Dryer Care - Kenmore 6012 Use & Care Manual

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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.
2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
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" in the Installation Instructions.
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
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.
Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Reinstall
screen in dryer.

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