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kogan 7kg Heat Pump Dryer KA7HPUMDRYA Manual

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Kogan 7kg Heat Pump Dryer Instruction Manual


General Safety Warnings

WARNING! Fire Hazard

  • Only dry fabrics that have been washed with water.
  • Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials.
  • Do not stop a tumble clothes dryer before the end of the drying cycle unless all items are removed and spread out in order to dissipate the heat.
  • A clothes dryer produces combustible lint; the lint filter must be cleaned before each drying cycle.
  • Failure to follow the warnings outlined in these user instructions can cause a fire hazard.
  • Read all instructions carefully, even if you are quite familiar with the appliance. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or personal injury.

When using this appliance always exercise basic safety precautions including the following:


  • Do not use outdoors as this appliance is designed for indoor use only.
  • The tumble dryer is intended only for drying textile material which has been washed in water.
  • Undergarments that contain metal reinforcements should not be placed in the dryer. Damage to the dryer can result if the metal reinforcements come loose during drying. If you wish to dry these items, please use a drying rack or place in a garment bag.
  • Check and remove all objects from clothing pockets, for example coins, lighters and matches.
  • The maximum mass of dry textile material is seven kilograms. Do not overload your dryer.
  • Never dry rubber articles, or any plastic items or film, eg plastic lined tablecloths and baby bibs.
  • Clothes should go through the cool down/airing phase in the final part of the cycle. This ensures items are left at a temperature where they will not be damaged. If for any reason the dryer is stopped before the cycle has finished, dry clothes should be removed immediately and not left in the dryer. Clothes should be quickly spread out to be flat allowing heat to dissipate and clothes to cool. Avoid leaving clothes bunched up i.e. in a clothes basket.
  • This dryer has been designed for domestic use only, not for commercial applications, where there may be increased lint accumulation or flammable materials in the atmosphere or load.
  • Do not operate this product without the lint filters in place or allow lint to accumulate in or around the dryer.
  • Only operate the appliance on a dry, level surface. Sinks, drainboards or uneven surfaces must be avoided.
  • This dryer is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the dryer by a person responsible for their safety.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the dryer.
  • Unplug the machine from the power supply when it is not in use.
  • Do not operate the appliance if the power cord or plug is damaged, if it malfunctions or if it is dropped or damaged in any manner. Please contact our after sales service team.
  • Do not allow the power cord to over-hang the edge of a table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not operate or place any part of the appliance on or near any hot surfaces.
  • Do not swing or put weight on the door.
  • Your dryer is designed to stop operating in the event of power outage. When power is resumed, the machine will remain off until the `POWER’ button is pressed. To restart the dryer, press `POWER’ , select your drying cycle and touch .
  • Never attempt to repair the dryer yourself.
  • The only user-removable parts of the dryer are the drain hose, lint filter, drying rack, condenser filter and the water tank. No other parts are designed to be removed by anyone other than an Authorized Repairer.
  • For problems that cannot be solved from information in this User Guide, turn off and unplug your dryer and contact an Authorized Repairer.
  • When disposing of the dryer, it is recommended that the door is removed to avoid children getting trapped inside, and that the electrical cable is cut off close to the dryer.

IMPORTANT! We do not recommend the use of extension cords or portable electrical outlet devices for safety reasons. If you are using an extension cord or portable electrical outlet device (eg multilocked outlet box) ensure that it is positioned so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture.


  • Accumulated lint in the dryer can become a fire hazard; it also reduces the efficiency of the dryer by causing longer drying times and increased power consumption.
  • Clean the lint filters after every load and ensure lint filters are clean and empty before beginning any new load. Allow for the appliance to cool before cleaning.
  • Ensure the area around the dryer is clear of lint.
  • At regular intervals have the interior of the dryer cleaned of any accumulated lint.

IMPORTANT! To reduce the risk of fire in a tumble dryer the following should be observed:

  • Items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable oil or cooking oil are a fire hazard and should not be placed in a tumble dryer.
  • Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when exposed to heat sources such as a tumble dryer. The items become warm causing an oxidation reaction in the oil. This oxidation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape the items can become hot enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing oil-affected items can prevent heat from escaping creating a fire hazard.
  • If it is unavoidable that fabrics that contain vegetable oil, cooking oil or have been contaminated by hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer, they should first be washed in hot water with extra detergent ­ this will reduce, but not eliminate the fire hazard. The cool down cycle of the dryer should be used to reduce the temperature of these items. They should not be removed from the tumble dryer and piled or stacked while hot.
  • Items that have previously been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with flammable liquids or solids, eg petrol/gasoline, kerosene, dry cleaning solvents, vegetable or cooking oil, acetone, denatured alcohol, some brands of spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers or other flammable or explosive substances should not be placed in a tumble dryer.
  • Never dry unwashed items in the tumble dryer.
  • The dryer is not to be used if industrial chemicals have been used for cleaning.
  • Fabric softeners or similar products should not be used in a tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of static electricity, unless this practice is specifically recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener product.
  • Rubber backed articles, foam rubber (latex foam), clothes or pillows fitted with foam rubber pads, fiberglass, shoes containing rubber, shower caps, babies waterproof napkin covers and waterproof textiles should not be dried in the dryer. These materials can when heated produce fire by spontaneous combustion.

• Extreme care must be taken when disposing of your old appliance to avoid hazards.


Please pay attention to use the drying machine if the materials of your clothes can not be dried by it or contain the symbols as follows:

Quick Start Guide


  • Check the lint filter is clean and the water tank is empty before every load. Ensure both are replaced correctly before using your dryer. The lint filter indicator will be on when the machine is on as a reminder to check the lint filters.
  • Sort and load items into the dryer drum, ensuring no items are in the way of the door. Close the door (you will hear it click shut).
  1. Press `On/Off’ to activate your dryer.
  2. Select your desired drying cycle by turning the Program Selection Dial.
  3. Select your preferred drying options, using the buttons on the right hand side of the panel (if you wish to select options different from the default options for the cycle).
  4. Touch the `Start/Pause’ button to start the cycle.

Product Overview


  1. Control Panel
  2. Door
  3. Air Inlet
  4. Handle
  5. Maintenance Cover
  6. Container
  7. Power Cord
  8. Drum
  9. Lint Filter



  1. Program Selector Knob
  2. Function LED Indicators
  3. Delay
  4. Child Lock (see page X)
  5. Anti-crease
  6. On/Off button
  7. Start/Pause button
  8. Power Indicator

Installation Instructions

Please read and follow the `Safety and warnings’ and `Installation instructions’ sections carefully before using your dryer!

Move your packaged appliance carefully and note the front, back and sides as indicated on the appliance box. If the dryer cannot be transported in the erect position, the dryer should be slanted at less than 30° from the right hand side (when viewed from the front).

If the dryer needs to be placed at an angle for moving, only angle towards the right hand side (when viewed from the front). If the dryer has not been transported as described, leave it standing upright for at least one hour before turning on. Accessories Please check you received the following accessories with your dryer. You will find them inside the drum:

• 1 x Bypass hose (drain hose)
• 1 x Installation instructions and user guide

To ensure the best performance from your new dryer please follow the instructions below.

Removing the packaging

  1. Remove the outer packaging (including the polystyrene packer and plastic wrapping). All packaging must be removed prior to use.
  2. Tilt the machine backwards and `walk’ it off the base one foot at a time. Not doing so may cause damage to your floor and dryer.
  3. Remove all packaging and accessories from inside the drum and ensure you remove protective covers from door and console.


  • Ensure packaging materials are kept out of reach of children, as bags present suffocation risks.
  • Please help protect the environment and dispose of the packaging from around the dryer in an environmentally friendly manner.

Give some consideration to the location/position of your dryer and follow the following important requirements:

  • The dryer must be installed in a well-ventilated and dust-free environment.
  • The dryer must not be installed on any textured floor coverings (eg carpet, rugs) to ensure that openings at the base of the machine are not obstructed. For this reason, you must not remove the feet.
  • To keep vibration and noise to a minimum during use, please ensure that the floor is solid and level.
  • Air must be able to circulate freely all round the appliance. Do not obstruct the front air inlet or the air intake grills at the back of the machine.
  • Do not install the dryer behind a lockable door, sliding door, or behind a door where the hinge is on the opposite side to that of the dryer in such a way that the full opening of the door is inhibited. Ensure the dryer door can always be opened fully.
  • It is recommended that, for your convenience, the machine is positioned close to your washing machine.


Your dryer can be installed one of two ways, either freestanding, or stacked on top of a compatible Kogan front loading washing machine.

The dryer stands on the floor and can easily be moved into position. Follow the installation position guidelines.

Your dryer has been designed to be able to be stacked on top of a compatible Kogan front loading washing machine. A stacking kit MUST BE USED between the products and fitted correctly to the washing machine and dryer, as per the stacking kit instructions. Contact the Kogan after sales service team to inquire about purchasing the stacking kit.

  1. Move the machine into the desired position. Do not lift the dryer by the top panel.
  2. Have a minimum clearance on all sides of at least 20 mm.
  3. Install the machine on a stable and level floor (if not stacking on top of a front loading washer).
  • Do not install your dryer in such a way that the dryer door cannot be opened fully.
  • Do not install the dryer outside, in a damp place, where there is a risk of freezing, where it may be rained on, in direct sunlight or close to a source of heat.
  • Do not place your machine on top of its power cable.

It is IMPORTANT to level the machine to ensure the machine runs efficiently with minimal noise. The dryer should be levelled in as close to its final position as possible so it stands balanced evenly on all four feet. Ensure the dryer does not rock in any direction.

The dryer comes with four adjustable feet, wind all four feet up or down until the dryer is correctly level. Use a tool as required, to assist with unscrewing or screwing the legs. A spirit level can also assist with this process. The machine is considered level when the bubble sits in the center (i.e. within the two lines or the circle), when the spirit level is placed flat on top of your dryer, in the directions from:

  1. left to right,
  2. back to front and
  3. corner to corner.

1. Remove the drain hose from the hose connector using pliers. (Fig. 1) 2. Insert the external drainage hose. (Fig. 2) 3. Put the hose holder on the washing basin or any other sink. (Fig. 3)

Never unscrew the feet completely from their housings.

Note: after levelling, the corners of the dryer cabinet should be clear of the floor and the machine must not rock in any direction.
The dryer is equipped with a condenser unit which accumulates water during the drying cycle. This water is collected in the removable water tank located at the top left of the dryer. The accumulated water must be emptied after each drying cycle.

However you can also set up your dryer to drain automatically using the bypass hose (drain hose) provided.

  1. Remove the drain hose from the hose connector using pliers. (Fig. 1)
  2. Insert the external drainage hose. (Fig. 2)
  3. Put the hose holder on the washing basin or any other sink. (Fig. 3)

Getting Started

Once your dryer is installed, please follow these steps before first use.

  1. Place a small amount of fabric (such as clean rags) into the drum.
  2. Plug the dryer into it’s power point and switch the power point on.
  3. Press the On/Off button.
  4. Select the Refresh Program, press the Start/Pause button.
  5. After the completion of this program, please follow the “Cleaning and Care” Instructions within this user manual, to clean the lint filter.


  • Before drying clothes, ensure that they have been thoroughly spun within the washing machine to remove as much water as possible. This will reduce the drying time and save energy consumption.
  • Before drying, please close any zips, hooks and eyelets, button up, tie fabric belts, etc.
  • Avoid over drying the clothes, as this can lead to creases and/or shrinkage.
  • Do not dry the articles containing rubber or similar elastic materials such as raincoats, bicycle covers, etc.
  • The door can be opened only after the program of the drying machine is completed. Do not open the door before the program finished, as the skin may be scalded by steam or a hot surface.
  • Clean the lint filter and empty the water container after each use.
  • The compressor and heat pump during operation will create some noise which is entirely normal.
  • Please choose the related program designed for your relevant clothes choice.

The weight references as follows

Operating Your Dryer


  1. Press the On/Off button. The LED display will switch on to indicate the dryer is on.
  2. Rotate the drying program knob to select your desired drying program.
  3. As additional options, you can select Delay, or Anti-crease functions.
  4. To begin drying using your selected settings, press the Start/ Pause button. The dryer door will lock and begin it’s program.

NOTE: Occasionally during operation the spinning drum may pause for approximately 40 seconds during the drying procedure, but the LED display will continue as normal. The dryer is automatically adjusting in this time and will continue operation.


  1. The drum will stop spinning at the completion of the program. The LED display will remain alight and a brief audible sound will indicate the program is complete. Both the “Filter” and “Full” LED indicators will remind you to clean the lint filters and water container. The dryer will start Anti-crease function if you don’t remove the clothes in time. Please press the On/Off key to cut off power and remove the plug from your power point.
  2. If there is an unexpected error or malfunction, the dryer will pause and alert you to an issue. In this case, please deal with the problem according to the “Troubleshooting” section.

Delay Function

  1. Load your laundry and make sure the dryer door is closed.
  2. Press the On/Off button, then turn the program selector knob to select your desired program.
  3. You can select the Anti-Crease function according to your need.
  4. To press the Delay button.
  5. Continue to press the Delay to select the delay time.
  6. After the Start/Pause button is pushed, the dryer is at the run condition. The drying procedure will be automatically performed when the delay time is over.
  7. If you push the Start/Pause button again, the delay function will be paused.
  8. If you want to cancel the “Delay” function, please press the On/ Off button.

Anti-Crease Function
At the end of the drying cycle, the anti-crease operation time is 30 minutes (default) or 120 minutes (selected).

The Anti-Crease LED shall light when the anti-crease function is selected. This function prevents the laundry from creases. The clothing can be removed during the anti-crease phase and all other drying programs except for Cool, Refresh, Warm 30′ and Warm 60′.


  1. This machine incorporates a special child safety lock, which can prevent children from carelessly pressing buttons or changing the selected settings.
  2. When the dryer is in operation, press both the Anti Crease and Delay buttons at the same time for 3 seconds to turn on the child lock function. When the child lock function is set, no buttons or dials can alter the selected settings, except the On/ Off button. To deactivate the Child Lock, simply press both the Anti-Crease and Delay buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

Program Table


  1. Cotton + Extra was used for AS/NZS energy program.
  2. The programs above are only recommended for using, users can choose the appropriate program according to the personal habits. Thick and multi-layered fabrics, e.g. bedlinen, jeans, jackets etc., are not easy to dry and we recommend choosing the Jeans program combined with the maximum drying intensity level.
  3. As the uneven material, thick and multi-layered clothes are not easy to dry, it is better to choose the appropriate time drying program to dry them if some parts of the clothes still damp after program finished.

Cleaning and Maintenance


Follow this process to empty the dryers’ water collection tank.

  1. Hold and pull out the water tank with two hands.
  2. Tilt the water tank to pour the waste water into your sink.
  3. Re-install the water collection tank into your dryer by sliding into its housing.


  1. Remember to empty the water container after each use. Note: If the water container reaches maximum capacity during operation, the drying program will pause and the Full LED indicator will be displayed to alert you to empty the container. Once the container has been emptied and re-installed, the dryer can be restarted by pressing the Start/Pause button.
  2. Never drink the condensed water or use within food processing.
  3. Do not operate the dryer without the water container installed, unless the bypass hose (drain hose) has been installed.

It’s important that after every use the lint filter located inside the door is emptied and cleaned. Follow this process:

  1. Open the door.
  2. Remove the filter by pulling it upwards.
  3. Open the filter and clean by removing any lint which has accumulated within. You can use your hands or a cloth to gently wipe the lint filter.
  4. Close the lint filter and reinstall into its position just inside the door.

It’s important that after every four or five uses, the base filter is checked and cleaned. Follow this process:

  1. Open the maintenance cover.
  2. Unscrew both locking levers toward each other and remove the base filter.
  3. Clean the filter completely by wiping with a cloth.
  4. Re-insert the base filter and lock in place with the locking levers.
  5. Close the maintenance cover until it locks into position.


  • Failure to clean the filters of accumulated lint will block the air circulation and effect the performance of your dryer (in terms of drying time and energy consumption). It can also present a fire risk!
  • Always disconnect the power cord before commencing cleaning and ensure the dryer has cooled down from any recent operation.
  • Never operate the dryer without the filters installed correctly!
  • Clean the filter after each use to prevent lint accumulation inside the dryer.


Depending on the amount of use (based on regular weekly use we recommend this process is undertaken every two months), remove the fluff from the heat exchanger using a sponge or soft brush. Note the lint can be removed more easily by using a slightly dampened sponge. Always use gloves.


If you use your dryer frequently (i.e. several times each week), we recommend that you wash the air condenser every 3 months. This is a fragile component so please be careful not to damage the air condenser during cleaning.
Please follow these steps:

  1. Allow the dryer to cool down.
  2. Place an old towel down on the floor near the maintenance cover, as residual water may flow out.
  3. Open the maintenance cover.
  4. Open both the locking levers by unscrewing toward each other.
  5. Remove the Air Condenser.
  6. Clean the Air Condenser with water only and avoid using sharp edged objects. Allow the Air Condenser to thoroughly drain and dry.
  7. Re-install the Air Condenser and lock in place with the levers.
  8. Close the maintenance flap until in locks in to place.


Your dryer is capable of diagnosing a number of its own problems. It will sound a continuous series of beeps and display a code to alert you that it has a problem that you can correct yourself. To stop the beeps sounding, press any button on the control panel. Please do not try to continue your drying cycle once you stop the alert. You must address the problem the dryer is alerting you to by referring to this chart.

If you are unable to address your fault by the troubleshooting steps below, please contact our after sales service team on 1300 2 KOGAN (56426) for further advice.



Technical Data

Contains fluorinated greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol. Hermetically sealed.


  1. The rated capacity is the maximum capacity. Please make sure that the dry clothes which are loaded to the appliance do not exceed the rated capacity each time.
  2. Do not install the tumble dryer in a room when there is a risk of frost occurring. At temperatures around freezing point the tumble dryer may not be able to operate properly.
  3. There is a risk of damage if the condensed water is allowed to freeze in the pump, hoses and/ or condensed water collection tank.



This document sets out the terms and conditions of the product warranties for Kogan Australia Appliances. It is an important document. Please keep it with your proof of purchase documents in a safe place for future reference should you require service for your Appliance.

  1. In this warranty
    (a) `acceptable quality’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same meaning referred to in the ACL;
    (b) `ACL’ means Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No.2) 2010;
    (c) `Appliance’ means any Kogan Australia product purchased by you accompanied by this document;
    (d) `ASR’ means Kogan Australia authorized service representative;
    (e) `Kogan Australia’ means Kogan Australia Pty Ltd of 139 Gladstone St, South Melbourne VIC 3205, ABN 53 152 570 351 (“Kogan Australia”) in respect of Appliances purchased in Australia;
    (f) `major failure’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same meaning referred to in the ACL and includes a situation when an Appliance cannot be repaired or it is uneconomic for Kogan Australia, at its discretion, to repair an Appliance during the Warranty Period;
    (g) `Warranty Period’ means:
    (i) where the Appliance is used for personal, domestic or household use (i.e. normal single family use) as set out in the instruction manual, the Appliance is warranted against manufacturing defects in Australia for 24 months following the date of delivery of the Appliance;
    (h) `you’ means the purchaser of the Appliance not having purchased the Appliance for re-sale, and `your’ has a corresponding meaning.
  2. This warranty only applies to Appliances purchased and used in Australia and is in addition to (and does not exclude, restrict, or modify in any way) any non-excludable statutory warranties in Australia.
  3. During the Warranty Period Kogan Australia or its ASR will, at no extra charge if your Appliance is readily accessible for service, without special equipment and subject to these terms and conditions, repair or replace any parts which it considers to be defective. Kogan Australia or its ASR may use remanufactured parts to repair your Appliance. You agree that any replaced Appliances or parts become the property of Kogan Australia. This warranty does not apply to light globes, batteries, filters or similar perishable parts.
  4. Parts and Appliances not supplied by Kogan Australia are not covered by this warranty.
  5. If you reside outside of the service area, you will bear the cost of:
    (a) travel of an authorized representative;
    (b) transportation and delivery of the Appliance to and from Kogan Australia’s ASR, in all instances, unless the Appliance is transported by Kogan Australia or its ASR, the Appliance is transported at the owner’s cost and risk while in transit to and from Kogan Australia’s ASR.
  6. Proof of purchase is required before you can make a claim under this warranty.
  7. You may not make a claim under this warranty unless the defect claimed is due to faulty or defective parts or workmanship. Kogan Australia is not liable in the following situations (which are not exhaustive):
    (a) the Appliance is damaged by:
    (I) accident
    (ii) misuse or abuse, including failure to properly maintain or service
    (iii) normal wear and tear
    (iv) power surges, electrical storm damage or incorrect power supply
    (v) incomplete or improper installation
    (vi) incorrect, improper or inappropriate operation
    (vii) insect or vermin infestation
    (viii) failure to comply with any additional instructions supplied with the Appliance;
    (b) the Appliance is modified without authority from Kogan Australia in writing;
    (c) the Appliance’s serial number or warranty seal has been removed or defaced;
    (d) the Appliance was serviced or repaired by anyone other than Kogan Australia, an authorized repairer or ASR.
  8. This warranty, the contract to which it relates and the relationship between you and Kogan Australia are governed by the law applicable where the Appliance was purchased.
  9. To the extent permitted by law, Kogan Australia excludes all warranties and liabilities (other than as contained in this document) including liability for any loss or damage whether direct or indirect arising from your purchase, use or non use of the Appliance.
  10. For Appliances and services provided by Kogan Australia in Australia, the Appliances come with a guarantee by Kogan Australia that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the Appliance repaired or replaced if the Appliance fails to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. The benefits to you given by this warranty are in addition to your other rights and remedies under a law in relation to the Appliances or services to which the warranty relates.
  11. At all times during the Warranty Period, Kogan Australia shall, at its discretion, determine whether repair, replacement or refund will apply if an Appliance has a valid warranty claim applicable to it.
  12. To enquire about claiming under this warranty, please follow these steps:
    (a) carefully check the operating instructions, user manual and the terms of this warranty;
    (b) have the model and serial number of the Appliance available;
    (c) have the proof of purchase (e.g. an invoice) available;
    (d) telephone the numbers shown below.
  13. You accept that if you make a warranty claim, Kogan Australia and its ASR may exchange information in relation to you to enable Kogan Australia to meet its obligations under this warranty.

IMPORTANT Before calling for service or spare parts, please ensure that the steps in point 12 have been followed.

Please call 1300 2 KOGAN (56426)

The Australian Consumer Law requires the inclusion of the following statement with this warranty: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.



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