pr _ [ _ MavrAG nE _ tbnE i Step 0 Select Temperature Step 0 Select Options ULTRA CARE ; ON - overrides the infinite temperat : contrO ! , Proyiding the ! 0W _ Stbe _ ed _ temperature poI , sibie . ( ULTRA CARE temperature is 10werthan DELiCATi ULT _ CARE OFF _ allows fo ; : fUiit _ m _ er _ i _ gange Regular through Delicate _ * The ULTRA CARE light wii ! illuminate whefi _ e ULTRA CARE 0 6Pti0n _ Sse ! ected , : i DELICATE 2for he _ t sensitiVe items labeled PRESS cARE ON - pr0 _ ides approximaieiy 20 minutes i " Tumbie Dry Low , Or " Tumbie Dry Warm " i tumbling in unheated air after the Wrinkle Free Fabri _ cycle to prevent wrinkling . AIR FLUFF ] tumbles without heat . Used for PRESS CARE OFF - cancels the additional tumbling i sensiti _ ioads Or items needing freshening . unheated air . 5
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Note : The dial can be turned in either direction to select a cycle . Once started , the dial will not advance at a specific rate during the InteUiDry cycles . At first the dial may not advance at all . Toward the end of the cycle ( when the load begins to dry ) the dial will advance at a more regular rate and much more quickly . This is normal operation . IntelliDry I _ GUL _ au [ omatica ! ! y , _ VS the mOisture in T _ - DRY ! A ! R ! % t _ F : may : be the load : _ d siiuts : bff : when _ e selected Bess level is : selected for " i _ _ : . _ lpad ' if ! the . : _ reached . This Cycle is designed for loads such as towels , : ih ; ielliDry _ S : efis ° r " ¢ system _ " is ' n _ i " • d " underwear , t - shirts , jeans , etc . Set the control to the desired • eslred . ' Set the contro ! to the dryness level ( more dry - less dry ) . The triangle symbol , & , • * * desired number Of minuteS _ . . . . . between more dry and less dry is the initial preferred setting . o for the majority : of loads / • 0 IntelliDry l : REGULAR OFF MORE DRY PRESS CARE OFF LESS DRY COOL DOWN LESS DRY : E MORE DRY OFF • Step 0 End of Cycle Signal Step 0 Press Start 6
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Special Laundry Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please follow the care label or manufacturer's instructions for drying special items . If care label instructions are not available , use the following information as a guide . • Follow the care label instructions or dry on the Regular cycle . Bedspreads & Comforters • Block into shape and be sure the item is thoroughly dry before using or storing . • Dry only one blanket at a time for best tumbling action . Blankets • Be sure the item is thoroughly dry before using or storing . * J e o * * * * * , ° * , to ° * o , e , * , * , o e , . ° * w Curtains • Use the Wrinkle Free Fabrics cycle to help minimize wrinkling . & Draperies • Dry these in small loads for best results and remove as soon as possible . . ° * , eoo . me * * . ooe Jm . * Joel * . ie _ , . . • Use the Regular cycle to make diapers come out soft and fluffy . Cloth Diapers _ to * o . oo * * . Be _ o . . . ooel . . lotl . . * , • Use the Regular cycle and a delicate temperature setting . Down - filled Items ( jackets , sleeping bags , • Place a clean pair of sneakers in the dryer with the item to fluff the down com - comforters , etc . ) forters , etc . Adding a couple of dry towels shortens dry time and absorbs mois - ture . • o ° ° eo * * ° , t _ , . ° , , * * , • * e _ * t • t * * el Foam Rubber • DO NOT dry on a heat setting . Use the Time Dry / Air Fluff ( no - heat ) cycle . ( rug backs , stuffed toys , • _ WARNING - Drying a rubber item with heat may damage it or be a fire certain shoulder pads , etc . ) hazard . • DO NOT dryer - dry kapok or foam pillows . Pillows • Use the Regular cycle . • Add a couple of dry towels and a pair of clean sneakers to help the tumbling action and to fluff the item . * o * * , . ° _ , _ ° . . * e * * , • _ * el ° . * * tet ° * Plastics • Use the Time Dry / Air Fluff cycle on a Delicate or Air Fluff temperature depend - ( shower curtains , outdoor ing on the care label instructions . furniture covers , etc . ) ° o ° ° ° ° • ° ° . ° ° . • ° ° ° • ° ° • ° ° ° ° ° Avoid Dryer Drying . . . • Fiberglass Items ( curtains , draperies , etc . ) • Woolens , unless recommended on the label . • Vegetable or cooking oil soaked items . ( See pg . 2 ) 7
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Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Control Panel - clean with a soft , damp cloth . Cabinet - wipe off any marks with soap and water . Do not use abrasive substances . Dryer Exhaust System - should be inspected and Tumbler - remove any stains ( such as crayon , cleaned once a year to maintain optimum perfor - mance . The outside exhaust hood should be cleaned ink pen or fabric dye ) with an all purpose cleaner . Then tumble old towels or rags to more frequently to ensure proper operation . ( Refer to remove any excess stain or cleaning substance . the Installation Instructions for more information . ) Replacing Drum Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instructions for replacing the bulb : 1 ) Unplug or disconnect the dryer from the electri - 5 ) Replace the bulb with a 120 volt , 10 watt max - cal power supply . imum candelabra base light bulb . 2 ) Open the door and use a Phillips screwdriver to 6 ) Turn the light bulb clockwise into socket . remove the screw attaching the lens to the tum - 7 ) Replace lens cover by hooking plastic tabs into bler front . tumbler front below the light housing . 3 ) Remove lens cover by pulling cover toward cen - 8 ) Reinstall the screw into the lens cover screw ter of tumbler . hole . 4 ) Rotate bulb counter - clockwise to remove from 9 ) Reconnect dryer to power supply . socket . Reversing the Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directions for reversing the dryer door . 1 ) Remove the hinge hole covers and screws . Move the door catch cover to the opposite side . 2 ) While supporting the door , remove 2 screws in the hinges that secure the hinges to the cabinet . 3 ) Remove door by lifting slightly at the hinges and pulling the hinge tabs out of the hinge slots . 4 ) Move the following parts to the opposite side of the door : 2 hinges and 4 hinge screws , 4 door screws , door strike and screw , inner door cover plate and screw . 5 ) Attach the door to the opposite side of the cabinet using the 2 counter sunk hinge screws . ( See below ) . Screw the lower hinge screw in first . This will help to align the door and hinges . 6 ) Replace the hinge hole covers to the opposite side . Door Catch Counter Sunk Screw _ - _ t . ° . . . . . . . . . . - t Door Cover _ Strike i . _ _ 2g _ 2Z222 _ g _ ggl . . . . . _ - Door _ " _ Screws 8
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Before You Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Be sure the door is latched shut . • Be sure the power cord is plugged into a live electrical outlet . Doesn't Run • Check the home's circuit breaker and fuses , • Press the START button again if the door is opened during the cycle . eQl * loeoag , let t , * iooet o * o oet t . t e or * it , e o , . eo , t , * eoo o * , , oeQt , . t , e e * ° , , , e , * , , e * * , , , o * . . _ it e t . . _ * i oee * o • Check the home's circuit breaker and fuses . • Select a heat setting , not air - fluff . Doesn't Heat • On a gas dryer , check that the gas supply is on . • Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct . eol , , , oot i . f oe _ e t * m * o w eot • . to om * * et * De i g t * * ° ot oo * , i g o * olloo * t * a i oet * , . oet _ meoot t d , ° wl _ l * ogool * _ . • Check all of the above , plus . . . Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close freely . • Use 4 " rigid metal exhaust duct . • Do not overload . 1 Wash load = 1 Dryer load . Doesn't Dry Sort heavy items from lightweight items . • Check that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from the load . Clothes load is too small to tumble properly . Add a few towels . • Check the load for objects such as coins , loose buttons , nails , etc . Remove promptly . Is Noisy • Be sure the dryer is leveled properly as outlined in the installation manual . • Be sure the rubber feet are installed on the leveling legs . • This is normal operation for an lntelliDry cycle , especially at the beginning of the cycle . Once the load begins to dry , the control knob will start to advance . The Control Knob rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle because there is Advances Slowly more moisture in the load . As the load becomes more dry , the control knob will advance more quickly . F _ further assistance , call Maytag C _ st _ mer Service t _ l - free at1 _ 88 - 4 . MAFTAG ( 1 - 888 - 462 _ 9824 ) . TTY for deaf , , hearing impaired or speech impaired , Call 1 ' 800 : 688,2080 . 9
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[ _ " C _ imiDl rying Accessories ooaeeeoooeeeooooooeooooe Jooeoooooeooe , oaooo A drying rack is available for items that you don't want to tumble dry ; for example , sneakers , washable sweaters , stuffed toys or pillows , etc . See your Maytag dealer for details . 10
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Clothes Dryer Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full One Year Warranty For one ( 1 ) year from the date of original retail purchase , any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge . Limited Warranty After the first year from date of original retail purchase , through the time periods listed below , the parts designated below which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itselL with the owner paying all other costs , including labor , mileage and transportation . Second Year - All parts . Third Through Fifth Year - Dryer tumbler . Additional Limited Warranty Against Rust - Through Should an exterior cabinet , incIuding the door , rust through during the one year period starting from the date of retail pur - chase , repair or replacement will be made free of charge . After the first and through the tenth year , repair or replacement will be made free of charge for the part itself , with the owner paying all other costs , including labor , mileage and trans - portation . Please Note : This fall warranty and the limited warranties apply when the dryer is located in the United States or Canada . Dryers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranties only , including parts which fail during the first two years . Canadian Residents This warranty covers only those dryers installed in Canada that have been listed with Canadian Standards Association unless the dryers are brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada . The specific warranties expressed above are the ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state . To Receive 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 at the number listed below . Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service , please call or write : Maytag Appliances Sales Company Attn : CAIR sMCenter P . O . Box 2370 Cleveland , TN 37320 - 2370 U , S , or Canada ( toll - free ) 1 - 888 - 462 - 9824 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 service problem , please include the following : ( a ) Your name , address and telephone number ; ( b ) Model number and serial number ( found on the lower center of the door opening ) of your appliance : ( c ) Name and address of your dealer and the date the appliance was purchased ; ( d ) A clear description of the problem you are having . ( e ) Proof of purchase . What is not covered by these warranties : 1 . Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following : 4 . Products purchased for commercial or industrial use . a . Improper installation , delivery , or maintenance . 5 . The cost of service or service call to : b . Any repair , modification , alteration or adjustment not autho - a . Correct installation errors . rized by the manufacturer or an authorized servicer . b . Instruct the user on proper use of the product . c . Misuse , abuse , accidents , or unreasonable use . c . Transport the appliance to the servicer . d . Incorrect electric current , voltage or supply . 6 . Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as e . Improper setting of any control . a result of any breach of these warranties . 2 . Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequen - removed , altered , or cannot be readily determined . tial or incidental damages , so the above exclusion may not apply . 3 . Light bulb User's Guides , service manuals and parts catalogs are available from Maytag Appliances Sales Company , Maytag Customer Assistance . MAYTAG • One Dependability Square ° Newton , Iowa 50208 Form No . 336CMA Part No . 6 3711880 , , * htt p : / / www . maytag . com JN LithoU . S . A .
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