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Care And Cleaning - Kenmore C8909 Use & Care Manual

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Care and Cleaning

- FIRE HAZARD - A clothes
dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer
must be connected to an outdoors exhaust.
Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust open-
ing and remove any accumulation of lint
around the opening and in the surrounding
Clean the lint fi lter after
every load.
Do not store or place laundry
products on top of dryer at any time. They can
damage the fi nish or controls.
To reduce risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety Instructions and
those listed below.
Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
electrical shock hazards.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning the dryer interior. Haz-
ardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
Clean the lint fi lter after every load. Lint build-up on the fi lter restricts air
fl ow, which causes longer drying times. The fi lter is located at the bottom
of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and
replace the fi lter.
Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint fi lter and/or moisture
sensing bars from using dryer-added fabric softener sheets. To remove this
build-up, wash them with warm, soapy water. Dry the fi lter thoroughly and
replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint fi lter in place.
If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the
drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove
cleanser residue before drying the next load.
Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet
interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time.
An excessive amount of lint build-up could result in ineffi cient drying and
possible fi re hazard.
Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers.
If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach (1 part
bleach to 8 parts water). Rinse several times with clear water.
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and
mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
When cleaning chrome parts use a window cleaner with ammonia or mild
soap and water.
Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fi berboard un-
der the front leveling legs to prevent damage to the fl oor.


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