User Manual Maytag MEDC200XW CENTENNIAL ELECTRIC DRYER

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CONTROL PANEL & FEATURES

1. CYCLE KNOB

Use 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. On some models, temperature is included in the cycle selections. Drying time and temperature will depend on your dryer model.

SENSOR DRY/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 temperature setting.

WRINKLE PREVENT Feature (on some models)

The WRINKLE PREVENT feature will run after your drying cycle is complete. It periodically starts and stops the dryer, tumbling the load without heat to help avoid wrinkling.

On some models, WRINKLE PREVENT automatically starts at the end of the cycle. Opening the door will stop this feature.

NOTE: A signal will sound periodically when the WRINKLE PREVENT setting is selected, but only if the End of Cycle signal is also selected.

2. TEMPERATURE / FABRIC

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.

3. PUSH TO START/END OF CYCLE SIGNAL

The End of 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 END OF CYCLE SIGNAL knob to select the desired setting (On or Off). Press the PUSH TO START knob to start the dryer.

CYCLE GUIDE

SENSOR DRY/AUTOMATIC DRY

Senses moisture in the load or air temperature and shuts off when the load reaches the selected dryness level. Choose ENERGY PREFERRED cycle for optimal energy savings. Not all cycles and settings are available on all models. Settings and options shown in bold are default settings for that cycle.

Items to dry:

Dryness Level:

Temperature

Fabric:

Available

Options:

Cycle Details:

Jeans, heavy work clothes, towels

More or Very Dry Energy Preferred Less Dry

High Heavy

or

High Heat

End of Cycle Signal Wrinkle Prevent

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

More or Very Dry Energy Preferre Less Dry

Medium Casual

or

Low Heat

End of Cycle Signal Wrinkle Prevent

Casual, shirts, pants, lightweight items, synthetics, delicates, athletic wear

More or Very Dry Energy Preferred Less Dry

Low Delicate

or

Low Heat

End of Cycle Signal Wrinkle Prevent

NOTE: If loads do not seem as dry as you would like, select More 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.

TIMED DRY

Will run the dryer for the specified time on the control. Not all cycles and settings are available on all models.

Items to dry:

Cycle:

Temperature:

Available

Options:

Cycle Details:

Heavy or bulky items

High Heat

High

End of Cycle Signal

Completes drying if items are still damp.

Any load

Freshen Up

Any

End of Cycle Signal

Use low to medium temperature to smooth out wrinkles, such as those found in clothes packed in a suitcase or in items wrinkled from being left in the dryer too long.

Rubber, plastic, heat sensitive fabrics

Timed Dry or Air Fluff

Air Fluff or No Heat

End of Cycle Signal

No heat drying.

Setting the Drying Temperature

If your dryer has multiple heat settings:

A High Heavy temperature setting may be used for drying heavyweight items such as towels and work clothes.

A Low Delicate to Medium Casual temperature setting may be used for drying medium-weight items such as sheets, blouses, dresses, underwear, permanent press fabrics, and some knits.

Use the Air Fluff (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.

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.

3. Select the desired cycle

Select the desired cycle for your load. See the Cycle Guide for more information about each cycle.

SENSOR DRY/AUTOMATIC DRY Cycles

You can select a different dryness level, depending on your load, by turning the knob to dryness level.

Selecting Very or More Dry, Energy Preferred, or Less Dry automatically adjusts the dryness level of the fabrics at which the dryer will shut off.

SENSOR DRY/AUTOMATIC DRY cycles give the best drying in the shortest time. Drying time varies based on fabric type, load size, and dryness setting. 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.

Very or More Dry removes more load moisture. Energy Preferred is used for a starting point for SENSOR DRY/AUTOMATIC DRY cycles.

4. Set temperature (on some models)

Select temperature by turning the knob to the desired position or select the Automatic Dry Cycle that has the temperature included in the cycle selections.

NOTE: Not all options and settings are available with all cycles. TEMPERATURE / Fabric

Turn the TEMPERATURE / Fabric knob to change the drying temperature setting. See "Setting the Drying Temperature".

5. Select End of Cycle Signal (if desired)

Turn the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL knob to select the desired setting (On or Off). The End of Cycle Signal produces an audible sound when the drying cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of the cycle reduces wrinkling.

6. Press PUSH TO START to begin cycle

Push and hold the PUSH TO START knob to begin the cycle.

DRYER CARE

Cleaning the dryer location

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 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 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:

  • Do the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
  • If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See "Venting Requirements."

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.

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.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If you experience

Possible Causes

Solution

Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long

Lint screen clogged with lint.

Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.

The Air Fluff cycle 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 grille.

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 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.

Dryer located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C).

Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).

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 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5" (127 mm). See "Installation Instructions".

Dryer will not run

Door not closed completely.

Make sure the dryer door is closed completely.

PUSH to START knob not pressed firmly or held long enough.

Press and hold the PUSH to 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 four 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, the valve is open on the supply line.

Incorrect power supply.

Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.

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 SENSOR DRY/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.

Use a cycle with Wrinkle Prevent to tumble the load without heat to avoid wrinkling.

Dryer tightly packed.

Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely and reduce formation of wrinkles.

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 were 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 Temperature/Fabric control was set to 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.



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