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Care And Cleaning - Kenmore 417. Series Use & Care Manual

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Care and Cleaning

Clean lint screen after every load.
Do not store or place laundry products
on top of dryer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions, pages
3-4, 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 dryer interior.
Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
Inside
Clean the lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen restricts
air flow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the
bottom of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint
and replace the screen.
Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using dryer-
added fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen
in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer
without the lint screen 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 inefficient drying and
possible fire hazard.
Outside
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 [1/2 cup
(120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter) 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.
Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor.
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