User Manual Maytag MEDX550XW Bravos X' Electric Dryer

Maytag MEDX550XW Bravos X' Electric Dryer - Use Manual - Use Guide PDF.
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ELECTRONIC DRYER USE AND CARE GUIDE

CONTROL PANEL & FEATURES

Not all features and options are available on all models. Appearance may vary

1. POWER/CANCEL BUTTON

Press to turn the dryer on and off.

2. DRYER CYCLE KNOB

Use your Dry 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.

3. START/PAUSE BUTTON

Press to start a cycle, or press once while a cycle is in process to pause it.

4. MODIFIERS AND OPTIONS

Temp Level
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.
NOTE: The Air Dry Temp Feature is not available on the Sensor Cycles.

Wrinkle Prevent Feature
When you are unable to remove a load of clothes from the dryer as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. The WRINKLE PREVENT feature periodically tumbles, rearranges, and fluffs the load to help keep wrinkles from forming.

  • Get up to 60 or 150 minutes for models with two choices, 90 minutes for models with only one choice of heat-free, periodic tumbling at the end of a cycle. Press the WRINKLE PREVENT button to turn ON or OFF at any time before the cycle has ended.

Timed Dry (for use with Timed Cycles only)
Will run the dryer for the specified time on the control. Depending on model, temperature may be selected on the cycle knob or may be located on a separate control.

5. SIGNALS

Damp Dry Signal (for use with Sensor Cycles only)
Selecting the Damp Dry Signal will alert you when your clothes are approximately 80% dry. This is useful when you want to remove lightweight items in a mixed load to avoid overdrying or remove partially dry items that may need ironing.

End Signal
The End Signal produces an audible sound when the drying cycle is finished. Promptly removing clothes at the end of the cycle reduces wrinkling.
Press END SIGNAL until the desired volume (High or Low) is selected.
NOTE: When the Wrinkle Prevent setting is selected and the End Signal is on, the tone will sound every 20 minutes until the clothes are removed, or the Wrinkle Prevent setting ends.

6. CYCLE STATUS LIGHTS

Lights indicate the progress of the drying cycles.

7. INTELLIDRY™

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

CYCLE GUIDE

CYCLE GUIDE — SENSOR DRY CYCLES

Not all cycles and settings are available on all models. Settings and options shown in bold are default settings for that cycle.

SENSOR DRY CYCLE - 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 varies based on fabric type, load size, and dryness setting. Depending on model, temperature may be selected on cycle knob or be a separate control.

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.

CYCLE GUIDE — TIMED DRY CYCLES

Not all cycles and settings are available on all models. Settings and options shown in bold are default settings for that cycle.

TIMED DRY - Will run the dryer for the specified time on the control. Depending on model, temperature may be selected on cycle knob or be a separate control.

Setting the Drying Temperature

If your dryer has multiple heat settings:
A High heat setting may be used for drying heavyweight items such as towels and work clothes.
A Low to Medium heat setting may be used for drying mediumweight items such as sheets, blouses, dresses, underwear, permanent press fabrics, and some knits.
Use a no heat (air dry) 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 straight up. 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. Do not overload the dryer; clothes should be able to tumble freely

3. Press POWER/CANCEL


Press the POWER/CANCEL button to turn on the dryer.

4. Select the desired cycle


Select the desired cycle for your load. See the “Cycle Guide” or the display for more information about each cycle.

5. Setting modifiers


The default cycle settings will be shown. For some cycles, you may select alternate settings by pressing the button for that setting. Time adjusts for Timed Cycles only.
NOTE: Not all modifiers are available with all cycles.

Temp Level
Press the TEMP LEVEL button to change the drying temperature from the default setting.

Wrinkle Prevent feature

  • Get up to 60 or 150 minutes for models with two choices, 90 minutes for models with only one choice of heat-free, periodic tumbling at the end of a cycle. Press the WRINKLE PREVENT button to turn ON or OFF at any time before the cycle has ended.
  • The WRINKLE PREVENT feature is preset to “OFF.” If selected for other cycles, the WRINKLE PREVENT feature setting will remain “ON” the next time that cycle is selected.

6. Select cycle options (if desired)


Add additional options by pressing the button.
NOTE: Not all options and settings are available with all cycles.

7. Press START/PAUSE to begin cycle


Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the cycle.

8. Remove garments promptly after cycle is finished


Promptly remove garments after cycle has completed to reduce wrinkling. Use the Wrinkle Prevent feature to avoid wrinkling when you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon as it stops.

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 door opening of the dryer. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.

To clean:

  1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint.
  2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.

IMPORTANT:

  • 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.
  • 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

Install and store your dryer where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your dryer. If storing or moving your dryer during freezing weather, winterize it.

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

Moving Care

For power supply cord-connected dryers:

  1. Unplug the power supply cord.
  2. Steam models only: Shut off water faucet.
  3. Steam models only: Disconnect the water inlet hose from faucet, then drain the hose. Remove the hose from the back of the dryer. Transport hose separately.
  4. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
  5. Use tape to secure dryer door.